Welcome to the ICA

Established in 1970, the ICA (International Computer Association) has grown into one of Japan’s largest, most influential organizations covering Information Technology and Business in Japan. The ICA provides a forum for information exchange, networking, and identification of business expansion opportunities with many of the key movers and shakers in Japan. Read more about the ICA

[Nov 9th 2016] Addressing eCommerce complexities and challenges in business


2016_10_dantraskSpeaker:  Daniel Trask
Sysamic K.K

For the last thirty (30) years+ eCommerce has taken off with more organizations reliant on generating sales online, capturing customer data, analyzing this data and linking this to social media channels like Facebook. Most companies are facing dilemmas in generating the expected revenues and grapple with how to turn this around.

What are some of the challenges companies face with eCommerce. Is it the decision on which platform to use? SEO, SEM or Paid Advertizing? Channel segmentation with your CRM? or lack of overall eCommerce strategy?

Where and how does a business start to analysis a cost effective platform Vs a great user experience. How much should you invest?

[Sep. 9th, 2016] Tokyo Bay Cruise ICA Summer Networking


Two hour boat cruise in Tokyo Bay out past Haneda Airport. Come in a YUKATA to get in the JAPANESE SPIRIT. Two hours Nomihodai (all you can drink, no food included). Over 1,000 people aboard ship, ICA will reserve space on the top deck

Fun under the moon light in Tokyo Bay.

Escape the summer heat by joining us for a fun filled evening aboard ship cruising Tokyo Bay. Enjoy the elegant surroundings of the Tokyo night skyline while connecting with professionals and business executives from a variety of industries.

[Jul 21st, 2016] "Evolution of Blockchain to Disrupt Financial Services Industry"


201607_Takahiro_HatajimaSpeaker:  Takahiro Hatajima20160721_IMG_9670
Senior Consultant
IT Management Consulting Dept., Systems Consulting Division
Nomura Research Institute, Ltd.

Download the presentation here

The wave of digitalization is progressing. Our presenter will focus on the evolution of Blockchain.
How is Blockchain different to Bitcoin?  Whilst Blockchain is not just for bitcoins it is a software protocol of its own.
How has Blockchain been a differentiator in areas of distributed ledger?

Some areas to consider here are; rapid settlement of transactions, efficiency in terms of digitalization of assets, improved security, monitoring and auditability, reduced back office costs, almost real time reconciliation and many more distinct features.

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