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

[Jul. 22nd, 2015] Replacing cash and protecting people utilizing smart phones


201507_Brian_Nelson Speaker: Brian Nelson
Co Founder and CEO, Director (Chairman of the Board) of BNC K.K

While mobile technology is integrated into ever day facets of living, suppliers are increasingly looking for ways to attract customers, boost
transactions, and improve the existing customer experience. Today, mobile commerce functionality is more than just delivering products from the store to the customer’s residence.

[Jun. 22nd, 2015] How has Open Source technology helped my Organization?


201506_Pieter_Franken Speaker: Pieter Franken
Chief Technology Officer, Monex, Inc

ICA Open Source Talk Slides

Many top executives view off the shelf products as being safer and carry low risk.

However in recent times, increased IT capital expenditure has forced organizations  to consider alternative technologies in an effort to extract maximum value from their IT budgets.

Businesses are looking hard at other benefits of open source, such as interoperability, flexibility, and access to the underlying code in their systems.

[May. 21st, 2015] Managing Across Cultures


201505_Rochelle_KoppSpeaker: Rochelle Kopp
Managing Principal of Japan Intercultural

Presentation Slides

Would you like to improve your business relationships and managerial impact in a multi-cultural workplace?  Are you seeing productivity losses due to cultural misunderstandings?  Do you believe your multi-cultural team could perform better and do more if everyone were aligned ?

If you're in a position where you're managing across cultures, you'll benefit from this presentation by Rochelle Kopp.