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

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

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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"

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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.

[Jun 22nd, 2016] "Moneytree in Japan: Bringing banks to technology, not technology to banks"

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201606_Paul_ChapmanSpeaker:  Paul Chapman
CEO, Moneytree K.K.

Download the presentation here!

Paul’s presentation will focus in the history and evolution of FinTech on Japan and abroad. Moneytree’s perspective is unique: an early Japanese FinTech player that counted Digital Garage Incubation among its seed investors; that, in October of 2015, became the first venture to secure simultaneous investment from all three of Japan’s Megabanks.

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