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. We hold a variety of events from educational seminars to roundtable discussions, often in coordination with other influential organizations. ICA events are great places to network with other professionals in Japan. The ICA has an e-mail invitation list of over 1,500 IT professionals, business leaders, entrepreneurs and financial specialists in Japan and our events routinely attract 150 or more participants.
The ICA holds monthly dinner meetings with guest speakers and live demos of the latest technologies. The events begin with a networking cocktail party followed dinner. We allow time after the presentations for Q&A and additional networking. Our venue is the Foreign Correspondents Club of Japan in Yurakucho.
We also hold special educational workshops including the Project Management Interest Group (PMIG), which provides a forum for the exchange of information and ideas related to project management. Other seminars have included topics on Internet/network security, writing business plans to attract investors, product showcases from specific industries. Upcoming events will cover topics such as E-learning and Job Search.
In 1970, when the ICA first started it was called the “September Club” and described itself as an English language forum to “enable managers and professionals in the information processing field, as well as general business professionals, to keep informed of the changes in business-related technology.” In September 1977, the name was changed to the “International Computer and Information Processing Association of Japan” and was eventually shortened to its present form.