Japan's largest “Japan Federation of IT Organizations (IT Federation)” aiming to build the world's highest level of IT society while developing IT human resources is the main domestic IT-related 53 organizations (approximately 5000 member companies, total number of employees) It was born on July 22, 2016.Mr. Wataru Hasegawa, President of KCG Group (General Association of Regional Information Industry Associations = ANIA = President, President of Kyoto Prefectural Information Industry Association) is appointed as the Representative Director / First Vice Chairman.Masaaki Tateishi Associate Professor of Kyoto University of Information Sciences (Vice Chairman and Executive Director of Japan Internet Providers Association) became a director.The representative director and chairman is Gaku Miyasaka President and Representative Director.The new organization will focus on promoting education for IT human resource development, which is becoming a problem due to chronic shortages, and will actively make proposals regarding deregulation while realizing interactive communication with the government. As the pillar of the activity.
Despite the fact that the IT industry will play a role in driving Japan's future economic growth, the shortage of human resources is serious. The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry stated that 590,000 people were lacking in 2030, and that the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications The goal is to create 2 million people.In addition, national policies related to IT are different from other industries in Japan, such as the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, and the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, and IT-related organizations are also under the umbrella of their respective ministries. It is the current situation that exists.The launch of the new organization aims to strengthen the recommendations to the government by calling on these IT organizations to form powerful organizations.Main activities ▽ Activities related to IT education promotion ▽ Activities related to IT human resource development ▽ Cooperation with IT, government, related organizations, etc., information exchange, opinion expression and statements ▽ Cooperation with overseas IT related organizations, opinion exchange ▽ Activities for strengthening cyber security ▽ Collaboration between members and information exchange-
On that day, there was a general assembly and board meeting at the Keidanren Kaikan in Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo. At a subsequent press conference, the representative director and chairman Miyasaka explained the purpose of establishing the IT Federation.After that, there was a social gathering and greetings by Mr. Shigeru Ishibuchi, Minister for Regional Revitalization (Minister for Extraordinary Missions of the Cabinet Office), and celebrated the birth of the IT Federation with the start of a toast by representative director and vice president Hasegawa.The members confirmed that they would form a scrum for the development of Japan's IT industry while continuing deep exchange.