e-Japan OSC Foundation Reform Seminar held in Fukushima

On Friday, December 1, 2006, the "e-Japan OSC Foundation Reform Seminar in Fukushima -IT-based reforms with open standards implemented under the initiative of communities-" was held at the Auditorium of the University of Aizu. A total 50 individual such as members of local companies concerned, the general public, municipal employees, etc. participated in the seminar.
This seminar was sponsored by e-Japan Open Standard Consortium (hereafter referred to as e-Japan OSC), and co-hosted by the University of Aizu. Commentaries regarding definition of IT-based reforms of electronic local administration operated by open standards and how materialization of this plan could be conducted by the local communities were given, and a lively discussion regarding these themes followed. Shoujiro Nakamura, a representative manager of e-Japan OSC, provided a lecture and conducted a panel discussion, and Shigeaki Tsunoyama, the Chairperson of the Board of Executives of the University of Aizu, also provided a keynote lecture with a title of "university-industry cooperation at the University of Aizu."

e-Japan OSC currently consists of 8 companies: Adobe Systems Inc., AMD Japan, Ltd., Oracle Co., Jp., SAP JAPAN, Symantec Corp., Sun Microsystems, Inc., Miracle Linux Corp. and BearingPoint Co., Ltd. e-Japan OSC has the three following purposes:

  1. Spreading awareness regarding open standards and promotion of their widespread implementation
  2. Structural reforms of costs for construction and operation of electronic municipalities
  3. Nurturing of IT professionals from local communities and promotion of local industries

A scene from the Panel Discussion
Panel Discussion

Keynote Lecture by Shigeaki Tsunoyama, the Chairperson of the Board of Executives of the University of Aizu
Keynote lecture