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NEDO Held the "Cross-Ministerial Strategic Innovation Promotion Program (SIP)/Cyber-Security for Critical Infrastructure Symposium 2016"

December 5, 2016

On November 25, NEDO co-hosted the "Cross-Ministerial Strategic Innovation Promotion Program (SIP)/Cyber-Security for Critical Infrastructure Symposium 2016", for which NEDO serves as the secretariat, along with the Cabinet Office of the Government of Japan.

At the symposium, Naoyuki Iwashita, Deputy Director-General and Head of the Fintech Center in the Payment and Settlement Systems Department of the Bank of Japan, and Takeshi Tachi, Executive Director of Technology Services for the Tokyo Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, gave lectures on the importance of cybersecurity for critical infrastructure as guest speakers at the event. In addition, NEDO gave lectures and showcased posters and prototypes explaining the general plan and current situation concerning the "SIP/Cyber-Security for Critical Infrastructure", which provided participants with the opportunity for a useful exchange of views.

Approximately 180 people participated in the symposium. The symposium gathered various perspectives and generated significant interest regarding the importance of cybersecurity technology for critical infrastructure and exit strategies for commercial development among the participants.

  • NEDO Executive Director Sato at the podium
    NEDO Executive Director Yoshiteru Sato giving his speech
  • Executive Member of the Council for Science, Technology and Innovation Kyuma at the podium
    Executive Member of the Council for Science, Technology and Innovation Kazuo Kyuma giving his speech
  • Deputy Director-General Iwashita of the Payment and Settlement Systems Department of the Bank of Japan at the podium
    Deputy Director-General Naoyuki Iwashita of the Payment and Settlement Systems Department of the Bank of Japan delivering his keynote lecture
  • Executive Director of Technology Services Tachi of the Tokyo Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games at the podium
    Executive Director of Technology Services Takeshi Tachi of the Tokyo Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games delivering his keynote lecture