While the IT market continues to grow rapidly, thanks to the evolution of technology, our lives have become vastly richer. However, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications of Japan forecasts that Japan will experience by 2030 a shortage of human resources in the field of information and communication technology (ICT), which may be as many as 790,000 people. This has engendered an urgent need to develop ICT human resource that can use cutting-edge technologies such as AI, IoT, and big data to create new services.
Against this backdrop, Ms. Rika Shirasaka of Hitachi Solutions Create, Ltd. carries out activities for conveying the appeal of ICT to high school students. In this article, we will take a look at Rika's recent challenge.