On April1, the CTC Group welcomed 287 new employees (non-consolidated: 154 employees). We will present the following message from the president at the welcoming ceremony today.
Working in Society with a Sense of Ethics
Hello, everyone. Congratulations on joining ITOCHU Techno-Solutions Corporation. On behalf of the ITOCHU Techno-Solutions ("CTC") Group, I offer a sincere welcome to you all.
You will probably work for about 50 years from today. The world’s population is about 7.7 billion people at present, and it is projected to increase 30% to 10 billion people in 2070, which is 50 years from now. On the other hand, it is forecast that the total population of Japan will decrease by half from the current 126 million people in 2070, and we will not be able to address this situation without the power of IT. We need to ensure that robots and AI, which are claimed to deprive us of jobs, play an active role.
The 20th century is said to have been the century of oil. One could say that the 21st century is the century of data or IT. You will take a leading role in IT.
Although IT has unlimited potential, it will have a significant impact on society, whether good or bad, such as singularity and cyber-attacks, depending on how it is used. Our mission is "Leveraging IT's potential to change the future for the Global Good." Please keep in mind that IT should be used to achieve an affluent society with a sense of ethics at all times.
I would like to ask two things of you.
First, please aim to become an undisputed professional in the area to which you are assigned. No matter what area you are assigned to, once you come to be recognized by the people around you and the customers in an area of which you are in charge, the way to your next step as a member of society will be paved. This is what working in society means.
And when you encounter an obstacle, please consult with your senior colleagues in each case. A company is a place for team play, and your individual problems are those of the organization.
Some 8,500 senior colleagues are looking forward to working with you. Please take on new challenges without fear and leap into your role as new colleagues.