ITpreneurs, a leading provider of IT training content and services, has won the prestigious Deshima Business Award within the small and medium-sized enterprises category.
This prestigious award is presented by the Netherlands Chamber of Commerce in Japan (NCCJ) to Dutch companies in recognition of outstanding business development achievements biennially. ITpreneurs accepted the award on 29 October at the Deshima Business Awards Ceremony in Tokyo.
The panel of judges were impressed with ITpreneurs role in supporting the adoption of frameworks such as ITIL®, PRINCE2® and Business Information Management (BiSL®) in Japan. These frameworks, originally developed in Europe, including The Netherlands, are applied in many aspects to enable better IT management and IT governance. ‘”We are very pleased to have contributed to projects, such as the smart cities development project, using the IT management frameworks. We are extremely honored to receive this prestigious award and the credit goes to all those involved. We will continue to serve the community and help strengthen the relation between The Netherlands and Japan,” says Katsushi Yaginuma, Managing Director of ITpreneurs Japan/Asia Pacific Inc.
Earlier this year, in July, Katsushi Yaginuma visited The Netherlands with a delegation from the City of Aizu-Wakamatsu and the University of Aizu-Wakamatsu. The delegation was led by the mayor of Aizu-Wakamatsu, mr. Shohei Muroi. During this visit, the City of Utrecht and the Dutch Tax and Customs Administration presented their experiences with BiSL for improving their business data management and business information management.
About Deshima Business Awards
Established in 2000, with the support of the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Japan, the awards recognize the business achievements and contributions of Dutch companies in Japan. It is meant to raise the awareness of trade and investment opportunities in Japan for Dutch enterprises. The Deshima Business Awards are awarded biennially by the Netherlands Chamber of Commerce in Japan (NCCJ) and the Dutch and Japanese Trade Federation (DUJAT) to Dutch companies in recognition of impressive achievements in successful business development in the Japanese market. A mirror award was established in the Netherlands in 2006 by the Dutch and Japanese Trade Federation (DUJAT), based in Amsterdam, to honour the accomplishments of Japanese companies doing business in the country.