T Invited Speakers

WCTP 2014 — Workshop on Computation: Theory and Practice—
October 6 — 7, 2014, De La Salle University - Manila, the Philippines
Satellite Workshop: October 3, 2014, University of the Philippines Cebu

Invited Speakers

What is the career of IT engineers?

Chikako Morimoto, Ph.D

Department of Computer Science, Tokyo Institute of Technology

Chikako Morimoto received her MBA. from the University of Tsukuba in 2005, and a PhD in Systems Management from the University of Tsukuba in 2014. She is presently an associate professor at the Graduate School of Information Science and Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan. Her research interests include human resource development of IT industry and the relationships between communication skills and risk management in IT projects. She is a member of The Project Management Institute, The Society of Project Management in Japan, and The Japanese Society for Quality Control.


The environment of IT industry is changing. So, IT engineers need to develop their skill to fit environment. In Japan, IPA (Information Technology Promotion Agency) produced IT Skill Standards (ITSS). ITSS defined IT skill of IT engineers into 11 job categories and 7 levels. ITSS has been used in large companies, but it has not been utilized in small and medium-sized enterprises. I will report the issues and the usefulness of ITSS.