Cisco launches digitization program in Japan

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SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 12 (Xinhua) -- U.S. networking giant Cisco Systems, Inc. on Friday announced that the company and Japan unveiled a collaboration framework through its Country Digital Acceleration (CDA) Program to drive mass-scale digitization across Japan in support of its Society 5.0 vision and toward an inclusive recovery from the global COVID-19 pandemic.

The program in Japan was unveiled at a virtual event attended by Guy Diedrich, vice president and global innovation officer at Cisco, with remarks via video from Takuya Hirai, Japan's minister of state for digital transformation.

The CDA program is strategically aligned with the Japanese government's digital agenda and its Society 5.0 vision, which aims to stimulate Japan's economic growth, enhance the quality of life, and create a society where everyone can reap the benefits of digital transformation, the announcement said.

"In Japan, Cisco has been promoting a number of projects to support digitalization in areas such as IT talent development, network security, industry, government, education, and healthcare. This direction is exactly what we are aiming for," said Hirai.

"It is our responsibility to play a role in stepping up to the challenges of inequity, and to create new pathways to economic prosperity, spark new ideas and ignite innovation," said Guy Diedrich.

In collaboration with industry, academia and government, the Japan CDA program will accelerate various initiatives, with specific focus on areas such as secure public infrastructure, COVID-19 response and digital healthcare, supply chain, 5G infrastructure, and digital schools, according to the announcement. Enditem

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