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Get Proactive: Managing Third-Party Vendor and Supply Chain Risk in a Digital World

By Edmund TribueVice President, Risk & Compliance, NTT DATA Services

As supply chains have steadily grown in sophistication and complexity, the accompanying risks have also increased – and as we’ve seen in recent years, disruptions can have far-reaching consequences. Effective third party vendor risk management and harnessing technology are both crucial in streamlining and strengthening global supply chains. But where should leaders start?

Turn Cloud Adoption into a Competitive Advantage

Cloud technologies are widely lauded for their sustainable cost advantages and built-in business flexibility, meaning that a shift to the cloud is often a key IT priority in increasing an organization’s competitiveness. However, an understanding of the growing ecosystem of technologies is a prerequisite for avoiding pitfalls – and cloud adoption must be carefully integrated into a holistic business transformation strategy to succeed.

Data Partnerships as an Engine of Growth

By Bill WilsonChief Sustainability Officer and Head of Data & Intelligence Solutions, NTT DATA UK

Modern digital platforms are hungry for data. Personalized digital experiences, accurate risk forecasting and powerful predictions that result in energy-efficient infrastructure all start with raw data. Greater situational awareness enables both faster responses to an uncertain business environment and leaner operations. But there’s a quiet technology transformation underway that allows organizations to reach for data beyond their boundaries as never before.

Co-Innovation: Delivering Growth Through Teamwork

By Harald RodlerHead of Innovation Management & Managing Director, NTT DATA Business Solutions

Innovation is well-understood as a business imperative, allowing nimble responses to quickly changing demands. What is less understood are the advantages of collaborative innovation, spanning not just silos within the business but in conjunction with outside partners. For any growth-focused organization, a teamwork-based approach to innovation offers benefits beyond the expected.

A Perspective on Harnessing the Potential of 5G

The advent of 5G networks has caused a great debate within the global telecommunications sector. The new generation of wireless networks is viewed as a savior by some, set to transform the industry back into a growth engine; to others, it looks to be another huge capital expenditure with an uncertain use case. For 5G to reach its full potential of becoming a significant revenue source, carriers need to adopt an ‘outside in’ approach to innovation.

Future Fit: Implementing Cloud-Based ERP the Right Way

By Ulrich KreitzHead of Managed Services Germany, NTT DATA Business Solutions

Enterprise Resource Planning is a key piece of the puzzle when it comes to turning operational excellence into competitive advantage. But as the cloud opens up opportunities, relationships between clients, services and suppliers are changing. As suppliers are being asked to accept more client risk, and own processes in the future, success in the new world will come from carefully building trust.

Why It Makes Business Sense to Protect and Restore Nature

By Eva ZabeyExecutive Director, Business for Nature

Business and nature are eternally and irreversibly linked. Corporations that transform their business models will gain a competitive advantage over those that do not advocate for nature. To take a leadership position in this realm, companies must Assess, Commit, Act and Advocate.

The Blue Economy: Combining Technology and Sustainability to Defend the Seas

By Maria Vittoria TrussoniHead of Sustainability & Green Tech, NTT DATA Italia , Martina MaffiolettiSoftware Developer Engineer & Sustainability Champion, NTT DATA Italy

Technological development is an important vehicle to achieve sustainability, but companies must open up to innovation. Developments in the Blue Economy – protecting our marine environment and sustainably using ocean resources for improved social and economic life – offer inspiring examples of how technology is helping to protect and enhance the most vital element of our planet’s natural resources.

Bold, Innovative Partnerships Can Drive Sustainability and Benefit Business, People and Planet

By David BlochCorporate Partnerships Director, WWF International

Businesses must be pioneers of a new development path that is just, equitable and puts people and nature first. Beyond ensuring their own operations are sustainable, businesses are primed to lead on rapid adaptation and the innovative solutions needed to drive change.

Culture and Commercialisation: The Best Way Forward For Fans, Hands Down

By Christoph SchindlerManaging Director, VfL Gummersbach Handball Club

The potential for digital technology to revolutionise how people interact with sport has been brought into sharp focus over the last year, with the pandemic forcing the industry to rethink how they provide the best service they can for fans. A German handball club has an inspiring story of how to reconcile old cultural values with new commercial demands.

Unlocking Potential to become an Organisational da Vinci

By Peter FiskGlobal thought leader and author of Gamechangers

One of the biggest challenges faced by leaders is connecting the diverse perspectives and skills inside, and outside, the organisation in order to focus innovation efforts. Peter Fisk, takes us through what we can learn from Microsoft’s renaissance under Satya Nadella.

The Age of Unlearning

By Duane HollandInnovator-in-Residence at UCL

As the world resets from a period of rapid change, business leaders must break legacy thinking or die. The unlearning curve is steep, but standing still and assuming tomorrow will look like today is a fallacy. The fastest to unlearn will win. Innovation alliances and ecosystems help business leaders to see themselves through others. At the dawn of the great reset, now is the time to let things go. If not now, when?

Open Innovation: the virtuous collaboration between companies, universities and startups

By Giorgio ScarpelliChief Technology & Innovation Officer, NTT DATA Italia

In the processes of conceiving and applying technological transformations, partnerships between universities and the business world have proved to be indispensable says Giorgio Scarpelli, Senior VP, Chief Technology & Innovation Officer at NTT Data Italy

Open Innovation & The Triple Win

By Tom WinstanleyCTO & Head of New Ventures, NTT DATA UK

Innovating with impact increasingly means creating and delivering new products, services and solutions that go well beyond the boundary of just one organisation. This takes open partnerships and collaborative execution, focusing on the Triple Win.

Lessons in Co-Creation from the Automotive Industry

By Ralf MalterMD & Chief Operating Officer, NTT DATA Germany

Businesses can’t innovate at speed if they work alone. In a post-Covid business landscape, agile companies innovate by embracing co-creation and the transparent exchange of ideas. Collaborations in the auto industry offer an inspiring example of how these strategic relationships can change the world.

Collaborating through Adversity

By Eddie CopelandDirector at London Office of Technology and Innovation

The London Office of Technology and Innovation (LOTI) connects the London’s 33 boroughs and during the pandemic has focused on three key areas of collaboration to help London - sharing knowledge, collaborating on new ideas and mitigating the risk of innovation.

The CXO Podcast: Happiness, Society & Collaborative Innovation

By Giorgio ScarpelliChief Technology & Innovation Officer, NTT DATA Italia , Luigino FiliceProfessor of Manufacturing Technologies at Calabria University

Beyond Borders: Innovating in an Interconnected World

By Simon WilliamsCEO NTT DATA UK

As our business, social and natural environments adapt to the shockwaves of the Covid-19 pandemic, never-before-seen collaborations between organisations have brought forth incredible advances in medicine and technology. Such innovations wouldn’t have been possible alone. Looking beyond the perimeter of the company to make strategic external connections is fundamental.