Envisioning a new “future”

Presenting NTT DATA’s vision for a new society and associated initiatives in the age of “life with the coronavirus”

With the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic, efforts to build a new society are accelerating around the world.

The society that NTT DATA envisions is one that evolves the rapidly progressing “online” world into a “new reality” that skillfully fuses with the conventional “real” world of flesh-and-blood human activity, thereby providing a “best mix” of both worlds that everyone can use freely to suit their purpose. (See “Proposal for an ‘Online First Society” with recommendation to “Build Back Better.”)

We believe that in order to achieve this, the drawing up of a complete picture of services that takes a bird’s eye view of society, and the securing and training of the personnel who will drive such services are indispensable.

In approaching these efforts, we ourselves at NTT DATA also intend to take initiative and make large contributions. Together with all of you, we will aim to realize this ambition, “creating a better society through information technology.” Under our unchanging conviction, NTT DATA will continue to draw up visions for the future and advance toward their realization.

Yo Honma

President and Chief Executive Officer, Representative Director

Realizing the New Society Envisioned by NTT DATA

At NTT DATA, we strive to realize a new society by resolving problems through our business and pursuing self-transformation.

Two keys to creating a new society
The importance of continuously creating and applying new mechanisms

At NTT DATA, we believe two factors are vital for the creation of a new society: “design” and “thorough application of system data.”

“Design” starts with considering the perspectives of consumers and others among society’s various stakeholders. It then moves to envisioning the mechanisms of an all-encompassing and integrated society by taking the concerns of each stakeholder into account.

On top of this, design that looks to the “thorough application of system data” is necessary for improving the value of created mechanisms and continuously evolving them into even better ones.

The mechanisms required will change constantly with time and circumstances.

Thus, stopping once a design is completed is not the way to bring about the desired future. What is needed instead is a continuously cyclical approach that includes application as well as unceasing reappraisal to enhance value.

The human assets needed to envision and realize a new society

Envisioning a new society and then translating it into reality by fully leveraging digital technologies will require “architects.”

We use the word “top architect” to refer to a person who sees things from a multidimensional perspective without being bound by conventional values, and who is capable of conceptualizing what an integrated society should look like.

“Architects” are abundantly experienced human resources who possess specialized knowledge, and it is they who will design specific mechanisms for the society that top architects envision and drive its actualization.

Top architects and a legion of architects, each possessing his or her own specialty. We believe the work of both will merge and create a new society for the future.
As a “team of architects” possessing expertise in diverse fields, NTT DATA will do its part to make this happen.

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