Envisioning a new “future”

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

As vaccinations progress in various countries around the world, there are signs of a brightening outlook. However, the situation remains unpredictable, with infections continuing to rise in some regions. The pandemic has brought restrictions to various aspects of everyday life, which we can assume will continue in a repeating cycle. It is a given that we must consider how to move forward toward a better society. In this context, we can sense that people around the world increasingly feel a need for greater emphasis on sustainability.

The pandemic has exposed the underlying contradictions of society. NTT DATA is working to use information technology to resolve these contradictions. Forging links between as-yet unconnected services in different industries can enable greater inclusion of the perspectives of ordinary people and help to enrich their lives. This is a direction that we want to pursue. In addition, we see many areas in which information technology can contribute to the creation of a sustainable world. This is particularly true of the rapidly increasing need to address climate change and decarbonization. On the face of it, there might not appear to be a strong correlation between decarbonization and IT. But together with our customers, we aim to create innovations that utilize IT and make a significant contribution to reducing the environmental burden. Going forward, we must keep this perspective firmly in mind.

To work for the benefit of every member of society. And to protect this environment in which we live.

Day in, day out, NTT DATA is working toward the realization of a new future society.

Yo Honma

Representative Director, President and Chief Executive Officer

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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