Envisioning a new “future”

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

The challenges our society faces are becoming increasingly dire. There are, of course, the various problems that have come to light against the backdrop of COVID-19. But we also face other challenges, such as the pressing need to address climate change.
Thus, more than ever before, companies must strike a balance between promoting their businesses and providing value for society and the environment.

Ever since its founding, NTT DATA has helped society and its customers grow under a corporate philosophy of “using information technology to create new paradigms and values, which help contribute to a more affluent and harmonious society.”
This is our basic stance, and it will remain so in the years to come. However, when we think about tackling social problems and creating new value to that end, we realize there are many things that a single company cannot achieve on its own. That is why NTT DATA will strive to create a society in which various stakeholders are connected―from the organizational level to the company-wide level, from the company level to the industry level, and from the industry level to the intra-industry level―while always looking at the world from the consumer’s perspective. And through this process, we will endeavor to resolve the myriad challenges before us.

Acquiring real-world abilities to make a greater contribution―this is NTT DATA’s quest.

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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