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 today are becoming increasingly dire. In addition to various problems that have been revealed by the COVID-19 pandemic, we are also facing other challenges such as the pressing need to address the climate change.
Thus, companies are encountering ever-intensifying demand to provide and sustain value for the society and the environment as part of doing business.

For 34 years, our company, NTT DATA, has done business under our mission statement of “using information technology to create new paradigms and values, which help contribute to creating a more affluent and harmonious society.”
Information technology has progressed at a dizzying pace in the meantime, and today it has achieved speed and convenience for people's lives and businesses. Indeed, IT has become an indispensable part of our world.
We will also continue to see further evolution in digital technology, which will do more than making things faster and more efficient. It will also become a platform that helps each person live more comfortably, flexibly, and humanely. These are benefits that NTT DATA looks forward to.

Our aim at NTT DATA has never changed. We wish to enrich people's lives by bringing to bear today’s cutting-edge information technology.
Of course, we know that there are many things a single company cannot achieve on its own. So as interconnectivity grows among diverse stakeholders―from the basic organization level to the company level, from the company level to the industry level, and from the industry level to the intra-industry level―we look forward to creating new partners who share our orientation and working with them in tackling various problems.

At NTT DATA, we constantly ask ourselves these questions: What do we lack in our quest to make society more prosperous? And what efforts do we need to make toward this end? Our challenge is to find the answers.

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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