NTT Establishes NTT Innovation Institute, Inc. as its New R&D Center in North America
On April 1, 2013, NTT Innovation Institute, Inc. (NTT I3) was established in North America as a new research and development (R&D) center in line with NTT's "Toward the Next Stage" business strategy, which was announced on November 8, 2012. NTT I3 was established as a venue to speedily develop world-class security cloud technology and from which to supply the related services to the North American market, where the competition is the most intense.
At NTT I3, the aim is to develop services by combining the technical capabilities of the Institute with know-how (IP: intellectual property) and to promote open innovation in cloud services, which are changing very rapidly and require swift deployment in the market.
Specifically, the service development in North America will be promoted through security and cloud research and development. Additionally, the successful deployment of "global cloud services", a growth driver of the NTT Group, will be strengthened.
In addition, the cloud services refined in North America can be deployed in Japan and in newly emerging markets as modularized IP.
At a kick-off meeting held at NTT I3 on April 5¡¤Hiromichi Shinohara, NTT Executive Vice President and Director of the Research and Development Planning Department, offered greetings saying, "We expect NTT I3 to play a major role in accelerating NTT's global business."
The newly appointed Chief Operating Officer (COO) of NTT I3, Eiji Kuwana (formerly, General Manager of NTT Secure Platform Laboratories), went on to say, "We must aggressively take up the challenge of making the most of new business opportunities."
These words underscore the resolve of the entire NTT I3 staff to become a core base in strengthening the global R&D of the NTT Group.