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Video highlights from the R&D Forum

Making the business case for R&D at NTT DATA

NTT DATA is unique as a consulting organisation in that it invests a significant amount into research and development. NTT Group as a whole has committed $3.6 billion a year to R&D, and NTT DATA takes this R&D from across the Group and applies it in ways that are directly useful to our clients. It’s a differentiator that ensures we are always working at the cutting edge of technology.

The annual R&D Forum is an opportunity for our clients to see the breadth and depth of the research we do. It gives them a window into the future of technology – a smart world of photonics, quantum computing, and artificial intelligence.

How R&D is used at NTT DATA

We invest in R&D to help our clients, and to ensure that we are always leading in technology, not following. NTT DATA is investing in our six digital focus areas, and at the R&D Forum we saw demonstrations in areas such as 5G connectivity, augmented reality, artificial intelligence and edge computing.

Now more than ever, technology is shaping business life and NTT DATA is actively working with our clients to develop early-stage research into solutions that work for them. For NTT DATA, the R&D we do is part of our fundamental commitment to create long-term relationships with our clients. It’s about developing solutions which make them great at what they do.

How R&D is used at NTT DATA

We invest in R&D to help our clients, and to ensure that we are always leading in technology, not following. NTT DATA is investing in our six digital focus areas, and at the R&D Forum we saw demonstrations in areas such as 5G connectivity, augmented reality, artificial intelligence and edge computing.

Now more than ever, technology is shaping business life and NTT DATA is actively working with our clients to develop early-stage research into solutions that work for them. For NTT DATA, the R&D we do is part of our fundamental commitment to create long-term relationships with our clients. It’s about developing solutions which make them great at what they do.

The IOWN-powered Smart World

The theme of the R&D Forum this year was “What’s IOWN? – Change the World.” IOWN is about laying down a new foundation for computing and creating a future that enables a truly smart and connected world.

Where today’s networks and computers run on electronics, IOWN harnesses the power of photonics. The inherent properties of light make it faster, more responsive, and more energy-efficient. IOWN will power new types of smart cities and will enable digital twin computing where we replicate the real world with a digital twin.

At the R&D Forum, we saw a glimpse of this future and some of the technologies that will come with it.

Research Fundamentals & Quantum Computing

NTT Group invests in a vast breadth of research. NTT’s Basic Research Laboratories work in fundamental materials science, physical science and optical science.

There were some truly exciting technologies on show at the R&D Forum. We had a glimpse into a post-Moore era of computing with the emergence of quantum computers. These make direct use of quantum mechanical phenomena, such as superposition and entanglement, to perform operations on data instantaneously.

NTT’s research into quantum and also photonics-based promises to reshape how computers of the future will process data.

Research Fundamentals & Quantum Computing

NTT Group invests in a vast breadth of research. NTT’s Basic Research Laboratories work in fundamental materials science, physical science and optical science.

There were some truly exciting technologies on show at the R&D Forum. We had a glimpse into a post-Moore era of computing with the emergence of quantum computers. These make direct use of quantum mechanical phenomena, such as superposition and entanglement, to perform operations on data instantaneously.

NTT’s research into quantum and also photonics-based promises to reshape how computers of the future will process data.

Using Artificial Intelligence

There are a lot of technologies in existence that are reshaping business today. However, the most promising and disruptive one has to be artificial intelligence.

NTT Group had its own corevo AI technology on show at the R&D Forum this year, and a large number of showcases were dedicated to AI. At NTT DATA, we demonstrated some specific examples such as our explainable AI technology that is being used by Japanese customs to help them process packages and our business process automation technology to automate time-consuming manual work.

NTT’s research into quantum computing and photonics promises to reshape how computers of the future will process data.

Sports Technology

We’re working on sports technology that is being leveraged in three ways. It is used on broadcast TV for remote viewing, to enhance the live experience, and for performance analysis by the teams and athletes themselves..

At the R&D Forum, NTT DATA showcased how it can take high-resolution video from a game and use AI to track and analyse what is happening in real-time. We also described what we are doing in the live arena to enhance spectator experiences at venues.

NTT DATA has been leading the way with its interactive data wall at The Open, one of the four major tournaments in professional golf – and we are planning to roll out this technology to other sports too.

Sports Technology

We’re working on sports technology that is being leveraged in three ways. It is used on broadcast TV for remote viewing, to enhance the live experience, and for performance analysis by the teams and athletes themselves..

At the R&D Forum, NTT DATA showcased how it can take high-resolution video from a game and use AI to track and analyse what is happening in real-time. We also described what we are doing in the live arena to enhance spectator experiences at venues.

NTT DATA has been leading the way with its interactive data wall at The Open, one of the four major tournaments in professional golf – and we are planning to roll out this technology to other sports too.