NTT Group as a whole invests $3.6 billion in Research and Development every year, and NTT DATA’s exceptional expertise and ability to innovate is inherited from that investment. With thousands of researchers around the world dedicated to the Group’s R&D efforts and over 16,000 patents, NTT DATA is able to create truly pioneering technologies and experiences that unleash the power of imagination and inventive thinking. Global innovation is truly at the heart of everything we do.

Each year, NTT DATA showcases this commitment at its R&D Tour – part of the wider NTT R&D Forum. The event attracts a range of visitors – NTT DATA executives and clients, journalists, analysts, and partners – who come to experience the company’s exceptional, world-class research and development projects.

At the NTT R&D Center at Musashino and NTT DATA HQ in Toyosu, visitors have the opportunity to explore the future of how we live and work through dozens of NTT DATA exhibits. Technologies range from early proofs of concept to client-ready innovation that will disrupt tomorrow’s world.

Spanning NTT DATA’s six Digital Focus Areas (DFAs) – Customer Experience, Data & Analytics, Security, IoT, Intelligent Automation, and Optimise IT – these technologies boost industrial competitiveness and address several pressing social challenges. Crucially, they also help NTT DATA clients to develop and execute on their agendas.

Alongside the exhibits, the R&D Tour provides space for business and technology leaders from every industry across the globe to network with international peers. The NTT DATA R&D Tour also features talks from NTT DATA innovation leaders. These sessions consider the future of IT, the future of our clients’ businesses, and explore the practical application of emerging and cutting-edge technologies.

Altogether, the Tour is the epicentre of our innovation, illustrating the art of the possible, a glimpse into the future of technology, and how different emerging technologies will influence the landscape of business and society. From networking and artificial intelligence, from cyber security to virtual reality, NTT DATA’s event tells a thought-provoking story about what the future holds.