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NTT Software Innovation Center will not only proactively contribute to the open source community but undertake promoting the research and development by the open innovation and create innovative software platforms and computing platform technologies to support the evolution of the IoT/AI service as a professional group on IT. We will also contribute to reduction of CAPEX/OPEX for IT or strategic utilization of IT, using the accumulated technologies and know-hows regarding software development and operation.


Vice President of NTT Software Innovation Center Seiji Kihara

Vice President of NTT Software Innovation Center
Seiji Kihara

The main mission of NTT Software Innovation Center is to build computing systems that support various services and applications through the power of software.

As the organization is called a "Center" instead of a "Laboratories," we place importance on practical use of technologies. Moreover, as stated in "Software Innovation," we aim to transform the world through the power of software.

To achieve our goals, we place importance on two competences associated with software: the competences of engineers and researchers. From an engineering perspective, there are software development methods suitable for each system, such as waterfall and agile, and we are working to increase competences of software engineers who can respond to these methods and to establish software development frameworks and development methodologies. One of our most distinctive activities is open source development, and we have major developers of the world's leading open source software (OSS). As a member of NTT Software Innovation Center, "OSS Center" is a group of engineers who support the NTT Group's use of OSS. In terms of research, we have achieved results in software engineering and machine learning, such as papers being accepted at top-level international conferences.

The competences of engineers and researchers are not independent, and by combining them, we aim to create useful computing systems to benefit the world, such as high-speed and advanced data processing systems. We are also engaged in activities to create value for the future, one of which is the creation of value from data through the "NTT Smart Data Science Center," which is organized with the members of NTT Service Evolution Laboratories.

To truly contribute to society, it is necessary to think broadly about "software", including how to leverage hardware and how to create value from the perspective of users, rather than taking it in a narrow sense. We will take on the challenge of transforming the world by creating new value, with people from not only within NTT R&D but also from around the world.


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