Technology Foresight

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NTT DATA Technology Foresight provides you with the insight you need to better understand - and prepare for - these coming changes. The product of a year - long research effort,At NTT DATA, we continually investigate advanced technologies and social trends that we believe will impact businesses over the next three to ten years, and we publish these findings on an annual basis for the benefit of our clients


NTT DATA was thrilled to host the Melbourne Pitch Day for the Open Innovation Contest 7.0 - in which ten selected start-ups took to the stage to sell their ideas to a panel of industry leaders.

 

 

In what was a highly competitive pitch day event with a rich talent pool, Start-ups had just seven minutes to convince judges and the audience of their idea. Start-ups showcased some very exciting prospects from a variety of technology and industry domains - including smart health device, Internet of Things (IoT), 3D printing and Artificial Intelligence. Cloud-based enterprise workflow software provider - Emvisage was selected to progress to the Grand Finale in Tokyo Japan.

We were fortunate to receive keynote speeches from Kathy Coultas, Director, Strategic Innovation Investment, Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources, Victoria State Government; as well as Mr Kazuyoshi Matsunaga, Consul-General of Japan in Melbourne, Australia.

 

 

Pitch Day Winner - Cameron Milnes, CEO of Emvisage - receiving the award

About Emvisage:

"Emvisage changes the way people see enterprise workflow software. Our platform helps large organisations like GE, AGL and Asahi Beverages to digitise and deliver work. Emvisage is tailored to the way your business works, with its beautifully intuitive interface, people grasp it quickly. And it’s fast. A customised solution up and running in less than two weeks – the results can be transformative" - Cameron Milnes, Emvisage CEO.

Meet the Startups:

  • Emvisage - provides cloud-based enterprise workflow software to transform and digitise work online (WINNER)
  • Lithodomos VR - develops archeological reconstructions of historical world in VR (JUDGE AWARD)
  • Imagus - advanced facial recognition technology and sensor networks (ZAMMA AWARD)
  • The Aussie Shepherd Pty Limited (Banjo Maps) - empowering people with visual impairment to independently navigate the world (ZAMMA AWARD)
  • InfraRisk - provides integrated technology solutions to banks, for their commercial and corporate lending books (ZAMMA AWARD)
  • CliniCloud - connected health devices and application technology including bluetooth-connected stethoscopes and thermometers
  • Makers Empire - engaging 3D modeling software providing an easy to use learning and development tool for students
  • MedAdvisor - connects you to your pharmacy to provide automatic details of your medication, scripts and repeats
  • NextDrive Co. - smart home devices, which provide improved monitoring, connectivity and understanding of energy consumption
  • Pin payments - all-in-one programmable multi-currency payment system

Looking for more on the Open Innovation Contest?

 

Visit the official website here.





The Vatican Apostolic Library has commissioned a project to create an online digital archive to preserve its manuscripts for future generations. This activity will form part of an enduring cultural legacy.

NTT DATA has agreed to participate in the Vatican Apostolic Library digitisation project, recognising that it is an endeavour that can be considered a major contribution to humanity. In April 2014, NTT DATA began working on the project, with plans to digitise approximately 3,000 handwritten manuscripts over the course of the next four years.

Through the project, high-definition images can be observed using a special viewer that has been built with NTT DATA’s digital archive solution technology, AMLAD. The viewer, which has interfaces for multiple types of devices, including tablets, provides easy access to brilliant images of these irreplaceable manuscripts.

The following website provides details on the scope and content of the Vatican Apostolic Library’s Digital Archiving Project.


NTT DATA, a leading IT services provider, was recently recognised as a leader in NelsonHall’s NEAT Vendor Evaluation for SAP HANA and S/4HANA Services(PDF: 12 pages, 946KB). NTT DATA was ranked as a leader in the “overall” category, as well as the “SAP HANA Focus” category and “S/4HANA Focus” category.

“To be identified as a leader for SAP HANA and S/4HANA services is an honour, but to be ranked as one of the leaders in the industry is truly a testament to our team of experts who provide unique SAP solutions to solve our client’s specific needs,” said Kaz Nishihata, Senior Executive Vice President & Representative Director, NTT DATA Corporation. “Our capabilities, combined with NTT DATA companies, itelligence(External Link) and everis(External Link), have enabled our global client base to be leaders in the adoption and implementation of SAP HANA and S/4HANA.”

“NTT DATA has aggressively built its SAP HANA and S/4HANA capabilities, beginning with its acquisition of itelligence,” said, David McIntire, IT Services Research Director for NelsonHall. “It is now focusing its offerings to support the breadth of HANA and S/4HANA services from assessment to implementation to operations for clients from SMB to large enterprise”.

NTT DATA supports the adoption and implementation of SAP HANA and S/4HANA through consulting, implementation and modernization services. NelsonHall identified the company’s strengths, which included SAP-certified industry solutions, deep expertise in S/4HANA implementation services, a strong EMEA and SMB HANA and S/4HANA practice, as well as a strong willingness to acquire additional SAP capabilities.

NelsonHall’s comprehensive market assessment report of the SAP HANA and S/4HANA industry and trends highlights the current and future market for the services, as well as covering the leading industry service providers and the benefits and results the vendors have been able to achieve for their clients.

About NTT DATA

NTT DATA (TOKYO: 9613) is a leading IT services provider and global innovation partner headquartered in Tokyo, with business operations in over 50 countries. Its emphasis is on long-term commitments, combining global reach with local intimacy to provide premier professional services varying from consulting and systems development to outsourcing. For more information, visit www.nttdata.com.

About NelsonHall

NelsonHall is the leading global analyst firm dedicated to helping organizations understand the ‘art of the possible’ in next generation IT and business services. With analysts in the U.S., U.K., and Continental Europe, NelsonHall provides buy-side organizations with detailed, critical information on markets and vendors that helps them make fast and highly informed sourcing decisions. And for vendors, NelsonHall provides deep knowledge of market dynamics and user requirements to help them hone their go-to-market strategies. NelsonHall’s research is rigorous and all-original, and widely respected for the quality, depth and insight of its analysis.

For more information, please contact:

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The services, prices of products and services, specifications, telephone numbers, etc. for inquiries and other information included in news releases are the data available on the day of the release. This information may be changed at any time without notice. In certain circumstances, due to various risks or unexpected occurrences, actual results may also be different from the plans or projections in news releases.


Technology has never been more crucial to providing customer value, driving competitive advantage and achieving operational and cost efficiencies. As a top 10 global IT services provider, NTT DATA is an IT innovator you can trust. Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, our operations span across a network of 100,000 industry professionals, with a presence in over 50 countries worldwide.

With business in all states of Australia, NTT DATA provide a full suite of IT services to clients in the Public Sector, Transportation, Retail, Insurance and Financial Services industries. We work at all levels of the IT ecosystem, providing solutions for Big Data and Analytics, Application Development and Management, Enterprise Application Services, IT Outsourcing, CRM, and Quality Assurance and Testing.

As a partner to our clients, we devise strategies to remove the pain-points that inhibit growth, while developing cost-effective solutions, with the right technology mix, to meet the demands of an agile, digital economy.

A Rich History of Innovation

From our integral role in building Japan’s financial systems to helping advance safety in air transportation, NTT DATA has been a pioneer of social change for more than five decades.
 


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MELBOURNE, August 29th.  NTT DATA, a global IT service provider, announced its latest NTT DATA Open Innovation Contest 7.0 spanning 15 regional stops across the world. Joining forces for the second year in a row, Rainmaking Innovation, Startupbootcamp and NTT DATA will work to attract the best talent for the key Asia Pacific stops in Melbourne, Mumbai and Singapore, bringing startups the opportunity to explore expansion into the Japanese market jointly with NTT DATA. Startups seeking global expansion stand to benefit from NTT DATA’s vast global network, encompassing 210 cities in 51 countries and more than 110,000 people (as of March 31, 2017).

 

The business innovation contest hopes to collaborate with venture business startups from the following themes:

  • Industrial Themes: FinTech, InsuranceTech, HealthcareTech, Financial Inclusion, RegTech
  • Technological Themes: IoT, Digital marketing, Blockchain, Virtual currency, API, Personal data, AI, Drone, Digital archive, BPM, Energy, Quantum computing. *There will be additions. Please check the official website periodically.

 

 

Japan has the 10th largest population in the world, with strong IT and software industries. The country continues to develop as one of the world’s leading markets. Over recent years the Internet, Mobile and E-Commerce industries have begun to grow rapidly in Japan and have developed into strong pillars of the Japanese Economy.

To assist with relevant expansion into the Japanese markets/expand globally, NTT DATA is offering three opportunities throughout the Open Innovation Contest:

  • The opportunity to present before local and regional thought leaders
  • The opportunity (if selected) to present in the Tokyo Finale to the leaders of NTT DATA’s business sectors and their clients with travel expense covered for two people
  • Three month in-kind contribution to develop the selected startups solution In addition, Startupbootcamp is providing regional winner a FastPass to its APAC Digital Health Selection Days for a chance to enter SBC’s 2018 Accelerator Program in Chengdu.

As a result of previous contests, Money Forward, Inc., Freee, Inc. and NTT DATA developed a FinTech service for internet banking that was commercialised in February 2016. Sassor, Inc. and NTT DATA are additionally working toward an energy-management initiative that is expected to provide energy-consumption analysis as an IoT service.

Kotaro Zamma, Head of Open Innovation and Business Incubation at NTT DATA, said, “The Contest 5.0 (the previous and first global contest) was a really strong engine to meet up with unparalleled 10 startups from all over the world and with 7 startups we have started to discuss and work for concrete business development. We continue this project and expand to 15 cities to meet up more various edge-cutting technologies and business and speed up business development in hopes of surpassing 10 billion JPY (about 100 million USD) in annual business by 2020. Now let’s change the world together”.

Interested startups should apply via the link below for the opportunity to join one of the pitch days across Asia Pacific (Melbourne, Mumbai and Singapore) and potentially pitch your idea and network with NTT DATA, its large corporate clients, investors, government officials and more.

NTT DATA Open Innovation Contest 7.0

Application period

Applications are now open and close and closes 10th October 2017

Orientation Day/Startup Social Schedule and Venues

  • Mumbai - 91springboard Andheri East – 12th September 2017
  • Melbourne - York Butter Factory – 14th September 2017
  • Singapore - Lattice80 – 20th September 2017

Qualified entrants

Legally incorporated startup companies

Contest Schedule

  • Singapore Contest - 11th January 2018
  • Mumbai Contest - 16th January 2018
  • Melbourne Contest - 1st February 2018
  • Grand Finale in Tokyo – 22nd March 2018

Application documents

Must be written in Japanese or English

  • Applications may be submitted online here.

About NTT DATA

NTT DATA (TOKYO: 9613) is a leading IT services provider and global innovation partner headquartered in Tokyo, with business operations in over 50 countries. Its emphasis is on long-term commitments, combining global reach with local intimacy to provide premier professional services varying from consulting and systems development to outsourcing. For more information, visit the NTT DATA website.

About Rainmaking

Rainmaking is a global venture builder, design studio and corporate innovation consultancy. Across its 11 offices on 3 continents, Rainmaking runs innovation projects and startups in over 40 countries and facilitates more than 1,250 startup events for more than 100,000 participants every year. Drawing on this extensive network across multiple industries, Rainmaking is able to provide corporates with customised initiatives focused on collaboration with startups that enable both product development, venture building and internal cultural change.

Rainmaking is also the brand behind Startupbootcamp, the world's leading industry-specific corporate-backed accelerator program. Through its global network of corporate-backed accelerators and innovation initiatives, Rainmaking has worked with thousands of startups globally, as well as with MNCs and more than 65 Fortune 500 companies.

 

Press contact:

kp@startupbootcamp.org

+65 8111 7628


Intra-mart is a business integration platform that connects with enterprise and web applications for the management of business decisions, workflow and data processing across the enterprise.

An earlier innovator in its field, intra-mart featured in Gartner’s “Cool Vendors in Application and Integration Platforms” as early as 2011. The system is now the leading BPM platform in the Japan and is used by over 5,000 companies and 200 partners in Japan and APAC.

A crucial advantage of the platform is its visual programming language and low-code configuration – which enables business processes and system architecture to be re-engineered and with relative ease, efficiency and cost. Intra-mart has been adapted to various industries from insurance and financial services, to manufacturing and retail.

Business context

The rapid growth of web technology has accelerated disruption, increased customer expectations and brought about a constant state of change. Rigid applications and siloed organisational data are no match for the ‘anywhere, anytime’ demands of the modern consumer.

Drivers of change:

  • Proliferation of new media, devices and applications deployed over the web
  • Multiple channels to manage and engage customers and stakeholders
  • Complex integration and data aggregation requirements of mixed application portfolios including on-premise, SaaS, SOA or legacy applications
  • Frenetic and competitive business / technology climate

Intra-mart transforms complexity into opportunity – by providing a common technology platform that complements and extends your existing business systems.

Core functions:

  • System integration
  • Business rules management
  • Workflow orchestration
  • Document management
  • Data validation and mapping
  • Master data management
  • Micro-services management

Benefits delivered:

  • Agile, low-code environment for implementing new business process
  • Automation of business decisions from multi-source data
  • Reduction time and cost of re-engineering systems and processes
  • Extensibility of core systems through integrated microservices
  • Affordable and incremental alternative for legacy system modernisation

Integration and data management

Intra-mart is capable of monitoring and transacting with multiple business systems and API environments concurrently, connecting on-premise, SaaS, SOA, enterprise and legacy systems.

Features:

  • Plug-in connectors for SAP, SalesForce, Oracle and Microsoft
  • Java application development framework
  • Web services integration (REST / SOAP)
  • Data collection, validation and mapping
  • API gateway management

Streamline workflow, data capture and business rules

From basic data entry to complex business logic, intra-mart facilitates seamless automation of routine business processes and decisions across the enterprise.

The solution’s rules engine provides constant monitoring of multi-source data feeds and enables business rules to be configured without coding and run in a low runtime production environment.

Workflow and business rules management is particularly helpful for organisations faced with high volume, repetitive and standardised processes. By systemising such processes businesses have achieved significant cost savings, faster service delivery and improved error rates.

Relevant usage cases examples include:

  • Benefits determination for public services
  • Eligibility determination for promotions for customer loyalty programs
  • Customer segmentation and tailored product offerings
  • Insurance claims streaming and policy calculation
  • Compliance management and corporate governance

Using intra-mart’s visual programming language means workflow can be orchestrated without coding – enabling business users to design and implement decision trees, sequential flows and routing decisions for forms, emails, documents and operational tasks.