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Designing an Ethical Future

By Lisa Woodley General Manager - Northeast, Nexient an NTT DATA Company

Those designing the digital products and services we use every day have a great responsibility. Technology has the power to change the world, by connecting and empowering us all. But designers can’t do this alone – business leaders and decision-makers must act now, embedding ethical practices today, to make sure we’re on the right path.

Gen Z at Work: What Young Professionals Expect From Leaders

By Palmer Montalbano Business Consultant, NTT DATA Services

As we strive to make sense of the global changes around us and balance our working and personal lives, the expectations of leadership have changed too. As consumers, Gen Zs are particularly known to hold organizations to account, and they’re no different in their expectations for work.

Mind the Gap: Addressing the Current Shortage of Digital Skills to Meet the Needs of the Future

By Pam Chase Former SVP HR, NTT Data UK

The demand for digital skills is only accelerating as organizations embrace hybrid working. To meet the demands of the future workforce, training – for everyone, no matter where they are in their careers – is essential to ensure the digital skills gap does not hold your organization back.

The Future of the Workforce Is Here, Are You Ready?

By Kim Curley Vice President, Workforce Readiness Consulting, NTT DATA Services

With so much upheaval to the work environment in just a few years, our expectations of and relationship with work have changed completely. How can organizations prepare for these shifts as employees set new boundaries and seek purpose at work?

Make life easy for customers, not for ID fraudsters

By Mickey Nachimovskey Senior Director, Business Development and Partnerships , NTT DATA UK

Strict ID checks become increasingly imperative in our rapidly evolving digital landscape, but sometimes they can be arduous. How can companies protect themselves and their customers from cyber risk while ensuring their processes are convenient, effective and user friendly?

Protecting Customer Accounts and Information in a World of Digital Connectivity

By Edmund Tribue Vice President, Risk & Compliance, NTT DATA Services

As our digital abilities become increasingly sophisticated, our cybersecurity measures develop at the same pace that a cybercriminal’s savviness also can. Businesses must continue to take the right measures to protect their futures with the developments of remote access and other digitization efforts.  

Misconceptions Around Zero Trust

By Sushila Nair Vice President, Security Services, NTT DATA Services

There are misconceptions around Zero Trust, as businesses may be fearful of a perceived need to completely rebuild their security architecture, but all it takes is a step-by-step approach. What is the journey to making the security of your business airtight?

Zero Trust – It Begins With Identity Management

By Christian Koch Senior Vice President Cybersecurity and Lead for IoT/OT NTT DATA DACH

Zero trust is a necessary evolution for businesses to be cyber secure in our digital modern landscape. To eliminate cyber risk and threats, businesses can implement a zero trust approach to protect data and systems every step of the way.

Information and Cybersecurity in the UK

By Ken Jones Security Consulting, Regulatory Director, NTT DATA , Warren O'Driscoll Head of Security Practice, Senior Director, NTT DATA UK

The different needs of cybersecurity continue to evolve, in the same way that businesses must adapt and respond to these cybersecurity risks and challenges. Partnerships are just one of the many ways in which businesses can protect themselves and move with the times.

NTT DATA’s Zero Trust Journey 2: Architecture (and What We’ve Learned)

By Sushila Nair Vice President, Security Services, NTT DATA Services

The zero trust journey is all about taking measures to assure your business security at every level. While it sounds complex, it is more simple than it seems, and is worth every effort to ensure that access to data is only granted to those who have sufficiently proved their identity at every stage necessary.

Establishing Trust in Data for Businesses

By Theresa Kushner Head of North America Innovation Center, NTT DATA Services

Obtaining data can open up a whole wealth of business opportunities, as long as the data is valid and trustworthy. However, having incorrect, outdated or inaccurately sampled data can be damaging and costly. In such turbulent times, how can we secure data integrity for the best outcomes for businesses?

Why it’s not too late to resolve bias in AI

By Dina Alvarez Head of Strategic Talent Management & Transformation, NTT DATA

From picking up on our tendencies toward exclusion to offensively grouping characteristics, AI is learning (and scaling) our worst habits. Luckily, awareness and a desire to take action is growing across many organisations. It’s not too late to resolve this problem. So, what do businesses need to know and do to prevent it?

Overcoming Automation Anxiety

By Deana Rhoades Senior Director, Data Intelligence & Automation, NTT DATA Services

From data privacy to employee job security, there are a number of reasons why businesses might be anxious about automation. NTT DATA looks at how it has helped various health insurance companies overcome their fears and live happily (and profitably) alongside automation.

How workload automation can be a game-changer

By Stefan Schwieger Senior Managing Consultant, NTT DATA DACH

Most companies use workload automation software to automate business processes. However, reality also shows that a patchwork of different solutions quickly reaches its limits if end-to-end control across applications, data and infrastructures cannot be guaranteed.

How RPA Bots Help Chatbots Get Smarter

By Adrian Kostrz Innovation Manager, NTT DATA Business Solutions

Imagine if process automation was a matter of simply typing what you want. Well, this just became a reality. At a recent hackathon, an NTT DATA team demonstrated an innovative approach that integrates RPA bots and chatbots. The result was a tool that freed users from time-consuming, repetitive tasks, allowing them to focus on adding value while using natural conversation capabilities.

How to implement an automation strategy that actually works

By Chris Coles Solution Director, NTT DATA UK

Leaders want their automation strategy to deliver long-lasting value and an attractive ROI. To achieve this, you need a data-driven strategy and a unified IT landscape, plus the courage to forge into new automation territories.

Don’t Sleep on Data: Three Steps to Diving In

By Shamlan Siddiqi Vice President, Data Advisory & Transformation Group, NTT DATA Services

Artificial intelligence tells brands where to invest

By Ruggero Di Benedetto Head of Media Consulting, NTT DATA Italy

AI is maturing. One of its newest uses can help advertising match the most relevant content to the viewer, touching gaming, TV. Here’s how.

The Future of Work is More Flexible, Greener and Smarter

By Christopher Heath Solutions Lead for Digital Workplace and Healthcare, NTT DATA UK

Smarter and more sustainable workplaces are essential for all businesses as we tentatively emerge from the restrictions of the pandemic. Technology is pivotal in not only providing a seamless user experience but also in building a greener IT strategy.

The Blue Economy: Combining Technology and Sustainability to Defend the Seas

By Maria Vittoria Trussoni Head of Sustainability Championship, NTT DATA Italy , Martina Maffioletti Software Developer Engineer & Sustainability Champion, NTT DATA Italy

Technological development is an important vehicle to achieve sustainability, but companies must open up to innovation. Developments in the Blue Economy – protecting our marine environment and sustainably using ocean resources for improved social and economic life – offer inspiring examples of how technology is helping to protect and enhance the most vital element of our planet’s natural resources.

The AIDA Project: Using AI to Help Caregivers Communicate with Autistic Children

By Corinne Schillizzi UX & Service Designer, Tangity

Innovation in technology has great potential in helping to provide accessible, tailored learning for every child. Through our AIDA project, we created a unique system that could give caregivers and educators the information they need by bringing together elements from design, AI, IoT and VR.

Achieving Sustainable Growth By Attracting Young Talent

By Selin Bakaçhan People & Culture Director, NTT DATA Business Solutions Turkey, Middle East and North Africa

Worldwide retention of top talent has been an organisational issue for some time now. The recent ‘turnover tsunami’ headlines show us the problem isn’t getting better. Here’s how NTT DATA Business Solutions Turkey, Middle East and North Africa have managed to retain 97% of new employees in the last five years.

Sustainable Public Places and Infrastructure for a Greener Future

By Thomas Kierkgaard Director, Innovation & Technology, NTT DATA Business Solutions Nordic Region

One of the UN’s Global Goals is that of Sustainable Cities and Communities, to make these urban areas safe, resilient and inclusive as well as reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions. On the Danish island of Rømø, NTT DATA Business Solutions is employing a versatile data platform to analyse and forecast flows of people, holidaymakers’ buying habits, water and energy consumption, traffic flows, weather information, and data from the web – making Rømø a truly ‘smart island’.

Electric Mobility: Trend or Key to a Truly Green Future?

By Nazario Martino Client Manager, Energy & Utilities, NTT DATA Italia

Today, there is no lack of critical issues that are holding back the take-off of electric mobility. Here are the issues to be solved for a more sustainable tomorrow. Translated from Italian

The Media Sector Transformed in Covid Times

By Andrea Fravega Head of Media, NTT DATA Italia

Covid has accelerated the trend towards “digitally-oriented” consumers. Companies in the media sector must be ready to seize the opportunities linked to this evolution, investing in key areas including security, data and blockchain. This will be crucial for companies in the media sector to survive in a hyper-competitive and fragmented market.

The Disruption of the Energy & Utilities Sector: Future Scenarios

By Luigi Cardani SVP Head of Energy & Utilities, NTT DATA Italia

With the radical changes affecting both business and technology, the energy sector has to deal with significant upheaval in the coming years, focusing on the key themes of digital transformation, electric mobility and people.

Leadership in Lockdown

By Chris Jones Sector Lead, Government and Social Enterprise, NTT DATA UK

Understanding how best to care for your employees, as we transition into a post-pandemic working environment, stems from a strong company culture. With culture as the foundation, leaders can protect and promote wellbeing, authenticity and effective communication.

Accelerating Data Insights to Steer Smoothly Through Crisis

By Michael Gardner Senior Manager of Data and Analytics, NTT DATA UK

Leaders will do well to remember that crises always present opportunities for improvement and advancement. By embracing agility and using data and analytics to their best advantage, leaders will be in a stronger position to navigate through the near-term challenges that the pandemic has raised.

Open Innovation: the virtuous collaboration between companies, universities and startups

By Giorgio Scarpelli Chief Technology & Innovation Officer, NTT DATA Italia

In the processes of conceiving and applying technological transformations, partnerships between universities and the business world have proved to be indispensable says Giorgio Scarpelli, Senior VP, Chief Technology & Innovation Officer at NTT Data Italy

Pandemic response unlocks unprecedented innovation

By Flann Horgan Vice President Healthcare, NTT DATA UK

They say that necessity is the mother of invention, and that has certainly proved to be the case in the NHS pandemic response.

Five lessons learned from the Covid-19 crisis shaping our approach to citizen service delivery

By Vicki Chauhan Head of Public Sector, NTT DATA UK

Crises are usually accompanied by a host of challenges to overcome. Vicki Chauhan, Head of Public Sector at NTT DATA UK, is focusing on opportunities for improvement born out of the recent global pandemic.

Distant, but close: a new way to experience spaces in the “liquid” office

By Pietro Scarpino Head of the Internet of Things Service Line, Artificial Intelligence and Virtual Reality

The experience of the past months has been an opportunity to reflect on the office of the future. Here's how we imagined it. Translated from Italian

The Question on Every Prospective Employee’s Lips: “What’s Your Purpose?”

By Kim Gray Head of Diversity & Inclusion, NTT DATA UK

The dynamic between employee and employer has shifted. People are now more selective about who they work for, placing greater importance on purpose and culture. To attract and retain talent, organisations need to be clear about why they exist, and live those values in everything they do.

If They Work For You, You Work For Them

By Sanjeev Hanji Client Partner, NTT DATA UK

Effective leaders know how to cultivate the environment that is most conducive with experimentation and learning, by having an unwavering focus on putting your people first.

No More Us and Them

By Joe Trainor VP, Head of Design & Sustainable growth, NTT DATA UK

Why leaders need to embrace change at an organisational and cultural level to be able to manage the evolving landscape of business relationships, and how small steps can make all the difference.

Reimagining Work – with Automation on Your Team

By Matthew Kearney Former Vice President Strategy, NTT DATA UK

How can we design the right environment for businesses to get the most from automation, so that current and future employees can focus on the human aspects of value creation?

People Investment is the True Workplace Capital of the Future

By Anna Amodio Senior VP & Head of HR, NTT DATA Italy

How can a business’s core people function bring employees together when a global pandemic is keeping them apart? Culture is more important than ever to ensure that your people know they are valued, and to maintain a healthy and thriving internal community.