Looking ahead: Technology trends driving business innovation

TOKYO, Japan - January 24, 2020 - NTT DATA released NTT DATA Technology Foresight 2020, a compilation of future technology trends the company believes will have large impacts on future society and business.

Tsuyoshi Kitani, Executive Vice President and CTO of NTT DATA, said: "Technology inspires constant innovation and in our 2020 report, we take a close look at many advancements including artificial intelligence (AI). A major highlight of the 2020 report is that advanced language proficiency has been achieved by natural language, which is generic enough for many language tasks comparable to human ability thus showing a significant advancement in language processing. AI demonstrates the potential to change traditional values and to create new business models and customer experiences. Amidst the surfacing of recent global-level issues, NTT DATA invests in business innovation and looks for ways to use technology to encourage social innovation that brings about universal value to society."

NTT DATA Technology Foresight has identified advanced technologies that will be important over the next three to ten years. In NTT DATA Technology Foresight 2020, the report derives the core concepts for using these technologies in the form of three information society trends, which focus on the social and business viewpoints, and eight technology trends, which detail technology and future vision.

Information Society Trends

  • Individual-Centered Design
  • Expand Beyond Borders
  • Forge New Norms

Technology Trends

  • Intellectual Advancement of AI
  • Coexistence with AI
  • Data-Driven Transformation
  • AI for Healthcare & Life Sciences
  • Security for the Digital Era
  • Computer Power Evolution
  • Synergy in Human-Machine Systems
  • Hardware Evolution for Service Operations

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About Technology Foresight
NTT DATA Technology Foresight is a set of future trend information based on vast information collected from all over the world. It analyzes potential changes for the next three to ten years from four viewpoints: politics, economy, society, and technology. In 2012, NTT DATA began to continuously investigate and publish a report about the newest technologies and social trends to help identify an appropriate path to make optimal organizational decisions during times of precipitous change.

NTT DATA Technology Foresight 2020 identifies the impacts of advancing technology. Then it demonstrates the core concepts and directions for the application of technology to society and business in the form of three Information Society Trends, while demonstrating detailed information about the evolution of advanced technologies as well as potential social and business changes in the form of eight Technology Trends.

About NTT DATA

NTT DATA is a leading IT services provider and global innovation partner headquartered in Tokyo, with business operations in over 50 countries. Our emphasis is on long-term commitment, 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.

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