Platform for dialogue, fresh momentum and solutions: Companies of the NTT Group opens representative office in Germany
Berlin, 27 September 2018 – On 26 September, companies of the NTT Group operating in Germany, celebrated the opening of their German representative office on Taubenstraße in Berlin. The representative office was established by Dimension Data, e-shelter and NTT Security and is designed to serve as a platform for even closer cooperation throughout the Group*.
The aim is to bundle interests, take a joint stand on important digitisation issues and develop solutions. What’s more, the new representative office is to inspire dialogue and personal exchange on a key topic of the future: Society 5.0. “Japan has already successfully set the course for a digital society where all areas of business and life are comprehensively connected," emphasized Tsunehisa Okuno, Executive Vice President, Head of Global Business and Member of the Board of the NTT Group, in his opening speech.
Germany faces challenges similar to those seen in Japan, such as an ageing society, a shortage of skilled workers and climate change, and should therefore not ignore the opportunities offered by comprehensive digitisation. Whether in public transport, healthcare or administration – new, smart and secure IT solutions based on the same technologies and using the same infrastructures can ensure greater reliability, citizen-friendliness, effectiveness and participation. “At this representative office, the NTT Group in Germany will bring together its expertise and offer experts from the worlds of politics, business, research and the media a platform where they can work together to create fresh momentum and develop proposals for Germany’s path towards a digital society", explained Kai Grunwitz, Senior Vice president EMEA of NTT Security, representing the host companies of the NTT Group.
The around 60 guests from business and politics welcomed by the managing directors of NTT's German subsidiaries with the attendance of the Japanese ambassador to Germany, Takeshi Yagi, and Dorothee Baer, Minister of State and Federal Government Commissioner for Digitisation.
* The NTT Group in Germany includes Arkadin, Dimension Data, e-shelter, itelligence, NTT Communications, NTT DATA and NTT Security. In Germany, the NTT Group employs around 5,300 people and records sales of more than €1.2 billion. For more information about NTT worldwide, go to: www.ntt-global.com.