NTT America’s CEO Kazuhiro Gomi to Speak at 2013 MIT Sloan CIO Symposium
Joins Keynote Panel of Distinguished CEOs to Discuss Power, Influence and IT
Innovation at Premier Global Event
MIT Sloan CIO Symposium 2013
NEW YORK -- May 13, 2013
NTT America, a global infrastructure services provider and wholly owned
subsidiary of NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com), today announced that
its CEO, Kazuhiro Gomi, will join fellow CEOs, CIOs and senior IT executives
from around the world as a featured panelist at the tenth annual 2013 MIT
Sloan CIO Symposium (www.mitcio.com/agenda) on May 22^nd in Cambridge, MA. The
MIT Sloan CIO Symposium provides CIOs with high level insight from leading
academic research combined with the counsel of successful business leaders on
how to operate in today’s world of complex and dramatic change.
In his role as CEO, Mr. Gomi is responsible for the direction and leadership
of NTT America’s mission, strategy, annual goals and objectives, as well as
for fostering a culture of success. At the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium, Mr. Gomi
will join Akamai’s CEO Dr. Tom Leighton and BlazeMeter’s CEO Alon Girmonsky in
a keynote panel moderated by Redstar Ventures Managing Director, Joe Chung, to
share ways in which they have driven change throughout their organizations,
worked to retain the original vision and gain buy-in, and have been influenced
by their teams to change the vision at times. The panel entitled “The Use of
Power and Influence during the Process of Innovation” begins at 8:45 a.m. on
Wednesday, May 22^nd in the MIT Kresge Auditorium.
In addition to leading NTT America as its President, CEO and a member of the
Board of Directors, Mr. Gomi is a member of the Board of Directors of NTT Com.
He was appointed to the Board of Directors of NTT Com in June 2012 in
recognition of his outstanding executive leadership. Just two years after Mr.
Gomi’s appointment to CEO, NTT America received accolades for broad energy
efficiency initiatives and activities undertaken in support of the company’s
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Program. Mr. Gomi will talk about how he
uses IT to drive innovation at NTT America, from eco-friendly ways to power
and cool data centers to aggressive adoption of SDN to accelerate self-service
provision of bandwidth. He will make reference to how NTT Com is architecting
the enterprise of the future with the global availability of its
groundbreaking SDN-based Enterprise Cloud.
NTT America is the largest overseas affiliate of NTT Com, the leading ICT
solution provider and wholly owned subsidiary of NTT. Mr. Gomi will highlight
how NTT continuously invests in innovation through research and development to
create products and solutions that benefit companies globally and locally.
Ranked 29^th on the Fortune Global 500 for 2012, NTT, the world’s largest
global IT and telecommunications services holding company, invests $3.5
billion in research and development annually to support clients, employs 6,000
research and development staff, and earned distinction by Thompson Reuters as
a “Top 100 Global Innovator” in 2012. Recently, NTT established the NTT
Innovation Institute, Inc. (NTT I^3), a new R&D center in San Mateo,
California, to accelerate the development and provision of highest-grade
information security and cloud computing technologies.
“Now more than ever, the CIO must be nimble and navigate not only the
technology playing field, but the entire changing business enterprise,” said
Kathleen Tetrault, the 2013 MIT Sloan CIO Symposium Chair. “Our speakers will
provide direction on embracing change caused by economic, social, political,
environmental and technological forces, to lead organizations in an increasing
adaptive and upward path.”
Nearly 700 CIOs and senior IT executives will be attending the 2013 MIT Sloan
CIO Symposium, which will take place Wednesday, May 22, 2013, from 7:30 a.m.
to 6:30 p.m. at Kresge Auditorium, MIT (77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge,
MA). The full agenda is available at www.mitcio.com/agenda. NTT Com is a gold
sponsor of this premier international event.
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services to optimize the information and communications technology (ICT)
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worldwide infrastructure, including leading global tier-1 IP network, Arcstar
Universal One™ VPN network reaching over 160 countries, and over 140 secure
data centers. NTT Communications’ solutions leverage the global resources of
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About the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium
The MIT Sloan CIO Symposium is the premier global event for CIOs and senior IT
executives to become better business leaders. In one day, CIOs and senior IT
executives receive actionable information that enables them to meet the
challenges of today’s changing global economy. The annual event offers a day
of interactive learning and thought-provoking discourse on the future of
technology, best practices, and business that is not available anywhere else.
The MIT Sloan CIO Symposium is organized and developed by a team from the MIT
Sloan Alumni Club of Boston, the MIT Center for Digital Business and the
Boston Chapter of the Society for Information Management. Visit www.mitcio.com
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