The strong relationship established with different sister companies across the NTT and NTT DATA group fosters collaboration and global knowledge-sharing. Technologies and best practices can be shared and leveraged from Japan to Serbia, and vice versa, like never before
At NTT DATA, continuous improvement and openness to sharing knowledge is key to achieving a forward-looking society that transcends all borders. Here three NTT DATA managers discuss this approach.
Maria Metz – CEO, NTT DATA Romania
We Decided To Expand Our Portfolio Of Services
We have been part of the NTT DATA group since 2013, but we had joint projects even before the acquisition. I can say that they are characterised by being people-oriented and by their high level of responsibility towards their work. In our interactions, I have always felt that teamwork and collaboration are very important to them and that they have great respect for each other’s work. These elements played an important role in the integration process. Having a similar culture and values meant that the integration was gradual and easily accepted by our colleagues. This was a very important step in the company’s development and brought us opportunities, both in terms of access to technologies and in extending our client portfolio to important global brands in the premium market segments. Integrating into the group has been a step-by-step process, maintaining the spirit and philosophy that we already had. We found inspiration in the experience and tradition of the NTT DATA group and evolved on all levels, gaining knowhow, expertise and business performance from our colleagues within the group.
Business decisions are made in a way that provides financial stability and supports the company’s vision and goals
This proved mutually beneficial for colleagues, clients and community, as this integration will bring attractive projects, international career opportunities, access to the latest technologies and solutions and, last but not least, financial stability and strength.
As part of a global NTT (Nippon Telegraph and Telephone) concern, our strategy and decisions need to be aligned with the plans of the group. What I can say is that the well-being of our colleagues and their job satisfaction is our number one priority, and business decisions are made in a way that provides financial stability and supports the company’s vision and goals.
We want to provide our colleagues with a strong organisational culture in which a sense of belonging and social cohesion prevails. It is important for them to work on projects that are as diverse and interesting as possible, that stimulate and reward them. It is for this reason that we decided to expand our portfolio of services and entered new market segments. We have invested in developing skills and infrastructure in new segments, such as utilities and cybersecurity, where we already have our first clients.
Bojan Mrazovac – Head of Innovation and Site Manager Serbia
We Really Believe In Changing The World
Being recognised as a global innovator is an attribute that is strongly linked to responsibility. At NTT DATA we do not see innovation just as a buzzword or a pie-in-the-sky thinking; we really believe in changing the world to contribute to transforming the complete society to a ubiquitously human-centred society that balances economic, industrial, infrastructural and healthcare advancements with the resolution of social challenges, by strongly integrating cyberspace and the physical world.
In such a society, any product or a service will be optimally delivered to humans and tailored to their needs by overcoming different social challenges. NTT DATA has already built a strong footprint in each of these technology areas and has even been recognised as a global leader for the majority of them.
One of the biggest challenges is to fuel the need to focus constantly on innovations
Innovation is critical for every organisation that wants to grow and deliver successful solutions for both its customers and society in general. The acquisition and utilisation of data have accelerated the way organisations approach both their transformative journeys and the daily protection of critical data. One of the biggest challenges is to fuel the need to focus constantly on innovations and bridge the gap between scalable, agile solutions and reliable data governance.
Data security has become one of the most critical areas and our responsibility to provide our clients with a secured and reliable cyber-physical environment is a key goal. Technologies are evolving faster than ever before and timeframes for understanding and adopting new results are significantly shorter, therefore balancing between both short-term resilience and the longterm growth of innovations is probably the biggest challenge. Cybersecurity, data and intelligence, the IoT and Cloud infrastructure have to be orchestrated in a symphony to create new paradigms and values that help contribute to a more harmonious society.
Data and privacy protection, secured information distribution in zero-trust environments, trustworthy manufacturing and digital citizenship are top priorities of our innovation strategy. Solutions implemented by our teams have already reached markets on different continents.
Adela Negru – Chief HR Officer, NTT DATA Romania
Together We Can Move Mountains
I had the great honour to be part of the team that opened our branch in Novi Sad. Then and now, I can confess that I was impressed by the people I met, their professional capabilities and, last but not least, their strength of character. I have repeatedly told my colleagues in Novi Sad that we can move mountains together. They have confirmed this every single time — the feeling is mutual.
Every company is defined by its people; each individual brings their own unique contribution to the company, and people are we. For NTT DATA Romania, the concept of being people-centric is not at all new, as it was already in place when I joined the company in 2009. What has changed in the last few years is the strong desire of colleagues to be part of the company’s evolution, and that is captured precisely by the new organisational culture that our CEO has started implementing. Together we are always stronger.
Every company is defined by its people, each individual brings their own unique contribution to the company, and people are we
NTT DATA globally aims for its companies around the world to be “The Best Place to Work” for its employees. This certification has helped us confirm what we do well, but also where room exists for improvement and innovation.
The key is to be aware of these differentiators, which you need to identify by looking through the eyes of your employees. NTT DATA Romania, together with Babes Bolyai University, has done this exercise for two consecutive years and each time we have received confirmation from colleagues that our Japanese origin is a strong differentiator. For our colleagues, Japanese heritage means stability, security and respect.