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Message from the Chief Technology Officer

Undertaking global R&D to foster talent and amass digital intellectual property

We have begun exploring how best to structure and evolve global R&D as we transform into a digital services company. We are setting up industry–academia partnership hubs in Europe and Asia and are stimulating open innovation. Our focus on technology will become even more critical in coming years. A key management challenge determining our success is how best to build our technological assets. By encouraging engineers with wide-ranging expertise from different domains to interact and help each other broaden their expertise, we will cultivate talent and reinforce our technological capability.

Akira Oyama CTO