Unveiling Tomorrow Today: Insights from NTT Data Digital Leaders Dinner 2023

Published by Marita Vleugel
December 01, 2023 @ 12:15 AM

Unveiling Tomorrow Today: Insights from NTT Data Digital Leaders Dinner 2023

In the enchanting ambiance of Restaurant HFSLG in Bosch en Duin, the NTT Data Digital Leaders Dinner 'Ignite, Tomorrow, Today,' held on November 28, 2023, became a nexus of visionary presentations and shared insights, offering a glimpse into the future of IT services, technological transitions, and the evolving landscape of global networks. Hosts for this evening, Jeroen van Hamersveld (Managing Director NTT Netherlands) and Herman van Bolhuis (Founder CIONET Netherlands) welcomed over 25 digital leaders that joined for this inspiring evening.

Creating an IT Services Powerhouse

Miriam Murphy (CEO of NTT Ltd. Europe) set the stage by illuminating the transformative journey of creating an IT services powerhouse through the convergence of NTT Ltd. and NTT DATA. Highlighting a broader portfolio of services to address the diverse challenges faced by digital leaders, Murphy emphasized the access to global skills and innovation, leveraging strategic partnerships on a global scale. With stability and confidence in mind, she positioned NTT/NTT Data as one of the largest and most stable entities globally, providing an extensive talent pool and experience across borders.

Once Upon a Future
Ruud Veltenaar (Inspirator of Transformation) took the audience on a thought-provoking journey titled "Once Upon a Future." Reflecting on the transitions as a time for both introspection and anticipation, Veltenaar delved into the role of AI and its potential impact on humanity. Emphasizing that smarter and faster are good, he highlighted the importance of maintaining the human touch in the era of smart robotics. His philosophy centered around continuous improvement, living life to the fullest, learning, loving, and leaving a lasting legacy by creating value and impact.

NTT's Vision for the Future Network
Rob Lopez (Senior Vice President Technology Services, NTT) shared NTT's vision for the future of the network, painting a picture of business-driven networks that are deeply invested in leading innovation. The pillars of this vision included massive scale, global backbone, and data centers, all contributing to a compelling pedigree. The emphasis on being business-driven showcased NTT's commitment to aligning network strategies with business objectives, creating a network of the future that is not only robust but also propels innovation.

Journey to Succes of professional cycling Team Jumbo-Visma
Richard Plugge, the director of the most successful cycling team Jumbo-Visma, offered insights into their remarkable journey to success. Fueled by values like courage, trust, innovation, and togetherness, Plugge underlined the importance of building a resilient organization. From continually fine-tuning processes to nurturing staff and athletes, every aspect of their journey is geared towards achieving the ultimate goal of winning races and setting new records.

The NTT Data Digital Leaders Dinner was a convergence of diverse perspectives, each contributing to a tapestry of insights that shapes the trajectory of the digital future. As we ignite tomorrow today, these revelations set the stage for innovation, collaboration, and a shared commitment to advancing the possibilities that lie ahead.


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