NTT DATA presents Open Innovation Contest 9.0CONTEST OVERVIEW

The Milan Winner

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Milan Pitch Day

Date and time24th January, 2019
VenueFondazione Giangiacomo Feltrinelli
Main Room at First Floor, Viale Pasubio 5, 20154 Milano
http://fondazionefeltrinelli.it/en/
Judges
  • Giorgio Scarpelli
    Chief Technology Officer and Innovation
    NTT DATA Italia
    Profile
  • Gianpiero Meazza
    Senior VP Innovation
    NTT DATA Italia
    Profile
  • Kotaro Zamma
    Head of Section of
    Open Innovation and
    Business Incubation
    NTT DATA Corporation
    Profile
  • Kaz Okada
    Senior Expert
    Open Innovation and Business Incubation
    NTT DATA Corporation
    Profile
Agenda
Kotaro Zamma
Head of Section of Open Innovation
and Business Incubation
NTT DATA Corp.

Having worked in NTT DATA for nearly three decades, Zamma knows the IT industry of Japan inside out, and firmly believes that open innovation will revitalize his company and the industry.

As the head of Open Innovation and Business Incubation, he directs biannual contests and monthly forums to find and introduce promising startups to business units and customers of NTT DATA, and runs programs that put the partner startups on the fast track to proof-of-concept and new business.

Kaz Okada
Senior Expert
Open Innovation and Business Incubation
NTT DATA Corporation

Kaz Okada is a Senior Expert in Open Innovation and Business Incubation section of NTT DATA Corporation, which is Japan's largest systems integrator, and he is responsible for globalizing NTT DATA's open innovation program.

His career started as a network engineer serving NASA and the Japanese space agency, but he has also worked as a software engineer at Microsoft in Seattle. He then moved to Washington, DC where he came across countless innovations both as a Manager of Research and Business Development and as a Visiting Fellow of CSIS, which is a top think tank in the United States.
His diverse and international experience makes him an ideal consultant for open innovation, and he is now leading the globalization of NTT DATA’s open innovation program.

Mr. Okada earned his Master of Science from George Washington University School of Business in 2006.

Giorgio Scarpelli
Chief Technology Officer and Innovation
NTT DATA Italia

Giorgio Scarpelli holds a Degree in Mathematics at University of Calabria.

His current position is Chief Technology Officer and Innovation in NTT DATA Italy. Among his goals, there’s the promotion of the Innovation trends in the Italian market and to contribute to NTT DATA global R&D strategy by collaborating with NTT DATA Corporation in Japan.

Giorgio is the scientific director of the R&D project concerning End-User Protection within Cyber Security technological district, one of the biggest initiatives around the topic in Europe.

Moreover, Giorgio has the responsibility of the NTT DATA Italy headquarter in Cosenza, where about 250 professionals are working, collaborating with Tokyo and Palo Alto Innovation centers of NTT DATA.

He was working for companies in the field of IT industries such as Bull and Value Team. In 2001 He has been founding member of VP Technologies, a Value Partner Group’s specialized brand in Security. Before, he held the position of head of South Europe Technical support team for Security products at Bull/Evidian Company.

His main areas of activities are: Innovation, Network & Information security, Leading-edge Technologies.

Gianpiero Meazza
Senior VP Innovation
NTT DATA Italia

An alumnus of the Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa, Gianpiero Meazza has devoted his career to research in advanced technologies and their application to business, with multinational companies like Olivetti and Oracle.

He is currently Senior VP Innovation with NTT DATA Italia, where he cooperates in driving open innovation programs that involve startups, university research centers and the internal community of innovators, and leverage the exceptional R&D capabilities and resources of the NTT group in Japan and worldwide.