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MWC Barcelona represents an exhilarating journey into the future – one you can see, touch and interact with. At this highly influential global connectivity event, NTT DATA will deliver keynote addresses, take part in roundtable discussions and host experiential demonstrations on the topics which matter most for sustainable business transformation. As the Connected Industries Manufacturing lead and VIP Dinner Sponsor, we’ll explore how to accelerate progress throughout the ecosystem.

Discover how NTT DATA helps businesses leverage the latest capabilities to achieve growth, faster. During the event, NTT DATA will share a collection of use cases, innovative ideas and client case studies. Visit us at booth #4A20 to learn more about transforming the ecosystem, diversifying business models, monetizing networks and data, and applying AI and GenAI at scale.

Meet us at MWC Barcelona

When: 26 - 29 February 2024

Where: NTT DATA Stand 4A20, Hall 4, Fira Gran Via, Barcelona

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We look forward to meeting with our clients, partners and colleagues throughout the week. Together, we’ll explore how to deliver connective innovation aligning to GSMA’s key themes: connected everything, 5G and beyond, and humanizing AI.

Roundtable: The connected automotive customer – building car, performance and value around the customer to create new and lasting revenue

When: Tues, 27 Feb 2024 | 9:00 - 10:30 am
Where: Meeting room in CC8.5

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Roundtable: How will AI impact the role that connectivity plays in sustainability initiatives across Industry 4.0?

When: Tues, 27 Feb 2024 | 11:00 am - 13:00 pm
Where: Meeting room in CC8.5

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Prediction or fiction? The rise of industrial AI

When: Tues, 27 Feb 2024 |12:30 - 1:30 pm
Where: Hall 4, Connected Industries stage
Speaker: Parm Sandhu, VP Enterprise 5G Products and Services, NTT Ltd.

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Space-connected P5G fueling digital transformation where you need it

When: Tues, 27 Feb | 2:30 – 2:50 pm
Where: SES Booth, Hall 4

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Molding tomorrow: Innovating with the materials of the future

When: Tues, 27 Feb | 2:45 - 3:45 pm
Where: Hall 6, MWC Stage B
Speaker: Rika Nakazawa, VP Connected Industry 5G/IoT Consulting Services NTT Ltd.

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Industry evolution: Hyperautomation through the extended 5G ecosystem

When: Tues, 27 Feb 2024 | 4:00 - 4:30 pm
Where: Hall 4, Connected Industries stage

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4YFN Panel discussion: From experimentation to implementation – advancing generative AI in business

When: Tues, 27 Feb 2024 | 12:15 – 13:30 pm
Where: Agora Stage
Speaker: Taryn Leigh Brophy, Group VP, NTT Ltd. 

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Panel discussion: Is AI bias easier to eliminate than human bias?

When: Wed, 28 Feb 2024 | 12:00 - 12:30 pm
Where: Debate stage
Speaker: Rika Nakazawa, Vice President, Connected Industry 5G/IoT Consulting Services, NTT Ltd.

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Fireside chat: Is your dream smart factory worth the cost?

When: Wed, 28 Feb 2024 | 4:15 - 5:15 pm
Where: Hall 6, MWC Stage A
Speaker: Kai Grunwitz, CEO & Regional Leader DACH, NTT Ltd. 
Martin Kleiner, Head of Structural Enabling Digitalization, BMW
Pallavi Mahajan Corporate Vice President & GM, Network and Edge, Group Intel

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Building a resilient, smarter, faster value chain

When: Thur, 29 Feb 2024 | 10:00 - 10:45 am
Where: Stage A
Speaker: Mitra Hadavi, Director, 5G Enterprise Market Enablement, NTT Ltd.

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5G at the heart of Industry 4.0

When: Thur, 29 Feb 2024 | 11:15 am - 12:00 pm
Where: Hall 6, Stage A
Speaker: Shahid Ahmed, Executive Vice President, New Ventures and Innovation, NTT Ltd.

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Innovative optical and wireless network (IOWN) for the evolution of mobile networks

When: Thur, 29 Feb 2024 | 10:00 - 11:30 am
Where: Partner Theatre 6
Speaker: Dr. Katsuhiko Kawazoe is Senior Executive Vice President, CTO, CIO, and CDO of NTT Corporation.

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We are looking forward to hosting our valued clients alongside our partners.

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Taro Nakao

Head of Global Telecom, Global Marketing HQ, NTT DATA

Taro is the Head of Telecom, Global Marketing, bringing with him a strong telco background and extensive skills set reaching across strategy, business and client management. Having spent the last 20 years at NTT DATA. Taro believes in the value of innovation. He is invested in technological developments within the telecom space, especially where it has the ability to positively influence network disaggregation, improving business collaboration and agility.

Teodoro López Palacios

Global Head of Telecom & Media, NTT DATA, EMEAL

Teodoro has more than 25 years of experience in multinational consulting and IT services firms across Spain and Latin America. He currently serves as Global Client Executive at NTT DATA Europe & Latam for Telefónica and serves on the Steering Committee of the Spanish Chamber of Commerce in São Paulo, Brazil. At NTT DATA, Teodoro strives to make human capital the greatest asset for improving the business journey.

Shahid Ahmed

Executive Vice President, New Ventures and Innovation

Shahid leads NTT's New Ventures and Innovation/Edge Group. NTT's Edge leverages Emerging Technologies, Private 5G, Edge Compute, IoT, and Cellular Connectivity to digitize the physical environment and enable the AI/ML visions of the future. Shahid brings over 30 years of experience across various industries. He is an appointee to the FCC's Technological Advisory Council and is a visiting professor at Northwestern University's McCormick School of Engineering.

Miriam Murphy

Chief Executive Officer, Europe

Miriam leads our European businesses using her extensive experience across the region. She believes strongly in the power of technology as a business enabler and as an overall force for good societally and economically. Her experience in business transformation and integration at scale, including go-to-market strategies and workforce enablement, supports our clients and ecosystem in driving value and innovation, grow and transform.

Parm Sandhu

President, Enterprise 5G Products and Services

Parm Sandhu, Vice President, Enterprise 5G Products and Services, NTT Ltd. Parm is responsible for driving new digital experiences, offerings and technologies that create growth and help companies drive transformational change. Parm has over 30 years of experience leading transformative initiatives including Wireless IoT Connectivity Services Strategy and Planning, 4G and 5G products and service development, Broadband and FTTH services development, Private and Public Wireless Networks and Telecom Inside Plant operations.

Rika Nakazawa

VP New Ventures and Innovation -Smart Cities and JMNCs

Rika is a technology leader, angel investor, best-selling author and frequent public speaker on technology-powered industry transformation. She is Global Vice President of NTT DATA's New Ventures & Innovation team, where she is building agile coinnovation practices for emerging technologies like 5G, edge computing, AI, and IoT. 

Devin Yaung

Senior Vice President, Enterprise IoT Products and Services

Devin is the Global Lead of IoT for NTT. NTT's IoT capabilities focus on solving business challenges such as sustainability leveraging our end to end capabilities enabled by the One NTT value proposition.
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