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Exploring the Capabilities of an Interconnected World w/ Kazu Gomi – The Sourcing Industry Landscape Podcast

By December 12, 2018 No Comments

Welcome to the latest Sourcing Industry Landscape podcast, hosted by Dawn Tiura.

Kazu Gomi, CEO of NTT America, ranks as the 4th largest telecommunication company in the world.

We learn the breadth and depth of NTT’s capabilities, from system integration, (they acquired Dell Services a few years ago) and are also one of the largest security companies in North America. Additionally, Dimensions Data provides system integration and NTT Data provides infrastructure. Within NTT they can provide the full stack of services for any enterprise IT solution. Another impressive note is that they are one of the largest carriers of internet traffic in the world.  They are one of the top 4 providers of internet traffic.

As a leader, Kazu emphasizes his lifelong interest in technology and always believed, as he does still, that technology will change the world. He brings this insatiable interest to work every day to motivate people to embrace change.

Key Takeaways:

  • While technology is at the forefront of everyone’s mind, NTT is constantly reimagining the world of technology to deliver to IT and infrastructure projects world wide. Learn about the
  • Share the journey of all that NTT has accomplished and what they are doing to continue the adaptation to manage risk and cybersecurity.
  • Visibility to the network enables them to be able to do internet traffic analysis along with their technologies, learn how they stay ahead of the “bad guys”.

About the Guest:

Kazuhiro  (Kazu) Gomi, is CEO of NTT America. He has led NTT America as CEO since 2010 when he ascended to the CEO role after being the COO for just over a year and the CTO for 5 years. Kazu also had positions as the director in charge of general planning, Cyber Space Laboratories in Yokosuka, Japan.  Kazu has an undergraduate degree in Industrial Engineering, and a MS, in BOTH Industrial and Electrical Engineering and resides in the Greater New York City Area.

About the Company:

NTT Communications provides enterprise cloud services, network infrastructure and security services to optimize the IT environments of enterprises and Internet-centric businesses and organizations. With over 150 data centers and a tier-1 network reaching 190 countries, we have the physical reach, financial strength and operational discipline to help enterprises achieve their strategic objectives. NTT America, a wholly owned subsidiary of NTT Communications, provides services in the US and abroad. With a strong Asia Pacific presence, we’re known by customers as ‘the Gateway to Asia’. Backed ultimately by the financial strength of of one of the largest telecoms on the Global Fortune 500, NTT Group, NTT America is a leading IT Service Provider in managing and securing global enterprise-class IT services for companies based in the United States with particular interest in doing business in Asia.

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