Innovation in IT is now reshaping society at an exponential pace, with hardly a day passing without some news of advances in AI or IoT. Whether manufacturing materials or providing healthcare services, we cannot ignore this sweeping trend.
We see innovation in IT as a major business opportunity for creating new business and changing business styles. Accordingly, we will promote “smart projects” as Group-wide initiatives. Under the new medium-term management plan FY2017–2019, we will allocate resources of around ¥10 billion to smart projects, centered on information platform construction.