Information Strategy: Taking Business Models to a Higher Level Through Innovation in IT/Kazuhiro Yamamoto Executive Vice President, Representative Director of the Board Chief Information & Innovation Officer

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.

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