Takashi Goto has been appointed as Head of its Technology Promotion Team, a group set up to help productise well-developed research concepts.
Goto was previously a director in the NTT R&D Planning Department and before that, a senior manager and senior research engineer at the NTT Information Network Laboratory Group.
He joined NTT Research on July 1, 2022, succeeding Dr Kei Karasawa, who has taken an executive position at NTT R&D in Tokyo.
Goto will join the executive team at NTT Research, where he will be responsible for exploring the market potential for technologies under development at NTT Research, as well as NTT R&D. One of the first targets for commercialisation is attribute-based encryption (ABE), a form of cryptography that allows for sharing data while preserving the data owner's privacy.
The purpose of the Technology Promotion Team is to test that hypothesis by interacting with a range of stakeholders involved in the commercialisation of invented technologies or byproducts.
Goto's task will be to interface with NTT operating companies, potential end users, possible third-party partners and standardisation bodies. Technology promotion also involves feasibility studies, use cases, competitive analysis, proof of concept (POC) demonstrations and related efforts.
"We are very pleased to welcome Takashi Goto to our team in Sunnyvale," says Kazuhiro Gomi, President and CEO, NTT Research says.
"He is a talented engineer and manager with significant experience at NTT R&D and a keen interest in technology promotion, making him a perfect fit for this important role," Gomi adds.
"I have long been interested in creating value and introducing NTT's superior technology to Japan and the world, so I am very excited about my new role at NTT Research," Goto says.
"My near-term plans include providing technical support for a commercialisation project in Australia, evaluating recent technologies through the hackathon and improving the process of intellectual property management."