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Mobile Evolution toward Shaping a Smart Life

Monday 07 May 2012, 9:00–9:45 (501+502)

Ryuji Yamada, President and CEO, NTT DOCOMO, INC., Japan

We, at NTT DOCOMO, have been undertaking various initiatives to drive innovation and fulfill smart lives through mobile services. In this presentation, we will introduce the activities we have been promoting to propel the advancements of smartphones, LTE and other network technologies as well as mobile services. As presented in our “Medium-Term Vision 2015: Shaping a Smart Life”, drafted in 2011, we have been pursuing new value creation through the convergence of mobile with various industries/services and enhanced safety and security leveraging cloud services. The presentation will also provide details concerning our actions in these areas.

Ryuji Yamada assumed the posts of NTT DOCOMO INC. President and CEO in June 2008 after an accomplished 35-year career with both NTT DOCOMO and its parent company, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT).

Since joining NTT DOCOMO as a Senior Executive Vice President, a Member of the Board of Directors and Managing Director of the Corporate Marketing Division in June 2007, Mr. Yamada has contributed greatly to the growth and advancement of the mobile market for corporate customers.

From June 2004, prior to joining NTT DOCOMO, he was a Senior Executive Vice President for NTT, where he oversaw its world-class research center and exercised decisive leadership in developing the company’s Next Generation Network (NGN).

From July 1999 to June 2004 he held various top managerial positions at Nippon Telegraph and Telephone West Corporation (NTT West), a regional fixed- telecommunications carrier in western Japan, where he played a key role in making the company profitable just three years after NTT’s reorganization in 1999.

In 1994 Mr. Yamada took the lead in drawing up NTT’s “Basic Concept and Current Activities for the Coming Multimedia Age,” the strategic plan for the company’s transition from voice services to a wide range of advanced IP services for the Internet age, which continues to underpin the NTT group’s long-term vision. Over the years he was also a central figure in planning NTT’s 1.7-trillion-yen network of nationwide facilities.

Mr. Yamada started his career at NTT Public Corporation in April 1973 as a network engineer after graduating from Osaka University’s Graduate School of Engineering with a master’s degree in telecommunication engineering.

Mobile technology’s contribution to creating an information society friendly to humans and the earth

Monday 07 May 2012, 9:45–10:30 (501+502)

Nobuhiro Endo, President, NEC Corporation, Japan

The NEC Group has set a vision "To be a leading global company leveraging the power of innovation to realize an information society friendly to humans and the earth." To make this vision a reality, the NEC Group contributes innovative solutions and services to customers worldwide that leverage our competitive strengths in IT and Networks, driven by our "C&C Cloud Strategy." We also provide dedicated support to our customers throughout the world, enabling them to offer better solutions and services to their customers, while helping to achieve efficient business operations and to build a safe and secure infrastructure for a society that harmoniously co-exists with the environment.

In this presentation, President Nobuhiro Endo will introduce our technological competencies and competitive advantages through a number of mobile solutions offered by the NEC Group in order to realize "an information society friendly to humans and the earth." We will introduce highly advanced solutions that range from cloud devices, cloud platforms, and to cloud services with mobile broadband such as LTE as a key enabler.

Dr. Nobuhiro Endo was appointed President of NEC Corporation effective April 1, 2010 after serving as the Senior Vice President.

During his tenure as Senior Vice President, Dr. Endo’s responsibilities included corporate strategy and business development, and he held a key position in driving various management reforms of the NEC Group.

Dr. Endo joined NEC in 1981 after finishing his Doctorate degree from Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology. He spent the next two decades in the development of wireless communication systems, mainly for satellite communication systems and mobile phone base stations. In 2003, Dr. Endo led business for the ultra compact microwave communications system, "PASOLINK," which achieved a No.1 global market share, through increasing market share in overseas markets, driven by growth in emerging countries.

Throughout his career, Dr. Endo has focused on driving innovation through advanced technologies for customers worldwide, and building strong relationships with a diverse field of customers both in Japan and worldwide. Dr. Endo is known for his wide-ranging international perspectives through his extensive experiences in the global market and time living abroad.

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