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NTT Research appoints Takashi Goto to lead its technology promotion team

SUNNYVALE, Calif., September 19, 2022 – NTT Research, Inc., a division of NTT, today announced that it has appointed Takashi Goto to lead its Technology Promotion Team, a group created to help produce concepts for well-developed research. Mr. Goto was previously Director of the R&D Planning Department of NTT and prior to that, Senior Executive and Senior Research Engineer at NTT Information Network Laboratory Group. He joined NTT Research on July 1, 2022, succeeding Dr. Kei Karasawa, who took a leadership position at NTT R&D in Tokyo.

Mr. Goto will join the leadership team of 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 earliest commercialization targets is attribute-based encryption (ABE), a form of cryptography that allows data to be shared while maintaining the privacy of the data owner.

NTT Research’s mission is to conduct fundamental research tied to long-term goals, rather than specific product or service roadmaps. Yet along the way, the company’s researchers can generate technologies that have commercial potential. The aim of the technology promotion team is to test this hypothesis by interacting with a range of stakeholders involved in the commercialization of invented technologies or by-products. Mr. Goto’s task will be to interface with NTT operating companies, potential end users, potential third party partners and standards organizations. 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 at Sunnyvale,” said Kazuhiro Gomi, President and CEO of NTT Research. “He is a talented engineer and manager with significant experience at NTT R&D and a keen interest in advancing technology, making him an ideal candidate for this important role.”

In addition to ABE, other NTT Research-related technologies with potential commercial by-products include multi-party computing (MPC) applications, another research area for CIS lab cryptographers, and machine implementations. Coherent Ising (CIM), a technology related to quantum computing. this is an area of ​​interest for the NTT Research Physics & Informatics (PHI) laboratory. Mr. Goto of NTT Research is supported by Mr. Fang Wu, consultant and technology veteran, formerly with NTT Global Networks, NTT America, Lucent and Bell Labs; and Dr. Yannis Rouselakis, software architect specializing in cryptographic technologies. To advance NTT Research’s core science mission, the company, unique among industrial laboratories, has developed an “open lab” vision and, over the past three years, has established more than 20 relationships with research organizations across prominent in the United States, Japan and around the world.

About NTT Research

NTT Research opened its offices in July 2019 as a new Silicon Valley startup to conduct fundamental research and advance technologies that drive positive change for humanity. Currently, three labs are housed at NTT Research’s facilities in Sunnyvale: the Physics and Computer Science (PHI) Lab, the Cryptography and Information Security (CIS) Lab, and the Medical Informatics and health (MEI). The organization aims to improve reality in three areas: 1) quantum information, neuroscience and photonics; 2) cryptographic and information security; and 3) medical and health informatics. NTT Research is part of NTT, a global technology and business solutions provider with an annual R&D budget of $3.6 billion.

Source: NTT Research