NTT DATA, one of the top 10 global IT service providers in the world, participated for the first time in the Delphi Forum and highlighted Greece's prospects for attracting Japanese investments, as well as its future plans to hire 400 people by 2026.
Specifically, NTT DATA participated in the corporate event organized by Japan Tobacco International that focused on the prospects for economic cooperation between Greece and Japan ("Building a Stronger Future: Exploring the Prospects for Greek Japanese Economic Cooperation") in the context of the 8th Delphi Economic Forum.
The event was held under the auspices of the Japanese Embassy in Greece with the participation of the Japanese Ambassador to Greece, H.E. Mr. Yasunori Nakayama, and the Deputy Minister for Economic Diplomacy and Foreign Affairs, Costas Fragoyiannis. During his intervention, Mr. Fragkogiannis highlighted the longstanding Greek-Japanese diplomatic relations, as next year will mark the 125th anniversary of the diplomatic ties between both countries.
The event also welcomed Mr. Takahiro Kumamoto, VP of International Affairs, Corporate Affairs & Communications at Japan Tobacco Inc.; Ms. Miyuki Ide Co-COO & Head of Business Support and Advisory and Member of the Board of Directors at NTT DATA EMEAL; Mr. Shingo Ogawa, Country Representative for Greece at Mitsubishi Corporation, Professor Dr. Panagiotis Liargovas, President of KEPE. The event was wrapped by Ms. Lili Zigoslu, General Manager at JTI Greece, Cyprus & Malta.
During her intervention, Ms. Ide referred to the company's strategic decision to establish an office in Athens that will operate as a service hub for major organizations in Europe and emphasized that “Greece has become a competitive market in the current war for talent. Thanks to its talented professionals, the investment from other multinationals that had established an office in Greece, which proves Greek potential as a tech hub, as well as the Government’s goal of sustainability, NTT DATA had a clear vision in the country that would contribute to the company’s overall growth worldwide.”
As Ms. Ide pointed out that the company is already preparing to surpass the milestone of hiring 100 employees this year to continue with the goal of 400 by 2026.
Finally, she emphasized that as part of the company's global strategy to promote the skilling of young executives and especially women in STEM professions, NTT DATA Greece aims on creating skilling programs in collaboration with the Higher Technical Institutions of the country.