Message from the CEO & S.V.P
TTC was established in 1985, and has contributed to the development of information and communication networks in area such as, multicarrier interconnection through liberalization of communication, rapid development of the Internet and mobile, networks and globalization of communication. Currently , "Digital transformation" using IoT (Internet of Things), Big Data, AI (Artificial Intelligence), etc. is in full swing.
Along with this, it is expected that the role of ICT will change from "business improvement tool" to "value creation tool" and contribute to the creation of new business models and the socialization of whole society. In addition, it is expectec that new service providers appear in the market as a result of technological innovation, and existing service providers take the time to move away from self-directed development, "Jimae-syugi in Japanese" and introduction of "Open innovation " is required to launch new services quickly.
Under these circumstances, the use of international standards is becoming increasingly important as a means of creating new businesses and accelerating their global expansion. In fact, ITU-T is also discussing ICT services that lead to new businesses that utilize AI, distributed ledger technology, quantum communication, and so on. Moreover, the scope of standardization activities extends not only to the creation of conventional standard documents but also to all activities that support “open innovation” from the technical side and the business side. And the players involved are expanding not only to traditional ICT related infrastructure technology but also to those who plan value creation and business strategy from both application related technology and business.
TTC will further invigorate its activities as a standardization body that formulates Japanese standards in the information and communications field, and as a forum for deliberation in Japan of upstream activities to ITU-T, as well as other activities. We will strive to establish timely standards in our activities to promote "Open Innovation", such as further strengthening collaboration with other de jure standards organizations, forums and de facto standards organizations, and strengthening exchanges between various ICT application fields and ICT fields.
Even if the environment surrounding ICT changes, the importance of interoperability, which is the root of information communication, stable operation of services, and ensuring quality and safety, does not change. Also, when considering global business, the de jure standard, which tends to be adopted in emerging countries, is important, and it is possible to use TTC activities strongly linked to ITU-T for this purpose.
In addition, the role played by companies in Japan and overseas is becoming increasingly important for achieving the “sustainable development goals (SDGs) adopted by the United Nations. In addition to promoting forward-looking discussions, setting appropriate standardization themes, and promoting international standardization, we would like to contribute to the promotion of dissemination activities such as creation and development of cases using ICT.
We are convinced that we can assist in discovering new values, strategies and business models as members actively participate in TTC activities and improve your intelligence and sensibility. In addition, we would like to actively support the development of businesses based on the strategies found that require coordination and co-creation. We believe that we can contribute to the development of information and communication networks through promoting standardization and spreading activities. We will do our best to serve you. Thank you for your guidance and support as before.
As of April 1, 2019