The Lisbon winner was selected by evaluating the 81 companies that have applied to everis Portugal Awards(*1), based on NTT DATA Open Innovation Contest evaluation criteria.
everis is a core company of NTT DATA Group, and it promotes social contribution through everis Foundation which is a not-for-profit organization.
everis Awards is a key program of everis Foundation that identifies and supports the best socially-important startups on a global scale.
|Date and time||4th July, 2019|
Atrium Saldanha. Praça Duque de Saldanha, 1 - 10º E/F 1050-094 Lisboa
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- Kaz Okada
- Senior Expert
Open Innovation and Business Incubation
NTT DATA Corporation
Kaz Okada is a Senior Expert in Open Innovation and Business Incubation section of NTT DATA Corporation, which is Japan's largest systems integrator, and he is responsible for globalizing NTT DATA's open innovation program.
His career started as a network engineer serving NASA and the Japanese space agency, but he has also worked as a software engineer at Microsoft in Seattle. He then moved to Washington, DC where he came across countless innovations both as a Manager of Research and Business Development and as a Visiting Fellow of CSIS, which is a top think tank in the United States.
His diverse and international experience makes him an ideal consultant for open innovation, and he is now leading the globalization of NTT DATA’s open innovation program.
Mr. Okada earned his Master of Science from George Washington University School of Business in 2006.