NTT DATA presents Open Innovation Contest 10.0CONTEST OVERVIEW

Site schedule

Vancouver Pitch Day

Date and time29th October, 2019
VenueFour Seasons Hotel Vancouver
791 W Georgia St, Vancouver, BC V6C 2T4, Canada
  • Sweta Mepani
    Chief of Staff, Head of Strategic Initiatives, Office of the CEO
    NTT DATA Services
  • Kris Fitzgerald
    Chief Technology Officer
    NTT DATA Services
  • Stephanie Hollingshead
  • Paul Twigg
  • Kaz Okada
    Senior Expert
    Open Innovation and Business Incubation
    NTT DATA Corporation
Details of the pitch day is subject to change without notice.


If you have any question about the Vancouver contest , Please contact the following partner.
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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.