NTT DATA presents Open Innovation Contest 9.0CONTEST OVERVIEW

The Toronto Winner

Pantonium On-Demand Transit

The Finalists and Result of Toronto Pitch Day

ResultCompany Name URL
Click
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http://paywith.click
Judge AwardBeaconforce
https://beaconforce.com/
https://beaconforce.com/
WinnerPantonium On-Demand Transit
https://pantonium.com/
https://pantonium.com/
Zamma AwardAiHello: get ready to sell smarter!
https://www.aihello.com/
https://www.aihello.com/
Collabogence
http://www.collabogence.com
http://www.collabogence.com
SDGs AwardSave Our Planet Refillery

Site schedule

Toronto Pitch Day

Date and time5th February, 2019
VenueMaRS Discovery District - Collaboration Centre Cafe
101 College St, Toronto, ON M5G 1L7
Judges
  • Paul Twigg
    VP Technology
    Sierra Systems, an NTT DATA Company
    Profile
  • Kotaro Zamma
    Head of Section of
    Open Innovation and
    Business Incubation
    NTT DATA Corporation
    Profile
  • Kaz Okada
    Senior Expert
    Open Innovation and Business Incubation
    NTT DATA Corporation
    Profile
Agenda
Kotaro Zamma
Head of Section of Open Innovation
and Business Incubation
NTT DATA Corp.

Having worked in NTT DATA for nearly three decades, Zamma knows the IT industry of Japan inside out, and firmly believes that open innovation will revitalize his company and the industry.

As the head of Open Innovation and Business Incubation, he directs biannual contests and monthly forums to find and introduce promising startups to business units and customers of NTT DATA, and runs programs that put the partner startups on the fast track to proof-of-concept and new business.

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.

Paul Twigg
VP Technology
Sierra Systems, an NTT DATA Company

Paul Twigg is the National VP of Technology and CTO for Sierra Systems an NTT Data Company. He is an award winning IT business leader with executive and hands-on experience in delivering leading edge cloud, data and innovation services. He is a recognized speaker and thought leader in the technology field driving innovation and digital transformation ideas. Paul is security cleared (Canadian Secret Level) and has vast experience creating technology strategy to develop creative and innovative data centric services tailored towards increasing efficiencies and reducing costs within an organization. He is a motivational leader who enjoys building successful and productive teams, and thrives in highly pressurized and challenging working environments.