Top Message

The rapid evolution of information and communications technologies (ICT) is driving the utilization of advanced artificial intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies. The collection of digital data on all sorts of events and phenomena and the use of AI in their analysis and utilization have ushered in a “Digital Transformation” that is bringing about dramatic changes to the structure of society and entirely new business models. The pursuit of total optimization will further drive the advancement of collaborations between different industries to an unprecedented scale.

In 2014, NEC announced a new brand statement, “Orchestrating a brighter world.” This message represents NEC’s firm determination to be a social value innovator and integrate its leading-edge technologies, knowhow, and ideas, while working together with our customers and partners around the world, to realize abundant lives and a brighter society and future for all.

To ensure the realization of this message, NEC collaborates with customers and partners around the world to strongly drive the Digital Transformation by fully leveraging the power of ICT across all of society’s value chains. By enabling high quality and secure value chains, NEC can globally provide the values of “safety,” “security,” “efficiency,” and “equality,” all of which are essential for people to live abundantly.

This booklet represents “NEC Vision 2017,” which brings together NEC’s future visions, including our technology vision for ten years from now, 2027, and initiatives for realizing the future we hope to build with our customers and partners. The year 2027 will mark the 50th anniversary of the “C&C Declaration,” which was made in 1977 by then-chairman of NEC Koji Kobayashi, declaring “early in the 21st Century, it will be possible to talk to each other and see each other anytime, anywhere. This will require an integration of technologies for communications, computers, and television.” It is my pleasure to invite you to read this booklet and experience our future vision.

October 2016

Reading NEC Vision Book 2017

More information about NEC's vision for social value creation and the steps we are taking to achieve this vision can be found in NEC's Vision Books.