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Thought Leadership Activities

Through our thought leadership activities, the NEC Group aims to lead society toward a brighter future. Based on the five visions of society set out in the NEC 2030VISION, we will “Seize the Future Together” with our customers and other stakeholders, co-create social values, and implement them.

To realize these visions of society together with our stakeholders, we believe it is important for NEC to present our own ideas for how to make the visions a reality and to lead the way on their social implementation.

As part of the NEC Group’s thought leadership activities, we will present our vision of the future and the paths to social implementation, and discuss and shape these with our stakeholders, in order to “Seize the Future Together.” We will then strive to co-create new values through social innovation and implement these values in society.

NEC and the Institute for International Socio-Economic Studies (IISE), the NEC Group’s think tank, will develop a shared vision of the future with all of our stakeholders and accelerate the realization of the NEC 2030VISION.

Message from Our Leadership

Corporate Senior Executive Vice President Shigehiro Tanaka

We launched the NEC 2030VISION to set out how we intend to fulfil our Purpose as described in the NEC Group's Mid-term Management Plan 2025.

Our thought leadership activities are practical efforts that take us yet another step closer to fulfilling our Purpose. Specifically, we will "Seize the Future Together" with our customers and other stakeholders in each of the key areas that are central to the NEC 2030VISION.

For our stakeholders to share our vision of the future, it is essential that we present a coherent story. That means showing them not only the endpoint of ideal future societies, but also carefully considered paths (technological development, standardization, rule-making, etc.) for getting there. In other words, only by demonstrating NEC's commitment to implementing our vision in society can we earn their support.

In order to develop such ideas and thought leadership, we are making enhanced efforts to create opportunities and occasions for combining and coalescing knowledge from across society. We are doing so by reinforcing the structure of the Institute for International Socio-Economic Studies (IISE), which functions as the NEC Group's think tank, deepening our ties with external entities, including governmental bodies, academic institutions, international organizations, non-profit organizations, and non-governmental organizations, participating in international meetings for the exchange of knowledge from around the world, and helping to connect experts working at the forefronts of a wide range of fields. For example, in February 2023, we held IISE Forum 2023, where a diverse group of thought leaders exchanged wide-ranging ideas in thought-provoking discussions.

Through the accumulation of such activities, we are collecting diverse social insights and deepening our thinking on how to make our vision of society a reality. Based on our ideas and thinking, we will engage in frequent dialogue with our stakeholders from a range of perspectives so that we can share a common understanding, and, while doing so, we will elevate our thinking on social implementation to a higher level and implement our vision in society through co-creation.

We believe that by maintaining and enhancing such activities, we can co-create highly impactful social value with our stakeholders and continue to contribute to realizing sustainable and even more fulfilling societies. We will continue to take on the challenge of creating social value for realizing our future vision for society as set out in the NEC 2030VISION.

We sincerely look forward to any feedback or proposals you may have.

Through our thought leadership activities, we will ensure the responsible use of technology and pave the way for a brighter future for society.

Corporate Senior Executive Vice President
Shigehiro Tanaka