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1st Meeting of Collaborative TSSG & NTT DATA Project

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13th November 2012


The Telecommunications Software & Systems Group (TSSG) kicked-off the first meeting of the NTT Data Project on Tuesday 6th November. The project is a collaboration between the TSSG and NTT DATA Corporation in Japan and will focus on the use of big data and business analytics in the area of smart grids.

The collaborative project, which was announced on 1st November, was welcomed by the Minister for Research and Innovation, Mr. Sean Sherlock, TD while leading Enterprise Ireland’s trade mission to Japan last week, “The decision by NTT DATA to start their first collaborative R&D project with Ireland through TSSG in Waterford is very significant. My presence here in Japan highlights the importance the Irish Government prescribes to economic relations with Japan. There are opportunities for further collaborations between our countries, particularly in the R&D area.”

At the first meeting, the scope of the collaboration was defined and the timelines for work were agreed. Members from the NTT Data, TSSG, WIT, IDA and the SFI attended, including the President of Waterford Institute of Technology, Dr. Ruaidhrí Neavyn.

TSSG staff in attendance included Dr Willie Donnelly, Eric Robson, Kevin Quinn, Dmitri Botvich, and Leigh Griffin who will all be participating in the research project. NTTA DATA was represented by Keiichi Hoshi, Deputy Head of R&D HQ; Masanobu Nishimura, Manager Service Innovation Centre and Hiroyuki Nakasaki, Researcher.

From this month, NTT DATA and the TSSG will work together on research which will impact on system stabilisation, operational optimisation and service improvement across a variety of industries in the energy sector. The project is expected to run until March 2013.

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