Employee health and safety: By further broadening the scope, we can consider emotional, social, occupational, and financial health. To support employees in these areas, it is in the interest of employers to interact proactively, non-invasively and with total privacy protection. NTT Disruption’s “social robot” Jibo is engaged in just such an initiative.
Security by design: For such initiatives to succeed, security must be baked into the underlying IT fabric and architecture. In this regard, NTT Research explores and promotes enhanced cryptography enabled by new technologies, including the distributed ledger of blockchain and attribute-based encryption, which provides fine-grained policy control of who can access what particular types of data.