Message from the President

Thank you for your continued support of SoftBank Technology.

In the fiscal year ended March 2017, our businesses showed steady performance including Digital Marketing, Platform Solution, and Cloud System. The businesses in the field of public sector made particular progress. We received orders from local governments to improve security, a project to revitalize Japanese agriculture, and they greatly contributed to net sales that reached record heights of over 50 billion yen. We also achieved the employment of 100 people, a goal set at the beginning of the fiscal year. Furthermore, the number of employees qualified as PMP, an international standard certification of project management, totaled over 100.

Softbank Technology is advancing to meet the challenge of becoming an indispensable cloud company in the IoT age by adapting three basic strategies from April 2016: Integrate into the Cloud, Develop IoT Businesses, and Strengthen a Management Base.

● Integrate into the Cloud
Taking advantage of our technological capability and achievements in the cloud business, we are refining the proposal to combine the strategic areas of big data and AI and security on the cloud and offer it as a one-stop solution.

● Develop IoT Businesses
We aim to construct a business model scalable with the service charge times the number of devices, while focusing on value creation for IoT devices that are the Things side at subsidiary companies. We promote continuous aggressive investments in training and proof of concept in advanced technologies in the value creation by utilizing data and AI.

● Strengthen a Management Base
We will advance the reform of working styles to improve personnel acquisition, retention rates, and productivity, as well as promoting knowledge exchange and strengthening relationships with development partner engineers while continuing efforts to strengthen project management.

In the fiscal year ending March 2018, we plan to steadily address the record high order backlog accumulated from system development for the cloud and to continue investments in IoT proof of concept utilizing our group’s technical bases. In addition, we will start establishing a system for efficient division of work in development projects by introducing a partner system and invest in the utilization of AI to improve productivity and the quality of operating services, as well as in the training of employees to step up to be the business partners of clients.

Under the corporate slogan “One! SBT,” we will work together with the group companies and move toward significant growth. Your continued support and guidance will be greatly appreciated.

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