On this episode of Silicon Valley Insider, host Keith Koo has very special returning guest Kris Fitzgerald, Chief Technology Officer of NTT Data to discuss this year's 10th annual NTT Data Open Innovation 10.0 (OIC10) contest.

NTT Data invites startup businesses around the globe to submit ideas for new technologies that can make the world a better place.

Worldwide, regional contests will be held in 15 cities across 13 countries, where 1-2 winner(s) in different business challenges will be chosen. In North America, regional competitions will be held in Vancouver, British Columbia on Oct. 29, Boston on Nov. 8 and San Francisco on Nov. 21, 2019. In India, a contest event will be hosted in Bangalore on September 9, 2019

 NTT DATA is headquartered in Plano, Texas, and has a team of more than 50,000 professionals worldwide and is a division of NTT DATA Corporation, a top 10 global IT services provider with 118,000+ employees in more than 50 countries. The company excels in blending IT and business expertise with decades of industry know-how