NEC Named One of the 50 Most Innovative Companies

It is with great pride that I can announce NEC was chosen as one of the 50 Most Innovative Companies, according to a recent Boston Consulting Group innovation survey. With thousands of senior level executives participating in this study, our commitment to improving the way people live, work, and communicate is gaining recognition from accolades such as this, which is a testament to the dedication of our organization.

A key component of this award was tied to research and development, an area NEC has always prioritized, leading to technology and solutions that have a positive impact on both business and society. With more than 65,000+ patents, pioneering IT, communications and biometrics technologies, NEC technology innovation has provided a solid foundation for this prestigious recognition.

Some of NEC’s more recent innovations:

NEC Internet-of-Things (IoT) and Smart City platforms
• Video analytics that can analyze millions of images in seconds
• Predictive analytics that calculates the landslide risk of hillsides
Automated Urban Surveillance and Smart Transportation solutions
• Smart City disaster response solutions
• Biometric health screening technology
Behavior analytics for crowd and event management

These important innovations improve the safety, security and operational efficiency required of today’s society, and when I look at our recent achievements, I know that we are making a difference.

Watch our 50th anniversary in North America video to learn more about our long history of innovation .


Shin Takahashi is President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of NEC Corporation of America, a leading provider and integrator of advanced IT, networking, communications and biometrics solutions for the enterprise, public sector and service provider markets. In his role, Mr. Takahashi is responsible for the business strategy, operations and leadership of the company. Mr. Takahashi is a seasoned executive with more than 20 years of extensive sales, marketing, business development and management experience with NEC Corporation and NEC Corporation of America, primarily in satellite, network and wireless communications. Before joining NEC Corporation of America in January 2013, Mr. Takahashi was President of JAE Electronics, Inc., a provider of advanced electronic components and aerospace products. As head of JAE Electronics, he was instrumental in strengthening the focus on customers and innovation as well as driving significant new business growth. Mr. Takahashi holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Sophia University, Tokyo and attended the University of Wisconsin as part of an International Exchange Program.