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New Zealand Big Data Collaboration Announced

New Zealand Big Data Collaboration Announced

3 December 2013 - Harmonic Analytics, a local data science company, announced an agreement with NEC Corporation, a leader in the integration of IT and network technologies, to collaborate on an innovation programme - to develop Big Data solutions.

“We are bringing together data scientists from New Zealand and across NEC’s global network to develop sophisticated analytical solutions,” says CEO, Phil Shepherd. “We are pleased to be working with NEC, a globally respected technology pioneer with a track record of commitment to New Zealand innovation.”

Mr Toshiyuki Mineno, Executive Vice President, NEC Corporation, recently visited Wellington to formally launch the programme.

Demand for sophisticated analytics and data visualisation is growing. More customers are asking Harmonic, how they can best use and manage their data to make robust decisions.

Key development areas for the innovation programme include: Asset management solutions, social network analytics, predictive analytics, data mining, anomaly detection, market classification and specific NEC big data solutions.

Dr. Ryohei Fujimaki, a data scientist with NEC based in Cupertino, Silicon Valley, also kicked off a series of Big data workshops in Wellington with Harmonic data scientists and the local NEC team. Dr. Fujimaki leads a development/application team on predictive analytics at NEC.

Harmonic Analytics and NEC have successful worked together for 10 years, on the Asset Lifecycle Management Programme for Telecom New Zealand.

About NEC Corporation
NEC Corporation is a leader in the integration of IT and network technologies that benefit businesses and people around the world. By providing a combination of products and solutions that cross utilize the company’s experience and global resources, NEC’s advanced technologies meet the complex and ever-changing needs of its customers. NEC brings more than 100 years of expertise in technological innovation to empower people, businesses and society. For more information, visit NEC at

About NEC in New Zealand
Since originally supplying technology to New Zealand in the 1960’s, NEC New Zealand is a leading solutions and service provider of IT and network, telecommunication and identity solutions. With innovation at the heart of the organisation, NEC New Zealand’s commitment to quality, reliability and value has seen it through more than 50 years of innovation in New Zealand. NEC’s state-of-the-art technologies are backed by local technical expertise and are used in various creative applications to enhance the lives of the people in New Zealand every day, from connecting callers to sorting mail items, from providing timely updates via diverse digital signage network to empowering law enforcement agencies with biometric technologies.

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