Next Generation Partnership and Incubation Program Lead

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Date: Jul 14, 2024

Location: Sunnyvale, CA, US

Company: NTT DATA Services

Req ID: 268592 


Incubation Program Lead

Interested in helping to lead our new Next Generation Partnership &  Incubation Program?  Please read & apply if interested in joining our team in the San Francisco Bay / Sunnyvale area.


Position Overview:

We are seeking an experienced and forward-thinking Lead to spearhead our Next Generation Partnership and Incubation Program in North America. In this role, you will be responsible for driving innovation, forging strategic partnerships, and incubating groundbreaking projects to shape the future of our organization.  This role is part of NTT Data's Global Innovation team.  

Location:  Must be in San Francisco / Sunnyvale / San Jose

* This is a hybrid role where some time will be required in the office meeting with leaders and forging strategic partnerships.


Key Responsibilities: 

  • Strategic Vision: - Develop a clear and ambitious vision for the Next Generation Partnership and Incubation Program that aligns with the company's long-term goals. - Identify emerging trends, technologies, and market opportunities to stay ahead in the industry. 
  • Partnership Development: - Establish and nurture strategic partnerships with external organizations, startups, research institutions, and industry leaders. - Collaborate with cross-functional teams to identify potential partners that can enhance our innovation capabilities.
  • Incubation Program Management: - Oversee the end-to-end incubation process, from ideation to execution, ensuring successful project development. - Provide guidance and mentorship to incubated teams, fostering a culture of innovation and creativity.
  • Resource Allocation: - Manage budgets and resources effectively to support the incubation program's growth and success. - Evaluate project proposals and allocate resources to projects with the highest potential for innovation and impact.
  • Risk Management: - Identify potential risks and challenges associated with incubated projects and develop mitigation strategies. - Monitor the progress of projects and make data-driven decisions to optimize outcomes.
  • Cross-functional Collaboration: - Collaborate closely with various departments, including Opcos, R&D, marketing, sales, and legal, to ensure alignment and successful implementation of incubated projects.
  • Reporting and Measurement: - Establish KPIs and performance metrics to assess the impact and success of the program. - Provide regular updates to senior leadership on the program's progress and achievements.


Basic Qualifications:

  • 3+ years’ experience working within a Consulting organization.
  • 2+ years’ proven track record of driving innovation and leading successful incubation programs
  • 1+years’ experience working with innovation programs for large technology organizations. 


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bilingual Japanese preferred
  • Bachelor's degree in a related field; MBA or other advanced degree preferred. 
  • Strong business acumen with the ability to identify strategic opportunities. 
  • Excellent leadership and communication skills. 
  • Ability to build and maintain relationships with external partners.
  • Analytical mindset with a focus on data-driven decision-making. 
  • Experience in budget management and resource allocation.



NTT DATA is a $30+ billion trusted global innovator of business and technology services. We serve 75% of the Fortune Global 100 and are committed to helping clients innovate, optimize and transform for long-term success. We invest over $3.6 billion each year in R&D to help organizations and society move confidently and sustainably into the digital future. As a Global Top Employer, we have diverse experts in more than 50 countries and a robust partner ecosystem of established and start-up companies. Our services include business and technology consulting, data and artificial intelligence, industry solutions, as well as the development, implementation and management of applications, infrastructure, and connectivity. We are also one of the leading providers of digital and AI infrastructure in the world. NTT DATA is part of NTT Group and headquartered in Tokyo. Visit us at


NTT DATA Services is an equal opportunity employer and considers all applicants without regarding to race, color, religion, citizenship, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, physical or mental disability, veteran or marital status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment for all employees. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please inform your recruiter so that we may connect you with the appropriate team.

Nearest Major Market: San Jose
Nearest Secondary Market: Palo Alto

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