NTT Research, Inc., a division of NTT (TYO:9432), has announced its plans to postpone the NTT Research Berkeley Summit as a result of health and safety concerns surrounding the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the company said.
Originally scheduled to be held on March 19-20, 2020 at the University Club atop Memorial Stadium on the UC Berkeley campus, the event is now postponed until further notice.
Whenever a pandemic like COVID-19 occurs, people come first. NTT Research and NTT have proactively implemented advice and guidelines on how to combat the spread of the virus, including encouraging staff across Japan, and in countries affected by the virus, to work remotely from home.
Travel restrictions have also been put in place across the company. In-line with these proactive measures, NTT Research made the decision to postpone its NTT Research Berkeley Summit to maintain the health and safety of its employees, speakers and event guests. We are continuing to monitor and adhere to advice issued by governments and remain in close contact with credible global organizations such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO).
NTT Research opened its Palo Alto offices in July 2019 as a new Silicon Valley startup to conduct basic research and advance technologies that promote positive change for humankind. NTT Research is part of NTT, a global technology and business solutions provider.