NTT Group and ClimateForce Collaborate to Launch World’s First Smart Rainforest

NTT Group, a global technology company, has joined forces with environmental organization ClimateForce to develop the world's pioneering Smart Rainforest. This groundbreaking initiative will leverage AI, data analytics, and NTT's cutting-edge Smart Management Platform technology.

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ClimateForce is working on restoring this section of the Daintree Rainforest, which has been infested by invasive species following its initial destruction. NTT is providing substantial support to the project through the Smart Management Platform (SMP) Technology and Analytics. NTT DATA, a leading player in global digital business and IT services, will provide operational assistance and contribute funds to support ongoing regeneration work.

NTT is providing substantial support to the project through the Smart Management Platform (SMP) Technology and Analytics. Photo: rastanley.com.au

Barney Swan, CEO and Co-founder of ClimateForce, praised the role of technological solutions in preserving the world’s ecosystems, stating, “ClimateForce is a proving ground for technologies that protect biodiversity and help mitigate climate change. The generous support from NTT and NTT DATA will help us expand our initiative in the Daintree quickly and accelerate our goal of developing replicable models for regenerating ecosystems, protecting biodiversity, and fostering resilient local economies in other locations.”

NTT DATA’s involvement will include the application of AI, data gathering and analysis, as well as predictive analytics to assess and enhance organic reforestation methods. The cooperation will also see the tech giant contribute funds to assist ClimateForce in purchasing and protecting the regenerated land perpetually.

Bob Pryor, CEO of NTT DATA Services, expressed the company’s excitement about supporting ClimateForce’s mission. He said, “NTT DATA connected with Barney through our sponsorship of his father’s Undaunted: the South Pole 2023 expedition, which advocated for sustainable practices and long-term protections for Antarctica. We’re thrilled to extend this relationship and help ClimateForce with its mission in the tropics, which aligns perfectly with our vision for realizing a sustainable future.”

ClimateForce is a registered Australian charity that aims to accelerate scalable and sustainable solutions for business and daily life. The organization is based in the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area in Queensland, Australia. The team engages locally, nationally, and internationally to connect businesses to productive and profitable carbon-neutral models.

NTT contributes to a sustainable society through the power of innovation. They are a leading global technology company providing services to consumers and businesses as a mobile operator, infrastructure, networks, applications, and consulting provider. Their offerings include digital business consulting, managed application services, workplace and cloud solutions, data centers, and edge computing, all supported by their deep global industry expertise.

NTT DATA is a $30 billion trusted global innovator of IT and business services. They help clients transform through business and technology consulting, industry and digital solutions, applications development and management, managed edge-to-cloud infrastructure services, BPO, systems integration, and global data centers.

This landmark partnership combines sustainability and technology in an endeavor that may inspire and serve as a model for future global environmental restoration projects. By leveraging technology today, NTT and ClimateForce are creating innovative solutions to protect our planet’s precious resources for future generations.

Charlotte Pho