NTT launches global technology services provider
Singapore, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT Corporation) today launched NTT Ltd., a world-leading global technology services provider that brings together the capabilities of 28 companies, including NTT Communications, Dimension Data, and NTT Security into one US $11 billion business.
Headquartered in London and employing around 40,000 people in offices across 70+ countries and regions, the new NTT company delivers unparalleled capabilities and global scale focused on doing great things for people, businesses, and society.
President and CEO for NTT Corporation, Jun Sawada, said, “I’m delighted to announce that we launched NTT Ltd. today. When we combine the new capabilities of NTT Ltd. along with NTT DATA, we create a top-five global technology and business solutions provider with US$20 billion revenues outside of Japan. Going forward, we will accelerate our execution as one NTT in order to contribute to a smarter and better world through digital transformation.
“We are also excited to confirm that our global headquarters for NTT Ltd will be in London and that our commitment to the UK remains extremely strong. We considered several locations as the headquarters for NTT Ltd and made a deliberate decision to choose London. It has many benefits, including a stable economy, a wealth of skills and talent, diversity in population and thinking, a strong infrastructure, schools, and housing for global talent moving to the city. In short, it’s a great city to live and work in, and we’re excited that we are making it the home for our new business.”
UK Prime Minister Theresa May said, “Britain has a longstanding and proud reputation as a global tech leader and it’s fantastic that NTT Ltd. has chosen London for its global headquarters. A key part of our modern Industrial Strategy is to put the UK at the forefront of the tech and data revolution, and they will join many other world-leading companies who call Britain home.”
By bringing together these companies, NTT Ltd. is offering:
• Clients access to a more comprehensive range and greater depth of skills across multiple technologies and capabilities.
• Global technology and managed services that are world leading in scale and depth.
• Improved ability to deliver more in-depth industry solutions for our clients.
• World-class managed services platforms with the ability to deliver local customizations to meet clients’ needs in each market.
• Increased investment in innovation and R&D.
The new company already partners with over 10,000 clients around the world including the world’s leading organizations in financial services, pharmaceuticals, telecommunications, energy and utilities, manufacturing, automotive and technology sectors. Companies already benefitting from NTT’s intelligent technology solutions to deliver on the promise of a connected future include Tour de France, ALMA, City of Las Vegas, Connected Conservation, ISPPC, Alcatel and NXP.
Tsunehisa Okuno, Chairman for NTT Ltd. and Executive Vice President for NTT Corporation, commented, “Today NTT continues its 120-year heritage of always listening to and innovating for our clients. Along with creating a very strong technology and managed services provider in NTT Ltd., we have also increased our commitment to invest more in R&D and new technology startups through our venture capital fund, and to develop our own disruptive innovation business team. We see the opportunity to help our clients and communities more effectively when we bring all of these capabilities together.”
Jason Goodall, CEO for NTT Ltd., commented, “I’m extremely proud to lead NTT Ltd. into a new and exciting era. Today, we’ve created a global technology services provider that delivers a full breadth of industry-leading products, solutions, and managed services that address our clients’ business needs. We know technology doesn’t stand still, and neither do we. We will continue to move our business forward to ensure that we deliver solutions that are both relevant for today and tomorrow. We are excited to be part of one of the world’s largest technology and business solutions providers and look forward to partnering with our clients around the world with our full range of capabilities.”
Commenting on the integration, Chris Barnard, Vice President for Enterprise Infrastructure and Communications at IDC, said, “Organizations worldwide are increasingly looking to technology companies that can adapt and support them across a range of fast-moving challenges. Societies, agriculture, and manufacturing need fully integrated solutions that will help them harness the power of IoT, edge analytics, and collaboration platforms. In coming together as one company, NTT is acknowledging this, giving them one single view across their organization for better insights that will help them transform and benefit from change.”
John Lombard has been appointed Chief Executive Officer, Asia Pacific of NTT Ltd. effective 1 July 2019. As the CEO, John manages the end-to-end go-to-market, sales, delivery, operations, and profitability for Asia Pacific. NTT Ltd. was incorporated on 1 July 2019 to bring together 28 businesses, including Dimension Data, NTT Communications and NTT Security, into a single global technology services company.
John joined Dimension Data Asia Pacific as CEO in May 2016, with over 25 years of leadership and management consulting experience. Prior to Dimension Data, John worked for SAP as Head of Services for Asia Pacific Japan, as well as the CEO and Managing Director of Crowe Howarth. During his time at SAP, he was responsible for services and support across 14 countries in the Asia Pacific Japan region and was central to driving the company’s Cloud Services, Consulting, Custom Development, and Education portfolio.
John is also the co-founder of #HeforShe for LeanIn Asia, which helps create an environment that enables women to #LeanIn to their careers and passions. He also serves on the board of directors of Very Special Arts Singapore. John holds a Bachelor of Computer Science from Swinburne University of Technology in Australia.
Further information can be found on our new website – hello.global.ntt
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