SOURCE: NTT Innovation Institute Inc.

March 02, 2015 10:00 ET

NTT Innovation Institute Announces New Chief Product Officer to Lead Global Product and Commercialization Strategy

PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwired - Mar 2, 2015) - NTT Innovation Institute Inc. (NTT i3), the Silicon Valley-based open innovation and applied research and development center of NTT Group, announced today that Nina Simosko has joined the company as Chief Product Officer. In her new role, Ms. Simosko will lead the development and commercialization of NTT i3's groundbreaking platforms and solutions aimed at today's Digital Businesses.

Simosko, a seasoned veteran of the technology industry, joins NTT i3 from Nike where she most recently served in a senior IT strategy and operations role in the office of the CIO. Prior to Nike, Simosko was Senior Vice President and Global Chief Operating Officer at SAP, where she served for 8 years in numerous executive positions. Simosko has also held senior executive positions at high-growth companies including Oracle and Siebel.

"The development and commercialization of our platforms in the global marketplace is a vital step for NTT and we look forward to Nina bringing her vast experience, strong industry network, deep knowledge, and strategic vision to our team," said Srini Koushik, President and CEO for NTT i3. "We are certain Nina will deliver progressive and innovative technology solutions to enable us to continue to drive innovation and agility through the development of platforms delivered to our Enterprise customers."

"I could not be more pleased to be joining the high caliber team at NTT i3," said Simosko. "The strength of this global organization is unrivaled and I am greatly looking forward to leveraging the myriad assets from across the NTT ecosystem to bring real, market-changing innovations to the marketplace."

About NTT i3:
NTT Innovation Institute, Inc., (NTT i3) is the Silicon Valley-based open innovation and applied research and development center of NTT Group. The institute works closely with NTT operating companies and their customers around the world to develop market-driven, customer-focused solutions and services. NTT i3 builds on the vast intellectual capital base of NTT Group, which invests more than $2.5 billion a year in R&D. NTT i3 and its world-class scientists and engineers partner with prominent technology companies and start-ups, to deliver market-leading solutions that span strategy, business applications, data and infrastructure.

To learn more about NTT i3, please visit us at www.ntti3.com.

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