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NTT i3

November 03, 2015 08:00 ET

NTT Innovation Institute Announces Nina Simosko as New President and CEO

PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwired - Nov 3, 2015) - NTT Innovation Institute Inc. (NTT i3), the prestigious Silicon Valley-based innovation center for NTT Group, one of the world's largest ICT companies, today announced Nina Simosko as its new president and chief executive officer. For more than 20 years, Nina has distinguished herself as a catalytic leader in the technology industry, with an expansive range of experience in enterprise software, professional services and strategic partnerships. Formerly, she held the position of Chief Product Officer at NTT i3.

"Amid an increasingly complex technology environment, I am thrilled to take on the CEO role to lead NTT i3's development as change agents for global Fortune 2000 companies, as well as within the complimentary research groups of other global NTT Group companies," said Nina. "We look forward to working together with forward-thinking companies to combine the best practices of open innovation research, applied R&D expertise, and agile product development to define new ideas and take them to initial commercial success. Developing an ecosystem that enables us to leverage emerging technologies to more proactively anticipate customer needs drives NTT i3's objective of becoming the leading innovation center in Silicon Valley."

"Nina's long-standing tenure in the enterprise software and services industry, combined with her unique approach to commercializing progressive and ground-breaking technology solutions has made her an invaluable asset to our organization," stated Hiroo Unoura, President, and CEO of NTT Group. "Our industry is rapidly evolving and the way in which our customers engage and experience technology is changing significantly. We're certain Nina will make immediate strides, meeting the challenges of a fast-paced and competitive market, to expand the reputation of NTT i3 as a premiere Silicon Valley-based innovation center."

Previous to NTT i3, Nina was responsible for leading the creation and execution of Nike Technology strategy, planning and operations world-wide. Prior to that, she was Senior Vice President of SAP's Global Premier Customer Network (PCN). At SAP, she led both the PCN Center of Excellence and SAP's Global Executive Advisory Board. During her eight year tenure, Nina was a part of SAP's Global Ecosystem & Partner Group which was charged with continuing to build and enable an open ecosystem of software, service and technology partners together with SAP's communities of innovation. Additionally, she served as the Global Chief Operating Officer for SAP's worldwide Customer Education organization, responsible for driving more than half a billion euros in global education software and services revenue. Currently, Nina serves on the advisory boards of two early-to-mid stage technology companies: Reflektion and AppOrchid.

About NTT Innovation Institute Inc. (NTT i3)
NTT Innovation Institute, Inc. (NTT i3) is the Silicon Valley-based innovation center for NTT Group, one of the world's largest ICT companies. Focused on fostering strategic innovation, NTT i3 works with established enterprise companies interested in investigating new approaches to evolving into technology-first, digitally-driven businesses. Likewise, NTT i3 partners with early stage digitally-native businesses looking to expand their presence and challenger advantage.

Accelerating the movement of innovation from initial idea to marketplace implementation, NTT i3 combines access to the significant global infrastructure resources, investment fund, research knowledge, and trusted long-standing customer relationships of NTT Global with its own software startup expertise and deep enterprise relationships. NTT i3 helps. We then provide focus and practical application by translating those ambitious ideas into the development of new technology platforms, products, and practices that empower companies to evolve into leading technology-first, digitally-driven businesses.

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