SAN MATEO, CA--(Marketwired - Dec 9, 2013) - NTT Innovation Institute, Inc. (NTT i3), a wholly owned subsidiary of Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (TOKYO: 9432) (NYSE: NTT), the world's largest global IT and telecommunications services holding company, today announced that President & CEO, Srini Koushik, was selected by IDG's Computerworld as a 2014 Premier 100 IT Leader honoree. The Premier 100 spotlights leaders from both the technology and business sides of companies for their exceptional technology leadership and innovative approaches to business challenges. Koushik will be honored at The Premier 100 awards ceremony, one of the highlights of Computerworld's annual Premier 100 IT Leadership Conference, to be held March 2-4, 2014, at the JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa in Tucson, Arizona.
"I'm honored to be included on this year's Computerworld Premier 100 IT Leader list," said Koushik. "Technology innovation today is the driving force behind business and market transformation, and the Premier 100 includes an impressive group of executives who are leading the way. I'm also proud of the tremendous team of creative thinkers and technologists who have joined me at NTT i3 and made a commitment to innovating the future."
A seasoned technology and IT executive, Koushik joined NTT i3 during its formation in 2013 with responsibility for creating and leading a world-class applied research and development organization in Silicon Valley. The institute is dedicated to developing advanced technology solutions and services for the North American and global markets that further the value, security and potential of cloud infrastructures and applications for enterprises. It is committed to open, cooperative innovation with U.S. technology companies and start-ups at the convergence of cloud computing, mobility, social networking and Big Data. The institute's innovations are being brought to market through NTT's North American operating companies, NTT America, NTT Data Americas, and Dimension Data.
Prior to joining NTT, Koushik was president and CEO of Right Brain Systems, a startup aimed at transforming enterprises using cloud and mobile technologies. Before that, he was chief development officer for HP Enterprise Services where he led the Worldwide Strategic Enterprise Services business that focused on cloud computing, enterprise mobility, social business and business analytics. He also served as the CIO at Nationwide Insurance where he led the company's transformation through the innovative and practical use of technology. Earlier in his career he was managing principal for e-business at IBM Global Services leading the implementation of technology-enabled business solutions for clients in the financial services, retail and manufacturing industries. While at Nationwide, Koushik was recognized by Insurance and Technology as an "Elite 8" CIO and by InfoWorld as one of the Top 25 CTOs of 2004. He was appointed an IBM Distinguished Engineer in 1998 and elected to the IBM Academy of Technology in 1999.
"The Premier 100 awards program, now in its 15th year, shines a well-deserved spotlight on a group of talented, creative and hard-working men and women. These IT executives are driving technology innovation in business, education and government across the country and around the world," said Scot Finnie, editor in chief of Computerworld. "Technology advances quickly, and these leaders excel at keeping pace with the changing needs of customers and employees, and making fast technology decisions that map to their organizations' top priorities. They have developed a deep bench of talented IT staffers at their organizations and managed to keep their own skills fresh by constantly mastering new technologies and processes. We are privileged to recognize the leadership and achievements of the 2014 Premier 100 honorees."
The Premier 100 program was created in 2000 to spotlight individuals who have had a positive impact on their organizations through technology. These are individuals who manage internal IT organizations, mentor and motivate their IT teams and business colleagues, create a positive work environment, envision innovative solutions to business challenges and effectively manage and execute IT strategies. Each year, 100 honorees are selected to receive this life-time recognition award.
About NTT i3
NTT Innovation Institute Inc. (NTT i3, pronounced NTT i Cube) is a new R&D center of NTT Group, the global leader of information and communication technology (ICT) services. NTT i3 aims to accelerate the global development of the NTT Group, through open innovation, by leveraging its Silicon Valley location and tapping into the rich talent pool of the valley. Currently, NTT i3 focuses on "Global Cloud Services" as the cornerstone of NTT's business operations. NTT i3 is developing modularized intellectual properties based on a deep understanding and analysis of the latest market needs in the areas of security and cloud computing. www.ntti3.com
Computerworld is the leading source of technology news and information for IT influencers, providing peer perspective, IT leadership and business results. Computerworld's award-winning website (www.computerworld.com), publication, focused conference series, custom solutions and custom research forms the hub of the world's largest (40+ edition) global IT media network and provides opportunities for IT solutions providers to engage this audience. Computerworld leads the industry with an online audience of over 3.8 million unique, monthly visitors (Omniture, November 2012) and was recognized as the Best Website by ASBPE and TABPI in 2012. Computerworld is published by IDG Enterprise, a subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), the world's leading media, events and research company. Company information is available at www.idgenterprise.com.