NTT Innovation Institute Announces CEO Srini Koushik

             NTT Innovation Institute Announces CEO Srini Koushik

PR Newswire

SAN MATEO, Calif., May 20, 2013

SAN MATEO, Calif., May 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- NTT Innovation Institute, Inc.
(NTT I3), a US-based, 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 the
appointment of Srini Koushik as President and Chief Executive Officer,
effective immediately.

NTT I3 (pronounced NTT I Cube) was established on April 1 this year to
accelerate the development and provision of highest-grade information security
and cloud computing technologies, with an initial focus on the North American
market and plans to subsequently roll out best IP solutions practices
globally, including in Japan and emerging countries.

"The NTT group is the established worldwide market leader in information and
communications technology services," said Koushik. "I am thrilled to join this
team with a rich tradition in R&D and innovation for enterprise customers
across the globe. I'm eager to guide NTT I3 to drive the development of
innovative, enterprise-ready solutions backed by our operating companies'
unique strengths in cloud, mobility, analytics and security."

Koushik was president and CEO of Right Brain Systems, a startup aimed at
transforming enterprises using cloud and mobile technologies. Prior to this,
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. Before
joining HP, he was SVP and CIO at Nationwide Insurance where he led the
transformation of this financial services company over nine years 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.

Koushik was appointed an IBM Distinguished Engineer in 1998 and elected to the
IBM Academy of Technology in 1999. He was also named an Elite 8 CIO by
Insurance and Technology, and one of the Top 25 CTOs by Infoworld in 2004. He
is a frequently invited speaker and has published several white papers and
articles on a range of topics including innovation, cloud computing, business
analytics and lean management. He also co-authored the best-seller Patterns
for e-business in 2001.

He holds a bachelor's degree in physics from the University of Madras, a
Master of Computer Applications degree from the University of Bombay, an MBA
from The Ohio State University and several executive education courses from
MIT's Sloan School of Management and Duke University.

About NTT Innovation Institute, Inc.

NTT Innovation Institute, Inc. (NTT I3) is a new R&D center engaged in
accelerating the development and provision of highest-grade
information-security and cloud-computing technologies. NTT I3 develops
services tailored to the North American market. Best practices for
intellectual property solutions applied in a modular format will be rolled out
gradually in other countries, including Japan and emerging markets. NTT I3 was
founded in San Mateo, California on April 1, 2013. Please visit

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