PLANO, TX and TOKYO – January 13, 2020 – NTT DATA today announced the company has been named a Leader and Star Performer in blockchain services by Everest Group in their recently published “Enterprise Blockchain Services PEAK Matrix™ Assessment 2020 report” highlighting the top IT services providers that leverage blockchain to support client initiatives.

NTT DATA’s partnerships and business strategy approach, capabilities and experience in developing blockchain solutions across diverse industries have helped solidify its leader position once again. Its education and design-thinking workshops help clients understand how blockchain can benefit their business challenges.

With more than 70 use cases, NTT DATA has experience with a wide spectrum of business solutions including payments, cross-border transfers, identity management, KYC etc. in banking and insurance; supply chain track and trace, trade finance, loyalty programs in retail and manufacturing and health data management, clinical trials management in healthcare and life sciences.

“We are delighted to be named a leader for the second year in a row by Everest Group for our blockchain capabilities and vision,” said Tsuyoshi Kitani, Executive Vice President and Director, CTO, CISO, Technology and Innovation General Headquarters, NTT DATA. “We continue to invest in areas that bring value to our clients who are moving from proof-of-concept to reality.”

As an early adopter of blockchain technology and founding member of the Hyperledger Foundation and Alastria consortium, contributor to projects like the Hyperledger Iroha and Quilt, as well as a member of blockchain-focused consortiums, such as the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance, R3 Corda and Ripple. NTT DATA continues to offer platform agnostic solutions to help clients through their end-to-end blockchain journey.

“A thriving ecosystem of consortia, open source blockchain frameworks, managed blockchain platforms, solution vendors, and IT service providers has driven a surge in enterprise blockchain adoption,” said Ronak Doshi, Vice President, Everest Group. A verticalized approach across diverse industries and extensive partnerships with vendors, consortia, and academia has enabled NTT DATA to deliver value to clients as they move from proofs of concept to production. Integrated efforts across all NTT Group companies has also demonstrated its focus on, and investment appetite for, developing its blockchain ecosystem.”

NTT DATA has increased its blockchain services by 50 to 75 percent across key industries. The company’s breadth of use cases and frameworks resulted in several moves beyond the proof-of-concept and pilot stages to the production stage. Earlier this year, NTT DATA was also recognized for its Blockchain Center of Excellence (CoE), which has accelerated expertise and knowledge-sharing within the field for 300 members in 24 countries.

For more information, visit NTT DATA to learn more about the company’s blockchain offerings.

About NTT DATA

NTT DATA is a leading IT services provider and global innovation partner headquartered in Tokyo, with business operations in over 50 countries. Our emphasis is on long-term commitment, combining global reach with local intimacy to provide premier professional services varying from consulting and systems development to outsourcing. For more information, visit www.nttdata.com/.

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