Recognized exemplar of leadership in driving a digital future
PLANO, Texas – June 22, 2021 – NTT DATA today announced Barry Shurkey, Chief Information Officer of NTT DATA Services, was recognized by Constellation Research on its 2022 Business Transformation 150, an elite list of executives leading business transformation efforts around the globe.
Digital leaders have been greatly challenged this year by a perfect storm of disruptions due to COVID-19, generational shifts in the workforce, a hypercompetitive new customer experience landscape, and the relentless march of exponential digital change, among other factors. The BT150 nomination process took these influences to heart this year to make sure the list genuinely reflects today's world and leading trends.
Shurkey is responsible for digital transformation and optimizing the IT roadmap to support NTT DATA and its clients. Previously, he was a senior vice president overseeing the company’s IT agreements during the acquisition of the former Dell Services. Prior to that, he guided TxDOT’s (Texas Department of Transportation) IT transformation. With more than 35 years of experience in the IT services industry, Barry has also worked abroad in Australia on the largest outsourcing deal of its time.
Shurkey is a passionate and active leader at NTT DATA and within the community as an advocate for social equity and many diversity and inclusion initiatives. He is a board member for the DFW Alliance of Technology and Women (ATW) and as the Technology Ball Executive Host, he helps to create future technology leaders through STEM partnerships in the social sector. He is also a member of the Inspire Dallas CIO Advisory Board and Evanta Dallas CIO Governing Board.
He was awarded the 2018 Corporate CIO Tech Titan award, 2019 D Magazine CIO of the Year Award, 2019 ORBIE CIO of the Year Award, Constellation's 2020 and 2022 Business Transformation 150 (BT150) and for two years in a row, named to the 2020 D CEO Dallas 500 most powerful business leaders. Most recently, Barry was a finalist for the 2021 National Global Orbie.
“The past year has been challenging yet exciting for NTT DATA Services,” said Barry Shurkey, CIO, NTT DATA Services. “Not only are we bringing digital, consulting and cloud solutions to our clients, we are living proof of the transformation technology can create for a business. I am proud be part of a team with so many talented and dedicated professionals around the world and truly appreciate the recognition.”
Recognition as a BT150 winner has emerged as a differentiator in recruiting as forward-thinking organizations recognize that BT150 winners are some of the most sought after and battle tested executives in the market”, proclaimed R “Ray” Wang, founder and CEO at Constellation Research. "The pandemic created tremendous opportunities for technology and business leaders to kickoff and turbo charge their transformation projects. Many of this year’s BT150 winners have created new business models, launched new offerings, and found their way into the C-suite."
"In curating the next generation of Business Transformation 150 executives from our network, we emphasized those who are successfully navigating the historic challenges of the last year, while still effectively guiding their organizations to transform and evolve," said Constellation Research's VP and Principal Analyst, Dion Hinchcliffe. "I am excited to help them tell their stories to the world over the next year as we share from these leading lights in the digital world the many innovative ways they lifted their organizations up and propelled them into the future. I'm very proud of this year's highly diverse group of BT150 inductees."
Nominations from peers, industry influencers, technology vendors and analysts powered the six-month selection process. Each executive on the list demonstrates an understanding of how the business environment is transforming in response to digital and exponential technologies, and these leaders are actively preparing their companies to excel during and after the transformation.
The full listing can be found here.