PLANO, TX – Aug. 9, 2018 – NTT DATA, a recognized leader in global technology services, today announced the company was named to the “Winners’ Circle” in the recent HfS Industry Blueprint: Utility Operations 2018 report, a comprehensive analysis of 18 IT services providers that are supporting and enabling digital transformation through services and solutions for the utility industry.

“Changes in demand, regulatory uncertainty, increased focus on security and safety, and intensified competition are forcing utility companies to make customer experience a priority, which is at the heart of the digital journey,” said Mike Wallesen, president, Manufacturing, NTT DATA Services. “Inclusion in the HfS Winners’ Circle is a testament to the strength of our capabilities and our commitment to practical innovation that enables our clients to be front runners in the industry.”

NTT DATA received recognition for its depth of industry-specific capabilities and differentiated vision around business continuity despite the changes in the utility market. In addition, the company’s focus on cybersecurity allows it to help clients continue operations in the event of a cyberattack.

NTT DATA was also highlighted for its emerging capabilities in multiple value chain areas, including generation, transmission, distribution and metering, market operations, marketing and retail as well as its mature capabilities across various horizontal business processes, including procurement, finance and accounting.

“The HfS Blueprint places value on excellent service delivery, feedback from clients, ability to bring innovation to clients and vision for the industry, which are four of the primary reasons NTT DATA was listed among the providers in the Winners’ Circle,” said Derk Erbé, Research Vice President Energy & Utilities at HfS Research. “Clients’ expectations for utilities have shifted drastically, and NTT DATA’s emphasis on offering access to advanced technology and data gives them an opportunity to effectively address the various challenges facing the market."

HfS advises utility companies to build partnerships with industry-specific companies, technology vendors and equipment manufacturers who are a source of innovation and offer value in IT integration and broader business transformation. The Blueprint report quantifies the health of the utility sector, examines buyer objectives for digital transformation, provides emerging use cases for key change agents, reviews provider developments and offers recommendations for providers of utility operations business services.

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NTT DATA Services partners with clients to navigate and simplify the modern complexities of business and technology, delivering the insights, solutions and outcomes that matter most. We deliver tangible business results by combining deep industry expertise with applied innovations in digital, cloud and automation across a comprehensive portfolio of consulting, application, infrastructure and business process services.

NTT DATA Services, headquartered in Plano, Texas, is a division of NTT DATA Corporation, a top 10 global business and IT services provider with 118,000+ professionals in more than 50 countries, and NTT Group, a partner to 88 percent of the Fortune Global 100.

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