Nina Simosko, President and CEO of NTT i3, is recognized for accomplishments in technology and contributions to the community
Palo Alto, CA. (April 13, 2016) – NTT Innovation Institute Inc. (NTT i³), the prestigious Silicon Valley-based innovation center for NTT Group, one of the world’s largest ICT companies, today announced that its President and CEO, Nina Simosko, has been named one of the most influential women in Silicon Valley by the Silicon Valley Business Journal. Nina will be honored at the Silicon Valley Business Journal Awards ceremony on May 5th at the San Jose Convention Center. The Women of Influence honorees exercise power and influence within their industry and throughout the Silicon Valley community, while serving as role models for future generations of leaders.
Nina has been an influential member of the Silicon Valley tech ecosystem for more than two decades. Prior to her current leadership position at NTT i3, she was responsible for steering the creation and execution of Nike Technology strategy, planning and operations worldwide. Previous to that, she was Senior Vice President of SAP’s Global Premier Customer Network (PCN), where she led both the PCN Center of Excellence and SAP’s Global Executive Advisory Board. During her eight year tenure, she was a part of SAP’s Global Ecosystem & Partner Group which was charged with continuing to build and enable an open ecosystem of software, service and technology partners together with SAP’s communities of innovation. Additionally, she served as the Global Chief Operating Officer for the worldwide Customer Education organization, responsible for driving more than half a billion euros in global education software and services revenue. Currently, Nina serves on the advisory boards of two early-to-mid stage Silicon Valley technology companies: Reflektion and AppOrchid.
“It is an honor to be included in such a prestigious list of women of influence in Silicon Valley, all of whom have overcome the challenges of moving up the ranks in a challenging market space,” said Nina Simosko, President and CEO at NTT i3. “The world has changed for women in the workplace, but we’re not where we need to be yet. I look forward to continuing to mentor the next generation of women in tech here in the Valley and beyond.”
Nina has been, and continues to be, a catalyst for change in Silicon Valley, serving as a mentor to numerous women in the technology community by empowering them to make their mark in their companies and careers. She is a frequent speaker at multiple conferences on women in leadership and entrepreneurship. Most recently, Nina was the keynote speaker at the Watermark conference, the largest women’s membership organization in the Bay Area, representing more than 700 Bay Area-based senior executives and entrepreneurs and emerging executives.
About NTT Innovation Institute Inc. (NTT i³)
NTT Innovation Institute, Inc. (NTT i³) is the Silicon Valley-based innovation center for NTT Group, one of the world’s largest ICT companies. Focused on fostering strategic innovation, NTT i³ works with established enterprise companies interested in investigating new approaches to evolving into technology-first, digitally-driven businesses. Likewise, NTT i³ partners with early stage digitally-native businesses looking to expand their presence and challenger advantage. Accelerating the movement of innovation from initial idea to marketplace implementation, NTT i³ combines access to the significant global infrastructure resources, investment fund, research knowledge, and trusted long-standing customer relationships of NTT Global with its own software startup expertise and deep enterprise relationships.
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