NTT DATA Business Solutions sets deliberate platform for growth

BRISBANE – November 14, 2017 – NTT DATA Business Solutions, a leading provider of end-to-end digital technology services and part of the NTT DATA Group, has today announced three senior appointments as part of its new strategy as it gears up for growth.

The appointment of Nick Binns to Managing Director, Kim Benito to General Manager of Client Services, and Yoichi Omae to Senior Director, Business Operations, highlights a new leadership approach to enable NTT DATA Business Solutions to execute on a strategy to further strengthen its position in the market.

Max White, Co-Chief Executive Officer, NTT DATA Business Solutions Asia Pacific, reinforced the importance of building the right capabilities in the Australian executive team. “These executive appointments are a true commitment to our clients and the Australian market, to ensure we have the right skills and capabilities to drive excellence in service delivery,” added White.

White said that Binns brings a strong and proven track record of delivery in innovation and translating strategic thinking into business results – particularly through transformational growth.

“We were conscious of the need to find someone who could bring the right combination of experience in business transformation and technology innovation. We purposefully selected a senior executive with a proven track record of driving results through diverse groups of stakeholders, while able to lead large teams to drive innovation and business success,” said White.

Binns notes the rapid change and adaption in the industry and forecasts that this pace will continue to quicken. He sees the need for NTT DATA Business Solutions to adapt quickly and is heartened by the opportunity to take a leadership role in steering the next wave of growth.

“This role is a great opportunity to be part of the global NTT DATA network and I’m looking forward to leading the Australian team in redefining and executing on the next phase of our growth strategy,” said Binns.

“I have a strong belief in the NTT DATA Business Solutions offering; the technical expertise we offer, coupled with my team’s infectious passion and commitment to excellence means that we consistently equip our customers with the right end-to-end solutions through a single partner, to enable them to succeed in the market.”

The NTT DATA Business Solutions growth platform in Australia is underpinned by three strategic priorities. These will be pursued by Binns and his team through FY18 and centre on helping customers strongly leverage Big Data, better harness SAP, and also delivering effective cloud-based solutions for SMEs.  

In her new role, Benito will take the lead on a newly created client services stream. Benito joins NTT DATA Business Solutions with more than 23 years’ experience in the IT industry, most recently as Vice President Asia Pacific Professional Services for Zuora. Benito also spent 15 years at Epicor Software in several leadership roles, including Senior Director of Service Delivery, Support & SaaS.

Benito has deep IT industry experience locally and in the APAC region, with expertise in professional services, business relationship management and delivery. “I have a strong and motivated team who will be working closely with our sales function to ensure we are standing side-by-side with our customers, fostering strong working relationships, and providing proactive end-to-end service delivery,” said Benito.

“Managed services is a key priority for us to ensure we are keeping ahead of the curve, and that we are demonstrating the real value of our services. I’m passionate about challenging our clients to think about things differently, and ensuring we are expanding our solution set to help our clients succeed in a rapidly changing world,” added Benito.

Yoichi Omae has been appointed to Senior Director of Business Operations, after 26 years at NTT DATA – bringing with him deep Group wide experience to the Australian business. From his new base in Sydney, Omae will help the executive team drive operational performance improvements that will directly benefit customers in the Australian market.

“It’s a privilege to join NTT DATA Business Solutions, and I’m looking forward to driving greater connectivity across all brands to ensure we are leveraging the insights, broader products and service set from the wider NTT DATA group. I am pleased to be part of the Group’s increased commitment to our Australian market and to help the wider leadership team set a true growth platform and leverage this to benefit our expanding customer base,” said Omae. 

Nick Binns, Managing Director

Nick Binns, Managing Director

Kim Benito,  General Manager - Client Services

Kim Benito,  General Manager - Client Services

Yoichi Omae, Senior Director, Business Operations

Yoichi Omae, Senior Director, Business Operations