November 30, 2018
NTT DATA Corporation
Munich, 30. November 2018 – Another success for NTT DATA: After NTT DATA Chief Financial Officer Ilka Friese received the "IT Women of the Year Award" in the category “Outstanding Diversity Commitment” in 2017, NTT DATA Manager Diana Hauser also obtained one of the awards of the Women's IT Network this year. The IT expert was able to beat out numerous competitors in the category “Business Innovation” to win one of a total of seven prizes.
Diana Hauser joined NTT DATA in 2012 as a software developer. At the age of 33, she is now manager of Ensō − The Space for Creators in Munich, the first co-creation space of the NTT Group in Europe. As a highly sought-after expert, she supports NTT DATA customers in their digital transformation by developing new business models and services together with them at Ensō − The Space for Creators. With her team, she makes innovations tangible and develops sustainable solutions for the challenges of the customers.
Female executives are still underrepresented in the IT industry. The Women's IT Network therefore honors innovative and successful female entrepreneurs, managers and experts in the IT environment who serve as role models in the following categories: Young Leaders, Start Up, Digital Transformation, Business Innovation, Technical Innovation, Leadership − Executive Manager/CxO and Teamlead and Outstanding Diversity Commitment. The award was presented during the annual congress "FIT 2018 | Females in IT − Future of IT!" on 29th of November in Frankfurt am Main.
NTT DATA is especially committed to the promotion of women in the IT industry. "We are delighted that our manager Diana Hauser has been awarded the Readers' Choice WIN Award 2018 in the category Business Innovation as one of the 'IT Women of the Year'. This confirms to us that we are on the right track with our initiatives", says Ilka Friese, first woman in the management board of NTT DATA Germany. "It has been scientifically proven that mixed and balanced teams are more innovative and successful − this not only gives us a competitive advantage, but also our customers." Ilka Friese is committed to diversity and Equal Pay. She has also been a sponsor of WiN − Women inspire NTT DATA since 2016. WiN is a group-wide global initiative that aims to promote diversity and women in particular at NTT DATA. "From my point of view, companies must also be culturally managed − a clear value model is needed that is understandable for everyone − especially in corporate cultures shaped by diversity. Point of view and trust are important key pillars here," says Ilka Friese.
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