NTT DATA awarded as the 2020 Microsoft Asia Pacific Global Systems Integrator Partner of the Year

January 21, 2021
NTT DATA Corporation

Singapore, 14th January, 2021 — NTT DATA SINGAPORE PTE LTD (NTT DATA), Trusted Global Innovator, has won the 2020 Microsoft Asia Pacific (APAC) Global System Integrator (GSI) Partner of the Year.

In a field of top contenders, which saw the company as a finalist in the other categories of Azure: Intelligent Data Platform, Data & AI, Business Applications: Intelligent Line of Business, Industry: Public Sector and Digital Transformation Partner, NTT DATA edged out tough competition from a list of top Microsoft (MS) Partners, to emerge as APAC GSI Partner of the Year.

The 2020 Microsoft Asia Pacific GSI Partner of the Year Award celebrates and recognizes regional partners who are focused on customer success by delivering unique and differentiated solutions built on core technologies across the Microsoft Cloud platform. Additionally, the winner needs to demonstrate commitment to the Asia Pacific region and evidence exceptional customer experience across multiple markets in the region.

"In a year that organizations are faced with disruptive challenges, customers and communities are increasingly looking to Microsoft and our partner ecosystem to help them recover, rebuild and even to reimagine their businesses by empowering them with technology-led solutions and innovations. We are also seeing regional partners increasingly replicating the customer and community success they deliver in one country to other Asia Pacific countries to reinforce resilience and accelerate transformation. NTT DATA SINGAPORE, is one such partner that is helping the region to emerge stronger from the pandemic and we are pleased to congratulate NTT DATA SINGAPORE PTE LTD as the APAC GSI Partner of the Year," said Vivek Puthucode, General Manager, One Commercial Partner, Microsoft Asia Pacific.

NTT DATA was recognized for providing exceptional solutions and services and lauded for its strong capability in identifying customer's business problems. The company was also recognised for its strong collaboration with local and regional MS teams to establish strong customer trust and deliver customer experience.
"This award goes to our entire team, in recognition for the work they have put in. We would also like to thank everyone from Microsoft and the senior leaders in NTT DATA for their unwavering support" said Richard Chong, Director, and Microsoft Practice at NTT DATA SINGAPORE PTE. LTD. "More importantly, we are able to place our clients' first and support them in accelerating their digital transformation, particularly during this pandemic and assisting them in meeting the challenges faced in the areas of migration to the cloud, ensuring secure data management and protection."
"As an organisation, we have demonstrated our strong ability to identify business problems, adequately meet and satisfy customers' business requirements. Our aptitude to create clear customer impact and provide details on implementation solutions while incorporate MS technologies has helped us achieve this significant win." We are extremely proud of the team here in Singapore for their hard work and immense dedication which helped us achieve this award. As a Global SI, we are committed in expanding our footprint further in the region and beyond. We will continue to invest in increasing our solutions and offerings across multiple solution areas and focus on delivering solutions through our partner ecosystem and create positive customer experience for our clients." added Krishnappan Ramanathan, Managing Director, NTT DATA SINGAPORE PTE. LTD.

"Congratulations on winning this award and thank you to everyone who has worked with Microsoft. We believe that this award will be of great help in increasing our brand recognition in the APAC region. At the same time, in order to improve the brand recognition, I think it is very important to accumulate the customer's projects and create track records by providing value for customers, so I would appreciate your continuous support," said Ken Tsuchihashi, CEO of NTT DATA ASIA PACIFIC PTE. LTD.

"We are delighted to have won these Awards from Microsoft Asia Pacific as these awards encourage teams to accelerate business across the region. The combination of Microsoft and NTT DATA provide significant capabilities, advanced solutions and quality services to help our clients become better equipped to respond in these challenging times. Together, we unlock extraordinary competitive advantages and many benefits for our customers," said Kamal Sharma, Head of Sales Strategy & Vendor Alliances of NTT DATA ASIA PACIFIC PTE. LTD.


NTT DATA – a part of NTT Group – is a trusted global innovator of IT and business services headquartered in Tokyo. We help clients transform through consulting, industry solutions, business process services, IT modernization and managed services. NTT DATA enables clients, as well as society, to move confidently into the digital future. We are committed to our clients' long-term success and combine global reach with local client attention to serve them in over 50 countries. Visit us at

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