London, 10th January 2023 – NTT DATA UK&I, a leading IT services provider, and Armstrong Wolfe, a global financial services advisory firm, have announced a strategic partnership to drive innovation in the financial services industry. The partnership will focus on knowledge sharing across both NTT DATA and Armstrong Wolfe communities, and expanding insights around key topics, including Operational Resilience, Non-Financial Risk, Emerging Risk Assessment and Horizon Scanning.
Both NTT DATA UK&I and Armstrong Wolfe have strong commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion. The partnership between both organisations originated from discussions around the synergies between the two organisations’ Women’s Business Networks and Ad Centrum, Armstrong Wolfe’s DEI initiative which strives to support minority groups by leveraging the influence and goodwill of the under-represented global COO community. In cementing this partnership, NTT DATA UK&I and Armstrong Wolfe have demonstrated a strong commitment to driving innovation and diversity in the financial services industry.
Commenting on the partnership, Andy Nelson, Head of Banking and Financial Services at NTT DATA, said: “This collaboration will leverage our combined expertise in technology and business transformation, underpinned by our belief that innovation is driven by diversity, to deliver good outcomes for our clients in the financial sector. As the sectors under the umbrella of banking and financial services continue to rapidly evolve with emerging technology, our partnership comes at an opportune time to provide innovative solutions and leading advisory.
“By joining forces, NTT DATA UK&I and Armstrong Wolfe will work closely together to understand client needs and develop tailored offerings that merge our strengths. Financial institutions recognise that technology is key to better engage customers, increase efficiency, and meet customer demand. Ultimately, this partnership reinforces the value of uniting technological innovation with deep financial advisory expertise.”
Maurice Evlyn-Bufton, CEO at Armstrong Wolfe commented: “We are pleased to be collaborating with NTT DATA UK&I to drive better innovation and DEI initiatives across both our organisations. The advice and expertise NTT DATA has within its organisation will be vital for helping us to improve our services and deliver better outcomes for our COO community.”