SAN MATEO, Calif., May 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- NTT Innovation Institute, Inc. (NTT I3), a US-based, wholly owned subsidiary of Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation ( TOKYO: 9432; NYSE: NTT), the world's largest global IT and telecommunications services holding company, today announced the appointment of Srini Koushik as President and Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. NTT I3 (pronounced NTT I Cube) was established on April 1 this year to accelerate the development and provision of highest-grade information security and cloud computing technologies, with an initial focus on the North American market and plans to subsequently roll out best IP solutions practices globally, including in Japan and emerging countries. "The NTT group is the established worldwide market leader in information and communications technology services," said Koushik. "I am thrilled to join this team with a rich tradition in R&D and innovation for enterprise customers across the globe. I'm eager to guide NTT I3 to drive the development of innovative, enterprise-ready solutions backed by our operating companies' unique strengths in cloud, mobility, analytics and security." Koushik was president and CEO of Right Brain Systems, a startup aimed at transforming enterprises using cloud and mobile technologies. Prior to this, he was chief development officer for HP Enterprise Services where he led the Worldwide Strategic Enterprise Services business that focused on cloud computing, enterprise mobility, social business and business analytics. Before joining HP, he was SVP and CIO at Nationwide Insurance where he led the transformation of this financial services company over nine years through the innovative and practical use of technology. Earlier in his career he was managing principal for e-business at IBM Global Services leading the implementation of technology-enabled business solutions for clients in the financial services, retail and manufacturing industries.