Star announces partnership with NTT DATA Corporation

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Strategy, Design and Engineering consultancy partners with global technology giant

Tokyo, Japan (July 16. 2019) – Global consultancy Star today announces a global partnership with NTT DATA, a leading IT services provider with over 118,000 global employees. As part of the collaboration, NTT DATA will become a minority shareholder in Star. The partnership is built on a common vision that tomorrow’s winners will be companies with tight integration between strategy, design, engineering and marketing. Clients globally will benefit from the combination of NTT DATA’s wide range of IT know-how and Star's strategy, design and engineering services. By joining forces, the two companies together are ready to be the primary partner to market leaders all over the world.

"Star’s aim with this partnership is to further boost our ability to serve as the preferred partner to global and local clients, ranging from start-ups to large global players", said Star Founder & Chairman, Juha Christensen. "The combined skills, scale and scope of NTT DATA and Star enables us to be a one-stop-shopping partner within strategy, design, engineering, IT services and hosting across multiple industries."

Star, which has grown over 30% per year during the past decade, is rapidly scaling up activities across Europe, Asia and North America.

"Partnering with NTT DATA gives Star an unparalleled opportunity to introduce our Silicon Valley mindset and experience to NTT DATA's esteemed customer base in Japan and globally, helping catalyze their digital transformation" said Star CEO Michael Schreibmann. "We will be working closely together on identifying and deploying our joint expertise and resources to clients across a broad range of vertical and horizontal practices, geographies and service lines."

Yutaka Sasaki, Digital Strategy Officer, NTT DATA Corporation, said: "With this investment, NTT DATA Corporation is strengthening our overall end-to-end delivery and design service in particular. We have much to give to each other – and even more to give to our joint clients. That makes it a perfect partnership."

About Star. Star is a global consultancy that connects insights, strategy, design, engineering and marketing services into a seamless workflow. Star has offices in San Francisco, Sunnyvale, Austin, Detroit, New York, Boston, London, Munich, Copenhagen, Wroclaw, Kyiv and Tokyo.

About NTT DATA Corporation. NTT DATA is a leading IT services provider and global innovation partner headquartered in Tokyo, with business operations in over 50 countries. Our emphasis is on long-term commitment, combining global reach with local intimacy to provide premier professional services varying from consulting and systems development to outsourcing. For more information, visit

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