Global IT Firm NTT Data Becomes Corporate Member of Center for Hospitality Research

Oct 23, 2015

Contact: Carol Zhe, 607.254.4504, caz9@cornell.edu 

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Global IT Firm NTT Data Becomes Corporate Member of Center for Hospitality Research

NTT Data has joined the Center for Hospitality Research (CHR) as the newest corporate member, in support of CHR’s research agenda. Faith Marshall, NTT Data’s director of business development, will join the CHR Advisory Board, which consults with CHR’s director and researchers. Her first board meeting will be in November, in conjunction with the International New York Hotel, Motel, and Restaurant Show.

“NTT Data is a global company with a remarkable worldwide reach. We are delighted to welcome them as a corporate member and to have Faith Marshall as a member of the Advisory Board,” said CHR Director Michael Sturman, Kenneth and Marjorie Blanchard Professor of Human Resources, and associate dean for faculty development. 

One of the top ten IT services providers in the world, NTT Data is part of the Japan-based NTT Group, ranked 65th in the Fortune 500. Serving many industries with innovative data services, NTT Data operates in 40 countries and has taken on such diverse responsibilities as building Japan’s Zengin financial system, developing the Cafis credit card system, and ensuring highway bridge and air traffic control safety. 

About the Center for Hospitality Research
The purpose of the Center for Hospitality Research is to enable and conduct research of significance to the global hospitality and related service industries. CHR also works to improve the connections between academe and industry, continuing the School of Hotel Administration's long-standing tradition of service to the hospitality industry. Founded in 1992, CHR remains the industry's foremost creator and distributor of timely research, all of which is posted at no charge for all to use. In addition to its industry advisory board, CHR convenes several industry roundtables each year for the purpose of identifying new issues affecting the hospitality industry.

Center Members: Accenture, Access Point Financial, Cvent, Inc., Davis & Gilbert LLP, Deloitte & Touche USA LLP, Denihan Hospitality Group, Duetto, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, Fox Rothschild LLP, Hilton Worldwide, Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc., Hyatt Hotels Corporation, Infosys Limited, Intel Corporation, InterContinental Hotels Group, Jumeirah Group, Marriott International, Inc., NTT Data, priceline.com, PwC, The Rainmaker Group, RateGain, ReviewPro, Sabre Hospitality Solutions, SAS, STR, Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces, Talent Plus, Inc., Tata Consultancy Services Ltd., TripAdvisor, Wipro EcoEnergy, and Wyndham Hotel Group