NTT DATA North America Innovative Approach to Fostering Community: A Success Story with Aerodei

NTT DATA North America Innovative Approach to Fostering Community: A Success Story with Aerodei

In the bustling heart of Las Vegas, NTT DATA North America set the stage for something truly extraordinary. Over 400 senior leaders gathered with a shared mission: to propel their organization forward, not just in terms of business success, but also by fostering a vibrant and inclusive community. Leading this transformative initiative were Terri Hatcher, Vice President and Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer; Valeri Wickersham, Vice President, Human Business Partner; and Jennifer McKellar, HR Business Partner for NTT DATA North America. Their vision aimed to ignite the way leaders engage and collaborate.

The question was clear: How could NTT DATA North America engage leaders to drive inclusive development, mobility, engagement, and morale within the organization? The answer lay in the fusion of innovation and collaboration, embodied by the partnership between NTT DATA North America and Aerodei.

Aerodei, a pioneering platform in gamified learning performance experiences, was entrusted with the task of turning NTT DATA North America DEI & HR team vision into reality. The goal was to create an immersive experience that would ignite the passion of senior leaders and empower them to take meaningful action.

Through Aerodei's platform, leaders were presented with tailored goals that foster inclusive practices to drive strategic initiatives, each action taken by the leaders translated into tangible points, fueling a spirited competition aimed at driving progress.

Spyros Stamulos, Managing Director and UK Country Manager, NTT DATA Services,
expressed his confidence in Aerodei, stating, "Aerodei provided our leaders with a great way to engage through a gaming experience that made us all think about the actions we can take to influence the realization of our DEI strategy.”

What sets NTT DATA North America apart is not just their commitment to success, but their unwavering dedication to building a thriving community within their organization. This commitment was palpable in every aspect of the conference, from the engaging workshops to the dynamic networking sessions.

As leaders delved into the Aerodei experience, they found themselves understanding how to best drive inclusive growth within their teams but also forging deeper connections with their peers. The platform served as a catalyst for collaboration and fostering a culture of shared purpose, ownership and responsibility.

Terri Hatcher
, Vice President and Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, said “Aerodei provided our leaders with a great way to engage through their gaming experience, learn more about creating an inclusive community, and have fun!"

NTT DATA North America partnership with Aerodei exemplifies the company's ethos of innovation and inclusivity. By leveraging cutting-edge technology, they have not only empowered their leaders to drive meaningful change but have also set a new standard for community building within the organization.

NTT DATA North America is the company's commitment to fostering a culture where every voice is heard, and every individual is empowered to thrive and we are honored they see value in utilizing Aerodei. 

As NTT DATA North America continues on its path of internal community building one thing is certain: with partners like Aerodei by their side, the possibilities are limitless. Together, we are shaping the future of inclusive growth and work.


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