Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT) said it will expand its Dunedin presence, in order to provide support for national and international clients.
The new Dunedin team will launch next month, and offer around the clock service desk support, and to create a talent pipeline for IT professionals in the area, NTT said.
Chief executive of NTT New Zealand, Simon Gillespie, cited the government's Budget 2022 which allocated $225 million over ten years for the digital transformation of the Southern region health system as an opportunity.
As part of the Dunedin expansion, NTT has appointed Mike Qu as its principal solutions architect, a newly established role within the company.
Prior to NTT, Qu spent almost six years at Spark, his most recent role at the incumbent being that of an enterprise solutions consultant.
University of Otago educated Qu has also worked for Plan-B, J2 Global, and Cogent Communications.
NTT counts Te Whatu Ora Southern and Otago Regional Council as customers.