NTT DATA and Form Strategic Alliance to Accelerate Digital Modernization for Government

NTT DATA, a global digital business and IT services leader, and, a data technology company, today announced a strategic alliance to accelerate the modernization of government services using secured cloud-based platforms to bolster agency and program effectiveness. Through this alliance, the companies will pursue joint opportunities that leverage the expertise of both NTT DATA and

MD THINK (Maryland Total Human-services Integrated Network) is a secure, AWS cloud-based technology system that allows multiple state agencies to share data and common services as one platform. The companies successfully contributed to the ground-breaking platform that enables Maryland to implement specific solutions across multiple agencies – MD Department of Human Services, MD Department of Health, MD Department of Juvenile Services, and the MD Health Benefit Exchange, for various programs quickly, having addressed the common, foundational cloud infrastructure, security, and technology challenges as part of the platform.

This partnership will offer Cardinality PICS (Personalized Integrated Citizen Services) platform, modeled based on MD THINK, enabling government agencies to accelerate modernization, while reducing the risk and cost overrides of these complicated multi-year modernization initiatives, leveraging the experience and expertise from two industry-leading companies.

Citizens need access to critical services; Together NTT DATA and Cardinality can make the interaction between citizens and government seamless. This partnership delivers the key to the digital front door.”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Christopher Merdon, Group President, Public Sector, NTT DATA Services.


We’ve partnered with NTT DATA to help governments realize positive outcomes faster, State Health and Human Services leaders are interested in accelerating government innovation and modernization with a secured cloud-based platform that helps reduce risks, improve efficiencies, and drive initiatives to meet agency goals and deliver high-quality citizen services.”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Thiag Loganathan, CEO,