NTT DATA has promoted Christopher Merdon to group president of public sector for NTT DATA Services, succeeding Tim Conway, who’s retiring July 31 after 12 years with the company.
Merdon brings nearly 28 years’ experience providing innovative technology services to government and education entities.
“In my years serving the public sector, I’ve seen the industry evolve and am excited about the digital transformation taking place,” Merdon said. “Just as we have helped governments like the New York City Department of Education and the Texas Department of Transportation, we are committed and well poised to continue delivering the digital and technology capabilities needed for our clients in this space.”
In Conway’s time as group president, NTT DATA’s public sector business grew to over $1 billion in revenue.
“I am extremely proud of the accomplishments we’ve achieved during my time at NTT DATA,” Conway said.
He added that Merdon has shown himself to be “a fair and determined leader.”
“The entire leadership team has the utmost confidence he’s the right person to lead NTT DATA Public Sector as we continue to support mission success through digital transformation,” Conway said.
Merdon joined NTT DATA’s Public Sector team in 2016 and was promoted to divisional president in August 2020. In his former role, he led a team of 1,500 professionals in support of state and local governments as well as education institutions.
In his new position, he will be driving NTT DATA’s business to deliver technology-enabled solutions to federal, state and local governments.