TECHNOLOGY AND RENEWABLE ENERGY TAKE CENTER STAGE AT THE 2023 PONCE DE LEÓN AWARDS FROM THE SPAIN-U.S. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, PRESENTED TO NTT DATA AND ANTHONY CARROLL
Miami/Madrid | November 6, 2023
NTT DATA and Anthony Carroll, President of Powin, received the Ponce de León Awards for “Company of the Year” and “Executive of the Year,” respectively, in Miami last Thursday.
The awards, presented annually by the Spain-U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Florida, were held at the Biltmore Hotel in Miami during their traditional anniversary gala, marking its 43rd edition this year. The event brought together prominent representatives from the Spanish and American communities in South Florida.
“NTT DATA and Anthony Carroll exemplify the spirit of excellence and dedication that we greatly appreciate. They have not only demonstrated exceptional business acumen but have also added immeasurable value to the partnership between our two great nations,” said Mónica Vázquez, President of the Chamber and General Director of ABANCA in the United States, during her opening speech at the ceremony.
The Ponce de León Company of the Year award was presented to NTT DATA, one of the top 10 global leaders in information technology, generating over $30 billion in IT services worldwide.
“I would like to express our sincere appreciation to the Spain-U.S. Chamber of Commerce for awarding us with the Ponce de Leon, Company of the Year award. We are immensely proud to be recognized for our dedication and commitment to promoting international business relationships and for the transformative work we do on a global scale in Europe & Latin America,” stated Víctor Sierra, CEO of NTT DATA. The leading company in business and IT services proudly celebrates over 35 years of innovation and a constant commitment to transforming companies and society.
This Ponce de León Award and its inclusion in Fast Company’s “Brands That Matter” list reflect NTT DATA’s commitment to ethics, corporate responsibility, and its role as a trusted partner in technological and business transformation, driving the success of its clients worldwide. More than 50% of its clients have been partners for over a decade, a testament to NTT DATA’s consistent delivery on its promises, achieved through a network of 160 business partners worldwide and collaboration with industry leaders such as Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, and AWS.
The Ponce de León Executive of the Year award was presented to Anthony Carroll, President of Powin. With a prolific career in the renewable energy sector that began in Spain 20 years ago, Anthony currently leads the American company Powin, a leading provider of renewable energy storage solutions in the United States.
“Receiving this award is a great privilege, highlighting the journey I have taken in the clean energy industry, connecting two remarkable nations – Spain and the United States. It symbolizes a shared victory with my valued colleagues, partners, and clients, highlighting the opportunities that arise when we unite around a common vision. This award encourages us to continually push boundaries and promote positive impact in our industry, all for a sustainable future. I truly appreciate this recognition and the opportunity to celebrate our collective achievements” said Anthony upon receiving the award.
Born into a Scottish working-class family, Anthony soon moved to Spain, where he completed his education. Afterward, he joined a Spanish family company, Power Electronics, helping transform it into one of the global leaders in renewable energy. He then held leadership roles in leading energy companies, such as Schneider Electric and Siemens Gamesa, always finding ways to connect European expertise and talent with the incredible potential and entrepreneurial spirit of the United States.
Currently, as President of Powin, he continues to lead the company’s global growth, which has grown from $300 million in revenue in 2021 to over $2.2 billion in 2022. A testament to this global approach and the building of ties between the United States and Spain was the recent acquisition of the Spanish corporation EKS Energy, a leader in power conversion equipment.
Spain-U.S. Chamber of Commerce
The Spain-U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Florida is one of the leading official binational chambers of commerce in the United States. The Chamber’s purpose is to assist its members in developing their businesses in the United States, Spain, and Latin America.In recent years, Miami has emerged as one of the major hubs in the global technology sector, attracting numerous European and American companies that have established themselves in the region as an alternative to Silicon Valley or New York, often to oversee their operations in Central America, the Caribbean, and South America. This complements Miami’s existing significance in the financial sector, being the second city with the most international banks after New York.
The Chamber, with over 520 members and 43 years of history, has recently renewed its board of directors, composed of representatives from Ackermann International, Banco De Sabadell S.A., Banco Santander Internacional, Ecija Abogados, Firstbank Florida, Greenberg Traurig, Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP, Manzanos Wines USA, Mediapro, NTT DATA, Ontier, Riva Spain, SA Damm, Sacyr Infraestructure USA, Tabacalera USA, Talgo INC, and Telefonica USA INC.
NTT DATA is a leading global company in business and information technology services, with over 35 years of innovation, ethical business conduct, and unwavering commitment to business and societal transformation. The company has consistently ranked among the top 10 global companies in business and information technology services, earning the trust of renowned clients worldwide. It is ranked sixth in Brand Finance’s Most Valuable Information Technology Services Brands.
At Powin, they are advancing in the next frontier of renewable energy and changing the way we power our daily lives by ensuring access to clean and affordable energy. As a global provider of energy platforms, they offer fully integrated battery storage solutions, software, and services to optimize network performance and facilitate the transition to cleaner energy sources.