Tata Consultancy Services
TCS is one of the world's largest IT services, consulting and business solutions organizations, delivering real results to global businesses and ensuring a level of unmatched certainty
History in North America
TCS has a 40-year history in North America, working with its first American clients in 1974 and opening its first office in New York in 1979. In Canada, TCS has been present for more than 20 years, serving its first client in 1991. These Fortune 500 customer relationships span almost every US state and across Canada. TCS has a significant and growing presence in the region and continues to invest in new facilities, local talent and innovative platforms to further elevate its offerings and awareness of its brand and values.
TCS opened its first and largest North American domestic delivery center — TCS Seven Hills Park — on March 17, 2008. Located in Milford, Ohio, the facility showcases TCS’s long-term commitment to the North American market. In 2014, TCS inaugurated its first innovation showcase center in North America – TCS Innovation Labs – at its 10th Annual Innovation Forum event. TCS Innovation Labs – which are also located in other parts of North America, such as Santa Clara, CA, and Toronto, ON – showcase new offerings and digital projects that demonstrate how TCS solves real-world problems with innovative solutions for customers and industry partners around the world.
Innovation is a cornerstone of TCS. The co-innovation network (COIN™) was established to engage the entire innovation community — from customers and partners to academics and startups — bringing them together to share best practices, foster joint research and develop and implement innovative business solutions. The COIN™ engagement model enables companies to achieve enhanced business benefits through:
- Innovative solutions sourced globally, customized to customer requirements.
- Solutions in emergent and disruptive technologies.
- Risk mitigation in deploying futuristic solutions.
- Simplification in an increasingly complex technical environment.
Partnerships in North America
TCS is the title sponsor of the most prestigious endurance running event in the world — the TCS New York City Marathon — and the first-ever premier partner of New York Road Runners (NYRR). This long-term initiative is symbolic of the company’s continued investment in and commitment to North America, and with running communities across the world.
The unique year-round partnership with NYRR is designed to take the message of health and fitness into the communities of New York City’s five boroughs and beyond to the Tri-State Area. TCS is a foundational partner of NYRR’s major five-borough events (eg, the Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island Half Marathons and the Bronx 10 Miler) and heritage events (eg, the Fifth Avenue Mile, Empire State Building Run Up and Midnight Run on New Year’s Eve), in addition to its numerous youth jamborees and community initiatives. These new, global partnerships are built on a shared commitment to enhancing the health and well-being of individuals. TCS’s internal program, Fit4Life, is built on the philosophy that ’healthy individuals make healthy organizations,’ so it’s in natural alignment with NYRR’s “Run for Life” philosophy. The union is realized through the active engagement of employees and volunteers in hosting several New York City races and health and fitness initiatives throughout the year.
Awards and recognition
TCS North America has received numerous awards and significant recognition for its work. Most notably in 2014, TCS won the Gold Stevie award for Corporate Social Responsibility Program of the Year and Silver Stevie award for HR Department of the Year, at the 2014 American Business Awards. It was also awarded the Run SAP Partner of the Year and Customers’ Choice Award by SAP Pinnacle, and recognized as one of the 'Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces' in the United States for the second year in a row, and Canada for the first time.
Corporate social responsibility is part of TCS’s DNA. Over the past three years, more than 17,000 employees have volunteered for more than 600 CSR initiatives in North America. TCS believes that providing America’s youth with access to STEM education will enable economic growth and social prosperity. STEM education is one of TCS’s key CSR initiatives, and the company’s vision is to provide a pathway from education to a career, especially for students from underserved groups, minorities and girls. TCS is influencing policy to increase federal, state and local funding for computer science and STEM programming in schools. The company is using technology, partnerships, and the skills of highly skilled employee volunteers to support a range of STEM programs in the US and Canada, such as:
- goIT program: TCS’s flagship initiative, providing students with in-school IT career workshops, technology awareness and hands-on technical summer camps aimed at getting students interested in IT careers. As of 2014, the program, entering its fifth year, had engaged more than 7,500 middle and high school students in almost 50 schools in three states. This resulted in a 27 percent increase in participating students choosing STEM disciplines by graduation. And in the summer of 2014, goIT expanded from 3 to 11 cities, resulting in more than 6,500 hours of high-impact skill building and computer science programming. This included Toronto, Canada, which has already engaged more than 1,250 students, with the program woven into the Toronto School District’s curriculum.
- STEMconnector®: TCS is a leading partner with this respected organization in fostering STEM education and careers through policy meetings at the state and federal level, business roundtables, whitepapers, and initiatives such as STEM Innovation Task Force, STEM Career Accelerator Day, and STEM 2.0.
- Million Women Mentors: TCS is a founding sponsor, and created the online platform to power this important campaign to match a million corporate mentors with girls / young women in STEM fields.
- US2020: TCS is a founding partner, committing 20 percent of its US workforce to volunteer at least 20 hours a year to support the organization’s goal of securing a million STEM volunteers for underprivileged students by 2020. TCS is also the technology partner, and has developed the online platform for US2020.
- NPower: TCS partners with this non-profit on several technology services and education initiatives for underserved communities and unemployed veterans. In the past three years, TCS volunteers have completed more than 164 IT projects for nonprofit organizations across the country, resulting in more than $1,000,000 in social value.
- US Chamber of Commerce Foundation: TCS is part of the Employment, Education & Training Committee, which directs Chamber policy on issues that affect education and workforce development, including pre-K−12 education reform, post-secondary education, and career and technical education,. TCS is also part of the advisory board for the Talent Pipeline Management project, a unique cross-sector initiative to close the skills gap. The Chamber recognized TCS goIT as an effective industry-led solution to creating awareness and interest in STEM education in their ‘2014 Leaders and Laggards’ report on K-12 education effectiveness in all 50 states.