January 31, 2012

Tata Consultancy Services inaugurates Silicon Valley Customer Collaboration Center in Santa Clara, California

Global HQ for its Mobility Solutions Unit and Next Gen Solutions Unit to be located here

Santa Clara, California: Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), (BSE: 532540, NSE: TCS), a leading IT services, consulting and business solutions firm, today, announced the official opening of its Silicon Valley Customer Collaboration Center in Santa Clara, California. Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, the collaboration centre is designed to provide an open, innovative and collaborative workspace that adopts the entrepreneurial spirit and best practices employed by the world’s leading start-up companies in the valley.

The centre will serve as the worldwide headquarters of TCS’s Mobility Solutions Unit, which aims to bring the benefits of emerging technologies like big data, analytics and mobility to enterprises across all industries. The centre will serve as the base for TCS’s Next Gen Solutions Unit, which applies the latest advances in software technology to real-world business problems that customers may face. This centre features several innovative collaborative workplace features designed to enable effective collaboration between TCS and its customers from around the world on leading-edge technologies.

“Silicon Valley is a perfect place for this new TCS customer collaboration centre, given the match between the innovative and entrepreneurial spirit of TCS and that of the valley,” said N Chandrasekaran, chief executive officer and managing director, TCS. “The convergence of the innovation in the valley with the highly scalable, high-quality and cost-effective engineering strength of TCS will help jumpstart the powerful new phenomenon of the democratisation of innovation.”

“TCS’s decision to choose Silicon Valley as the global headquarters for its Mobility Solutions Unit and Next Gen Solutions Unit is a significant contribution to California’s innovative economy,” said deputy director at the California Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development, Brook Taylor. “California is the global leader in high-tech employment and our office looks forward to working closely with TCS as they create valuable job opportunities for our citizens.”

The launch of the new TCS collaboration centre was attended by local officials including US Congressman Mike Honda and over 65 customers from the USA, Canada and Europe.  The Santa Clara centre is the latest addition to TCS’s growing operations across North America where it has been operating since 1979 when it established its first office in New York City.  TCS now has more than twenty offices across the region including four development centres and centres of excellence creating winning solutions that provide its North-American customers with a competitive edge in the marketplace.