November 30, 2018

Inaugural TCS Pace Port launched in Tokyo to drive customer Business 4.0 journeys

Tata Consultancy Services to drive next-level collaboration with customers through new disruptive ideas, digital technologies, solutions, processes, tools and business models

Tokyo | Mumbai: Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), (BSE: 532540, NSE: TCS), a leading global IT services, consulting and business solutions organisation, today announced the launch of TCS Pace Port™ Tokyo, the first of several new global hubs planned under TCS Pace™, a new brand identity for its research, innovation and digital transformation services that are at the core of customers’ Business 4.0™ journeys.

TCS Pace Port Tokyo will form a creative hub for Japanese customers, providing end-to-end consulting, design and implementation of digital services, and capitalising on TCS Japan’s particular strength in the field of IoT solutions.

TCS Pace Port Tokyo will be composed of flexible modular spaces, featuring:

  • Innovation showcase: A presentation and engagement facility that helps customers to visualise the digital Art-of-the-Possible.
  • TCS Think Space: Custom studio for rapid ideation and contextualisation of new ideas addressing customers’ most pressing business challenges.
  • TCS COIN™ accelerator: Collaborative space for TCS employees, customer teams and promising start-ups to co-create solutions.
  • Agile workspace: Fully equipped agile working environment to run business solution concepts, with devoted virtual environments engineered to emulate real-world conditions.

"Japanese companies possess many world-class solutions and cutting edge technologies, but sometimes face challenges in branching out beyond traditional channels, models and customer segments—a necessary trait for organisations to succeed in the Business 4.0 era,” said Tetsuya Nakamura, chief digital innovation officer, TCS Japan. “TCS Pace Port Tokyo provides a gateway for our customers to access and build a collaborative ecosystem of start-ups, technology partners and academic institutions, for driving innovation, stimulating growth and delivering exponential value.”

The global network of TCS Pace Ports will ignite collaborative experimentation, research, rapid product prototyping and continuous learning alongside customers, partners, academia and analysts – pushing current boundaries and driving business transformations through the application of cutting-edge digital technologies.

The comprehensive and creative processes used in each TCS Pace Port will guide TCS customers through the discovery, definition, refinement and delivery phases of innovation. TCS Pace Ports will allow for greater agility, speed, creativity, impact and scalability to realise customers’ digital transformation journeys – in order to stay firmly ahead of ongoing market shifts and customer needs.

“Digital technologies offer business and government organisations great opportunities to grow and transform lives. However, this calls for a mindset change, becoming agile and embracing risks — key tenets of TCS’s Business 4.0 framework,” said Amur S Lakshminarayanan, president and CEO, representative director, Tata Consultancy Services Japan. “The establishment of TCS Pace Port Tokyo is a powerful boost to TCS Japan’s commitment to be our customers’ catalyst for business innovation.”