Intelligent CXO Issue 16 - Page 44

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Tata Consultancy Services ( TCS ), a leading global IT services , consulting and business solutions organisation , has joined the iconic British racing team Jaguar Racing as title partner ahead of the 2021 / 22 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship . The team will be known as Jaguar TCS Racing .

During this multi-year partnership , TCS and Jaguar will create a dynamic platform that will drive research and innovation while steering towards advanced concepts and electric vehicle ( EV ) technologies . TCS will leverage its leadership in technology transformation and experience working with premier players in the EV value chain , to help Jaguar TCS Racing become a catalyst for electrification , pushing towards low carbon emissions and sustainable mobility .
The partnership will see the creative use of data and insights from the racetrack to shape the wider growth , development and transformation of the entire electric vehicle ecosystem .
Amit Kapur , Head Of UK & Ireland – Tata Consultancy Services ( TCS ), talks to us about this partnership , Formula E , sustainability in motorsport and the future of electric vehicles . . .
What has your career journey been like so far ? What has been the most memorable achievement in your career ?
I started with TCS in 1999 – I joined straight after college . I ’ ve been with TCS for 23 years and it ' s been a journey of change and growth . There are many like me in the organisation who have built their career within the enterprise . When I joined the organisation , we had roughly 20,000 employees globally , and today we are a little over 600,000 .
For the first six years , I did a multitude of roles around growth and governance , edging towards consulting in 2005 . After a six-year stint , I relocated to Amsterdam , leading partnerships that specialised in technology . And then , before I relocated to London in 2019 , I was heading the Benelux business for TCS in mainland Europe .
When we relocated to London , I became the Head of UK & Ireland for TCS , and a and a few months into the role , lockdown happened . So it was perfect timing as I could adjust to my new surroundings , so it was perfect timing !
Amit Kapur , Head of UK & Ireland – Tata Consultancy Services ( TCS )
The last 23 years have been very fulfilling . The organisation has constantly been changing and growing , leading to many role opportunities and many moments to cherish and look back upon . For example , we have had many firsts within the organisation , such as a lot of outsourcing in 2005 during my time in the Netherlands . This set the pace for an outsourcing offshoring model for the rest of mainland Europe .
“ I ’ ve been with TCS for 23 years and it ' s been a journey of change and growth .”
Amit Kapur , Head of UK & Ireland – Tata Consultancy Services ( TCS ), talks to us about Jaguar TCS Racing , the electrification of vehicles and how sport sponsorships can enrich a business .

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