TCS and high performance power systems specialist Rolls Royce have expanded their long-standing partnership to exploit future data innovation opportunities. The partnership will help Rolls-Royce accelerate its ‘Digital First’ vision, deliver further value to customers, improve existing services, accelerate development and deployment times and create new areas of growth.
This initiative will be supported by TCS’ Connected Universe Platform, a platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) offering that accelerates the development and deployment of Internet of Things (IoT) applications. TCS, will provide IoT digital platform capability, allowing data to be captured, shared and analysed more quickly across Rolls-Royce so that new products and services can be developed at pace. This will enable the manufacturer to use data to innovate within all of its businesses and collaborate more effectively with partners and customers.
Rajesh Gopinathan, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Tata Consultancy Services said: “TCS is honoured to be part of this continuing Digital Transformation journey for Rolls-Royce. TCS’ Connected Universe Platform with its Services and Solutions offer a wealth of functionalities that will allow Rolls-Royce to more easily develop, deploy, and launch products and services to the market quickly.”
Neil Crockett, Chief Digital Officer at Rolls-Royce, added: “We expect to be able to realise both short-term and long-term benefits through collaboration with partners and customers on the TCS IoT Platform. It will allow us to take advantage of fast-paced data innovation – including accelerating our application of industrial artificial intelligence and a range of other cutting edge breakthrough opportunities.”
In addition, TCS and Rolls-Royce will build on their long-standing collaborative partnership by launching an analytics and agile applications capability hub in Bangalore. TCS has also recently opened a new customer delivery centre in Derby, UK dedicated to servicing Rolls-Royce, and also will be supporting from its Global Delivery Centres Rolls-Royce sites across the UK, Germany, Nordics, Canada, Singapore and India.
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