May 2, 2017

TCS at SAPPHIREWith competition from new and unconventional players, theres no denying that boundaries between industry sectors are blurring. Communications providers are now venturing into media, banks are emulating retailers to redefine customer experience, and even conventional B2B industries such as manufacturing are realigning themselves to cater to the segment of one.

What does this mean for all of us?

To me, it means that today, learning, growth, and success hinge on several new factors. We must all look beyond the confinesof our organization and even industry to determine where the next big idea or quick win will come from.

And SAPPHIRE offers us just this opportunity. The opportunity here is much larger than any one discussion, session, or topic. An event of this scale brings together leaders from across industry sectors and business functions, making the whole much greater than the sum of its parts. Some of the biggest and best companies will share their experiences, presenting their perspective on run of the mill industry problems or upcoming trends to watch for. Heres what you can expect to come away with:

  • Inside knowledge on how the best companies across sectors are leveraging technology
  • Strategies on how to realign business models to embrace new agility
  • Practical insights on overcoming business challenges and realizing new efficiencies
  • Proven best practices that have resulted in quick wins

At SAPPHIRE NOW, our experts and our clients will be presenting some great examples of driving these types of quick results through digital transformation. Cargotec, a leading cargo and load handling solutions provider, will present how they harmonized business processes following several mergers and acquisitions to realize higher agility. And our presentation with Toyota Material Handling will unveil how the company used a more collaborative business model to deliver enriched customer experiences and accelerate time to market.

In all, expect to see the best of technology that powers innovation and business transformation in action. We hope to see you from May 1618 in Orlando, Florida at SAPPHIRE NOW.

Akhilesh Tiwari is the Global Head of the SAP Practice at Tata Consultancy Services. He is responsible for driving the business growth and strategic direction of the SAP team – a dedicated group of talented consultants who work in close collaboration with SAP and TCS industry experts to design, implement and execute enterprise-wide projects for many Fortune 500 companies. Under his guidance, TCS has strengthened its long-standing relationship with SAP and delivered market-leading results for clients.