Lakshminarasimhan (Lakshmi) is Global Head, Blockchain Services at Tata Consultancy Services (TCS). In this role, he is focused on identifying opportunities to leverage blockchain technology to help global enterprises solve complex business problems, harness ecosystem-led business models and transform customer experiences.
Lakshmi believes the combination of blockchain and other next-generation technologies such as AI, IoT and VR, will not only drive hyper-productivity and business transformation, but also open new revenue streams through more disruptive innovation. Under his leadership, Lakshmi’s team helps TCS clients strategically adopt blockchain technology. Lakshmi helped TCS launch Quartz Blockchain solutions, which helps enterprises in the financial services value chain leverage blockchain for agility and to reduce transaction processing costs.
Prior to his current role, he led several key programs and portfolios at TCS including Head of Strategic Academic Collaboration, where he worked with leading academic institutions to cultivate, collaborate and co-innovate efforts and as the Head of TCS’ Ecological Sustainability group, as well as Head of TCS’ Telecom Client Relationships in Europe, where he positioned TCS as one of leading system integrators team that resulted in strong relationships for the company with a number of European Telecom Service Providers.
Lakshmi has lived all over the world including in the USA, UK and Europe. He follows American Football and is a big supporter of the Indian cricket team.