TCS CEO N Chandrasekaran Named One of STEMconnector’s “100 CEO Leaders in STEM”
Honor recognizes TCS’ vision and efforts to ensure that students are fluent in the technologies that will power the global economy of the 21st century
Austin, TX | Mumbai, June 19, 2013: Tata Consultancy Services (BSE: 532540, NSE: TCS), the leading IT services, consulting and business solutions organization, today, announced that the CEO and Managing Director, N Chandrasekaran, has been named one of STEMconnector’s “100 CEO Leaders in STEM.” STEMconnector®, the one-stop for “who” is doing “what” in STEM education and careers, released the official 100 CEO Leaders in STEM publication in the frame of the 2013 STEM Solutions Summit, presented by US News and World Report in Austin, TX yesterday. The unprecedented publication presents 100 corporate CEO profiles including their thought-provoking views on the future of our national competitiveness and the need for a STEM workforce. The CEOs center their discussions around technology; innovation; skills to careers; public-private partnerships; women, girls and diversity; global competitiveness; scalability; and best practice.
“Future job growth will be in STEM disciplines, and a nation aspiring to be a global leader can use STEM education as a perfect platform for economic growth and prosperity,” said N Chandrasekaran, CEO and Managing Director, TCS. “The US has long been looked upon as a leader in global innovation. In order to continue to lead, it is critically important to focus on four key areas: building capability, increasing capacity, enhancing quality and improving employability in STEM education. I am very proud of the work TCS has done and continues to expand in all of these areas.”
STEMconnector® CEO Edie Fraser suggests that the 100 CEO Leaders in STEM represents the best thinking at the highest level and states, “It is all about CEO commitment. We are collectively humbled by the caliber of the entries and salute and congratulate all of those included. We urge all readers to review and discuss what you learn understanding the collective action we must all take to ensure America’s youth and workforce are equipped with the STEM skills needed to compete in the market economy.”
One particular example of TCS’ leadership in STEM education is the company’s goIT Student Technology Program, a multi-tiered outreach program engaging students, parents, universities and local government; with the goal of increasing student excitement and participation in technology-related careers. During N Chandrasekaran’s tenure as TCS’ CEO, goIT has evolved from a two-school camp to a national, year-long program that has influenced over 7,000 students across 35 school districts and this year will reach schools and students across 10 cities in the US as well as Toronto, Canada. Additionally, last week at CGI America, a nationwide gathering hosted by the Clinton Global Initiative in Chicago, Illinois, it was announced that TCS has joined US2020 as a Founding Leadership Partner. US2020 is a national STEM Education initiative that aims to engage one million STEM professionals in mentorship opportunities by the year 2020. TCS will be the lead partner in developing US2020’s web-based matching technology that will help place STEM volunteers into high -impact mentoring opportunities with top nonprofits working across different grades, settings, and delivery models.
100 CEO Leaders in STEM Sponsors include TCS; KPMG; Cisco; Raytheon; Dow Chemical; PTC; and University of Phoenix. The publication partners are US News; Business-Higher Education Forum; The Manufacturing Institute and Fortune Magazine.
100 CEO Leaders in STEM comes after the 100 Women Leaders in STEM 2012 publication and its objective is to salute and celebrate an active group of CEOs that have contributed to making a difference by pushing the STEM issue throughout their careers, their industries and their companies.
The selection process included mapping over 300 CEOs and thorough research was conducted to collect material in three aspects:
- CEO’s background and career
- Company’s STEM position within the industry
- Company’s specific items and lines of action around STEM
All CEOs had to agree to be profiled and provide insightful interviews about the issue.
STEMconnector® is “the one-stop-shop” for STEM information. With several products and services, STEMconnector® supports its members design, implement and measure their STEM strategies. Since its launch in 2011, STEMconnector® has been the leader in leveraging a network of STEM stakeholders and “making things happen.” STEMconnector®’s charge is to identify, inform and connect entities working in STEM Education/Careers to assess smart STEM investments and results. For information on how to become a sponsor, contact Lorena.Fimbres@STEMconnector.org.
About Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. (TCS)
Tata Consultancy Services is an IT services, consulting and business solutions organization that delivers real results to global business, ensuring a level of certainty no other firm can match. TCS offers a consulting-led, integrated portfolio of IT, BPS,infrastructure, engineering and assurance services. This is delivered through its unique Global Network Delivery Model™,recognized as the benchmark of excellence in software development. A part of the Tata group, India’s largest industrial conglomerate, TCS has over 300,000 of the world’s best-trained consultants in 46 countries. The company generated consolidated revenues of US $13.4 billion for year ended March 31, 2014 and is listed on the National Stock Exchange and Bombay Stock Exchange in India. For more information, visit us at www.tcs.com.
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