TCS Europe — Digital Innovation: Disrupt or Be Disrupted
This IDC Flash describes impressions from TCS Innovation Forum held in London in late May 2015. TCS' key message for the day was "Disrupt or be Disrupted: The Imperative of Innovation." K Ananth Krishnan, global CTO, TCS presented TCS' thinking, spicing up his presentation with a wide range of examples from TCS' client innovation work
More than 120 decision makers from across the U.K. business community came to discuss digital innovation with TCS and industry peers. The morning was spent in plenum with two keynote presentations about digital and innovation, followed by a "Dragons Den" competition between TCS Co-innovation Network (COIN™) partners, customer presentations, and a panel debate around "Digital Reimagination," TCS's tagline for the disruptive use of digital technologies.
In the afternoon, the participants were split into industry tracks, which alternated between presentations and panel debates. TCS's country head for the UK and Ireland, Shankar Narayanan, opened the day and was followed by K Ananth Krishnan, global CTO of TCS. Apart from those two and some shorter service-line-focused presentations, TCS mainly played the role of a facilitator for the debates that focused on practical experiences and challenges as well as discussions between TCS customers and experts who had implemented digital successfully across industries.