London | Mumbai, 14th June 2016: Shankar Narayanan, Head, UK & Ireland, Tata Consultancy Services (BSE: 532540, NSE: TCS), a leading global IT services, consulting and business solutions organization, has received the Chairman’s Award at the Top 100 Asian Stars in UK Tech Awards, hosted by Diversity UK in association with KPMG, NewAsianPost and Wayra.
Held at The Trampery, Old Street on Monday 13th June, Shankar was presented the award by Dilip Joshi MBE, Chairman of Diversity UK, and Nikhil Rathi, CEO of the London Stock Exchange for his outstanding contribution to the technology industry in the UK.
Shankar Narayanan, Head, UK & Ireland, TCS said, “I am honored to be recognized amongst so many talented peers in the technology industry. The Asian community is becoming increasingly represented in all areas of business and in the technology field there are many real stars emerging, not just from large companies but also from start-ups and up-and-coming tech brands. One of my goals is to make sure we’re nurturing the skills of the next generation of technology leaders and if my story can help inspire people to pursue a career in this field, I’d be delighted.”
Diversity UK is a national think tank to research, advocate and promote new ideas for improving diversity and inclusion in Britain. The Top 100 Asian Stars in UK Tech list is one of its publications aimed at showcasing diverse talent in Britain. The annual launch event celebrated those at Executive Levels within established companies and Founders in startups, with the shortlist process being carried out by a panel of eleven judges from different sectors of the technology world.
Dilip Joshi MBE, Chairman of Diversity UK said, “As we celebrate the vibrancy and growth of the UK’s tech sector with the dawn of $1 billion valuations for some of our Top 5 startups, it is easy to overlook the one company that already has a revenue of more than a $1 billion - Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) UK. Founded in 1975, TCS serves 38 of the FTSE 100 companies, and makes significant contribution to the UK economy. The Chairman’s Award pays tribute to the man who has successfully led and grown the UK business since 2011, Shankar Narayanan.”
Shankar joined TCS in 1993 and has been with the company for over 20 years, becoming Head for UK & Ireland in 2011. Shankar works with several of the top global 500 firms in consulting, advisory and leadership roles handling operations and management portfolios working in India, US, UK, Sweden and the Netherlands.
About Tata Consultancy Services in the UK
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 is one of the country’s leading digital employers with offices in more than 30 UK locations, including London, Edinburgh, Manchester, Leeds, Ipswich, Norwich, Peterborough and Liverpool. These sites help to deliver digital projects for more than 150 TCS customers in the UK, including Boots, BT, Diageo, National Grid, Nationwide, NEST, Marks & Spencer, Thames Water and Virgin Atlantic.
TCS is the Official Technology Partner for the Virgin Money London Marathon and was recently awarded Business Superbrand status in the UK in recognition of its growing profile. The company has been ranked number one for customer satisfaction in the UK IT Services sector by analyst firm Whitelane for three consecutive years and has been recognised as one of the UK’s top employers by the Top Employers Institute. TCS was also one of the UK’s leading employers for women in The Times Top 50 Employers for Women and was named Company of the Year at the 2015 Employee Engagement Awards. For more information, visit us at www.tcs.com.
About Asians in Tech
The Top 100 Asian Stars in UK Tech is the definitive list of Asians working in the digital and technology sectors in Britain. The aim of the list is to showcase diverse talent; from startup founders, technologists, venture capitalists and investors; to the game changers and digital influencers in business to business (B2B) and social enterprise.
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 324,000 of the world’s best-trained consultants in 46 countries. The company generated consolidated revenues of US $15.5 billion for year ended March 31, 2015 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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