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TCS Summit 2017 Live Blog

Welcome to the live blog for TCS Summit Europe 2017, with updates from across the three days of the event.

Highlights of the final day

TCS Summit 2017 has drawn to a close, after a final day of sessions including conversations about high-growth companies, the future of robotics, the CEO-CIO relationship and the opportunities technology presents for Europe. Thanks for following our live blog.

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1852CET, 15 September 2017

The role of government

A range of senior global political leaders attended TCS Summit 2017 to explore the role of government in the transformations being driven by Business 4.0.

Former Foreign Minister of Spain @JavierSolana on Business 4.0 at #TCSsummit Europe 2017: https://t.co/gouqCgkqec pic.twitter.com/BWU9KcTFXq

— TCS Europe (@TCS_Europe) October 23, 2017

Former UK Foreign Secretary, William Hague, at #TCSsummit Europe 2017: https://t.co/gouqCgC1CM pic.twitter.com/R9xDqsRNe9

— TCS Europe (@TCS_Europe) October 30, 2017

.@NeelieKroesEU on the opportunities and challenges of “Business 4.0” at #TCSsummithttps://t.co/uZuDgZLptq pic.twitter.com/eZNHB5G1tH

— TCS Europe (@TCS_Europe) October 9, 2017

1801CET, 15 September 2017

Business insight

We’ve been speaking to some Europe’s top business leaders here at TCS Summit Europe 2017. Take a look at their insights here:

Marc Lallemand CIO of @ENGIEelectrabel on Business 4.0 and its impact on energy. #TCSsummit pic.twitter.com/YCYokkvzjq

— TCS Europe (@TCS_Europe) September 15, 2017

Bjorn Ekstedt, CIO @PostNordKom on how Business 4.0 is transforming the postal industry. #TCSsummitpic.twitter.com/dK7x1xzdAq

— TCS Europe (@TCS_Europe) September 15, 2017

.@KLM VP Jos Kerssens says that Business 4.0 will force airlines to change their business processes. #TCSsummit pic.twitter.com/58OTuqt5F4

— TCS Europe (@TCS_Europe) September 15, 2017


1229CET, 15 September 2017

Carl Lewis on business

Olympic legend @Carl_Lewis discusses how businesses can learn from sport at #TCSsummithttps://t.co/KpaP0F9j01 pic.twitter.com/gKsJRnioUy

— TCS Europe (@TCS_Europe) September 15, 2017

1022CET, 15 September 2017

Morning run

Despite the late finish after last night’s Gala Dinner, many TCS Summit 2017 delegates were out for another morning run this morning ahead of today’s sessions. They were joined by Summit speaker and Olympic legend Dame Kelly Holmes.

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0927CET, 15 September 2017

Gala Dinner

#TCSsummit Gala Dinner at the stunning Aldovea Palace Madrid, Spain. pic.twitter.com/6jSK1bapcb

— TCS Europe (@TCS_Europe) September 14, 2017

0756CET, 15 September 2017

Leadership lessons

Olympic legends Dame Kelly Holmes and Carl Lewis and the Chairman of Tata Sons, N Chandrasekaran, have been discussing leadership lessons at TCS Summit 2017 with moderator Andrea Catherwood.

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You can read more about this session here.

1633CET, 14 September 2017

Leading from the front on Business 4.0

Some of Europe’s top digital business leaders have been sharing how their organisations are embracing Business 4.0 and adopting automation, robotics, analytics and artificial intelligence. We’ve heard from Marc Lallemand of Engie Electrabel, Jos Kerssens of KLM, Bjorn Ekstedt of PostNord and Kees Gerretse of Tata Steel.

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1623CET, 14 September 2017

Introducing Business 4.0

This morning’s keynote address was by TCS CEO, Rajesh Gopinathan, who outlined the opportunities presented by Business 4.0, as the Fourth Industrial Revolution drives organisations beyond their regular digital strategies. TCS Summit 2017 is introduced by renowned television news presenter Andrea Catherwood.

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The theme for this year’s #TCSsummit Europe is Business 4.0. Watch what we mean by this. pic.twitter.com/LdkpTry21m

— TCS Europe (@TCS_Europe) September 14, 2017


1042CET, 14 Sep 2017

Sessions underway

The first session of the TCS Summit 2017 saw opening remarks from TCS Head of Europe Amit Bajaj, who outlined the company’s bold ambition to be enterprise-agile by 2020, as well as the potential digital technology holds for improving the state of the world.

“Our #DigitalEmpowers campaign is all about digital technology empowering people” first speaker at #TCSsummit@TCS_Europe CEO, Amit Bajaj. pic.twitter.com/IcSVTbw2jD

— TCS Europe (@TCS_Europe) September 14, 2017

You can read more about the #DigitalEmpowers campaign on the Digital Empowers site.

1030CET, 14 September 2017

Racing ahead

TCS Summit 2017 delegates have started the day with a run in Madrid’s beautiful Parque del Retiro, spurred on by Olympic legend Carl Lewis – who’ll be speaking at the Summit later this morning.

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0845CET, 14 September 2017

Welcome to TCS Summit Europe 2017

TCS Summit Europe 2017 is officially underway, beginning with tonight’s cocktail and dinner reception at the Madrid Stock Exchange. Here are a selection of photographs from the evening.

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The first sessions begin in the morning at 0900 CET – more details are available on the Agenda page.
2215CET, 13 September 2017

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