Tata Consultancy Services at Davos 2018
Tata Consultancy Services – Strategic Partner to the World Economic Forum
The Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos is the leading global platform for discussing the key challenges facing our world, and for collaborating on solutions and the opportunities arising from them.
The 3,000+ leaders from business, government, media, academia and civil society heading to Davos in January 2018 will be reflecting on the theme of Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World.
TCS has been working with the World Economic Forum since 2005 and serves as a Strategic Partner to the organisation. It regularly participates at its Annual Meeting in Davos and the regional forums held in China, India, Latin America, Africa, Asia and the Middle East. In previous years, TCS has held the co-chair of the India and China meetings, and as the chair of the IT Governors steering committee – the highest body of CEOs of the IT and Telecoms Industry. TCS also has teams deployed towards supporting the World Economic Forum on three key initiatives – Closing the Skills Gap, Primary Healthcare and Promoting Financial Inclusion.
Leadership Team at Davos 2018
Senior TCS and Tata Sons leaders attend the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting in Davos each year to join the conversation and help find solutions to the world’s greatest challenges.
This year the delegation will include:
Chairman of Tata Sons
Mr. N.G. Subramaniam
Chief Operating Officer of TCS
Mr. Saurabh Agrawal
Chief Financial Officer of Tata Sons
Mr. Surya Kant
President of North America, UK and Europe, TCS
CEO and Managing Director of TCS
Ms. Aarthi Subramanian
Chief Digital Officer of Tata Sons
Mr. Banmali Agrawala
President, Infrastructure, Defence and Aerospace of Tata Sons
Mr. Amit Bajaj
Head of Europe of TCS
TCS Global Reception
24 January 2018 – 8.00-10.00pm CET – TCS Dome, Panorama Hotel
The TCS Global Reception is an exclusive, private event that brings together 500+ of the world’s foremost leaders from business, government, academia, media and civil society. As a hallmark event in Davos, over the years the reception has highlighted the growing role of technology in helping resolve the challenges that the world faces today. The 2016 edition of the reception featured a Digital Forest and the 2017 edition a Digital Ocean.This year’s edition will showcase inspiring stories from TCS’ #DigitalEmpowers campaign – demonstrating the potential of digital technologies to help heal the fractures we are seeing in the world today.
The reception will also celebrate the 150th anniversary of the founding of the Tata Group and feature Michelin star cuisine from Chef Sriram Aylur and his crew.
Forum Panel Discussions
During the 2018 World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, leaders from TCS and Tata Sons will be represented on a number of panel discussions.
24 January 2018 – 4.15-5.30pm CET, Ameron Swiss Mountain Hotel, Cervolino
The pace and scale of technological change is fundamentally altering how value is created and distributed in the economy. Executives in established companies are under new pressures to reinvent their businesses to stay relevant in the face of stiff competition from digital natives.
Manny Maceda, Worldwide Managing Director-elect, Bain & Company, USA
Bruce Carnegie-Brown, Chairman, Lloyd’s, United Kingdom
Martin Lundstedt, President and Chief Executive Officer, Volvo, Sweden
Eldar Saetre, President and Chief Executive Officer, Statoil, Norway
Aarthi Subramanian, Chief Digital Officer, Tata Sons
Anthony Tan, Group Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, Grab, Singapore
India’s Role in the World
24 January 2018 – 6.00-7.00pm CET – Congress Centre, Sanada
Political change, structural reform and technological innovation are changing India. This panel will examine how global challenges, national priorities and local trends are reshaping India’s stance in the world.
Fareed Zakaria, Host, Fareed Zakaria GPS, CNN, USA
Natarajan Chandrasekaran, Chairman, Tata Sons, India
Rajnish Kumar, Chairman, State Bank of India, India
Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu, Minister of Commerce and Industry of India
Sir Martin Sorrell, Chief Executive Officer, WPP, United Kingdom; International Business Council
Chetna Sinha, Founder and Chair, Mann Deshi Foundation, India; Schwab Foundation Social Entrepreneur
Closing the Skills Gap
25 January 2018 – 4.00-5.30pm CET – Hotel Derby, Thomasmannsaal
The growing disconnect between education systems and labour markets is creating instability and insecurity for many as well as dampening growth. This panel examines how we can strengthen reform and innovation in education and training systems to meet current and future skills demands.
Opening remarks by:
Lars Løkke Rasmussen , Prime Minister of Denmark
Stephane Kasriel , Chief Executive of Upwork
Rajesh Gopinathan, Chief Executive and Managing Director of TCS
Alexander Acosta, Secretary of Labor, US Department of Labor
Asheesh Advani, President and Chief Executive of JA Worldwide
Gordon Brown, UN Special Envoy for Global Education; Chair of the International Commission on Financing Global Education Opportunity
Marcos Peña, Minister of the Presidency of Argentina
Jeff Radebe, Minister in the Presidency for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation of South Africa
Ali bin Masoud bin Ali Al Sunaidy, Minister of Commerce and Industry and Deputy Chairman of the Supreme Council for Planning of Oman
Saadia Zahidi, Head of Education, Gender and Work, Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum
Laura D’Andrea Tyson, Distinguished Professor of the Graduate School, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley
From Linear to Exponential Value Chains
26 January 2018 – 11.00am-12.00pm CET – Congress Centre, Aspen 1
A slew of innovations for seamless, efficient and dynamic production and services are ready for use as industries such as manufacturing, energy and mining prepare to digitalise their value chains. This panel examines how industries and governments can unlock economic and societal value.
Johan C. Aurik, Global Managing Partner and Chairman of the Board, A.T. Kearney Inc.
Inga Beale, Chief Executive Officer, Lloyd’s, United Kingdom
Rajesh Gopinathan, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Tata Consultancy Services, India
Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Skills Development and Entrepreneurship of India
Gisbert Rühl, Chief Executive Officer, Kloeckner, Germany
Tarek Sultan Al Essa, Chief Executive Officer and Vice-Chairman of the Board, Agility, Kuwait
150 years of the Tata Group
The Tata group was set up in 1868 by Jamsetji Tata with a vision that placed the community at the core of its purpose. Over the last 150 years, the foresight, courage and transformative impact of the group have propelled it into becoming a sustainable, values-driven, global business. But the community continues to be at the heart of everything the group does.
Our guests at Davos this year will be invited to take a glimpse through our history in the form of a special photo exhibition, which charts how Tata has grown into the global leader it is today.
The logo marking this milestone represents the group’s vision of a brilliant tomorrow. While the Tata logo itself symbolises the trust that the group has earned through 150 years of service, the colours represent the youthful energy and potential the group sees in the future. 150 circles in the logo create a graphic representation of a global community bound together by the ideals of the group, while the 150 itself is slanted to indicate a clear intent and a forward-facing outlook. We proudly mark this milestone in our history, as we engage with our partners towards a dialogue in Davos, to create an even better shared future together.
Toasting 150 years with a perfect cup of Tata Tea
To commemorate the founding of the Tata group in 1868, Tata Global Beverages has specially curated the finest Indian teas into an exclusive collection of three tea blends, which will be first unveiled at the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos.
250 million servings of beverages from Tata are consumed every day across the world. These special Davos tea blends will be served to delegates at Davos outside the Panorama Hotel. We wish them many inspiring sips ahead.
As one of the World Economic Forum’s longstanding Strategic Partners, Tata Consultancy Services is committed to harnessing the power of digital technologies to create a fairer, more inclusive society. We strongly believe digital technologies serve as both a vital and dynamic force for good.
Digital is already empowering communities across the world. Technology is helping women in rural areas of India and Africa learn to read and write. Drones are helping to save endangered animals and protect forests in Europe. Children are being encouraged to get healthy and active, and to become the next generation of innovators through the study of STEM subjects. Digital is leading the way to consistently improve peoples’ lives.
Launched at Davos 2017, #DigitalEmpowers celebrates the crucial role technology plays in improving our world. We invite you to learn more, and encourage you to share your own stories of how digital has empowered you, your company, your community or your country.