Tata Consultancy Services, Edison, NJ

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Company: Tata Consultancy Services, Edison, NJ
Company Description: Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) is an IT services, consulting and business solutions organization providing results to global business. The company generated consolidated revenues of US $13.4 billion for year ended March 31,2014. TCS has over 300,464 of the best-trained Consultants in 46 countries. TCS has a 42-year history in North America.TCS has 19 officies in 15 US states with 28,323 employees
Nomination Category: Company / Organization Categories
Nomination Sub Category: Corporate Social Responsibility Program of the Year - More Than 2,500 Employees

Nomination Title: Impacting Communities - Tata Consultancy Services CSR Program

Tell the story about what this nominated organization achieved since January 1 2013 (up to 525 words). Focus on specific accomplishments, and relate these accomplishments to past performance or industry norms. Be sure to mention obstacles overcome, innovations or discoveries made, and outcomes:

2013 was a marquee year for TCS STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education. Across the nation, there is a shortage of students interested in STEM related career paths, with only 17% of 12th graders both proficient in and interested in STEM careers. By 2018, the nation is anticipating a shortage of 230,000 qualified STEM employees, and the U.S. will have more than 1.2 million new STEM-related occupations. TCS is driving change in STEM education through its thought leadership, technology capabilities, employee volunteerism and national partnerships.

TCS authored the white paper ‘The STEM Imperative’, which analyzed and consolidated insights of CEOs from 100 American companies, representing combined revenue of $3.27 trillion and employing 7.5 million workers. TCS also chaired a Computer Science (CS) roundtable and unveiled a white paper, ‘Future of Computer Science,’ presenting a comprehensive blueprint for CS education from policy, advocacy, education and corporate engagement perspectives.

-TCS serves as the Co-Chair of STEMconnector’s STEM Innovation Task Force, the US Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Education, Employment and Training Committee, and was invited to the White House Champions of Change event for Technology Inclusion.

-TCS leaders shaped crucial conversations on the STEM challenge through keynotes at the U.S. News STEM Solutions Conference, CS Executive Roundtable, Talent Mobility and Future of Jobs 2050 Summit, US Chamber of Commerce Annual Skills Gap Summit, Global South Summit and STEM Council meetings.

TCS also conducted its goIT student technology summer camps in three cities, with 80 volunteers dedicating 750 volunteer hours to engage over 150 students in 2013. Since 2009, goIT has influenced over 7,000 students across 35 schools, with a 27% increase of students from TCS’ goIT program choosing STEM disciplines in college.

Recognizing the power of STEM mentoring, TCS became a founding leadership partner with US2020, a national initiative that aims to connect a million employees from companies with students, especially in minorities, underserved populations and low income groups. TCS is developing the web-based platform to connect students and STEM volunteers, and we committed to have 20% of our workforce do at least 20 hours of STEM volunteering a year, by the year 2020.

In 2013, TCS became a Founding Partner of Million Women Mentors (MWM), which is creating career paths for girls and women through STEM mentoring. Engaging the MWM network of 42 nonprofit partners (representing over 18 million girls), TCS built the MWM website, and over 50,000 mentors have pledged their support since January 2014.

TCS also is also a partner with NPower, a nonprofit that unleashes the power of the tech community to do workforce development training, IT consulting and services, mentoring and volunteering. In 2013, over 100 TCS campus hires participated in these programs and advisory services to over 20 nonprofits as a part of their six- -week orientation program.

The impact of our STEM initiatives include TCS contributing: over $558,000 in social good through pro-bono technology projects; over 3,720 hours of skill based volunteering across various STEM programs with over 440 TCS volunteers completing 24 technology projects for nonprofits; and giving over $2.15M in donations and philanthropic investments in STEM education.

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Provide a brief (up to 125 words) biography about the leader of this nominated organization:

Narasimhan Srinivasan

Narasimhan Srinivasan (Narsi) is the Vice President and Head of Human Resources for TCS in North America. He has been working with TCS for the last 22 years.

During the 27 years of his career he has played multiple roles in Delivery, Business Development and Human Resources areas in the IT Industry. He has been working the Human Resources area for the last 9 years. His key roles in TCS include Global Head – Learning and Development, Head of Organizational Effectiveness, HR Director – APAC, Regional Manager – Bristol, UK, Client Partner – Standard Chartered Bank, Target, AXA, and Nedcor Relationships.

Narsi graduated from Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani with MSc (Hons.) Chemistry & MSc (Tech.) Computer Science in 1985.