Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) on Wednesday (22 May) announced an expanded partnership with Google Cloud and the launch of its new offering. The company, in its press release, said that this new offering is powered by Google Cloud’s Generative AI tools – Vertex AI, Generative AI Application Builder, Model Garden, and TCS’ own solutions. TCS will work with its customers to custom-build their solutions based on the context provided by them.
What does this new offering combine?
The new offering combines Google Cloud’s Generative AI tools, including Vertex AI, Generative AI Application Builder, and Model Garden, with TCS’s own solutions. TCS will leverage its client-specific knowledge, design thinking, and agile development processes to collaborate with clients, rapidly prototype ideas, and build full-fledged transformation solutions with enhanced time to value. The company is currently working with clients in multiple industries, to explore how generative AI can be used to deliver value in their specific business contexts.
TCS has over 25,000 engineers certified on Google Cloud and over 50,000 associates trained in AI, with plans to earn 40,000 skill badges on Google Cloud Generative AI within the year, to support the anticipated demand for its new offering.
Krishnan Ramanujam, President of Enterprise Growth Group, TCS, said the launch partnership with Google Cloud on generative AI enables the company to rapidly create value for its customers. TCS is investing in assets, frameworks, and talent to harness the power of generative AI to enable growth and transformation for our customers.
Kevin Ichhpurani, Vice President of Global Partner Ecosystems and Channels, at Google Cloud, said TCS’ expertise in business transformation and its commitment to training thousands of people on Google Cloud Generative AI will be important assets for businesses accelerating their generative AI adoption.
How do these efforts help TCS?
These collaborative efforts will take place at TCS Pace Ports, the company’s co-innovation hubs located in New York, Pittsburg, Toronto, Amsterdam, and Tokyo. TCS claims these hubs offer clients the opportunity to engage with academic researchers and startup partners from TCS’s extended innovation ecosystem. TCS has been investing in scaling its expertise in cloud technologies and has over 25,000 engineers certified on Google Cloud. Additionally, the company has trained over 50,000 associates in AI. It plans to earn 40,000 skill badges on Google Cloud Generative AI within the year to meet the anticipated demand for its new offering.
How is this AI service useful?
The TCS Google Business Unit offers a wide range of services and solutions, leveraging TCS’s contextual knowledge, and Google Cloud’s platform capabilities. These offerings include advisory services, cloud-build, and security services, applications and data modernization, AI builds and deployment services, managed services for hybrid and multi-cloud environments, and industry-specific digital solutions.
TCS is dedicated to providing cloud-native services and solutions across new technologies such as generative AI, intelligent edge-to-core, and blockchain. The company has received recognition from Google Cloud, including awards for comprehensive solutions and being named the 2021 Industry Solution Partner of the Year for Retail, the 2021 Global Diversity & Inclusion Partner of the Year, and the 2020 Breakthrough Partner of the Year.