Rolls-Royce to accelerate digital transformation through partnership with TCS

By Jonathan Dyble
Britain’s Rolls-Royce Holdings has announced that it will be expanding its partnership with Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), a leading global IT firm...

Britain’s Rolls-Royce Holdings has announced that it will be expanding its partnership with Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), a leading global IT firm, in order to accelerate its digital transformation strategy.

The two firms have been working together since 2010. However, this extension will see Rolls-Royce more readily adopt key features and developments of industry 4.0 such as AI and automation.

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“This is an example of how we intend to unleash data innovation through collaboration,” said Neil Crockett, Chief Digital Officer of Rolls-Royce. “TCS is an outstanding partner with excellent experience in delivering a flexible and agile platform capability across many different markets.”

TCS, headquartered in Mumbai, will aim to help Rolls-Royce in this venture by improving its existing services and driving its development and growth using the TCS Connected Universe Platform – a platform-as-a-service (PaaS) offering that better enables the development and deployment of IoT applications.

“TCS’s Connected Universe Platform with its services and solutions offer a wealth of functionalities that will allow Rolls-Royce to more easily develop, deploy, and launch products and services to the market quickly,” said Rajesh Gopinathan, CEO and Managing Director of TCS. “Organisations are increasingly building upon a digital foundation to transform their businesses, and TCS is actively guiding our customers to become increasingly more intelligent, automated and agile.” 

Rolls-Royce’s expanded partnership with TCS builds on an existing partnership with Microsoft, agreed in 2016, that will now position the company as a strong industry influence, with two leading digital service providers at its side.

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