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May 3, 2011Issue 15
Corp! Magazine names Tata Technologies   'Best of Michigan'  in Engineering

Tata Technologies, a global leader in Vehicle Programs and Development, Engineering Services Outsourcing (ESO), and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) was named a "Best of Michigan" company, in the category of Engineering, in the Corp! magazine 2011 reader survey.

The award was presented at a special Executive Breakfast in Troy, Mich., honoring the 66 "Best of Michigan" companies for the year.

 Dan Saad, Director of Communications, Tata Technologies (center) with other award recipients.

Corp! magazine was founded in 1998 to inform business owners and executives by providing features, news and corporate profiles.


Tata Technologies has more than 300 employees in Michigan. More than 120 of those employees at its Novi, Mich., North American headquarters facility, including engineers, consultants, product and software specialists, account managers, corporate IT staff, and finance and administration staff members. Read more

TCS Is Official Technology Partner of 2011 Boston Marathon and Boston Athletic Association

TCS partnered with the Boston Marathon to sponsor and enhance the information booths that all runners and spectators visit at the expo, throughout the race weekend at Copley Square and on race day at the Family Meeting Area. This year, TCS had 18 runners, including  N Chandrasekaran, the company's CEO and MD.


"TCS has a long tradition of giving back to the communities in which it works," said Surya Kant, President, North America, TCS. "Diabetes is a global health problem and we are doing our part to help address it. Every TCS employee who is running in these marathons has agreed to raise money for the American Diabetes Association and TCS will match those contributions and present the monies to the ADA for them to continue their work to combat this disease." Read more.

Surya Kant, President - TCS North America and

Andrew Greenwood, Head - Marketing and Communications, North America cheer on TCS' team running in the Boston Marathon on April 18, 2011. 

Other News

TCS announced  Q4 financial results. TCS North America continues to contribute more than 50% of global revenues. Read more.


The all-new Jaguar XJ named 2011 International Luxury Car of the Year by Road & Travel Magazine. Read more.
Good Earth "Tag, You're It!" Tea Tag Contest Winners Announced. Read more.


TCS  to provide end-to-end application development and maintenance services to Air Liquide in the Americas. Read more.
Tata Communications, Cisco, and  the National Dance Institute collaborate to connect children with the arts globally. The collaboration will mark industry's first truly synchronized, virtual global dance program via telepresence. Read more.
Tata group continues its support of the Wharton India Economic Forum, (read more), Tata India Leadership Summit at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business (read more) and the Harvard India Conference.
RK Krishna Kumar, Tata Sons director and consummate Tata personality, opens up in a rare interview on the subjects and values that he holds dearest. Read more

The North America regional finals of Tata Innovista was held at Taj Boston on March 25, 2011. The winners of Tata Young Expressions 2011, a competition for the children of Tata employees, were also congratulated.  Read more.

Tata Chemicals Rebrands Global Subsidiaries
Flags at Green River

Celebrations took place across the sites on April 1, 2011 including the hoisting of the Tata flag.

 (Green River, Wyoming)

As part of a major rebranding initiative, Tata Chemicals has embraced subsidiaries in the US, the UK and Kenya, under the Tata Chemicals corporate brand. Operational integration across the subsidiaries and a common global identity will create opportunities for Tata Chemicals to be more customer centric with its strong supply chain capability spanning four continents. In the United States, Tata Chemicals North America (TCNA), formerly General Chemical Industrial Products (GCIP), is one of the world's leading producers of high quality soda ash. Headquartered in New Jersey, TCNA runs manufacturing operations out of Green River, Wyoming.


Tata Chemicals The Power of One
The 'Power of One' film celebrates the coming together of Tata Chemical's global partners. Watch here




DeLyle Bloomquist, President of the company's Global Chemicals Business said, "This integration under a common brand lays down the strategic direction for the next growth phase for Tata Chemicals' global chemicals business that will ensure a superior experience to our stakeholders across the world." Read more.

Tata Technologies VPD Debuts at SAE World Congress 2011

April 12-14, the automotive world turned its attention to Cobo Center in Detroit, where the 2011 Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) World Congress took place.

Tata Technologies SAE Booth

Members of the Tata Technologies VPD team were at the company's SAE exhibit along with a scale model of Genovation's G2 electric vehicle. An urban mobility concept model, under development at the Tata Technologies North American Styling Studio, also was on display, to showcase the styling capabilities within the VPD Group.


The theme for this year's event was "Charging Forward To

gether" with a focus upon EV and sustainable technologies; and Tata Technologies was front-and-center at the engineering industry's marquee event with the launch of its Vehicle Programs & Development (VPD) Group, highlighting the Genovation G2 EV as an example of the innovative full-vehicle programs that VPD is capable of delivering to automotive OEMs worldwide.


"The next decade will see an ever increasing demand for accelerated product development that also will need to incorporate more new technology than the auto industry has seen in 30 years," Kevin Fisher, President - Vehicle Programs & Development Group, told journalists at a special media breakfast hosted by Tata Technologies on April 13 at the Book Cadillac Hotel to announce the launch of the VPD Group. "We are positioning the Tata Technologies VPD Group to set the pace in automotive product development and technological innovation." Read more.

TCS - UC Berkeley Collaboration

A TCS - UC Berkeley collaboration was launched this year to advance understanding of personal genomic variation. TCS is the first corporate sponsor in an open-source consortium to develop the Berkeley Interpreter for Genome Variation (BiGV). BiGV and the collaboration will play an important role in advancing personalized medicine. TCS has offered an initial $900,000 grant over four years, and will offer research and software expertise from its global Innovation Labs to work with UC Berkeley on the project. The program will provide a fruitful exchange of ideas and researchers between TCS and UC Berkeley. The entire contribution from TCS to the campus is estimated to be $3-4 million.


TCS COIN Program"TCS is proud to support, and be part of, the Berkeley Interpreter for Genome Variation consortium to help realize the clinical benefits

of personalized medicine. The collaboration with UC Berkeley represents an extension of TCS' successful Co-Innovation Network (COIN™) program with academic institutions. Researchers from TCS Innovation Labs in Hyderabad will work closely with the faculty at Berkeley on this engagement." said K. Ananth Krishnan, vice president and chief technology officer for TCS.  "Healthcare is a key research theme in TCS and this project is sure to have a big impact on biology and molecular medicine."   Read more.

Tata Steel International Climbs to the Top
Sebastian Frey

Sebastian Frey, Trading Manager,

Tata Steel International 

As last year came to an end, Sebastian Frey, a Trading Manager with Tata Steel International, decided it was high time for a New Year's resolution - and one that would give back to society. He choose "Climb to the Top," a fundraiser which supports the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. 


As the name suggests, participants climb - 66 flights - to the top of the Rockefeller Plaza in New York City. Sebastian not only ranked a respectable 81st place (out of more than 1,000 climbers) with his time of under 13 minutes, but also raised $1,910 through the support of his sponsors.


  "In addition to being a star trader in my organization, Sebastian proved himself to be a student of the vision that Tata Steel Group put forward. Following TSG's corporate citizenship vision, Sebastian effectively raised funds and awareness for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. We are very proud of his achievements and congratulate him for reaching the summit. " said Murat Askin, Vice President Global Positioning, Tata Steel International Americas.


Sebastian would like to encourage other Tata employees to participate in charitable activities such as "Climb to the Top" which take place in the communities where they live and work.