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October 11, 2011Issue 19

Acting U.S. Commerce Secretary Visits Tata Steel facility in Ohio

On August 25, Thomas Steel Strip Corporation, a subsidiary of Tata Steel Europe, hosted Acting U.S. Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank  at their facilities in Warren, Ohio. Thomas Steel manufactures cold-rolled strips generally used to make battery castings and employs more than 250 people. 


Acting U.S. Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank
Acting U.S. Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank delivers remarks at Tata Steel facility in Warren, Ohio
on August 25, 2011. 
After taking a tour, Secretary Blank delivered remarks in which she highlighted the significance of foreign direct investment (FDI), citing Tata Steel as an example of foreign companies whose investments the U.S. must attract more of to strengthen economic growth and job creation. With FDI supporting more than five million American jobs, Secretary Blank discussed a new government-wide initiative, housed at the U.S. Department of Commerce, SelectUSA, which seeks to cut federal red tape for domestic and foreign investors, remove barriers to new investment and boost business growth in the United States. Read more.


Other News

Tata Chemicals, Church & Dwight, and FMC announce joint venture for air pollution control. Read more.


Taj Campton Place voted Best Hotel in the Large Hotel Category by the readers of Travel & Leisure. Read more.


TCS Detroit participates in Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation's Walk. Read more.  


TCS Launches a Global Center of Excellence (CoE) in Support of SAP HANA™ appliance software. TCS' Seven Hills Park Delivery Center in Milford, Ohio, a suburb of Cincinnati, has one of TCS' largest SAP CoE Labs. Read more.


Tata Elxsi appoints Nick Talbot as Global Design Head. Read more.


The Jaguar C-X16 (read more) and the Land Rover DC 100 (read more) Concept vehicles were debuted at the Frankfurt Motor Show.


Taj 51 Buckingham Gate launches The Jaguar Suite - an exciting collaboration between two Tata companies. Read more and view

photo gallery.  

R Gopalakrishnan Engages U.S. Audiences in Frugal Innovation Discussion and Nurturing Talent

R Gopalakrishnan with UC Berkeley Chancellor Robert Birgeneau on September 12, 2011.

On a recent visit to the United States, Tata Sons Director R. Gopalakrishnan made speaking stops at U.C. Berkeley, Stanford and at The Economist's Human Potential Summit in New York City.


"Frugal Innovation" was the featured topic of discussion at Berkeley and Stanford. Mr. Gopalakrishnan engaged diverse audiences ranging from university professors, students, policy makers and business leaders in lively discussions on the Tata group of companies' ethos of stimulating and acting on innovative thinking.

RG at The Economist
R Gopalakrishnan speaking at The Economist's Human Potential Summit in New York City on
 September 14, 2011.









Mr. Gopalakrishnan  discussed the best models for developing and nurturing talent in a fast-changing environment at The Economist Ideas Economy event which brought together top thinkers on strategy, innovation, management, creativity and information. Watch here.



Tata Communications and Tata Sons Announce Gift of 10,000 New Books to San Francisco Bay Area Low-Income Children

Tata Communications and Tata Sons North America announced a gift of 10,000 new books to Bay

Second grader from Mount Pleasant Elementary School enjoying reading a new book at Municipal Stadium on September 13, 2011.

Area children in need. The books will be provided by First Book, a nonprofit organization that distributes new books to children from low-income families. The donation was announced during a reading celebration at the San Jose Giant's Municipal Stadium. 


Volunteers from Tata Communications gathered at Municipal Stadium, home of the San Jose Giants in San Jose, Calif., along with representatives from the Vice Mayor's office, the San Jose City Council, Tata Sons, the San Jose Giants Foundation and Reading Partners to celebrate the donation and read with 60 second-graders from the Mount Pleasant Elementary School.


The students participated in reading circles and other activities, including running the bases of Municipal Stadium. Each student received two brand new books to start their own home library.


Read more.