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July 2, 2012
Issue 24

Ratan N. Tata Receives Lifetime Achievement Award from Rockefeller Foundation

On June 26, 2012, The Rockefeller Foundation honored Ratan N. Tata, Chairman of Tata Sons, with the Lifetime Achievement Award for his work incorporating the public good into the business model of the Tata Group.

Mr. Ratan N. Tata, Chairman of Tata Sons, receives The Rockefeller Foundation's Lifetime Achievement Award for innovation in philanthropy from Dr. Judith Rodin, President of The Rockefeller Foundation, in New York on June 26, 2012.

"At The Rockefeller Foundation, we are constantly searching for innovative solutions to some of the world's most pressing challenges, and we have admired Mr. Tata's work in both the corporate sector and in his personal philanthropy to find these types of solutions as well," said Dr. Judith Rodin, President of The Rockefeller Foundation. "We are honored to celebrate Mr. Tata tonight for his vision, the Tata group's leadership, his commitment to innovation in the area of corporate social responsibility and for his commitment to the poor and underserved."


The award was presented at The Rockefeller Foundation's annual Innovation Forum in New York. The ceremony included a fireside chat with Mr. Tata moderated by Dr. Rodin. Read more

Other News

TCS Expands Student Technology Awareness Program to Columbus Ohio. Read more.


Dave Ryan, EVP and America's regional head, Tata Communications, discusses the company's recent milestones and the future focus areas. Read more. 


Jaguar demonstrates quality improvements for third consecutive year in J.D. Power and Associates' 2012 Initial Quality Study (IQS). Read more.


Tata Global Beverages announces board leadership changes. Read more.


The Pierre, A Taj Hotel, New York, introduces Taj Royal Attaché services. "Royal Treatment" by India palace-trained staff in 11 Grand Suites. Read more.


Tata Communications launches low latency network to seamlessly connect major financial capitals in Asia, the U.K. and U.S. Read more.


Tata Interactive Systems selected again as a global top 20 content development company. Read more.


Good Earth gives fans a chance to spice things up as part of the "Tag, You're It" Tea Tag Quote Contest. Visit Good Earth's website or Facebook page for more details. 

TCS' Technology Camp Continues To Inspire Pursuit of STEM-related Careers

TCS' 2012 goIT program for high school students culminated with team-based robotics competition and hands-on workshops. 


In June, TCS completed its 4th annual goIT summer camp in Ohio. The camp, run out of TCS's flagship North American software delivery center in Milford, Ohio, is focused on technology education, teamwork and global citizenship. Since its inception, the goIT program has reached over 1,700 students across 20 Ohio school districts through in-school workshops.


"I proudly support this technology program because it teaches students about the career prospects available in this growing field. In addition, I hope that this program as well as TCS will help turn Ohio into a leader in technology throughout the United States," said State Representative Joe Uecker.


"Universities across the country have seen an alarming decline in students seeking degrees in STEM-related fields over the last decade, and these are precisely the career fields that will offer the greatest opportunities for our next generation of workers," said Santa Jeremy Ono, senior vice president for academic affairs and provost at the University of Cincinnati. "Getting today's generation of learners excited about science and technology is critical to our nation's future competitiveness on the world stage and programs like TCS's goIT are an extremely valuable contribution to this goal."


In addition to the Cincinnati area, goIT summer camps will also be offered in Columbus, Ohio
and Midland, Michigan. In the coming years, TCS plans to expand the goIT program's reach to more high school students throughout the US. Read more.

Tata and SOS Children's Villages Announce New Partnership and The Wellness Garden by Tata

Tata executives, and children, families and staff of the SOS Children's Villages of Illinois participated in the lively inauguration ceremony for The Wellness Garden by Tata. 

In June, Tata Sons and SOS Children's Villages Illinois announced the creation of The Wellness Garden by Tata, a community garden project in Chicago. 

The garden will be cultivated and nurtured by the youth who are being raised at SOS Children's Villages Illinois and will serve Chicago's Auburn-Gresham and Englewood neighborhoods. Through their hands-on work of growing and selling fruits and vegetables, they will learn about healthy eating and gardening, as well as develop entrepreneurial skills.


Tim McCormick, chief executive officer, SOS Children's Villages Illinois, stated, "We are honored by the opportunity to partner with Tata because they share our commitment to positively impact the communities in which we work. SOS Children's Villages Illinois has long advocated providing critical residential, educational, recreational and therapeutic services to Illinois' most vulnerable children and families. Through our partnership with Tata, SOS Children's Villages Illinois will better serve residents in Chicago's Auburn-Gresham and Englewood neighborhoods and give children unique opportunities to grow into caring, productive and self-reliant adults."


As part of the partnership, Tata employees will have the unique opportunity to directly support the Village's residents through educational workshops, garden workdays and even a market day. Read more.

Tata Technologies Receives Four Awards for eMO Launch

Awards Presented to Tata Technologies by the International Association of Business Communicators. 

In June, Tata Technologies was one of the big winners at the 31st annual Renaissance Awards, sponsored by the Detroit chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators. The company's effort to introduce the eMO electric concept vehicle to the world's automotive press garnered four awards, including the prestigious President's Award for "Best in Show" among all communication management entries.


Considered the pre-eminent awards competition for Detroit-area business communicators, the Renaissance Awards attracts entrants from companies of all sizes and in all industries. In addition to the President's Award, Tata Technologies was also honored in the categories of brand communications, media relations and multi-audience communications.


"The goal of eMO and the communications surrounding it was to spread the word about Tata Technologies' capabilities to develop complete vehicles to the world's automotive press, to our employees and to our potential customers," said Dan Saad, Director, Communications, North America. "Thanks to a great team effort -- and to the outstanding quality and features of the eMO -- we succeeded."


The International Association of Business Communicators has 15,000 members worldwide. An audience of more than 130 communications professionals attended the Renaissance Awards ceremony in the new Madison Building auditorium in Detroit. Peter Davis, chief designer of the eMO, was also on hand for the awards presentation.


"Many extremely talented communicators enter their best work in the Renaissance Awards," said Saad. "To have our work selected as the best by fellow communicators and recognized in front of the Detroit communications community is truly a great honor."
Tata Steel International Partners and GiGi's Playhouse: Every Step Counts!
Tata Steel International Volunteers at the GiGi's 
Playhouse 5K Fun Run and Walk.

This June, Tata Steel International partnered with GiGi's Playhouse Down Syndrome Awareness Centers for their annual 5K Fun Run and Walk. A group of TSI employees along with their families volunteered their time on Saturday, June 9th for pre-race setup and on Sunday, June 10th as race day course marshals and various area attendants. The event had over 2,400 runners/walkers, grossed over $200,000 and hosted Glee's Lauren Potter as their Honorary Celebrity Runner. GiGi's Playhouse's mission is to increase positive awareness through national campaigns, educational programs, and by empowering individuals with Down Syndrome, their families and the community.


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