TCS launches digital hub in Sydney and partners with Deakin

24 February 2022 Consultancy.com.au 3 min. read

As part of its growing local investment, IT services and consulting firm TCS has launched a new digital innovation hub in Sydney, while also entering a tech education partnership with Deakin.

Indian IT giant Tata Consultancy Services has had a busy start to the month in Australia, joining Victoria’s Deakin University to co-design a series of corporate learning programs centred around emerging technologies while also launching a digital innovation hub in New South Wales.

The latter, TCS Sydney Digital Garage, joins a network of existing TCS Pace centres in the United States, Saudi Arabia, Netherlands and Japan.

TCS launches digital hub in Sydney and partners with Deakin

The research and innovation hub aims to support clients with their growth and transformation agendas, by helping to establish competitive differentiation and increasing speed to market through rapid prototyping capabilities. TCS will partner with the world’s leading cloud providers to ensure digital solutions can be built at scale, while clients will gain access to TCS’s global ecosystem of academic, start-up, and technology partners.

“Collaborative innovation, in harnessing the collective knowledge of an ecosystem of partners, better enables the development of transformational digital solutions and sustainable business to build a better future,” said TCS’s ANZ country head Vikram Singh, with the firm adding that it has been investing heavily in building its local expertise and talent-base in line with Australia being viewed as a key strategic growth market.

University partnership

Meanwhile, the firm has also this month struck a strategic partnership with DeakinCo, Deakin University’s workplace workplace training and advisory arm (which also counts TCS rival Infosys among its strategic partners). The agreement will see the partners co-design corporate learning programs in areas such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, data analytics and robotics, in an effort to address Australia’s growing digital skills gap.

“Things are moving so fast and competition is fierce,” said Deakin Vice Chancellor Iain Martin. Both Deakin and TCS realise the importance of anticipating future workforce needs and that there’s a real risk of falling behind. These programs combine strong theoretical knowledge with up-to-the-minute industry know-how, which ensures students are able to stay ahead in these rapidly evolving fields, regardless of their career stage.”

Designed to be delivered digitally through both face-to-face and self-paced sessions, each program will feature customisable elements based on client needs, including detailed, industry-relevant case studies, practical workshops, and direct access to leading practitioners. To be piloted early this year, the first program will focus on machine learning, with three streams for senior executives, mid-management and practitioners.

“We are delighted to partner with DeakinCo to help talent from across Australia’s leading organisations in developing digital skills,” said Ankur Mathur, TCS Education Business head. “This partnership brings together unique academic and industry expertise in technology areas, to help learners enhance their skills and grow their careers further, and further highlights our continued investment in delivering in the Australian market.”