TCS Vice President to be a keynote speaker

Tanmoy Chakrabarty, TCS’s Vice-President and Global Head for Government Industry Solutions will be a keynote speaker at the 2011 Commonwealth Local Government Conference it was announced today.

Tanmey leads a team that delivers large-scale IT transformation projects such as the Mexican social security system and Uganda’s tax system. Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) is an IT services, business solutions and outsourcing organisation, that operates globally with over 160000 consultants, 900 clients and operations in 42 countries. The public sector forms a rising portion of TCS’ business and the company has implemented large scale public sector IT transformation projects for government institutions across the world, in developed economies such as the US, UK and Continental Europe, in emerging economies such as India, Colombia, Mexico and Uganda, as well as for multilateral bodies such as the European Commission and International Organization for Migration. These projects range from Office automation to Online tax solutions to Tsunami alert systems and Digitization of citizen services such as birth records, certificates and land records using the company’s propriety frameworks.

The Commonwealth Local Government Conference is the big international event in the local government calendar for senior decision-makers and practitioners to meet and learn about new ideas, approaches, and products that can support their councils to deliver better services. It will local government and partners to showcase some of their local government projects, partnerships and innovations. The theme of the 2011 conference is Energising local economies: partnerships for prosperous communities. The discussions and outcomes of the conference will help our member ministries and local governments to strengthen their processes and partnerships and deliver better services, and will be presented to Commonwealth Heads of Government for their backing.

The conference will attract some 600 high-level politicians, policy-makers and practitioners from national and local governments from around the world, with a significant number of people from the Asia, Africa Europe and the Pacific.

CLGF Secretary-General Carl Wright said: “We are very pleased to have the support of TCS at this important event and to welcome Mr Chakrabarty as a keynote speaker. In the current financial climate, it is timely that this conference is focusing on local economic development. As well as hearing from colleagues from national and local governments, we are keen that the conference provides a platform to promote and strengthen the relationship between local government and the private sector. A stronger public-private partnership approach can help local government to deliver their services more efficiently, and also to boost jobs and business investment in our local economies. We look forward to hearing how TCS is working in partnership with local government, particularly in Asia and Africa, to help transform the way local governments operate.”

TCS’ Vice President Tanmoy Chakrabarty stated: “Industry events such as Commonwealth Local Government Conference are ideal platforms to meet and exchange best practices with industry experts and engage with decisions makers in governments. TCS has the unique advantage that it works in partnership with governments across the world to deliver transformational solutions. We are happy to be associated with CLGF and the event to share our insights from the multiple government engagements we have been a part of.”

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