TCS partners with USCCF to operate the Digital Empowers campaign

13 November 2018 2 min. read

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has declared its involvement in yet another social initiative in the US, this time through a partnership with the US Chamber of Commerce Foundation (USCCF) to set up the Digital Empowers campaign, aimed at driving societal transformation through technology.

Digital Empowers focuses on some of the most pertinent issues currently plaguing society in the US, including mental health, opioid abuse, chronic hunger, and natural disasters. The campaign is designed around the principle that technology can be leveraged to offer uniques solutions to these issues.

The campaign will rely on the latest of Industry 4.0 technology, spanning the artificial intelligence, blockchain and Internet of Things domain. TCS will help with this aspect of the campaign, supporting both the business and the social sector with optimally leveraging these technologies.

Alongside a substantial body of research conducted by USCCF, the campaign will rely on six regional forums, two national summits as well as an awards programme for innovative capabilities, all to demonstrate the latest in technology and its potential applications to improving output.

TCS partners with USCCF to operate the Digital Empowers campaign

The programme marks the latest in several collaborative initiatives for TCS that devote expertise to promoting social change in a number of sectors. Last week, the firm announced a partnership with Seattle’s Children Hospital, wherein it would devote 5,000 hours of pro bono work towards research in the field of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).

Commenting on the partnership, Balaji Ganapathy, Head of Workforce Effectiveness at TCS said, “National problems often have local solutions, and this partnership will help to explore innovative ways in which community leaders can use technology as a catalyst for social change. We are pleased to join the Chamber Foundation on this effort, a thought leader fully aligned with our mission to encourage cross-sector solutions that close gaps in access, equity and inclusion.”

Senior Vice President at USCCF Marc DeCourcey, “Collaboration is essential to achieving meaningful progress. The Chamber Foundation is excited to embark on this partnership with TCS and help organizations across the country leverage their expertise and technology to make a powerful impact in their community.”

The initiative was conceptualised at a conference of tech experts held in Washington in May this year, and will formally begin with the first regional forum in Atlanta on the 4th of December. The event will feature demonstrations organised collaboratively by the Advanced Technology Development Center at Georgia Tech and the Technology Association of Georgia.