Tata Consultancy Services sponsored a ‘welcome event’ for its network of local and regional partners at its Global Delivery Centre in Letterkenny, Donegal, Ireland. The event allowed TCS’ increasing ecosystem of partners to come together to help the community and local economy.
Local schools, universities, charities, the Northwest Regional Skills Forum, Local Enterprise Board, Junior Achievement Ireland, Business in the Community, Udarás na Gaeltachta, and the IDA were among the over 30 groups in attendance.
The occasion was one of the first meaningful opportunities for TCS to welcome its local and regional partners to its outstanding facility in the Letterkenny Technology Park since the COVID pandemic. Additionally, the event offered guests important learning and networking opportunities by allowing them to interact with local TCS senior management to better understand the company’s goals, ambitions, and aspirations on a regional, national, and international level.
“The establishment and growth of the TCS business in Letterkenny is providing opportunities for us to invest and collaborate in purposeful partnerships that make a difference. Whether that is through playing an active part in local community initiatives through sports and education, or whether it is working with local charities, TCS is committed to being a core part of the community that has so graciously welcomed us,” Andrea McBride, Head of the TCS Letterkenny Global Delivery Centre, said.
TCS provided an outline of partner engagement activities in the future months and years for a variety of projects, including education, technology skills development, job opportunities, sustainability, and innovation programs. TCS and Letterkenny Institute of Technology partnered up earlier this month to host TCS HackQuest Ireland 2022, an ethical hacking challenge event for students eager to hone and use their talents in this critical field of cyber security.
“TCS is very excited about our continuing transformation journey as we succeed in onboarding new clients alongside building out specialist business capabilities, including a cloud experience hub and cyber security threat management center to support multiple customers from the Letterkenny Global Delivery Centre,”Gerard Grant, Director, Strategic Initiatives at the TCS Letterkenny Global Delivery Centre, said.
“TCS is a valued employer in the North-West. IDA Ireland is supportive of the work TCS is doing in building a successful, international, high-tech business in Ireland. As one of the largest employers in the North-West, TCS is creating job opportunities in digital transformation, cyber security, and cloud services for people across the region and beyond and is contributing significantly to the local economy. TCS is also playing a central role in establishing the North West’s reputation as a growth cluster for hi-tech enterprises and we look forward to continuing our ongoing partnership with the company,”Michelle Conaghan, Regional Manager, North West Region at IDA Ireland, said.