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K Ananth Krishnan Ananth Krishnan is an Tech in Computer


									K Ananth Krishnan
K Ananth Krishnan is an M. Tech. in Computer Science and an M.Sc in Physics from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. He also has
a Bachelor´s degree in Physics from Fergusson College, Pune. He joined TCS in February 1988, straight from campus.
Ananth is currently the Chief Technology Officer of TCS and chairs the TCS Corporate Technology Board. He was named in
Computerworld´s Premier 100 IT Leaders for 2007, and in Infoworld´s Top 25 CTOs for 2007. He is a member of the TCS Corporate
Think-Tank since 1999, and has led several strategic initiatives.
He has been a Principal Architect and Lead Consultant in the Architecture and Technology Consulting Practice, and earlier the head of the
TCS Systems Management and the Systems Software Group.
He was an invitee to the quarterly management review with the TCS Board (the executive committee of Tata Sons Limited) from April 2000
to March 2004. He has also been an invitee to the board meetings of Jataayu Software, a TCS invested company, from December 2000 to
April 2005. He is on the Customer Advisory Boards of Symantec and IBM-Rational.
Ananth is married, with two children and lives in Chennai. He has formally retired from a successful career in Trivia and Quizzing (which
includes the “Brain of IIT” individual title and two “Cranium Cup” titles at IIT and several years on the IIT Quiz team), public speaking,
crossword puzzle solving and cricket. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE and a member of the Computer Society of India, and is an invited
faculty in the Department of Management Studies at the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras.

Innovación Tecnológica en Tata Consultancy Services / Technology Innovation in Tata
Consultancy Services
Tata Consultancy Services is India´s leading IT Services, Business Solutions and Outsourcing companies and one of
the Global top 15 organizations in this space. Mr. K. Ananth Krishnan is responsible for the Technology Innovation
and R&D for TCS. In this address, he covers the background for the Innovation strategy, the core principles for the
strategy including concepts like the Technology Market Map and the Innovation Life Cycle adapted from Prof. Clayton
M Christensen´s work at Harvard Business School. He then covers key enablers like the TCS Co-Innovation Network,
TCS Innovation Labs and the Culture of Innovation in TCS. Finally, he covers the content of Technology Innovation in
TCS and some examples of how the TCS business, customers and the social environment are benefiting from the
investments in Innovation and R&D

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