Tata Consultancy Services has opened Pace Port, a dedicated innovation hub in the heart of London.

The TCS Pace Port Innovation Hub aims to become a dynamic centre for cutting-edge technology, research and development in the UK.

Leveraging TCS’s extensive expertise in technology-based business transformation, the hub will serve as a catalyst for adoption of innovation-led solutions and emerging technologies. 

The Pace Port will focus on innovation across a cross-section of industries, government priorities and critical national infrastructure, while creating an ‘ecosystem of experiences’.

“UK businesses are committed to investing in technology and digital solutions to transform their business and operating models,” said Amit Kapur, head of UK & Ireland at TCS.

“Bringing our global network of Pace Ports to London will provide an environment that fosters collaboration, drives innovation, and helps businesses in the UK harness cutting-edge technology, collaborate and grow across industry borders into ecosystem models. 

“Establishing the TCS Pace Port London in the heart of the city, reflects TCS’s unwavering commitment to fuelling innovation, catalysing and contributing to the economic growth of the United Kingdom.”

London Pace Port

TCS is already advising businesses in the UK and Ireland on artificial intelligence adoption strategies. In a recent TCS survey of 100+ corporates in the UK and Ireland, two-fifths (41%) of UK and Irish businesses are largely AI-driven already or well-positioned to accommodate and leverage AI’s capabilities and benefits. 

TCS says London Pace Port will give businesses the tools and expertise to create a refined digital and AI strategy and support the UK government’s vision of being a front runner in the AI race while accelerating innovation-led growth in the region. 

London Pace Port

“Enterprises across industries are looking for ways to quickly adopt AI and genAI to enhance their competitive differentiation. At such a time, they need a partner who has a deep understanding of this technology and the right infrastructure to help them find new use cases, experiment, and implement the best PoCs at scale to make the most of this trend,” said Marc Hardwick, senior research director, TechMarketView. 

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“TCS aims to bring its deep competence in AI along with other next-gen technologies at its new Pace Port in London. Interestingly, TCS is setting up the centre to be a hub for co-innovation not only with clients but also the larger ecosystem – academia, startups and technology companies. 

“Pace Port should be a huge positive for TCS’ customers, helping them drive innovation at scale and more, more consistently.”

London is the seventh Pace Port to open in TCS’ global Pace network following Amsterdam, New York, Paris, Pittsburgh, Toronto and Tokyo. It will offer programmes and initiatives to attract and develop skilled professionals, providing them with opportunities for continuous learning and growth.

TCS has operated in the UK for more than 45 years and works with over 200 of the nation’s best-known and most-loved businesses including British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, Aviva, Sainsbury’s, Nationwide, Phoenix Group, M&S, M&G, Asda and Boots.

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