Tata Consultancy Services’ thirteenth annual TCS Summit will be held September 17-19, 2017 at the Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. This exclusive, invitation-only gathering will bring together distinguished executives, speakers and business leaders for an enriching, collaborative discussion of strategic content and insightful perspectives.

This year’s TCS Summit theme is Business 4.0: Intelligent, Agile, Automated, and on the Cloud. The Fourth Industrial revolution is materially underway driving confluence of the physical, digital and biological worlds. While the first three industrial revolutions were driven by steam power, mass production and the advent of computing respectively, the next generation of change taking place on our watch is an even more profound one. The rapid pace of breakthroughs in emerging technologies, their network effect on each other and the embedding of technology into almost all aspects of business and life, is reshaping entire industries. The Business 4.0 landscape requires that enterprises also follow suit and engage in their own fourth generational evolution. And they are rising to this challenge. Building their digital spines and moving to the cloud, a new generation of agile enterprises are embracing automation, robotics and artificial intelligence. By putting customer experience first, they are winning over new customers and creating growth at an accelerated pace.


September 17, 2017

12:00pm – 6:00pm


5:30pm – 7:00pm

Welcome Networking Reception

7:00pm – 7:15pm

General Welcome l James P. Connolly, Master of Ceremonies

7:15pm – 7:30pm

Executive Welcome l Surya Kant, President, TCS North America, UK and Europe

7:30pm – 8:30pm

Opening Keynote l Captain Scott Kelly, History-Making U.S. Astronaut & Retired U.S. Navy Captain

8:30pm – 10:00pm

Networking Reception

September 18, 2017

6:30am – 6:00pm


6:30am – 7:00am

Fun Run

7:00am – 8:00am


8:00am – 8:15am

Opening Remarks l James P. Connolly, Masters of Ceremonies

8:15am – 9:00am

Executive Overview l Rajesh Gopinathan, CEO & MD, TCS

9:00am – 9:45am

Client Keynote

9:45am – 10:15am

Networking Break

10:15am – 11:30am

Rapid Fire Session: CIO-Led

11:30am – 12:15pm

Fireside Chat l Natarajan Chandrasekaran (Chandra), Chairman, Tata Sons

12:15pm – 1:00pm


1:00pm – 5:00pm

Leisure Activities

6:00pm – 7:00pm


7:00pm – 8:30pm


8:30pm – 10:30pm

Evening Program

September 19, 2017

7:30am – 8:30am


8:30am – 8:45am

Opening Remarks l James P. Connolly, Masters of Ceremonies

8:45am – 9:30am

Superaccelerators in a 4.0 World l Panel Discussion led by: Steven Krupp, Heidrick & Struggles and featuring N. Ganapathy Subramaniam (NGS), President and COO, TCS

Based on the research presented in Accelerating Performance, How to Mobilize, Execute, and Transform with Agility, Wiley, 2017.
A discussion among several CXOs from high growth companies on what makes their growth strategy work and the role of technology/digital in it.

9:30am – 10:15am

Rapid Fire Session: CIO-Led

10:15am – 10:45am

Networking Break

10:45am – 11:45am

Closing Keynote l Peyton Manning, Two-Time Super Bowl—Winning Quarterback & Five-Time NFL MVP

11:45am – 11:55am

Closing Remarks l Surya Kant, President, TCS North America, UK and Europe

11:55am – 1:00pm

Lunch and Airport Departures



Chairman, Tata Sons


Natarajan Chandrasekaran (Chandra) is Chairman of the board of Tata Sons, the holding company and promoter of more than 100 Tata operating companies with aggregate annual revenues of more than US $100 billion. He joined the Board of Tata Sons in October 2016 and was appointed Chairman in January 2017.

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Rajesh Gopinathan

Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director, TCS

Rajesh Gopinathan

Rajesh Gopinathan is the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), elevated to this role in February 2017 after serving as the Chief Financial Officer since 2013.

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N. Ganapathy Subramaniam

President and COO, TCS

N. Ganapathy Subramaniam

Mr. N. Ganapathy Subramaniam (NGS) is the President and COO of Tata Consultancy Services. Most recently, he headed TCS Financial Solutions (TCS FS), a strategic business unit for TCS. He has been part of the company and the global IT industry for the past 35 years, performing a variety of roles in delivering solutions to customers.

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Surya Kant

President, North America, UK and Europe, TCS

Surya Kant

In a career spanning more than 30 years, Surya (“Sury) Kant has made a significant contribution to the growth of the global software industry and Tata Consultancy Services (TCS).

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Two-Time Super Bowl—Winning Quarterback & Five-Time NFL MVP


Legendary quarterback Peyton Manning, the NFL’s only five-time Most Valuable Player and a 14-time Pro Bowl selection, has earned his place among the greatest quarterbacks in league history as a leader in nearly every statistical passing category and the first starting quarterback in NFL history to win a Super Bowl with two different teams.

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Scott Kelly

History-Making U.S. Astronaut & Retired U.S. Navy Captain

Scott Kelly

Captain Scott Kelly’s epic Year In Space solidified his status as one of the greatest pioneers in history. In October 2015, he set the record the single longest space mission by an American astronaut. On this trip, Scott and his twin brother, Mark, became subjects of an unprecedented NASA study on how space affects the human body.

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James P. Connolly

Master of Ceremonies

James P. Connolly

James P. Connolly is a stand up comedian and radio/TV host known for his playful, confident style and unique sense of humor. He is also known as one of the premiere Corporate Master of Ceremonies in the world, with satisfied clients including the Fortune 500 and some of the leading Corporate Communication Companies and Brand Experience Agencies.

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Sunday Evening Welcome Reception

Guests will spend a relaxing evening enjoying the allure of soft tropical breezes and lazy swaying palms with our comfortable sunset affair. Enjoy your first night in paradise!

Monday Night Gala

A site often unknown and unseen to many, we invite you to traverse through our native wetlands while we fascinate, attract, and captivate with our bewitching twist on an otherwise ordinary theme.


We will be offering transportation from the following airports:

Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport—FLL (5 Miles)

Miami International Airport—MIA (31.9 miles)

To ensure a seamless and stress-free air travel experience to TCS Summit 2017, please plan to arrive at Fort Lauderdale Marriot Harbor Beach Resort & Spa on Sunday, September 17, by 4:00 p.m. EST and depart Tuesday, September 19, after 1 p.m. EST.

Hotel check-in is at 4:00pm.
Hotel check-out is at 11:00am.

Arrival Shuttles
On Sunday, September 17, TCS will offer complimentary shuttle service departing every 30 minutes from FLL and MIA to the Fort Lauderdale Marriot Harbor Beach Resort & Spa between the hours of 10:00am and 6:00pm EST.

Shuttles will depart from baggage claim, please look out for our greeters in the green shirts with TCS Summit signs.

Return Shuttles
On Tuesday, September 19, TCS will offer complimentary shuttle service from the Fort Lauderdale Marriot Harbor Beach Resort & Spa to FLL and MIA between the hours of 10:00am and 4:00pm EST. Participants wishing to take the shuttle should meet in the hotel lobby.

Please note, you must personally check-out and pay all incidental charges on your departure day before you are able to board the bus for your transfer back to the airport.

You will receive a TCS Summit name badge when you check-in at the Summit Hospitality Desk. Please wear the TCS Summit name badge to all TCS Summit functions to identify yourself to fellow attendees and TCS Event Team.
The average temperature in Ft. Lauderdale in September is a high of 89ºF and a low of 75ºF with high humidity.