Welcome to our live blog coverage of the TCS Innovation Forum 2018, with updates from across the three-day event in London and Edinburgh. This year’s theme is ‘Innovation-Driven Business 4.0’ – you can read more about this here. Please refresh this page for the latest updates.

Goodbye from Edinburgh

Innovation Forum Scotland has drawn to a close – concluding this year’s series of TCS Innovation Forum events in the UK. Check out TCS’ Digital Directions site for more on innovation-driven Business 4.0.

1747 BST, 3 May 2018

Perspective and insights from TCS scientists

Dr Beena Rai (pictured left) and Dr Sharmila Mande (pictured right) give their thoughts during the FutureScape on Innovation session at today’s Innovation Forum Scotland event.

1547 BST, 3 May 2018

Coming up at Innovation Forum Scotland

Topics of discussion at this afternoon’s event will include ‘the democratization of AI’ and ‘reimagining the future of business models’.

1428 BST, 3 May 2018

Innovation Forum underway in Edinburgh

Delegates have started to arrive at The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh for the inaugural Innovation Forum Scotland event. The theme of this year’s Innovation Forum is ‘Innovation-Driven Business 4.0’.

1400 BST, 3 May 2018

Computing challenge

1836 BST, 2 May 2018


Wrapping up

The TCS Innovation Forum in London has drawn to a close – tomorrow it heads to Edinburgh, where there will be more discussion on innovation-driven Business 4.0. Join us for more live coverage throughout the day.

1818 BST, 2 May 2018


The ecosystem approach

Peter Muld of ICA Gruppen explains why the ‘ecosystem approach’ is the best way to guarantee customer satisfaction in Business 4.0.

1629 BST, 2 May 2018


The company view

TCS clients have been giving their perspectives on how Business 4.0 is affecting companies.

1609 BST, 2 May 2018


The changing workplace

Ashok Krish, TCS Global Head of Digital Workplace, discusses how workplace cultures are changing – and why they need to continue to change – for the Business 4.0 era.

1432 BST, 2 May 2018


Making Business 4.0 real

TCS Innovation Forum delegates have been hearing a number of real-life examples of how companies are innovating in the Business 4.0 era, including in a key session with Matt Horwood of Marks and Spencer, Beatrice Bigois of EDF Energy, Ray Zeng of HSBC and Neil Crockett of Rolls-Royce.

1321 BST, 2 May 2018


Adapting to Business 4.0

Matt Horwood, Group Head of Technology Solutions at Marks and Spencer, addressed the TCS Innovation Forum this morning on adapting to Business 4.0.

1246 BST, 2 May 2018


Innovating in data protection

TCS Innovation Forum delegates have been hearing from James Lyne, Global Head of Security Research at Sophos, on an unlikely source of business advice.

1201 BST, 2 May 2018


Changing customer demands

Shankar Narayanan, VP and Head, TCS – UK & Ireland, speaking at the TCS Innovation Forum 2018 on a dramatic change in customer dynamics and how companies must respond.

1106 BST, 2 May 2018


The backbone of Business 4.0

1052 BST, 2 May 2018


Innovation Forum underway in London

Delegates have arrived at the London Innovation Forum venue for the day’s sessions. They also have a chance to experience a number of cutting-edge technologies in the TCS Innovation Showcase.

0938 BST, 2 May 2018


Coming up today

0828 BST, 2 May 2018


TCS senior team welcomes delegates at analyst evening

TCS Head of UK & Ireland, Shankar Narayanan, TCS Chief Technology Officer, K. Ananth Krishnan, and TCS Head of Workplace Reimagination Practice, Ashok Krish (pictured in the three-person panel from left to right), explain to analysts how TCS is transforming itself in a Business 4.0 world.

1939 BST, 1 May 2018


Welcome to TCS Innovation Forum 2018

Welcome to our live coverage of TCS Innovation Forum 2018. The theme this year is ‘Innovation-Driven Business 4.0’ and the programme will feature celebrity keynotes, presentations, executive panel discussions and breakout sessions.

Tata Consultancy Services will be bringing you updates on all of the key sessions and discussions over the next three days from events in London and Edinburgh. If you would like to get in touch, please follow us on Twitter @TCS_UKI

1930 BST, 1 May 2018