Into the lion's den: Tata's interest in the U.S process automation market

Krishnakumar Nagarajan, head of plant automation solutions for the Engineering and Industrial Services practice of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), explains his company’s interest in penetrating the process automation market in the United States.

AFTER ALL the articles and columns written decrying offshoring, it would seem unlikely that the business manager for process automation consulting for the seventh largest IT consultancy in the world would drop in for a visit with the editors of CONTROL. But that’s exactly what Krishnakumar Nagarajan, head of plant automation solutions for the Engineering and Industrial Services practice of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) did. He wanted to explain his company’s interest in penetrating the process automation market in the United States. 

TCS is part of the vast Tata Group of companies, the third largest in India and one of the 50 largest in the world. The company has its fingers in many pies, including product development, product lifecycle management, manufacturing solutions and plant design, and plans on doing more of all of them here in the states. Nagarajan had some interesting things to say to us about consulting, integration, outsourcing and advanced control, including his belief that automation and software engineers in India will reach parity with their North American and Western European colleagues within this decade. 

Podcast Length: 24:00

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