Indian information technology major Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. today expanded its partnership with British aircraft engine maker Rolls Royce beyond engineering services and will now help the British firm accelerate its ‘Digital First’ vision.
As part of the agreement, Rolls Royce will use TCS’ connected universe platform to collect and share data, analyse insights and to create new solutions for customers. TCS will provide the Internet of Things digital platform capability across Rolls-Royce so that new products and services can be developed at pace, the company said.
“This partnership will allow us to collect and share different types of data from multiple sources, and use it to create new solutions and to help us run our operations more efficiently,” said Neil Crockett, Chief Digital Officer, Rolls Royce said in an interview to BloombergQuint. Rolls Royce is open to collaborate with new age technology companies or startups in the area of artificial intelligence, machine learning and big data, Crockett added.
Besides, Rolls Royce and TCS have set up a data analytics hub in Bengaluru and is looking is looking to expand it in the next one year.
Rolls-Royce, which has customers in more than 150 countries, has been a strategic partner to the Indian Air Force since 1933. The company currently employs more than 1,700 engineers in India, 500 of whom are in Bengaluru.