Wednesday, 02 November 2016 17:26

Tata, UNSW to collaborate on ICT research

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Global IT services giant Tata Consultancy Services is to collaborate with the University of New South Wales (UNSW) on research projects across several sectors of the ICT industry.

Under a newly inked Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), TCS and UNSW will work together in areas of common interest including machine learning, virtual reality, robotics, data analytics and cloud computing.

The agreement was signed by TCS’ chief technology officer, Ananth Krishnan, and UNSW’s deputy vice-chancellor Enterprise, Professor Brian Boyle, at the recent TCS Asia-Pacific Summit in Sydney.

Tata and UNSW say the MOU also opens the prospect of exchanges of scholars and internships for UNSW students at TCS’s global research facilities.

Professor Boyle said, “There is a lot that UNSW and Tata Consultancy Services can offer each other.

“UNSW excels in taking our research breakthroughs and partnering with industry to make a significant global impact. Working with TCS will build on UNSW’s strong international links and help accelerate innovation by opening up new opportunities around the world.”

TCS has formed alliances with major academic institutions worldwide to encourage new developments in the area of research.

The company’s academic alliance programme is part of Tata’s Co-Innovation Network, which provides an environment for co-operative IT research in leading-edge technologies across multiple sectors.

Krishnan said, “TCS is delighted to form an alliance with UNSW and further deepen its ties with the Australian academic research community”.

“Forming academic alliances is all about bringing technology breakthroughs to life. Working together we can help take promising ideas which stem from pure technology research and give them real-world applications.”

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Peter Dinham

Peter Dinham is a co-founder of iTWire and a 35-year veteran journalist and corporate communications consultant. He has worked as a journalist in all forms of media – newspapers/magazines, radio, television, press agency and now, online – including with the Canberra Times, The Examiner (Tasmania), the ABC and AAP-Reuters. As a freelance journalist he also had articles published in Australian and overseas magazines. He worked in the corporate communications/public relations sector, in-house with an airline, and as a senior executive in Australia of the world’s largest communications consultancy, Burson-Marsteller. He also ran his own communications consultancy and was a co-founder in Australia of the global photographic agency, the Image Bank (now Getty Images).

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