On February 17, 2010, N. Chandrasekaran, CEO and Managing Director of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), spoke on managing global enterprises to the Columbia community and guests as part of the Nand and Jeet Khemka Distinguished Speaker Forum sponsored by the Chazen Institute. Chandrasekaran showcased TCS's growing global reach as an example of the rise of borderless business and discussed challenges and opportunities with its growth.
With interests in everything from tea to titanium, the vast Tata Group, an Indian holding company and conglomerate, owns businesses in sectors throughout India. Each of the Tata Group companies operates independently, and they are bound together only by their common perspective, quality and compliance necessary to retain the Tata brand, human resources policies and financial discipline. Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) is part of this national Tata empire, but, as its CEO N. Chandrasekaran explained, TCS is also an increasingly global enterprise and part of the worldwide rise of borderless businesses.