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Tata Consultancy Service Launches "Ignite Innovation Student Challenge and Wins Award

Tata Consultancy Service Launches "Ignite Innovation Student Challenge and Wins Award

Monday, October 28, 2019

 Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), a leading global IT services, consulting and business solutions organization, and Discovery Education, the global leader in standards-aligned digital curriculum resources, engaging content, and professional learning for K-12 classrooms, are launching the second year of igniting innovation through computational thinking.

The TCS’ Ignite Innovation Student Challenge encourages sixth through eighth-grade students to use computational thinking to create digital solutions that improve the world and solve problems impacting TCS’ three social responsibility pillars: Our Planet, Health, and Education. Digital solution ideas will be communicated through 1-2-minute video entries submitted by April 9, 2020. The winner will receive a $10,000 scholarship and a virtual mentorship with TCS team members and partners.

“TCS is committed to preparing the next generation of young innovators by providing resources to foster their creativity so they can find solutions to societal challenges,” said Balaji Ganapathy, Head of Workforce Effectiveness, TCS. “We’re excited to see the fresh ideas, spirit and innovation that come out of this year’s TCS’ Ignite Innovation Student Challenge.”


The 2019 Optimas Corporate Citizenship award recognizes organizations whose corporate citizenship programs are demonstrably and successfully linked to its employee recruiting, retention and engagement goals. Here are the winners for 2019:

Gold: Ultimate Software
Ultimate Software is a cloud-based human capital management and employee experience solutions provider. Its human capital management suite, UltiPro, delivers a variety of services including human resources, payroll, time reporting, talent recruitment, surveys and other HR solutions.

Silver: Tata Consultancy Services
Tata Consultancy Services is an international IT services company that understands the value of education in STEM subjects. The implementation of its Ignite My Future in School initiative has served as a proponent of STEM education since September 2017 and uses a multilayered engagement model to support students, teachers, parents, administrators and schools, emphasizing students from marginalized groups and under-resourced school districts.