Patron Interview: Prabal Datta, General Manager of TATA Consultancy Services Hungary

  • November 26, 2018
"The Chamber provides a great platform where global and local companies, large or small, come together and join forces to lobby the government and contribute to Hungary’s competitiveness."

Why is Hungary a good place to do business?

In 2001, we chose Hungary to set up our operation in Eastern Europe for the excellent talent pool and attractive business environment. 17 years later we still enjoy the favorable business climate –whether it is quality of talent, infrastructure, or support of governmental policies. We see Hungary’s developments reflecting in our growth, we doubled our headcount in the past 3 years.  We support our customer across Europe and worldwide from our center. For the central location of the country is a great advantage. Our customers also enjoy the cultural and time zone proximity.

 

What would you like to see change to improve the business climate here?

While Hungary has successfully and effectively adopted the “Invented in Hungary” strategy, I would like to see that more advancement in the capabilities in doing business in Industry 4.0 world.  While businesses prepare themselves to grow and transform by harnessing the abundance of opportunities in the digital world, the ecosystem should be made ready to provide the capabilities needed for it.   We are investing in creating digital skills to support the growth and the advancement of organizations. Along with partners we should put more efforts in spreading the importance of STEM education and helping students to take up this as career.

 

What do you most value about being an AmCham Patron?

AmCham is one of the most influential international chamber of commerce in Hungary representing a significant number companies in Hungary across business verticals.  It provides a great platform where global and local companies, large or small, come together and join forces to lobby the government and contribute to Hungary’s competitiveness. By being a Patron member, we can effectively channel messages to shape the policies,  facilitate the collaboration between educational institutions and business entities. In addition to the board portfolio of services and events, we are able to further improve the business climate, make the country more competitive, therefore better place to do business. It also helps us greatly to live our core ethos of “giving back to society “. We are able to contribute to the society and community where we operate with our premier partner AmCham. It is a great thing.

About TATA Consultancy Services

TATA Consultancy Services is an IT, consulting and business organization, which is part of the TATA group, India’s largest industrial conglomerate. Since established in 1968, TCS has become a global player with 4000,000+ associates representing 130 nationalities in 45 countries operating in a unique Global Network Delivery Model™(GNDM™), recognized as the benchmark of excellence. TCS is among the most valuable IT services brands worldwide. It is ranked by Forbes as  one of the  top 100 innovative companies in the world We have been recognized as a Global Top Employer by the Top Employers Institute – one of eight organizations worldwide to have achieved this status.

Our first Global Delivery Center was established in Budapest, Hungary in February 2001. The objective of this center is to provide near-shore services to our customers in Western and Eastern Europe and to customers with a global presence. Since its establishment, TCS Hungary is a strategic delivery center globally offering a broad portfolio of services.

 

This interview appeared in the November 2018 issue of Journal, AmCham's official magazine. To access all issues of Journal, please click here.