May 25, 2018

Tata Consultancy Services' software executive Seeta Hariharan named to CRN '2018 Women of the Channel' list

NEW YORK | MUMBAI: Tata Consultancy Services, (TCS), (BSE: 532540, NSE: TCS) a leading global IT services, consulting and business solutions organisation, has announced that CRN has named TCS Digital Software and Solutions Group general manager and group head, Seeta Hariharan, to its prestigious CRN ‘2018 Women of the Channel list’.

The annual list published by CRN, a brand of The Channel Company, recognises prominent IT channel executives for outstanding leadership, vision and their unique role in driving channel growth and innovation.

TCS launched the Digital Software and Solutions Group (DS&S) in 2014 as a strategic growth business to help customers undergoing digital transformation with modular, scalable and fully integrated licensed software and solutions. Industry sectors targeted include cities, retail, communications and banking, and financial services.

As a leading global IT services provider for half a century, TCS has long had a major presence in the channel by integrating software from other technology firms as part of service delivery across major sectors and markets. The debut of an independent TCS software products business introduced the concept of building channel relationships with other systems integrators, distributors, resellers and ISVs to sell TCS software products. This required DS&S Group to build a partner organisation from the ground up.

Seeta Hariharan, general manager and group head of TCS Digital Software and Solutions Group, said, “The launch of Digital Software and Solutions Group marked a role reversal for TCS. For the first time it put us in the position of a software company partnering with other systems integrators, resellers and IT services firms. That makes this award particularly gratifying.

It recognises the tremendous progress TCS has made establishing itself as a leading software provider that’s putting its products in the hands of other IT services firms.”

Bob Skelley, CEO, The Channel Company, said, “This accomplished group of leaders is steadily guiding the IT channel into a prosperous new era of services-led business models and deep, strategic partnerships. CRN’s 2018 Women of the Channel list honours executives who are driving channel progress through a number of achievements—exemplary partner programs, innovative product development and marketing, effective team-building, visionary leadership and accelerated sales growth—as well as advocacy for the next generation of women channel executives.”

The 2018 Women of the Channel list will be featured in the June issue of CRN Magazine and online at www.CRN.com/wotc.