Harrick Vin

CTO, Tata Consultancy Services

Dr. Harrick Vin is the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at Tata Consultancy Services (TCS). He is a TCS Fellow, a Fellow of Indian National Academy of Engineering (FNAE), and a Distinguished Alumnus of IIT Bombay.

Prior to his current role, he was the Chief Services Innovation Officer, where he led innovations into the future of work. In 2015, he founded Digitate, a TCS Venture. At Digitate, from 2015-19, he led the strategy, innovation and design of ignio™, world’s first cognitive automation product for enterprise IT. Prior to that, he was the Vice President and Chief Scientist of the Tata Research Development and Design Centre (TRDDC) at TCS, as well as the global head of innovation and transformation for TCS IT Infrastructure Services.

Prior to joining TCS, he was a Professor of Computer Sciences at the University of Texas at Austin for 15 years. At UT Austin, he was the founder of the Distributed Multimedia Computing Laboratory and the Laboratory for Advanced Systems Research.

Over the past 25 years, Harrick has been involved in developing novel solutions in variety of areas in computing, including: one of the first video-over-IP desktop conferencing and collaboration system (1989); one of the first digital video-on-demand server (1991); Quality-of-Service-aware Linux kernel (1996); Internet-scale distributed caching solution (1998); web-based content syndication and personalization solution (1999); a digital media entertainment gateway for homes (2002); a programming environment for designing high-throughput systems using multi-core multi-threaded processor architectures (2005); an intelligent enterprise IT infrastructure transformation planning and migration solution (2008); a predictive analytics solution for enterprise IT (2011); and ignio™, the world’s first cognitive automation product for enterprises (2015).  These innovations led to three venture-backed startups in the US during 1999-2004, and Digitate, a Tata Consultancy Services Venture.  

Harrick has authored more than 125 papers in leading international academic journals and conferences, as well as filed for 45 patents.

Harrick received his PhD in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of California, San Diego, and B.Tech. in Computer Science and Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay.

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