R. Vivekanand (Vivek), is Vice President and Head of TCS Financial Solutions, the financial products business of Tata Consultancy Services. As a part of this role, he is responsible for business development and market penetration of the TCS BaNCS suite of products, including Sales and Marketing functions. In addition, he is responsible for the Capital Markets solutions of TCS BaNCS and the realization of strategic growth initiatives including TCS BaNCS Cloud.
Vivek holds additional responsibility as the Global Head for Quartz, a startup incubated by TCS leveraging decentralized smart ledgers and Blockchain technology. He represents TCS as an Executive member on the Board of the International Securities Services Association (ISSA), headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland.
In the course of his 25+ year career with TCS, Vivek has held various roles that helped shape TCS’ products business across Capital Markets and Banking, and steered mission critical implementations in over 25 countries globally. In the process, he has helped establish TCS as one of the global leaders in the post trade Market Infrastructure space. He is a regular speaker in Capital Markets and Tech forums. He has considerable experience in application software development and management of large turnkey engagements, which he has applied to continuously drive new operational models that deliver agility and efficiency.
One of the early adopters of Object Technology, he has been a member of the IEEE Computer Society Technical committees on Computer Architecture and Software Engineering and is a Senior Member of the IEEE. Vivek holds an M.S, in Electrical Engineering/Information systems from Clemson University, USA. A former University cricketer who also led his High School cricket team, he is an avid sports fan, traveler, photographer and blogger. Vivek lives in Chennai in Southern India with his wife and two daughters.