U.S. Chamber Foundation and TCS Announce ‘Digital Empowers’ to Advance Social Good

November 9, 2018

Tata Consultancy Services and U.S. Chamber Foundation Will Convene Leaders Across America to Explore Social and Technological Challenges Affecting Local Communities

WASHINGTON, DC – Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation today announced ‘Digital Empowers,’ a new partnership established to accelerate technological innovation to advance positive social change. The collaboration will drive a national-level dialogue on how business, nonprofit, and government leaders can work together using technology to solve social issues, including mental health, the opioid crisis, chronic hunger, and disaster relief.

Through a series of six regional forums, original research, two national summits, and an innovations awards program, Digital Empowers will showcase how organizations of all sizes are leveraging new technologies and digital innovations to increase access and equity among individuals and underserved communities.

“Collaboration is essential to achieving meaningful progress,” said Marc DeCourcey, Senior Vice President, U.S. Chamber Foundation. “The U.S. Chamber Foundation looks forward to embarking on this partnership with TCS and helping organizations across the country use their expertise and technological advances to make a powerful impact in their community.”

“National problems often have local solutions, and this partnership will help to explore innovative ways in which community leaders can use technology as a catalyst for social change,” said Balaji Ganapathy, Head of Workforce Effectiveness, TCS. “We are pleased to join the Chamber Foundation on this effort, a thought leader fully aligned with our mission to encourage cross-sector solutions that close gaps in access, equity, and inclusion.” Digital technologies, such as artificial intelligence, blockchain, and the Internet of things (IoT), provide unique opportunities to revolutionize innovation in the social sector. From the way companies do business and engage their value chains, to the way governments and nonprofits reach and empower individuals, this partnership will help industry leaders realize the full potential of technology for social good.

Digital Empowers began as an event in May 2018 that convened business leaders, technical experts, and on-the-ground partners who are shaping the future of innovation and social impact. USCCF and TCS released their key takeaways from the event in a report available here.

USCCF and TCS will host the first Digital Empowers regional forum, taking place in Atlanta, GA, on December 4, 2018. The event will explore the partnerships and innovations that are transforming the city. Learn more about Digital Empowers here.