Software major TCS and Rolls-Royce expanded their partnership to explore data innovation opportunities.

This partnership will help Rolls-Royce to accelerate its ‘Digital first’ vision, deliver further value to customers, improve existing services, and accelerate development and development times and create new areas of growth added Rajesh Gopinathan, CEO and managing director of TCS. The companies did not offer the financial details of the partnership.

“The duration of the partnership is five years,” TCS Vice-President and Global Head (IoT) Regu Ayyaswamy said. This digital transformation for Rolls-Royce would be supported by TCS’ Connected Universe Platform, a platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) offering, that accelerates the development and deployment of Internet of Things (IoT) applications, he said.

This digital transformation for Rolls-Royce will provide loT digital platform capability, allowing data to be captured, shared, and analyzed more quickly across Rolls-Royce so that new products and services can be developed at pace, TCS mentioned.

TCS chief executive Rajesh Gopinathan said the tie-up will allow Rolls-Royce to more easily develop, deploy, and launch products and services to the market quickly.

Neil Crockett, chief digital officer at Rolls-Royce said the partnership is an example of how the company intends to unleash data innovation through collaboration.

Rolls-Royce is a market leader in high-performance power systems where its engineering expertise, global reach, and industry knowledge deliver outstanding customer relationships and solutions.

It operates across five businesses which are- civil aerospace, defense aerospace, marine, nuclear and power systems.

The British company has customers over 150 countries, comprising over 400 airlines and leasing customers, 160 armed forces, 4,000 marine customers including 70 navies, and over 5,000 power and nuclear customers.

It employs almost 50,000 in 50 countries of which more than 16,500 are engineers. BEN HV DSK DSK.