There are no legacy people, only legacy technologies: TCS CEO Rajesh Gopinathan

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) Chief Executive, Rajesh Gopinathan said in an interview recently that investing consistently in its large employee base will boost its efforts to sustain and participate in multiple technology cycles across the industry.

Speaking at a Conclave, Gopinathan said that the current geopolitical uncertainties will be another opportunity to participate in a new technology demand cycle. 

The company has among the lowest attrition rates in the industry, hires the maximum freshers every year, and has over 592,000 employees.

As the world faces a geopolitical and economic crisis following the Covid-19 pandemic, there are concerns about how different sectors will be impacted. However, Gopinathan expressed confidence that India’s largest software services company by revenue would be able to find opportunities even in this scenario. 

“Each period of volatility is also a period of opportunity. We were able to navigate Brexit with significant growth and significant value addition in our UK market to become the number one service provider in the region,” he said. “We broke through that during the Brexit period. So, I see periods of volatility as natural phenomena which we should be prepared to face in any market that we operate in.”