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Tata Consultancy Services was established in the year 1968. TCS is considered a pioneer in the Indian IT industry. Despite unfavorable government regulations, like the License Raj, the company succeeded in establishing the Indian IT Industry.It began as the "Tata Computer Centre", a division of the Tata Group, whose main business was to provide computer services to other group companies. F C Kohli was its first General Manager. The legendary JRD Tata was its first Chairman and was followed by luminaries such as Nani Palkhivala.One of TCS' first assignments was to provide punch card services to a sister concern, Tata Steel (then TISCO). It later bagged the country's first software project, the Inter-Branch Reconciliation System (IBRS) for the Central Bank of India. It also provided bureau services to Unit Trust of India, thus becoming one of the first companies to offer BPO services.In the early 1970s, Tata Consultancy Services started exporting its services. TCS's first international order came from Burroughs, one of the first business computer manufacturers. TCS was assigned to write code for the Burroughs machines for several US-based clients This experience also helped TCS bag its first onsite project - the Institutional Group & Information Company (IGIC), a data centre for ten banks, which catered to two million customers in the US, assigned TCS the task of maintaining and upgrading its computer systems.In 1981, TCS set up India's first software research and development center, the Tata Research Development and Design Center (TRDDC) The first client-dedicated offshore development center was set up for Compaq (then Tandem) in 1985.In 1989, TCS delivered an electronic depository and trading system called SECOM for SIS SegaInterSettle, Switzerland. It was by far the most complex project undertaken by an Indian IT company. TCS followed this up with System X for the Canadian Depository System and also automated the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE).In the early 1990s, the Indian IT outsourcing industry grew tremendously due to the Y2K bug and the launch of a unified European currency, Euro. TCS pioneered the factory model for Y2K conversion and developed software tools which automated the conversion process and enabled third-party developers and clients to make use of it.In 1999, TCS saw outsourcing opportunity in E-Commerce and related solutions and set up its E-Business division with ten people. By 2004, E-Business was contributing half a billion dollars (US) to TCS.On 9th August 2004, TCS became a publicly listed company much later than its rivals, Infosys, Wipro and Satyam.During 2004, TCS ventured into a new area for an Indian IT services company - Bioinformatic established the first software research center in India, the Tata Research Development and Design Center, in Pune, India in 1981.TRDDC undertakes research in Software Engineering, Process Engineering and Systems Research.Researchers at TRDDC also developed MasterCraft (now called TCS Code Generator Framework ) an artificial intelligence software that can automatically create code from a simple computer language, and rewrite the code based on the user's needsResearch at TRDDC has also resulted in the development of Sujal, a low-cost water purifier that can be manufactured using locally available resources. TCS deployed thousands of these filters in the Indian Ocean Tsunami disaster of 2004 as part of its relief activitiesIn 2007, TCS launched its Co-Innovation Network, a network of TCS Innovation Labs, startup alliances, University Research Departments, and venture capitalists. . In addition to TRDDC, TCS has 19 Innovation Labs based in three countries. TCS Innovation Lab, Convergence: Content management and delivery, convergence engines, networks such as 3G, WiMax, WiMesh, IP Testing for Quality of Service, IMS, OSS/BSS systems, and others. TCS Innovation Lab, Delhi: Software Architectures, Software as a Service, natural language processing, text, data and process analytics, multimedia applications and graphics. TCS Innovation Lab, Embedded Systems: Medical electronics, WiMAX, and WLAN technologies. TCS Innovation Lab, Hyderabad: Computational methods in life sciences, meta-genomics, systems biology, e-security, smart card-based applications, digital media protection, nano-biotechnology, quantitative finance. TCS Innovation Lab, Mumbai: Speech and natural language processing, wireless systems and wireless applications. TCS Innovation Lab, Insurance - Chennai: IT Optimization, Business Process Optimization, Customer Centricity Enablers, Enterprise Mobility, Telematics, Innovation in Product Development and Management (PLM) in Insurance. TCS Innovation Lab, Chennai: Infrastructure innovation, green computing, Web 2.0 and next-generation user interfaces. TCS Innovation Lab, Peterborough, England: New-wave communications for the enterprises, utility computing and RFID (chips, tags, labels, readers and middleware). TCS Innovation Lab: Performance Engineering, Mumbai: Performance management, high performance technology components, and others. TCS Innovation Lab, Cincinnati, United States: Engineering IT solutions.