The Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI) is one of six Australian not-for-profit organisations set to receive expert IT and technology support as part of a new community program being run by Tata Consultancy Services, a leading IT services, consulting and business solutions firm.
At an event in Sydney today the CEO of TCS Australia and New Zealand, Deborah Hadwen, announced the first beneficiaries of the Pro Bono Community Program – joining HMRI are HeartKids Australia, Cystic Fibrosis NSW, The Royal Hospital for Women Foundation, The Australian Indigenous Leadership Centre and The Penguin Foundation.
The Program offers health, education and environment focused not-for-profits with the opportunity to realise how technology can improve their operations’ ability to create a significant and positive impact on their communities and the environment.
The organisations will receive in-kind TCS services valued collectively at over $1 million, in areas such as application and website development, IT consulting and technology optimisation, digitisation and digital transformation, as well as software testing.
Deborah Hadwen (pictured) commented: “We believe technology has the power to transform our world and by empowering organisations, such as these six worthy recipients, we have the opportunity to strengthen and further support the communities in which TCS operates.
“Technology can help us effectively address health, social, and environmental challenges, making them a thing of the past. We are proud to be offering our IT solutions and consulting services to these organisations, enabling them to do what they do best – creating a positive impact,” she said.
HMRI’s Associate Director – Marketing & Development, Sally Castle, commented: “We are focussed on making sure that families aren’t torn apart by illness. With TCS’s assistance, we will be able to provide healthcare professionals with the latest medical research findings to deliver the best health solutions for their patients.
“The incredible support we are receiving from TCS will allow us to create a captivating and intuitive website that will provide a great resource for the community and assist in growing donations for funding medical research.
“We are so grateful for this opportunity to work with TCS and their leading team of experts. This will help keep families together for longer – here and across the world.”
The TCS Pro Bono Community Progam in Australia draws inspiration from the business’s Pro Bono work in India, where it has leveraged its IT competence to create an Adult Literacy Program. Since its inception in 2000, the program has impacted the lives of almost 200,000 people across India.
Neville Roach AO, Chairman of Tata Consultancy Services Australia and New Zealand Corporate Social Responsibility Advisory Committee
Cathy Wiseman, HMRI Digital Marketing Specialist
Sally Castle, HMRI Associate Director – Marketing & Development
Deborah Hadwen, CEO of Tata Consultancy Services Australia and New Zealand
Karen Iles, Head of Corporate Social Responsibility, Tata Consultancy Services Australia and New Zealand