Dr. Harrick Vin
B. Tech., 1987, Computer Science & Engineering

Dr. Harrick Vin is a Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) Fellow and Chief Services Innovation Officer at Tata Consultancy Services. He earned his B. Tech. degree from IIT Bombay and Ph.D. degree from University of California, San Diego in Computer Science and Engineering in 1987 and 1993, respectively.

Over the past 30 years, Dr. Vin is involved in developing novel solutions in variety of areas in computing including : one of the first digital video conferencing system (1989); one of the first digital video-on-demand server (1991); Quality-of-Service-aware Linux kernel (1996); Internet-scale distributed caching solution (1998); web-based content syndication and personalization solution (1999); a digital media entertainment gateway for homes (2002); a programming environment for designing high-throughput systems using multi-core multi-threaded processor architectures (2005); an intelligent enterprise IT infrastructure transformation planning and migration solution (2008); a predictive analytics solution for enterprise IT (2011); and ignio™, the world’s first cognitive automation product for enterprises (2015).

These innovations led to three venture-backed startups in the US during 1999-2004 and Digitate, a Tata Consultancy Services Venture (2015). In 2020, Digitate was ranked 37th on the list of global top-100 software product companies.

Dr. Vin’s professional experience is a blend of academic, corporate and entrepreneurial experience. He was a Professor of Computer Sciences at the University of Texas at Austin, a Chief Scientist & Services Innovation Officer at Tata Consultancy Services (India) and Dr. Harrick Vin B. Tech., 1987, Computer Science & Engineering 15 Founder and head of Digitate – a Tata Consultancy Services Venture.

Dr. Vin is a Fellow of Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE), TCS Fellow, and a Faculty Fellow in Computer Sciences, The University of Texas at Austin.

Special Memories

“Wonderful time spent with batch and hostel mates. Late nights at the Computer Center. Long walks in the campus”.