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Tata Steel hosts Conference on “Leveraging Artificial Intelligence & Simulation Techniques”

Jamshedpur , February 13, 2019

As a part of Productivity Week Celebrations 2019, a Conference on “Leveraging Artificial Intelligence & Simulation Techniques: A force multiplier for Productivity Improvement”, was held at the SNTI Auditorium today. Mr. Sudhansu Pathak, Vice President, Steel Manufacturing, Tata Steel was the Chief guest on the occasion while Mr. Suprakash Chaudhuri (MD, Siemens Industry Software India) and Prof. Sudeshna Sarkar, (Professor and Head, Computer Science & Engineering Department, Head - Centre for Artificial Intelligence, IIT Kharagpur) were the Guest Speakers.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Sudhansu Pathak said, “Though AI is still in its infancy it has immense potential to bring in revolutionary changes in the way systems work.” He added that in today’s uncertain and dynamic world scenario, AI & Simulation play a vital role for better understanding of the system as also for Productivity improvement.

The Conference aimed at disseminating information on Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Simulation to Engineers, Practitioners, Researchers and Service providers working in AI & Simulation across different disciplines in industry, in service, and in the academic field.

The Conference had presentations by delegates of various industries, group companies and educational institutes. The presentations were judged by an internal Jury comprising of Mr. Sudipto Sarkar and Dr. Sumitesh Das of Tata Steel.

Tata Steel has been organizing the Productivity Week since 2014. Over the years, it has held workshops, conferences, panel discussions and seminars to sensitize and disseminate information on the importance of productivity. These along with many other initiatives have helped the organization in improving its overall productivity. The Conference this year was witnessed by internal and external delegates, professors and students from varied institutions.

About Tata Steel
Tata Steel Group is among the top global steel companies with an annual crude steel capacity of 33 million tonnes per annum (MTPA). It is one of the world's most geographically-diversified steel producers, with operations and commercial presence across the world. The Group recorded a consolidated turnover of US $20.41 billion (INR 133,016 crore) in FY18. In 2018, Tata Steel acquired Bhushan Steel Ltd (now renamed as Tata Steel BSL Ltd). Currently, Tata Steel's consolidated India crude steel production capacity stands at 18.6 MnTPA.

A Great Place to Work-CertifiedTM organisation, Tata Steel Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, associates and joint ventures, is spread across five continents with an employee base of over 65,000.

Tata Steel retained Industry Leader position in FY18 and ranked second overall in the DJSI assessment, 2017. The Company has been recognised as the Climate Disclosure Leader in ‘Steel category’ by CDP (2017). Besides being a member of the World Steel Climate Action Programme, Tata Steel has won several awards including the Prime Minister’s Trophy for the best performing integrated steel plant for 2016-17, ‘Corporate Strategy Award’ by Mint (2018), Golden Peacock Award for Risk Management 2018 and Best Risk Management Framework & Systems Award 2019 by CNBC TV18. The Company also received the ‘Most Ethical Company’ award from Ethisphere Institute for the sixth time (2018), Steel Sustainability Champions (2017) by the World Steel Association, Dun & Bradstreet Corporate Awards (2017 & 2018), Golden Peacock HR Excellence Award by Institute of Directors (2017 & 2018) as well as 'Asia's Best Integrated Report' award by the Asia Sustainability Reporting Awards (2017), among several others.

In 2018, the Company launched a corporate brand campaign #WeAlsoMakeTomorrow in India. Know more at www.wealsomaketomorrow.com

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