Why India’s Tata Communications sends employees to Silicon Valley for ‘immersion week’

The mission for innovators inside the conglomerate Tata Group, headquartered in Mumbai, India, is all about growth.

“Being a $100 billion company is good — but we want to be a $500 billion company in 10 years,” says Alex Pelletier, Head of Innovation at Tata Communications, a telecom operator that provides network capacity to mobile and fixed network operators around the world, and also carries about a quarter of the world’s Internet traffic.

That kind of aggressive growth target, Pelletier says, “calls for external growth by M&A, and also internal innovation to keep up with the pace of a market that is changing very quickly.” Tata Communications, with about 8,000 employees, is one of more than 100 operating companies that make up Tata Group.

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