J.R.D Tata – Industrialist, Aviator & Philanthropist, a pioneer ahead of his time

As we remember the legacy of Mr. Jehangir Ratanji Dadabhoy Tata on his 115th birth anniversary, we recall the first Anantharamakrishnan Memorial Lecture, he delivered in 1969 after receiving the first Business Leadership Award of the Madras Management Association (MMA).

The MMA-Amalgamations Business Leadership Award was instituted by our Former Chairman, Mr. A. Sivasailam in memory of his father the late S. Anantharamakrishnan, Founder of the Amalgamations Group. The award is presented once in two years to an Indian business leader, adjudged as outstanding by a panel of eminent jurors forming the selection committee. The awardee also delivers the Anantharamakrishnan Memorial Lecture at the award function.

Mr. J.R.D Tata, fondly known to his friends as ‘Jeh’ was an aviator, entrepreneur and chairman of the TATA Group. He founded India’s first commercial airline and later came to be known as the ‘Father of Indian Civil Aviation’.

The lecture was a testament to Mr. Tata’s foresight and vision. He said that public and private sector industries had obligations to the community far wider than the mere discharge of their primary functions and the formidable challenge of the seventies demanded an involvement and identification of organized industry with the life and problems of the community to which it belonged. He called upon businessmen and industrialists to set up high ethical standards through better trade practices and by seeking in new ideas and new concepts consistent with the changing values of a fast paced world.

He described the late Mr. S. Anantharamakrishnan as an individual endowed with rare qualities and said that no man did more to promote the industrial development of South India. Comparing
him with Mr. Jamsetji Tata, he said “Although he and Jamsetji Tata lived nearly a century apart, there was much in common in their approach to business and to their philosophy.”

Interestingly, the last recipient of the MMA-Amalgamations Business Leadership Award was
Mr.Ratan Tata, Executive Chairman-Emeritus, Tata Sons Ltd.


TAFE’s Amirthavalavan receives the prestigious IDG Security & CSO100 Award 2019

Amirthavalavan A, Senior Program Architect at Tractors and Farm Equipment Limited, has won the prestigious IDG Security & CSO100 Award for the year 2019 at a ceremony held in Pune, Maharashtra.

He joined the company in the year 2000 as an IT Manager and has been with TAFE for close to two decades now. He was responsible for the deployment of deep security for virtualization landscape, Data Loss Prevention with IRM (Information Rights Management). Through this deployment, the organization has a control over confidential data with its suppliers, bankers and dealers. The solution is deployed in a distributed architecture across the company.

This recognition showcases TAFE’s commitment in adhering to Info Security standards to ensure all security initiatives are functionally governed, efficiently managed for risk and complied with standards, data protection, policies and procedures for sustained security of information assets

The 2019 Winners of IDG Security Day and CSO100 Awards were felicitated by the Elite of India’s Cyber security space who use latest technologies to secure digital assets in their enterprises. TAFE stood out amongst hundreds of applications that they received from across India this year.

International Data Group (IDG) is the world’s leading technology media, data and marketing services company. The group which has a global presence, functions as a global platform to acknowledge leading information security experts in the enterprise arena through its flagship events and awards like CIO100 and CSO100. Notably, IDG has instituted 21st June as the ‘IDG Security Day’ to bring in the deserved focus on IT Security.

TAFE takes immense pleasure in congratulating Amirthavalavan and the IT Team on this achievement. This award reflects their hard work and commitment towards setting high standards in Info Security. Best wishes to him and the team!