Philips, Chief Innovation & Strategy Officer
In 1998, Tas and Jerry Rao co-founded MphasiS, an IT company, that later merged with Indian IT services company BFL Software Ltd. in 2000. MphasiS rose to be one of the top 10 IT/BPO companies in India. Tas also served as President, COO and vice-chairman of the board for MphasiS. In 2006, Electronic Data Systems (EDS) acquired MphasiS, and it is now majority-owned by Hewlett-Packard. At EDS, Tas served as vice president and general manager, responsible for the global competency centers.
Prior to his time at MphasiS and EDS, Tas was head of Transaction Technology, Inc., Citigroup's tech lab, responsible for the advancement of the bank's customer-facing systems. Under his leadership, he oversaw the deployment of the company's internet banking platform. While he was at Citigroup, Tas was a member of the Global Marketing Council and the Global Consumer Technology Group.
Since assuming his current role at Philips, Tas initiated pivotal partnerships with Qualcomm Life, Amazon Web Services, Salesforce and Pegasystems to support the building of a global Philips HealthSuite ecosystem for connected personal health and clinical care solutions. In 2015, Tas helped launch a new mobile diabetes monitoring system in conjunction with Radboud University Medical Center to offer patients an integrated health management system that is connected, efficient and patient-centric.
Tas has spoken at a number of high-profile events, including CES, WEF, Techonomy, Forbes Health Summit and Dreamforce.