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NDTV Profit: Cognizant CEO and President Talk About Cognizant’s Growth Roadmap

“We believe that we’re at an incredible inflection point, where new technologies—the SMAC stack, representing Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud—are tremendously disruptive,” says Francisco D’Souza, CEO. “They have an opportunity to drive real meaningful change in our clients’ business models. Being able to capitalize on those opportunities isn’t just about being good at technology, which we are, but also requires us to have deep relationships with our clients and have strong consulting front-end so that we can work with clients and see how these technologies will impact their business models. We can rewire their businesses and help them rethink how to operate using these technologies. And that’s where Cognizant shines—it is a combination of deep technology expertise with a very strong client facing team and strong management consulting capability, which will allow us to capitalize on these opportunities.”

Commenting on Cognizant’s growing share of transformational deals, Gordon Coburn, President, says, “There is a focus on huge transformational deals because of our increasingly broad range of services— everything from consulting to core IT to BPO to infrastructure management. Clients are working with us and looking at how they can leverage our entire range of services to help them operate their own businesses differently. We’ve taken over the entire function and they no longer have to do it. There are lots of areas where we are working with the clients to help them fundamentally change how they do their businesses. These are potentially much larger deals and we have a healthy pipeline of them.”

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