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Business Today, India: Cognizant's CEO Says 2017 is the Year of Digital at Scale

“The IT industry is not in the middle of a demand constrained environment,” says Francisco D’Souza. “Some companies, however, are struggling with technology disruptions of the current decade, everything from mobile and cloud computing to automation. Companies who have made investments in re-inventing themselves, don't see a contracting demand.” Excerpts:

“Cognizant, particularly, sees opportunities because of changes in the business model, the operating model and the underlying technology at enterprises, necessitated because of the migration to digital. While in 2016, enterprises executed smaller digital projects, 2017 is the year of "Digital at scale". We have end-to-end capability to do these three things for digital immigrants.

The role of technology is becoming bigger and more important across every enterprise. The world would require more technologists. This is the good news; the demand for technologists will not be outpaced by automation. The IT industry’s workforce will, however, need to upgrade to remain relevant. Your skills will be obsolete in five years—doesn't matter which university you come from. This is an era of continuous learning.”  

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