Artificial intelligence (AI) played a crucial role in the survival of many organizations during the Covid-19 pandemic, and its influence is only going to grow with time. Recognising the opportunity, businesses in the UK are at the forefront of adoption, compared to elsewhere in Europe.
The UK is leading the way in Europe when it comes to the adoption of AI, with a fifth (18%) of companies based here already at the most advanced stage of AI maturity, the highest proportion in Europe, ahead of Germany (16%) and France (12%).
While Asian businesses have been largely nimble in responding to the pandemic, India Inc braved the COVID-19 crisis much better than countries worldwide, and is also most bullish about embracing digital tools.
The era of doing everything ‘at the touch of a button’ is coming to an end in 2020 smart speakers have changed how Australians work, play and relax.
The top three forces that will have a strong impact on work in India by 2023 are hyper-connectivity (49%), concerns about security and privacy (46%), and process automation (44%).
Only 36% of companies in India experienced slightly negative to a very negative impact on their business performance in 2020, as opposed to the regional average of 44%, making Indian companies more resilient through the pandemic, a study by Cognizant revealed on Tuesday.
The pandemic has highlighted starkly that companies that were further along the path towards digitalisation have fared better weathering the coronavirus storm. The acceptance of Big Data as an established business concept, coupled with the emergence of useful Internet of Things (IoT) technologies, has the potential to significantly change the way businesses operate.
A performance review is an opportunity to showcase your contributions to your employer. In most cases, these meetings are held annually, but some companies hold more frequent, informal check-ins, often quarterly.
This week marks a significant milestone in Aston Martin’s return to Formula One after a 60-year absence. Aston Martin officially brought on the New Jersey-based IT firm Cognizant as the Formula 1 team’s title partner.
On The Point, we continue our lecture series "Friends of the Marine Biological Laboratory’s Falmouth Forum." This month's topic is "The Future of Education, Skills, and Work: Staying Relevant in a World Changing Faster Than Ever." Our guest is Ben Pring, I-T futurist, and co-founder of Cognizant’s Center for the Future of Work.
The newly rebranded Aston Martin F1 Team this morning will reveal its first title partner in American digital services company Cognizant in a deal that was set up in rapid fashion and is part of a larger B2B partnership.
The recently rebranded Aston Martin Formula One team has secured U.S.-based IT brand, Cognizant, as its title sponsor.
The Aston Martin Formula One team announced a new title sponsorship with U.S.-based IT services giant Cognizant on Thursday that they said will help them punch higher and harder this season.
From how firms manage worker relationships, to how they build and communicate their services, COVID-19 has changed everything.
Two industries that endured a positive 2020 and could be set for a lucrative 2021 are AI (artificial intelligence) and cybersecurity.
A new XPRIZE challenges simulators to go from forecasting case numbers to recommending policy
Following a year of unforeseeable upheaval for the media and entertainment industry, 2021 is likely to see further changes in consumer behaviour and content creation. Here, David Ingham, Client Partner, Media and Entertainment at Cognizant, picks five key changes he expects to see across the entertainment industry in 2021.
2021 will be the year when ESG regulations start to take effect, with the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) commencing in the EU, requiring asset managers to categorise and disclose on their funds according to climate and wider environmental criteria.
The rollout of 5G is gathering momentum, with almost one third of the UK now able to access the new network. Telecommunications companies are at a crossroads in terms of where to go next, with various considerations and options for their digital journeys ahead.
Earlier this year, digital solutions firm Cognizant revealed 21 HR roles that are expected to emerge over the next decade. Caroline Leroy outlines the ones employers are most likely to begin recruiting for in 2021.
Increasingly, smart devices are making their way into our homes. These may be fridges, thermometers, cameras or speakers. As a result, a staggering 7.0 billion IoT devices are expected to be in the world by the end of 2020.
Daniel Carpenter of Meritsoft (a Cognizant company), looks at the operational challenges facing financial institutions, as Spain approves a bill introducing a financial transactions tax and other countries consider similar measures
As digital transformations happened and the bottom of the pyramid workforce reduced, the number of people managing this workforce has reduced over the years. IF you are a middle manager in an industry that is radically changing the way it delivers products or services, you have a reason to worry.
Newly appointed India managing director Rajesh Nambiar outlines the company’s plans for 2021.
Nambiar, who completes a month with the Nasdaq-listed firm on Wednesday, has his task cut out to build the India business and help Cognizant return to bellwether status.
Rajesh Nambiar took charge at the corner office at Cognizant India a month ago from software firm Ciena India. An old IBM executive, he talks of his mandate and the road ahead for Cognizant.
Rohit Gupta, Head of Products and Resources, Europe, Cognizant, reveals how 5G holds the key to cutting congestion on connected roads.
Consumers have flocked to online grocery shopping during the pandemic but say they miss the impulse buys that are a staple of the physical store experience.
With the retail industry up in the air as a result of the turmoil caused by COVID-19, confusion surrounding the future of the high street remains. Rohit Gupta, Cognizant’s Head of Product and Resources, suggests there is light at the end of the tunnel and retailers must utilise technology to rebuild the high street.
Organizations need to consider the challenges and opportunities as they ready themselves for the shift to voice technology in customer engagement.
Voice technology was already on the rise in India before the pandemic. But the virus ― and the subsequent need for both human-injected and contactless experiences ― served to increase both its pace and popularity.
The pandemic has put the pedal to the metal when it comes to digital adoption and innovations in customer experience (CX). Four senior leaders consider what emerging CX trends will be more relevant than ever in 2021. From voice technology to agile measurement strategies – what’s next for CX?
Black Friday is an immovable event – occurring at the same time of year, every year. With each iteration, we see more customer demand as more shoppers clock onto the best deals they can get in time for Christmas. And usually, we see more people flocking to the high street to get them.
It’s been almost one year since the Covid-19 pandemic started. Data scientists worldwide have been analyzing data gathered during the pandemic to inform policies.
Brain Humphries, the CEO of IT services giant Cognizant, has promised to implement diversity goals from 2021. Under the initiative, more women will be given leadership roles and the inclusion of people of different ethnicities will be given priority, he added.
The disruption of the UK’s traditional grocery and supermarket scene by online providers looks to be accelerating, with Amazon now offering free grocery delivery to millions of customers in a massive expansion of the company's fresh food service.
A new challenge from XPRIZRE seeks evidence-based models using artificial intelligence to help governments reopen their economies during the pandemic. The accelerated crowdsourced competition has a total prize purse of $500,000, with the first deadline for team registration set for 8 December 2020.
The XPRIZE Pandemic Response Challenge seeks ways to safely reopen societies amidst a pandemic.
XPRIZE, an organization that creates competitions to solve humanitarian challenges, launched the Pandemic Response Challenge on Tuesday in partnership with Cognizant.
“Hotels use legacy systems for their back-office operations and it often limits the efficiencies they can achieve,” says Cognizant’s Vice President of Travel and Hospitality Joseph Rajadurai.
Cognizant’s recent ‘From Eyes to Ears: Getting Your Brand Heard in the New Age of Voice’ report says that brands not paying attention to voice could already be losing out on millions yearly. And while the vast majority of companies agree that voice will become essential to their success, only 20 percent have a formal voice strategy in place.
Technology has become central to keeping people connected during extended periods of forced social isolation. Whenever people get back to their routines in the physical world, it will merely be an effort to catch up, not be free from the virtual world.
There's a new way to borrow at the checkout counter, and it's finding favour with shoppers on a tight budget. Termed "buy now, pay later" (BNPL), these interest-free, short-term payment plans have captured a sizeable audience in credit-starved, cash-strapped millennials and Gen Zs.
COVID-19 has upended life as we know it. The potential effect of this viral disease on mortality and public health, as well as the lasting socioeconomic repercussions of the crisis, is still unfathomable.
When we look back at the Covid-19 pandemic, one of the unsung victims of the devastating virus is the touchscreen. While the virus made us wary of unhygienic surfaces, the lockdown and social isolation revived our interest in interacting with a human-sounding voice, catalysing the large-scale shift towards the voice interface.
For some years now, drone technology has been billed as the next big thing. For many, the associations that spring to mind when thinking about the technology are their uses in military defense, surveillance, awe-inspiring landscape photography, and wedding videos.
Businesses are bullish on the future of voice technology like Amazon, Apple and Google's digital assistants, with consumers relying on the contactless tools more than ever during the pandemic, according to a study by professional services company Cognizant. Exclusive local data shared with Which-50 from Cognizant’s Centre for the Future of Work shows Australian brands lead the region in voice strategy but still face privacy and skills challenges.
Nasdaq-listed Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp. is strengthening its leadership team with a mix of internal promotions and external hires in a bid to return to growth.
"We are pleased that we are entering Q4 executing increased promotions, and we are accruing bonuses at substantially higher levels than last year," said CEO Brian Humphries.
Brian Humphries took over as the CEO of Cognizant in April 2019 and announced a ‘fit for growth’ program, which involved cost-cutting initiatives and exiting non-core areas. He tells TOI that Cognizant is on its course to become industry bellwether again.