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Gajen Kandiah - Executive Vice President and President, Digital Business at Cognizant

Gajen Kandiah

Executive Vice President and President, Digital Business

Gajen Kandiah is Executive Vice President and President of Cognizant Digital Business. Gajen defines the company’s vision and strategy for digital strategy and innovation, analytics and AI, consumer experiences, software engineering and applied IoT for enterprise clients. He previously served as Executive Vice President of Cognizant’s Business Process Services (BPS) and Digital Works practices.

A serial entrepreneur, since joining Cognizant in 2003 Gajen has founded and/or scaled multiple businesses including Business Process Services, system integration, application testing, and various industry businesses including Manufacturing, Media, Communications, Transportation, Technology and others. He was also instrumental in laying the foundation for Cognizant’s Global Technology Office.

Prior to joining Cognizant, Gajen co-founded a venture-backed management consulting firm called NerveWire Inc. and served as the Chief Operating Officer. He was also the Global Vice President, Interactive Solutions, for Cambridge Technology Partners.

He is a regular speaker at such venues as the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium, Gartner Summits, Forrester Research conferences and Harvard Business School.

Gajen attended Royal College in Sri Lanka, studied computer science and engineering at Northeastern University and Leadership at Harvard Business School.