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Sean Middleton - Senior Vice President and President, Cognizant Accelerator at Cognizant

Sean Middleton

Senior Vice President and President, Cognizant Accelerator

Sean Middleton is Senior Vice President and President of Cognizant Accelerator, a division he founded in 2012. Accelerator is an innovation engine for Cognizant that enables us to build new products and service offerings that solve business challenges that our clients face. Collaborating closely with our business unit leaders, Accelerator sources the best ideas from across Cognizant and transform them into new technologies, delivery models well-rounded businesses that drive fast success.

Sean runs LaunchPad, a formal six-month accelerator program and is responsible for Studio, Cognizant’s hub for IP creation and software product development. He also runs Cognizant Ventures, the corporate venture capital group responsible for making strategic investments in external startups.

Previously Sean served as the Global Head of the Cognizant Digital Technologies business and, before that, as Chief of Staff to CEO Francisco D’Souza. Before joining Cognizant, he worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers as a management consultant.

Sean holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Cornell University and an MBA degree from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.