Cognizant Community Schedule

Everything you want to know about what’s happening and when at Cognizant Community. We’ll be announcing more speakers soon.

*Schedule is subject to change

March 23, 2020

11:00 AM

Delegate arrivals and Welcoming Reception

1:00 PM

Cognizant Community General Session, featuring

Brian Humphries, Cognizant CEO About half of the S&P 500 is likely to be replaced over the next decade. This is creative destruction at work as the basis of competition has shifted. What wins the day now are agile methodologies, managing huge amounts of data to unlock value, and embedding advanced technologies deep into the enterprise. Cognizant CEO Brian Humphries will talk about how to engineer the truly modern business.
Joy Buolamwini, AI bias expert at MIT and founder of the Algorithmic Justice League Renowned computer scientist and digital activist Joy Buolamwini—whose Unmasking Algorithmic Bias TED Talk has over 1.2 million views—will speak to powering business outcomes built on more ethical and inclusive technology.
Bill Bloom, EVP, Operations, Technology, Data & Analytics, The Hartford Meera Krishnamurthy, SVP, Cognizant Join Bill Bloom and Meera Krishnamurthy, two executive sponsors of diversity initiatives within their organizations, as they discuss how to drive D&I throughout the organization to unlock the insights, imagination and innovation of their teams. From bridging gender gaps to personal mentoring, Bill and Meera will demonstrate how diversity and inclusion are at the heart of an organization’s ability to execute successfully and consistently over the long term.
Jeanne W. Ross, Principal Research Scientist, MIT CISR Jeanne will discuss why it is digital business design, not strategy, that enables established companies to reimagine how they deliver customer solutions and achieve sustainable success.
6:30 PM

Industry Networking Receptions

7:30 PM

Cognizant Community Welcome Dinner & Entertainment

Join us for a quintessential Austin experience with an exclusive evening of great food, drinks, music and networking

March 24, 2020

8:00 AM

Networking Breakfast

9:00 AM

Cognizant Community General Session resumes, featuring

Joe Montana, Legendary Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Joe will share his lessons in leadership and reveal his secrets for maintaining performance excellence under pressure.
David Awschalom, Professor, The University of Chicago and Director, The Chicago Quantum Exchange David Awschalom will explain how quantum science and engineering may disrupt technology and discuss the potential opportunities and implications of the coming global quantum revolution.
Liv Boeree, Poker Champion, Science Nerd & Expert in Rational Decision-making Liv combines lessons from science, mathematics, game theory, algorithms and more to explain how to make better decisions in a data-driven world.
11:15 AM

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12:30 PM

Networking Lunch

1:45 PM

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3:00 PM

Cognizant Community General Session resumes, featuring

Jim McKelvey, co-founder, Square Jim will take us through The Innovation Stack and how to challenge assumptions and generate fresh ideas to create unbeatable businesses.
Malcolm Gladwell, best-selling author and renowned journalist Drawing from his new book, Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know About the People We Don’t Know (2019), Malcolm will share insights to inform how we collect, interpret, and utilize customer data.
6:30 PM

Cognizant Community Dinner & Entertainment

Celebrate the evening with friends and colleagues, old and new, in the beautiful Palm Court at the Fairmont Austin

March 25, 2020

7:00 AM –
10:00 AM

Cognizant Community Farewell Buffet Breakfast & Delegate Departures

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