Cognizant is an American multinational IT services and consulting corporation headquartered in Teaneck, New Jersey, United States.
Cognizant has been named to the 2010 Fortune 100 Fastest-Growing Companies List for the eighth consecutive year. Cognizant has also been named to the Fortune 1000 and Forbes Global 2000 lists. It has consistently ranked among the fastest growing companies including the 2010 Business Week 50 list of the top-performing U.S. companies, the Business Week Hottest Tech Companies 2010, and the Forbes Fast Tech 2010 list of 25 Fastest Growing Technology Companies In America.
Headquarters: Teaneck, New Jersey, U.S.
Key people: Francisco D'Souza (President & CEO)
Lakshmi Narayanan (Vice Chairman)
Chandra Sekaran (President & MD, Global Delivery)
Gordon Coburn (EVP, CFO & COO)
India location: Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai, Pune, Gurgaon, Coimbatore, Cochin
They are the only international services provider with a business model structured both vertically and horizontally. That is, vertically with expertise in almost every major industry segment, as well as horizontally, across a full complement of integrated solutions and services. In fact, many of their senior people originate from the industries in which they work.
At Cognizant culture is an enabling one. It emphasizes empowerment of the individual to make decisions in the best interests of the client. Importantly, it also rewards personal achievement and contribution, financially and through public recognition.