Cognizant

Our promise in the UK&I is to deliver a distinctly superior experience to our clients; client satisfaction is in our DNA

1 Kingdom Street, Paddington Central, London, W2 6BD

Technology Digital Innovation Transformation

Cognizant is one of the world's leading professional services companies, transforming clients'​ business, operating and technology models for the digital era

Glass Door
Team Size 500+
Established 1994
Growth
4%
Revenue increase from 2018
Gender Diversity 17% Female employees - Cognizant, 2018

Cognizant is one of the world's leading professional services companies, transforming clients'​ business, operating and technology models for the digital era

Our unique industry-based, consultative approach helps many of the best-known organizations in every industry and geography envision, build and run more innovative and efficient businesses.

Founded in 1994 as a technology development arm of The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation, we were spun off as an independent company in 1996, and have worked closely with large organizations to help them build stronger businesses ever since. Today, Cognizant engineers modern businesses to improve everyday life, helping some of the world’s most established companies remain the most loved brands. In today’s fast-changing technology landscape, we work with our clients to advance every aspect of how they serve their customers: digitizing their products, services and customer experiences; automating their business processes; and modernizing their technology infrastructures.

Put simply, we help clients harness digital to address their daily needs and keep their businesses relevant. As the partner they turn to execute on their digital priorities, we focus on IoT, AI, software engineering and cloud — the technologies that are changing the nature of business.

Today, creating value by leveraging technology is very industry-specific, so we continue to deepen our expertise in 20 different industries, including banking and financial services, healthcare, manufacturing and retail. And to help speed clients’ journeys toward becoming digital, we bring our digital capabilities and industry expertise together into horizontal offerings and industry solutions that accelerate the most essential leaps that today’s technology makes possible, and complement those solutions with consulting and services built for the speed of business today.

We’re committed to building digital talent all around the globe so everyone can benefit from the full spectrum of human ingenuity. We collaborate locally with clients, in person and in their local languages. We consider it our responsibility to make people feel at home in the future, no matter how technology-enabled it becomes. So, we are committed to helping to solve some of humankind’s most difficult challenges in a way that is beneficial and comfortable for people through the work we do, and through investing in training people around the world in the digital skills that will be needed to do that work.

We believe that the opportunity presented by technology has never been greater, and because of that opportunity, Cognizant will continue to collaborate with clients to modernize their businesses, making everyday life ever better for them, their customers and the communities they serve. At Cognizant, we are focused on understanding challenges, aware of opportunities, driven to solve for you. We are shaped by a diverse group of entrepreneurial people working together to create a better way with you. We have clarity of purpose, enduring values and an unwavering commitment to our clients drive sustained business performance over the long term.

Founders & Leaders

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Brian Humphries

Chief Executive Officer

Brian Humphries is the Chief Executive Officer of Cognizant. In his role as CEO, Brian sets the strategic direction of the company, promotes Cognizant’s client-first culture and focuses on ensuring sustainable growth and driving long-term shareholder value. Prior to Cognizant, Brian served as Chief Executive Officer of Vodafone Business from 2017 until 2019, a division of Vodafone Group. He joined Vodafone from Dell Technologies where his positions from 2013 to 2017 included President and Chief Operating Officer of its Infrastructure Solutions Group, President of Dell’s Global Enterprise Solutions, and Vice President and General Manager, EMEA Enterprise Solutions. Before joining Dell, Brian spent over 10 years at Hewlett-Packard in a variety of senior roles across the business, including serving most recently as Senior Vice President, Emerging Markets. The early part of his career was spent with Compaq and Digital Equipment Corporation.

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Jan Siegmund

Chief Financial Officer

Jan Siegmund is Cognizant’s Chief Financial Officer. In this role, he leads the company’s worldwide Financial Planning and Analysis, Accounting and Controllership, Tax, Treasury and Internal Audit functions. He also oversees Corporate Development, Investor Relations and Enterprise Risk Management. Prior to joining Cognizant in September 2020, Jan served for seven years as Corporate Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Automatic Data Processing (ADP), a $14-billion global human capital management technology and service provider. Earlier in his two-decade tenure with ADP, he held the roles of President, Added Value Services Division, developing and executing the company’s growth strategy, and Chief Strategy Officer, with responsibility for corporate strategy, M&A, government affairs, and product management and marketing. He began his career at McKinsey & Company.

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Andrew Stafford (Andy)

Head of Global Delivery

Andy Stafford is the Head of Global Delivery at Cognizant. In this role, Andy leads the delivery of all client services across the business, including digital, technology and operations. He joined Cognizant in July 2020. Andy spent nearly two decades with Accenture where he rose to the level of Senior Managing Director responsible for the firm's Global Delivery Network for Technology, an organization of 100,000 professionals operating in over 20 countries. He was also a member of the Global Leadership team for the firm's Technology business.

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Sanjiv Gossain

Country Head, United Kingdom & Ireland

Sanjiv is a Country Head, United Kingdom & Ireland at Cognizant. He is leading Cognizant's Digital Business services unit across Europe and Latin America. Responsible for P&L - includes AI & Analytics, CX-led business transformation, digital marketing platforms, digital transformation, cloud native development and digital product engineering, and IoT. Grown the business organically and also through strategic acquisitions in Europe. He is an experienced business leader operating at CXO level, strong P&L management experience, and a reputation for driving results.

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Andrew Warren

Head of Banking & Financial Services, UK&I

Andrew is Head of Banking & Financial Services, UK&I at Cognizant. He us ambitious, tenacious and sales-focused CEO with 20 years’ experience in both Corporate and Private Equity-backed businesses. He is the only Vertex director to remain in the business from management buy-in to successful exit. He was the fastest promotion to board level in Capgemini. He was the youngest Fusilier officer to attend Staff and Command course for 25 years.

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Manju Kygonahally

Head of Communications, Media & Technology

Manju is the Head of Communications, Media & Technology, UK&I at Cognizant. He has over 22 years experience with Cognizant in Consulting and Outsourcing partnering with marquee customers in Communications, Media & Entertainment and Technology sectors. He joined Cognizant in 1998 as a Business Unit Leader - CMT. He later became the Business Unit Leader CMT UKI, Client Partner - Communications Practice, Account Manager and finally became the Head of Communications, Media and Technology.

Experience Transformation | Leading in Digital | Cognizant UK & I
"Putting humans first is critical to providing value in today's increasingly digital world. To do so, organisations must adapt their strategy so it enhances the experiences of both customers and employees in tandem. Find out how Cognizant has helped the Football Association (FA) increase participation in grassroots football by shifting its model to focus on human insights from players, transforming the player experience as a result."

Values

  • Start with a point of view - I apply my expertise to gain trust, and lead our clients forward
  • Seek data, build knowledge - I use facts to guide my actions and decisions
  • Always strive, never settle - I act with agility and creativity, determined to stay one step ahead
  • Work as one - I deliver ideas that draw upon the full power and scale of Cognizant
  • Create conditions for everyone to thrive - I include, enable and invest in everyone around me
  • Do the right thing, the right way - I always make the ethical choice

Awards

  • ISG Star of Excellence Emerging Technology Award, ISG Star of Excellence Awards, 2020
  • Publication Excellence, APEX Awards, 2020
  • Best Advance in Training Effectiveness Measurement, Brandon Hall Group, 2019
  • GPTW Mulher, Great Place to Work® (GPTW), 2018
  • Brandon Hall Excellence Awards, Brandon Hall Group, 2017
  • Fortune Future 50 List, Fortune.com, 2017
  • Most Innovative SMAC (Social in Mobile in Analytics & Cloud) Technology Brand in Japan, Global Brands Magazine, 2014
  • 100 Fastest Growing Companies, Fortune, 2008-2009
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