About Cognizant Technology Solutions: Company Information

  • Cognizant was founded by three American Indians.
  • Cognizant was named as Dun & Bradstreet Satyam Software (DBSS) when it began.
  • Cognizant is a multinational corporation that provides IT services, including digital, technology, consulting, and operations services.
  • Cognizant serves three key industries: Digital Business, Digital Operations, and Digital Systems & Technology.
FOUNDED January 26, 1994
FOUNDER Kumar Mahadeva, Lakshmi Narayanan, Francisco D’Souza
Current CEO Francisco D’Souza
HEADQUARTERS Teaneck, New Jersey, United States
OFFICE PRESENCE India, UK, Hungary, The Netherlands, Spain, China, Philippines, Canada, Brazil, Argentina, Mexico etc.
EMPLOYEES Over 261,400 employees(150,000 are in India)
REVENUE US$14.81 billion (2017)
Clients Cognizant serves Financial Services and Healthcare industries, Manufacturing, Retail & Logistics, Communications,
Information, Media & Entertainment and Technology industries. Some of its star clients include Adobe, Amazon, DELL, HP, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP, Siemens…
PRODUCTS Analytics & Information Management, Business Process Services, Intelligent Products & Services, CRM, SCM, IoT,
Cloud, Intelligent Automation, Infrastructure Services, Quality Engg. & Assurance, Application Services, Enterprise
Risk & Security, Interactive Solns., HCM



  • Cognizant began as Dun & Bradstreet Satyam Software (DBSS)
  • In 1997, DBSS renamed itself to Cognizant Technology Solutions
  • In September 2014, Cognizant struck its biggest deal, acquiring healthcare IT services provider TriZetto Corp for $2.7 billion.


  • Became a Fortune 500 company in 2011.
  • Cognizant was the first company to be listed on NASDAQ 100.
  • In 2015, the Fortune magazine named it as the world’s fourth most admired IT services company.
  • In 2017, Cognizant was named in Fortune’s Future 50 list.
  • Cognizant is number one in Top 10 companies receiving H-1B visas to bring immigrant workers to the United States.
  • Cognizant is among the largest recruiters of MBAs in the industry
  • In October 2012, Newsweek magazine ranked Cognizant 50th among the 500 largest publicly traded companies in America,
    in its annual Green Rankings.
  • Fortune magazine’s “100 Fastest-Growing Companies” list for ten consecutive years from 2003 to 2012.


  • Cognizant acquired Belgium company Hedera Consulting in May 2018
  • Cognizant Celebrates 20 Years as Nasdaq-Listed Company; Executives Ring Closing Bell
  • Cognizant Ranked Among the Top Three Healthcare Information Technology Companies of 2018 in Healthcare Informatics 100
  • Cognizant Recognized as Services Partner of the Year at Temenos’ Annual Partner Awards


About Cognizant Technology Solutions Company Information

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