episode 712

Cognizant EVP Anil Cheriyan on the War for Talent and other Economic Headwinds

Anil Cheriyan is the Executive Vice President of Strategy and Technology at Cognizant, a roughly $20 billion revenue technology services company. He's had that role for a bit more than two years now. Prior to that, he was a director and deputy commissioner of Technology Transformation Services for the US federal government which followed a six year stint as the Chief Information Officer of SunTrust Bank. November 03, 2022

712: Anil Cheriyan, EVP of Strategy and Technology at Cognizant, covers the recent economic headwinds and their impact on recruitment and the future of work. He gives his perspective on how companies can prepare for a possible recession in the near future and mitigate economic risk through geographic diversification. Along with risk mitigation, Anil shares how diversity can increase the types of expertise talent can bring from other areas around the world and shift the tide in the War for Talent. Finally, Anil talks about the skill sets he specifically hires for and what the future holds for new ways of working.

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The World Class IT principles in yellow were the focus of this interview

  • 01 1- People
  • 02 2- Infrastructure
  • 03 3- Project and Portfolio Management
  • 04 4- IT & Business Partnership
  • 05 5- External Partnerships

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