Cognizant recognized as a Leader in Avasant’s Applied Intelligence and Advanced Analytics Services RadarView™ Report

Among endless service provider options, novel and disruptive mechanics in innovation brings recognition as a Leader for Applied Intelligence and Advanced Analytics Services 2019.

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Human-centric and platform-based solutions. Robust partner ecosystem, acquisitive approach with significant thought leadership initiatives.

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Practice Maturity

  • Cognizant has both a set of proprietary platform-based solutions as well as deep expertise and experience in working with other best-of-breed platforms in the AI and advanced analytics space. Its proprietary AI-as-a-Service platform BigDecisions AI, in conjunction with its data management framework, has helped customers across industry segments and has resulted in the rapid growth of the practice.
  • Significant traction in BFS, healthcare, and retail & CPG verticals has helped it build use-cases, including AI-driven customer intelligence (BFS), risk and fraud intelligence (BFS), and operations intelligence (CPG).
  • Cognizant offers a comprehensive set of AI and analytics offerings under its Digital Business umbrella, where it integrates human-centered solutions with advisory-led conversations. It also helps clients with key issues related to AI governance, ethics, and AI-solution-related change management.
  • It invested in human capital early on and has developed a strong team with over 6,300 employees trained in AI, NLP, and data science.
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Partnership Ecosystem

  • Cognizant has partnerships with leading platform providers, including AWS, Google, Azure, Microsoft and domain specialists like OPTYM, Clickfox, and FRISS. It has developed 50+ prototypes and executed 10+ production engagements for Google AI, and over 50+ clients on Azure solutions. It established an AI Lab in partnership with Carnegie Mellon University.
  • As part of its relationship with Microsoft, Cognizant has placed big bets on Azure and leveraged it to develop solutions like BigDecisions, ONERetail, and data clinics.

Investments and Innovation

  • Cognizant’s multiple acquisitions in the past, including Brilliant Service (IoT analytics), Zone (marketing analytics), and TMG Healthcare (embedded solutions analytics) have helped increase its global footprint and enhance its vertical-specific offerings.
  • Cognizant is also performing co-innovation and joint IP creation with clients around retail analytics and healthcare analytics platforms. As part of its Cognizant Accelerator program, it runs LaunchPad, a 6-month program that explores and connects start-ups and develops best-of-breed products around AI and analytics with them.


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