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Cognizant Expands its Manila Delivery Center

Cognizant, a leading provider of consulting, technology and business process outsourcing services, yesterday, announced the expansion of its recently opened global delivery center in Manila.


(L-R) Sreejit Chandran, Country Manager for Philippines, R Chandrasekaran, President and Managing Director, Global Delivery, Randolph Urgino, General Manager

Within months of opening its Manila delivery center in October 2009, Cognizant has steadily grown their presence and investment in the Philippines and have moved into a larger facility to meet the needs of its global clients. Cognizant Manila, which has around 200 specialists, has now taken up additional workspaces that can accommodate about 600 professionals/specialists.

Currently, the Manila center provides high-end operational and contact center business process services with plans of moving up to provide other services including IT Infrastructure services.

Standard to all its delivery centers worldwide, the Manila center leverages Cognizant 2.0, a proprietary Web 2.0 based platform that enables knowledge sharing and collaboration across global teams to benefit every customer engagement.

“œCognizant is one of the world’s fastest growing consulting, technology, and BPO/KPO companies and their investment in the Philippines defines newer benchmarks and increases the country’s BPO/KPO industry competitiveness. Moreover, It provides additional opportunities for experienced professionals as well as fresh graduates in the country to serve global customers.” ~ Oscar Sañez, President and CEO, BPO Association of the Philippines.

About Cognizant:

Cognizant (NASDAQ: CTSH)

Cognizant (www.cognizant.com) is one of the fastest growing Consulting, IT and Business and Knowledge Process Outsourcing companies globally with over $ 3.3 billion in revenues for 2009. End of March 2010, the Company had over 85,500 professionals globally. In the last four quarters alone, notwithstanding the challenging global economic scenario, Cognizant added over 21,800 professionals to its global headcount.

With 54 delivery centers across India, China, Philippines, Hungary, Argentina, Mexico, Canada, the US and the UK, Cognizant combines a unique onsite/offshore delivery model infused by a distinct culture ofcustomer satisfaction. A member of the NASDAQ-100 Index and S&P 500 Index, Cognizant is a Forbes Global 2000 company and a member of the Fortune 1000 and is ranked among the top information technology companies in BusinessWeek’s Hot Growth and Top 50 Performers listings.

R Chandrasekaran, President and Managing Director, Global Delivery, Cognizant

Chandrasekaran (Chandra) has over 25 years of experience in the global IT industry, having worked in the US, Europe and India. His experience spans key functions such as corporate strategy, customer relationship management, business development, and operations management. As an Executive Officer at Cognizant, he drives delivery management, capacity growth, and process initiatives, proactively nurturing key alliances and leveraging business partnerships.

For more details, visit them online at http://www.cognizant.com/

Photos of the event can be found here.

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