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Cognizant marks 25th anniversary

Cognizant execs ring opening bell on Nasdaq New York and Chennai to mark anniversary

Cognizant’s Vice Chairman and CEO Francisco D’Souza and senior company executives participate in the Nasdaq market opening bell ceremony from Chennai.
Cognizant’s Vice Chairman and CEO Francisco D’Souza and senior company executives participate in the Nasdaq market opening bell ceremony from Chennai.

Cognizant has marked its 25th anniversary by ringing the opening bell at the Nasdaq exchanges in New York and Chennai.

The company has grown from a 200 person software and development maintenance firm to become a Fortune 200 company and a digital leader employing more than 270,000 worldwide today.

Francisco D'Souza, Cognizant's co-founder, Vice Chairman and CEO commented: "When I look back on the last quarter century my greatest source of pride and satisfaction is the inherent importance of the work Cognizant does to help solve some of the world's most complex challenges and the millions of lives we've changed for the better.

"I see our 25th anniversary marking the beginning of a step-change in our relevance to clients and in our impact on the world.  I predict we will be doing more - much more - to embed society's challenges and needs into our priorities.  Fundamentally, we are a company of creative problem solvers with deep knowledge of how the world works. We're constantly developing, improving, and renewing our knowledge, which makes us a force to be reckoned with."