Cognizant Sweden presented a different kind of Catwalk

Cognizant Sweden presented a different kind of Catwalk

Swaminathan Kannan
Swaminathan Kannan,

Over a hundred guests mingled in Cognizant’s new premises at Linnégatan in Stockholm during the opening ceremony on 10 December 2014. Among the guests at the first Cognizant Catwalk event were representatives from some of Sweden’s largest companies, such as Volvo Cars, Tele2, TeliaSonera, Fortum, PostNord and Astra Zeneca.

Code Halo and co-creation enable extensive leverage for established companies

Code Halo and co-creation enable extensive leverage for established companies

Swaminathan Kannan
Swaminathan Kannan,

Last week, Cognizant’s Euan Davis delivered a speech to about 200 Swedish CIOs and IT decision-makers at the Radar Ecosystems event entitled "Integrate 2 Innovate" in Stockholm. Davis manages Cognizant’s Future of Work think tank. We interviewed Davis regarding ways in which Nordic companies and organizations can benefit from co-creation processes in light of increasing volumes of digital data associated with a skyrocketing human population, many spheres of life machines, and other gadgets.

Wearables step into consumers’ ears

Wearables step into consumers’ ears

Swaminathan Kannan
Swaminathan Kannan,

The next predicted big trend in wearables will be inconspicuous headphones that will (i) enable analysis of what users hear in real time, (ii) perform searches, and (iii) almost immediately play the usable data directly into the user's ear (thanks to wireless connectivity, audio recording capabilities, and advanced processors). According to Nick Hunn, an expert at WiFore Consulting, the hearables market will be worth USD 5 billion already in 2018.

Nordic banks lose customer confidence

Nordic banks lose customer confidence

Swaminathan Kannan
Swaminathan Kannan,

Banks got a cold shower from the SOM Institute’s April 2014 report on Swedish residents’ confidence in important social functions during 2013.

As a group, banks in Sweden lost significant customer confidence between 2013 and 2012—a full 9 points on the confidence index. This indicates that Sweden’s residents have even less confidence in the European Parliament, European Commission, municipal boards, and the political parties. The trend is nearly as dismal in other Nordic countries.

Google Glass revolutionizes Insurance

Google Glass revolutionizes Insurance

Swaminathan Kannan
Swaminathan Kannan,

Everyone has heard of Google Glass—but that’s just a tiny tip of the iceberg. The mobile technology market will surge from USD 14 billion in 2014 to USD 70 billion in 2024—according to the report Wearable Technology 2014-2024: Technologies, Markets, Forecasts.

This trend has great potential for developers. And it will transform companies in various sectors that intelligently use these new opportunities. These scenarios illustrate ways in which Google Glass will streamline the insurance sector.

App launches accelerated thanks to 10,000 parallel testers

App launches accelerated thanks to 10,000 parallel testers

Swaminathan Kannan
Swaminathan Kannan,

To accelerate an app’s time-to-market, Cognizant introduced its new Fastest service. The result? About 10,000 professional Cognizant testers evaluate mobile and web-based apps before they’re launched. And this is happening within 72 hours a test-run order.

Are you a hero or a memory?

Are you a hero or a memory?

Swaminathan Kannan
Swaminathan Kannan,

The path to success is a constantly discussed topic among those trying to find the way to the top. However, if you ask Cognizant the roadmap should definitely include co-creation as a facilitator in driving innovation, gaining competitive advantages and sharing knowledge with clients.

That was one of the key conclusions on the 30th of January where ISS, one of the leading facility service companies in the world, hosted an event in collaboration with Cognizant Denmark showcasing the Cognizant Co-Creation Center.

Buy the book - Challenge Convention with Code Halo Thinking

Buy the book - Challenge Convention with Code Halo Thinking

Swaminathan Kannan
Swaminathan Kannan,

Every digital click, swipe, “like”, buy, comment and search produces a unique virtual identity – something we call a Code Halo™.

A new book from our Center for the Future of Work reveals how organizations can catalyze business with Code Halo thinking. 

Co-Creation Center visits ISS in Denmark

Co-Creation Center visits ISS in Denmark

Swaminathan Kannan
Swaminathan Kannan,

We have created, to our knowledge, the world´s first co-creation center - a creative meeting place where corporations can find new ways to drive innovation and idea development. That's why we made it mobile and the first stop on its tour was the new head office at ISS in Copenhagen.