CIO Symposium Contributor

Gajen Kandiah

Senior Vice President & General Manager Business Process Services


Symposium Roles

Speaker/Panel 2012


Gajen Kandiah is a proven entrepreneur and business leader who has demonstrated his ability to build winning IT businesses within multinational corporations and startups for over two decades.

As the Global Head of Markets for Cognizant’s Business Process Services (BPS) business unit, he is responsible for accelerating the growth of the BPO business, developing services and solutions leveraging the synergies between ITO and BPO, and extending Cognizant’s capability to become a leading provider of Business Services Automation and Management solutions. These solutions will include Business Process-as-a-Service (BPaaS) and combine new business, delivery and commercial models to help customers embrace the Future of Work. In addition, Gajen is one of the executive sponsors for the Transform Revenue and Service Line initiatives within Cognizant 2015 program.

Most recently, Gajen was Senior Vice President & General Manager of Cognizant’s Information, Media and Entertainment; Manufacturing Logistics; Consumer Goods; and Communications industry practices. Prior to this role, Gajen was the founding leader of the Advanced Solutions Group (ASG), Testing practice and Global Technology Office (GTO).

Before joining Cognizant, he co-founded NerveWire, Inc. (acquired by Wipro), a VC-backed management consulting and systems integration firm. During the firm’s inception, Gajen executed the role of COO with responsibility for the organic growth of NerveWire’s business. He was a major contributor to defining the strategy and growing NerveWire from concept to $50 million in revenue and profitability as well as cultivating the firm’s culture.

Prior to NerveWire, Gajen was Vice President of the Internet Services business for Cambridge Technology Partners (CTP). In this role, he led the North American Internet Services business and grew it to a $100 million business. He also conceived and built the European Internet business unit from $0 to $50 million within three years.