ISB Digital Summit 2014 - Indian School of Business
Sameer Dhanrajani

Sameer Dhanrajani

Business Leader, Cognizant Analytics
Cognizant Technology Solutions
Sameer Dhanrajani is spearheading the Cognizant Analytics practice for Cognizant Technology Solutions. . In his capacity, Sameer is leading the end-to-end business spheres of Cognizant Analytics and is primarily responsible for crafting differentiated strategies around analytics consulting, platforms and services coupled with creating best of breed GTM, business development, operational excellence solutioning exercises and delivering transformational analytics engagements. Cognizant Analytics resides within H3 (Horizon 3), as a part of Cognizant's Emerging Business Accelerator (EBA) tower and is a pivotal component in the SMAC stack (Social, Mobility, Analytics and Cloud). Cognizant Analytics unit is regarded as a distinguished market leader and differentiator through incisive focus on topical actionable, applied and prescriptive analytics based solutions coupled with focused consulting approach, IP based non-linear platforms, and deeply entrenched customer centric engagement model.

Sameer has a progressive and proven senior leader track record of 18 years in various leadership roles to develop business solutions that enables better decision making, with a holistic exposure towards defining strategic and operation spheres of leading captive units/third part global business operations along with incubating and scaling new lines of businesses and capabilities in analytics, business process, technology arena. Prior to Cognizant, Sameer was the Country Head for Fidelity National Financial and pioneered India's first captive to be based on nonlinear growth model with platform based value propositions and developed Fidelity India into a hub of customer delight, delivery innovation, and operational dexterity.

As a recognized industry thought leader in outsourcing, analytics space; Sameer has been recipient of "Outstanding Leadership Award" at India Human Capital Summit and "Exemplary Leader Award" during the Asia Pacific HRM Congress Awards, in 2012. Sameer is also core member of the NASSCOM Analytics Special Interest Group and is on industry advisory council of ISB and has been quoted across multiple business media and news publications. He was recently highlighted in Analytics India Magazine amongst "10 Most Influential Analytics Leaders in India - 2014"

Previous Work Exp: Country Head, Fidelity National Financial; Vice President - Analytics, Genpact; Director, Alliance Consulting Inc.