Mike Cook

He identifies the dynamics that will shape the business ecosystem of the future


About Cognizant

Cognizant Technology Solutions, founded on January 26, 1994 by Kumar Mahadeva & Francisco D’Souza, is an American multinational IT services provider. It also provides consulting and business process outsourcing (BPO) services. In the course of dot com boom, it flourished by receiving the application maintenance work that the big corporations were reluctant to carry out. Gradually, it moved into application development, complex systems integration and consulting work. Cognizant grew rapidly during the 2000s and became a Fortune 500 company in 2011. It is a member of the NASDAQ-100, the S&P 500, the Forbes Global 2000 and the Fortune 500 and is positioned among the top performing and fastest growing companies in the world.



Mike is responsible for developing thought leadership in Cognizants EMEA Center for the Future of Work (CFoW). In this role Mike identifies the changing dynamics that will shape the business ecosystem of the future, delivering original research and analysis of work trends in Europe. Mike also collaborates with a wide range of technology thinkers and academics about what the future of work will look as digital changes many aspects of our working lives. Mike is an established speaker with broad experience across the services market, including customer experience management, buyside advisory, talent and workforce solutions, and cyber security.

Mike joined the CFoW in March 2017. Prior to joining Mike served as global Research Director with HfS Research, where he worked across multiple research topics and lead HfSs buyside focused research program. Mike earned his Bachelors of Economics and Econometrics and Post Graduate qualification of International Trade and Development from the University of Johannesburg.