WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwired - Sep 8, 2016) - Cognizant (NASDAQ: CTSH), a leading provider of information technology, consulting, and business process services, has joined the Executive Committee of the Chamber of Digital Commerce. The Chamber is the world's leading trade association representing the blockchain industry and works closely with policymakers, regulators and industry to develop a pro-growth legal environment that fosters innovation, jobs and investment.
Cognizant is engaged in an array of initiatives to test the potential of blockchain; including the creation of accelerators that design, prototype and test solutions for digital asset issuance and transfer, secure document exchange, digital identity, and many others. Earlier this year, Cognizant announced its work with Mizuho Financial Group to develop a blockchain solution for secure record keeping of documents across the Group's global companies.
"Blockchain technology is poised to change the face of the banking and financial services industry, providing the opportunity to create new digital business models, streamline business processes, and modernize existing IT systems," said Prasad Chintamaneni, President, Global Industries and Consulting at Cognizant. "Cognizant was one of the early movers in the blockchain space and we continue to significantly invest in our capabilities to develop enterprise-ready solutions to help clients navigate this shift and become digital enterprises. We're excited to be working with the Chamber of Digital Commerce to further the adoption and progression of blockchain technology and accelerate its implementation across industries."
"Cognizant is yet another example of an established industry leader realizing the transformative potential of blockchain technology, and the importance of collaboration," said Perianne Boring, Founder and President of the Chamber. "For blockchain to reach its maximum potential, leaders across every industry will need to contribute to the policy efforts to help shape the future of this new and transformative technology."
The Chamber of Digital Commerce represents the world's leading innovators, operators and investors in the digital asset and blockchain technology ecosystem, including start-ups, software companies, global IT consultancies, financial institutions and investment firms. Membership is open to all those committed to supporting and growing this thriving community.
About the Chamber of Digital Commerce: The Chamber of Digital Commerce is the world's leading trade association dedicated to promoting the understanding, acceptance and use of digital assets and currencies. For more information, please visit: www.DigitalChamber.org.
About Cognizant: Cognizant (NASDAQ: CTSH) is a leading provider of information technology, consulting, and business process services, dedicated to helping the world's leading companies build stronger businesses. Headquartered in Teaneck, New Jersey (U.S.), Cognizant combines a passion for client satisfaction, technology innovation, deep industry and business process expertise, and a global, collaborative workforce that embodies the future of work. With over 100 development and delivery centers worldwide and approximately 244,300 employees as of June 30, 2016, Cognizant is a member of the NASDAQ-100, the S&P 500, the Forbes Global 2000, and the Fortune 500 and is ranked among the top performing and fastest growing companies in the world. Visit us online at http://www.cognizant.com or follow us on Twitter: Cognizant.