Vivek is a seasoned architect & technologist with over 17 years of industry experience different architecture & technology roles. Presently he is with Cognizant and responsible for architecture & technology leadership for all Banking & Financial Services (BFS) customers in Europe & Asia-Pacific. Vivek’s has a diverse set of technology experience across roles ranging from Architecture (Enterprise, Solution & Technology) to Product Engineering & Development. He has worked across Banking & Financial Services (Capital Markets, Payments & Consumer Lending) and Telecom (BSS Stack) domains and possess deep domain knowledge. Vivek is a certified TOGAF Enterprise Architect and have performed various roles of solutioning & implementing large scale IT programs for various Fortune 500 organizations. He is proficient in methodologies like TOGAF and well versed with industry frameworks like BIAN (Banking Industry Architecture Network) & TMF eTOM. Vivek has performed various consulting engagements for CIOs helping them shape their technology strategies. Vivek has been a thought leader on transforming large enterprise IT with newer software paradigms of API, Microservices & Cloud native applications. He helps & enables wider developer community in client & internal organization to adopt next generation of information technology. Vivek is passionate about technology and how it is shaping our world. He has special interest in building distributed and reactive web scale systems. At his core Vivek is a software developer and in his personal time solves programming problems on competitive platforms like Hacker Rank (https://www.hackerrank.com/vivekkant). His core programming skills lies in Java/J2EE but has dabbled in multitude of programming languages & technologies. In his spare time he loves reading and is a long distance cyclist.
Director & Chief Architect, Cognizant Technology Solutions
Jul 2014 to Present
Chief Architect for Cognizant's Banking & Financial Services vertical. Responsible for technology leadership for BFS accounts across UK, Continental Europe & APAC regions. Also responsible for hiring, mentoring and building technology teams.
MS Software Engineering, BITS Pilani
Aug 2003 to Jul 2006
Collaborative Executive Program
B.E. (Hons), MNNIT
Jul 1995 to Apr 1999