Vivek Kant

Chief Architect & Sr. Director of Technology / Cognizant

Vivek Kant is the Chief Architect with Technology & Architecture Office for Banking & Financial Services division of Cognizant. Vivek heads technology strategy and architecture delivery for clients across Europe and APAC region for Cognizant.

Vivek is an accomplished leader with proven track record of over 18 years in conceptualizing, architecting and implementing technology solutions for large enterprises & software product organizations. He has been leading various assignments or Cognizant in Enterprise Architecture & Technology for Financial Services Industry across geographies.

Vivek has extensive experience in Banking domain and has worked in past for building solution in Payments, Consumer Lending and Capital Markets. Vivek has led various engagements in Enterprise Architecture, Technology transformation and System reengineering.

Vivek is a thought leader and technology evangelist in the areas of Digital transformation, Web scale applications and High performance computing. He has led various path breaking projects for building digital platforms from concept to code.

Vivek is a passionate technologist and have been a pioneer of various technology trends. He has been a champion of digital technologies from early days of internet and DotCom revolution to the current surge. He is an expert on technologies like APIs, Micro Services, Big Data, Mobility, Location Intelligence and web scale applications.

Vivek is also a member of API working group for BIAN (Banking Industry Architecture Network), where he is contributing towards establishment of industry standard for Banking APIs. At the core Vivek is a die-hard technologist and keenly follow how technology is shaping our lives.

Before joining Cognizant Vivek has worked with Tech Mahindra, where he was the founding member of online channels and portal practice. During his tenure, he also had the privilege of being the lead developer for first online self-service capability for British Telecom.

Vivek has a graduate degree in Engineering from NIT Allahabad and post graduate degree in Software Engineering from BITS Pilani. He is also TOGAF 9 certified Enterprise Architect. Vivek spend his leisure time in cooking new recipes, long distance running & cycling and programming for fun.