Prasad Chintamaneni

Prasad Chintamaneni is President of Banking and Financial Services, leading Cognizant’s largest industry practice globally. Mr. Chintamaneni has led the global Practice since 2011 and is responsible for the global P&L, including Sales, Business Development, Consulting, Client Relationship Management and Delivery. Previously, Mr. Chintamaneni served as the Global Head of Markets for the Practice starting in 2010. From 2006 to 2009, he led the company’s Banking and Financial Services Practice for North America. During Mr. Chintamaneni’s tenure as Practice leader, Cognizant’s Banking and Financial Services business has grown many fold to become one of the largest Practices in the industry, earning Cognizant fourth on the 2014 FinTech 100. Mr. Chintamaneni joined Cognizant in 1999 and established key relationships with many of Cognizant’s largest Banking and Financial Services clients while leading Cognizant’s U.S. Eastern Region Banking and Financial Services Practice through 2006. Prior to joining Cognizant, Mr. Chintamaneni spent seven years in Investment Banking and Financial Services, including the last five years with Merrill Lynch as an Investment Banker and as a member of Merrill’s business strategy committee in India. Mr. Chintamaneni serves on the Board of Directors of NPower, a nonprofit that assists schools, nonprofits and individuals build technology skills by harnessing the power of the technology community. He earned his Postgraduate Diploma in Business Management from XLRI School of Management in India, following his Bachelor of Technology degree in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India.

Will Banks Seize Their API Advantage?

With the rise of digital technologies and industry convergence in the Digital Disruption 2.0 era, it’s increasingly clear that anyone who wants to offer banking services can do so. To prepare for this new open environment, banks need to understand where people and organizations are obtaining financial services today and where they might tomorrow. The […]

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With Automation, What Happens to the Humans?

Automation is clearly a two-edged sword. While applying automation, robotics and artificial intelligence capabilities to business processes can help businesses boost efficiency, quality and profitability, the resulting displacement of human workers can also inflict damage to the very fiber of the organization. Rather than focusing on how these technologies will replace humans, however, I prefer […]

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The Future of Bank Brands

The notion of a dramatically different banking future is not hard to conjure, considering how the digital generation operates, transacts and interacts. Projecting five or 10 years out, will customers explicitly choose to work with bank brands at all, or will they simply look for a financial solution and take their business to whoever offers […]

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Navigating Uncertainty

The pace of technology change in the financial services industry has left many banks concerned that they will lag behind or miss out on fast evolving digital opportunities. In response, some are pursuing tactical projects involving digital technologies – what we call “doing” rather than “being” digital. When organizations “do digital,” they dive into digital […]

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Artificial Intelligence Can Provide Real Payoffs

Artificial intelligence (AI) was a big deal back when I was in engineering school (which wasn’t just yesterday). Through the years, AI’s evolution has produced multiple hype cycles, followed by disillusionment. Today, in the time of Digital Disruption 2.0, AI’s ascent looks a bit different. It’s building on its foundation of machine learning and cognitive computing […]

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Robotic Automation Can Unleash Reimagination

Robotic process automation is spreading across banking and financial services. The origins of automation extend back to 1745, when English blacksmith Edmund Lee patented the rotating fantail that keeps a windmill’s sails pointed into the wind. The first completely automated industrial process emerged toward the end of the 1700s, when American inventor Oliver Evans developed the […]

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Blockchain Beyond Banking: The Sky’s the Limit

As blockchain revolutionizes traditional financial services, distributed ledger technology is creating new opportunities in other arenas as well. Today, just about everyone knows about Uber, and many people use it. Now comes Abra, billing itself as the Uber of digital cash. Abra is a blockchain-based digital wallet that enables people to store digital cash on their […]

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