Anbu Muppidathi

Anbu Muppidathi is a member of Cognizant’s executive leadership team and is a senior leader in the company’s Digital Systems and Technology line of business. He is also the Global Markets Leader for Cognizant’s Quality Engineering & Assurance (QE&A) Practice. Cognizant's QE&A practice is one of the largest industry practices serving customers across the globe. Previously, Anbu spearheaded Cognizant’s Banking & Financial Services (BFS) Practice in North America for more than a decade. Anbu obtained his MBA from Duke University and a master’s in computer applications from Alagappa University in India. He can be reached at Anbu@Cognizant.com.

Five Steps to Ensure Continuous Security with an Agile Approach

While there’s plenty of research on integrating security into Agile software methodologies, we’re often left only with “security sandwiches,“ where security is discussed upfront and at the far end of the development process rather than  throughout. Corporate security remains an isolated department at many organizations, one that lives outside the Agile/DevOps/Pod team practice. Developers have […]

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Avoiding an Incomplete Digital Transformation

A few weeks ago, I hosted an event in New York City in which clients were asked to discuss their digital journeys so far. Some shared their wins: A retail client proudly described how, in its efforts to implement an omnichannel experience, it changed every process of a business lifecycle across an entire division. Another […]

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Crossing the Legacy-Digital Divide

The relationship between legacy and digital systems – and those who work with them – is often misunderstood. Businesses talk about phasing out and automating the former to free up budget and resources for the latter, with the assumption that they’ll need to tolerate some level of coexistence, at least for the foreseeable future. Additionally, […]

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Quality Engineering: How Bots Predict and Prevent Failure of Massively Complex, Interconnected Systems

Whether it’s a blowout at an oil rig or the crash of an e-commerce site, the failure of big, complex systems is usually caused not by one catastrophic component failure or human error but a series of small breakdowns in equipment and processes that combine in unpredictable ways. The 2010 explosion of the Deepwater Horizon […]

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QA Advances for the Digital Enterprise

In the customer-centric digital age, every organization is in the business of producing quality code. Code quality, in fact, is an integral part of everything a business does today. And the job of quality assurance (QA) isn’t finished once a digital solution is brought to the market. IT must monitor performance in terms of how […]

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Digital Workforce: The Master Plan (Part 3 of 4)

Third of a four-part series. As discussed in my previous blog, a depth chart can help businesses more effectively manage the digital skills and potential of their current workforce. The depth chart is an essential part of the overall master plan for digital workforce transformation. Foundational to the master plan is what we call an […]

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Need Digital Talent? Use a Depth Chart (Part 2 of 4)

Second of a four-part series. Week to week, professional sports teams don’t know which specific players will oppose them or (in championship season) even which team they will face.  They’re never sure which of their players will be sidelined by injuries, retire or be poached by the competition. All this is familiar to anyone competing […]

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Digital Is Here. Is Your Workforce Ready? (Part 1 of 4)

First of a four-part series. “Be digital.” I’ve thought a lot about this business mandate, and I fully agree that it’s not enough to focus on isolated digital initiatives or take anything less than a full-on approach to customer centricity and personalization. It’s completely true that business leaders need to think “digital first” when approaching […]

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