Makarand Pande

Makarand Pande is a Digital Partner at Cognizant, leading the Automation Practice for the company’s North American Banking & Financial Services (BFS) business unit. During his tenure at Cognizant, Makarand has held multiple roles, including lead for Technology Consulting and the Mobile Practice head. He works closely with customers on solving business problems through collaboration, co-innovation and using emerging digital technologies. Makarand can be reached at

The Automation Maturity Curve: Making the Leap from RPA to Cognitive Solutions (Part 4 of a series)

Authors’ note: This is the fourth of a five-part series, in which we discuss the ways banks are adopting robotic process automation (RPA). In this installment, we explore what banks should be thinking about when moving from proof of concept-based, siloed, task-level automation to overall operations transformation and how platform vendors are working to support […]

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