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Michael Clifton is Senior Vice President, Insurance Strategy, Platforms & Ventures, at Cognizant. He leads the Emergent Business Group within Cognizant’s Global Insurance Practice to bring next-generation venture startups, partnerships and platforms to market. 

Michael brings extensive experience in driving innovation and change for business transformation. He has a diverse background in the insurance, financial services and technology industries (software and services), focused on delivering global initiatives that align corporate targets. His specialties include IT modernization of infrastructure and legacy apps, and guiding global clients to develop digital narratives across the value chain.

Prior to Cognizant, Michael held C-level positions at the Federal Bank of Boston and the Hanover Insurance Group, and he founded and divested a number of startup businesses. He can be reached at | in/michael-clifton/.