Prasad Satyavolu

Prasad Satyavolu is the Chief Digital Officer & Global Head of Innovation for the integrated business group, comprising the manufacturing, logistics, energy and utilities businesses at Cognizant. Prasad is responsible for incubating new solutions, offerings, insights and commercialization for digital business lines in these industry sectors. He has written extensively on the future of mobility & energy, connected infrastructure and manufacturing, monetization and consumer experience.

At Cognizant, Prasad oversees connected vehicles, connected equipment, telematics services, IoT solutions for urban mobility, smart cities, smart grids, nonconventional energy sources, energy management, digital supply chain and Industry 4.0.

In his nearly three decades of work in the industry, Prasad has held leadership roles and managed complex business environments. He has successfully incubated and scaled several business lines, as well as advised clients on large-scale transformation programs. Prasad can be reached at

Has IIoT Become a ‘Four-Letter Word’? Unlocking IIoT Value (Part 2 of a multi-part series)

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIOT), as well as conventional IoT deployments, often remain in “pilot purgatory” because they fail to deliver significant business outcomes. Part 1 of this series revealed that to succeed, manufacturers should utilize IoT to reshape key operating  processes and experiences into end-to-end journeys that unlock trapped business value. As history […]

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Has IIoT Become a ‘Four-Letter Word’? (Part 1 of a Multi-part Series)

Not since the dot-com boom of the early 2000s has there been a topic as ubiquitous in business circles as digital transformation. That’s likely because so few companies have truly found their groove in reimagining and rearchitecting their capabilities for the Fourth Industrial Revolution. It remains a battle even for those organizations that have been […]

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Automotive Innovation? Think Telematics

  Think a car is just a car? Think again. IoT is transforming automobiles from discrete, stand-alone physical transportation devices to sensor-rich, network-connected, distributed data sources. How we collect, share, and act on that data will revolutionize the driver experience, improve auto quality, make production processes more efficient, and lower costs. And while tomorrow’s factories will build […]

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