Surya Gummadi

Surya Gummadi is the Head of Cognizant’s Healthcare practice, which contributes close to 20% of the company's overall revenue. With over 20 years of experience within Cognizant, he has distinguished himself as a passionate and client-centric leader. As part of the executive leadership team, Surya has served in a variety of business development, P&L and client management roles. He has worked on multiple strategic acquisitions for Cognizant, including the $2.7 billion TriZetto acquisition and its commercial integration. Surya has also led the company's go-to-market strategy and the buildout of artificial intelligence/machine learning market offerings for healthcare.

Surya grew up in Hyderabad, India, and graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IIT-B). He can be reached at

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