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Oct 8, 2019

Andres is the Chief Executive Officer of Cognizant Softvision (a division of Cognizant Digital Business), a digital services company that sits at the intersection of strategy, design and execution for the world’s leading global brands. Andres has extensive experience in developing large-scale technology businesses. He is a proven leader in effectively deploying technology and business process strategies, leveraging his proficiency in Digital Strategy, Agility and Team Development, Game Development and Enterprise Software Architectures. 
 
Andres’ vision and experience in identifying talent and the right resources have been pivotal to the company growth, from expansion into Canada to heightening superior delivery for customers looking to transform their organization. This is partly due to Softvision’s tremendous growth around digital capabilities. Today the company has delivery centers in U.S., Romania, Canada, Argentina, India, and Brazil. 
 
With an entrepreneurial mindset, he drives the power of a digital economy to his clients and is passionate about creating digital experiences that simplify and enrich our lives. He is at the forefront of addressing the growing customer demand for digital IT services and has managed transformations for some of the largest and most technologically advanced companies in the world. Andres can bring together teams across the globe for world-class delivery, and his cutting-edge approach to digital is instrumental to Cognizant Softvision’s marquis clients. 
 
Prior to Softvision, Andres was one of Globant's pioneers and recently served as the Chief Solutions Officer. His entrepreneurial skills kicked in and he successfully created multi-million-dollar practices, fostered a culture of continuous discovery, where design, technology, process and talent blended to drive digital innovation at scale for the company’s marquee global clients.  His areas of expertise include product development, agile transformation, and gaming. Before becoming Chief Solutions Officer, Andres founded and served as the EVP and GM of Globant’s gaming studio, leading business on the West Coast, as well as VP of Engineering and Director of Global Presales Consulting from the U.K. He held other positions at Synthesis Information Technology, Electronic Data Systems and Sistemas Estrategicos.
 
Andres is a frequent speaker and thought leader on how to scale digital innovation in organizations. He is a recognized speaker at  Agile Business Conference, Insight Innovation eXchange North America, the Omni-Channel Retail Conference, the Chief Strategy Officer Summit, SXSW Interactive and Zend Con. He also co-authored a book titled The Never-Ending Digital Journey: Creating New Consumer Experiences Through Technology. His second book, Transforming While Performing: How To Create A Culture Of Innovation With Partners, will be published this fall.  
He started his career in Argentina as a software developer and holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Management and a Master’s degree in Software Engineering. Andres has lived in Buenos Aires, New York, London and California and is fluent in English, Spanish and Italian. Andres is also a trained classical pianist.