Sean Middleton (March 19, 2015)

COO, Cognizant Emerging Business Accelerator

Sean Middleton is the Chief Operating Officer of Cognizant’s Emerging Business Accelerator (EBA), a division he founded with CEO Frank (Francisco) D’Souza.  The EBA fosters innovation throughout Cognizant, its clients, and a broad network of partners.  It cultivates entrepreneurial culture, trains people to innovate, identifies promising ideas, and incubates businesses.

Sean has global leadership responsibility for the Emerging Technology practices of Social, Mobile, Analytics, and Cloud (SMAC), the Business Accelerator – Cognizant’s internal venture incubator, the Managed Innovation Services practice, and the Global Innovation Ecosystem of VCs, startups, and universities.

Sean joined Cognizant as the CEO’s Chief of Staff where he oversaw all operational aspects of his office and drove strategic projects.  Prior to Cognizant, Sean was a management consultant for PricewaterhouseCoopers.  He has a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Cornell University and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

10:00 am The End of Complacency I: New Rules of Competition (March 19, 2015)

Access to powerful digital technologies has shattered barriers to entry. New competitors are disrupting virtually all industries. No company is immune. Listen to Sean Middleton, COO of Cognizant’s Emerging Business Accelerator discuss how his company is challenging the status quo.

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