Cognizant Programmers Week Unveiled – InfotechLead


Cognizant has unveiled its roster of speakers, panelists and presenters for its eighth annual Programmers Week Global Conference.

The Frontrunner virtual conference will take place on Wednesday, September 21, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. EST.

“This year’s Programmers Week is designed to provide insights, information and lessons on what it takes to lead in technology, in business and in your career,” said Andres Angelani, SVP and Global Head of Digital Engineering at Cognizant.

Frontrunner agenda highlights include:

Keynote Speakers

Jaron Lanier – Computer scientist, author, composer, entertainer and a leading voice on tech companies and the social impact of technology

Andres Angelani – SVP and Global Head of Digital Engineering for Cognizant

Tech It Or Leave It (powered by Cognizant Softvision and Techonomy)

Part game show, part speed chat, Tech it or Leave It will feature leading Cognizant Softvision journalists, influencers, and engineers discussing and debating today’s hot topics – from the metaverse to the blockchain, cryptography, NFTs, AR/VR, and more.

Sebastian Vettel

In this exclusive interview, legendary racer and Formula 1 team driver Aston Martin Aramco Cognizant will share what it takes to be a champion, both on and off the track.

Round table on the favorite

This roundtable will focus on the attributes of a Frontrunner, from determination to risk taking, authenticity and vision, and beyond. Speakers will include Jessica Hawkins, Aston Martin Aramco Cognizant Formula One driver and ambassador, Sophia Mendelsohn, Cognizant Director of Sustainability, Euan Davis, Cognizant Head of Research, and Fausta Ballesteros, Vice President of Culture for Cognizant Softvision .

Over 100 technical speakers will deliver technical talks to in-person and virtual audiences throughout September, showcasing technologies and methodologies across cloud-based infrastructure, automation (QE, QA, DevOps) , product engineering (.NET, JAVA, web and mobile), data analytics, artificial intelligence and machine learning.

About International Programmers Day

Now in its eighth year, Cognizant Softvision’s Programmers’ Week grew out of the celebration of International Programmers’ Day, an annual event that occurs on the 256th day of the year (September 13, 2022).


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