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Confident about Malaysia's talent pool, Cognizant boosts regional presence with new Cyberjaya centre

AvantiKumar | April 29, 2016
When speaking to Computerworld, Cognizant's Jayajyoti Sengupta said that more than 70% of staff are local professionals and a Graduate Recruitment programme is targeting local technical and business schools.

Dato' Ng Wan Peng inaugurates Cognizant centre in Cyberjaya

Photo - Dato Ng Wan Peng, Chief Operating Officer of MDEC officiates at the opening of Cognizant's delivery centre in Cyberjaya, Malaysia alongside Cognizant senior executives.


Cognizant's confidence in the local talent pool has led to a strengthening of its presence in Malaysia with the opening of a new regional delivery centre in Cyberjaya, said the U.S. headquartered IT and business process outsourcing services provider.

The centre was inaugurated on 28 April 2016 by Dato' Ng Wan Peng, chief operating officer, of national ICT agency Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC).

"We are pleased with our experience in Malaysia," said Jayajyoti Sengupta, vice president and APAC head, Cognizant. "Our expansion in Malaysia underscores our confidence in the country's talent pool and its ability to help our clients drive not just operational efficiencies, but also digital transformation for the needs of tomorrow."

"Our operations in Malaysia form an important part of our integrated global delivery capabilities and the new centre marks an important milestone in our mission to leverage the best talent globally," said Sengupta.

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Photo - Jayajyoti Sengupta, Vice President and APAC Head, Cognizant

"With the support of a great talent pool and business environment in Malaysia, we look forward to growing our operations here to deliver significant time-to-market, cost, and transformational value to clients through a broader array of digital, consulting and business process capabilities," he said.
Sengupta added that the new centre will enhance Cognizant's existing operations in Malaysia and accommodate more than 100 professionals in a 10,000 sq ft office.

He said the centre will help "Cognizant's global, regional and local clients to leverage the technical and business capabilities available in the region, while delivering deep local insights and time zone advantages to the company's growing roster of customers in Asia."

Enriching local IT credentials
 Commenting on the initiative, MDEC's chief executive officer Dato' Yasmin Mahmood said: "We welcome Cognizant's strategic expansion in Malaysia. We are impressed by the way Cognizant has grown in Malaysia and enriched the country's IT credentials in the global marketplace."

"Cognizant's expanded presence in Malaysia will not only create high-quality jobs and enhance the country's human capital, but also help the business and technology services sector to increase its competitiveness that will define newer benchmarks based on the company's vast global experience," said Yasmin.

Cognizant started operations in Malaysia to support the company's global and local clients and currently employs about 300 professionals, delivering a broad range of applications, IT infrastructure, consulting and business process services to clients across industry sectors. A Cognizant statement added that the company also works closely with academia in Malaysia to develop talent across a full range of services.


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