Cognizant Technology Solutions is one of the world’s leading professional services companies, transforming clients’ business, operating and technology models for the digital era. We’re driven by a passion to help our clients build stronger, more agile and more innovative businesses. New technologies, platforms, automation, the gig economy and digitally savvy employees are radically shifting the world of work. What makes Cognizant unique is our ability to think differently about how to augment man and machine to scale new heights. We help our clients enhance productivity by ensuring that vital business functions work faster, cheaper and better. And, our ability to conceptualize, architect and implement new and expanded capabilities allows clients to transform legacy models to take their business to the next level. The work ahead won’t so much be about “beating the bots” as about being better humans in the digital economy. With a diverse workforce of more than 260,000 people worldwide, Cognizant has a vested interest in education and developing talent. We believe that investing in the power of learning is not only a business imperative – but the right thing to do.
Our Making the Future, STEM education initiative was launched in 2011 to address challenges we face when accelerated rates in technological advances outpace an ill-prepared workforce. Making the Future was created to unleash the passion of young people in STEM disciplines by creating fun, hands-on learning opportunities. It is inspired by the Maker Movement, a broad-based community that celebrates the art of designing and building really cool things, either doing it yourself (DIY) or doing it with others (DIWO).
Makers play with technology to learn about it. They figure out how things are made, how to fix them or how to use them in a whole new way. Making encourages a deep engagement with content, critical thinking, problem solving, and collaboration while sparking curiosity. These skills are recognized as the 21st century skills necessary for the future of work. As hands and mind work in tandem, failures become opportunities, risks become rewards and inspiration becomes motivation. We believe this stimulation of intellectual curiosity will serve as a lifelong motivator for continued learning and one’s ability to adapt.