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Technologies to make your online experience safer in 2023

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As India steps towards increased digital dependency, the importance of cybersecurity comes into the forefront. The sector is thus coming up with several new technologies to make the space safer. Here are a few key ones. According to PwC's Global A Digital Trust Insights – India Edition survey, organizations Across the globe have expressed concerns regarding increased cyber threats in 2023. 65 percent of surveyed business executives feel cybercriminals will significantly affect the organisation in 2023 compared to 2022. In India, cloud-based pathways (59 percent) and the Internet of Things (58 percent) are the top areas of concern, Followed by mobile devices and software supply chains (54 percent).

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About Cigniti:
Cigniti Technologies Limited (NSE: CIGNITITEC; BSE: 534758) is the World’s Leading AI & IP-led Digital Assurance and Digital Engineering Services Company. Headquartered in Hyderabad, India, Cigniti’s 4100+ employees help Fortune 500 & Global 2000 enterprises across 24 countries accelerate their digital transformation journey across various stages of digital adoption and help them achieve market leadership by providing transformation services leveraging IP & Platform-led innovation with expertise across multiple verticals and domains.

To learn more, visit www.cigniti.com.

Contact:
Midhun.pingili@cigniti.com  (+91 8886093093)

Smart hotel rooms: A boon for hotel owners and guests

As per a recent report, the worldwide Smart Hospitality industry is expected to reach USD 49.8 billion by 2027 at a CAGR of 29.8 percent. Right from the time of booking a room till check out and returning home, the hospitality services providers can streamline the experience at every touch point.

Brands that focus on a traveler’s experience outperform their competition. These brands not only manage to get tangible benefits like revenue growth, improved brand preference but can also retain high customer retention rates. In an era of hyper personalisation, positive traveler’s experience has become even more relevant today.

Every traveler is important because of their unique personality and needs. There is a business traveler who has a fixed itinerary. There is a revenge traveler who is determined to take back as many experiences as possible. There is a family of five – the parents, two kids, and a dog – building memories for life. There is a mother of a toddler, taking a solo trip and gifting herself a much-needed break.

While each of them would tread their own path, the hotels they stay at could make or break their experience as a whole.

As the travel sector lifts itself up, a huge onus is on hotels to help travellers make the most out of their journeys. Delivering exceptional guest experience is imperative for their revival and continued survival. With the advancements in digital technology over the last several years, it is also within the realm of possibility.

Building experiences that matter
During the pandemic, the hotel industry has seen the shift from “zero vacancy” to “zero occupancy”. Are we beyond Covid? I am not sure. But we have certainly arrived on the other side of global travel restrictions.

As per a recent report, the worldwide Smart Hospitality industry is expected to reach USD 49.8 billion by 2027 at a CAGR of 29.8 percent. Right from the time of booking a room till check out and returning home, the hospitality services providers can streamline the experience at every touch point.

Convergence of digital technologies like robots, connectivity solutions, and analytics is culminating into the development of an experience-driven, customer-first ecosystem. Robotic bartenders and concierges, self-check-in kiosks, sensors-enabled HVAC Control, and Cloud-based digital menu app are some of the use cases already being implemented across the world.

The pillars of guest experience
Quality, Convenience, Sustainability, and Speed are the four pillars on which the guest experiences can be built. High quality convenience, delivered in real-time, at every touch point is the name of the game now. Other dimensions of quality like reliability, performance, security, and robustness ultimately contribute to the “Exceptional” in experience.

While developing use cases, investing in technologies, and formulating digital strategies, it is important to determine ‘how’ and ‘where’ they fit into this purview to justify the ‘why’. For example, contactless access to the rooms through app-based key or RFID sensors is convenient and fast. It uses technology that is sustainable, no-touch, and cost-efficient for the hotel owners. Similarly, automated check-in and check-out processes through kiosks or robots offer convenience at speed and safety through sustainable technology.

Smart foundation for smart hospitality
Smart hotels are anchored to advanced digital technologies such as Robotic Process Automation, Internet of Things (IoT), Robotics, Cloud Computing, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and Big Data & Analytics.

Smart connectivity: Leveraging IoT devices, a connected ecosystem can be enabled across the hotel. This offers control to the guests to manage their room’s ambience as per their own preference and comfort. At the same time, it also improves the ability to anticipate and predict technical issues proactively, and address maintenance & repair through continuous monitoring and providing timely alerts.

Smart in-room assistance: Voice-based assistants, AI chatbots, and robot concierge unlocks the Goldilocks experience for the guests. They can schedule wake up calls, order room service, control IoT devices, hail cabs, deliver items to guest rooms, report Wi-Fi zones, alerts for empty food trays, trash in hallways and more – convenience at their fingertips! Voice commands can be used to control things like thermostat, drapes, television, and lights.

Smart personalisation: The trio of AI, Cloud, and IoT can help tailor the right experiences for guests. By tracking past preferences and behaviors, hotels can customise the room settings (TV, Lights, heating) in the precise manner the travelers prefer. Digital concierges provide personalised experience and assistance while reducing contact with guests. Interactive maps would deliver real-time information, such as events, places of interest, restaurants, and online reviews.

Smart utility management: Adoption of technology leads to sustainable and cost-efficient operations for hotels. AI-led IoT devices can monitor utility consumption, optimising availability based on occupancy and usage. With the pandemic more or less behind us, and travel resuming, travellers and hotel guests are becoming concerned about safety and cleanliness. UVC light and virus-killing robots increase disinfectant capabilities. Contactless payment and access control technologies like elevator buttons and room keys also address high-touch surface concerns.

Smart demand management: With AI and Big Data & Analytics, hotels can derive predictive insights related to trends, seasonal factors, and demand fluctuations. By proactively monitoring market demand signals, hotels can optimise the distribution of resources and pricing.

To summarise, digitalisation in the hospitality sector is driving transformation across operations, customer experience, and the entire ecosystem. Digital innovations are offering unprecedented growth opportunities for the Hospitality industry. The Indian hospitality sector witnessed an 'exponential' growth of 339.3 percent year-on-year (YoY) for Revenue Per Available Room (RevPAR) in Q2, 2022 over Q2 2021. To sustain this growth, hotels will need to smarten up their guests’ experiences through technology.

Digital Assurance-led Digital Engineering will be the key to fostering and fortifying robust, reliable, and secure hospitality experiences for the guests. Taking pre-emptive measures to ensure scalability & sustainability in these efforts will create the differentiating factor in the experience offered to the guests.

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The author is president, digital engineering services, Cigniti Technologies.

About Cigniti:
Cigniti Technologies Limited (NSE: CIGNITITEC; BSE: 534758) is the World’s Leading AI & IP-led Digital Assurance and Digital Engineering Services Company. Headquartered in Hyderabad, India, Cigniti’s 4100+ employees help Fortune 500 & Global 2000 enterprises across 24 countries accelerate their digital transformation journey across various stages of digital adoption and help them achieve market leadership by providing transformation services leveraging IP & Platform-led innovation with expertise across multiple verticals and domains.

To learn more, visit www.cigniti.com.

Contact:
Midhun.pingili@cigniti.com  (+91 8886093093)

ISG Recognizes Cigniti as ‘Leader’ in Continuous Testing for the US Market

10th Nov 2022, Dallas Cigniti Technologies, the world’s leading AI & IP-led Digital Assurance and Digital Engineering services company, has been recognized  as a ’Leader’ in ISG’s Provider Lens™ report for 2022 Next-Gen Application Development and Maintenance (ADM) Services, Oct 2022. The recognition comes in the category of Continuous Testing Specialists.

“Continuous testing services ensure the right quality at speed in the Business 4.0 era, which is characterized by the widespread adoption of Agile and DevOps. This enables organizations to deliver superior customer experiences to retain customer loyalty and expand the business. We believe that our repeated ranking as a Leader in this report is a resounding endorsement of our strategy, solid capabilities, and innovative and ground-breaking solutions. Our promise to our customers that a quality-first approach leads to a successful digital transformation through continuous testing, digital assurance, and automation gets a further boost with this recognition”, said Srikanth Chakkilam, CEO of Cigniti.

“To develop new IP-based products like AI-led test data management, test environment management, and security engineering, we continue to aggressively invest in our IP, BlueSwanTM”, added Srikanth.

Sairam Vedam, CMO at Cigniti, said, “This positioning by ISG demonstrates our progressive investments in IP-led automation-oriented continuous testing services. We help our customers in delivering great experiences quickly and mitigate business risks thanks to our extensive portfolio of intellectual property and solutions, deep contextual and subject expertise, and customer-centricity.”

Cigniti’s Power & Utilities Domain Expertise Recognized by ISG

Oct 27th 2022, Dallas: Cigniti Technologies, the world’s leading AI & IP-led Digital Assurance and Digital Engineering services company, has been identified as a “Contender” in ISG’s Provider Lens™ evaluation for Power & Utilities Next-Gen IT Services, 2022.

“With deep-domain expertise and a strong technology solutions portfolio, Cigniti is well-positioned to cater to industry-specific challenges, which is further testified by this recognition. We have an in-house Smart Meter and IoT lab that we leverage to deliver successful digital transformation acceleration projects for our customers in the Power & Utilities industry. We work with some of the largest global organizations in the industry, including a multi-national energy & utilities conglomerate, the largest water utilities corporations, and a major oil & gas company,”, said Srikanth Chakkilam, CEO of Cigniti.

Sairam Vedam, CMO at Cigniti, said, “Energy consumption patterns are disrupting leading to increasing use of AI for predicting demand, managing supply, and optimizing smart meter grid management. Being an IP-led company, we are at the forefront of innovation having expertise across digital assurance and spectrum of next-gen technologies like AI/ML, Cloud, Blockchain, and IoT. Our partnerships with leading testing tool vendors, hyperscalers and platform providers help us to be at the forefront of innovation. As we propel into the digital orbit, empowering global organizations to accelerate their digital transformation, we are proud to demonstrate our domain-centric prowess with this recognition from ISG.”

Cigniti Technologies Q2FY23 Revenue

Hyderabad, October 20, 2022: Cigniti Technologies Limited, world’s leading AI & IP-led Digital Assurance and Digital Engineering services company, announced the consolidated financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2022.

The company’s reported Net Profit for Q2FY23 stood at Rs 41.53 crore as against Net Profit of Rs 31.00 crore in Q1FY23.

The Company’s Consolidated Revenue from operations for the quarter under consideration increased by 10% to Rs. 416.65 crore as against Rs. 377.97 crore in Q1FY23.

EBIDTA reported for the quarter ended September 30, 2022, stood at Rs. 60.76 crore up by 36% compared to Q1FY23.

Cigniti’s Chairman & MD, Mr. C V Subramanyam, Honored With ‘Outstanding Contributor to the Indo-US Corridor’ Award

Cigniti’s Chairman & MD, Mr. C V Subramanyam, Honored With ‘Outstanding Contributor to the Indo-US Corridor’ Award
Hyderabad, 24th  September 2022: Mr. C V Subramanyam, Chairman & MD at Cigniti Technologies, received the award for ‘Outstanding Contributor to the Indo-US Corridor’ at the ‘18th Indo-American Corporate Excellence Awards 2022held by the Indo-American Chamber of Commerce (IACC) on 23rd September in Mumbai. The award was presented to Mr. C V Subramanyam by Mr. Suresh Kotak, Chairman, Kotak Commodities and Mr. Rahul Narwekar, Speaker of Maharashtra Legislative Assembly.

Cigniti is the world’s leading AI & IP-led Digital Assurance and Digital Engineering services company that helps Fortune 500 & Global 2000 companies accelerate their digital transformation journey. The IACC recognizes organizations and individuals that embody the promotion of Indo-US trade and have made outstanding contributions to boosting all spheres of the corporate ecosystem - business, industry, and the overall community between the two nations. In line with this, the award recognizes Mr. C V Subramanyam’s leadership and direction that helped Cigniti quickly grow to develop specialized high-tech capabilities and acquire firms in the US and India.

On receiving the award, Mr. C V Subramanyam said “I am honored to receive this award and grateful to the IACC for the recognition. This award is extremely special as Cigniti leapfrogs into the digital orbit and continuous its journey to accelerate the digital transformation of some of the leading and largest companies in the USA. This award further inspires the collective endeavor to realize our vision of ‘Together, we build a better future through technology-led transformation’. The U.S. is the front runner in digital adoption, and we strive to better Indo-U.S. relations through technology-driven trade in the corridor. 80% of Cigniti’s 4100+ workforce contribute towards the work we do in the Indo-US corridor.”

Cigniti Accelerates a Fortune 500 American Retailer’s Digital Transformation Journey

Dallas, TX, 8th September 2022: Cigniti Technologies, the world’s leading AI and IP-led Digital Assurance and Digital Engineering services company has further strengthened its partnership with a leading American retailer by ensuring superior digital experience to their customers and by accelerating their digital ambitions. The Fortune 500 American retailer and Cigniti recently celebrated their 1st anniversary of the partnership, and they see tremendous scope for growth via digitalization that will assure the retailer’s business outcomes at an accelerated pace.

The American retailer is an established sporting goods recreation retailer in the U.S. with nearly close to 260+ stores across states and a portfolio of 25+ private label brands. It possesses deep consumer connections and growing mobile, omnichannel, and digital capabilities. The company offers a broad assortment of sports and camping equipment, footwear, apparel, and more through its retail and e-commerce platform. The client was looking to accelerate its Digital Transformation initiatives with mobile channel activation, achieve seamless business continuity, elevate its Digital Test CoE, enhance DevOps to integrated DevSecOps, fully automate Data Engineering (Test Data Management) and environment provisioning (Test Environment Management), and set up a real-time dashboard, Verita (Cigniti’s proprietary tool), across small cross-functional teams.

Cigniti Technologies supports NICU/SNCU Facility at the Mother and Child Health Center, Nalgonda, Hyderabad, with medical equipment.

Nalgonda, 2nd September 2022:  Cigniti Technologies, the world’s leading AI and IP-led Digital Assurance and Digital Engineering services company, launched a NICU/SNCU facility at the Mother and Child Health Center, Nalgonda district, Hyderabad today. The facility was launched as part of the company’s CSR efforts undertaken in the field of "Health" to create a long-term impact by equipping government hospitals with better health infrastructure. The facility was inaugurated by Mr. C V Subramanyam, Chairman and Managing Director at Cigniti Technologies, along with Mr. Sairam Vedam, CMO at Cigniti Technologies, Ms. Urmila Markili, Senior Vice President at Cigniti Technologies and Mr. Midhun Pingili, Senior Director Marketing at Cigniti Technologies. Mr. Kancharla Bhupal Reddy, MLA, Nalgonda, Govt. of Telangana and Mr. Mayur Patnala, Founder and CEO, Nirmaan Organization, graced the occasion at the hospital.

Cigniti joined hands with Nirmaan Organization to address the acute shortage of NICU/SNCU beds and donated medical equipment like Radiant Warmers, Phototherapy machines, Pulse oximeters, Syringe and Infusion pumps, Multipara monitors, HFNC machines, and air conditioners for the ward, which are essential to serve critically ill or premature newborn infants who are at the age of less than 28 days. The supported facility serves a population of 14 lakh people in the district headquarters and rural villages surrounding the district. With this upgrade, the facility would be able to serve about 1,000 infants per year.

"We are passionately focusing on making healthcare accessible and available for all. A lack of infrastructure in rural and remote areas is a major contributor to a high rural infant mortality rate. By equipping the facility with life-critical medical equipment, we’re trying to offer our contribution in improving care quality available to the residents of Nalgonda”, stated C.V. Subramanyam, Chairman and Managing Director of Cigniti Technologies, on the occasion.

Post Covid-19, the ward will be useful in treating infants who require specialized care and highly valued medicines that are very expensive in private set-ups," (Quote from Hospital management)

Cigniti Unveils New Brand Identity and Vision for the Future

Hyderabad, India, 9th August 2022 – Cigniti Technologies, the world’s leading AI and IP-led Digital Assurance and Digital Engineering services company, has unveiled a new brand identity reflecting its renewed vision to help its clients in accelerating their digital transformation journeys and achieve market leadership.

The new brand identity reflects Cigniti's strengthened resolve to be a trusted digital transformation partner for its clients including 60 of its Fortune 500 and 80+ of its Global 2000 companies, delivering at a global scale with increasingly localized capabilities, and leveraging quality-first digital assurance, product engineering, AI, ML, data and insights, data visualization, automation, and blockchain.

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In addition to conveying the futuristic vision, the new logo aspires to uphold a contemporary attitude, produce a powerful visual depiction of a shift toward digitalization, and at the same time imbibe the company's software quality-first mindset. Additionally, it aims to exemplify the intense commitment and forward-thinking transformation that the business is embracing through innovation, automation, and artificial intelligence.

The company’s digital thinking and digital avatar are a reflection of its ability to engineer, assure, and technologically transform and accelerate outcomes for global companies, helping them achieve market leadership in their chosen lines of business.

Cigniti Technologies Q1FY23 Revenue

Hyderabad/Mumbai, July 29, 2022: Cigniti Technologies Limited, world’s leading AI & IP-led Digital Assurance and Engineering services company, announced the consolidated financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2022.

The company’s reported Net Profit for Q1FY23 stood at Rs 31.00 crore as against Net Profit of Rs 22.60 crore in Q4FY22, increased by 37%.

The Company’s Consolidated Revenue from operations for the quarter under consideration increased by 10% to Rs 377.97 crore as against Rs 344.08 crore in Q4FY22.

EBIDTA reported for the quarter ended June 30, 2022, stood at Rs. 44.55 crore for the quarter and year ended June 30, 2022, respectively.

Cigniti CEO in Conversation with Economic Times on FY2022 and Roadmap for Growth

Cigniti CEO in Conversation with Economic Times on FY2022 and Roadmap for Growth, 08 May 2022

Cigniti CEO in Conversation with Economic Times on FY2022 and Roadmap for Growth, 08 May 2022

Smallcap IT company Cigniti Technologies, which has a market capitalization of around Rs 1,100 crore, has laid out a roadmap to become a $500-million (Rs 3,800-crore) company by 2026. Srikanth Chakkilam, CEO & Non- Executive Director, Cigniti Technologies, says the plan includes growing both organically and inorganically. “Considering the blueprint and current scenario, though we do not give guidance, we are confident of growing organically at high teens," he says in an interview with ETMarkets.com. Edited excerpts:

Cigniti mainly drives revenue from 7-8 sectors. Which segment is working the best for you?
While Cigniti is sector agnostic, 75% of our revenues come from five key sectors – BFSI (19.6%), Travel, Transport, Hospitality Entertainment (16.2%), Retail and Ecommerce (14.9%), HCLS (13.4%), and ISV (11.5%). These industries are supporting Cigniti's revenue growth and will continue to do so in the coming years, as seen by the demonstrable expansion of digital transformation in the market landscape in these sectors.

What was your attrition rate during the last 12 months? What is the revenue per employee?
Attrition percentage at the close of FY22 was at 30.31%. The revenue per employee in US dollar terms is $45,378.

The IT industry is seeing high attrition. Should one look at it positively that there is no dearth of jobs in the industry (which is a sign of growth) or negatively that companies have been unable to retain their talent?
Yes, attrition is at an all-time high in the IT industry. Organisations throughout the world have been experimenting to close the gap, which has resulted in a lot more overhead across work levels and a lack of ability to genuinely interact with their environment. Interpreting attrition in recent times is slightly more complicated than usual. The current job market has become highly volatile and costing businesses yet is lucrative for the candidates.

While employee turnover is an expected phenomenon in any organization, today we are battling how to manage prospective candidates to honor the offer and stay warm until their onboarding. The high attrition has not only increased the cost of hiring and training new employees, but has also led to incurring direct and indirect costs that include the costs of advertising available positions, performing background checks, paying out referral bonuses etc. Internal costs include management's time spent reviewing resumes, making calls and conducting interviews, as well as the time spent by dedicated recruiting staff and the HR department.

In order to smooth out these challenges, companies are attempting a multifaceted approach that includes increasing fresh hiring to increase the supply pool, accelerating re-skilling programmes through online learning, deploying adjacent-talent skills for on-the-job learning, and providing employees with a holistic experience, among other things.

Our highest priority in the last year has been to retain top talent and incubate them through robust internal training and certification programmes, creating internal cross-functional opportunities and ensuring frequent communication and engagement initiatives to augment the stickiness and belongingness to the organisation. Our vision to diversify our services into adjacencies is a high priority task that will open more opportunities to attract new talent and invite fresh ideas and perspectives to enter the mix.

Being optimistic and finding new opportunities amidst the most difficult times is a lesson learnt during the pandemic. Putting this into practice, we have embraced the ongoing attrition rampage as a challenge and are continuing to explore ways to deal with it in the most positive way creating a better culture for the in-house talent and opening up opportunities to the new talent that is looking forward to coming onboard.

Your revenue saw a significant jump in Q4 YoY, but that was not reflected in the bottom-line. What were the reasons?
It is a universal phenomenon that aggressive growth derails profitability to a marginal extent.

In our case, we have been growing over 2017-20 at an average of about 8%, and stabilizing EBITDA at 15%. However, the pandemic gave us an opportunity to rethink and rebalance our portfolio to make it more balanced and de-risked. Coupled with this, we also commenced our journey of becoming a $500 million company by 2026 effective 2021. This necessitated investment in both building capabilities and sales and marketing infrastructure. Coupled with this, the labor market has been volatile, which needed investment on a continuous basis for retention and rehiring.

All these factors added up for reduction in margin which we expect to neutralize to a greater extent in the coming year.

What are the biggest challenges for the industry and for you in the short to mid-term? Is inflation and the rising dollar likely to hit your business?

The entire software industry is going through a talent crunch and Cigniti is not an exception. We have mitigated these risks through several strategic interventions such as focusing on boarding more freshers from colleges and training them. We are also investing on upskilling our talent pool through a well-defined L&D roadmap.

Cigniti’s 85% of revenues come from North America and the dollar variation is not a concern as we have a natural hedge by way of expenditure being spent at onsite. Inflation is a nominal worry and constant in any business and we shall deal with this appropriately.

What is the outlook for next one year? What kind of revenue growth are you expecting going ahead?

Cigniti is the world's leading digital assurance and quality engineering services company. The digital assurance market in particular (as per various sources) is witnessing an explosive growth rate. And there is an increased demand from global companies for a specialist in digital assurance solutions.

The board recently approved the acquisition of Aparaa Digital (RoundSqr) a specialist in AI/ML, data and blockchain engineering services. This acquisition would strengthen Cigniti’s digital ambitions and help offer digital engineering services to its clients. We have a journey to be $500-million company by 2026 and this involves both organic and inorganic growth. Considering the blueprint and current scenario, though we do not give guidance, we are confident of growing organically at high teens.

Cigniti CFO in Conversation with Nirmal Bang on Q4 &FY2022 Results

Krishnan Venkatachary, CFO, Cigniti Technologies, shares his views on the earnings review of Q4 FY2022. He discusses Cigniti's strategic roadmap that focuses more on high revenue growth while implementing measures to mitigate expenses. He also shed light on the priority industries and outlook of the company through the coming years.

Cigniti Technologies to Acquire Aparaa Digital (RoundSqr), an AI/ML, Data Analytics, and Blockchain Engineering Services Company.

Acquisition strengthens Cigniti’s digital ambitions and helps offer digital engineering services to its customers across the globe

4th May, Hyderabad, India: Cigniti Technologies, world’s leading digital assurance and quality engineering services company, is set to acquire Aparaa Digital, a leading AI/ML, Data engineering, Analytics, and Blockchain services company that operates under the brand name RoundSqr. This is a firm step towards bolstering Cigniti’s strategic pursuit of becoming a specialized digital engineering and assurance services provider.

Founded by a group of industry leaders with extensive experience in managing medium to large digital transformation projects, Aparaa Digital (RoundSqr) is headquartered out of Hyderabad, India. Aparaa brings integrated enterprise digital transformation and consulting-driven expertise covering a gamut of AI and ML, data engineering, and Blockchain capabilities. RoundSqr’s Zastra, (an active learning-AI based data annotation and MLOps platform), helps solve critical model validation challenges as ML models get to production in enterprises. This helps move past the last mile AI operational challenges with MLOps.

Cigniti Wins a $10Mn+ ACV Deal from a US-based Financial Institution to Assure its Digital Transformation

One of the largest deals Cigniti has won, which has a high potential to grow in the coming years.

Hyderabad, India: Cigniti Technologies has signed a $ 10Mn+ worth ACV deal with one of the largest and oldest Financial Services and Investment firm in the USA to assure and accelerate its digital transformation journey. The deal has potential to immensely grow in the coming years. Cigniti Technologies, a global leader in providing AI-driven, IP-led, strategic digital assurance, software quality engineering, automation, testing, and consulting services, helps global companies to go Digital-First.

  • This Strategic Partnership will support Legacy Transformation using Cigniti’s Advisory & Transformation Services (ATS) and achieve committed ROI and quicker time-to-market.
  • The engagement entrusted by the financial services major covers a gamut of services to be provided spanning Infrastructure Automation, Chaos Engineering, Security, and Performance assurance services leveraging Cigniti’s Digital Assurance and IP led Quality Engineering services with massive automation capabilities.

The client is a Fortune 500 company with operations in 20+ U.S. states as well as offices in three continents.

Speaking on the occasion, Srikanth Chakkilam, CEO, Cigniti Technologies, said “We are excited to be a strategic digital transformation assurance partner with this leading financial services firm. The deal is an outcome of deep-rooted expertise of a domain-led, automation-led, and solution-led approach, encompassing functional, process, business, and digital assurance services for large enterprise customers. This is also a testament of our ability to win large deals. It further improves our BFSI revenues which are already contributing 19.23% of total revenues.”

“Our continuous investments into our domain centers of excellence, particularly with the 300+ experts in the Financial services COE, and in our IP, BlueSwan™ to enhance its capabilities, to create new IP-based solutions, such as AI-led test data management, no-code & low-code automation, test environment management, and security engineering, are increasingly becoming a strong differentiator for winning large-sized deals with companies across the globe,” Srikanth added.

“We promise frictionless end user experiences with our Digital-Assurance services stack. We enable our customers to tread confidently on their digital transformation journeys, help them re-imagine their businesses, achieve market leadership, and win the digital landscape”, he added.

Cigniti CEO in Conversation With Dalal Street Investment Journal on 5G-Enabled Industries and Cigniti’s Strategic Outlook

Dalal Street Investment Journal, 25 Mar 2022

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5G-enabled industries have the potential to drive and define the next decade of innovation, believes Srikanth Chakkilam, CEO and Non-Executive Director, Cigniti Technologies Ltd

Can you share your insights on how 5G technology will be essential in the post-pandemic world?
As software continues to be the critical component of every business, connectivity to the digital superhighway is imminent. 5G technology makes this possible. It has the potential that we have already experienced that can significantly re-shape human life, not just business. AI-led robotic surgeries which are video streamed, annotated and guided are today possible with 5G enabled ecosystems. There cannot be a better use case than the above to signify how 5G is impacting the human generation in this pandemic period and beyond. The pandemic has reshaped our daily lives, as well as the way business activities, are being conducted.

For example, pandemic restrictions forced many factories and industrial plants to close, disrupting production lines and supply chains. Covid-19 accelerated the demand for connectivity with consumers and professionals today are relying on high-quality and high-speed internet performance more than ever. 5G-enabled industries have the potential to help drive sustainable economic growth and define the next decade of innovation. Remote-controlled machines that communicate over 5G have suddenly became vital – they allowed human operators to steer drones, cranes and other industrial equipment with greater precision, speed and efficiency without having to be on site.

Cigniti’s Digital Assurance Leadership capabilities recognized

NelsonHall positions Cigniti as a Leader in AI & Cognitive Testing, Quality Engineering, Continuous Testing and Application Security Testing in NEAT 2022

High Achiever in Cloud Migration Testing and Major Player in UX testing.

Dallas, TX, 9th March, 2022 – Cigniti Technologies, a global leader in providing AI-driven, IP-led, digital assurance, software quality engineering, testing and consulting services, today announced that NelsonHall has recognized Cigniti as a market leader in AI & Cognitive, Application Security Testing, Continuous Testing & overall Quality Engineering, as a High Achiever in Cloud Migration, and as a Major Player in UX testing in the Quality Engineering NEAT charts.

Speaking on the occasion, Srikanth Chakkilam, CEO – Cigniti Technologies, said, “This recognition reaffirms Cigniti’s stated goal of helping global companies become digital-first. Businesses are significantly increasing their spends towards Digital reimagination and Platformization journeys, investing in AI & Analytics, Hyper Automation, DevOps, Cloud migration, Customer experience, IOT and Quality Engineering. Digital Assurance, Business Assurance, Process Assurance and Functional Assurance are critical. They ensure that modern, secure, robust, reliable, scalable, and intuitive software becomes a strategic business enabler for digital transformation programs to be successful.”

Cigniti Technologies Appoints Software Industry Leaders Vinay Rawat as CRO; Sairam Vedam as CMO

Company strengthens the leadership team to accelerate the next phase of growth.

Hyderabad, India: Cigniti Technologies, a global leader in providing AI driven, IP-led, digital assurance, software quality engineering, testing and consulting services company, announced the appointment of veteran IT and product engineering industry business leader, Vinay Rawat as Chief Revenue Officer and Sairam Vedam, an award-winning expert in global marketing, branding, corporate strategy and digital industry thought leader, as its Chief Marketing Officer.

Vinay has had an illustrious career as the CRO and Head of M&A at Infogain. At Wipro, as the SVP & Global Head - Network Equipment & Consumer Electronics BU, he was responsible for all aspects of the business of multi hundred-million-dollars.

Sairam is an accomplished marketing and strategy leader with proven expertise in creating brands of global repute in the enterprise software products and services space. Prior to Cigniti, he was the CMO for Innominds, and Kore.AI, driving them to market leadership in the digital product engineering and Enterprise Conversational AI platform space.  Sairam has also worked with Pramati, Apere, CTO’s office at CA Technologies and HCL Technologies across roles spanning engineering, delivery, marketing, and HR. He was awarded by BBC Knowledge Series as one of the Greatest Marketing Influencers in 2017.

Speaking on the occasion, Srikanth Chakkilam, CEO – Cigniti Technologies, said, “I am excited to welcome Vinay Rawat and Sairam Vedam into two key positions of Cigniti. Together, they will work towards achieving Cigniti’s stated goal of helping global companies become digital-first. Cigniti is in a unique position to leverage its deep-rooted expertise of helping enterprises accelerate the digital transformation initiatives through world-class digital assurance and engineering services. The experience that both these leaders bring on board in working with digital and product engineering, AI platform companies would help in accelerating our next phase of growth.”

“Vinay brings extensive experience in general management and especially in sales and business development, creative deal making, outsourcing, process design and operations management.

Based out of the US, as the CRO, Vinay will focus on identifying new revenue opportunities and pioneer new markets for the company. He will work closely with Chairman & MD, CEO and Board of directors and would develop growth strategies, new offerings and opportunities.” he added.

Speaking about Sairam, Srikanth said, “Sairam who has joined us back at Cigniti will oversee the planning and execution of the organization’s strategic marketing programs, work on developing the long term charter towards our digital play, and will enhance Cigniti’s mindshare as a preferred Digital services provider and thought leader amongst across our customers, partners, analysts, media, investors, influencers and employees. In his prior stint with us he drove the 360-degree marketing function building it from the scratch, managing the global brand footprint, and has a complete understanding of our culture and vision,” he added.

“As a digital industry and product engineering leader I have always believed that Digital Assurance is extremely important for any digital transformation program’s success. Some of the largest enterprises today rely on Cigniti’s digital assurance services to achieve growth and meet their digital transformation agenda.  Hence, I am excited and look forward to helping Cigniti further scale the business, participate more deeply in our customer’s digital journeys & contribute towards achieving Cigniti’s vision of helping customers become digital-first through quality software,” said Vinay Rawat.

“Cigniti’s proprietary platform led approach, its proven ability to deliver transformative digital experiences through a confluence of market-leading full-cycle digital assurance and automation services with a strong foundation of more than a decade in consistently serving 200+ market-leading organizations as customers across the world is more apt than ever before. The bedrock of becoming digital-first in modern day business is ensuring impeccable digital experiences and customers today are looking to leverage this expertise further. I am excited to join back Cigniti as our next-gen offerings and services gear up to ride this unparalleled wave of growth.” said Sairam Vedam.

About Cigniti
Cigniti Technologies Limited (NSE: CIGNITITEC, BSE: 534758), a global leader in providing IP-led, strategic digital assurance, software quality engineering, testing and consulting services, is headquartered in Hyderabad, India, with offices in USA, U.K., UAE, Australia, Czech Republic and Singapore. Leading global enterprises including Fortune 500 & Global 2000, trust us to accelerate their digital transformation, continuously expand their digital horizons and assure their digital next. We bring the power of AI into Agile and DevOps and offer digital services encompassing intelligent automation, big data analytics, cloud migration assurance, 5G Assurance, Customer experience assurance and much more. Our IP, next-gen quality engineering platform, BlueSwan helps assure digital next by predicting and preventing unanticipated application failures, thereby assisting our clients in accelerating their adoption of digital.

Contact:
Midhun Pingili, Director, Marketing | Midhun.pingili@cigniti.com | www.cigniti.com