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Lata Varghese

Lata Varghese

Consulting Head for Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies Cognizant


Lata Varghese leads the cross-industry Blockchain consulting practice for Cognizant and is actively advising clients exploring applications for distributed ledger technology in their environment.

She is helping clients understand this emerging technology area and the various technology providers emerging in the stack. She is responsible for establishing a leading alliance network of Blockchain technology partnerships for the firm. She works closely with Cognizant's Blockchain global technology team to help clients explore "real" working solutions leveraging Distributed Ledger architecture in their environment using various Blockchain frameworks.

Lata was named to the 2017 Women Leaders in Consulting in the Leadership category.
Lata also received the 2017 CEO Leadership Award in ‚ÄĚRecognition of Outstanding Contributions to the Growth and Development of Cognizant"

Lata has over 20 years of consulting and technology service provider experience with the banking and financial services industry. In her current role, she works at the business end of emerging digital technologies, looking at new business models enabled by technology, innovation, digital solutions and adoption, change management and strategic thinking. Her responsibilities specifically include enhancing go-to-market capabilities, client footprint and thought leadership for banking and financial services clients in the area of digital banking solutions.

Prior to consulting Lata has spent over a decade in P&L Management and has led Business Development and managed relationships in several large scale strategic outsourcing engagements. Developed relationships across levels (including CXO) in client organizations. She has consulted with large financial services clients in this space to develop global delivery capability and execute comprehensive governance and metrics programs for such engagements.

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