Cognizant has appointed Anil Cheriyan as Executive VP of Strategy and Technology. He will be joining the firm from August 3. Cheriyan will oversee the firm’s global IT, security, strategy, alliances, and business development operations, replacing Greg Hyttenrauch, who will now focus on Cognizant’s Digital Systems and Technology. This is the first time, in Cognizant, that a tech leader will directly report to the CEO. He is the former US govt. IT leader.