Malcolm Frank

Malcolm Frank is Cognizant’s Executive Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer and Chief Marketing Officer. In this role, he is responsible for defining and overseeing all aspects of the company’s corporate strategy and go-to-market positioning. His deep understanding of the digital economy—at scale across silos, organizations and marketplaces—and ability to see around technology’s tight corners are key factors in Cognizant’s consistent industry-leading growth and ability to address clients’ ever-changing business needs.

Malcolm’s influence is wide ranging and evident across media. He has co-authored two best-selling books, What To Do When Machines Do Everything (2017) and Code Halos (2014), both of which received multiple international book awards. He has also authored numerous white papers focusing on the “Future of Work” and created the “SMAC Stack” term, which became an industry standard. A highly sought after speaker, Malcolm has presented at various conclaves such as the World Economic Forum and SXSW. He is frequently quoted, is the subject of a Harvard Business School case study and was named “One of the most influential people in finance” by Risk Management Magazine.

Beyond his practical vision on AI and experience as a founder and CEO of three business ventures, Malcolm works closely with Cognizant clients to gain business advantage from large-scale digital transformation programs. He serves on the Board of Directors of FactSet Research Systems, Inc. (NYSE: FDS). Malcolm holds a Bachelor’s in Economics from Yale University.