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IT Visionaries

May 21, 2020

For much of his life, Allen Shaheen had no desire for a career in the technology industry. But as time passed — and thanks to some helpful nudges from his parents — much like peanut butter and jelly, Allen and technology naturally gravitated toward one another. Today Allen serves as the Executive Vice President of Digital Engineering at Cognizant, a company he has been with for almost 15 years. On this episode of IT Visionaries, Allen talks about his evolving relationship with technology, how companies are adapting to and embracing technology more than ever, and why reinvesting in STEM programs is the only way to ensure a prosperous future.

3 Key Takeaways

  • Companies that don’t have a digital footprint, need to change their business model
  • STEM programs are a necessity to continue to fuel technology advancements
  • Products do not need to be perfect before it gets to the user. Speed and dynamic feedback are what matters


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