Manish Bahl

Senior Director - Center for the Future of Work

Cognizant Technology Solutions

Manish heads the Center for the Future of Work (cFOW) in Asia Pacific and is responsible to develop original thought leadership content related to Code Halos, Digital Transformation, and the Future of Work. He works closely with senior IT and business decision makers as well as industry stakeholders to provide vision and leadership on digital transformation, and its impact on business, people, technology and culture.

Manish has over 14 years of research, advisory and business strategy experience. His professional expertise spans business technology strategy and planning, C-level thought leadership, innovation, and sales & marketing. He most recently served as Vice President, Country Manager with Forrester India where he provided strategic guidance and advice to Forrester clients and drove Forresters growth in Asia Pacific. His research covered IT strategy, strengthening the linkage between business and technology, disruptive start-ups, and the overall technology services market in Asia Pacific. Manish was also instrumental in the brand development for Forrester in Asia Pacific that led the company to win the Business Technology Research CIO-Choice award in early 2014.

Manish has been widely quoted in the press, including such media outlets as The Wall Street Journal, Economic Times, Ciol, and others. He is a frequent keynote speaker at national and international conferences. He did his post-graduate work in International Business from SCDL and holds a Bachelors degree from University of Delhi, India.

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