Cognizant started as an in-house technology unit at Dun & Bradstreet company, who provides commercial data, analytics and financial services for businesses. At that time, Cognizant was focusing on implementing large-scale IT projects and starting from 1996 continued delivering services to external clients and gradually expanded its service portfolio.

In Latvia, Cognizant started to work in May 2018 after acquisition & partnership with Tele2. Cognizant Latvia is one of the latest editions of Cognizant delivery network in Europe, where the focus area is to deliver full cycle of IT services from nearshore locations in Europe. Cognizant Latvia focuses on delivering application development and application maintenance services to support their clients in becoming more digital. Cognizant Latvia is also a centre of excellence when it comes to agile methodologies.

With 15+ years of IT experience, the centre adds value through its rich domain knowledge as well as its broad technical expertise which is offered out of a geographical, GDPR and culturally aligned location, with the ability to deliver IT services from nearshore locations in Europe. Riga Delivery Center with its dedicated, multilingual IT and telecom specialists providing 24/7 maintenance and support, cross-functional agile teams, the capability to manage complex, large-scale transformation projects together with multi-country implementation and integration, make the centre something of a one-stop-shop for businesses and IT competence. From Riga, the company can provide robust, localized resources to better accommodate our clients’ needs as they transform their businesses for success in the digital economy.

“Riga is central to a number of our industry-leading clients, and a strong source of IT and digital skills talent. It is a good location due to its proximity to Nordics and Central Europe, strong academic community, and the possibility to leverage association with European companies.” - Santosh Thomas, President, Global Growth Markets, Cognizant

“As many of the services are generic, we can provide the full range of IT services also to businesses outside telecom.” - Kim Leandersson, Head of Cognizant Riga Delivery Center

Origin country:   USA
In Latvia since:   2018
Number of employees (2020):    250+ 


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