Programmers’ Week: Get To Know Our Product Speakers

Softvisioners Alejo, Abhi and Gayathri share their expertise on the sixth day of Cognizant Softvision's largest tech event

For the first time this year, Programmers’ Week will feature Product Day, a day dedicated to learning about all things product-related, including demos, discussions on new product technologies and approaches, and successful implementations. Get to know a few of our speakers and tap into the Product superpower!

Alejo Romano

The seventh edition of Programmers’ Week is the first time Alejo Romano participates as a speaker. However, the Design & UX manager in Buenos Aires, Argentina, has worked on past editions with members of his community, helping to create and present meaningful subjects. 

On September 20, 2021, Product Day, Alejo will speak about a subject that’s on everyone’s minds: “In the age of quantification and technologically driven wisdom, we leave out creativity as an artistic afterthought,” he unveils.

The theme for this year’s event is #GoBeyond, and for Alejo, as a designer, it’s synonymous with not only helping ideate but also create better futures for us and our surroundings.

Don’t miss Alejo’s talk, “Creativity in the age of Overquantification”

When: Monday, September 20, 2PM EDT (55 minutes)

Abhi Garde

How do you align all the stakeholders and bring them onto the same page? Abhi Garde seems to have the answer. His 55-minute talk will further explore how to eliminate ambiguity, mitigate risk and accelerate outcomes with product mindset. 

With over 15 years of experience, Abhi is based in Melbourne, Australia, and is the Solutions Head of Cognizant Softvision APAC and leads the Product Engineering community of the region. 

For Abhi, going beyond means driving by value and delivering the outcomes in the best possible way. “I come from an entrepreneurial background,” says Abhi, adding, “What excites me is being able to bring those learnings to the customer so that we can reduce delivery risks, deliver the outcomes that the end consumers are desiring and help drive up the revenue and returns for our customers’ businesses.”

Don’t miss Abhi’s talk, “Eliminating ambiguity, Mitigating risks and Accelerating outcomes with Product mindset”

When: Monday, September 20, 11AM EAST (55 minutes)

Gayathri Raghunathan

With over 14 years of IT experience and a smile always on her face, Gayathri Raghunathan will turn her camera on for the first time at Programmers’ Week. During her presentation, the project manager from Bangalore, India, will talk about the end-to-end way of delivering the entire product, right from discovery until maintenance.

“Every stakeholder we are working with, expects us to go beyond in the product delivery and quality, which helps us grow, as well as our business. I always make an effort to deliver best in all my tasks, both personally and professionally, which I believe will give me the strength to lead my life in a positive and satisfied way,” Gayathri concludes. 

Don’t miss Gayathri’s talk, “Agile Way for Project Delivery”

When: Monday, September 20, 4AM GMT (55 minutes)

September 13-17 and September 20, 2021, Alejo, Abhi and Gayathri will join 100+ Softvisioners – delivering external Tech Talks during Programmers’ Week, a six-day event filled with amazing activities. The event honors all of Cognizant Softvision’s technical colleagues, their expertise, and the company culture, which continually encourages and empowers knowledge sharing.

Click HERE To Register For Programmers’ Week Talks!

After registering, users will receive log-in access details for our MyConnector site, where all the talks will be livestreamed. Once inside the platform, users can add all the talks of interest to their calendar.

About Programmers’ Week

What began as a way of recognizing the 256th day of the year, also known as International Programmers’ Day, Cognizant Softvision’s Programmers’ Week has now become a week-long celebration that honors those who bring invaluable expertise and insights to our company. 

Our largest technical event, Programmers’ Week is dedicated to the developers and software engineers from around the world who share their passion and commitment to engineering and delivering amazing software products. 

#GoBeyond with us. Join us for the seventh edition of Cognizant Softvision’s Programmers’ Week, filled with thought-provoking keynote speeches, enriching tech talks and discussions and meaningful connections.

Want to know what we have in store for Programmers’ Week 2021? Click here to see the full agenda.

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