Cognizant CEO to Deliver Innovation Lecture

Madison, NJ (October 27, 2011) ó Fairleigh Dickinson Universityís Rothman Institute of Entrepreneurship will host Francisco DíSouza, the President and CEO of Cognizant, a leading global provider of information technology, consulting, and business process outsourcing services, for the sixth annual CEO Innovation Lecture. The event will take place on Friday, November 18, and will be held in Hennessy Hall, at FDUís College at Florham in Madison, NJ, from 9:00 - 10:00 am.

DíSouzaís presentation, ďLeading Through Uncertainty,Ē runs from 9 to 10 a.m. and will be preceded by breakfast and registration at 8:00 a.m.

At Cognizant, DíSouzaís leadership inspires more than 111,000 business and technology professionals who manage projects delivered from 40 countries. Since his promotion to CEO in 2007, company revenues have tripled to more than $4.5 billion fueling Cognizantís rise to the Fortune 500, where it debuted at number 484 earlier this year.

Francisco was named one of the nationís best CEOs in Institutional Investorís 2011 and 2010 All-America Executive Team ranking. He also received an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award and serves on the Board of Trustees of Carnegie Mellon University and The New York Hall of Science.

Part of the Silberman College of Business since 1989, the mission of the Rothman Institute for Entrepreneurship is to teach and support entrepreneurship and innovation in the academic, business and nonprofit communities. An outstanding entrepreneurship curriculum taught by an excellent faculty has helped make the academic program among the top programs in the nation.

The public is invited to attend and registration is required. Admission is $50 for those who pre-register by November 14, and $75 at the door (space permitting). For more information or to register, visit or call the Rothman Institute at 973-443-8842. 

FDUís College at Florham is at 285 Madison Ave., Madison, N.J. 

For more than 60 years, Fairleigh Dickinson University has been a leading force in preparing world citizens. Founded in 1942, Fairleigh Dickinson has grown into the largest private university in New Jersey, with more than 12,000 students.

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