RELEASE: Cognizant joins Shopify and Google Cloud to transform enterprise retail

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Alliance combines the strength of Shopify's leading commerce platform with Google Cloud's leading AI infrastructure and delivery by Cognizant's retail technology experts

TEANECK, N.J., April 9, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Cognizant has announced a strategic alliance with Shopify and Google Cloud to drive digital transformation and platform modernization for global retailers and brands. The alliance focuses on bringing together the power of Shopify's leading commerce platform, Google Cloud's core cloud infrastructure, and customer delivery from Cognizant's retail technology advisory and implementation specialists.

The driving force behind this alliance is the need for retailers to modernize and implement new technologies to offer customers real-time recommendations, purchasing assistance and personalized offers. The goal of this combined offering is to drive modernization for retailers to unlock business value from technologies such as generative AI.

The joint offering will help retail companies facing challenges in personalizing the customer experience, scaling their operations globally and modernizing their commerce platforms. By using Shopify's commerce operating system, built on Google Cloud, along with Google Cloud's broad set of offerings, brands will have the foundational technology needed for Cognizant to execute impactful digital transformation and deliver benefits across a wide range of scenarios. retailers.

"We are excited to align with Shopify and Google Cloud to transform the commerce experience for retail businesses, offering a path to platform, technology and cloud modernization powered by generative AI in one place," said Sushant Warikoo, senior vice president and head of Cognizant's retail business unit. "Our goal is to unlock a set of commerce capabilities for retail businesses of all sizes and address the future-focused trends important to retailers and customers alike, including seamless and hyper-adapted customer journeys, assistants of AI personal shopping, fraud mitigation, sustainability and more.”

"Shopify and Google Cloud have a long-standing relationship. Together we specialize in bringing leading commerce solutions to market that help businesses modernize, scale and innovate at speed," said Ritu Khanna, VP of Partnerships at Shopify. "Now, with Cognizant as a distribution partner, we can unlock the transformation businesses need to drive growth."

"Consumer expectations are changing more rapidly as Generative AI evolves the nature of digital experiences," said Carrie Tharp, vice president of strategic industries at Google Cloud. "This new offering can help retailers more quickly and easily modernize their e-commerce experience on the world's leading retail platform with the latest digital and AI innovations."

To learn more about Cognizant's offerings for retail, visit here, Shopify, visit here, and Google Cloud, visit here.

About CognizantCognizant (Nasdaq: CTSH) designs modern businesses. We help our clients modernize technology, reimagine processes, and transform experiences so they can stay ahead in a rapidly changing world. Together, we are improving everyday life. See how at or @cognizant.

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