Teaneck, N.J. — Cabot Corp. will partner with Cognizant, an information technology consulting company, to help the chemical and specialty materials supplier revamp its digital operations.
Cognizant will handle application development, maintenance, infrastructure construction and operations services for Cabot, allowing for automation, iCloud, AI and self-service digitization.
"We were looking for a trusted partner that understands our business and would not only transform how we deliver services, but also stimulate and re-imagine the art of the possible with innovative thinking in support of our accelerated digitalization," said Ivan Skerl, Cabot's vice president and chief digital and information officer. "Cognizant's track record in global delivery, high standards of customer satisfaction and demonstrated capabilities in driving transformational programs gave us confidence in their ability to deliver us a competitive advantage.
"Furthermore, successful digitalization will enable us to better execute upon our strategic growth priorities."
Cognizant's chief focus with Cabot will be "harnessing the power of digital technologies," and as such will allow Cabot to become leaner and more efficient, building business partnerships with a data-driven approach.
"Cabot understands that investing and refocusing resources toward digital initiatives are crucial to reinforcing the company's industry leadership and position as an innovative partner to its global business lines," said Saurabh Mehta, Cognizant's global head of manufacturing, logistics, energy and utilities. "Cognizant is proud to support Cabot's multi-year transformation journey, helping drive digital innovation with its customers and generating strong cash flows through efficiency and optimization."