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Conversational AI Practice Leader | Associate Vice President | Cognizant

Matthew SmithTechnology that helps people work smarter and makes our lives better is a theme which has been a part of my entire career. Continuing that trend, at Cognizant I am responsible for our Conversational AI practice, a team dedicated to helping companies understand, prepare for and benefit from a new class of technologies enabling a new industrial revolution.

 

Career History

Before Cognizant I was a practicing entrepreneur with long time friend and business partner Dan Hudson.  In 2007, launching a company providing sales and marketing programs for outsourcing companies, and in 2012 a firm delivering RPA (robotic process automation) consulting, software and services.  Prior to the start ups I held positions as VP alliance sales with BancTec (SourceHOV), VP of sales and marketing director at CompuCom, and account executive with Vanstar and NYNEX Business Centers.

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Industry Roles

I have served on the leadership board of the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals for both the Tools and Technology chapter and the Robotic Process Automation chapter (the latter I have helped launch). I have been a member of the Marketing Automation Software Advisory Board, founder / co-chair of Dallas Social Media Breakfast and past chair of the Outsourcing Institute’s Road Show Series.

Leisure Time

When unplugged from the work world I spend every minute possible with my family. Our life is as fast-paced as everyone’s these days, but in our free time we play golf, squeeze in road trips to fun places near and far, hang out by the pool on hot days and watch our favorite shows together in the evenings.  My other loves are smoking BBQ, cold beer and college football.  Stop by on a Saturday in the fall and I’m likely hanging out with my dad and cheering on the Florida State Seminoles.

Thanks for visiting.  I hope you get some value from the site, or at least crack a smile here and there!

Matt