Cognizant to manage Nike’s global technology operations

Cognizant and Nike this week announced a new agreement where the Teaneck-based information technology solutions company will transform and support Nike’s technology operations.

Building on the companies’ 14-year history of collaboration, this new agreement will consolidate several of Nike’s existing IT support functions already in place, with Cognizant serving Nike across 230-plus locations in more than 40 countries.

Cognizant said it will support Nike’s customers and partners, as well as its 70,000 employees, through three key areas of technology operations: multilingual IT customer service, deskside and dispatch depot, as well as application and infrastructure support.

As part of the new five-year agreement, Cognizant will offer onsite and remote support across locations worldwide for resolving all hardware issues for employees, from laptops to work phones. Additionally, through Level 1 & 2 support, Cognizant will provide engineering and backend solutions for all of Nike’s enterprisewide applications, including mobile apps, computer software and

“We are excited to help drive exceptional customer, employee and partner experiences at Nike by leveraging hyper-automation, AI and process reengineering,” Sushant Warikoo, head of Cognizant’s Retail Industry Business Unit, said. “By bridging our retail industry and technology expertise together with our 14-year knowledge of Nike’s business, we are able to equip them with the advanced IT capabilities required to support their global growth and ensure seamless technology experiences for all.”

Cognizant is expected to deliver several key capabilities for Nike over the next five years, including new self-service capabilities, improved service productivity and significant cost savings.

Cognizant and Nike’s collaboration is anticipated to continue furthering Nike’s digital transformation momentum, which has been driven by a continued investment in capabilities that accelerate product innovation, unmatched brand distinction and deep personal connections with Nike consumers globally.