Cognaize Awarded Rising Star Award at Hitachi Digital Services’ Shaping the Future of Finance: Fintech Competition

NEW YORK, April 4, 2024 --  Cognaize, the document automation company powered by hybrid intelligence, today announced it received the Rising Star Award at Hitachi Digital Services’ Shaping the Future of Finance: Fintech Competition that took place on March 26th in New York at the Harvard Club of New York City. The prestigious award extends the growing recognition of Cognaize’s unmatched AI innovation and solutions for financial services companies all over the world.

Hitachi Digital Services organized the event to provide a unique platform for emerging technology innovators to share their vision and insights with respected industry experts and leaders. At the event, Vahe Andonians, Cognaize’s founder and chief product and technology officer, delivered a 60-minute pitch on Cognaize and its AI platform and assistants, the first-of-its-kind solution that drives continuous improvement for financial services and makes transformative decisions that result in an ever-better business.

Vahe and the other contestants were judged by an esteemed panel of industry experts which included:

  • Bijoo George  – Former MD, Wellington Management Company, LLP
  • Dick Taggart – Former EVP & Head of Alpha Services, State Street
  • Gayathri Radhakrishnan – Partner, Hitachi Ventures
  • Jeff Flynn – Partner, Citi Ventures
  • Lynne Sawyer – MD, COO Wealth Management, BNY Mellon
  • Manan Mehta – Head of Quantitative Fixed Income Research, Northern Trust Wealth Management
  • Santanu Sengupta – Global Head, Data & AI Products, Nomura
  • Vineeta Kumar – Global Head of BFSI, Hitachi Digital Services

“It is a distinct honor for Cognaize to receive this award from some of the most impressive people in financial services and fintech,” said Vahe. It is gratifying that the value that Cognaize’s AI solutions are delivering to our customers is recognized, and we will continue to push the envelope for what is possible with our customers, the fintech market, and the AI industry.”