"Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes."
|Phase I||Registration and Executive Summary: To compete in the Smart|
Business Plan Contest, the teams will need to register and submit a
short Executive Summary of their business proposal for Cognizant.
|Phase II||Semifinals: The Top 12 teams in Phase I will advance to the contest's|
semifinals. Each team will be mentored by a Cognizant Business
Consulting Manager and will submit an updated Executive Summary of
the business plan for evaluation by the judges. The teams will also get
to present their plan to the Cognizant judges in the respective locations
(either face-to-face or through videoconferencing).
|Phase III||Finals: The top 4 teams short-listed at the end of Phase II will advance to|
the contest finals, where they will present their idea to the Senior Leadership
of Cognizant and get an opportunity to win the big prize.
|Cash Prizes indicated above are pre-tax amounts and will be subjected to applicable and|
appropriate tax deductions before payout.