On 22 October,2008 the 16th year of the Data quest IT person of the year was held in New Delhi.Smt.Sheila Dikshit Cheif Minister of Delhi was the Chief guest,Sir Richard Stagg, British High Commissioner was the Guest of Honour.
Mr.Lakshmi Narayanan,Vice president and ex-CEO of CTS(Cognizant Technology Solutions) was received the India's Corporate Prestigious award 'Dataquest IT Person of the Year award'.The award was presented to Lakshmi Narayanan by Ajai K Chowdhry, Chairman and CEO of HCL Infosystems. He was the former Dataquest award winner in 2007.
Cognizant,the first IT services company to be inducted in NASDAQ 100 is a Fortune 1000 company.
Lakshmi Narayanan began his carrier in TCS(Tata Consultancy Services).In 1994,Lakshmi Narayanan joined in CTS.He has been recently elected as the Chairman on NASSCOM (National Association of Software and Service Companies).