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Benjamin Pring

Director of the Center for the Future of Work

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Ben Pring co-founded and leads Cognizant’s Center for the Future of Work. Ben is a co-author of the best-selling and award winning books, What To Do When Machines Do Everything (2017) and Code Halos; How the Digital Lives of People, Things, and Organizations are Changing the Rules of Business (2014).

Ben sits on the advisory board of the Labor and Work Life program at Harvard Law School. In 2018 Ben was a Bilderberg Meeting participant.

Ben joined Cognizant in 2011, from Gartner, where he spent 15 years researching and advising on areas such as Cloud Computing and Global Sourcing. Prior to Gartner Ben worked for a number of consulting companies including Coopers and Lybrand.

At Gartner Ben was the lead analyst on all things “Cloud”; he wrote the industry’s first research notes on Cloud Computing (in 1997!), and Salesforce.com (in 2001), and became well known for providing provocative but accurate predictions about the future of IT. In 2007, Ben won Gartner’s prestigious annual Thought Leader Award.

Ben’s expertise in helping clients see around corners, think the unthinkable, and calculate the compound annual growth rate of unintended consequences has made him an internationally recognized expert on leading edge technology and its intersection with business and society. His work has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, the London Times, Forbes, Fortune, the MIT Review, the Daily Telegraph, Quartz, Inc., Axios, the Australian, and the Economic Times.

Based in Boston since 2000, Ben graduated with a degree in Philosophy from Manchester University in the UK where he grew up.

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Benjamin Pring |Dec 17, 2018

Against the struggles of racism and sexism, ageism may seem a minor concern. But prejudice against older folks is a real issue...

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Benjamin Pring |Nov 20, 2018

Imagine a warm day. A beach. Tropical breezes blowing in from the ocean. Mountains in the distant. You run down to the surf....

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Multiple Authors |Oct 22, 2018

21 More Jobs of the Future: A Guide to Getting and Staying Employed through 2029 The future of work is at the heart of every...

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Multiple Authors |Oct 22, 2018

Last year, we proposed 21 jobs that will emerge in the next 10 years and be central to the future of work. This year, we present...

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Caroline Styr

Analyst CBC RTHCG at Cognizant

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Desmond Dickerson

Senior Consultant - Retail at Cognizant

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Euan Davis

AVP - Center for the Future of Work, EMEA at Cognizant

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Manish Bahl

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Michael Cook

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Benjamin Pring |Oct 09, 2018

Though few people who might ever read this article are under imminent threat of war, famine, or plague, anxiety amongst the bourgeoisie...

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Ben Pring co-founded and leads Cognizant’s Center for the Future of Work. Ben is a co-author of the best-selling and award.

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Benjamin Pring |Sep 26, 2018

It is widely understood, thanks to Stephen Colbert and others, that we are living in a “post-truth” world. What is...

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Ben Pring co-founded and leads Cognizant’s Center for the Future of Work. Ben is a co-author of the best-selling and award.

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Benjamin Pring |Sep 21, 2018

Unbelievably, it’s almost 25 years since my old man went to meet his maker. 25 years. As the esteemed British philosopher,...

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Ben Pring co-founded and leads Cognizant’s Center for the Future of Work. Ben is a co-author of the best-selling and award.

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Benjamin Pring |Aug 08, 2018

As the techlash continues to gather momentum, I wanted to share a perspective that seems to be being overlooked. It’s not...

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Ben Pring co-founded and leads Cognizant’s Center for the Future of Work. Ben is a co-author of the best-selling and award.

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Benjamin Pring |Jul 24, 2018

In 1831, Manchester Royal Infirmary in the UK used 50,000 leeches in treating the ill of the first great industrial city. Twenty...

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Ben Pring co-founded and leads Cognizant’s Center for the Future of Work. Ben is a co-author of the best-selling and award.

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Benjamin Pring |Jun 05, 2018

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the...

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Ben Pring co-founded and leads Cognizant’s Center for the Future of Work. Ben is a co-author of the best-selling and award.

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Multiple Authors |May 23, 2018

With every click we make online, our interests, preferences, intent and even location are revealed to those we trust –...

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Multiple Authors |May 23, 2018

With every click we make online, our interests, preferences, intent and even location are revealed to those we trust –...

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