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Benjamin Pring

Director of the Center for the Future of Work

Cognizant

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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 aspect 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 |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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Benjamin Pring |May 16, 2018

The mythos of the young person leaving home to find their fortune is as old as recorded history. And some. As early as Revelation...

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Multiple Authors |May 15, 2018

Traffic congestion marked by thick red lines on a Google Map. A browser that remembers your credit card code. Tracking down a...

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Benjamin Pring |Apr 17, 2018

One of the most intriguing tidbits from the future I’ve seen recently was this story from The Verge Apple virtual augmented...

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Benjamin Pring |Apr 03, 2018

If data is the new oil, Cambridge Analytica is a gusher Facebook needs to put out ... If you recall, the British Petroleum leased...

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