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Benjamin Pring

VP, Head of Thought Leadership & Managing Director - Center for the Future of Work

Cognizant

E About Benjamin Pring

Ben Pring is the head of thought leadership at Cognizant, co-founded and leads Cognizant’s Center for the Future of Work, and is a member of Cognizant’s Executive Leadership Team. 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). His latest book, Monster: Taming the Machines that Rules our Lives, Jobs, and Future will be out in early 2021.

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 was named as one of 30 management thinkers to watch in 2020 by Thinkers 50. He was recently named a leading influencer on the future of work by Onalytica.

Ben joined Cognizant in 2011, from Gartner, where he spent 15 years researching and advising on areas such as Cloud Computing and Global Sourcing. In 2007, Ben won Gartner’s prestigious Thought Leader Award. Prior to Gartner Ben worked for a number of consulting companies including Coopers and Lybrand.

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 Harvard Business Review, the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, the London Times, BBC’s News Night, PBS’s News Hour, the Drucker Forum Report, Business Insider, Forbes, Fortune, The Sun, the MIT Review, the Daily Telegraph, the Daily Mail, Parade, the Times of India, Quartz, Inc., Axios, the Australian, and the Economic Times.

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

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Multiple Authors |Nov 23, 2020

The Work Ahead is a research series providing insight and guidance on how organizations are evolving to the next stage of their...

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Benjamin Pring |Nov 23, 2020

Ben Pring spoke on the topic of social media during the webinar “Taming Social Media – Before It Eats Us Alive” for the Big Idea...

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Benjamin Pring |Oct 22, 2020

Our recent research reveals that organizations are reassessing the pros and cons of captive services. The advantages –...

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Benjamin Pring |Oct 21, 2020

Picture the scene. It’s a summer Saturday morning. Camden, North London. 1978. I’m 15 years old. I look at the new...

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Benjamin Pring |Aug 31, 2020

We started working on what turned out to be What to Do When Machines Do Everything in 2015. Debates were beginning to heat up...

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Benjamin Pring |Aug 05, 2020

In a world that we increasingly experience through screens, things seem increasingly unreal; Fake sports fans – though...

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Multiple Authors |Jul 30, 2020

It’s May 2025, and the Cognizant Center for the Future of Work is looking back at the months and years following the COVID-19...

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VP, Head of Thought Leadership & Managing Director - Center for the Future of Work at Cognizant

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Euan Davis

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

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Robert Brown

VP - Center for the Future of Work at Cognizant

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Manish Bahl

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

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Desmond Dickerson

Manager - Center for the Future of Work at Cognizant

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Michael Cook

Senior Manager - Center for the Future of Work, EMEA at Cognizant

Alan Alper

VP - Global Thought Leadership Programs at Cognizant

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Caroline Styr

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

Benjamin Pring |Jun 30, 2020

COVID-19 will change everything -- and the way we work and learn will be no exception. Will the traditional office structure...

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Ben Pring is the head of thought leadership at Cognizant, co-founded and leads Cognizant’s Center for the Future of Work, and.

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Benjamin Pring |Jun 23, 2020

This weekend, the President of the United States held a badly attended rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma. On the other side of the world,...

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Ben Pring is the head of thought leadership at Cognizant, co-founded and leads Cognizant’s Center for the Future of Work, and.

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Benjamin Pring |Jun 16, 2020

As senior managers assess the fallout of the pandemic, top priorities range from accelerating digital initiatives amid cost-cutting...

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Ben Pring is the head of thought leadership at Cognizant, co-founded and leads Cognizant’s Center for the Future of Work, and.

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Multiple Authors |Jun 12, 2020

This special edition of From/To is a snapshot of how millions of people around the world are living and working today –...

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VP, Head of Thought Leadership & Managing Director - Center for the Future of Work at Cognizant

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Euan Davis

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

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Robert Brown

VP - Center for the Future of Work at Cognizant

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Manish Bahl

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

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Desmond Dickerson

Manager - Center for the Future of Work at Cognizant

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Michael Cook

Senior Manager - Center for the Future of Work, EMEA at Cognizant

Alan Alper

VP - Global Thought Leadership Programs at Cognizant

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Caroline Styr

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

Multiple Authors |May 28, 2020

Harvard Business Review features Cognizant’s 21 HR Jobs of the Future Getting – and Staying – Employed in HR...

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VP, Head of Thought Leadership & Managing Director - Center for the Future of Work at Cognizant

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Robert Brown

VP - Center for the Future of Work at Cognizant

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Caroline Styr

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

Jeanne Meister

Managing Partner at Future Workplace


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