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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 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 |Jul 21, 2015

While we wait for the Apple Car, here’s another idea for Tim and Jonny to noodle on (you’re welcome fellas); perhaps...

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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.

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Benjamin Pring |Jul 09, 2015

On my travels talking to executives about the world of digital and Code Halos I’ve noticed an interesting disconnect. On...

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Benjamin Pring

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.

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Benjamin Pring |Jun 18, 2015

Amidst all of the existential questioning of the modern world that pervades the media (and our dinner parties) at the moment,...

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Benjamin Pring

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.

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Benjamin Pring |May 29, 2015

The most impactful book that I’ve read about business recently is one that’s got nothing to do with business. The...

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Benjamin Pring

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.

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Benjamin Pring |Apr 27, 2015

As the co-director of Cognizant’s Center for the Future of Work and the parent of two teenage children thinking about the...

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Benjamin Pring

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.

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Benjamin Pring |Apr 13, 2015

I’ve been thinking a lot about two statistics I’ve heard recently, one from a colleague, the other from a client;...

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Benjamin Pring

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.

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Benjamin Pring |Mar 24, 2015

Wandering the electronics aisles of my local big box retailer the other day (no names, but you can probably guess who) as Cost...

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Benjamin Pring

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.

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Benjamin Pring |Mar 13, 2015

In this era of arbitrage and automation the one thing, so conventional wisdom has it, that will keep us safe when things go bump...

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Benjamin Pring

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.

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Benjamin Pring |Feb 24, 2015

As the digital revolution has gathered momentum, it has become widely understood that the “digital customer experience”...

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Benjamin Pring

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.

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Benjamin Pring |Feb 16, 2015

For Christmas Santa Claus brought me an iRobot Roomba 650 vacuum cleaner. It’s fabulous. I’m really not sure I’ve...

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Benjamin Pring

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.

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Benjamin Pring |Feb 03, 2015

Over Christmas I was back in England enjoying the holiday season with family and friends. In the very pretty village of Winchelsea,...

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Benjamin Pring

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.

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Benjamin Pring |Nov 28, 2014

Every day brings new evidence that we’re seemingly doomed to lose the race against the machine; now even the quants have...

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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.

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