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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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Benjamin Pring |Mar 30, 2020

Cognizant’s Ben Pring lends his voice to a series of discussions around the COVID-19 implications hosted by The Nantucket...

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Benjamin Pring |Mar 20, 2020

The coronavirus is changing our lives before our very eyes. How and where we work may be among the biggest disruptions. If you’re...

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Benjamin Pring |Mar 16, 2020

Unless you’ve been totally off the grid you’ll probably have noticed the world is all-a-twitter about Coronavirus....

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Benjamin Pring |Feb 07, 2020

I’ve just celebrated the twentieth anniversary of moving to America. In those 20 years, I’ve lived in four houses...

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Benjamin Pring |Jan 31, 2020

The annual WEF meeting in Davos was full of contradictions that we'll continue to grapple with in the future of work. 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 |Jan 27, 2020

What will it take to win and lead in the digital economy? Cognizant’s Center for the Future of Work along with experts...

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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 |Jan 24, 2020

From the Promenade to behind the velvet rope, here's what it's really like at the World Economic Forum's annual meeting in Davos....

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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 |Jan 24, 2020

Jobs of the Future Morph into Jobs of the Now The Fourth Industrial Revolution is changing the future of work for the 164 million...

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

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VP - Center for the Future of Work at Cognizant

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Multiple Authors |Jan 21, 2020

In collaboration with MIT Sloan Management Review, The New Leadership Playbook for the Digital Age: Reimaging What It Takes To...

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

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Carol Cohen

SVP - Talent Management and Development at Cognizant

Douglas A. Ready

Senior Lecturer at MIT Sloan School of Management

David Kiron

Executive Editor at MIT

Benjamin Pring |Jan 07, 2020

If you’re wondering what’s ahead for the future of work, read on. Below are 13* dynamics to pay attention to in the...

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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 |Dec 23, 2019

It’s lately become fashionable amongst those whose job it is to sit in a tank and think to pronounce on the need for businesses...

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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.

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Benjamin Pring |Dec 23, 2019

The upcoming World Economic Forum meeting in Davos promises to be eventful, with its prevailing focus on a resetting of capitalism...

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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.

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