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Benjamin Pring

Director of the Center for the Future of Work

Cognizant

E About 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 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 |May 03, 2019

Is data really the new oil? Can we trust what we read? Will clicks replace bricks? Will we be replaced by robots? Will there...

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Multiple Authors |Apr 24, 2019

In 2017, Cognizant proposed 21 jobs that will emerge in the next 10 years and be central to the future of work. In 2018, we presented...

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Benjamin Pring |Mar 12, 2019

As the techlash continues to gather momentum, and as legislators in Washington and Brussels start to sharpen their pencils, I...

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Multiple Authors |Feb 22, 2019

Diverse groups of people and an inclusive corporate culture are needed to design tomorrow's technology and AI standards. Are...

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Benjamin Pring |Feb 12, 2019

I wonder how many people standing on railway platforms this morning, waiting for the 7:36 to take them from their suburb to their...

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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 |Jan 29, 2019

Back home on Cape Cod, Davos 2019 already seems an age ago. So before the happenings of last week entirely fade from my overly...

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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.

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Benjamin Pring |Jan 23, 2019

In his famous 1962 book “The Structure of Scientific Revolutions,” Thomas Kuhn outlined how changes in orthodoxies...

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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 |Jan 16, 2019

The World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos this year will be the epicenter of two of the world’s most important trends:...

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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.

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Multiple Authors |Jan 09, 2019

Work will change more in the next decade than it has in the previous century. And despite fears of a jobless future, there will...

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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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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 |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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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.

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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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Director of the 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 at Cognizant

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Michael Cook

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

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Caroline Styr

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

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Desmond Dickerson

Manager - Center for the Future of Work at Cognizant

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