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Benjamin Pring

VP & Managing Director - 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. Thinkers 50 named him as “one of 30 management thinkers to watch in 2020”.

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 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, 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 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 |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

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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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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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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 19, 2014

If you’re old enough to remember, the phrase “Y2K” either brings back nightmarish memories or a yawn. My old...

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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 04, 2014

This may be very presumptuous of me; but here goes anyway! As you may have noticed the stars seem to be aligning around Alan...

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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 |Oct 15, 2014

In 2000 I wrote a short analyst note called “Is Salesforce.com a software company? No. Is Salesforce.com the future of...

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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 |Sep 18, 2014

I’ve been thinking a lot about the Humans Need Not Apply video recently and in doing so I keep looking at my lawnmower....

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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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Multiple Authors |Sep 03, 2014

Between watching all your friends and relatives doing the ALS ice bucket challenge recently, you may have stumbled across the...

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Benjamin Pring |Aug 18, 2014

Previously on UD …  Last week I reported on a recent trip to Washington to talk to wonks and wonkettes about Code...

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