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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 |Apr 18, 2014

Why can’t everything in the world work like Hailo? If you’ve been in London recently you may have used Hailo https://hailocab.com...

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Benjamin Pring |Apr 11, 2014

I’ve just finished Michael Lewis’s new book – Flash Boys – about the High Frequency Traders who have...

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Benjamin Pring |Apr 06, 2014

As an imminent first time book author it might not surprise you to know that I’ve spent a fair bit of time over recent...

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Multiple Authors |Jan 30, 2014

Amazon beating Borders, Netflix beating Blockbuster, Apple beating Kodak, and the rise of companies like Google, LinkedIn, and...

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Multiple Authors |Jan 24, 2014

In a world full of Big Data, entire industries are being turned upside down by companies that harness the power of Code Halos....

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Benjamin Pring |Oct 15, 2013

The global media and entertainment industry has been one of the areas where future of work forces have had the most impact; incumbent...

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Multiple Authors |Jun 04, 2013

Today’s high-flying companies — the outliers in revenue growth and value creation — are winning with a new...

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President - Cognizant Digital Business at Cognizant

Multiple Authors |Jun 04, 2013

Illuminating Code HalosTM * Code HalosTM are important to us as individuals - most of us generate and share digital information...

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President - Cognizant Digital Business at Cognizant

Benjamin Pring |May 13, 2013

It is likely that many medical professionals will bristle at the idea of crowdsourcing diagnoses. After all, it takes years 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.

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Benjamin Pring |May 09, 2013

Perhaps with Syria, sequesters, gun control, immigration, and a $15bn trillion dollar economy to grow, thinking about "big data"...

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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 |Mar 06, 2013

Another interesting, provocative spotlight from Tom Friedman; this time on the future of university education. As a father 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.

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Benjamin Pring |Feb 21, 2013

The future of work is all about re-wiring work to make it better. There are few things in our modern world that need re-wiring...

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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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