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Benjamin Pring

VP & Managing Director - 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. 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 |Aug 08, 2014

Last week Malcolm, Paul, and I sat on a panel discussion pulled together by the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation,...

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Benjamin Pring |Jul 28, 2014

A number of interactions I’ve had over the last few days have, when looked at through a Code Halos lens, beautifully illustrated...

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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 |Jul 15, 2014

If you’re following the fast moving developments around all Things, The Internet of, you’ve probably been struck...

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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 02, 2014

Congratulations! You are now managing your organization in a new age of empiricism. This is an incredible blessing.  And...

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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 22, 2014

I spent a day last week in San Francisco with the New York Time’s Thomas Friedman and hundreds of his closest personal...

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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 12, 2014

If you’re a pretty dedicated fitness type (like me) you’ve probably noticed the steady increase of technology into...

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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 |Jun 01, 2014

Those of you of a certain age will remember the scene in The Graduate where Dustin Hoffman’s character - Benjamin Braddock...

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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 |May 19, 2014

Do your HR processes look like this? Bob Bond is joining Son House in a post-sales support role. Bob is based in Boulder, Co....

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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 08, 2014

Recent, unconfirmed, reports http://cogniz.at/1qhFhaH suggest that Nike is in the processing of closing down, or at least scaling...

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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, 2014

We are in the middle of the most profound period of technological driven change in man’s history. Like the proverbial frogs...

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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 24, 2014

One of the biggest and potentially most exciting aspects of the new digital/virtual environments is the change in the nature...

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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 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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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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