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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 03, 2018

If data is the new oil, Cambridge Analytica is a gusher Facebook needs to put out ... If you recall, the British Petroleum leased...

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Benjamin Pring |Mar 20, 2018

I’m frequently asked about how somebody should prepare themselves for the future of work. It’s a great question,...

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Benjamin Pring |Feb 15, 2018

In 1939, Albert Einstein wrote a letter to President Franklin D. Roosevelt. In it, he outlined and explained the emergence of...

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Benjamin Pring |Feb 07, 2018

There’s a lot of talk in the market these days about the need to keep “the human in the loop”. Analysts, journalists,...

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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 31, 2018

The theme of the recent World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos was Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World. These...

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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 25, 2018

At any other time of year, few people walking past Kramers Wine & Design store on the Promenade in Davos would guess it would...

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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 22, 2018

AI and automation are forever altering the workplace, but work isn’t going away anytime soon. Our recent webinar explored...

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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 12, 2018

At last year’s annual gathering of the World Economic Forum in Davos, there was a palpable sense of shock and disbelief...

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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 |Dec 28, 2017

As 2017 comes to an end, fear of the bot remains strong. In a year that’s seen an explosion of interest in all things AI,...

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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 |Dec 05, 2017

Picture these scenes; A 45 year old man in a call center, at 9:17pm on a Wednesday evening, sitting at his phone waiting for...

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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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Multiple Authors |Nov 15, 2017

21 Jobs of the Future: A Guide to Getting – and Staying – Employed Over the Next 10 Years Concern about a “jobless...

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Multiple Authors |Nov 15, 2017

Work is changing due to automation and AI, but it’s not going away. Based on the major macroeconomic, political, demographic,...

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