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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 |Jul 13, 2017

We are in the midst of an under-reported work crisis. Not an employment crisis – unemployment levels in the G7 are at historic...

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Benjamin Pring |Jun 19, 2017

Regular readers will know that we here at the Center for the Future of Work like to brand ourselves as “thinkers of the...

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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 22, 2017

According to Forrester Research, the global technology industry is worth just shy of $3 trillion. Some estimates suggest that...

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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 |Apr 28, 2017

In writing What to Do When Machines Do Everything we met with lots of different people on the forefront of developing and deploying...

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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 |Apr 25, 2017

Central to the election of President Trump, the populist support of Brexit, and the distrust of so many institutions at the heart...

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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 |Apr 11, 2017

A lot of people are talking a lot about AI at the moment (including yours truly http://amzn.to/2oyH3c7) but nobody’s stopped...

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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 |Apr 05, 2017

As the great Danish physicist, Niels Bohr, put it, “Prediction is very difficult, especially if it’s about the future”....

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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 28, 2017

Look into the future. Stare at it. Let your mind wander. Tell me, what do you see? Do you see possibility, opportunity, a blank...

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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 21, 2017

Given the trajectory artificial intelligence is on, machines will soon do everything that people do today. In a world of increasingly...

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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 |Mar 16, 2017

We look at the insurance industry. Our research shows that insurers are highly aware of the need to rethink their processes,...

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VP - Insurance Global Strategy and Managing Client Partner at Cognizant

Multiple Authors |Feb 22, 2017

What To Do When Machines Do Everything Discussing the ways digital machines and artificial intelligence (AI) will change our...

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Paul Roehrig

Co-Founder - Center for the Future of Work at Cognizant

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President - Cognizant Digital Business at Cognizant

Benjamin Pring |Jan 30, 2017

For those of us in the futurology business the concept of disruption has long been a central organizing principle of how we look...

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