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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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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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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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Benjamin Pring |Jan 20, 2017

The second hottest topic of conversation in World Economic Forum (WEF) conference rooms and Davos restaurants this week: What...

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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 13, 2017

As we approach this year’s annual meeting of the World Economic Forum, a new economy – a digital economy –...

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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 12, 2017

2017 is set to be a big year for the digitally transforming. To check you’re on course, take this quick and dirty self-diagnostic,...

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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

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 |Oct 24, 2016

"The great benefit of computer sequencers is that they remove the issue of skill, and replace it with the issue of judgment."...

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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 |Oct 16, 2016

With new machines and new business models based on information, the rules of the game are being rewritten. In this, the first...

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Multiple Authors |Oct 16, 2016

With new machines and new business models based on information, the rules of the game are being rewritten. In this, the first...

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Benjamin Pring |Aug 19, 2016

A few years ago, I had the good fortune to have dinner at the Goldeneye Hotel in Jamaica. With a name like that, you won’t...

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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 |Aug 08, 2016

“Why did music hall die out? Because it was sh-te”. Alexei Sayle The nostalgics who are clogging up your group, department,...

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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 |Jun 24, 2016

The $26bn acquisition of Linked-In by Microsoft last week is a bit of a digital Rorschach test. To some folks I’ve talked...

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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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