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Benjamin Pring

Director of the 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.

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 |Jun 20, 2016

One of the most frequent questions I get on my travels is “what should my kids study and/or do early in their career to...

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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 04, 2016

Amazon’s unanticipated success with Echo – try getting hold of one at the moment! – has begun an interesting...

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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 07, 2016

As a minor representative of the Earth bound, life based form, commonly known as a “human being,” I think a lot –...

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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 |Mar 29, 2016

As someone who’s worked remotely for the last 17 years at companies leveraging “flat world” principles http://amzn.to/1j6j1yN...

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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 |Feb 23, 2016

The music industry has been the canary in the coal mine of digital disruption over the last 25 years. From the launch 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 |Feb 03, 2016

“Computers are useless; they can only give you answers”. Pablo Picasso For anyone paying attention – as I know,...

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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 22, 2016

Here’s a question for you; what do the following quotes from the news this week have in common? “In 2014, for the...

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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 23, 2015

So, as 2015 winds down and re-runs of It’s a Wonderful Life beckon it’s that time of year again; to think –...

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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 |Dec 16, 2015

2015 has been an incredible year for “Digital” as the pace of adoption and transformation has accelerated. 2016 is...

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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 |Nov 18, 2015

As Cloud Computing approaches its 18th birthday, it’s a good moment to consider what comes next. Given that “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 |Nov 10, 2015

With due acknowledgment of the shoulders I’m standing on – Marcel Proust and Graydon Carter take a bow – I...

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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 |Nov 03, 2015

Two vignettes that illustrate how fast the world is changing ... --------------------------- SCENE ONE A corporate meeting room....

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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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