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Manish Bahl

Senior Director - Center for the Future of Work

Cognizant Technology Solutions

E About Manish Bahl

Manish heads the Center for the Future of Work (cFOW) in Asia Pacific and is responsible to develop original thought leadership content related to Code Halos, Digital Transformation, and the Future of Work. He works closely with senior IT and business decision makers as well as industry stakeholders to provide vision and leadership on digital transformation, and its impact on business, people, technology and culture.

Manish has over 14 years of research, advisory and business strategy experience. His professional expertise spans business technology strategy and planning, C-level thought leadership, innovation, and sales & marketing. He most recently served as Vice President, Country Manager with Forrester India where he provided strategic guidance and advice to Forrester clients and drove Forresters growth in Asia Pacific. His research covered IT strategy, strengthening the linkage between business and technology, disruptive start-ups, and the overall technology services market in Asia Pacific. Manish was also instrumental in the brand development for Forrester in Asia Pacific that led the company to win the Business Technology Research CIO-Choice award in early 2014.

Manish has been widely quoted in the press, including such media outlets as The Wall Street Journal, Economic Times, Ciol, and others. He is a frequent keynote speaker at national and international conferences. He did his post-graduate work in International Business from SCDL and holds a Bachelors degree from University of Delhi, India.

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Manish Bahl |Jul 10, 2018

Human skills (problem-solving, creativity, abstract thinking, adapting to changing conditions, empathy, and so on) are not new;...

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Manish Bahl |Jun 20, 2018

Although nearly 6,000 pedestrians were killed by vehicles in 2017, hardly any of these tragedies made national or global headlines....

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Manish Bahl |Jun 07, 2018

Within the next few years, every industry and business will be fundamentally reimagined and rewired as a result of the impact...

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Manish Bahl |May 29, 2018

The world around us is full of choices: Burger or pizza? Hawaii or Maldives? Gym or yoga? Coffee or tea? Sedan or SUV? Chinese...

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Manish Bahl |Apr 27, 2018

Last week, I attended the Wall Street Journal event, D.Live Asia, in Hong Kong. It was a great opportunity to connect with an...

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Manish Bahl |Apr 12, 2018

In 2016, the Center for the Future of Work released The Business Value of Trust, a report highlighting how and why established...

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Manish Bahl |Mar 06, 2018

Sci-fi movies and TV shows have long been a part of our lives. In fact, for many of us, our wildest dreams are powered by the...

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Multiple Authors |Feb 22, 2018

In Part 1 of this series we discussed the trust crisis businesses are facing today and how to kick start the development of your...

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Senior Director - Center for the Future of Work at Cognizant Technology Solutions

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Multiple Authors |Feb 16, 2018

In 2016, the Center for the Future of Work released The Business Value of Trust, a report highlighting how and why established...

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Senior Director - Center for the Future of Work at Cognizant Technology Solutions

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Nathan Kinch

Partner at >X

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Manish Bahl |Jan 31, 2018

As highlighted in my earlier report, The Business Value of Trust, we face a serious problem today: Established brands are increasingly...

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Manish heads the Center for the Future of Work (cFOW) in Asia Pacific and is responsible to develop original thought leadership.

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Manish Bahl |Jan 25, 2018

One doesn’t need to be a geek to understand that the IoT will produce a tectonic shift in the way we live, work, and run...

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Manish heads the Center for the Future of Work (cFOW) in Asia Pacific and is responsible to develop original thought leadership.

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Manish Bahl |Dec 27, 2017

For decades, businesses have followed the charter of relentlessly cutting down their IT costs. As a result, IT leaders constantly...

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Manish heads the Center for the Future of Work (cFOW) in Asia Pacific and is responsible to develop original thought leadership.

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Manish Bahl |Dec 20, 2017

To date, I have lost count of the number of media articles and experts’ commentaries proclaiming, “data is the new...

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Manish Bahl |Dec 14, 2017

Unless you live in a cave and have never touched a smartphone or computer, you probably know that it’s impossible not to...

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Manish Bahl |Dec 12, 2017

The meaning of collaboration has evolved over time. The first email was sent in 1971 and after that, the Internet age completely...

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Manish Bahl |Dec 05, 2017

With its dynamic socioeconomic landscape, solid interconnectivity, massive digitization of payment solutions and consistent regulatory...

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Manish Bahl |Nov 23, 2017

In the past, jobs were stable, linear, and singular—people chose one path and pursued it from college to retirement. Today,...

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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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Benjamin Pring

Co-Founder and Managing Director - Center for the Future of Work at Cognizant Technology Solutions

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Euan Davis

AVP - Center for the Future of Work, EMEA at Cognizant Technology Solutions

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Senior Director - Center for the Future of Work at Cognizant Technology Solutions

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Michael Cook

Senior Manager - Center for the Future of Work, EMEA at Cognizant Technology Services

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AVP - Center for the Future of Work at Cognizant Technology Solutions

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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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Benjamin Pring

Co-Founder and Managing Director - Center for the Future of Work at Cognizant Technology Solutions

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AVP - Center for the Future of Work, EMEA at Cognizant Technology Solutions

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Senior Director - Center for the Future of Work at Cognizant Technology Solutions

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Michael Cook

Senior Manager - Center for the Future of Work, EMEA at Cognizant Technology Services

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AVP - Center for the Future of Work at Cognizant Technology Solutions

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Manish Bahl |Oct 30, 2017

As the digital economy expands, cybersecurity threats will multiply. Companies that think cybersecurity is an IT problem have...

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Manish heads the Center for the Future of Work (cFOW) in Asia Pacific and is responsible to develop original thought leadership.

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Manish Bahl |Sep 27, 2017

For decades, IT has followed the theory of “Why fix what’s not broken?” This approach led to the massive accumulation...

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Manish Bahl |Sep 20, 2017

As Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff rightly said, “Speed is the new currency of business. If you’re not going fast...

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Manish Bahl |Aug 24, 2017

The amount of change expected in the next few years is daunting, relentless and coming fast. The next five years will drive more...

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Manish Bahl |Aug 21, 2017

IT that matters in the new machine age prioritizes cybersecurity, innovation, time-to-market and customer experience over cost-cutting,...

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Manish Bahl |Aug 16, 2017

In an experiment designed to teach a bot how to negotiate with humans, Facebook’s AI researchers found that haggling bots...

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Manish Bahl |Jul 28, 2017

"Even if you have the best in class product if you're number three in launching your product then you've just lost 50% of the...

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Manish Bahl |Jul 05, 2017

Who will win in the digital economy? It will come down to survival of the fastest. The pace of business change has intensified...

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Manish Bahl |Jul 02, 2017

Who will win in the digital economy? It will come down to survival of the fastest. Here’s how traditional businesses can...

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Manish Bahl |Jun 28, 2017

Within the next few years, as we all know, every industry and every business will be fundamentally re-imagined and re-wired with...

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Manish heads the Center for the Future of Work (cFOW) in Asia Pacific and is responsible to develop original thought leadership.

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Manish Bahl |Jun 15, 2017

When it comes to digital, the scales have fallen from the eyes. Digital technologies are now at the heart of the tasks performed...

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Manish Bahl |May 25, 2017

We are on the cusp of Artificial Intelligence (AI) becoming the norm, thanks to the falling cost of computing power, the availability...

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Manish Bahl |May 22, 2017

Although the digital revolution has been around for over 70 years, in very real terms it’s only just getting going now....

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Manish heads the Center for the Future of Work (cFOW) in Asia Pacific and is responsible to develop original thought leadership.

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Manish Bahl

Manish heads the Center for the Future of Work (cFOW) in Asia Pacific and is responsible to develop original thought leadership.

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Manish Bahl |Apr 06, 2017

I am starting to believe that “thank you” is the most under-appreciated and underused phrase by humans when it comes...

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Manish heads the Center for the Future of Work (cFOW) in Asia Pacific and is responsible to develop original thought leadership.

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Manish Bahl |Mar 22, 2017

The rise of artificial intelligence (AI) is the great story of our time, thanks to the ever-falling cost of computing and the...

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Manish Bahl |Mar 03, 2017

I am fortunate to be in a position in which I have copious opportunities to work with business and technology leaders to help...

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Manish Bahl |Feb 22, 2017

Hardly a week goes by without distressing news of automated machines displacing humans from the workforce. If questions such...

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Manish Bahl |Feb 17, 2017

Unless you live in a cave and have never touched a smartphone or computer, you may already know that it’s impossible not...

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Manish heads the Center for the Future of Work (cFOW) in Asia Pacific and is responsible to develop original thought leadership.

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Manish Bahl |Feb 01, 2017

One doesn’t need to be a geek to understand that the IoT will produce a tectonic shift in the way we live, work, and run...

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Manish heads the Center for the Future of Work (cFOW) in Asia Pacific and is responsible to develop original thought leadership.

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Multiple Authors |Dec 12, 2016

Banking and financial services organizations are already using digital to rewrite their future. Our research shows these businesses...

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AVP - Cognizant Business Consulting’s Banking and Financial Services at Cognizant Technology Solutions

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Vineet Malhotra

SVP and Global Consulting Leader of Cognizant Business Consulting’s Banking and Financial Services at Cognizant Technology Solutions

Manish Bahl |Oct 17, 2016

Asia Pacific businesses are investing more in digital than their counterparts around the world — and unlocking far greater...

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Manish Bahl |Oct 17, 2016

Asia Pacific businesses are investing more in digital than their counterparts around the world — and unlocking far greater...

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Manish Bahl |Sep 14, 2016

Reassembling your digital initiatives is crucial for any company hoping to compete in the digital age — in fact, it’s...

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Manish Bahl |Sep 06, 2016

Companies across industries are allured by algorithms to find the next business opportunity with consumers. Google (for searches),...

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Manish Bahl |Aug 16, 2016

We have come to assume that companies will leverage our personal data to provide highly curated experiences that make us feel...

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Manish Bahl |Jun 14, 2016

The technologies that pervade our existence are transforming how we live, work and play in today’s modern world. Our latest...

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Manish heads the Center for the Future of Work (cFOW) in Asia Pacific and is responsible to develop original thought leadership.

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Manish heads the Center for the Future of Work (cFOW) in Asia Pacific and is responsible to develop original thought leadership.

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Manish Bahl |May 12, 2016

Consumer trust has become the new battleground for digital success. To win, organizations need to master the fundamentals of...

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Manish Bahl |May 12, 2016

Consumer trust has become the new battleground for digital success. To win, organizations need to master the fundamentals of...

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Manish Bahl |Feb 24, 2016

If you think “digital transformation” as a theme was at its peak in 2015, you could be wrong. The transformation...

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Manish Bahl |Feb 08, 2016

Market pundits keep telling you that every business is a digital business. Digital is your future and the path to transform the...

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Manish Bahl |Nov 16, 2015

I was on my regular evening walk through a park near my home yesterday. As I walked by apark bench I noticed something very interesting...

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Manish Bahl |Nov 11, 2015

India’s digital story is all about growth – massive growth. Digital transformation is now a primary agenda for C-suite...

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Manish Bahl |Oct 06, 2015

We just published our latest whitepaper, Asia Rising: Digital Driving. For this study we spoke with well over 300 business and...

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Manish Bahl |Aug 19, 2015

“My first six years in the business were hopeless. A lot of times I’d say, ‘Why am I doing this? I’ll...

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Manish Bahl |Aug 05, 2015

The center of gravity is shifting from big, legacy companies to smaller, more agile businesses that can innovate more quickly...

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Manish Bahl |Jul 01, 2015

“The main thing that has caused companies to fail, in my view, is that they missed the future.” Larry Page - CEO...

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Manish Bahl |Jun 15, 2015

The basis of existence of any industry or business is to serve customers in a simple way, but pick any industry and you will...

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Manish Bahl |May 26, 2015

When was the last time your insurance company contacted you during the big events in your life (marriage, children, job, etc.),...

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Manish Bahl |May 04, 2015

My friend has a transport business, which is flourishing. He has more customers than he can serve and he wanted to buy more trucks...

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Manish Bahl |Mar 30, 2015

Banks have been at the epicenter of economic growth in Southeast Asia, as evidenced by the fact that nine out of the top 20 companies...

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Manish Bahl |Mar 12, 2015

''We are in the digital business and the changes will be as dramatic as they have been in media, music or retail. If your strategy...

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Manish Bahl |Jan 29, 2015

If you were to ask 100 executives, “What is digital transformation?” you would receive at least 99 different responses...

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