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Michael Cook

Senior Manager - Center for the Future of Work, EMEA

Cognizant Technology Services

E About Michael Cook

Mike is responsible for developing thought leadership in Cognizants EMEA Center for the Future of Work (CFoW). In this role Mike identifies the changing dynamics that will shape the business ecosystem of the future, delivering original research and analysis of work trends in Europe. Mike also collaborates with a wide range of technology thinkers and academics about what the future of work will look as digital changes many aspects of our working lives. Mike is an established speaker with broad experience across the services market, including customer experience management, buyside advisory, talent and workforce solutions, and cyber security.

Mike joined the CFoW in March 2017. Prior to joining Mike served as global Research Director with HfS Research, where he worked across multiple research topics and lead HfSs buyside focused research program. Mike earned his Bachelors of Economics and Econometrics and Post Graduate qualification of International Trade and Development from the University of Johannesburg.

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Michael Cook |Jun 27, 2018

It’s no secret that physical retail is struggling, the rise of e-commerce giants such as Amazon has put traditional retail...

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Michael Cook |Jun 22, 2018

In 2015 Minneapolis YouTuber Andy George set out to construct a chicken, cheese, tomato, pickle and lettuce sandwich…....

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Michael Cook |May 29, 2018

In 1996, nine-year old Christopher Janitz wrote a letter for school predicting the world in 2016. This is what he wrote: “... The...

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Michael Cook |May 25, 2018

In 2012, then-FBI Director Robert Mueller observed: “There are only two types of companies: those that have been hacked,...

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Michael Cook |May 04, 2018

Location strategies are becoming a key factor in how businesses can compete in the digital age. Business leaders and city planners...

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Michael Cook |May 02, 2018

According to a recent study by the Ponemon Institute, the average cost of a successful cyberattack is over $5 million, or $301...

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Michael Cook |Apr 06, 2018

Flash back to 2013 and the media was awash with a new currency, based on blockchain architecture, that was going to flip world...

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Michael Cook |Apr 05, 2018

The world of work is changing fast, and the robots are knocking at the door. Human and machine collaboration is now emerging...

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Michael Cook |Feb 20, 2018

The lack of digital talent, school curriculums not aligned with our changing work environment, and a widening skills gap. Today...

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Michael Cook |Feb 20, 2018

I recently had the pleasure of attending and speaking at the 2018 Lerchendal Konferansen in Trondheim, Norway. Whilst this event...

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Michael Cook |Feb 14, 2018

In their pursuit of a digital approach to business, organizations are opening themselves up to greater cybersecurity risks –...

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Multiple Authors |Dec 27, 2017

Digital technologies are profoundly recalibrating the way we need to work. To enable co-creation and collaboration, and harness...

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Euan Davis

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

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Michael Cook |Dec 21, 2017

For years now talk of the gig economy has fueled the future of work debate. With many proclaiming that the gig economy will erode...

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Michael Cook |Dec 18, 2017

As organizations proceed with the “great digital build-out” -- reimagining their future through a digital lens --...

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Michael Cook |Dec 08, 2017

In our Work AHEAD framework, we speak about discovering and inventing new markets, products and processes to succeed in the fourth...

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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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Manish Bahl

Senior Director - 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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Euan Davis

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

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Manish Bahl

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

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Robert Brown

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Michael Cook |Nov 06, 2017

Trust: It’s a term we come across more and more often in the context of digital business. In our digitally enabled lives...

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Michael Cook |Nov 03, 2017

In our Work AHEAD study, we uncovered the monetary benefits of adopting a digital strategy. The impact of new technologies, including...

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Michael Cook |Oct 03, 2017

The barbarians are at the proverbial digital gate, and the need to secure our data, processes and organizations is critical to...

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Michael Cook |Aug 22, 2017

The global workforce is in crisis. The shortage of talent, demands of four unique generations, virtual teams and continuous changes...

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Michael Cook |Jul 26, 2017

The places in which we work are changing dramatically. Just 20 years ago, the offices of large organizations were clustered in...

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Michael Cook |Jul 10, 2017

The need to work is something very few of us can avoid. To provide for ourselves, our futures and our loved ones is pretty crucial....

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Michael Cook |Jun 13, 2017

LinkedIn, Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter, Instagram. Yes, it’s 2017, and none of these are likely unfamiliar to you. Also,...

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Michael Cook |May 30, 2017

What’s holding your organization back from making that digital leap? Whether it be automating invoice processing, applying...

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Michael Cook |May 09, 2017

With a shortage of talent in the European economy, the need to attract, retain and develop young talent is mission-critical to...

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Michael Cook |Apr 25, 2017

The majority of us today have AI in our pockets, in the form of Siri, Cortana or Bixby. While these technologies might seem extremely...

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Michael Cook |Mar 30, 2017

Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity: VUCA. Yes, we’ve all heard it before, and no doubt we’ll hear...

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Michael Cook |Mar 21, 2017

I recently joined Cognizant’s Center for the Future of Work (CFOW), meaning that I now ... pretty much carry on doing what...

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