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Robert Brown

AVP - Center for the Future of Work

Cognizant

E About Robert Brown

Robert Hoyle Brown joined Cognizant’s Center for the Future of Work in 2014. Since that time, he has worked extensively with the Cognizant Digital Operations practice as head of market strategy, and also with Cognizant’s Business Accelerator leadership to drive the development of its intelligent automation strategy, messaging and go-to-market outreach.

His research emphasis has been on the topics of robotics, automation, privacy and augmented reality and their impact on business processes.

He was the lead author on the Center for the Future of Work whitepapers “The Robot and I: How New Digital Technologies Are Making Smart People and Businesses Smarter by Automating Rote Work” (2015), “Every Move You Make: The Future of Privacy in the Age of the Algorithm” (2018), as well as “Augmenting the Reality of Everything” (2017). He was also a co-author of “21 Jobs of the Future: A Guide to Getting – and Staying – Employed Over the Next 10 Years” (2017).

Prior to joining Cognizant, Robert served as a Managing Vice President at Gartner, Inc. both in the US and London. In addition to his career as a strategist and research analyst, his experience has included positions at Hewlett-Packard as well as the British House of Commons. He also currently belongs to the Leadership Council of DisruptHR SF, and sits on the board of directors for Big Skills, Tiny Homes, a nonprofit tiny homes outreach initiative in local high schools.

He holds a BA in History from the University of California at Berkeley and, prior to his graduation, attended the London School of Economics as a Hansard Scholar. He resides in Marin County, California.

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Multiple Authors |Aug 12, 2019

Inclusion is the future of work, and it’s more than an HR issue for Silicon Valley and the world of technology. It’s...

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Benjamin Pring

Director of the Center for the Future of Work at Cognizant

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Desmond Dickerson

Manager - Center for the Future of Work at Cognizant

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Robert Brown |Aug 12, 2019

AR promises to make all the world – including work – a stage for immersive experiences. But balancing ROI and FOMO...

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Robert Brown |Aug 09, 2019

Does anyone give a second thought to the quotidian cursor anymore? There it sits, lonely and blinking. So ubiquitous as to be...

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Robert Brown |Jul 25, 2019

We’re in a period of low unemployment – seriously low. So, is it possible, with “jobs, jobs” everywhere,...

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Multiple Authors |Jul 23, 2019

Futures are always a reaction to the present; tomorrow is always a judgment on today. By training a microscope on how we work...

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Benjamin Pring

Director of the Center for the Future of Work at Cognizant

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Euan Davis

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

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Manish Bahl

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Michael Cook

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

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Caroline Styr

Executive - Center for the Future of Work, EMEA at Cognizant

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Desmond Dickerson

Manager - Center for the Future of Work at Cognizant

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Alan Alper

Vice President, Thought Leadership Programs at Cognizant

Robert Brown |Jul 11, 2019

Fans of Netflix’s Black Mirror will remember the main character in the episode “Playtest” being terrorized...

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Robert Brown |May 23, 2019

I’ve been presenting on the future of work all over America – recently on a weekly basis. The standard presentation...

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Robert Brown |Apr 29, 2019

MIT’s annual EmTech Digital conference in San Francisco is good. Really good. In fact it’s so good, it’s mark-your-calendar-and-prioritize-it-over-all-other-conference-invitations-you’ll-get-this-year...

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Robert Brown |Apr 25, 2019

It’s April, and whether you’re a poet, a painter, or a Head of Business Behavior, 2019 is in full swing, your taxes...

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Robert Brown |Mar 07, 2019

Welcome to a tale of two Californias in the 21st century. In countless love stories books, songs and movies, from West Side Story...

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