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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 |Sep 21, 2018

This past week, the USA passed a destructive, important one-year anniversary. On September 19, 2017, Hurricane Maria devastated...

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Founder at Buena Gente

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

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Robert Brown |Sep 07, 2018

Here’s a question for our times: If it’s not digital, does it exist? Last month, I backpacked the Olympic National...

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Robert Brown |Aug 02, 2018

Trees are sanctuaries. … A tree says: A kernel is hidden in me, a spark, a thought. … A tree says: My strength...

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Robert Brown |Aug 01, 2018

Please welcome my 16-year-old daughter Gemma as my "guest blogger". She accompanied me to the Aspen Institute last week and was...

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Robert Brown |Jul 30, 2018

It’s the middle of summer, in the middle of the Rocky Mountains, in the middle of the Roaring Fork Valley. And at the middle...

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Robert Brown |Jul 24, 2018

He left yesterday behind him, you might say he was born again / You might say he found a key for every door. – “Rocky...

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Multiple Authors |Jul 20, 2018

At the end of 2017 the Center for the Future of Work published a landmark report titled 21 Jobs of the Future. This report laid...

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Desmond Dickerson

Senior Consultant - Retail at Cognizant

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Robert Brown |Jun 21, 2018

Legend holds that a conman craftsman once made a chessboard for a king. "Your Highness, I don't want money for this. Or jewels....

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Robert Brown |Jun 07, 2018

Vast amounts of ink (more realistically, Internet blog spaces) have been spilled on the subject of the brave new world of GDPR....

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Robert Brown |May 31, 2018

In 1967 Jimi Hendrix sang “Have you ever been experienced?” To be sure, Jimi was talking about acid, or otherwise...

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Robert Hoyle Brown joined Cognizant’s Center for the Future of Work in 2014. Since that time, he has worked extensively with.

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Multiple Authors |May 23, 2018

With every click we make online, our interests, preferences, intent and even location are revealed to those we trust –...

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Benjamin Pring

Director of the Center for the Future of Work at Cognizant

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Multiple Authors |May 23, 2018

With every click we make online, our interests, preferences, intent and even location are revealed to those we trust –...

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