VP - Center for the Future of Work
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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