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 Real Reality of Augmented Reality” (2019), “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). He is also the managing analyst for the quarterly Cognizant Jobs of the Future Index. His work has been regularly featured on Axios, Huffington Post, and Forbes.
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.
Robert is a fellow at the Fisher Center for Business Analytics at the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley. He currently belongs to the board of directors for Big Skills, Tiny Homes, a nonprofit tiny homes vocational initiative in local high schools. In 2018, Robert was an Action Forum participant at the Aspen Institute.
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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COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc with “business as usual” six months after the coronavirus pandemic was declared...
The sudden onset of the global COVID-19 pandemic — and the containment measures imposed to combat it — are reshaping...
It’s May 2025, and the Cognizant Center for the Future of Work is looking back at the months and years following the COVID-19...
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After a strong start to the year, the Cognizant Jobs of the Future Index registered early shockwaves in March as the impact of...