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Robert Brown

VP - 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 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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Robert Brown |Oct 30, 2020

COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc with “business as usual” six months after the coronavirus pandemic was declared...

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Robert Brown |Sep 15, 2020

“A man breathes into a saxophone / Through the walls we hear the city groan / Outside it's America, outside it's America…”...

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Robert Brown |Aug 06, 2020

The sudden onset of the global COVID-19 pandemic — and the containment measures imposed to combat it — are reshaping...

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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.

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Multiple Authors |Jul 30, 2020

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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Benjamin Pring

VP, Head of Thought Leadership & Managing Director - 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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Robert Brown

VP - Center for the Future of Work at Cognizant

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Manish Bahl

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

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Desmond Dickerson

Manager - Center for the Future of Work at Cognizant

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Michael Cook

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

Alan Alper

VP - Global Thought Leadership Programs at Cognizant

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Caroline Styr

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

Robert Brown |Jul 17, 2020

Can’t you remember it? The autumn air. The pageantry. Maybe having a pregame pop (or two) at your old fraternity house...

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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.

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Multiple Authors |Jun 23, 2020

How advanced technologies and significant behavior changes can help us mitigate the impact of global health crises like COVID-19....

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Euan Davis

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

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Robert Brown

VP - Center for the Future of Work at Cognizant

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Manish Bahl

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

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Desmond Dickerson

Manager - Center for the Future of Work at Cognizant

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Alan Alper

VP - Global Thought Leadership Programs at Cognizant

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Patricia (Trish) Birch

SVP & Global Practice Leader, Healthcare Consulting at Cognizant

Peter Borden

Chief Digital Officer for Healthcare at Cognizant

Bret Greenstein

SVP & Global Markets Head of AI & Analytics at Cognizant

Multiple Authors |Jun 12, 2020

This special edition of From/To is a snapshot of how millions of people around the world are living and working today –...

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Benjamin Pring

VP, Head of Thought Leadership & Managing Director - 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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Robert Brown

VP - Center for the Future of Work at Cognizant

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Manish Bahl

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

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Desmond Dickerson

Manager - Center for the Future of Work at Cognizant

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Michael Cook

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

Alan Alper

VP - Global Thought Leadership Programs at Cognizant

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Caroline Styr

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

Robert Brown |Jun 11, 2020

In these weeks where decades are happening, it might have been easy to miss the following two, genuinely stunning headline announcements...

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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.

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Robert Brown |Jun 02, 2020

After a strong start to the year, the Cognizant Jobs of the Future Index registered early shockwaves in March as the impact of...

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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.

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Multiple Authors |May 28, 2020

Harvard Business Review features Cognizant’s 21 HR Jobs of the Future Getting – and Staying – Employed in HR...

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Benjamin Pring

VP, Head of Thought Leadership & Managing Director - Center for the Future of Work at Cognizant

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Robert Brown

VP - Center for the Future of Work at Cognizant

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Caroline Styr

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

Jeanne Meister

Managing Partner at Future Workplace

Robert Brown |Apr 08, 2020

Within the past week, the U.S. Government released the first indicators of how bad the impact of the coronavirus has been on...

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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.

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