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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 |Mar 20, 2020

Last week, I laid out seven tactical ideas about how to make the "new normal" of telecommuting better (given that I've been...

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Robert Brown

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 |Mar 10, 2020

Events like the Coronavirus come at you pretty fast. With the latest choruses of “out of an abundance of caution…”...

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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 |Feb 14, 2020

Augmented reality promises to make all the world — including work — a stage for immersive experiences. But sometimes,...

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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 |Jan 31, 2020

When the Center for the Future of Work first published our landmark report “21 Jobs of the Future” a couple years...

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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 |Jan 24, 2020

Jobs of the Future Morph into Jobs of the Now The Fourth Industrial Revolution is changing the future of work for the 164 million...

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Robert Brown |Dec 18, 2019

Here we go! We’re on the eve of the 2020, a year with a “zero” on the end of it. We’re already one-fifth...

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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 |Dec 06, 2019

Once confined to fantasy and science fiction, time travel is now simply an engineering problem. – Michio Kaku Hey everyone:...

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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 |Nov 05, 2019

Observing a tracking index of Jobs of the Future is an interesting pursuit. Sure, our latest numbers continue to show that openings...

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