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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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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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Michael Cook

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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 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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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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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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Multiple Authors |May 15, 2018

Traffic congestion marked by thick red lines on a Google Map. A browser that remembers your credit card code. Tracking down a...

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Robert Brown |May 02, 2018

An amazing development in the future of entertainment dropped this past week. Iconic Seventies band ABBA announced that they...

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Robert Brown |Apr 03, 2018

One of our most recent research pieces at the Center for the Future of Work lays out the road ahead for AR and VR technologies....

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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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Robert Brown |Mar 09, 2018

When you saw the SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch last month, what did you think?  A launch, a jettison, a Looney Tunes-esque...

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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 |Feb 28, 2018

The Work Ahead is a research series providing insight and guidance on how businesses – and jobs – will evolve in...

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