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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 |Apr 29, 2019

MIT’s annual EmTech Digital conference in San Francisco is good. Really good. In fact it’s so good, it’s mark-your-calendar-and-prioritize-it-over-all-other-conference-invitations-you’ll-get-this-year...

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Robert Brown |Apr 25, 2019

It’s April, and whether you’re a poet, a painter, or a Head of Business Behavior, 2019 is in full swing, your taxes...

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Robert Brown |Mar 07, 2019

Welcome to a tale of two Californias in the 21st century. In countless love stories books, songs and movies, from West Side Story...

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Multiple Authors |Feb 22, 2019

Diverse groups of people and an inclusive corporate culture are needed to design tomorrow's technology and AI standards. Are...

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Robert Brown |Feb 21, 2019

In 2010, Martin Sheen starred in The Way, an underrated but beautiful film. His character is a curmudgeonly, set-in-his-ways,...

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Robert Brown |Feb 01, 2019

The first quarter of every year sees the conclave of Davos in Switzerland. Growing more central to the debate each year is the...

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Robert Brown |Jan 29, 2019

Unless you were living under a rock, you know that the World Economic Forum hit center stage in Davos, Switzerland last week....

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Multiple Authors |Jan 09, 2019

Work will change more in the next decade than it has in the previous century. And despite fears of a jobless future, there will...

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Robert Brown |Dec 18, 2018

Last week, I visited the gleaming new Apple Headquarters (aka “Apple Park”, aka “The Spaceship”) in Cupertino....

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Robert Brown |Nov 28, 2018

The fourth industrial revolution is bringing massive economic booms to cities all across America. But even then in the boomi-est...

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