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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 12, 2017

Whether you’re a bank, an insurer, a consumer goods manufacturer or a retailer, by 2020 the shelf space of the Internet...

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Robert Brown |Jun 23, 2017

Any quick glance at hourly "Breaking News" overlays on TV news, the rampant invective on social media, wild-eyed passengers having...

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Robert Brown |Jun 16, 2017

In some ways, modernizing customer experience processes is “the story of digital” so far. It has been a powerful...

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Robert Brown |May 24, 2017

“Employees are our greatest asset” – how many of us in our careers have heard this proclamation from on-high,...

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Robert Brown |May 17, 2017

In college, my English history professor made the case that the mid-19th century British garden was a perfect rejection of Enlightenment...

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Robert Brown |Apr 07, 2017

It’s a funny thing writing about the Future of Work: the future is, well ... always in "the future". As we wrote about...

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Robert Brown |Mar 30, 2017

By digitizing the processes at the heart of their companies, and breaking down silos, business leaders can turbo-charge operational...

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Robert Brown |Mar 10, 2017

Bill Gates recently sparked controversy in the Twittersphere for suggesting that robots should be taxed. His argument: As...

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Multiple Authors |Feb 07, 2017

We look at the new digital economics of manufacturing, as well as the ways in which new digital skills and technologies –...

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Prasad Satyavolu

Global Head of Innovation - Cognizant Manufacturing and Logistics at Cognizant

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Robert Brown |Jan 31, 2017

co-authored with Benjamin Pring Follow me on twitter This is an email exchange between myself and my colleague Ben Pring To:...

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Multiple Authors |Jan 29, 2017

We compare and contrast the viewpoints of healthcare payers and providers; identify ways in which new digital technologies will...

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Patricia Birch

SVP - Healthcare and Life Science Consulting Practice at Cognizant

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Robert Brown |Jan 27, 2017

Like individual missiles stuffed in underground launch silos, processes (and their data) are disjointed. But our new research...

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