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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 |Dec 06, 2017

Imagine the following scenario from a not-too-distant future: It’s morning – time to get up and go to work. You put...

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Robert Brown |Dec 06, 2017

Augmented reality isn’t just “a game thing.” It will quickly appear within trips, experiences and transactions...

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Multiple Authors |Nov 15, 2017

21 Jobs of the Future: A Guide to Getting – and Staying – Employed Over the Next 10 Years Concern about a “jobless...

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Multiple Authors |Nov 15, 2017

Work is changing due to automation and AI, but it’s not going away. Based on the major macroeconomic, political, demographic,...

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Benjamin Pring

Director of the 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

AVP - Center for the Future of Work at Cognizant

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Manish Bahl

AVP - Center for the Future of Work at Cognizant

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

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Robert Brown |Oct 31, 2017

When June came the grasses headed out and turned brown, and the hills turned a brown which was not brown but gold and saffron...

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Robert Brown |Sep 28, 2017

It’s a funny thing being a futurist. When did I decide I might like being one? The answer – it may seem – lies...

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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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