January 25, 2021

Episode 9: Futurespotting

Benjamin Pring

Tech evangelists are now feeling a bit uncomfortable as the downsides of technology become more obvious.


by Benjamin Pring | Episode 9 (48:16)



Benjamin Pring co-founded and leads Cognizant’s Center for the Future of Work, and is a member of Cognizant’s Executive Leadership Team. Ben is a co-author of two bestselling and award-winning books, What To Do When Machines Do Everything (2017) and Code Halos; How the Digital Lives of People, Things, and Organizations are Changing the Rules of Business (2014). His latest, Monster: Taming the Machines that Rules our Lives, Jobs, and Future, is due out in 2021.

He sits on the advisory board of the Labor and Work Life program at Harvard Law School. In 2018 he participated in the Bilderberg Meeting. In 2020 he was named one of 30 management thinkers to watch by Thinkers50, a business publisher, as well as a leading influencer on the future of work by Onalytica.

Ben joined Cognizant in 2011 from Gartner. He wrote the industry’s first research notes on cloud computing (in 1997) and Salesforce.com (in 2001), becoming known for his provocative but accurate predictions about the future of IT. In 2007, Ben won Gartner’s prestigious Thought Leader Award. Prior to Gartner, Ben worked for a number of consulting companies, including Coopers and Lybrand.

Ben’s work has been featured in Harvard Business Review, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, London Times, BBC’s News Night, PBS’s News Hour, NPR’s On Point, Drucker Forum Report, Business Insider, Forbes, Fortune, and many other publications.

Based near Boston since 2000, Ben graduated with a degree in Philosophy from Manchester University in the UK, where he grew up.


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