Keynote Speaker Category: Leadership, Machine Disruption, TED Speakers, The Future of Work,
Ben is a co-author of the best-selling and award-winning books,
What to Do When Machines Do Everything (2017)
Code Halos; How the Digital Lives of People, Things, and Organizations are Changing the Rules of Business (2014).
His new book Monster: Taming the Machines that Rules our Lives, Jobs, and Future will be out in 2021
Ben Pring is the head of thought leadership at Cognizant, co-founded and leads Cognizant’s Centre for the Future of Work, and is a member of Cognizant’s Executive Leadership Team. He is the author of several award winning books
Ben sits on the advisory board of the Labor and Work Life program at Harvard Law School. In 2018 Ben was a Bilderberg Meeting participant. Ben was named as one of 30 management thinkers to watch in 2020 by Thinkers 50. He was recently named a leading influencer on the future of work by Onalytica.
Ben joined Cognizant in 2011, from Gartner, where he spent 15 years researching and advising on areas such as Cloud Computing and Global Sourcing. 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 expertise in helping clients see around corners, think the unthinkable, and calculate the compound annual growth rate of unintended consequences has made him an internationally recognized expert on leading edge technology and its intersection with business and society. His work has been featured in the Harvard Business Review, the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, the London Times, BBC’s News Night, PBS’s News Hour, the Drucker Forum Report, Business Insider, Forbes, Fortune, The Sun, the MIT Review, the Daily Telegraph, the Daily Mail, Parade, the Times of India, Quartz, Inc., Axios, the Australian, and the Economic Times.
Based near Boston since 2000, Ben graduated with a degree in Philosophy from Manchester University in the UK where he grew up.