Ben Pring

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Vice President, Co-Director, Center for the Future of Work
Cognizant Technology Solutions

Ben Pring joined Cognizant in September 2011 and co-leads The Center for the Future of Work. Ben is a co-author of the best-selling and award winning book, Code Halos; How the Digital Lives of People, Things, and Organizations are Changing the Rules of Business and co-developer of the accompanying award winning app. He has authored numerous other white papers on areas such as the economics of Big Data and the primacy of the digital customer experience.

Ben joined Cognizant from Gartner where he spent 15 years researching and advising on areas such as Cloud Computing and Global Sourcing. Prior to Gartner Ben worked for a number of consulting companies including Coopers and Lybrand.

At Gartner Ben was one the of the lead analysts on all things “Cloud”; he wrote the industry’s first research notes on Cloud Computing (in 1997!), on Salesforce.com (in 2001) and became well known in the IT industry for providing predictions of the nature and velocity of the change as Cloud Computing become the foundation for the next wave of competition in global IT. Ben was also heavily involved in tracking and analyzing the emergence of IT talent from outside western markets and the impact that globalization would have on business and IT strategies for organizations of all types.  

Ben’s expertise in helping clients see around corners, think the unthinkable, and calculate the compound annual growth rate of unintended consequences, brought him to Cognizant where his charter is to research and analyze how clients can leverage the incredibly powerful new opportunities that are being created as new technologies make computing power more pervasive, more affordable, and more important, than ever before.

Now based near New York, Ben graduated with a degree in Philosophy from Manchester University in the UK where he grew up.