Ben Pring

IT futurist at the cutting edge of business and technology.


Thinkers50 Radar Class of 2020. 


Recipient of 2007 Gartner’s Thought Leader Award.


Named as a leading influencer on the future of work by Onalytica in 2022.


Don’t be a bad robot (be a smart human). If we try to compete with technology on its terms, we will lose. It’s better to play to our human strengths.


Member of the Gartner for General Managers Program, Pring co-founded and previously led Cognizant’s Center for the Future of Work. He joined Cognizant in 2011 from Gartner, where he spent 15 years researching and advising on cloud computing and global sourcing, winning Gartner’s prestigious Thought leader Award in 2007. He sits on the advisory board of the Labor and Work Life program at Harvard Law School, and in 2018, he was a Bilderberg Meeting participant.


Co-author of the best-selling 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).


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“Ben Pring has the rare ability to see around corners before the rest of us recognise there’s a curve in the road.”

Stuart Crainer & Des Dearlove, Thinkers50

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