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About the Authors

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Paul Roehrig

Paul Roehrig, PhD,is the global head of strategy for Cognizant Digital Business & Technology. Previously he co-founded the Center for the Future of Work.

Paul Roehrig is a member of the Executive Leadership Team at Cognizant (a Fortune 200 business and technology company comprised of nearly 300,000 associates) and the Global Head of Strategy and Transformation for Cognizant Digital Business & Technology.

He is a co-author of two award-winning and best-selling 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) and the forthcoming Monster: A Tough Love Letter On Taming The Machines That Rule Our Jobs, Lives, and Future (2021). Paul is a founder and former Global Managing Director of the Center for The Future of Work, where he led a team that researched, wrote, and consulted extensively on challenges and opportunities related to business and technology. He has held various other marketing and strategy roles at Cognizant.

Paul was a Principal Analyst at Forrester Research, and in 2008 he was named one of the top services analysts globally by the Institute of Industry Analyst Relations. In addition, he held operational positions in designing and implementing global technology services programs for Hewlett-Packard.

Paul is a sought after presenter at a wide range of public, academic, and industry events such as the World Economic Forum, Dreamforce, Oracle OpenWorld, The Churchill Club, the Atlantic Festival, Politico, and many more across the globe. He has regularly been featured in publications such as Forbes, Business Week, The Economic Times, The Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, Fortune India, Clarin, The Times of India, Computerworld, and others.

Paul holds a PhD from Syracuse University and was formerly a professional musician. He lives in the Washington, DC, area with his family.

Ben Pring

Ben Pring, is the director of Cognizant’s Center for the Future of Work. In 2018 he was a Bilderberg Meeting participant and in 2020 was named one of world's top management thinkers by Thinkers 50.

Ben Pring is the head of thought leadership at Cognizant, 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 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).

In 2018 Ben was a Bilderberg Meeting participant. Ben sat on the advisory board of the Labor and Work Life program at Harvard Law School between 2017 and 2020. 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 work has been in the Harvard Business Review, the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, the London Times, BBC’s News Night, PBS’s News Hour, NPR’s On Point, 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.

Previously published titles

Paul and Ben, along with Malcolm Frank, are the co-authors of two prior best-selling and award winning books.

Code Halos

Code Halos (2014) examined the role of data, analytics, sensors and IoT, recommendation engines and mass personalization in creating a new playbook for businesses - the playbook that has made the FAANG vendors the most successful companies on earth.

What To Do When Machines Do Everything

What to Do When Machines Do Everything (2017) illustrated how artificial intelligence was moving from the movie lot to the boardroom, and laid out how to take advantage of the "great story of our time".

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