On Tuesday, June 23, join the Greater Memphis Chamber Chairman Willie Gregory for the Chamber’s first virtual Mid-Year Chairman’s Forum. Chairman Gregory will give a brief update on the activity the Chamber has engaged in during the first half of the year. Following Chamber updates, we will have Benjamin Pring, co-founder of Cognizant’s Center for the Future of Work, as the keynote speaker.
Ben will discuss “After the Virus.” His discussion will center around what is going to be changed? What technologies we will use? How we will go back to physical facilities to work? What about travel, security, health and safety? Ben feels it is “unrealistic to think that we will go back to normal and we as leaders need to adjust.” Ben has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, the London Times, Forbes, Fortune, the MIT Review, the Daily Telegraph, Quartz, Inc., Axios, the Australian, and the Economic Times.
Ben Pring is the head of thought leadership at Cognizant, and co-founded and leads Cognizant’s Center for the Future of Work. He 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). His latest book, Monster: Taming the Machines that Rules our Lives, Jobs, and Future will be out in late 2020.
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 Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, 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.
The 2020 Mid-Year Chairman's Forum will take place Tuesday, June 23rd from 3:00 - 4:00 pm. Register for free here.