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Opening Keynote - Ben Pring

Thriving in an Era of Exponential Change

The world is being profoundly changed by systems leveraging artificial intelligence that can drive our cars, diagnose medical patients, and manage our finances more effectively than humans. We also see that the impact of COVID-19 has shifted and will continue to shift where, when, and how we work. These transformations raise profound questions on the future of work, including how companies compete, what work is done by humans, and how FP&A professionals can adapt to add value to their organizations. Author and world-renowned future-of-work expert, Ben Pring shares his research data, case studies and insight to provide an overview of the skills, attitudes, and business models required to succeed in a world of exponential change.

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Ben Pring

Vice President, Head of Thought Leadership, and Managing Director
Cognizant’s Center for the Future of Work

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. Pring 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 was published in March 2021 and was a Financial Times Book of the Month. Pring was also named as one of 30 management thinkers to watch in 2020 by Thinkers 50, and was recently named a leading influencer on the future of work by Onalytica.