Robert Brown

Vice-President, Center for the Future of Work, Cognizant Technology Solutions US Corp.

About Robert Brown
Robert Hoyle Brown joined Cognizant’s Center for the Future of Work in 2014. Since that time, he has worked extensively with the Cognizant Digital Operations practice as head of market strategy, and also with Cognizant’s Business Accelerator leadership to drive the development of its intelligent automation strategy, messaging and go-to-market outreach.

His research emphasis has been on the topics of robotics, automation, privacy and augmented reality and their impact on business processes.

He was the lead author on the Center for the Future of Work whitepapers “21 HR Jobs of the Future: Getting – and Staying – Employed in HR by Helping Employees Find the Future of Work” (2020), “The REAL Reality of Augmented Reality” (2019) and “Every Move You Make: The Future of Privacy in the Age of the Algorithm” (2018). He is also lead analyst for Cognizant’s Jobs of the Future Index (2020). He is also a frequent blogger at

Prior to joining Cognizant, Robert served as a Managing Vice President of Research at Gartner, Inc. both in the US and London. In addition to his career as a strategist and research analyst, his work experience has included positions at Hewlett-Packard as well as the British House of Commons.

Robert is a fellow at the Fisher Center for Business Analytics at the Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley. Through Berkeley, he is a member of the advisory board for the Alliance for Inclusion in AI, to support more women and underrepresented minorities in the fields of analytics and AI. He also sits on the board of directors for Big Skills, Tiny Homes, a nonprofit tiny homes vocational initiative in local high schools. In 2018, Robert was an Action Forum participant at the Aspen Institute.

His work has been featured in The Harvard Business Review, Axios, The London Times, Forbes, Huffington Post, and The Daily Telegraph.

He holds a BA in History from UC Berkeley and, prior to his graduation, attended the London School of Economics as a Hansard Scholar. He resides in Marin County, California.

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