October 26, 2023 (Cape Cod, MA) – Just how worried should we be about Artificial Intelligence (AI)? It’s a question that IT futurist, author, and professional thought leader Ben Pring of Falmouth, will tackle when he presents to the Cape Cod Technology Council on Friday, November 3, 7:30 to 9 am, at Cape Cod Community College.
“We are excited to have someone of Ben’s stature and expertise talk to us about a topic that has both captivated and concerned so many,” said Tech Council Executive Director Steve Smith. “Ben’s talk will dispel the myths about AI and provide a greater context in which people will understand how this new technology will positively impact our lives, ways it will disrupt our lives, and what we can do about it.”
To register for the talk, which is open to the general public, click this link.
Pring, who currently serves as Vice President at Gartner, has co-authored several best-selling books focused on technology, including 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, published in 2021, Monster: Taming the Machines that Rule Our Lives, Jobs and Future, looks at how to responsibly engage with technology without being overwhelmed by it.
Prior to coming to Gartner in January 2022, Pring spent a decade at Cognizant where he was Vice President and Co-founder and Managing Director of The Center for the Future of Work.
He is a winner of Gartner’s prestigious annual Thought Leader award; a Bilderberg Meeting participant; and a member of the Advisory Board of the Labor and Work Life program at Harvard Law School. He was named one of 30 leading management thinkers by Thinkers 50 and one of 10 leading influencers on the future of work by Onalytica.
Pring’s work has been covered in the Harvard Business Review, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, London Times, BBC’s News Night, BBC World Services, PBS’s News Hour, and the MIT Review.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy from the University of Manchester in England.
The Tech Council’s monthly speaker series is made possible by its Sustaining Sponsors, Cape Light Compact, Cape Cod 5, and OpenCape Corporation.
About Cape Cod Technology Council
Founded in 1994 and incorporated in 1996, the Cape Cod Technology Council is a membership-based, events-oriented nonprofit that promotes technology and its understandings on Cape Cod, the Islands, and in Southeastern Massachusetts. The Council’s work includes supporting the direction of development of the technology infrastructure in the region to advance the growth, effectiveness, and competitiveness of member organizations; assist in the technology education for the advancement of its members as well as future generations through a variety of programs; and provide unique, meaningful, and topical presentations, discussions, forums, and events focused on technology. To learn more about the Technology Council, visit www.cctechcouncil.org.