Nov 2023: Ben Pring, Co-author of Monster: A Tough Love Letter on Taming the Machines that Rule our Jobs, Lives and Future

First Friday Video Series

With the help of IT futurist, author, and professional thought leader Ben Pring, the Cape Cod Technology Council will tackle the daunting subject of Artificial Intelligence.

Ben will explore how AI is set to change our world — and communities like Cape Cod — and what we can and should do about it. Mixing insight, optimism (and a little fear), Ben will help us think about how to thrive (and survive) in a world changing faster than ever.

About Ben Pring

The co-author of the best-selling and award-winning books, Monster: Taming the Machines that Rule Our Lives, Jobs, and Future (2021), 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), Ben Pring is a leading expert in the realm of cutting-edge business and technology.

Pring, who lives in Falmouth, has served as Vice President at Gartner since January 2022, advising organizations and individuals in the areas of cloud computing, AI, digital transformation, IT services, and Web3.

He is a winner of Gartner’s prestigious annual Thought Leader award, a Bilderberg Meeting participant, a member of the advisory board of the Labor and Work Life program at Harvard Law School, was one of 30 leading management thinkers recognized by Thinkers 50, and named one of 10 leading influencers on the future of work by Onalytica.

Pring’s work has been covered in Harvard Business Review, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, London Times, BBC’s News Night, BBC World Services, PBS’s News Hour, NPR’s On Point, Drucker Report, and MIT Review.

Prior to returning to Gartner last year, Pring spent a decade at Cognizant where he was the Head of Thought Leadership and the Co-founder and Managing Director for The Center for the Future of Work. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy from the University of Manchester in England.

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