Robert Brown

AVP - Center for the Future of Work

Cognizant Technology Solutions

Robert H. Brown is the global head of Cognizant's cFOW market strategy and outreach for Business Process Services. He is specifically focused on Cognizant BPS thought leadership, brand development, and solutions orchestration, as well as collaboration with Cognizant's senior executive clients and prospects. He resides in California.

Rob has recently joined Cognizant as of January 2014. Prior to joining the company, Rob served as Managing Vice President of the Gartner Business and Applications Research Team from 2011 to the end of 2013. In addition to its work among user customers, the BAS teams client constituency also included Gartner's largest customers in the technology service provider space, including the Big 4, consulting and implementation, SaaS and BPO services.

Prior to his management role, Rob was a Gartner Research Vice President and global lead analyst on the BPO market. In this capacity, Rob served as global agenda manager for the business process services topic, and was a recognized subject matter expert in cloud services/BPaaS as well as HRO services. His work with Gartner featured extensive international experience in Europe, and began with a relocation from the US to the company's European HQ in London, UK.

Rob earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California at Berkeley. Prior to his graduation, he attended the London School of Economics as a Hansard Scholar.