Manish Bahl

Manish Bahl is a Cognizant Senior Director who leads the company’s Center for the Future of Work in Asia-Pacific. A respected speaker and thinker, Manish has guided many Fortune 500 companies into the future of their business with his thought-provoking research and advisory skills.

Within Cognizant’s Center for the Future of Work, he helps ensure that the unit’s original research and analysis jibes with emerging business-technology trends and dynamics in Asia-Pacific, and collaborates with a wide range of leading thinkers to understand how the future of work will take shape. He most recently served as Vice-President, Country Manager with Forrester Research in India.

Manish can be reached at, LinkedIn, Twitter: @mbahl

The Technology Rx to Tame the Virus Monster

The science fiction of yesterday seems like it’s becoming science fact today. Fans of Netflix’s Stranger Things will recall the Shadow Monster, who intended to kill everything and everyone on Earth by spreading a virus via humans. Sadly, as the ever-increasing incidents of pandemics over the last decade have shown, narratives such as the Shadow […]

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How to Instill Trust with Intelligent Machines

In the first six months of 2018, an estimated 17,120 people died in motor vehicle traffic crashes, but it’s doubtful the same number of national or global headlines appeared on these tragedies. More likely, most of us read just one: the fatality caused by a self-driving car. It’s far more distressing, apparently, to witness intelligent […]

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21 More Jobs That Pivot on Human-Machine Harmony

Help Wanted: Data Trash Engineer. Algorithm Bias Auditor. Head of Machine Personality Design. Chief Purpose Planner. Could you envision needing one of these job titles in your organization, or even see yourself filling one of these roles? We can – if not now, then very soon. In fact, in an age when many pundits are […]

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Data Transparency in a Nontransparent World

Unless you live in a cave and have never touched a smartphone or computer, you probably know it’s impossible not to leave a personal data trail online. The invisible cookies are always watching our activities, and the algorithms are always making suggestions for the benefit of the digital economy. Once data is produced, it rarely fades away. […]

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Customer Trust in a Sharing Economy

Recently, I wrote about key from Cognizant research included in our report, “The Business Value of Trust.” The results were stark: Losing customer trust presents a major existential threat to companies. Not protecting consumers’ personal information and upholding privacy is a fast way to lose it. However, we also learned that when consumers know a […]

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Why CEOs Need a Social Media Presence

Market pundits keep telling you that every business is a digital business. Digital is your future. Digital is the path to transforming your business. When so much is at stake, shouldn’t executive leaders expand their digital or social presences? One of our recent white papers highlights that many business leaders are not on LinkedIn and that most […]

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Focus on Asia: 4 Myths of Digital Transformation

Asia is fast becoming the center of digital innovation for the world. The region accounts for half of the world’s total 2.8 billion Internet users, and it is already the largest regional e-commerce market. By 2025, today’s fast-changing technologies — including the mobile Internet, the Internet of Things, cloud technology, 3-D printing and advanced robotics […]

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