Michael Cook

Michael Cook is a Senior Manager in Cognizant’s Center for the Future of Work in EMEA. In this role, Mike identifies the changing dynamics that will shape the business ecosystem of the future, and delivers original research and analysis of work trends in Europe. Mike also collaborates with a wide range of technology thinkers and academics about what the future of work will look like as digital changes many aspects of our working lives. He is an established speaker with broad experience across the services market, including customer experience management, buy-side advisory, talent and workforce solutions, and cybersecurity. Prior to joining Cognizant, Mike served as Global Research Director with HfS Research, where he worked across multiple research topics and led HfS’s buy-side focused research program. Michael can be reached at Mike.Cook@cognizant.com l Twitter: https://twitter.com/mikemarkc?lang=en l LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mike-cook-85550755/?ppe=1.

From Frustration to Abundance: Supercharging Productivity with New Tools in the Future of Work

Work has always been the cornerstone of human existence. Our value as individuals, organizations, communities and even country states is defined by our productivity at our places of work. But while we’ve been chasing productivity improvement for millennia, we’ve only truly mastered exponential improvements in the last couple of hundred years. Why is this, considering […]

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Leveraging Tech to Remove Hiring Bias

Organizations are on an ongoing mission to create inclusive and diverse workplaces; however, many are still struggling to make this happen — and, as a result, missing out on whole pools of talent. Both consciously and unconsciously, many organizations’ hiring processes still suffer from the “comfort­able clone syndrome,” i.e., selecting talent that looks the same, […]

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A Darwinian Approach to Cybersecurity

In 2012, then-FBI Director Robert Mueller observed, “There are only two types of companies: those that have been hacked, and those that will be.” A glance at the headlines over the intervening six years bears out that statement. And with the drastic implications to organizations, such as Equifax’s $4 billion loss of market capitalization, the stakes […]

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The Problem with Cybersecurity? Leadership

According to a recent study by the Ponemon Institute, the average cost of a successful cyberattack is over $5 million, or $301 per employee. This figure is large, but it doesn’t yet tell the full story, as the reputational damage that can occur from a cyber-breach can and often will far exceed the direct impact […]

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Keeping the Gig Economy Alive and Well

For years now, talk of the gig economy has fueled the future-of-work debate, with many proclaiming that the gig economy will erode – and in some instances completely replace – our traditional work ecosystems. Undoubtedly, the gig economy is fueling a new breed (often in the millennial generation) of sometimes well-paid, empowered workers. In the […]

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