Elliott Masie

Chair, The Learning CONSORTIUM at the MASIE Center

Elliott Masie is an internationally recognized futurist, analyst, researcher, and organizer on the critical topics of workforce learning, business collaboration, and emerging technologies. He is the editor of Learning TRENDS by Elliott Masie, an Internet newsletter read by more than 52,000 business executives worldwide, and a regular columnist in professional publications. He is the author of a dozen books, and is the convener of Learning 2010.

He heads The MASIE Center, a Saratoga Springs, NY think tank focused on how organizations can support learning and knowledge within the workforce. He leads the Learning CONSORTIUM, a coalition of 240 global organizations cooperating on the evolution of learning strategies, including Allstate, Merck, The Kellogg Company, Bank of America, Emirates Airlines, and the U.S. Departments of Defense and Labor.

Masie''s professional focus has been in the fields of corporate learning, organizational performance, and emerging technology. He has developed models for accelerating the spread of knowledge, learning, and collaboration throughout organizations. Masie is acknowledged as the first analyst to use the term e-Learning and has advocated for a sane deployment of learning and collaboration technology as a means of supporting the effectiveness and profitability of enterprises.

Masie serves as an advisor to a wide range of government, education and non-profit groups. He serves on the Board of Trustee of Skidmore College and as a Board member of FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology). He has served as a pro-bono advisor to the Department of Defense and on the White House Advisory Council on Expanding Learning Opportunities.

Masie is known as a highly approachable speaker and trainer, blending humor, applicable stories of best practice, and high levels of audience involvement. During the past 30 years, he has presented programs, courses, and speeches to more than 1,700,000 professionals around the world. He lives in Saratoga Springs, owns a few race horses, and travels extensively each year.