Who Is Elliott Masie?

Elliott Masie is a provocative, engaging and entertaining futurist, analyst and speaker - focused on the changing world of the workplace, learning and technology.

He is the editor of Learning TRENDS by Elliott Masie, an Internet newsletter read by over 59,000 business executives worldwide, and a regular columnist in professional publications, including CLO Magazine.  He is the author of a dozen books, and is the convener of Learning 2018.

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 200 global organizations cooperating on the evolution of learning strategies, including Walmart, American Express, Emirates Airline, General Electric and Fidelity Investments.

Elliott'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. Elliott 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.


Elliott Masie has been tracking ChatBots for his entire work life. When he was in college in 1968, he experimented with “Eliza” on an IBM Mainframe System. Eliza was developed as a prototype of a psychologist listening to and coaching a patient, responding to their comments with extending questions.  Several years later, when Radio Shack introduced its early micro-computer, Elliott was an early beta tester for the next edition of Eliza.

masiewithwozElliott serves as an adviser to a wide range of government, education and non-profit groups. He has served on the Board of Trustee of Skidmore College and as a Board member of FIRST Robotics and the CIA University Board of Visitors. He has served as a pro-bono advisor to the Department of Defense and on the White House Advisory Council on Expanding Learning Opportunities.

Elliott is known as a highly approachable speaker and trainer, blending humor, applicable stories of best practice and high levels of audience involvement. Over the past thirty years, he has presented programs, courses and speeches to over 2,400,000 professionals around the world. He lives in Saratoga Springs, owns thoroughbred horses, is a producer/investor in Broadway shows including the TONY Award Winning Kinky Boots, as well as SpongeBob Squarepants, Allegiance, An American in Paris, It’s Only a Play, The Trip to Bountiful, The Great Comet, and The Prom.


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