Elliott Masie is a provocative, engaging, and entertaining researcher, educator, analyst, and speaker – focused on the changing world of the workplace, learning, and technology. Elliott is acknowledged as the first analyst to use the term eLearning and has advocated for a sane deployment of learning and collaboration technology as a means of supporting the effectiveness and profitability of enterprises.
He heads MASIE Innovations in Saratoga Springs, NY focused on how organizations can support learning and knowledge within the workforce. He leads the Learning COLLABORATIVE, a coalition of 75 global organizations cooperating on the evolution of learning strategies. Members include Amazon, Zoom, Bank of America, Subway, The Hartford, and others.
He is the editor of e-NOTES & Learning TRENDS by Elliott Masie (Internet newsletters read by business executives worldwide), and a regular columnist in professional publications, including CLO Magazine. He is the author of 12 books, including the ASTD/MASIE Center’s Big Learning Data and recent eBooks on “Learning Pivots” and “Empathy”.
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 serves as an advisor to a wide range of government, education, and non-profit groups. He has served on the Board of Trustees of Skidmore College, as a member of FIRST Robotics Board of Directors, and as a board member for the Williamstown Theater Festival. He has also served as a pro-bono advisor to the Department of Defense and on the White House Advisory Council on Expanding Learning Opportunities, and as a member of the CIA University Board of Visitors.
He created and hosted the Empathy Concerts each week during the Pandemic, combining business/learning leaders with Broadway Stars, as a free support for our workforces facing the stress and uncertainty of these times.
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-five years, he has presented programs, courses, and speeches to over 3,100,000 professionals around the world. He lives in Saratoga Springs, NY, owns thoroughbred horses, and is a Tony Nominated Broadway Producer of shows, which include: Kinky Boots, An American in Paris, The Prom, The CHER Show, Anastasia, The Play that Goes Wrong, SpongeBob The Broadway Musical, and, most recently, Mrs. Doubtfire!, The Piano Lesson and Come From Away tour.