Michael A. Fors, Ph.D., is an Executive Leader of Corporate Division Development in Boeing’s Leadership, Learning & Organizational Capability (LLOC) Team, driving transformation toward the 2025 corporate vision. His team provides transformation consulting and support to 12 major divisions, including Engineering, Supply Chain, IT, HR, Finance, and Program Management. He is deploying role-based, data driven workforce development systems that are tied to business strategic plans, and upskill employees for the 4th Industrial Revolution. He is also driving cross-enterprise development initiatives, technical leadership development, and new aircraft program development initiatives.
Before Boeing, he was Executive Leader of Learning at Microsoft, transforming Microsoft’s sales, consulting services, and other divisions to achieve Microsoft’s Digital Transformation. Prior, Michael led a P&L comprised of 350 ex-CIO consultants who digitally transformed Microsoft Fortune 50 customers. Michael also led business strategy teams in the Microsoft Windows Division and other product groups. Before Microsoft, Michael was Chief Learning Officer of Intel University, where he led all learning & internal consulting, including leadership, management, engineering, manufacturing, and employee development.
Michael is an adjunct professor at Stanford University, the University of Washington, and Columbia University where he teaches on innovation, entrepreneurism, and the Future of Work in the Engineering & Business Schools. Michael is a member and representative of the World Economic Forum, the Global Engineering Deans’ Council, ReWork America, & the International Federation of Engineering Education Societies. As a Senior UN Fellow for 22 years, Michael leads United Nations post-conflict strategy, leadership, and frontier technology development programs in Afghanistan, Iraq, South Sudan, and other parts of Africa. Michael has a Ph.D. that combined Education, Leadership, and Business.