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Thursday 17th June 2021

Expert on Expert: The Future of Work is Stories

Thursday 17 June

2.30pm - 3.30pm

Expert on Expert: The Future of Work is Stories

In a post-Covid world, with technology making us more connected than ever, what does the future of work look like? Dr. Edward Hoffman (former Chief Knowledge Officer for NASA and CEO of Knowledge Strategies LLC) joins David Edwards (founder of ArtScience Labs, CEO of Sensory Cloud and Harvard professor) to discuss their work in research, innovation and education, and what the future holds for us all.


Dr Edward Hoffman

David Edwards


Jessica Fox


    Jessica Fox
    Film & Broadcast Sector Specialist, XpoNorth / formerly storyteller at NASA

    Jessica Fox is a director and author. Her directing credits span film, theatre and TV. She was a storyteller for NASA and tour documentarian for the Dresden Dolls. Her first novel is in development with Annapurna Pictures. She is XpoNorth’s film and broadcast sector specialist.


    Dr Ed Hoffman
    CEO, Knowledge Strategies, LLC

    Dr. Hoffman is CEO, Knowledge Strategies, LLC. Knowledge Strategies is engaged in research, education, and consulting services in support of organization performance. Dr. Hoffman serves as Senior Lecturer, for Information and Knowledge Strategy Program at the Columbia University School of Professional Studies. He directly supports the Project Management Institute as a Strategic Advisor with a focus on integrated systems for talent management, knowledge engagement and learning strategies.

    Dr. Hoffman retired from NASA as a senior executive after thirty-three years. He was appointed the first NASA Chief Knowledge Officer in 2011 and held responsibility for system-wide strategy, integration and deployment of knowledge services. Prior to this role he was the founding director of the NASA Academy of Program/Project and Engineering Leadership (APPEL) serving in this role for over 20 years. During this period the Academy was the top-rated Project Management Academy in the world. In addition, to leading the NASA Academy, he was the project manager for the NASA Strategic Management and Governance Handbook that established new governance after the Columbia Shuttle accident. He started his career at NASA as an organization development consultant supporting NASA teams and projects, and having responsibility for leadership development.

    Dr. Hoffman has written numerous journal articles, and co-authored Shared Voyage: Learning and Unlearning from Remarkable Projects (NASA, 2005) and Project Management Success Stories: Lessons of Project Leaders (Wiley, 2000), He has been faculty at Columbia University, The George Washington University, University Technology Sydney, ECS Lille, and Drexel University in the School of Engineering.

    He received the NASA Outstanding Leadership Medal in 2010. Dr. Hoffman holds a Doctorate, as well as MA and MS degrees, from Columbia University in the area of social and organisational psychology. He received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Brooklyn College in 1981.


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