Michael Fors

Executive Leader, Workforce Development


Michael A. Fors, Ph.D., is Executive Leader of Workforce Development for corporate divisions and business units at Boeing. His team works to digitally transform the Boeing business and develop the workforce systematically. This is vital as the 4th industrial revolution accelerates and reshapes the world of work with cloud technologies. Before Boeing, he was an Executive Leader at Microsoft, digitally transforming Microsoft divisions. Michael led a P&L comprised of 350 ex-CIO consultants, who digitally transform Microsoft customers. Michael also led a business strategy team working across Microsoft divisions. Before Microsoft, Michael was Chief Learning Officer of Intel University. Michael is an adjunct professor at Stanford University, Columbia University, and the University of Washington, teaching innovation, entrepreneurship, the Future of Work, and Leadership/Executive Development. Michael is a member of the World Economic Forum, the Global Engineering Deans’ Council, ReWork America, & the International Federation of Engineering Education Societies. Michael is Chairman of the Board for the United Nations Institute for Training and Research, leading United Nations programs for post conflict and developing nations.