Michelle R. Weise


Futurist, Future of Education and Work

Job Title

Education & Workforce Strategist / Author


Hitch Works, Inc.


Massachusetts, United States




She is a Leading Expert on Designing the Future of Learning and Work in the Age of Longevity; Entrepreneur-in-Residence and Senior Advisor at Imaginable Futures; Thinkers50 Radar Class of 2021; she is author of “Long Life Learning” (November 2020).

Speaking Topics

  • Tapping into the Lifelong Learning Market

  • Skilling Up for the Future of Work: Are We Robot-ready?

  • Onramps to Good Jobs Offer Wider Talent Pools

  • The New Geography of Skills

  • A New Learning Ecosystem

  • Disruptive Innovation

Expert Profile

Expert is the author of Long-Life Learning: Preparing for Jobs that Don’t Even Exist Yet. Thinkers50 named her one of 30 management and leadership thinkers in the world to watch in 2021. She is a senior advisor at Imaginable Futures, a venture of The Omidyar Group. With Clayton Christensen, she co-authored Hire Education: Mastery, Modularization, and the Workforce Revolution (2014) while leading the higher education practice at Christensen’s Institute for Disruptive Innovation.

She also advises BrightHive, Hitch, the Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP), the SkillUp Coalition, Strategic Education Inc.’s HIRE board, MIT SOLVE, Village Capital, Western Governors University Teachers College, etc. She also served as a commissioner for Massachusetts Governor Baker’s Commission on Digital Innovation and Lifelong Learning, Harvard University’s Task Force on Skills and Employability, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences’ Commission on the Future of Undergraduate Education.