George Siemens is a prominent writer, speaker, and researcher on learning, networks, technology and organizational effectiveness in digital environments. He is the author of Knowing Knowledge, an exploration of how the context and characteristics of knowledge have changed and what it means to organizations today, and the recently released Handbook of Emerging Technologies for Learning. Siemens is also with the Technology Enhanced Knowledge Research Institute at Athabasca University.
His current research interests include social software, emerging technology, information management and visualization, and the design of organizations in response to social and technological change pressures.
He is founder and President of Complexive Systems Inc., a learning lab focused on helping organizations develop integrated learning structures to meet the needs of global strategy execution.
He is an international speaker and consultant, detailing the changes universities, colleges, and corporations must make in order to address the challenges of an increasingly complex world. Siemens maintains www.elearnspace.org and www.connectivism.ca. Additional background information is available at www.elearnspace.org/about.htm.