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Wandering, wondering and pondering the world, one nautical mile at a time.


Wayne Hodgins was the strategic futurist at Autodesk Inc. for over 20 years and now an Autodesk Fellow. Wayne brings keen foresight and thought-provoking perspectives on human performance improvement, knowledge management, learning, and the general nature of design to a broad range of corporations and organizations worldwide.

His exceptional vision, versatility, and ability to discern trends and complex patterns make him a trusted advisor to senior management at Autodesk, as well as clients at Fortune 500 companies, national governments, NGO’s, military, academic, and other institutions. He has guided and advised global teams at organizations as diverse as the American Library Association, European Commission, Microsoft, Reuters, and the US Navy.

A highly sought-after speaker, Wayne uses his unique ability to put together eclectic combinations of existing elements into new models that are easily understood so that others become inspired and enabled to use this new information to design their own future.

With over 35 years of experience in business and education, Wayne has played a key role in working with educators and trainers throughout the world on new learning models, learning management systems, and the role of technology in learning. Wayne is credited with creating the concept of Learning Objects. In 1988, he received the Marshall McLuhan Most Distinguished Teacher award.

Wayne’s passion for effecting change has made him a leader in initiating and developing international standards. He has served on more than 25 advisory boards in Europe and North America, and chaired the successful completion of the world’s first accredited standard for metadata at IEEE. In 2004, IEEE recognized Wayne with its prestigious Hans Karlsson Award for Leadership and Achievement through Collaboration for his work in defining the Learning Object Metadata Standard, the world’s first accredited standard for learning and technology.

An energetic, powerful, and compelling speaker, Wayne has delivered more than 500 keynote presentations in over 28 countries, reaching an estimated audience of more than 250,000 people. Wayne has been profiled and interviewed by Forbes, Fortune, Industry Week, CNN, C-NET and e-CFO. His interviews and articles have reached an estimated two million individuals worldwide.


For more information about working with Wayne for strategic consulting and speaking engagements, please contact him at +1-707-803-3579 or e-mail [email protected].