About Daniel W. Rasmus

Daniel W. Rasmus, the author of Listening to the Future, is a strategist and industry analyst who helps clients put their future in context. Rasmus uses scenarios to analyze trends in society, technology, economics, the environment, and politics in order to discover implications used to develop and refine products, services and experiences. His latest book, Management by Design proposes an innovative new methodology for the design workplace experiences. Rasmus’s thoughts about the future of work have appeared recently in Chief Learning Officer Magazine, Government eLearning!, KMWorld and TabletPC. A wildly popular article on CIO,com titled, 10 Lessons from Angry Birds That Can Make You a Better CIO, went viral on the Internet.

Prior to starting his own consulting practice, Rasmus was the Director of Business Insights at Microsoft Corporation, where he helped the company envision how people will work in the future.  Rasmus managed the Microsoft® Office Information Worker Board of the Future and was the creative leader of the Center for Information Work. Before joining Microsoft, Rasmus was a research Vice President at the Giga Information Group, and later Forrester Research Inc.


Rasmus is an internationally recognized speaker. He has addressed audiences at CeBIT, The Front End of Innovation, The National Association of Workforce Boards, ProjectWorld, KMWorld, SAE International, The CIO Association of Canada, and Future Trends. Rasmus blogs regularly about the future at Fast Company and on his own blog, Your Future in Context. His education related work can be found at Learning Reimagined.

Rasmus attended the University of California at Santa Cruz and received a certificate in intelligent systems engineering from the University of California at Irvine. He is currently the Visiting Liberal Arts Fellow at Bellevue College in Bellevue, WA.

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