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Ed Colby

Ed is a Human Capital Management (HCM) and Workforce Management (WFM) strategic consultant and technology evangelist, having been both an educator and student of management, technology, and leading business practices for over 25 years. Ed's professional passion is helping to build higher-performing organizations by optimizing the effectiveness of people, process, information, and technology.

In his current role as Workforce Management Strategist for SumTotal Systems, Inc., the global leader in Strategic Human Capital Management, Ed advises enterprise clients on the value and full utilization of HCM and WFM technology and leading practices. He has held senior leadership roles in professional services, management consulting, value analysis, and marketing for several leading-edge HCM and WFM technology providers. As a practitioner, he has led large operational consulting and systems/application development groups.

Ed is Managing Editor of Workforce Solutions Review magazine, the professional journal of IHRIM (the International Association of Human Resources Information Management). He sits on the Steering Committee of the WEO (Workforce Education Organization), a newly emerging professional certification association for the management discipline of Workforce Management; as well as on the Advisory Board of the IHR (Institute for Human Resources) Workforce Management certification program. Ed is also a past member of the Advisory Board for the Workforce Management Learning Community of HCI (the Human Capital Institute). He is a frequent presenter at industry events.

Ed holds a MBA degree in Marketing and Computer Sciences from Northeastern University and a B.S. degree from Tufts University. He can be reached at