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 Speaker David Delong

David Delong

Expert in Knowledge Retention and Workforce Development Solutions

  • Speaker's U.S. Fee Range
    $10,001 - $20,000 i
  • Languages Spoken
  • Travels From
    Massachusetts, USA

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Dr. David DeLong helps leaders implement practical solutions to address critical skill shortages created by major changes in workforce demographics, shifts in generational values and new technologies.

President of Smart Workforce Strategies, David is also a research fellow at the MIT AgeLab and has been an adjunct professor at Babson College where he teaches “Leading & Managing Organizational Change.”

Why David Delong?

  • Cited by the New York Times, Fortune, and the Wall Street Journal
  • Uses demographic research to optimize hiring practices
  • Describes what the changing workforce means for the skills gap
  • Helps companies innovate by capitalizing on their existing knowledge base

He is co-author of The Executive Guide to High-Impact Talent Management (McGraw-Hill), and author of the widely-praised book Lost Knowledge: Confronting the Threat of an Aging Workforce (Oxford University Press).  His most recent book is Graduate to a Great Job: Make Your College Degree Pay Off in Today’s Market.

David has spoken for and consulted with organizations such as MetLife, American Council of Life Insurers, the Federal Reserve Bank, Farm Credit System, Microsoft, MasterCard, Lockheed Martin, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Ernst & Young and Accenture.

David’s work has been widely cited in the New York TimesFortune Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, the Financial TimesHarvard Business Review Blog, CIO Magazine, US News & World Report and The Boston Globe.  He has also been interviewed on NPR’s “Morning Edition” and “Talk of the Nation”.

Testimonials 2

  • “David, your unique blend of energy, humor, and innovation kept our Farm Credit System audience both interested and engaged. Our executives rated your session as one of the strongest based on ideas they could immediately employ.”

    Roger Schaffer

    President and CEO, FCC Services

  • “Your keynote talk ‘Closing the Skills Gap’ was the highest rated session of our meeting. Your thought provoking insights and practical solutions were greatly appreciated.”

    Scott Lynch

    CEO, American Boiler Manufacturers Association

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