Our Founder

Mark Salisbury is the founder and CEO of Vitel  -- the company behind Socrates Digital™.  He is a scientist, professor, leader, speaker, author, consultant, and expert on the new innovation economy.  He has a master’s degree in computer and information science and a Ph.D. in computers and education from the University of Oregon.  He also holds a master of arts in teaching economics from Western Oregon University. 


After completing his graduate studies, Mark worked for eleven years at The Boeing Company in Seattle, Washington.  His time at Boeing was split between the research and development of intelligent human/computer software and computer-based training programs. 


After leaving Boeing, Mark founded Vitel, Inc., a knowledge management solution provider for the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD), U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the national defense laboratories, and public utility companies.  Vitel’s latest project is Socrates.Digital, an online communication platform that brings together experts with clients seeking their expertise.  In addition, Mark was a professor and program director at the University of New Mexico for seventeen years where he published extensively in the areas of artificial intelligence and knowledge management, received a nomination for teacher of the year, and co-founded the College of University Libraries and Learning Sciences. 


Finally, Mark has been the dean of the College of Education, Leadership and Counseling at the University of St. Thomas.  Currently, he is a professor of Computer Science and Organizational Development and Change at the University of St. Thomas.


Mark has recruited an elite team of computer scientists, learning and knowledge management specialists, and change management consultants, and technology experts with experience in developing a wide variety of organizational solutions.   Our team provides the passport for organizations to join the innovation economy.  We shrink the time and effort it takes in learning to use new sophisticated products and complex services -- speeding their adaption and usage.

To find out more about Mark, go to www.marksalisbury.com.