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John P. Girard, Ph.D.
Founder & Chief Knowledge Strategist, Sagology

John Girard is a professor, storyteller, and adventurer who has enjoyed the privilege of speaking to groups on six continents about technology, leadership, and culture. John ​holds the Peyton Anderson Endowed Chair in Information Technology at Middle Georgia State College’s School of Information Technology where he engages with students on a daily basis to remain current in the ever-changing world. John has travelled to more than 85 countries investigating globalization and innovation in action. In addition, John has also published seven and is founder and Chief Knowledge Strategist of Sagology ( where he is dedicated to connecting people, facilitating collaboration, learning, and knowledge sharing through keynotes, workshops, and consulting. Prior to transitioning to the academy, John worked as the Director of Knowledge Management at National Defence Headquarters in Ottawa, Canada.​

Arthur Shelley, Ph.D.
Founder, Intelligent Answers & Organisation Zoo Ambassadors

Dr Arthur Shelley is a capability development and knowledge strategy consultant with over 30 years professional experience. He has held a variety of corporate roles including managing international knowledge projects in Australia, Europe, Asia and USA and is an awarded tertiary educator. He has facilitated courses on Knowledge Driven Performance and Project Leadership in RMIT University's MBA and Master of Project Management programs and Knowledge Management through Open Universities Australia. Arthur is the author of two books: Being a Successful Knowledge Leader and The Organizational Zoo, several book chapters, journal article and has a regular blog providing insights from his metaphor and behaviour research. His new book KNOWledge SUCCESSion will be available late 2015.

Masterclass :Knowledge Leadership

Stuart French
Knowledge System Consultant, KnowQuestion

With a background in the Oil, Water and Healthcare industries, Stuart is a Knowledge Systems consultant with KnowQuestion and Facilitator of the Knowledge Management Roundtable. Seeing many in the business world either shun the philosophy and research behind KM or embrace it to the exclusion of the results it needs to bring to an organisation’s bottom line, Stuart seeks to help people find a balance of both.  Bringing a holistic but pragmatic view of collaboration, learning and systems thinking, he believes any business can discover how to make better use of their existing resources, reduce waste & re-work, and open up new opportunities and markets. With a focus on co-developing knowledge capability alongside transactional systems, Stuart combines years of experience with a Masters of KM to maximise a client's business value. His research on Wikis and knowledge cultures led to a fascination with Complexity theory which he now enjoys teaching to various business groups so their organizations can be more agile and resilient.

Bill Kaplan
Founder & Principle Consultant, Working KnowledgeCSP LLC

Bill Kaplan, is a KM Practitioner, published author and KM Coach. He is the Founder of Working KnowledgeCSP, an independent knowledge management consulting.  Published in 2010, his book "Losing Your Minds: Capturing, Retaining and Leveraging Organizational Knowledge," focuses on the challenges and solutions to mitigating the loss of knowledge due to workforce turnover and is a leading “how to” guide in the practical application of solutions to this challenge. Bill served 25 years in the United ​States Air Force retiring in the rank of Colonel. Prior to founding Working KnowledgeCSP, Bill was the Chief Knowledge Officer and Knowledge Manage​ment Practice Manager at Acquisition Solutions, Inc. (ASI), a public sector only management consulting company in Washington DC. Under Bill's knowledge leadership, ASI earned Top 20 North American Most Admired Knowledge Enterprise (MAKE) recognition from Teleos in 2007, 2008, and 2009.  Prior to that, he was the Deputy Global KM Practice Manager at SAIC, an international science, engineering, and systems integration company. Bill holds a BS in Business and Economics from Lehigh University, an MBA from The Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, and a professional degree in Engineering Management with a concentration in Knowledge Management from The George Washington University.

Vadim Shiryaev
International Business Expert

Vadim Shiryaev is an international business expert in development strategies, knowledge management and innovation, having travelled and collaborated with various experts in more than 50 countries and 200 cities. He holds a Masters in Global Supply Chain Management and has professional qualifications of ARC, USAID and CCSED on top of his various leadership positions in an international business Top Class Club. He is leader of KM RUSSIA and East West Marketing Summit events. He is considered a famous expert in Russia, who can create unique selling proposition on the base of positioning and co-creation, having conducted lectures and workshops in Russian and world conferences, summits and round tables in about 1,000 events in 18 countries including KM UK (London), Knowledge Summit (Mumbai), KM Asia (Singapore), ICKE (Cape Town). He has also developed the KM technique that was conducted in several countries. About 20,000 people have been taught under the "Flash-Point" methodology.

Beside business, Vadim is making educational and social projects on federal and international level and specializes in the domains of Positioning, Innovation and Co-creation. School of Positioning in Russia; development of charity fund; recently conducted international ecological project on Lake Baikal and others.

Presentation :
 Co-Creation: Implementing the SAVA Industrial Knowledge Management Programme​​

Last Updated on 10-August-2015 (GMT +08:00)