Science-based tools for capturing and growing your critical knowledge




AKS Brain Trust

Adil Ahmed

  • Over nine years’ experience in engineering and factory automation concept development, design, and consulting

  • Specialization in quality systems engineering, modeling, and software platforms for engineering design and re-engineering

  • B.E., Mechanical Engineering, M.S.R.I.T Bangalore

Dr. Mansoor Ali T M - Director Education Operations, South Asia and Middle East

  • Over fifteen years executive leadership experience in higher education as Administrative Dean/CTO for top engineering colleges in Bharat; specialties include: strategy planning/execution; curriculum development; recruitment, selection and retention; parent liaison; campus communications
  • Develops and conducts education programs for teachers, students, and working professionals across a wide range of career development areas including technical, business, and soft skills such as communication, negotiation, and self-development
  • B.A., English Literature; B.A. Education

Teresa Binghay Askari

  • Fifteen years experience in HRD, training, and business operations in global markets

  • Speaker/trainer/facilitator in a wide variety of KM-related topics, including MindMapping, business development, customer support, and DISC behavioral techniques

  • B.S., Cebu Doctors’ University, Philippines

Tom Beckman - Principal Knowledge Architect

  • Thirty-five years experience in managing, teaching and consulting in IT, business strategy, enterprise architectures, and government streamlining and modernization
  • Principal investigator for case-based reasoning systems development
  • Thought leader, author in knowledge management, competency management, and organizational learning
  • Graduate research at MIT Artificial Intelligence Lab
  • Adjunct faculty member, The George Washington University Institute for Knowledge and Innovation

Kamal Faour

  • Twenty years experience in organizational design & development, change management, knowledge management, program management, IT system implementation, business process re-engineering

  • Thought leader for strategic and transformational projects in the private and public sectors

  • Unique combination of knowledge management & balanced scorecard

  • Successful business development track record

  • MA, Applied Economics, American University; PMP, CKM

Cynthia Gayton, Esq.

  • Unique combination of expertise building upon ten years professional practice in knowledge management, intellectual property law, mergers and acquisitions, and complex antitrust litigation

  • Adjunct Professor of Engineering Law at The George Washington University School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

  • Author of Legal Aspects of Engineering, 8th Edition, published by Kendall/Hunt

  • Volunteer attorney for the Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts

  • Juris Doctor, George Mason University School of Law

Dr. Annie Green

  • Knowledge Strategist/Architect, Systems Engineer and Methodologist
  • Book author, speaker, lecturer, journal reviewer
  • Program Director of the Artificial Intelligence Management Certificate at Georgetown University; adjunct faculty at George Washington University; online instructor at Southern New Hampshire University
  • Co-founder of the Knowledge Management Education Forum (KMEF); past chair, AIIM KM Competencies team and International Conference on Intellectual Capital and Knowledge Management (ICICKM)
  • Creator of the Framework of Intangible Valuation Areas (FIVA), a model for identifying intangible assets within the business structure
  • Creator of Business Reasoning, Analytics, Intelligence Network (BRAIN), a model that identifies the components to establish artificial intelligence within the business enterprise
  • D.Sc., The George Washington University; M.S. Information Systems, George Mason University

Samer Hijazi

  • Seven years management consulting experience with leading firms in the technology sector across multiple industries
  • IT & e-government strategy development and IT transformation advisor, including strategy delivery, service delivery management, business process re-engineering and e-services deployment
  • Project management office (PMO) establishment, operations, and strategic alignment
  • Enterprise and application architecture, and technology vendor management
  • B.Eng. in Electrical and Computer Engineering, concentration in Engineering Management
  • PwC Mini-MBA Executive Education; ITIL and PRINCE2 Certified

Dr. Dan Holtshouse

  • Long, distinguished career beginning as a systems engineer supporting the Apollo program
  • Two years as Director, Strategic Marketing and ten years as Director, Corporate Strategy for the Xerox Corporation
  • Key player in transforming Xerox’s brand to “The Document Company” and integrating knowledge management into the company’s overall strategy
  • Extensive research in workspace design, including physical and virtual environments for knowledge workers
  • Currently mentor/advisor to startup companies and research projects
  • Ph.D. Engineering Management, The George Washington University

    Hariharan S Iyer - Country Representative, Bharat

    • Chartered Engineer with over two decades multinational experience in construction, manufacturing, global logistics, materials outsourcing, sales and marketing
    • Founder of mentoring and soft skills development network for incoming freshman engineering students
    • B. Tech. (honors), Mechanical Engineering, University of Calicut, Kerala

    Dr. Akbar Khawaja

    • Over thirty years government, industry and academic experience in governance and financial systems, including 17 years with the World Bank, dealing with complex finance, public and private sector development, institution building, quality assurance, ICT issues, and strategic policy support across sectors in several countries
    • Public Finance Advisor, Bearing Point/USAID
    • Managing Member, Development Dividends LLC and Member, Board of Directors, Development Gateway Foundation
    • Adjunct Professor, The George Washington University
    • Doctor of Science (D.Sc.) Information/Engineering Management, The George Washington University; M.B.A. Finance, Economics, University of Ottawa

    Dr. John Lewis

    • Coach, speaker, educator, and consultant in organizational change leadership, innovation, and knowledge management
    • Author: “The Explanation Age,” 3rd edition (2013); co-author “Leading with the Future in Mind: Knowledge and Emergent Leadership” (2015)
    • Co-founder: The CoHero Institute, creating collaborative change leadership in learning organizations
    • Developer: Option Outline User Interface to support critical thinking skills and decision transparency
    • Associate editor: Journal of Innovation Management
    • Innovations in banking sector recognized by Gartner as an industry best practice
    • Doctorate, Educational Psychology, University of Southern California; Masters, Education, San Jose State University

    Bill Linn - KM Practice Lead

    • 25 years engineering experience in the aerospace industry
    • Demonstrated leadership in knowledge management initiatives including content management, business process management, value networks, and the design and deployment of virtual collaboration environments
    • Founder and Past President, The Knowledge Management Association
    • Past President, North Texas Chapter, International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE)
    • Master of Applied Science, Knowledge and Information Technology, University of Denver; B.S., Design Engineering, Brigham Young University

    Dr. Mona Mohamed

    • Extraordinary, diverse background in law, anthropology, and knowledge systems technology
    • Led numerous advocacy groups for women and children, especially in developing countries
    • 17 years experience in international and multicultural programs, with specialty in using knowledge as a means of conflict resolution and promoting personal growth
    • M.A., Anthropology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln; M.S., Information Systems Technology, The George Washington University

    Dr. Arthur Murray - President/CEO

    • Forty years government, industry and academic experience in advanced information systems development, including over 30 years in knowledge systems engineering
    • Chief Fellow, and Co-Founder, Enterprise of the Future Program, International Institute for Knowledge and Innovation
    • Author: "Deep Learning Manual; Building the Enterprise of the Future" (2016); Building the Enteprise of the Future: Co-creating and delivering extraordinary value in an eight-billion-mind world" (2018)
    • D.Sc. Engineering Administration, The George Washington University

    Dr. Suvobroto Nandi

    • Seven years professional experience in bio-science, education and management consulting sectors
    • Strategy and operations planning, marketing, and competitive analysis for global enterprises, including formulating strategies for entry into emerging markets
    • Scientific database development for clinical research and cross-functional information sharing
    • Post-merger integration planning
    • Ph.D. Molecular Biology, Indian Institute of Chemical Biology, Jadavpur University; MBA, Georgetown University (Canadian Leadership Program awardee)

    Manish Nandy

    • Twenty years senior-level experience in organization development, strategic change and learning/development in large multinational corporations (Xerox, IBM), key public sector agencies at federal and state levels, The World Bank, and major non-profit organizations
    • Extensive international experience in Asia, Europe, Middle East, and Central and North America
    • M.A., Economics and Business, University of Calcutta

    Brian "Bo" Newman - Principal Knowledge Systems Architect

    • Senior corporate management advisor, project management mentor, and active researcher into the dynamics of knowledge flows and multi-perspective semantics
    • Published author with focus on the integration of process design methods with knowledge engineering and knowledge flow modeling
    • Extensive experience performing and managing research, modeling, and implementation of business processes and computer systems in the fields of health care, human capital resource management, laboratory information management, and learning management systems
    • Knowledge Systems Architect and developer of business processes and techniques for program management, professional services, and KM Service frameworks integrating business process design, knowledge engineering, and existing processes within the context of the Federal Enterprise Architecture
    • Author of postgraduate and commercial courses on knowledge management and knowledge engineering
    • Founder,, first internationally-recognized online community of practice for the KM community 

    Dr. J. Steven Newman

    • Retired government senior executive (NASA) specializing in: commercialization of space; quality, safety and mission assurance; risk management; environmental management; knowledge management
    • Pioneered numerous innovations for the U.S. aerospace industry, including NASA’s first KM system for quality, safety, and mission assurance
    • Awarded special recognition from the U.S. Vice President’s National Performance Review for efforts in re-inventing government
    • Served as Secretary of the International Space Safety Foundation
    • Speaker, author, and university lecturer in systems engineering and knowledge management, backed by over forty-five years of experience
    • D.Sc. Systems Engineering, The George Washington University

    Dr. Saleh A. Osman

    • Fifteen years field experience in public policy reform research and long–term planning in developing and developed countries
    • Specializing in statistical analysis-based strategic policy and decision-making supported by predictive data modeling, data mining, econometric/macroeconomic modeling and system dynamics
    • Strategic advisor to governments making the transition to knowledge-based economies
    • Extensive research on long-term economic growth through R&D, intellectual capital development and knowledge generation
    • Ph.D. and M.A., Economics, Howard University

    Dr. Paul S. Prueitt

    • Thirty years experience in multiple disciplines spanning the knowledge sciences, pure and applied mathematics, and neuropsychology
    • Principal investigator for deep learning, visualization-based knowledge discovery and anticipatory systems
    • Fifteen years advanced search algorithm and service-oriented architecture development
    • Pioneer in social network-mediated self-directed learning in 3D virtual simulation environments
    • Ph.D. Applied Mathematical Sciences, University of Texas, Arllington; post-doc in Physics and Neuroscience, Georgetown University.

     C. K. Ravish

    • 2014 HRD Congress Global HR Leadership Award winner
    • Three decades experience in transforming workforces of large global enterprises in Asia and the Middle East
    • Advisor to the boards of several conglomerates in the areas of strategic planning, change management, quality management and employee development, including matters of onshore / offshore and shared services
    • Recognized as one of the top assessors by the Dubai Quality Award Secretariat
    • Bachelors in Mathematics from the University of Madras, and a Masters in Human Resources Management with distinction from the University of Madras.

        Dr. Ale Austin Yekpabo

        • Fifteen years experience in knowledge management leadership research, education and consulting
        • Book author: “Strategic Communication Skills for Knowledge Management Practitioners: Basic Communication Skills and Competencies,” VDM Verlag Publishers
        • Leader in executive skills development and technology planning
        • Adjunct professor and curriculum developer in knowledge management and leadership at several universities
        • D.Ed., Educational Leadership, Delaware State University, MBA, Eastern University, and undergraduate degrees in Business Administration and Engineering

        Eng. Milagros Jijie Zablan

        • Fifteen years experience as international consultant, project leader, trainer, speaker, facilitator and change agent
        • Human capital development policies, programs and schedules, integrated with enterprise knowledge systems and business processes
        • Workshop facilitator using MindMapping and DISC as KM tools and for understanding behavioral styles for use in management, sales, customer service, and team building
        • Develops and conducts train-the-trainer programs in communication and facilitation skills
        • B.S., Industrial Engineering, University of Santo Tomas


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