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AKS Brain Trust

José Abreu

  • 13 years experience in intelligence, specializing in the areas of marketing, business, and international politics

  • Author of two-volume book on Intelligence

  • Researcher in intelligence, geopolitics, political risk, and competitive intelligence

  • Undergraduate degree in Business Management, Technical University of Lisbon, and post-graduate degrees in International Relations, Intelligence and Security 

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

Luke Baldwin

  • Twelve years’ experience in strategy and policy, with emphasis on marketing via digital communications including social networks, interactive blogs, and mobile applications
  • Development and implementation of social media campaigns resulting in orders-of-magnitude increases in referral volume
  • Program manager for secure virtual collaboration platform linking subject matter experts, universities and research institutes
  • Transformed legacy business processes for improved effectiveness in digital environments
  • Led multi-disciplinary teams in forensic investigations of large volumes of multi-lingual print, broadcast and social media content
  • MBA, Leadership, Liberty University

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

Dr. Francesco Calabrese

  • Fifty years government, industry and academic experience in civil and geospatial engineering; telecommunications systems design, architecture and management; program management
  • CEO and senior consulting roles to technology and system integrator firms
  • Managing Director, The George Washington University Institute for Knowledge and Innovation
  • D.Sc. Engineering Management and Systems Engineering, The George Washington University (first GWU doctoral dissertation in knowledge management)

Kamal Faour

  • 20 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

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

    Dr. Akbar Khawaja

    • 32 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

    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 (2012) and Past President ('12-'13) The Knowledge Management Association
    • Past President (2008), 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

    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

    • 30 years government, industry and academic experience in advanced information systems development, including over 20 years in knowledge systems engineering
    • Chief Fellow, and Co-Founder, Enterprise of the Future Program, The George Washington University Institute for Knowledge and Innovation
    • Honorary Chief Fellow, Billion Minds Foundation
    • 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

    • 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, KM-Forum.org, first internationally-recognized online community of practice for the KM community 

    Dr. Joseph Okpaku, Sr.

    • Over 30 years professional experience in ICT development, strategies, and policies on a multi-national scale
    • President and CEO, Telecom Africa International Corporation
    • Highly respected consultant to the U.N., World Bank, and various governments
    • Creator of the African Regional Strategic Decision-Making Information System (U.N. Development Programme, African Futures Project)
    • Ph.D., Dramatic Literature and Theater History, and M.S., Structural Engineering, Stanford University

    Dr. Saleh A. Osman

    • 15 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

    Rahul Parthan

    • Nine years experience in project management and consulting in a variety of industries
    • Specialized experience in employee recruitment, selection, onboarding, training, compensation and benefits
    • Proficiency in psychometric assessment and training effectiveness tools and models
    • IT skills include web and database development, e-commerce, animation and computer graphics
    • MBA, Symbiosis Institute of International Business, with specialization in HR management

    Dr. Paul S. Prueitt

    • 25 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
    • 12 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.

      Ken Wheaton

      • Over 25 years’ experience in helping public and private organizations organize and manage their critical information and knowledge resources
      • Led the successful transformation of a traditional corporate library into a center of excellence for enterprise knowledge-sharing, including the formation of cross-functional teams
      • Proven track record in aligning goals and objectives of individuals with enterprise strategic goals and objectives
      • Designed and implemented award-winning MS SharePoint and Lotus Notes sites for knowledge sharing and collaboration
      • Specialties include: knowledge management; project management; business process improvement; A-3 problem-solving; Toyota Production System; talent management; change management; strategic planning; ISO 9001, value stream mapping and other visualization techniques; website maintenance and design with ADA compliance; library software and related technology; information needs assessments and knowledge audits; 
      • Current area of study: Alaska native knowledge systems and ways of knowing
      • Master of Library and Information Science, University of Wisconsin; B.S., Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Western Michigan University 
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        Dr. Ale Austin Yekpabo

        • 15 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

        • 15 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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