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Dr. Art Murray Dr. Art Murray is CEO of Applied Knowledge Sciences, Inc., and First Fellow and Co-Director of the Enterprise of the Future program at the International Institute for Knowledge and Innovation.  Over his 30-year teaching and consulting career, he has helped hundreds of organizations transfer knowledge from senior experts to mid-level and incoming workforces.  He has personally advised government executives around the world in ministries of defense, law enforcement, higher education, public health and whole-of-government in making the transition to a knowledge-based economy.  He is a member of the advisory boards of numerous international corporations and non-profit organizations in the fields of science, integrative medicine and organizational learning.  He is a keynote speaker, a member of the Global Speakers Federation, an editorial board member and reviewer for scientific journals and trade publications.  He holds a B.S.E.E. in Electrical Engineering from Lehigh University, and M.E.A. and Doctor of Science Degrees in Engineering Administration from The George Washington University. For added insights into ways to transform your organization into an enterprise of the future, check out Art’s “The Future of the Future” series at:  http://www.kmworld.com/Articles/The-Future-of-the-Future Dr. Alex Bennet Dr. Alex Bennet is co-founder of the Mountain Quest Institute (MQI), a research and retreat center nestled in the Allegheny Mountains of West Virginia dedicated to helping individuals achieve personal and professional growth and organizations create and sustain high performance in a rapidly changing, uncertain, and increasingly complex world.  MQI is scientific, humanistic and spiritual and finds no contradiction in this combination. (see www.mountainquestinstitute.com).  Dr. Bennet publishes extensively and is co-author with her partner Dr. David Bennet of several books, including: the seminal work, Organizational Survival in the New World: The Intelligent Complex Adaptive System (Elsevier, 2004), a new theory of the firm based on research in complexity and neuroscience; Knowledge Mobilization in the Social Sciences and Humanities: Moving from Research to Action (MQIPress, 2007); The Course of Knowledge: A 21st Century Theory (with Dr. Joyce Avedisian, MQIPress, 2015).  She currently serves as Associate Editor of Emerald VINE: The Journal of Information and Knowledge Management Systems.  She is affiliated with several Universities in the US, is a Professor at Bangkok University (BU), and is part of the international “KM Dream Team” launching BU’s new Ph.D. program in Knowledge and Innovation Management.   Dr. Bennet served as the Chief Knowledge Officer for the U.S. Department of the Navy, was co-chair of the Federal KM Working Group, and is the recipient of the Distinguished Public Service Award, the highest U.S. government public service award given to a civilian.  She may be contacted at alex@mountainquestinstitute.com Dr. David Bennet Dr. David Bennet’s experience spans many years of service in the Military, Civil Service and Private Industry, including fundamental research in underwater acoustics and nuclear physics, frequent design and facilitation of organizational interventions, and serving as technical director of two major DoD Acquisition programs.  Prior to founding the Mountain Quest Institute with Dr. Alex Bennet, Dr. Bennet was CEO, then Chairman of the Board and Chief Knowledge Officer of a professional services firm located in Alexandria, Virginia.  He is a Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Pi Sigma, and Suma Cum Laude graduate of the University of Texas, and holds degrees in Mathematics, Physics, Nuclear Physics, Liberal Arts, Human and Organizational Development, and a Ph.D. in Human Development focused on Neuroscience and adult learning. He is currently researching the nexus of Science, the Humanities and Spirituality. Dr. Francesco Calabrese Dr. Calabrese brings over fifty years of government, industry and academic  experience in a diverse range of disciplines including civil and geospatial  engineering, telecommunications systems design, architecture and  management, program management and knowledge management.  He  serves as CEO, senior consultant, coach and mentor to officers and directors  of numerous technolgy and systems integration companies.  He is also  Managing Director, The International Institute of Knowledge and Innovation  (formerly the George Washington University Institute for Knowledge and  Innovation).  He holds the D.Sc. degree in Engineering Management and  Systems Engineering from The George Washington University having  successfully defended and published GWU’s first doctoral dissertation in the  discipline of knowledge management. Kent Greenes Internationally recognized as a pioneer in Knowledge Management, Kent Greenes has served in a variety of executive, operations, technology and business renewal roles in the energy and engineering industries.  In 1999, Fortune Magazine identified him as the world’s leading money-maker in the field due to his business impact in British Petroleum in the late 90's. He then joined SAIC as their CKO and built a highly successful KM consulting practice in the public and private sectors. Kent’s experience and insights in KM have been documented in magazines and in over twenty books.  He has appeared on the Bloomberg Financial Network and several other television programs.  He is on the faculty at California State University at Northridge where he teaches in the KM MS degree program, and is also Executive-in-Residence at The George Washington University, where he co-founded the Enterprise of the Future Program. He currently serves as Program Director for the Conference Board’s Learning & Knowledge Management Council. Kent holds a B.S. Degree in Geosciences from Kent State University and an M.S Degree in Geophysics from the University of Arizona. Kent also completed the Executive Program from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University. Prof. (emeritus) William Halal Prof. Halal is founder and Chairman of TechCast Global, a world leader in strategic forecasting that pools the knowledge of experts to forecast breakthroughs in all major technical fields – “A Virtual Think Tank Tracking the Technology Revolution.”  His unique forecasting methodology correctly forecasted the emergence of space tourism, cryptocurrencies, and other major breakthroughs.  He also co-founded the Institute for Knowledge and Innovation as a collaborative effort between The George Washington University School of Business and the School of Engineering. Prof. Halal’s many consulting clients include General Motors, AT&T, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, International Data Corporation, the US Department of Defense, the Asian Development Bank, and other international organizations.  A medal recipient from the Freedom Foundation for Excellence in the Study of Enterprise, the Macmillan Encyclopedia of the Future ranked him among “The World’s 100 Most Influential Futurists,“ including H.G. Wells, Arthur C. Clarke, Alvin Toffler, and Daniel Bell. Dr. Dan Holtshouse Dr. Holtshouse is a highly respected and sought-after thought leader in the areas of knowledge management and workspace design.  From his early years as a systems engineer on the Apollo program to serving ten years as Director of Corporate Strategy for the Xerox Corporation, Dan has always been at the forefront of innovation.  He was a key player in transforming Xerox’s brand to “The Document Company” and integrating knowledge management into the company’s overall strategy.  He now draws upon his depth of experience to serve as a mentor/advisor to startup companies and research projects.  Dr. John Lewis Dr. John Lewis is a speaker, business consultant, and part-time professor on the topics of organizational learning, thought leadership, and knowledge & innovation management.  John is a co-founder of The CoHero Institute, creating collaborative leadership in learning organizations.  He is a proven leader with business results, and was acknowledged by Gartner with an industry “Best Practice” paper for an innovative knowledge management implementation for one of the top ten banks in the US.  John is an associate editor for the Journal of Innovation Management, and is the author of the book, The Explanation Age, which Kirkus Reviews described as “An iconoclast’s blueprint for a new era of innovation.” John holds a Doctoral degree in Educational Psychology from the University of Southern California, with a dissertation focus on mental models and decision making.  He is a scholar-practitioner, maintaining academic connections and publishing groundbreaking models in the fields of knowledge, learning, and leadership, while working within industry at various companies including PricewaterhouseCoopers and Capital One Financial.  John was recently the keynote speaker at the International Conference on Interdisciplinary Research Studies, in Washington D.C.  He can be reached at john@cohero-institute.com. Prof. Kamen Lozev Dr. Lozev is Associate Professor in Contemporary Philosophy to the South-West University ‘Neofit Rilski’ – Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria, where he is also Reader in Contemporary Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, Ethics, Comparative Analysis of International Relations Theories, European Security and Defence Systems, and former Head of the ‘Philosophical and Political Sciences’ Department to the Philosophical Faculty.  His areas of specialty include Critical Rationalism, Analytic Philosophy, Ethics and Business Ethics, Philosophy of Science and Technology, Knowledge Management, and International Relations. He is a former Fulbright Scholar, and served as Chief Expert and Associate for the Bulgarian Diplomatic Institute to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Training Programs Department, focusing on Defence/Military Diplomacy, European Security and Defence Policy, European Values.  He is the author of several monographs on the lives and philosophies of Karl Popper, Ludwig Wittgenstein, and Bertrand Russell.  He holds the Ph.D. in Ethics and Philosophy at the Institute for Philosophical Studies to the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, and the M.S. in Engineering Sciences, Technical University, Sofia, Faculty of Automatics and Telemechanics. Hugh McKellar Hugh McKellar recently retired as editor-in-chief of KMWorld Magazine, having served in that capacity for over seventeen years.  A former technical editor and writer for the Boeing Company,  he has more than 25 years of experience with the technical and business press in a variety of management roles.  Prior to joining KMWorld, Hugh developed business plans and content strategies for a number of B2B Web sites. He is a member of the founding board of governors for The George Washington University Institute for Knowledge Management, now the International Institute for Knowledge and Innovation, and a charter sponsor of the Institute’s Enterprise of the Future program. Prof. Michael Stankosky Prof. Stankosky is a pioneer and leader in developing strategies and frameworks for systems engineering and managing a global enterprise in a knowledge-based economy.  As Professor of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering at The George Washington Univeristy, he co-founded the Institute for Knowledge and Innovation, where he led the formation of an academic discipline and theoretical foundation for the practice of knowledge management.  He is Editor Emeritus of VINE: The Journal of Information and Knowledge Management Systems – part of Emerald Group Ltd. Prior to his academic career, Prof. Stankosky spent seven years as an executive for business development in high-tech systems engineering and integration companies, and as a senior military officer, served in capacities of leadership, diplomacy, and systems development and management.  He is a Distinguished Fellow at The Center for Advanced Technologies, Dallas, Texas., and is a charter member of the New Club of Paris, dedicated to establishing international valuation and accounting standards for intellectual capital/knowledge assets. Ken Wheaton Ken has over twenty years’ experience in helping public and private organizations organize and manage their critical information and knowledge resources.  His specialties include knowledge management, project management, business process improvement, A-3 problem-solving, Toyota Production System, talent management, change management, strategic planning, Six Sigma, ISO 9001, value stream mapping and other visualization techniques.  His many accomplishments include transforming a traditional corporate library into a center of excellence for enterprise knowledge-sharing, leading the formation of cross-functional teams, and designing and implementing award-winning SharePoint sites for knowledge sharing and collaboration.  He holds the master’s degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Wisconsin, and a B.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Western Michigan University.
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