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Dr. Annie Green is a Knowledge Strategist/Architect and has led several KM initiatives. She has a Doctor of Science (D.Sc.) from the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) at George Washington University and a Masters in Information Systems (M.S.I.S) from George Mason University. Annie has over twenty years of experience in Information Technology (IT) and 12 years of experience in Knowledge Management (KM) and Business Intelligence. She has delivered presentations at professional seminars, conferences and international academic conferences as well as served as a panelist for local and international discussions on education. She is the author of “Framework of Intangible Asset Valuation Areas: The Sources of Intangibles within an Organization”, the lead editor for “In Search of Knowledge Management: pursuing primary principles” and is currently in process of editing a third book “Sustaining Knowledge Management (KM): Making It Real – adapting for success in the knowledge-based economy". She is published in several journals, as well as a contributing chapter author and editor in other books. She is an Associate Professorial Lecturer at George Washington University and Adjunct Faculty at Kent State University, the Knowledge Valuation Portfolio Editor for Vine Journal and an Associate Fellow of the Institute of Knowledge and Innovation (IKI). Her research efforts are focused on the development of two methodologies: 1) PLANT (Plan, Layout, Actualize, Nourish, Transition) a performance based Knowledge Management methodology and 2) BRAIN (Business Reasoning, Analytics and Intelligence Network) an intangible asset valuation methodology and measurement tool.


Alex Bennet, internationally recognized as an expert in knowledge management and an agent for organizational change, served as the Co-Chair of the Federal Knowledge Management Working Group from early 1999 to January 2002. During this time period, beginning in October 1998, she was the Department of the Navy (DON) Deputy Chief Information Officer for Enterprise Integration with the role of Chief Knowledge Officer. She has a Master of Science degree in Management for Organizational Effectiveness and a Master of Arts in Human Development, is a member of the Delta Epsilon Sigma and Golden Key National Honor Societies, and is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Human and Organizational Systems. Prior to becoming DCIO in fall 1998, Ms. Bennet acted as the DON Acquisition Reform Executive and Standards Improvement Executive. From 1994 to February 1998, she served as Director of Communications, Education and Training for Acquisition Reform on this joint government/industry/academia team, leading Acquisition Reform stand-downs and spearheading such innovative DON initiatives as the Change Through Ex-Change program and the ASN (RDA) Virtual Town Hall Meeting. During this time she personally mentored dozens of young executives. In 1994, through an exchange agreement between DON and the Department of the Treasury, Ms. Bennet spent six months leading strategic planning and development of the IRS Master Plan to educate 120,000 government workers, and designing and implementing internal and external communications for the IRS Director of Corporate Education. Beginning in 1987, Ms. Bennet worked with the Sea Lance Program Office, and then on the staffs of the Program Executive Office for Surface Ship ASW Systems and the Program Executive Office for Undersea Warfare. From 1982 to 1986 she was Public Relations Manager for Yokosuka Naval Base, Japan. She has published over 500 articles worldwide, and is an editor of several books on KM and eGovernment, and an upcoming book on the DON. (9A)
David Bennet is a cofounder and member of the Mountain Quest Institute. His experience spans forty years of service in Navy Military, Civil Service and Private Industry. Mr. Bennet was a cofounder and past Chairman of the Board and Chief Knowledge Officer for Dynamic Systems, Inc, a professional services firm in northern Virginia. He and his wife Alex, are now building the Mountain Quest Institute (http://www.mountainquestinstitute.com/) an Inn and Research and Retreat Center set in the Monongahela National Forest of West Virginia. Dave frequently speaks at knowledge management conferences and has authored many papers on topics such as knowledge management, organizational learning and the Intelligent Complex Adaptive System. He is the author of a comprehensive guide for the application of Integrated Product Teams that includes a 250 page virtual book and a System Dynamics Flight Simulator.He is a Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Pi Sigma, and Suma Cum Laude graduate of the University of Texas, holds degrees in Mathematics, Physics, Nuclear Physics and Liberal Arts.
David and Alex are the authors of Organizational Survival in the New World, among many other papers and publications.


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Dr. Jay Liebowitz is the Orkand Endowed Chair of Management and Technology in the Graduate School of Management & Technology at the University of Maryland University College (UMUC). He previously served as a Professor in the Carey Business School at Johns Hopkins University. He was ranked one of the top 10 knowledge management researchers/practitioners out of 11,000 worldwide, and was recently ranked #2 in KM Strategy worldwide according to the January 2010 Journal of Knowledge Management. At Johns Hopkins University, he was the founding Program Director for the Graduate Certificate in Competitive Intelligence and the Capstone Director of the MS-Information and Telecommunications Systems for Business Program, where he engaged over 30 organizations in industry, government, and not-for-profits in capstone projects.
Prior to joining Hopkins, Dr. Liebowitz was the first Knowledge Management Officer at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. Before NASA, Dr. Liebowitz was the Robert W. Deutsch Distinguished Professor of Information Systems at the University of Maryland-Baltimore County, Professor of Management Science at George Washington University, and Chair of Artificial Intelligence at the U.S. Army War College.
Dr. Liebowitz is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Expert Systems With Applications: An International Journal (published by Elsevier), which had about 1,600 paper downloads per day worldwide last year. He is a Fulbright Scholar, IEEE-USA Federal Communications Commission Executive Fellow, and Computer Educator of the Year (International Association for Computer Information Systems). He has published over 40 books and a myriad of journal articles on knowledge management, intelligent systems, and IT management. His most recent books are Knowledge Retention: Strategies and Solutions (Taylor & Francis, 2009), Knowledge Management in Public Health (Taylor & Francis, 2010), and Knowledge Management and E-Learning (Taylor & Francis, 2011). He has lectured and consulted worldwide.


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Dr. Stankosky obtained his doctorate from George Washington University (GW) by researching organizational effectiveness. His subsequent research focuses on how to engineer and manage a global enterprise in a knowledge-based economy.
He joined GW in 1998, and is serving as Professor of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering. There he created the theoretical constructs required for the master’s and doctorate in knowledge management (KM) – a first in academia. He is Editor Emeritus of VINE: The Journal of Information and Knowledge Management Systems - part of Emerald Group Ltd.
He co-founded and co-directs the Institute for Knowledge & Innovation, a global network of scholars and practitioners of KM. Their purpose is to create universally accepted frameworks and solutions for knowledge-driven enterprises.
Dr. Stankosky spent seven years as an executive for business development in high-tech systems engineering and integration companies. He had a career in the military, serving in many capacities of leadership, diplomacy, and systems development and management. He also held adjunct faculty positions for over 25 years, lecturing at several universities in business management, systems engineering, information management, and related courses.
He is a Distinguished Fellow at The Center for Advanced Technologies, Dallas, Texas. He has published many seminal articles on KM, made numerous presentations and workshops worldwide, and consults to both the private and public sectors. He is also a charter member of the New Club of Paris, dedicated to establishing international valuation and accounting standards for intellectual capital/knowledge assets.
Representative works
Stankosky, Michael (with Annie Green and Linda Vandergriff) eds., 2010. In Search of Knowledge Management: Pursuing Primary Principles. Elsevier, Bingley, UK.
Stankosky, Michael, ed., 2005. Creating The Discipline of Knowledge Management. Elsevier, Burlington, MA.
Stankosky, Michael (with Carolyn Baldanza), 2000. A Systems Approach to Engineering a Knowledge Management System. In Barquin, R. ed. Knowledge Management: The Catalyst for Electronic Government. Management Concepts Press, Vienna, VA.


Dr. Suliman Hawamdeh is a Professor and Department Chair in the College of Information, University of North Texas. Prior to joining UNT in August 2010, he taught and coordinated the Master of Science in Knowledge Management in the School of Library and Information Studies at University of Oklahoma. He also founded and directed the first Master of Science in Knowledge Management in Asia in the College of Communication and Information at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. Dr. Hawamdeh has extensive industrial experience, he was the Managing Director of ITC Information Technology Consultant Ltd, a company developed and marketed a line of products in imaging, document and record management, engineering drawing management, and library automation software. He worked as a consultant to several organizations including NEC, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Petronas, and Shell. Dr. Hawamdeh also worked as a researcher and a project leader at the Institute of System Science in Singapore. (10A)
Dr. Hawamdeh has authored and edited several books on knowledge management including Information and Knowledge Society published by McGraw Hill and Knowledge Management: Cultivating the Knowledge Professionals Published by Chandos Publishing. He is the editor of a book series on Innovation and Knowledge Management published by World Scientific. He is also the founder and editor-in-chief of the Journal of Information & Knowledge Management, one of the first refereed journals in knowledge management.


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Engineering graduate of the US Air Force Academy (combat pilot-Viet Nam)-- MSIE in Operations Research, MBA in Business Economics (UCLA). Was pioneering KM practitioner: at DoD think tank, designed KBase Tool for DoD (1994); was Chief Knowledge Engineer/Sr. Technical Fellow for US$30B Northrop Grumman (1995-01). Consulted/mentored: World Bank (1996), UN (2000), NASA (2000-1), Islamic Development Bank, and Kuwait Inst for Scientific Rsch (2008), and many US government agencies/commercial firms. Notably, provided custom KM certification programs or public classes for all COCOMs including: Northcom (5 yrs) Eucom (3), Africom, SoCom, etc., and other major commands--USF-Korea (2); over 150 CKM workshops in ten years. Also, delivered train-the-trainer program at Warrant Officer Career College (Ft Rucker, AL) and most recently for CENTNAVINTEL (Va Beach, VA) with many other gov and civilian organizations preparing to become self-sufficient in KM training (in-house) through this program.
Founded first KM Chapter (DC-1998) and the KM Institute (2004); developed the internationally acclaimed KM Certification Workshop (CKM) in 1999-01, which is now the world’s only self-paced, interactive video KM Certification Program--the int’l standard with over 3,600 Certificants worldwide, with the dominant CKM market share, (over 80% since 1999); created the first universal, core KM certification program – Certified Knowledge Practitioners (CKP)™ now being taught internationally, the site licensed interactive video KM Awareness Series™ and the associated certified train-the-trainer program, a requisite change mgmt strategy for KM success. http://www.kminstitute.org


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Denise Bedford is currently the Goodyear Professor of Knowledge Management at the College of Communication and Information, Kent State University. Her responsibilities include: teaching foundational and elective courses in knowledge management, communities of practice, economics of information, semantic analysis, enterprise architecture, business intelligence, intellectual capital management and information environments. She is currently engaged in expanding the M.A. program and the future Ph.D. program in Knowledge Management, as well as outreach and support to the national and international knowledge management communities. Her current research interests include knowledge architectures and knowledge engineering, business architecture and business rules representation, document engineering and content architectures, multilingual architecture, search system design/architecture, semantic analysis methods, communities of practice, knowledge transfer, and economics of knowledge.
Dr. Bedford retired from the World Bank in 2010 where her responsibilities included development of the Bank’s core metadata and content type strategies, ontologies, taxonomies and the World Bank’s multilingual topic thesaurus, development and operationalization of the Bank’s semantic analysis technologies, enterprise search and content management architectures. She began her career at the Bank with the launch of the knowledge management initiative. Dr. Bedford's career also includes: NASA, Intel Corporation, Stanford University, the American Mathematical Association, the University of California, University of Michigan and University of Southern California. She is currently adjunct faculty at Georgetown University, and University of Tennessee where she teaches a variety of courses in information architecture, knowledge management, systems management, and semantic applications. She provides consulting support to the World Bank, USAID, UNICEF, and other organizations. Her educational background includes a B.A. triple major in History, in Russian Language/Literature, and in German Language/Literature from the University of Michigan; an M.A.in Russian History also from University of Michigan; an M.S. in Librarianship from Western Michigan University, and a Ph.D. in Information Science from University of California, Berkeley.