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  • Lew Platt, former CEO of HP
    If only HP knew what HP knows, we would be three times more productive.
  • Niels Bohr
    An expert is a man who has made all the mistakes which can be made, in a narrow field.
  • Dr. Michael DeBakey
    "...I still consider good information to be the best medicine."

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Chair, Federal Knowledge Management Initiative, KM Lead at US Army HQDA G-4, doctoral candidate, Taos Tilburg program


Neil Olonoff, M.S., C.K.M.

Neil Olonoff is a knowledge management and organizational development consultant and theorist, with interests in collaborative tools, "at risk" knowledge, and knowledge work skills in the new workforce. He has a diverse consulting background in the public, private, and non-profit sectors. Currently, he is KM lead in U.S. Army HQDA, G-4 (Logistics). KMO.

He is a graduate of the OD/KM (formerly PSOL) Program at George Mason University, where his action research practicum was on conversation, trust and knowledge sharing. Neil is on the boards of the Federal Knowledge Management Working Group, International Knowledge Management Institute and is a founding member of Army Knowledge Strong, the US Army’s Knowledge Management Community of Practice.

He is spearheading the new Federal Knowledge Management Initiative of the Federal KM Working group with the goal of creating a Federal KM Center.

He is currently working on a doctorate in the Taos-Tilburg Doctoral Program. His dissertation is on the topic, Knowledge Management: Battleground for the Soul of the 21st Century Organization. In addition to his organizational work, Neil is an enthusiastic foodie, and creator of Foodie Craze, a trivia game about food and drink.


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