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John is a dynamic keynote speaker who provides entertaining, informative, and timely talks on subjects such as knowledge management, social media, transformation, and innovation.  He has spoken at events in the US, Canada, Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, and South America at such events as KM World, APQC’s Knowledge Management Conference, the World Congress on Intellectual Capital, KM Australia, InfoVision India, KM Asia, and many other events. Contact John to find out more about John speaking at your event. John’s speaking engagements include:

  • Taiwan CKO Association, Leading Knowledge in the Big Data Era, Taipei, Taiwan, 19 August 2016
  • KM & Big Data Conference, Redefining KM in the Big Data Era, China Productity Center, Taipei, Taiwan, 18 August 2016
  • Emirates College of Technology, Big Data: A practical application of KM?, Abu Dhabi, 22 February 2016
  • Al Ain University of Science and Technology, Big Data: A practical application of KM?, Abu Dhabi, 21 February 2016
  • Knowledge Management in Action, MBA Workshop, Al Ain University of Science and Technology, 17 February 2016
  • Knowledge Management in Action, MBA Workshop, Al Ain University of Science and Technology, 16 February 2016
  • The Future of Managing Organisational Knowledge?, BBA Guest Lecture, Al Ain University of Science and Technology, 16 February 2016
  • Al Falah University, Leading Knowledge Management, Dubai, 15 February 2016
  • Knowledge Management in Action, MBA Workshop, Al Ain University of Science and Technology, 14 February 2016
  • A Leader’s Guide to Knowledge Management, MBA Guest Lecture, Al Falah University, 17 February 2016
  • Al Ain University of Science and Technology, Big Data: A practical application of KM?, Abu Dhabi, 10 February 2016
  • Al Ain University of Science and Technology, Leading Knowledge Management, Abu Dhabi, 9 February 2016
  • Big Data: A practical application of KM?, BBA Guest Lecture, Al Ain University of Science and Technology, 8 February 2016
  • Al Ain University of Science and Technology, Leading Knowledge Management, Al Ain, 4 February 2016
  • Big Data: A practical application of KM?, MBA Guest Lecture, Al Ain University of Science and Technology, 3 February 2016
  • Big Data: A practical application of KM?, BBA Guest Lecture, Al Ain University of Science and Technology, 3 February 2016
  • KM Russia 2015, Big Data and KM, Moscow, Russia, 26 November 2015 (presented virtually)
  • KM Singapore 2015, Big Data: Friend, Phantom or Foe, Singapore, 3 September 2015
  • KM Conference, Katowice, Poland 24-27 June 2015
  • Knowledge Management in Action, Ph.D. Seminar, Bangkok University, 5 September 2015
  • Putting the Action Back in KM, Masterclass, KM Singapore 2015, Singapore, 2 September 2015
  • Sales and Marketing Middle East Conference, United Arab Emirates, 19-20 May
  • Eighteenth Annual Conference of the Southern Association for Information Systems (SAIS), Keynote, Hilton Head, SC, 21 March 2015.
  • KM Middle East 2015, United Arab Emirates, 16-17 March
  • KM Russia, Moscow, 27 November 2014
  • Academy of Business Research, San Antonio, 6 November 2014
  • International Association for Computer Information Systems Annual Conference (keynote), Las Vegas, 2 October 2014
  • International Online Symposium, Myths of Big Data, Macon, GA, 26 September 2014
  • Information & Knowledge Management Society (masterclass), 17-18 July 2014, Singapore
  • International Institute for Applied Knowledge Management, 27 June 2014, Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria, Does media content analysis create knowledge?
  • International Institute for Applied Knowledge Management, 26 June 2014, Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria, The dialogue rendezvous
  • International Institute for Applied Knowledge Management, 25 June 2014, Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria, A Leader’s Guide to KM (workshop)
  • Academic and Business Research Institute, Does study abroad create value for business students?  Honolulu, Hawaii. 12 June 2014.
  • Middle East Leadership Communication Forum, 21-22 April 2014, Abu Dhabi, (Program Chair).
  • Middle East Leadership Communication Forum, 22 April 2014, Abu Dhabi, From Theory to Practice: The TLC of Communication.
  • KM Middle East 2014, Dubai, UAE, 10-12 March 2014 (Program Chair)
  • International Conference in Administrative Development & Knowledge Management, Khartoum, Sudan, The TLC of Communication27 February 2014
  • International Conference in Administrative Development & Knowledge Management, Khartoum, Sudan, Empowering Knowledge Workers in the Arab World 26 February 2014
  • British Council, Khartoum, Sudan, Social Knowledge: Are you ready for the Future?, 26 February 2014
  • International Conference in Administrative Development & Knowledge Management, Khartoum, Sudan, Leadership Overview: Challenges and Opportunities, 25 February 2014
  • The Clute Institute International Academic Conference, Social Knowledge: Are you ready for the future? (keynote address),  Orlando, Florida, 3 January 2014
  • Success Steps Oman, A Leader’s Guide to KM, Oman 31 December 2013
  • Success Steps Oman, The Professional Manager: Tools, Tactics and Techniques, Muscat, Oman 29-30 December 2013
  • Dubai Courts, Empowering Knowledge Workers in the Arab World, Dubai, UAE, 26 December 2013
  • Northwest Arts Lecture, Creating Global Thinkers, 2 December 2013
  • KM Russia, KM Trends and Co-creation, Moscow, Russia, 27 November 2013 (presented virtually)
  • International Conference on the Knowledge Economy, Cape Town, South Africa, 29 October 2013 (Keynote and KM Workshop)
  • Kiwanis, Creating Global Thinkers, Minot, ND, 8 October 2013
  • TEDxMinot, Globalizing Our City, Minot, ND, 21 September 2013.
  • Rotary Sunrise, Creating Global Thinkers, Minot, ND, 22 August 2013.
  • Main Street,  Creating Global Thinkers, Prairie Public Radio, 16 August 2013. Listen here
  • First Scientific KM Conference, Novi Sad, Serbia – June 26 – 28, 2013 (Keynote)
  • Royal Air Force of Oman, Muscat, Oman, Leading Knowledge in a 2.0 World Workshop, 28/29 May 2013
  • Dubai Police, Dubai, UAE, Leading Knowledge in a 2.0 World Workshop, 26 May 2013
  • Leadership Communication Forum Middle East, Abu Dhabi, May 2013 (Scientific Partner)
  • KM Middle East 2013, Abu Dhabi, UAE 25/26 March 2013 (Program Chair)
  • Semester at Sea, January – April 2013
  • Arab Federation for Libraries & Information, Doha, Qatar, 17/18 November 2012 (Keynote and KM Workshop)
  • North West Arts Lecture, Minot, ND, 29 October 2012.
  • St. Matthew’s University School of Veterinary Medicine,  Grand Cayman British West Indies, 19 October 2012
  • World Congress in Computer Science, Computing Engineering, and Applied Congress, A Leader’s Guide to Knowledge Management, Las Vegas, NV, 18 July 2012. Download
  • Semester at Sea, Global Business Class, May/June 2012.
  • Dickinson State University Commencement, State Board of Higher Education Welcome, Dickinson, ND, 12 May 2012.
  • Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce, Simple Ideas that work in Complex Environments, Abu Dhabi, UAE, 25 April 2012. Download
  • Human Capital Development Center, Abu Dhabi Judicial Department, Leading Knowledge, Abu Dhabi, UAE, 25 April 2012. Download
  • Middle East Leadership Communication Forum, Social Knowledge: Are we ready for the future?, Abu Dhabi, UAE, 23 April 2012. Download
  • Middle East Leadership Communication Forum, Simple Ideas that work in Complex Environments, Abu Dhabi, UAE, 23 April 2012. Download
  • Prairie Public Radio – Hear It Now, Global Comparative Education, 22 March 2012.
  • KM Middle East 2012, Empowering Knowledge Workers in the Arab World, Abu Dhabi, UAE, 13 March 2012. Download
  • KM Middle East 2012, Leading Knowledge in a 2.0 WorldWorkshop, , Abu Dhabi, UAE, 13 March 2012. Download
  • Rotary Sunrise, Global Comparative Education, Minot, ND, 8 March 2012.
  • Lions Club, Global Comparative Education, Minot, ND, 20 February 2012.
  • Rotary, Global Comparative Education, Minot, ND, 30 January 2012.
  • Semester at Sea Alumni Voyage, Social Knowledge: Are we ready for the Future? MV Explorer afloat in Caribbean, 16 January 2012. Download
  • Minot Young Professionals, Social Knowledge: Are we ready for the Future? Minot, ND, 10 January 2012. Download
  • 15th Cross Cultural Research Conference, Cross-Cultural Differences in Social Networking: An Examination of the Global Web Index Behaviour Types, Kona, Hawaii, 13 December 2011.
  • Minot Certified Professional Accountants, Social Knowledge: Are we ready for the Future? Minot, ND, 7 November 2011. Download
  • 2nd International Conference on Knowledge Economy,  Guiding Organizations into the Future:
Are you ready for the future?, Keynote Address, East London, South Africa, 26 October 2011. Download
  • 2nd International Conference on Knowledge Economy,  A Leader’s Guide to KM, Workshop, East London, South Africa, 25 October 2011.
  • Success Steps Conferences & Seminars, Empowering Knowledge Workers in the Arab World, Abu Dhabi, UAE, 28 September 2011. Download
  • Prince Sultan University, A Leader’s Guide to KM, Riyadh, KSA, 26 September 2011. Download
  • Dar Al-Hekma College, A Leader’s Guide to KM, Jeddah, KSA, 25 September 2011. Download
  • Northwest Arts Center Lecture Series, A Tale of Two Adventures, Minot, ND, 30 August 2011.
  • Semester at Sea, Global Business Class, May/June 2011.
  • 3rd European Conference on Intellectual Capital, Social Knowledge: Are you Ready?, Keynote Address, University of Nicosia, Cyprus, 18 April 2011. Download
  • KM Middle East 2011, A Leader’s Guide to KM, Workshop, Abu Dhabi, UAE, 16 March 2011.
  • KM Middle East 2011, The TLC of KM, Keynote Address, Abu Dhabi, UAE, 15 March 2011.
  • Sultan Qaboos University, A Leader’s Guide to KM, workshop, Muscat, Oman, 4 January 2011.
  • Sultan Qaboos University, A Leader’s Guide to KM, workshop, Muscat, Oman, 3 January 2011.
  • Saline Water Conversion Corporation, A Leader’s Guide to Knowledge Management, Workshop, Damman, Saudi Arabia, 2 January 2011.
  • Saline Water Conversion Corporation, A Leader’s Guide to Knowledge Management, Workshop, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, 1 January 2011.
  • Commander Pacific Fleet leadership team briefing, If Knowledge is Power … Why am I always in the dark?, Honolulu, HI, 17 December 2010. Download
  • 10th International Business and Economics Conference,  Cross-Cultural Differences in Social Knowledge Creation and Exchange, Las Vegas, NV, 12 October 2010.
  • North Dakota Legislative Information Technology Committee, Social Media: Are you Ready for the Future, Minot, ND, 9 September 2010.
  • UAE KM Forum,  A Leader’s Guide to Knowledge Management, Workshop, UAE KM Forum, Abu Dhabi, 16 June 2010.
  • UAE KM Forum, The TLC of KM: Understanding and Applying the Enablers of Knowledge Management,Keynote Address, Abu Dhabi, 14 June 2010.
  • UAE KM Forum, Social Knowledge: Are You Ready for the Future, Abu Dhabi, 15 June 2010.
  • North Dakota Professional Insurance Agents Annual Conference, Social Media: Are you Ready for the Future, Minot, ND, 4 May 2010. Download
  • North Dakota Tourism Annual Conference, Maximizing Sales through Electronic Marketing, Minot, ND, 27 April 2010. Download
  • Ark group Australia, e-Learning2.0: Are You Ready for the Future, Two-day masterclass, Sydney, Australia, 28/29 January, 2010.
  • Ark Group Australia,  A Leader’s Guide to Knowledge Management, One-day masterclass,, Sydney, Australia, 27 January, 2010.
  • Minot Association of Professional Communicators, Social Media, Minot, ND, 20 January 2010.
  • KM Asia, A Leader’s Guide to Knowledge Management, Workshop, KM Asia, Singapore, 26 November 2009.
  • KM Asia, The TLC of KM, Singapore, 25 November 2009.
  • North Dakota Telephone Association. Social Internet Tools for the Director and the Cooperative. Minot, ND. 4 November 2009.
  • 1st International Conference on Knowledge Economy,  Are we ready for the future?, Johannesburg, South Africa. 20 October 2009.1st International Conference on Knowledge Economy,  If Knowledge is Power … Why am I always in the Dark?,  Johannesburg, South Africa. 20 October 2009.
  • 1st International Conference on Knowledge Economy,  A Leader’s Guide to Knowledge Management, Workshop, Industrial Development Corporation, Johannesburg, South Africa, 19 October 2009.
  • Saline Water Conservation Corporation, Leadership in the 21st Century, Two-day seminar, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 30-31 May 2009.
  • High Commission on the Development of Riyadh, Effective Leadership Seminar, Two-day seminar,Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 26-27 May 2009.
  • Riyadh Chamber of Commerce, Leadership in the 21st Century, Two-day seminar, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 25-26 May 2009.
  • Minot Young Professionals Annual Meeting, If Knowledge is Power, Minot, ND, 14 September, 2009.Download
  • Saskatchewan Regional Colleges Annual Conference 2009. If Knowledge is Power . . .  Why am I always in the Dark?, Keynote Address. Humboldt, SK. 30 April 2009.
  • Saskatchewan Regional Colleges Annual Conference 2009. Social Knowledge: Are You Ready for the Future? Humboldt, SK. 30 April 2009.
  • International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education Annual Conference. Using Simulation for Assessment. Louisville, KY. 1 April 2009.
  • North Dakota Nutrition Council Annual Conference 2009. Hungry for Knowledge. Minot, ND. 16 April 2009.
  • InfoVision 2009. Enterprise Content and Communication: Are we ready for the future?, Keynote Address,Bangalore, India. 23 January 2009. Download
  • K-Community India. If Knowledge is Power . . . Why am I always in the Dark? Bangalore India. 21 January 2009.
  • Ark Group Australia, Knowledge, Collaboration, and Sensemaking, Two-day masterclass, Sydney, Australia. 10-11 November 2008.
  • Knowledge Management Working Group. Storytelling and Knowledge Sharing. 18 November 2008.Download
  • KM Australia 2008. Combating Enterprise Dementia in 21st Century Organizations Masterclass, Melbourne, Australia. 23 July 2008.
  • KM Australia 2008. Storytelling and Knowledge Sharing. Melbourne, Australia. 22 July 2008.
  • US Department of Commerce / US Commercial Service. Effective Strategies for Recruiting and Retaining Canadian Students. Webinar. 10 June 2008.
  • North Dakota Community Action. If knowledge is power . . . Minot, ND. 14 May 2008.
  • Success Steps, Conquering Corporate Leadership Challenges in 21st Century Organizations. Riyad, Saudi Arabia. 20 April 2008.
  • Minot Area Chamber of Commerce 46th Annual Honors Banquet. The Value of Education. Keynote Address. Minot, ND. 16 April 2008.
  • The Reality of Virtual Business Seminar. What is Virtual Business? Keynote Address. Minot, ND. 7 November 2007.
  • 4rd International Conference on Intellectual Capital, Knowledge Management and Organisational Learning,  Information Anxiety: Fact, Fable, or Fallacy?,  University of Stellenbosch Business School, Cape Town, South Africa, 15 October 2007.
  • The Middle East Forum on Learning Technology. Using Video and Voice to Engage Students, Dubai. April 11, 2007.
  • Great Plains Connections: Linking Education and Community through Service. Knowledge sharing for service learning organizations. Minot, ND. 24 March 2007.
  • Minot Area Development Corporation, Team Building Seminar, Minot, ND. 9 March 2007.
  • Applied Business Research Conference. Leading knowledge: Does leadership make a difference? Oahu, Hawaii, 3 January 2007.
  • College Teaching & Learning (TLC) Conference To video iPod or not to video iPod: Is that the question? Oahu, Hawaii, 4 January 2007.
  • Job Corps National Leadership Seminar.  Management Education for Job Corps Leaders. Washington, DC. 6 November 2006.
  • International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education Region 5 Meeting. Lesson Learned in Executive Education. Minot, North Dakota. 23 October 2006.
  • 3rd International Conference on Intellectual Capital, Knowledge Management and Organisational Learning,  The Story of Knowledge: Writing Stories that Guide Organizations into the Future,  Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile, 20 October 2006.
  • Northwest Art Center Lecture. If Knowledge is Power . . . Why am I always in the Dark? Minot, North Dakota. 28 September 2006.
  • Canadian Forces College, Knowledge Management Seminar for the Canadian Forces College’s National Security Studies Course 8. Defence Knowledge Management. Toronto. 9 June 2006.
  • The Middle East Forum on Academic Research and Reflection. Where is the Knowledge we have lost in Managers? A Research Agenda for Educators. Keynote Address. Dubai. April 2006.
  • Global Training and Human Resource Development Forum. Simple ideas that work in complex organizations: Knowledge Creation and Exchange.  Dubai. April 2006.
  • Technology and Innovation in Education. Dynamic Asynchronous Online Education. Sioux Falls, South Dakota. 24 April 2006.
  • Information Highways 2006. Simple ideas that work in complex organizations: A Canadian view of knowledge sharing. Toronto, 29 March 2006.
  • Canadian Government Interdepartmental Knowledge Management Forum. Simple ideas that work in complex organizations: A Canadian view of knowledge sharing. Ottawa, 17 March 2006.
  • North Dakota Technology Exposition, Don’t Get Hooked by Phising Frauds. Minot, ND. 9 February 2006.
  • Ark Group’s Second Annual Conference Managing Knowledge & Information Exploitation in Defence.Simple Ideas that work in a Complex Environment. London, 16 November 2005.
  • North Dakota Telephone Association. Knowledge Management for the Telecommunications Industry. Minot, ND. 9 November 2005.
  • European Management Association Meeting. Knowledge Management – Fiction, Fad, or Fact?  Keynote Address.. International Scientific Conference on the Knowledge-Based Economy: Management of Creation and Development. Kaunas, Lithuania. September 2005.
  • 3rd Conference of Documentation & Electronic Archiving. Using Knowledge Management to Enhance Decision Making. Dubai, UAE. September 2005.
  • Minot Area Development Corporation, Team Building Seminar, Minot, ND. 26 August 2005.
  • 21st Annual North Dakota Municipal Finance Officers Institute. The Value of Knowledge. Minot, North Dakota. 21 June 2005.
  • Canadian Forces College, Knowledge Management Seminar for the Canadian Forces College’s National Security Studies Course 7. Defence Knowledge Management. Toronto. 1 June 2005.
  • American Productivity and Quality Center’s 10th Annual Knowledge Management Conference. Simple Ideas that work in a Complex Environment. St. Louis. 6 May 2005.
  • Technology and Innovation in Education. Knowledge Management for Educators. Rapid City, South Dakota. 18 April 2005.
  • 8th World Congress on the Management of Intellectual Capital and Innovation,  Where is the Knowledge we have lost in Government Managers?, Hamilton, Canada, January 2005.
  • Financial Management Institute of Canada’s Professional Development Week. Counting on Knowledge: How Knowledge Management Improves Organizational Effectiveness. Ottawa, 23 November, 2004.
  • KM World 2004. Defence Knowledge Management: Simple Ideas for Complex Environments. Santa Clara, CA, 28 October 2004.
  • Defence Resource Management Course.  An Introduction to Knowledge Management for Government Leaders. 25 October 2004.
  • North American International Business Conference. Knowledge: A View from the North. Minot, ND, 11 October, 2004.
  • Canadian Forces College, Knowledge Management Seminar for the Canadian Forces College’s National Security Studies Course 6. Defence Knowledge Management. Toronto. 1 June 2004.
  • Canadian Forces College’s National Security Studies Course. Defence Knowledge Management. 1 June 2004.
  • Conference Board of Canada’s Knowledge Strategy Council, The Future of Knowledge Management Workshop Facilitator for the , Ottawa, 28 May 2004.
  • Canadian Government Interdepartmental Knowledge Management Strategy Workshop, Knowledge Management Workshop, Ottawa, 20 May 2004.
  • International Association for the Management of Technology,  The Torii: An Exemplar of Knowledge Management Enablers, Washington, DC, April 2004.
  • Canadian Government Interdepartmental Knowledge Management Forum. Toward an Understanding of Enterprise Dementia. 25 February 2004.
  • Department of National Defence CIO Council. Charting a Course towards a Defence Knowledge Environment. Ottawa, 25 February 2004.
  • Canadian Government Interdepartmental Knowledge Management Forum. Defence Knowledge Strategy. Ottawa, 28 January 2004.
  • 7th World Congress on the Management of Intellectual Capital and Innovation,  Understanding Enterprise Dementia, Hamilton, Canada, January 2004.
  • 72 Communication Group Professional Development Seminar. Charting a Course towards a Defence Knowledge Environment. Halifax, NS, 15 November 2003.
  • 11th Institute of Behavioral and Applied Management, Where is the Knowledge we have lost in Managers?, Tampa, FL, October 2003.
  • 11th  Association on Employment Practices and Principles, Enterprise Dementia: Myth, Malady, or Misconception?, San Diego, CA, October 2003.
  • 6th World Congress on the Management of Intellectual Capital and Innovation, Conquering Enterprise Dementia: Knowledge Management Strategies for Public Service Managers, Hamilton, Canada, January 2003.