Knowledge Management Institute




Douglas Weidner

Chairman and Chief Instructor

Douglas Weidner is one of only a few pioneering KM practitioners since KM's earliest days. He is a respected KM consultant, trainer, columnist, speaker and mentor.

Douglas developed the internationally acclaimed Certified.Knowledge Manager (CKM) and Master CKM Certification Programs in 1999 - 2001, based on his KM consulting and training experiences. He first taught the CKM in June 2001 and now has over 6,000 Certificants worldwide.

He has trained, certified and advised KM leaders in most every U.S. Government Agency and all major U.S. military services and joint combatant commands. Internationally, he has trained KMers from over 1,000 commercial firms and government agencies--to rave reviews. His focus is on the KM Institute's KM Body of Knowledge (KMBOK™), the Knowledge Maturity Model (KMM™), and its much-expanded worldwide KM Certification offerings.

He is an engineering graduate of the US Air Force Academy--MBA in Business Economics (UCLA), MSIE in Operations Research.


CKS Instructors (Certified Knowledge Specialist)

John Hovell

Topic: Knowledge Transfer and Continuity

Certified Knowledge Specialist -
Knowledge Transfer and Continuity

Based: Washington DC


John Hovell earned his Certified Knowledge Manager certification in 2007.
He had been practicing knowledge management for nearly 10 years prior to earning the certification.  He has multiple degrees in Management Science and Information Technology. He earned his Project Management Professional certification in 2008. He has published several chapters in books, as well as magazines and other publications. He was one named “Top Young Trainer” of the year.

He is proud to offer an interactive approach based on individual readiness and needs. He earned his Organisation Development certification in Oxford, United Kingdom in 2016.

Rooven Pakkiri

Topic: Social KM and Community Management

Certified Knowledge Specialist - Social KM
and Community Management

Based: London, UK


A veteran of the era, Rooven Pakkiri is a digital evangelist who focuses on the way technology changes organisational communication and collaboration.  He is an author and regular speaker on the subject of Social Business and how it is transforming the corporate rule book.  Rooven is also the co - founder of a regular thought leadership event in London where independent thinkers discuss issues of user adoption and cultural transformation.

Kate Pugh

Topic: Knowledge Capture for Action


Certified Knowledge Specialist -
Knowledge Capture for Action

Based: Boston, MA


Kate Pugh is Academic Director of the Information and Knowledge Strategy Masters Program at Columbia University, and president of AlignConsulting. Kate is also an acclaimed author and pioneered the "Knowledge Jam" method detailed in her book, "Sharing Hidden Know-How" (2011).  This proven method, along with others, is taught in her CKS program.

Zach Wahl

Topic: Taxonomy and Search Solutions


Certified Knowledge Specialist - Taxonomy

Based: Washington DC


Zach Wahl is President and CEO of Enterprise Knowledge, and a regular Guest Speaker for the KM Institute Certification Program in the Washington DC area.  Zach is KMI's resident guru in Taxonomy Business Solutions and Design.

Dr. Anthony Rhem

Topic: Information Architecture/ECM


Certified Knowledge Specialist -
Information Architecture

Based: Chicago, IL



Dr. Rhem serves as the President of A.J. Rhem & Associates, Inc., a privately held Information Systems Integration and Training firm located in Chicago, Illinois.  Dr. Rhem also serves as a Professor of Knowledge Management and Director of Research at The Knowledge Systems Institute - Master of Science Knowledge Management Program.


Rustin Diehl

Topic: Innovation and KM


Certified Knowledge Specialist - Innovation

Based: Salt Lake City, UT
Rustin Diehl is an attorney and innovation advisor, focused on organizational modeling and training with businesses, private clients, non-profits, and trusts.  Rustin has mentored University of Utah MBA students in the Technology Licensing Office and delivers continuing education to attorneys and CPA’s.  He is a gifted speaker and has delivered dozens of presentations on Innovation.

KM Institute Switzerland

Dr. Barry Hardy

Dr. Barry Hardy obtained his Ph.D. in 1990 from Syracuse University initially working in the area of computational chemistry, biophysics and computer-aided molecular modelling and design. Dr. Hardy has been working in the area of web-supported communities and conferencing environments since 1994.

He has organised over 50 international virtual communications projects in areas of the chemical, life and medical sciences. He has also developed technology solutions for internet-based conferencing, tutor-supported e-learning, laboratory automation systems and computational chemistry and informatics.

Based: Basel, Switzerland

How to Contact Us

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