Knowledge Management Institute

Featured KMI Instructor: Zach Wahl

Topic: Taxonomy Business Solutions

KM Institute Taxonomy Classes/Certification: 
 
   The Taxonomy Master Class, 2 days, public or private class.  
 
   Certified Knowledge Specialist - Taxonomy
  
 4 days, public or private class.  

Next class: Please check the Events Calendar for upcoming classes. 

Taxonomies are an integral component of any information management initiative.  Zach’s presentations focus on practical definitions, method-
ologies, and best practices for taxonomy design, implementation, and governance.  They are rich with real world anecdotes and case studies to drive home the business value of taxonomies, illustrating the massive return on investment that can be derived from a relatively small investment.
 

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Bio
Zach Wahl is President and CEO of Enterprise Knowledge, LLC.  Enterprise Knowledge is a consulting firm serving both the public and private sectors, dedicated to providing unmatched consulting services in the areas of knowledge and information management.  Its core service offerings focus
on Information Management Strategy, Taxonomy Design and Development, Information Governance Development and Management, and Systems Design, Implementation, and Operations.
 
Zach has more than 15 years of experience leading programs in the knowledge and information management space. He has worked with more than 200 public and private organizations to successfully design and implement information management systems, including content management, collaboration, social computing, search, taxonomy management, intranets and knowledge bases, and web. 
 
Mr. Wahl has developed his own taxonomy design methodology, has authored a series of courses on knowledge management, and is a frequent speaker and trainer on the subjects of information governance, web strategy, and taxonomy design. His experience includes projects for a broad spectrum of clients, ranging from Health and Human Services (HHS), Department of Defense (DoD), and Department of Energy (DOE). He also has extensive experience in the private sector and internationally with institutions including the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Nike, Marriott, Scottish Qualifications Authority, and UK Office of the Deputy Prime Minister.
 
Zach originated the concept and development process for the Business Taxonomy.  He developed a workshop methodology allowing organizations to use their own business leaders and content owners to design taxonomies, ensuring ultimate buy-in and taxonomy that truly reflects the business.  Mr. Wahl has personally facilitated a myriad of these workshops around the world.

Zach has served on the board of the Washington DC Knowledge Management Institute and as the Chairman of the Institute for International Research (IIR) Enterprise Web, Portals, and Collaborative Technologies conference. B.A. Dickinson College, Carlisle PA.

 
For more information on Taxonomy training, or if you would like to set up a private class, please email: training@kminstitute.org, or call (US) 703-327-7096.
 

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