Ron Young is the founder of Knowledge Associates International group of companies, who are international management consultants based at St Johns Innovation Centre, Cambridge U.K. He is acknowledged as a leading international expert and thought leader in strategic knowledge asset management. He specializes in knowledge driven results. He advised and assisted the UK DTI Innovation Unit in 1999 in the production of the UK Government White Paper ‘UK Competitiveness in the Knowledge Driven Economy’. He is currently advising the Government of India as part of the national ‘Digital India’ project.
He regularly provides keynote presentations and workshops at leading international conferences around the world. He chairs the BSI Knowledge Management Standards Committee, and is a member of the ISO Standards workgroups for Knowledge Management, Asset Management and Quality. He lecturers on the Global Knowledge Economy, and he presents accredited Knowledge Asset Management at King’s College Cambridge University, UK. He has consulted to the World Bank, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, and the inter-governmental Asian Productivity Organization, Tokyo.
He specializes in developing knowledge strategies, policies, governance models, standards, knowledge systems and knowledge driven platforms. He works with major multi-national corporations, international UN agencies, Governments, military, and professional institutions globally. He was a lead consultant for the European Commission 2 Million euro ‘Know-Net’ project.
He is joint author of the books ‘Knowledge Asset Management’ (Springer 2003), ‘Upside Down Management’ (McGraw Hill Europe 1996), Knowledge Management: Facilitators Guide (Asian Productivity Organization, Tokyo, 2009), Knowledge Management: Case Studies for SME’s (APO, Tokyo, 2009), Knowledge Management Tools and Techniques (APO, Tokyo, 2010), Knowledge Management for the Public Sector (APO, Tokyo 2014) and Knowledge Productivity for the Public Sector (APO, Tokyo 2017). He is currently researching the Fourth Industrial Revolution (I4.0) and Global Industrial Strategy development.