Joseph Colannino, Chief Technical Officer, ClearSign Combustion Corporation
Joseph Colannino is Chief Technical Officer for
ClearSign Combustion Corporation
, a company that applies electric fields to flames to create novel flame architectures. Joe is a Chemical Engineering graduate of the California Polytechnic University at Pomona and a registered professional engineer. His book, Modeling of Combustion systems, is published by Taylor and Francis and he has led global research for several multinational companies. Joe received his M.S. in Knowledge Management from the University of Oklahoma with an emphasis in Organizational Dynamics. At ClearSign, he continues to apply knowledge techniques to the management and application of research activities where he and his team have generated more than 100 patents and patents pending.
Ten Unsolved Problems in Knowledge Management
Knowledge Management (KM) is a nascent discipline. One could argue that Knowledge Management as a practice is prehistoric -- surely the building of the pyramids required it. But the term Knowledge Management used in the sense of articulating a distinct discipline appears much later. Certainly the Hungarian polymath, Mih?ly Pol?nyi was fundamental to the structuring of the discipline until his death in 1976. Additional practitioners, including Peter Senge, with his influential book, The Fifth Discipline (c) 1990, added structure. However, despite such articulation, persistent fundamental problems evidently impede the widespread acceptance of KM as a profession. The impediments are few but fundamental, and are here presented as unsolved problems, the thesis being that solutions to these problems are a necessary precondition to further the acceptance of KM as a theoretically secure and worthy philosophy of study.