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Jean-Claude Monney

Jean-Claude Monney is a Knowledge Management and Digital Knowledge Strategist thought leader, teacher, speaker and experienced practitioner.

Until August 2017, he was Chief Knowledge Officer at Microsoft Services, the largest Division at Microsoft. He led the 22,000-person global workforce through a groundbreaking Digital Workplace transformation with a single goal: “To programmatically embed Microsoft’s collective knowledge into every deliverable as the ultimate way to create value for customers, partners, employees and Microsoft.”

Microsoft is one of only two companies in the world to have received every year for the last 19 years the global MAKE Award (Most Admired Knowledge Enterprise) for its KM leadership.

Monney is considered one of the world’s leading experts in applying KM to drive innovation, productivity and competitiveness, and delivers keynote addresses at major KM industry and customer executive events worldwide, including KMWorld, APQC KM Conference, Internet Librarian Conference, NASA, the World Bank and more than 100 Fortune 500 companies.

Prior to Microsoft, Monney served on several high-tech boards and held executive-level positions including 17 years at STMicroelectronics where he was Group Vice President for 7 years, 9 years at Digital Equipment Corporation, and 4 years at Motorola Semiconductor.

While VP at STMicroelectronics, Monney served 2 years as Chairman of the Electronic Components Board of RosettaNet, an organization fueled by leading technology companies to define and implement a common set of standards for e-Business. In 2001, he was named European e-Pioneer by the Electronics Business News magazine for his e-Business leadership.

Today, he is a faculty member at Columbia University where he teaches Knowledge Management in the Digital Workplace as part of Master of Science in Information and Knowledge Strategy (IKNS) program.

Monney has an Electronics and Nuclear Physics Engineering degree from the Ecole Technique Supérieure of Geneva, Switzerland. He is the proud father of four children and lives with his wife, Janelle Monney, and their two dogs in Austin, Texas.

Follow him on Twitter: @jcfmonney and on LinkedIn.