Focused on Knowledge
Next Intelligence was formed to help organizations to address the problems associated with managing the accumulation, retention, and use of 'knowledge' assets – or broadly speaking, Knowledge Managent (KM). This, of course, begs the question 'what IS knowledge?'. While there's no universal definition of what constitutes knowledge management (KM), in the broadest context KM is the process through which organizations generate value from their intellectual and knowledge-based assets. Most often, generating value from such assets involves codifying what employees, partners and customers know, and sharing that information among employees, departments and even with other companies in an effort to devise best practices. It's important to note that KM isn't necessarily about technology; while KM is often facilitated by IT, technology by itself is not KM.
Knowledge Management has assumed greater urgency over recent years as millions of baby boomers prepare to retire over the coming decade. Tens of millions of baby boomers are now in their 60's, and those of them who aren’t already retired are planning to do so soon. When they DO leave their companies, the knowledge they've accumulated about their jobs, companies and industries over the course of their long careers leaves with them – unless companies take measures to retain their insights.
The Next Intelligent Principles
James R. Jones, Senior Advisor - NKM International Relations
Based in Japan, and with over thirty years of global business development experience, Jim has held various senior management positions in multi-national companies and has an in-depth knowledge of Asian, Western European and North American markets, cultures and business styles. As a Next Intelligence founding principal and director, Jim holds the position of Chief Operations officer. He is skilled in decision-making, process re-engineering, organization integration, business-to-business negotiations, relationship building and change management.
Jim's key strengths include excellent communication and interpersonal skills, strong conflict resolution ability and a demonstrated commitment to quality, service and value for clients. He has experience in multiple business environments including new/start-up, high growth and turnaround situations, as well as developing and executing appropriate strategic plans. He managed international relations for a collaborative project with Japanese, U.S. and European researchers to assess the environmental impact of high-level radioactive waste disposal systems.
Shinya Asahara, Senior Strategist – Nuclear Knowledge Management Implementation
B ased in Japan, Shinya Asahara is a founding principal and director of Next Intelligence with forty years' experience in the field of nuclear safety research, specializing in in R&D project and information management and the application of advanced information technologies. Working primarily on nuclear power plant design safety assessment, modeling and simulation, and knowledge/data management for the nuclear industry, he has held senior management positions in numerous high-profile nuclear safety projects, overseeing the successful application of computer science and technology to mission critical nuclear organizational objectives. industry, he has held senior management positions in numerous high-profile nuclear safety projects, overseeing the successful application of computer science and technology to mission critical nuclear organizational objectives.
Shinya has a logical and clear mind and enjoys the challenges inherent in implementing knowledge and data management systems that provide nuclear organizations with the critical decision-making tools necessary for the successful command, control and communications(C3) strategies. His practical approach to problem solving regarding nuclear safety mark him as a pioneer in his chosen fields of advanced computer science and information technology.
Zoltan Pasztory MBA, MSc, Senior Expert - Nuclear Knowledge Management Implementation
Pasztory Consulting e.U, Korneuburg, Austria
Based in Vienna Austria, Zoltan Pasztory has more than thirty years experiences in the nuclear industry, including more than seven years with the International Atomic Energy Agency. Zoltan now works in the private sector helping nuclear organizations (NPPs, R&D organizations and regulators), including contractor SMEs, to establish knowledge management initiatives and integrate them into their day-to-day business life
Zoltan’s geographical area of work is not limited to any one continent or country; rather, he provides cross-boundary support for the design and implementation of Nuclear Knowledge Management, Human Resources Development, Organization Development, and Quality Assurance programs.
Jim Bullough, Senior Strategist – General Knowledge Management Implementation
Jim Bullogh has more than 40 years experience in management information systems (MIS) integration and business solutions services. He has a deep and profound knowledge of Pacific Rim business practices.
Based on Sydney Australia, Jim has developed MIS service business for financial firms, government organizations and general private enterprises. He is an expert in knowledge sharing and transfer platform implementation through the application of integrated enterprise contents management systems.