Chris Collison is an internationally recognised thought-leader, consultant, trainer and author with 20 years of experience in the field of Knowledge Management, Collaboration and Organizational Learning. He has worked as a consultant for over 130 organisations ranging from the International Olympic Committee, and the World Bank to Credit Suisse and Vodafone. His books are used on Masters and Doctorate programmes around the world, and he is a faculty member or associate lecturer at several international business schools.
He joined BP in 1989, occupying a series of positions in Research, IT and Organizational Development. In the late ’90s he worked as part of their acclaimed knowledge management team – a team accredited with generating over $200m of value through pioneering knowledge management. He led the company’s efforts on “knowledge-enabling systems”, and worked on major Innovation and Operational Excellence Programmes. During this time he co-authored the business bestseller “Learning to Fly” which has now become a standard work in the field of knowledge management, endorsed by Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and MIT Professor, Peter Senge.
In 2001 he joined Centrica, taking up a number of senior roles in Finance, IT and HR, becoming Director of Change and Knowledge Management.
Chris is an editorial board member of a number of journals and professional KM publications, as well as being a popular blogger. His most recent book, “No More Consultants. We know more than we think.”, again co-authored with Geoff Parcell, was published in 2009.
He is an associate or faculty member at several business schools and universities in the UK, Ireland, Russia and Iran and is a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD (Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development). He is regular speaker at public and in-company events, and has lectured on MBA, MSc and DBA and internal corporate programmes. Chris designed and delivers a regular blended learning programme for the United Nations on Collaborative Knowledge Sharing and Innovation.
Talks at Social Now:
- 2017: Learning Before, During and After
- 2017: Masterclass “Managing Virtual Teams and Communities”