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Vale Larry Prusak, a knowledge management icon

Like many of my Columbia University MS in Information & Knowledge Strategy (IKNS) community, and knowledge management (KM) colleagues and friends, I am saddened by the news of Larry Prusak’s passing.

Larry was the consummate story teller, historian, man-of-adventure, and knowledge management icon. Every opportunity I had to sit at his feet (figuratively) and take in his acquired wisdom was required action. I was blessed to have met him, learned from him, converse and correspond with him, and he was kind enough to consider me a friend.

My Columbia IKNS 21 cohort benefited from his charm, wisdom, and practical advice. He was a treasured part of our collective journey. He was one of the first people we met at Columbia as our IKNS degree quest began, and we – individually and collectively, are richer for the experience.

I include this remembrance of Larry’s academic career, posted by Nancy Dixon.

You, sir, will be truly missed.

Requiescat in Pace, Sir.

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Brett J. Patron, CKM

Currently Chief Knowledge Services of US Army TRADOC. A senior knowledge management (KM) strategist and subject matter expert (SME), strategic learning consultant, analyst, and leader. Develops and implements KM strategies using agile project management techniques to obtain results in process management, decision support, data-informed decision, continuous process improvement, and managing operating rhythm. Advises senior (C-Suite) leaders and staff on good KM practice that enable effective decisions at the speed of relevance. Develops/implements KM/IM governance programs. Forges collaboration through tech/non-tech methods, coordinating with IT and learning colleagues. Instructor and mentor on KM/IM proven practices and techniques. Leads KM teams and advises/supports subordinate organization KM leaders. Master’s Degree in Information and Knowledge Strategy from Columbia University and Certified Knowledge Manager (KM Institute). Over ten years in KM Field.
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