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Because You Need to Know – Daniel Ranta

Manifest knowledge via the art of collective elaboration with Daniel Ranta

This podcast is part of the Because You Need to Know series from Pioneer Knowledge Services.

25+ year background in creating and implementing strategies in the trenches with excellent, measurable business results. Designed and implemented GE’s knowledge management (KM) strategy from 2015-19. Program recognized as one of the best KM implementations across industries. Left GE in early October 2019 – now available for consulting opportunities. Previously designed and implemented the KM strategy at ConocoPhillips, taking the program from last in the industry to the industry leader. Worked closely with the business to document and validate $100s millions in business value.

Articles / materials / books contributed to in the last several years:

  • Portfolio of 90 KM-related articles (Governance) used for Kent State Course – Designing and Implementing KM in the Workplace
  • 62 online videos (KM Instruction) for the same Kent State Graduate KM Program course
  • Collaborate Smarter, Not Harder – Sloan Management Review (SMR) – September 2019
  • Knowledge Management in GE – Leading-Edge Communities, KM Cookbook by KM Icons, June 2019
  • Driving Business impact Through Collaboration Analytics, Connected Commons – May 2019
  • Investing in Boundary-Spanning Collaboration to Drive Efficiency and Innovation – September 2016 – Organizational Dynamics
  • Critical Knowledge Transfer – Harvard Press – December 2014
  • Planet BP Lower 48 Article on Business Unit Restructuring – September 2014
  • Designing Effective Knowledge Networks – MIT Sloan Management Review – September 2013
  • 2004-2013 Sanitized Oil & Gas Company Case Study – October 2013
  • Book: The New Edge in Knowledge – (featuring the ConocoPhillips story) – 2011
  • Networking Field Book Chapter on Networks at ConocoPhillips – 2011
  • Making of OneWiki – an Enterprise-wide encyclopedia of knowledge – Spirit Magazine – November 2010
  • Harnessing Your Staff’s Informal Networks – HBR – February 2010
  • Facebook for the Enterprise from E&P Magazine July 2009
  • Collaboration in Big Oil – Harts EP – April 2009.
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Edwin K. Morris

Edwin K. Morris is the president and founder of Pioneer Knowledge Services which produces the educational program, Because You Need To Know. It is part of the mission to educate and bring awareness around knowledge management and nonprofit concerns.

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