Bill Kaplan

Bill Kaplan

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Trusted KM Advisor to Government and Industry | Author, Speaker, Facilitator | Acquisition Mgt Professional

Areas of expertise

knowledge management, workforce turnover and knowledge loss, federal acquisition management and operations

Professional summary

KM is a discipline covering many aspects of business and operational planning, execution, and management and is always about improving business, operational, or mission performance through an improved ability to leverage what you know about what you do; it is about enabling individuals, teams, and organizations to make the best decisions and to provide the best solutions.

As a CKO for a mid cap company, I focused on (1) the flow and use of knowledge across the company in ongoing operations (2) improving the ability of our company to leverage the hidden value of corporate knowledge in business development, (3) improving our ability to learn from past challenges and successes in strategic decision making and client solution delivery, and (4) creating value from knowledge, experience, and insight held not only by our employees, but also by our clients.

Now, as an independent practitioner and consulting practice owner, I can bring all the insight and experience from my career, and most importantly, from my recent role as a corporate CKO, KM practitioner, and KM Practice Manager, to help my clients leverage the value of their own personal and organizational knowledge to improve their performance.

Coupled with 40 years of federal acquisition, contracting, and program management experience, I can also support the unique challenges and needs of these public and private sector communties along with clients in all domains.

Specialties: KM, learning processes, change management, knowledge architectures, KM maturity assessment and strategic plans, facilitation, knowledge capture and reuse, facilitation, knowledge repositories, communities of practice, managing knowledge loss due to workforce attrition, strategic planning, organization stand up and evolution, project planning, project management, Federal Acquisition and Contracting/Procurement: pre-award, post-award, acquisition policy development, major systems acquisition

Engagement overview

Understand your knowledge needs and the business and workforce environment in which we would work together to provide the solutions required.  The outcome is your improved ability to create value from the knowledge possessed by your organzation and those of your clients and stakeholders.

4 Ways We Can get Started Working Together


Federal Government
International Financial Institutions (IFI)
International Development Banks
Petroleum and Chemicals Industry
Non Profit