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sh is a dynamic leader in knowledge management (KM), and one of Canada’s foremost speakers on KM, who has worked with KM in both private and public sector organizations. In 2001, Ash was named by Knowledge Management Magazine, as one of six of North-America’s 2001 KM’s Most Influential People, the first and only Canadian honoured on this list. Ash is the pioneer of the Ontario Workplace Safety and Insurance Board’s (WSIB) successful Canadian award-winning KM Practice. He is the Silver Medallist recipient for the WSIB’s KM Practice - Government in Technology (GTEC) Distinction Awards 2000. In the Fall of 2002, Ash was featured as EDGE Magazine (Cover Story October 2002) (formerly InfoSystems Executive Magazine).

Ash’s professional career spans over two decades in the private and public sector, working closely with and in the information technology field, with a flair for marketing and communications.  Ash started his career, working for the first 6 years in the financial environment with a UK based international bank, Barclays Bank in Trinidad.  This followed a 5-year period working with one of Canada’s oldest and largest retail organizations, Hudson’s Bay Company. He joined the WSIB (formerly the Worker’s Compensation Board), Ontario in 1987 and progressed through applications development to become a project/manager in the international award-winning Rapid Applications Development (RAD) - Rapid Solutions Delivery (RSD) practice at the WSIB. This successful role served as a springboard for Ash to become the pioneer, and one of the architects of the WSIB's successful knowledge management practice. In 2001, Ash joined the BMO Financial Group (Bank of Montreal) as a Senior KM Consultant and in November 2002, was appointed senior manager responsible for Enterprise Content Management.

Ash’s work in knowledge management has been referenced and published worldwide in a number of publications including Knowledgepoint Australia, Information Highways Magazine (Up Close Profile January 2003), EDGE Magazine (Cover Story October 2002), Computing Canada, InfoSystems Executive, Knowledge Management Magazine (US), CIO Magazine (Australia), CIO Magazine (Asean & Hong Kong), CIO Magazine (Korea), CIO Magazine Canada, CMA Canada Magazine, CIO Magazine (USA), The National Post, KMWorld Magazine, Lac Carling’s Government Review, the WSIB’s Across the Board and BMO’s LINK amongst others.

Ash is member of the Knowledge Management Advisory Board (KMAB), Royal Roads University, Victoria, BC, a founding participant/member of the University of Toronto’s Knowledge Management Institute (KMI), a member of the Dean’s Advisory Board, FIS, University of Toronto, a member of Queen’s University KM Forum, a Member/Guest Moderator/ Inner Circle Member and Founding Mentor for the AOK Knowledge Recognition Program, Association of Knowledgework (AOK), FL., US, a Member of the e-Knowledge Markets - Advanced Research Working Group, Kaieteur Institute for Knowledge Management, a member of: AIIM International, the e-Content Institute, The European Community KnowledgeBoard, the GKEC International KM Certification Committee, the Lotus Global e-Community for Government and a member of the Canadian Information Processing Society (CIPS).

Ash has written and assisted in publishing of several papers and articles for newsletters, magazines and other publications. He is passionate about knowledge management and is an active national and international public speaker on the topic, and has lectured for the Faculty of Information Studies (FIS), University of Toronto – KM Initiatives. Ash also speaks to secondary school students on information technology, as he is an avid supporter of technology in schools programs.