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Oussama Ziadé, a Harvard University post-graduate, is a global consultant and thought leader in the field of management development and one of the world's leading experts in knowledge management and information technology strategy. He has more than 32 years of diverse professional experience, 29 years of executive experience, of which 27 years at the leadership helm, with vast international experience in the public sector, as well as conglomerate, medium and small companies in over 20 industries. He is one of the pioneers of enterprise architecture and innovative business management.
During his career he chaired and founded several companies in the United States of America in the field of Business and IT management. Through his companies who specialized in the area of Enterprise Architecture, he consulted for more than 100 companies and government organizations worldwide; to name a few, the White House, the US House of Representatives, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the US Federal Aviation Administration, the US Navy, the US Air Force, the National Security Agency, the US Department of Defense, the United States Department of Energy, the US Department of Education, MetLife Insurance, Philip Morris, UPS, US Postal Services, JPMorgan, ABN AMRO, PricewaterhouseCoopers. In 1999, his company contributed to the formalization of Military Information Architecture that is used today in many developed countries as a Department of Defense Standard. In 2000, his company worked with the Council of CIOs of the United States government organizations to develop the Federal Enterprise Architecture Framework, which was mandated in 2002 by an executive order by George W. Bush.
KMWorld considered Ziadé as one of the top 100 leaders in knowledge management for four years in a row (2000-2003). He appeared on the cover of the magazine with the heads of major technology and management consulting companies, such as Bill Gates (founder of Microsoft), Eric Schmidt (who later became the CEO of Google), the CEO of Oracle, the CEO of IBM, and the CEO of PricewaterhouseCoopers. He appeared on the cover of the International Business Strategy in 2000 and was the subject of numerous television and radio programs. In 1999, he was a guest on the World Business Review on Enterprise Architecture and Knowledge Management hosted by Casper Weinberger (former US Secretary of Defense). He has been a speaker at many international conferences on Enterprise Architecture, Knowledge Management, Management Excellence and Community Advancement to keep up with the knowledge economy.