John Girard

Professor of Information Technology
Middle Georgia State University
Co-Founder, Sagology & Co-Author, Knowledge Management Matters

John P. Girard, Ph.D. holds the Peyton Anderson Endowed Chair at Middle Georgia State University. He has enjoyed the privilege of speaking to leaders on six continents about technology, leadership, and culture. Engaging with students daily ensures he remains current in the ever-changing world in which we live and do business. John has traveled to 116 countries investigating globalization and innovation in action. John has published eight books: Knowledge Management Matters (2018), Strategic Data-base Wisdom in the Big Data Era (2015), Social Roots (2014), Sage Sayings (2014), Business Goes Virtual (2011), Social Knowledge (2011), A Leader’s Guide to Knowledge Management (2009) and Building Organizational Memories (2009). Prior to transitioning to the academy, John was acting Director of Knowledge Management at National Defence Headquarters in Ottawa, Canada. He served for 24 years in the Canadian Forces, retiring at the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel. John has been recognized as a Fellow & Distinguished Scholar of The International Institute for Applied Knowledge Management, a Certified Information Professional, a Chartered Manager, and a Member of City & Guilds Institute of London. In 2016, John was a Fulbright Scholar working with Al Ain University of Science of Technology in the UAE. He was awarded Middle Georgia State University’s Award for Outstanding Scholarship in 2016. To learn more about John, visit

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