Ron Young is the founder of the Knowledge Associates International group of companies, which is based at St. John’s Innovation Centre, Cambridge, the UK. He is acknowledged as a leading international expert and thought leader in strategic knowledge and innovation asset management. He specializes in knowledge-driven results. He advised and assisted the UK DTI Innovation Unit in the production of the UK Government White Paper ‘UK Competitiveness in the Knowledge-Driven Economy,’ and he has provided guidance on knowledge and innovation assets in government.
He chaired the British Standards Institution Knowledge Management Standards Committee, and he is a member of the ISO International Standards workgroups for knowledge management, innovation management, and asset management. He lectures on the global knowledge economy, and he teaches knowledge and innovation asset management at leading universities. He consults with the United Nations, the World Bank, the European Commission, and the inter-governmental Asian Productivity Organization.