Stan Garfield is a knowledge management author, speaker, and community leader based in Northville, Michigan. He has worked in the field of knowledge management for over 25 years.

Stan spent 8 years at Deloitte leading communities and enterprise social networking. Prior to that, he spent 25 years at HP, Compaq, and Digital Equipment Corporation. Stan launched Digital's first knowledge management program in 1996, helped develop the corporate KM strategy for Compaq, and led the Worldwide Consulting & Integration Knowledge Management Program for HP. He also worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers, St. Louis University School of Medicine, and Washington University School of Medicine.

Stan holds a BS in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science from Washington University in St. Louis. He leads the SIKM Leaders Community (which he founded) with over 1,200 members globally, and is invited to present at numerous conferences, including the Midwest KM Symposium (which he founded) and KMWorld. Stan has published over 900 articles on leadership, innovation, knowledge management, communities of practice, enterprise social networks, and social media. He is the author of the Profiles in Knowledge series featuring knowledge management thought leaders.

Books and Book Chapters

- Implementing a Successful KM Program (2007)

- Successful Knowledge Leadership: Principles and Practice (2013), Chapter 5: The Modern Knowledge Leader: A Results-Oriented Approach

- Gaining Buy-in for KM (2014), Chapter 2: Obtaining support for KM: The ten commitments

- Measuring the ROI of Knowledge Management, 2nd Edition (2016),, Chapter 7: The case against ROI for knowledge management

- Proven Practices for Promoting a Knowledge Management Program (2017)

- Knowledge Management Matters: Words of Wisdom from Leading Practitioners (2018), Chapter 6: Communities Manifesto

- Handbook of Community Management: A Guide to Leading Communities of Practice (2020)

- The Five Cs of KM (2022)

- Knowledge Nuggets: 100 KM Infographics (2023)


- Business: management, strategy, planning, operations

- Technology: computer science, information technology, consulting, systems integration

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Knowledge Management Author and Speaker, Founder of SIKM Leaders Community, Community Evangelist, Knowledge Manager