chief knowledge officer
n. A corporate executive in charge of structuring a company's store of technical and business knowledge, and ensuring that employees have access to that knowledge.
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Many of the biggest U.S. companies, and some Canadian ones, have installed a chief knowledge officer "to ensure they make the most of their intellectual capital," another popular catch-phrase of the 1990s.
—Ann Kerr, “2 cheers for the latest trend,” The Globe and Mail (Canada), June 02, 1998
David Pollard, chief knowledge officer for chartered accountants Ernst & Young, says the functions that are becoming most important are connectivity and portability.
—Johanna Powell, “Connectivity key word in today's office,” The Financial Post (Toronto, Canada), December 03, 1994
1988 (earliest)
The hot new job title being batted around in information technology circles these days is chief knowledge officer.
—Bob Weinstein, “Chief knowledge officers in big demand,” Chicago Sun-Times, March 29, 1988
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