Partner, KPMG China
Larry works in KPMG's China partnership based in Hong Kong. He runs business development with KPMG's biggest bank clients and is also responsible for articulating the firm's financial services sector strategy in close collaboration with the firm's senior partners.
Larry has more than 25 years experience in media, communications, knowledge management and information technology. He founded Manage With Knowledge, his own knowledge management consultancy, in 2015 after a successful 14-year career with global bank HSBC where he most recently was Group Chief Knowledge Officer.
Larry was the founding editor of the South China Morning Post's Technology Post section in the early 1990s and foresaw the impending commercial success of the Internet and World-Wide Web early in his career. He became an independent digital publisher and dot.com entrepreneur in the mid 1990s.
He joined HSBC in 2001 to develop and market the bank's first foreign exchange trading platform and spent his career there developing a variety of ground-breaking internal businesses and driving innovation through knowledge management.
He is passionate about the use of innovative knowledge management and publishing solutions to support targeted, customised learning and development among both adults and children.
Larry has a Masters Degree in Strategic Knowledge Management, specialising in work-based learning.
Independent Consultant and Researcher
John P. Wilson is an independent consultant and researcher with wide experience of change in both the academic and private sectors. He has worked as a consultant with a wide range of organisations and has spent two years working in Sweden, and four years in Saudi Arabia for an oil company. He has directed an MEd in Training and Development which ran in the UK, Ireland and Singapore.
John was previously the HEIF (Higher Education Innovation Fund) Programme Manager for Continuing Professional Development at the University of Oxford, supporting existing qualification and short courses, as well as developing new programmes which encourage knowledge transfer between the University and external organisations.
He has published widely and has edited International Human Resource Development: Learning, Education and Training for Individuals and Organizations, compiled the Routledge Encyclopaedia of UK Education, Training and Employment, and authored, Dream: Your Life, Your Future.
John is a member of the British Standards Institute Knowledge Management Systems Committee which is contributing to the development of ISO knowledge management standards.
Books written/edited by Dr John Wilson:
- Experiential Learning: A Handbook for Education, Training and Coaching, 3rd edition. London, Kogan Page. Beard, C. M. and Wilson, J. P. (2013)
- International Human Resource Development: Learning, Education and Training for Individuals and Organizations London: Kogan Page. Wilson, J. P. (2012)
- The Routledge Encyclopaedia of UK Education, Training and Employment. Milton Park: Routledge Falmer. Wilson, J. P. (2010).
- The Call Centre Training Handbook: A Complete Guide to Learning and Development in Contact Centres. London: Kogan Page. Wilson, J. P. (2009).