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The following are samples from different international experts and leading managers and policy makers commenting on our SMARt KM Model, more references and testimonies are available upon request.

“I have had the pleasure of working with Prof. Allam when we were benchmarking Knowledge Management in the UAE to set up the KM function in the Prime Minister’s Office.”
Azzan Lootah
Knowledge Manager, Prime Minister’s Office, United Arab Emirates

“SMART KM provides an excellent model for how to successfully integrate these knowledge flows to the core business strategy of the organization, whether in private or public sector.”
Margunn Indreboe Alshaikh
Team Coordinator, Partnerships & Communications, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Sudan

“Throughout my twenty year career working in large global companies I have seen many attempts fail at creating this level of focus, and until this book, I have not found a resource that provides a straightforward yet powerful model to assist.”
Stuart Green
Director, World Service Capabilities, Service Network Engineering, American Express, United Kingdom

“SMART KM offers practical, workable advice on developing the optimal conditions for knowledge management, including the issue of securing that all-important buy-in from management and staff.”
Dr. Alma Swan, PhD MBA
Director, Key Perspectives Ltd, Director, SPARC Europe, United Kingdom

“SMART KM provides a model and framework for achieving knowledge management at a high level and lays a foundation for how one might think about managing knowledge.”
Professor Douglas A. Hensler, Ph.D., P.E.
Dr. Hensler serves as the Provost of the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, United States of America

“Professor Allam is a visionary person and you’re never wrong if you followed what he says. He is very responsible, loyal and a committed person. Working with Allam is a pleasure.”
Sara Al Mehairbi
Senior Specialist, 
General Secretariat of the Executive Council, United Arab Emirates

“I consider the Smart KM Model book a must read for KM practitioners, and organizations seeking to enhance their competitiveness in today’s globalized knowledge economy.”
Dr. Kobena T. Hanson
Head, Knowledge and Learning Department, African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF), Zimbabwe

“I find the Smart KM book very informative and guiding for policy makers specifically to develop and strengthen their strategic thinking decision-making process regarding KM initiatives within their organization.”
Dr. Hend A. Al Muftah
Vice President of Administration and Finance,
Doha Institute for Graduate Studies

“Allam was the best source to provide the best practice for Knowledge Management concept in the local government and I learned a lot from his experience in implementing that concept across complicated organization.”
Mohamed Alobaidli
Deputy Director Digital Transformation,
Abu Dhabi Police, United Arab Emirates