ATbar Ariely, Gil-Ad (Dr.)

Ariely, Gil-Ad (Dr.)

Chief Knowledge Officer & Senior Researcher, International Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT), Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya, Israel

Dr. Gil-ad Ariely is the CKO (Chief Knowledge Officer) and senior researcher at the Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT) of Lauder School of Government Diplomacy and Strategy, at The Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya. He teaches e-Government, and on learning-competitions in asymmetric conflicts - researching operational learning and innovation.

Dr. Ariely is a leading expert on managing operational knowledge in critical environments, crisis management and preparedness, and security studies. He consulted on knowledge methodologies, futures foresight, operational learning and Intellectual Capital to Government and industry organizations around the world, and serves on editorial boards of academic journals and in advisory boards in the public sector and industry. He helped install cutting-edge methodologies, structures and concepts of operational knowledge management as an interagency interoperability vehicle for command & control, and lessons-learned mechanisms. 

Dr. Ariely is a Lt. Colonel (ret.) with 20 years of experience in the field of counter-terrorism as Deputy Commander of a CT Unit in the IDF. He also initiated and helped inaugurate the field of Operational Knowledge Management in the IDF Ground Forces since 2001, was the first acting CKO (Chief Knowledge Officer) of the Ground Forces IDF, and wrote the Army's first doctrine book on Learning during operations, and operational knowledge management.

Dr. Ariely earned his Ph.D. at the University of Westminster, London, researching knowledge and managing it in the Government sector. He is a founding member of ICTAC (International Counter Terrorism Academic Community), a member of BIOPoM (Business Information, Organisation and Process Management) research Center at the University of Westminster, London, a member of the Proteus USA group, and of ERGOMAS (European Research Group on Military and Society).  Dr. Ariely is an Associate Fellow of ICSR (International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation and Political Violence), Department of War Studies at King’s College, London.

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Learning to digest during fighting – Real Time Knowledge Management

A great deal has been written on lessons learned from the 2006 'Second Lebanese War', and no doubt much more will be revealed, as there is still a lot to learn. However, an imperative lesson learned from years of LIC implemented throughout the war, was how to learn lessons and disseminate insights in real-time to the fighting forces. This is known as Operational Knowledge Management.
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Knowledge - The thermonuclear weapon for terrorists in the information age


More efficient than any bomb is the knowledge which incorporates skills and competences, original and creative thinking, some understanding of engineering, learning, and integration of many context insights, such as the effect of communication etc.

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