FireOak Strategies: Our Work & Projects

At the intersection of Knowledge Management, Information Management, and Information Security

At FireOak Strategies, we work with all types of organizations -- inter-governmental organizations (IGOs); non-profit organizations; for-profit companies; universities and colleges; research institutes; and libraries, museums, and archives. Our experience spans various sectors: we have experience in healthcare, pharmaceuticals, agriculture, travel, manufacturing, research & development, international development, publishing, and the news/media.

Following are just some examples of recent projects we have conducted. Many of our projects, particularly within the corporate sector, are confidential.

Confidential Clients - Higher Education

Due to the highly sensitive nature of our Information Security Maturity Assessments (ISMA) and PCI Scope Assessment, clients are confidential. Several recent clients have been in the higher education sector.

Confidential Client - Insurance Industry

Supporting enterprise-wide Knowledge Management and knowledge sharing -- strategic planning through implementation.

International Potato Center (CIP), a member of the CGIAR Consortium

Supporting internal and external knowledge sharing through Intranet development and Open Access/Open Data strategic planning, operations, and implementation.

CGIAR Consortium

Supporting the CGIAR Consortium's Open Access and Data Management Policy and implementation.

  • Focus Areas: Knowledge Management;  Open Access; Scholarly Communication; Open Data; International Development; Information & Communication Technology (ICT); Metadata; Open Access Repositories

Confidential Client in the Healthcare Industry

Facilitated the process to develop a knowledge management strategy for business intelligence and analytics teams throughout the organization. Conducted an assessment of the current state of knowledge management across these groups; established a vision, goals, and objectives for the future; and developed a tactical plan to implement knowledge management initiatives and embed knowledge sharing into the group's organizational culture.


World Bank -- Publications Unit

Worked as part of a consulting team to develop a framework to measure the impact of World Bank publications now that the organization's publications are freely and openly disseminated through a combination of traditional mechanisms (print) and digital channels such as the World Bank Open Knowledge repository, Google Books, Scribd, and Issuu.

  • Focus Areas: Knowledge Management; Research and Data Analysis; International Development; Information & Communication Technology (ICT); Open Access; Scholarly Communication

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Provided support for a knowledge management project to develop a taxonomy for Teamworks, a new knowledge sharing and collaboration platform developed in Drupal, an open-source web content management system. The project was based out of the Regional Centre for East and Southern Africa in Johannesburg under the auspices of the Bureau of Policy Development.

  • Focus Areas: Knowledge Management; Research and Data Analysis; International Development; Information & Communication Technology (ICT)

The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO)

ASTHO seeks to improve the organization's capacity to support knowledge management through improved internal processes, workflows, and practices. The goals for this consultancy are to: analyze current knowledge management practices, workflows, and processes; recommend ways to systematically enhance and improve knowledge creation, knowledge exchange, and knowledge management within the organization; and recommend a system to serve as the platform to support ASTHO's growing knowledge management needs.


United Nations Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

Worked on-site at UNESCO headquarters in Paris on the organization's new Open Access programme. Worked with management and programme staff to liaise with representatives from Member States, policy makers, research funding agencies, publishers, and librarians from around the world to encourage policy development, stimulate discussions about Open Access, and identify areas for collaboration and partnerships with other organizations.


Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR)

COAR is a global network designed to support Open Access Repositories. We provide support for COAR in terms of communication and outreach, business development, and working group initiatives such as the Challenges of Open Access Repositories & Global Interoperability project.

African Journals OnLine (AJOL)

Working with AJOL on a research project to capture the current state of scholarly journal publishing within Africa. Details can be found on the Scholarly Publishing in Africa page.