Noboru Konno is President of KIRO,Inc. (Knowledge Innovation Research Organization),
President of Japan Innovation Network, and Professor of Tama Graduate School, Specially Appointed Professor for New Era Office Center (NEO) at Kyoto Institute of Technology (KIT) , Guest Professor of Graduate School of System Design and Management (SDM), Keio University. B.A. of Architecture, Waseda University, Ph.D. (Management Information Science). Advisor to Nikken Sekkei Limited (architects).
As a knowledge ecologist, he has been involved in numerous consulting projects for knowledge industries, such as knowledge management and design strategy projects, change management for design organizations, and workplace development including many research labs as a pioneer of these fields. His recent studies and projects include workplace for knowledge creation (concept of “ba”), Future Center studies and “Purpose Engineering”.