Knut Hinkelmann is a professor at the University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland FHNW, School of business. His current position is dean of the Master of Science in Business Information Systems. He has been working as consultant and researcher in the area of knowledge management for about 15 years. Already in 1998 he was head of the Knowledge Management research group at the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence DFKI. A special focus of his work is the alignment of knowledge management with the business processes of an organization in order to make sure that any knowledge maturing activities contribute to the success of the enterprise.