Mike is a full time lecturer at the University of Washington’s Information School. He is also a senior level consultant with 18+ years in information management, with a deep background in information science and content management. At the University of Washington, he teaches graduate courses in knowledge management, information management and taxonomy/ontology development. In his role as an information management consultant, Mike works with clients to solve develop taxonomies and ontologies for use in managing metadata within intranets, extranets, portals and other enterprise content management systems. Mike has experiences working with all types of vertical businesses and industries, such as legal, retail, pharma, energy and information technology. He has developed taxonomies for more than 50 major companies in the US, UK and Canada.