Giorgio Borgonovo

Business Coach and Knowledge Engineer

I help companies design, develop, manage and promote tools, processes and strategies to foster collaboration, knowledge sharing, innovation and creativity.
As a Knowledge Engineer I'm helping companies foster innovation, develop new tools and procedures to share knowledge, ideas and experience using different channels and media, to make people able to share, find, elaborate new ideas, and choose the best.
As a Business Coach I'm helping companies redefine their strategy to win in a continuously changing world, identify their priorities and use the digital technologies to improve performance and deliver better services and products.

Contacts
via A. Bizzoni, 6
20125 - Milano

borgonovo@tavernadelleidee.it
+39 348 80 67 955
linkedin.com/in/gborgonovo
www.tavernadelleidee.it

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Personal information
Date of Birth: 10th Jan. 1970

Languages
  • Italian: Mother tongue
  • English: Full professional proficiency

Education
Master's Degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering, Politecnico of Milan (engineering school), October 1997

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Education

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I graduated on 16th October 1997 with a thesis entitled "Analisi mediante il metodo degli elementi finiti di una deformazione gravitativa profonda" (Finite Elements Analysis of a deep-seated gravitational slope deformation)

 
Professional Organisations
Order of Engineers of the Province of Milan, n. 20295, from 1998

LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® facilitator
Certified facilitator of LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® method and materials

Awards
MARCOM Gold Award for Golderpedia - In 2014 Golder Associates won the MARCOM Gold Award in the category "Website Element/Portal" for the project Golderpedia as enterprise knowledge repository.

Curriculum
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Experiences: Knowledge Management

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StoryCity
2013-present
I designed the StoryCity project, that aims to realize a (web) app to help people discover stories around them, to learn and love the place they live in or visit.

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StoryCity

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StoryCity:Aroud me is a web portal (developed with PHP and MySQL), it helps people to find interesting points near them and it shows the stories about them. Is is also a game, the more you explore the more points you get and you evolve from stone age to the future.

 
GolderMedia
2013-2014
GolderMedia was created to share information through emerging media (movies, podcasts, images, etc.).

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Golderpedia, the Enterprise Knowledge Base
2009-2014
I created and managed the knowledge repository (project Golderpedia) for Golder Associates to collect, catalog, and share knowledge, experiences and corporate culture.

Idea Box
2010-2011
IdeaBox is the place where people can post their ideas and they can be discussed and rated to help find the best ones.

Enterprise Social Network
2009-2011
I performed a study to introduce and use globally tools Web 2.0 (IBM Lotus Connection) to make internal collaboration more efficient and effective.

User Profile
2012-2014
Worked as advisor for the development and release of the platform for the creation of user profiles.

Customer Relationship Management
2009-2010
Team member and advisor for a trial regarding the introduction of a system of customer management (CRM) using Microsoft Dynamics.

Reporting System
2009-2010
I designed and developed, along with the Italian team, a quarterly corporate data performance reporting system.

Project and Proposal Workspaces
2009-2010
I was the European PM for the the project management system (Proposal and Project Workspaces) based on MS Sharepoint, coordinating regional aspects of communication and training.

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Project and Proposal Workspaces

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Everybody had a lot of job documents stored in their own computer, Golder was trying to move all these files online in a projects repository. The official launch of the tool was done region by region, I was the European PM responsible of the roll-out and training, coordinating with the global teams.

 
Enterprise Search Engine
2011
I was a consultant for the adoption of a Enterprise Search Engine in Golder Associates

Google Server
2008
I looked after the acquisition, installation and management of Google server for indexing and searching documents on the network in Goldr Associates Italy

ERP Systems
2007-2008
As Team Leader was responsible for the design and development of internal management systems in Open Source environment (Apache, PHP, MySQL)

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ERP Systems

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As leader of the Information management group I have designed and developed several tools for HR, scheduling, task planning and deadline management, performance reporting, work orders, workflow management, job cost management and budgeting.
We mainly worked with Opens Source tools and MS Office.

 

Skills

Innovative and Creative thinking

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Innovative and Creative thinking

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In Golder Associates I supported the Technical Development Global Team. I proposed new solutions to foster innovation, like an enterprise wiki (project Golderpedia) or a multimedia server (project GolderMedia) to share knowledge. I helped the company to create basic infrastructures for communities, systems, tools, along with philosophies, values and approaches needed to implement effective, modern, exciting initiatives. I am a natural sponge for ideas and innovation.

 
Analysis and Synthesis skill

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Analysis and Synthesis skill

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As a Business Coach I listen to companies issues and help to summarize them, allowing them to understand the point and to address the solution. I can find the patterns and reuse them in different scopes.
This skill has been particularly important to me in business processes and innovation development creating new processes based on existing ones so that they appear easy to understand for stakeholders.

 
Teamwork

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Teamwork

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In the past years we faced several problems that we overcame as a team,and I promoted the collaboration and sharing knowledge. As team leader I coached the staff helping them to improve themselves and, sure of the support of their team, to serenely face challenges. All my colleagues, young or old, worked easily and willingly with me.

 
Computer skills

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Computer skills

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Since I was twelve I have had passion for computers, programming and technology. I try all the emerging digital tools, so I keep myself updated. I can code (open source languages, SQL, HTML, etc.), I use Windows, Mac OS and Linux and all their software. I can edit images (bitmap and vector graphic), video and audio.
Nevertheless, I consider technology a mean, not an end, it is a tool to use to be able to reach the goal. I think user centered, to let people to empower themselves using the new tools.

 

Papers and Presentations

Paper

P. Jarre, G. Borgonovo Innovazione, gestione della conoscenza e strategie di sviluppo dell’impresa professionale. Prime note ed osservazioni. GEAM n.164, February 2016, Turin, Italy

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Course

Class participation "Progetto Formazione Digital Marketing" - Febbraio 2013

Paper

R. Chandran, with G. Borgonovo Journey to Golderpedia Pipeline, Golder Associates, December 2012, Calgary, Canada

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Proceedings

Borgonovo G., Contini A., Locatelli L., Perolo M., Ramelli E. Monitoring used as an Alarm System in Tunnelling 2007 RETC June 10 - 13, 2007 - Toronto, Canada - Rapid Excavation & Tunneling Conference & Exhibit

Proceedings

Borgonovo G., Contini A., Locatelli L., Ramelli E. A comprehensive monitoring system of mechanized tunnelling in urban area - Automated control of geotechnical measures, topographic surveys, rail tracks geometry and TBM data, XIIIth Danube-European Conference on Geotechnical Engineering (29-31 May 2006, Ljubljana) Active Geotechnical Design in Infrastructure Development

Presentation

Lecturer at "Influenza sul costruito delle variazioni della falda freatica" at Politecnico di Milano, 10/2/2006

Presentation

Lecturer at "Master Course in Tunnelling and Tunnel Boring Machines", lecture title "Progressing monitoring of tunnelling under railway embankment" at Politecnico di Torino - Politecnico di Torino, a.a. 2005-2006 e 2007-2008

Presentation

Lecturer at Corso di Formazione Permanente 2004/2005, lecture title "Applicazioni del calcolo automatico in ingegneria geotecnica (Problemi non lineari)" at Department of Structural Engineering of Politecnico di Milano, 2005

Proceedings

Borgonovo G., L. Locatelli, M. Perolo, E. Ramelli e V. Marchionni. 2005. Progressing Monitoring of tunnelling under railway embankment. Les tunnels, clé d'une Europe durable - Proceedings of an international conference Association Française des Traveaux en Souterrain, 10- 12 october. Chambéry, France

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Proceedings

Locatelli L., G. Borgonovo e G. Gioda. 2005. A Design Procedure for the Rehabilitation of Tunnel Liners. IACMAG - the 11th International Conference of IACMAG , 19-24 june. Turin, Italy

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Locatelli L., G. Borgonovo e G. Gioda. 2004. A Consistent Approach to the Structural Rehabilitation of Tunnel Liners. TAC (Tunnelling Association Canada) 18th National Conference "Advances in Tunnelling and Trechless Techniques", Sept. 26-28. TAC (Tunnelling Association Canada) 18th National Conference Advances in Tunnelling and Trechless Techniques, Canada

Paper

Cividini A., G. Gioda e G. Borgonovo. Finite Element Analysis of Geotechnical Rehabilitation Works. Japan Society of Civil Engineers (2004)

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Paper

Gioda G. e G. Borgonovo. Finite Element Modeling of the Time-Dependent of a Slope Bounding a Hydroelectric Reservoir. International Journal of Geomechanics - American Society of Civil Engineers (2004), 229

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Presentation

Lecturer at Workshop "Analisi della stabilità dei versanti in roccia. Applicazione del metodo degli elementi finiti allo studio del movimento franoso di Rosone" at Regione Piemonte - Torino 28 gennaio 1998

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Certified LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® facilitator
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