Gary Carlson

Founder and Principal

Gary CarlsonGary Carlson helps enterprise-level companies boost revenue, increase customer satisfaction, and improve efficiency through well-executed information and knowledge management initiatives. With over 20 years of experience as a taxonomist, consultant, and information strategist, Gary collaborates closely with clients to develop the kind of information infrastructure that can deliver business success and a more positive user experience.

Gary has worked extensively on major information and knowledge management projects and products spanning taxonomy tools, search, auto-categorization, content management, governance, and overall information infrastructure. He has provided solutions for some of the world’s most recognizable brands, including Adobe, Corbis, Crate & Barrel, Disney, Group Health, IBM, Microsoft, Pearson Publishing, REI, and Sears.

A lecturer and adjunct instructor at the University of Washington, University of Toronto, University of Wisconsin, and University of North Carolina, Gary is a frequent speaker at conferences and workshops.

Gary is a founding partner at Factor.

Gary is an accomplished kayaker and can occasionally be found kayaking around Southeast Alaska.

Professional Recognition

  • Annual featured speaker, moderator, and panelist at the KM World/Taxonomy Bootcamp conference, 2008–present
  • Speaker at Createasphere DAM conference in Los Angeles and New York, 2012
  • Speaker at the Semantic Technology Conference, 2005, 2010, 2011
  • Speaker at the Information Architecture Summit 2009