Current Role at Stanford

Tony leads the Knowledge Management Team at Lane Medical Library. His team is responsible for library information systems including the web application and website that provide a unified interface for searching and accessing 15,000 online journals, books, databases and clinical tools licensed by the library.

Education & Certifications

  • MBA, Stanford University, Marketing & Technology
  • BA, Columbia University, Chemistry


Professional Interests

Application of Technology to Knowledge Work is a principal professional interest. How information sharing tools and human dynamics coalesce in different environments fascinates me. My experience leading knowledge sharing and collaboration initiatives at Apple Computer, Cisco, Fujitsu, NASA and FAA have taught me a lot about what works and what does not in these complex techno-social efforts.

Work Experience

  • Knowledge Management Program Lead, Joint FAA-NASA Project (2005 - 2007)

    Created and led a program defining, deploying and supporting intranet services supporting 800 information workers in the Joint Planning and Development Office. Led the creation of a community of practice that effectively supported use of the collaborative services across the 800 engineers and managers.


    K Street NW, Washington DC

  • Executive Director, Fujitsu Software Corp. (1996 - 1998)

    Assumed general management of Fujitsu's WorldsAway consumer virtual world service at a critical stage in the startup business. He Led the 40 person team through intense refocusing to complete the product development and launch the online service within six months.


    San Jose, CA

  • Director of Marketing, Fujitsu Software Crop (1993 - 1996)

    Directed all marketing communications, public relations, and product management for Fujitsu's online community service, WorldsAway.


    San Jose, CA

  • Marketing & Product Management, Apple Computer, Inc. (1980 - 1985)

    Early in the personal computer era, he co-led the creation of AppleLink, a vanguard client-server extranet that became Apple's company-wide email service as well as the means by which Apple provided merchandising and technical support to its distributor and dealer network.


    Cupertino, CA


All Publications

  • The 12 Principles of Collaboration - Guidelines for Designing Internet Services that Support Group Collaboration White Paper Cynthia Typaldos, Tony Christopher
  • Beyond the Email Bottleneck - The Solution Involves More than Technology Tony Christopher

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