NSW KM Forum December Event: The Knowledge Sharing Networking Exercise & Chrissie Drinks!

For our December event we are are adapting our meeting format, swapping venue and inviting you all to Christmas Networking Drinks with a twist to faciltate conversation, knowledge sharing and individual learning.

Join us to network with colleagues old and new from the Knowledge world, engage in stimulating conversation around all things “Knowledge”, and socialise your learning over a Christmas drink or two while we’re there!

Register Now at our Eventbrite Site:

NSW KM Forum December Event: Knowledge Sharing Networking & Chrissie Drinks

Date:  Tuesday 15th December 2015

Time:  5.30pm for an approx. official 7.30pm finish (or until whatever time you decide to stay)

Where:  The Palace Hotel (Back Bar), 742 George Street, Haymarket (Cnr George & Hay Streets)

Instructions:  If you can’t find us when you get there please call Marie on 0404 090 110

Please Note: The venue has been selected for it’s informal atmosphere and variety of food and drink options. So, as we invite you all to buy whatever food or drink at whatever time you wish to on the night there will be no request for our usual donations!

The Knowledge Sharing Networking Exercise will be facilitated by the NSW KM Forum Committee

To make the most of the collective wisdom of the Kowledge Community with whom you will be socialising at this event, we ask that as well as bringing along your good humour, please have in mind:

  • one thing (knowledge related) that you would be happy to share  (This can be absolutely anything, an anecdote, a story, a piece of data, an observation, a methodology, a tool, a technique … anything that you can share with others verbally.)

  • one thing (knowledge related) that you would like to learn.

So come along and join us to network with colleagues old and new from the Knowledge Management world and socialise your learning over a drink if you so wish!

(Please RSVP so we can keep our eye out for you on the night!)

Register Now at our Eventbrite Site:

NSW KM Forum December Event: Knowledge Sharing Networking & Chrissie Drinks

NSW KM Forum November Event: In conversation with …  

Patricia Walters and Matt Moore – Two experienced KM professionals – two different KM implementation stories.

Register now at our Eventbrite site:

NSW KM Forum November Event: In conversation with … Patricia Walters and Matt Moore-two experienced KM professionals – two different KM implementation stories

Time: 5.30pm for a 6.00pm start – app 7.30pm finish

Where: Cancer Council Australia, Level 14, 477 Pitt Street, Sydney

Instructions: If you have any access issues please call 0456 000 468

Please Note: a $5 donation will be asked for at the door to cover nibbles and incidentals

Topic:

Our two guest speakers have several decades of Knowledge Management experience between them across multiple countries.  Both eventually landing in KM roles in major blue chips in Australia.

We have invited them both along to share their most recent adventures in the world of Knowledge Management:-

From Patricia’s perspective, she will share the challenges, surprises and rewards of trying to implement “KM” in a major financial institution – and the different perceptions of “KM” held by the powers that be.

While Matt’s perspective is … “Clayton’s – The knowledge management you do when you’re not doing knowledge management.  What do you do when everyone says they want to manage their knowledge better but no one wants to do anything about it?  How do you cope with magical beliefs in the power of technology?”

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About Patricia Walters:

Tricia has 20+ years’ experience as a Knowledge and Research Manager across a wide range of industry sectors. At Accenture she covered Consumer & Industrial products and Communications & Media in AsiaPac. At PwC she commenced in the Audit and Assurance sector for AsiaPac, before taking the role of global e-Business KM and then ran the Resources (mining, oil & gas and utilities) and Government KM programs.  More recently in Financial Services she set up a knowledge base covering Finance and Transport, before moving into the Transport Infrastructure business with Transurban. Her expertise is developing and applying knowledge strategies, identifying knowledge requirements/gaps to help employees do their daily work/develop their careers and implementing the most appropriate way to address these. This usually involves pinpointing and joining up the dots between individuals and teams who don’t have time or inclination to do so themselves. She has consistently worked with global teams, sourcing and cross pollinating best practice. All her roles have been ‘first of a kind’ so she has had to get up to speed with new topics and environments and adapt her approaches accordingly.

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About Matt Moore:

Matt has worked in the knowledge management fireld for 15 years.  Over this time period, he has developed knowledge management strategies, implemented content management systems and facilitated communities, developed classroom and eLearning programs, developed and written marketing programs for corporations, government agencies and not for profits.  Matt has recently been running CRM operations and managing digital change projects.

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So come along and spend some time with like-minded knowledge professionals to listen, participate, collaborate and learn. We look forward to seeing you there and at networking drinks following.

Please Note: a $5 donation will be asked for at the door to cover nibbles and incidentals.

Please Note: a $5 donation will be asked for at the door to cover nibbles and incidentals.

Register now at our Eventbrite site:

NSW KM Forum November Event: In conversation with … Patricia Walters and Matt Moore-two experienced KM professionals – two different KM implementation stories

NSW KM Forum August Event Site Visit: Arup-a (very) spatial approach to executing a differentiation strategy  

Presented by Kim Sherwin, Senior Librarian and Knowledge Specialist, Arup

Date: Tuesday 25th August 2015

Time: 5.30pm for a 6.00pm start – app 7.30pm finish

Where: Arup Site Visit – Level 9, 201 Kent Street, Sydney

Instructions: Please arrive before 6.00pm – if arriving after 6.00pm please call 0403 873 983 as the main entrance to the building will be locked.

Please Note: There will be none of our usual nibblies provided during this site visit event and therefore we won’t be asking for our usual $5 donation!

As this is a site visit numbers are strictly limited so register early to avoid disappointment!

Register now at our Eventbrite site:  https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/nsw-km-forum-august-event-arup-tickets-18011420644

Topic:  Arup – a (very) spatial approach to executing a differentiation strategy

Arup’s Sydney Office recently launched a pilot project to try out new ways of working ahead of relocating to a new office in 2018.  A quarter of the office has been refurbished as part of the experiment.  The new space includes design studios, a workshop, a new activity based working “neighbourhood” and a 3D printer amongst other features.  The spaces aim to foster creativity and collaboration, with Arup University symbolically and literally at the heart of the new approach.  Kim will share the journey from strategy to execution, as well as exploring the value that Arup place on knowledge through Arup University.

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About Kim Sherwin

A Librarian by trade and now working in a dual library and knowledge sharing role. Kim is interested in creating innovative ways to encourage people to share their knowledge. Originating from the UK, Kim moved to Australia in 2008 and has found her passion through her work at Arup. Kim works as part of the Arup University team, which fosters technical excellence within this unique organisation. Kim is a co-author of Arup University’s latest publication on Future Libraries.

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So come along and spend some time with like-minded knowledge professionals to listen, participate, collaborate and learn. We look forward to seeing you there and at networking drinks following.

Please Note: There will be none of our usual nibblies provided during this site visit event and therefore we won’t be asking for our usual $5 donation!

Register now at our Eventbrite site:  https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/nsw-km-forum-august-event-arup-tickets-18011420644

Register now at our Eventbrite pageNSW KM Forum Mid-Year Networking Drinks

 

Date:  Tuesday 28th July 2013

Time:  5.30pm for an approx. official 7.30pm finish (or until whatever time you decide to stay)

Where:  The Palace Hotel (Back Bar), 742 George Street, Haymarket (Cnr George & Hay Streets)

Instructions:  If you can’t find us when you get there please call Marie on 0404 090 110

Hi Eveyone,

The first half of 2015 has given us some great, thought-provoking topics – physical collaborative workspaces, managing knowledge communities across an organisational merger, an update on the evolving world of social collaboration (via video hookup with an expert from Spain), we even looked in the mirror and asked ourselves as KM practitioners, “What is the end game of Knowledge Management?”

Yes, it’s been an insightful six months.  

On the back of that we thought we’d make the July meeting a little more low key and gather together meetup-style at The Palace Hotel in Haymarket for a social drink and to kick around a few topics as conversation-starters.

Some suggestions:

  • What defines an online conversation on a social platform as a “business conversation”?
  • How has KM changed the way we approach work, and has it really made a difference?
  • Can KM ever be a bona fide disruptor, or is that lable confined to business models and technologies?

Better still, BYO topic!

Join us to network with colleagues old and new from the Knowledge world, engage in stimulating conversation around all things “Knowledge”, and socialise your learning over a drink or two while we’re there! 

Please Note: The venue has been selected for it’s informal atmosphere and variety of food and drink options. So, as we invite you all to buy whatever food or drink at whatever time you wish to on the night there will be no request for our usual donations!

So come along and join us to network with colleagues old and new from the Knowledge Management world and socialise your learning over a drink if you so wish!

Please RSVP so we can whip up a name tag for you!

Register now at our Eventbrite pageNSW KM Forum Mid-Year Networking Drinks

NSW KM Forum June Event: A Case Study: Can Communities of Practice Survive an Acquisition?  

Presented by Evonne McCabeCommunities Lead at Jacobs Group (Australia) Pty Ltd

Date: Tuesday 30th May 2015

Time: 5.30pm for a 6.00pm start – app 7.30pm finish

Where: Cancer Council Australia, Level 14, 477 Pitt Street, Sydney

Instructions: If you have any access issues please call 0456 000 468

Please Note: a $5 donation will be asked for at the door to cover nibbles and incidentals

Register now at: NSW KM Forum June Event: Case Study-Can CoPs Survive an Acquisition?

Topic:  A Case Study: Can Communities of Practice Survive an Acquisition?
 
In December 2013, SKM, the 7000 employee, Australian based engineering consultancy were acquired by Jacobs, a 70, 000 employee, US based engineering consultancy.
 
As expected, the last 18 months has been a time of change and acclimation at all levels of business for legacy SKM and legacy Jacobs staff. Typically there have been staff changes, system and process changes, and merging of two organisational cultures.Communities of Practice can perform an important means of connecting staff at a time where there is so much change, but first the CoPs have to survive the change. 
 
The presentation discusses how we built the successful CoPs in the first place, how the acquisition has impacted CoPs and what we are doing to manage CoPs in Jacobs now.
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About Evonne McCabe

Evonne is Communities Lead at Jacobs as she was with SKM prior to their acquisition. She is very passionate about making sure communications, knowledge sharing, collaboration, and stakeholder engagement activities result in a positive change.


Evonne has over 20 years’ experience in developing, managing and implementing communication and engagement strategies for small and large projects in rural and urban areas. The strategies have at times required managing sensitive and emotive issues and always focus on effective cooperation with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders.

Evonne has an easy going manner and knows how to deal with many different audiences across the hierarchy of management levels. Her messages are clear and simple to understand, without losing the key meanings of what needs to be said.

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So come along and spend some time with like-minded knowledge professionals to listen, participate, collaborate and learn. We look forward to seeing you there and at networking drinks following.

Please Note: a $5 donation will be asked for at the door to cover nibbles and incidentals.

Register now at our Eventbrite Sitehttps://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/nsw-km-forum-june-event-case-study-can-cops-survive-an-acquisition-tickets-17332329464

Register now at our Eventbrite Site: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/nsw-km-forum-may-event-activity-based-working-abw-demystified-james-dellow-tickets-16930532679

Date: Tuesday 26th May 2015

Time: 5.30pm for a 6.00pm start – app 7.30pm finish

Where: Cancer Council Australia, Level 14, 477 Pitt Street, Sydney

Instructions: If you have any access issues please call 0456 000 468

Please Note: a $5 donation will be asked for at the door to cover nibbles and incidentals

Topic:  Activity Based Working (ABW) Demystified

You may have heard of activity based working (ABW), a trend that has become popular in many Australian organisations? ABW is often musrepresented as a fancy name for open plan or as a way to introduce unpopular hot desking arrangements.

In fact the originators of ABW in the Netherlands, architects Veldhoen + Company, believe it is a platform for innovation.  So what exactly is it? And how does it relate to Knowledge Management?
James Dellow will:

  • Provide an introduction to Activity Based Working (ABW)
  • Explain its relationship to Knowledge Management and related ideas such as the “Digital Workplace” and Enterprise Social Networks (ESNs)
  • Talk about his experience of being part of an integrated workplace strategy team
  • The challenges and opportunities for KM practice and practitioners in organisations that adopt ABW
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About James Dellow:

James Dellow is General Manager at Ripple Effect Group and a former chair (and occasional disrupter) of the NSW KM Forum. He is an experienced consultant with a deep understanding of both the organisational and technical aspects of social software.

James’ professional experience includes a range of blue chip and government organisations including AMP, Ausgrid, the Australian Red Cross Blood Service, the Australian Taxation Office, BHP Biliton, Blue Scope Steel, CCH, CSC, the Department of Immigration & Border Protection, the Philippines Department of Tourism, Ernst & Young, the Government 2.0 Taskforce, ING Australia, the Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Optus, Queensland Rail, Rabobank, REA Group, Rio Tinto, the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, Sydney Water, Telstra and Zurich Financial Services.

He has been interviewed and quoted in a range of media channels including the Australian Financial Review, Sky News Australia and the Sydney Morning Herald.
James was awarded a Master of Business & Technology (MBT) from the University of New South Wales in 2005.

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So come along and spend some time with like-minded knowledge professionals to listen, participate, collaborate and learn. We look forward to seeing you there and at networking drinks following.

Please Note: a $5 donation will be asked for at the door to cover nibbles and incidentals.

Register now at our Eventbrite Site: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/nsw-km-forum-may-event-activity-based-working-abw-demystified-james-dellow-tickets-16930532679

NSW KMForum March Event: The Social Enterprise – or not. What’s really going on out there?

Presented by Simon Scullion, Social Edge Consulting via video link from his base in Spain.

Date: Tuesday 31st March 2015
Time: 5.30pm for a 6.00pm start – app 7.30pm finish
Where: Cancer Council Australia, Level 14, 477 Pitt Street, Sydney
Instructions: If you have any access issues please call 0456 000 468
Please Note: a $5 donation will be asked for at the door to cover nibbles and incidentals

Register now at our Eventbrite Site: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/nsw-km-forum-march-event-the-social-enterprise-or-not-whats-really-going-on-out-there-preseted-by-tickets-16092742827

Topic: The Social Enterprise – or not. What’s really going on out there?

The media is filled with article after article about a new breed of so-called Social Enterprises. Organisations that have adopted social media platforms, internally and externally, as a new mode of operation in order to be agile, responsive and ultimately more competitive in a business environment that seems to be speeding up by the day.

For the March monthly meeting we will be hearing first-hand from a practitioner who has worked with many such organisations in different parts of the world, organisations who have hitched their future to this new way of working.

Simon Scullion is a social strategist with US-based Jive* consultancy Social Edge Consulting. Based in Spain, his work takes him daily to organisations across Europe and other locations, working with them to reshape their future using social platforms, creating both employee and customer communities. Simon will give us his insights into whether the media buzz is actually being reflected out there in the real world, and what typical obstacles he has had to face.

He will also give us an insight into the way Social Edge Consulting run a global organisation of 30+ people using an ecosystem consisting primarily of a social platform and a culture of ‘working out loud’.

In a first for the NSW KM Forum, Simon will be joining us via a video link from his home base in Spain. For NSW KM’ers, you will need to be in the meeting room to hear and interact with Simon.

Look forward to seeing you there!

* Jive is one of a number of social enterprise products. The presentation will not be platform specific.
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So come along and spend some time with like-minded knowledge professionals to listen, participate, collaborate and learn. We look forward to seeing you there and at networking drinks following.
Please Note: a $5 donation will be asked for at the door to cover nibbles and incidentals.

Register now at our Eventbrite Site: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/nsw-km-forum-march-event-the-social-enterprise-or-not-whats-really-going-on-out-there-preseted-by-tickets-16092742827

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