Stretch your mind and expand your vision – Demystifying Quantum Computing

Date:      Thursday, 5 July 2018
Time:       5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Where:    SMSA (Sydney Mechanics School of Arts), Level 1 Lawson Room, 280 Pitt Street, Sydney
Instructions: Take the lift to Level 1 and find Lawson Room, or call Bobak on 0402737185
Cost: Free, however we do ask for a small $10 donation to cover venue hire, drinks and nibbles on arrival.
What we’ll do

Stretching the mind and expanding your vision enhances innovation and productivity, optimises the way the mind functions, and alleviates mental blocks.

Quantum computing will revolutionise the way we manage data, information, and more likely knowledge, in the near future.

It is anticipated that, within a few years, well-controlled quantum systems may be able to perform certain complex tasks, solve complicated & complex problems such as chemical and mathematical problems, simulate probabilistic phenomena, handle analytics, deal with predictive analytics, process big data, modelling complex processes, etc, much faster than our conventional computers can even scratch the surface of now.

In existing computing, a bit is a single piece of information that can exist in two states – 1 or 0. Quantum computing uses quantum bits, or ‘qubits’ instead. Quantum computing takes advantage of the strange ability of subatomic particles to exist in more than one state at any time. Due to the way the tiniest of particles behave, operations can be done much more quickly and use less energy than when done with classical computers. It would surpass the abilities of conventional managing data and information methods, techniques, and solutions.

But the quantum future isn’t going to come easily, and there’s no knowing what it’ll look like when it does arrive. At the moment, companies such as Google and IBM, and researchers are using a handful of different approaches to make quantum computing happen. Here’s everything you need to know about the coming quantum revolution.

• What is quantum computing?
• What do you need to know about it?
• How will it transform the economy and your business?
• How can KM help Quantum researchers?

Dr Peter Rohde, Senior Lecturer in the Centre for Quantum Software & Information at UTS, will address these questions in a completely non-technical manner, giving you the insights you need to understand the relevance of this future technology. He will explain the basic concepts of quantum computing for the lay audience, and focus especially on the implications and consequences of this technology. He will discuss in particular implications for knowledge management, as well as the unique knowledge management challenges that his field of research faces. Peter is open to learn as much from you as you do from him, so please feel free to come along to learn and discuss our future in Quantum Computing and how KM can help the current quantum computing challenges that researchers are facing.

Register now at our Meetup Page


About the presenter:
Dr Peter Rohde is ARC Future Fellow and Senior Lecturer in the Centre for Quantum Software & Information at the University of Technology Sydney. He is a world-leading researcher in optical quantum computing, also conducting research in quantum cryptography, metrology, measurement and optical state preparation. He is currently involved in China’s world-first quantum satellite program, which successfully demonstrated quantum cryptography over several thousand kilometres via satellite. He has published over 60 papers and received over 1,300 citations for his work.
http://www.peterrohde.org
https://www.uts.edu.au/staff/peter.rohde

Who should attend:
Business managers, Information and Knowledge Management practitioners, Innovation Managers, Business Consultants, Data Scientists, IT Professionals and Researchers.

Please note, attendance at meetings usually requires a small donation to cover hiring venue, drinks and nibbles.

Register now at our Meetup Page

Session format:
· 1 hour presentation
· 30 mins Discussion

(After that, anyone interested can then adjourn for further discussions and networking over drink or dinner at a bar nearby.)
Fee free to ask or contact for any question on 0402737185 or via info@nswkm.org

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NSW KM Forum June Event – Knowledge Cafe & EOFY Networking Drinks!  (Facilitated by the NSW KM Forum Committee.)

Cafe Topic: “What is the latest in KM tools, processes and approaches and how are they helping organisations succeed in this increasingly complex time?”

Register now at our MeetUp Pagehttps://www.meetup.com/en-AU/nswkmforum/events/250971138/?isFirstPublish=true

We have decided to celebrate the EOFY a little early at our new regular base at the SMSA in a social way, by inviting you all to participate in a series of targeted, facilitated conversations using the KM Process of a “Knowledge Cafe” (aka: “World Cafe”) over drinks and nibbles.

We will be structuring our cafe table discussions around our theme: “What are the latest in KM tools, processes and approaches and how are they helping organisations succeed in this increasingly complex time?” as the catalyst for discussing experiences to date and what our community members believe this year (and beyond!) holds for Knowledge Management.

After the structured event we will invite all those interested in continuing the discussion to networking drinks down the road at the Edinburgh Castle where we are sure the conversation will continue to engage and stimulate!

If you would like to know more about the structure of a “Knowledge Cafe”, what it involves and how it is facilitated, you might like to visit the Wikipedia page ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_café ) …

… or you can find some really detailed instructions on how to facilitate a Knowledge Cafe here ( http://www.kstoolkit.org/The+World+Cafe )

Our Knowledge Cafe will be facilitated by the NSW KM Forum Committee.

Date: Thursday 7th June 2018

Time: 5.30pm networking for a 6.00pm start (finish at 7.30pm)

Venue: Level 1 Lawson Room, Sydney Mechanics School of Arts (SMSA), 280 Pitt Street, Sydney, 2000

Instructions: Upon arrival at SMSA 280 Pitt Street there is a lift or stairs to Level 1 where Lawson Room is clearly marked. Feel free to contact Marie on 0404 090 110 if you can’t find the address or have any questions.

The event is free, however we ask for a small $10 donation at the door to cover venue costs, drinks and nibbles.

So join us to meet new colleagues from the Knowledge Management world, engage in stimulating conversation around the Cafe Topic, and socialise your learning over an EOFY drink or two if you wish while we’re there!

Register now at our MeetUp Pagehttps://www.meetup.com/en-AU/nswkmforum/events/250971138/?isFirstPublish=true

We look forward to seeing you then,

The NSW KM Forum Committee: Marie, Bobak, Camille, Kathryn and James

Demystifying the Hackathon Workshop

This 1.5 hour session is a great opportunity for you to learn and experience what it takes to organise a corporate hackathon and how hackathons can be a source of new knowledge.  After the interactive educational session, we will get to experience our own KM hackathon in a collaborative, energies and fun-loaded environment.

When: Wednesday 16th May 2018

Time: 5.30pm networking for a 6.00pm start (finish at 7.30pm)

Where: SMSA (Sydney Mechanics School of Arts), Lawson Room, Level 1, 280 Pitt Street, Sydney

Instructions: There is a lift or stairs to walk to Level 1 where Lawson Room is clearly marked.  Feel free to contact 0402 737 185 if you have any difficulty locating the venue.

Cost:  We ask for a small $10 donation at the door to cover hiring venue, wine and nibbles.

To register please go to our Meetup Pagehttps://www.meetup.com/en-AU/nswkmforum/events/250024286/?rv=ea1&_xtd=gatlbWFpbF9jbGlja9oAJGQ3OWM1YThhLTVjNjgtNGJkMi04ZDA1LTQ5MWQ3N2JiY2JkYg

About the Topic:  Demystifying the Hackathon

The “hackathon” has become one of the latest vogue terms in business.  Typically used in reference to innovation. Hackathons aren’t just for start-ups. They can play a valuable role in accelerating the digital transformation and innovation of large organisations.

Hackathons characteristics are

  • Centered on the customer
  • Deeply cross-functional
  • Starting from scratch
  • Concrete and focused on output
  • Iterative and continuous

A good hackathon session takes 24 hours. A 24-hour hackathon differs from more established brainstorming sessions in that it is all about results and jump-starting a way of working, not just idea generation.

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About the presenter: Jens Pistorius

Jens Pistorius ( https://www.incepto.com.au/jenspistorius ) is Managing Director at Incepto and principal consultant for Intelligent Process Automation (IPA).  He brings together the best of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Robotic Process Automation (RPA) to help organisations improve their business processes. Jens has worked for market leading firms in Frankfurt, New York, Montreal, Luxembourg and Sydney which allowed him to acquire a wealth of business knowledge as well as expertise in IT and process design.

He is really passionate about innovation, entrepreneurship and knowledge sharing which led hi to found the boutique consultancy firm Incepto.  He presented the workshop at Sydney PMI members o 15 Mar 18 ( https://pmisydney.org/events/evening/chapter-event-15-mar-2018-hackathon-hacking-your-way-to-innovation )

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To register please go to our Meetup Pagehttps://www.meetup.com/en-AU/nswkmforum/events/250024286/?rv=ea1&_xtd=gatlbWFpbF9jbGlja9oAJGQ3OWM1YThhLTVjNjgtNGJkMi04ZDA1LTQ5MWQ3N2JiY2JkYg

Cost: We ask for a small $10 donation at the door to cover venue hire, wine and nibbles.

So come along and spend some time with like-minded knowledge professionals to listen participant, collaborate, co-create and learn.  We look forward to seeing you there and at our usual networking drinks down at the pub following.

We look forward to seeing you.

From the NSW KM Forum Committee:

Bobak, Marie, Kathryn, Camille & James

info@nswkm.org

http://www.nswkm.org

Just a quick update for the April NSW KM Forum event – make sure you arrive by 5.30 before the doors close, as the presentation will now be starting at the slightly earlier time of 5.45pm. We look forward to seeing you all there!  (If you are a little later than 5.30pm find one of our friendly committee members to let you in.)

“Improving Cognitive Diversity in Problem Solving”

Discussing creative problem solving – using crowd sourcing and human engagement principles to drive a positive change and unlock the people potential in organisations.

When: 5.30pm for a 6.00pm sharp start, Wednesday 18th March (finish by 7.30pm)

Where: Ikabo Office, Level 1 – 435a Kent Street, Sydney 

Instructions: The front doors lock at 5.30 so please look for our friendly Committee Member to let you in or call 0402 737 185.

Go to our Meetup Event Page to Register.

Our speaker, Cindy Lenferna de la Motte is the Managing Director and Founder of Ikabo.  She has breadth of business, digital and innovation experience across industries such as FMCG, Government and Higher Education.  Cindy’s purpose is to humanise and innovate workplaces and enable people to engage and drive positive change – in order to compete and drive long term prosperity in Australia.

Ikabo (www.ikabo.com) is a technology company who’s purpose is to unlock the people potential in order to drive competitive advantage. Also, Ikabo is an online platform that has systemised creative problem solving.

Agenda:

5.30pm – Arrive and networking

6.00pm – Official welcome and introductions

6.10pm – Discussion and demonstration of creative problem solving led by Cindy

7.00pm – Q&A and Conversation

7.30pm – Finish (then to networking drinks to continue the conversation for those interested)

Go to our Meetup Event Page to Register.

Please note, the front doors lock at 5.30pm so if you arrive later please introduce yourself to one of our friendly committee members at the door with the key or text 0402 737 185 to be let inside.

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

From the NSW KM Forum Committee:  Bobak, Marie, Kathryn, Camille & James

For the first time, NSW KM Forum is assembling an international panel of KM thought-Leaders from AU, UK and USA for a virtual PANEL DISCUSSION about the current and future of KM. The purpose of the KM panel discussion is to bring together KM & innovation practitioners, researchers and business people to see three viewpoints of the KM current and the future of KM followed by Q&A.

To register visit our Meetup Page
 

Event Details:

When:  Wednesday 14th March 2018 – 7.15am to 8.45am

Location:  SMSA (Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts) – Level 1, 280 Pitt Street, Sydney, NSW, 2000 – Carmichael & Dowling Rooms

Price:   $15.00 per person


Our Panellists are:
· Arthur Shelley – AU, Melbourne
· Ron Young – UK, Cambridge
· Stan Garfield – USA, Michigan

Questions to the panel:
· What are the current KM challenges?
· What is the Future of Knowledge Management, Innovation, Technology, new trends, etc
· Your questions (Q&A)

What to bring:   Please bring your own coffee/tea or breakfast as we provide Muffins only.

Important to know:  The location is available from 7 AM to 9 AM.
Keep the conversation going on @NSWKMforum – #NSWKM14Mar18

Hope to see you there in the morning! Feel free to contact me on 0402737185 or bobak@lifeofthought.com if you have any question or comment.
Bobak
NSW KM Forum
www.nswkm.org

To register visit our Meetup Page

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A) Dr Arthur Shelley – Australia, Melbourne
Dr Arthur Shelley is an independent educator and capability development consultant with over 30 years professional experience across Asia Pacific, Europe, the Americas and the Middle East. He has facilitated workshops with organisations such as NASA, Cirque du Soleil, World Bank, Cadbury, Singapore government agencies and Universities. Arthur is the author of three Knowledge books and a contributor to several others and also to journal articles.
https://www.linkedin.com/in/arthurshelley/
· Producer: Creative Melbourne
· Author: KNOWledge SUCCESSion
· Principal: www.IntelligentAnswers.com.au
· Founder: Organizational Zoo Ambassadors Network
· www.organizationalzoo.com

B) Ron Young – UK, Cambridge
Ron Young is the founder of Knowledge Associates Cambridge Ltd, a knowledge asset management consulting and solutions company based at St Johns Innovation Centre, Cambridge U.K.
He is acknowledged as a leading international expert and thought leader in strategic knowledge management and innovation. He specialises in knowledge driven results for organisations. He advised and assisted the UK DTI Innovation Unit in 1999 in the production of the UK Government White Paper ‘UK Competitiveness in the Knowledge Driven Economy’. He regularly provides keynote presentations and workshops at leading knowledge management & innovation conferences around the world.
https://www.linkedin.com/in/ron-young-7ab3196/

C) Stan Garfield – USA, Michigan
Stan Garfield is a knowledge management author, speaker, and community leader based in Northville, Michigan. He has worked in the field of knowledge management for over 20 years.
Stan spent 8 years at Deloitte leading communities and enterprise social networking. Prior to that, he spent 25 years at HP, Compaq, and Digital Equipment Corporation. Stan launched Digital’s first knowledge management program in 1996, helped develop the corporate KM strategy for Compaq, and led the Worldwide Consulting & Integration Knowledge Management Program for HP. He also worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers, St. Louis University School of Medicine, and Washington University School of Medicine.
· Stan’s Knowledge Management Site: http://sites.google.com/site/stangarfield/
· Stan’s LinkedIn Profile: http://www.linkedin.com/in/stangarfield/
· Stan’s LinkedIn Posts: https://www.linkedin.com/today/author/stangarfield
· Stan’s Quora Answers and Posts: https://www.quora.com/profile/Stan-Garfield
· Stan’s Twitter Feed: http://twitter.com/stangarfield
Books:
· Implementing a Successful KM Program (2007)
· Successful Knowledge Leadership: Principles and Practice (2013)
· Gaining Buy-in for KM (2014), Chapter 2: Obtaining support for KM: The ten commitments
· Measuring the ROI of Knowledge Management (2016)
· Proven Practices for Promoting a Knowledge Management Program (2017)

To register for our event visit our Meetup Page

Knowledge Reality: Using virtual reality for knowledge sharing, decision-making and learning 

“Virtual reality is the ‘ultimate empathy machine.’ These experiences are more than documentaries. They’re opportunities to walk a mile in someone else’s shoes.” – Chris Milk, entrepreneur and immersive artist.

Go to our Meetup Page for full details and to register.

When: Thursday 17th August, 5.30pm complimentary networking drinks for a 6.00pm start (app 7.30pm finish)

Where: Ovolo Hotel, 6 Cowper Street, Woolloomooloo.  Meet in the Hotel Lobby “Lo Lounge” or call Marie on 0404 090 110

Getting to the Venue:  Train: Catch any train to St James Station or Martin Place Station and it is a 15 minute walk through Hyde Park and The Domain or Royal Botanical Garden, or catch a train to Kings Cross Station and it is a 15 minute walk through the streets of Kings Cross and Potts Point with all its trendy wine and dine locations. Alternatively, you may hop onto Bus 311 from Central Station (Railway Square) or Town Hall Station (Park Street)  For a public transport trip planner, please visit www.transportnsw.info

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The evolution of virtual reality and augmented reality technologies has pushed them further and further into mainstream adoption. Companies like the Playstation, HTC Vive, Facebook’s Oculus Rift have all received huge interest in their gaming-orientated systems. Meanwhile, enterprise solutions like Microsoft’s Hololens and Google Glass continue to receive less attention outside of IT circles. While much of the media’s attention has focused on gamers, what are the opportunities for knowledge management?

In this session, the NSW KM Forum will explore “Knowledge Reality” – how virtual reality and augmented reality technologies could be applied to use cases that require the transfer of hard to share experiential knowledge or that support decision-making, such as:

• Data visualisation

• Learning and development, and

• Design.

This meetup will assemble a group of virtual and augmented reality specialists – including Michela Ledwidge from Mod Productions, Toby Ellis from 360dgrees, and Equal Reality – who will bring different perspectives that demonstrate the knowledge management opportunities for these technologies.

About the Speakers:

MC: James Dellow, Director, Digital Workplace Company – James is a human-centred designer and a technology strategist, with many years of experience in knowledge management. His speciality is the digital workplace, which he approaches through the lens of people, place and technology. He is also a member of the NSW KM Forum committee.

Michela Ledwidge, Founder & CEO, Mod Productions

Michela is co-founder and CEO of studio Mod. She is an artist and director redefining the space between cinema and games. In 2004 she won a NESTA Invention award for ‘remixable film’, which outlines her vision for playful storytelling and digital culture and continues to underpin her artistic practice. She is co-founder of studio Mod and has been both the creative and technical lead on numerous productions. Michela has been an Internet pioneer since the early 1990s, creating the first website in NSW and setting up the National Library of Australia’s first web service, before working on some of the largest internet projects in Europe. She is Vice President, Digital of the Australian Directors Guild and a co-founder of Women in AR & VR Sydney.

Toby Ellis, CEO, 360dgrees

Toby is the CEO of 360dgrees and is a seasoned leader with over 20 years’ experience in innovation & transformation, customer experience & collaboration technologies across the Asia-Pacific region. The 360dgree unique mixed reality platform provides immersive, interactive experiences which are action orientated for the user, disrupting traditional training pedagogies. With 360dgrees users can be immersed in the environment, including experiencing the consequence without the danger.

Equal Reality – Interactive Diversity and Inclusion Training, through Virtual Reality

RSVP early to avoid disappointment!

So come along and spend some time with like-minded knowledge professionals and practitioners to listen, participate, collaborate and learn.

We look forward to seeing you there for complimentary networking drinks and a stimulating topic discussion.

Instructions:  Join us at 5.30pm for complimentary networking drinks in the Lo Lounge (there will be signage from the Hotel lobby to the Lo Lounge).  We will then be moving to the Darlo & Paddo Rooms for the presentation.

If you have any issues locating us on the night please call Marie on 0404 090 110.

Getting to the Venue:

Train: Catch any train to St James Station or Martin Place Station and it is a 15 minute walk through Hyde Park and The Domain or Royal Botanical Garden, or catch a train to Kings Cross Station and it is a 15 minute walk through the streets of Kings Cross and Potts Point with all its trendy wine and dine locations.

Alternatively, you may hop onto Bus 311 from Central Station (Railway Square) or Town Hall Station (Park Street)

For a public transport trip planner, please visit www.transportnsw.info

Go to our Meetup Page for full details and to register.