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

NSW KM Forum February Event:  

Glenn Lee will introduce an ICT Skills Framework and facilitate activities to assess skills levels.  

Date:  Tuesday 24th February 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-identifying-ict-skills-sets-responsibilities-with-glenn-lee-tickets-15565446670

Topic:  ICT Skills Assessing: Identifying Your ICT Skillset and Competency Levels

Presented by Glenn Lee, Skills Framework for the Information Age (SFIA) accredited consultant.  MACS CP

Do you really know the level and breadth of skills held by your ICT team/s?  Are your people being under-utilised?  Do you have the appropriate skills to succeed in a continually disruptive, technology and data driven future?

During this session attendees will see the importance and value of applying an ICT Skills Framework by becoming involved in firsthand activities to self assess their own skill/s generic responsibility levels. Our core competencies will be explored by looking at generic level definitions of Autonomy, Influence, Complexity and Business Skills.

Glenn will introduce an ICT skills framework growing in popularity to address business and ICT workforce needs. He will share insights from his ICT skill certification experiences.

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About the Speaker:  Glenn Lee

Glenn is passionate about improving ICT professionalism and knowledge sharing. He is an Accredited SFIA (Skills Framework for the Information Age) Consultant, providing skills assessments and advice to individuals and organisations. With 30+ years working in ICT and a career spanning programming, business analysis, mobile computing design and project management, strategic ICT Planning, information and computer security management, risk and contingency planning. Bringing all this experience to his SFIA consulting advice and assistance. He is proud to be a NSW KMForum foundation member.

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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.

Register now at our Eventbrite Site:  https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/nsw-km-forum-identifying-ict-skills-sets-responsibilities-with-glenn-lee-tickets-15565446670

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

NSW KM Forum September Event:  

Fiona Evans presents an International Case Study: “The Wonders and Challenges of Regional KM in a Global Law Firm”

Date:  Tuesday 30th September 2014

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:  http://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/nswkm-forum-september-event-the-wonders-challenges-of-regional-km-in-a-global-law-firm-tickets-13058996811

Topic: International Case Study: The Wonders and Challenges of Regional KM in a Global Law Firm”

 
Presented by Fiona Evans, Director of Kowledge APAC, Norton Rose Fulbright Australia.
 
Fiona will share her experiences, views, lessons learned and insights from her time contributing to and implementing the global knowledge strategy in the Asia-Pacific Region for a global organisation with a history of growth via acquisition.
 

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About the Speaker: Fiona Evans

Fiona is Director of Knowledge for the Asia-Pacific region of Norton Rose Fulbright’s global practice.  She is resonsible for contributing to and implementing the global knowledge strategy in the region.  She was previously Head of Knowledge at Norton Rose Fulbright LLP in London and moved to the Sydney office in 2011.  

Fiona is a banking lawyer with over 20 years’ involvement in cross-border lending and security transactions, and is admitted to practice in England and Wales.  Fiona writes and presents regularly on a variety of legal topics. 

Her experience at the coal-face of client work informs her view that, in knowledge work, practicality and context is paramount.

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Register Now at our Eventbrite Site:  http://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/nswkm-forum-september-event-the-wonders-challenges-of-regional-km-in-a-global-law-firm-tickets-13058996811

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.

 

NSW KM Forum August Event:
Jacqui Chan presents an International Case Study: “The Other Knowledge Management” – Moving to a single collaboration platform

Date: Tuesday 26th August 2014
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/nswkm-forum-august-event-moving-to-a-single-collaboration-platform-tickets-12501782167

Topic: International Case Study: The Other Knowledge Management – Moving to a single collaboration platform

While the KM tools and practices continue to mature, the actual day-to-day experience of employees is that they still struggle to find the basic information they need to do their job. Estimates are still as high as 20%. In this talk, we will hear how a global investment bank’s employees use their enterprise social network to capture, find, and build on knowledge that people use every day, throughout the day.

Jacqui will also share with us lessons learned during their very interesting journey of moving from multiple collaboration tools throughout the organisation to a single collaboration platform.

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About the Speaker: Jacqui Chan
Jacqui Chan, Vice President at a global investment bank, is the APAC Lead of their Collaboration Centre, helping people change work behaviour to embrace a more collaborative culture. Jacqui has worked in Singapore and Australia where she is now based. Over the 23+ years that Jacqui has been with the bank, she has held various IT management roles and is the internal community manager in the APAC region.
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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/nswkm-forum-august-event-moving-to-a-single-collaboration-platform-tickets-12501782167

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