A very big thank you to PWC for hosting our NSW KM Forum last night and for the foreseeable future. As well as providing a venue, PWC have also sponsored refreshments, which is very much appreciated. (IPP Consulting also provided the data projector for the meeting on this occasion.)

I would also like to acknowledge some other companies that extended an offer of support while we were seeking an alternative venue – they are:

Note: We are continuing to ask for a gold coin donation at meetings, to offset some of our other costs, e.g. domain name registration and gifts for our presenters etc.


QLD KM forum chair, Cory Banks, is currently running an Australia KM salary survey:

2008 Australian KM Salary Survey

After exhausting avenues for trying to discover comparative salary levels for KM staff (and myself) I have decided to run my own KM Salary Survey and see what happens.
If you are a KM practitioner in Australia then please participate in the Survey.
Depending on outcomes, we’ll see if we do it again or with a wider scope.
Let me know of any feedback or questions.

Anecdote are running two events in Sydney later in the year:

  • Storytelling for Business Leaders – 2nd October 2008
  • Building a Collaborative Workplace – 26th November 2008

See the Anecdote blog for details.

Sorry for the late notice everyone, but here are the details of this month’s KM forum meeting. Please note the new venue below.


The theme of John’s presentation will be on the value of intangibles in organisations. Most of the value created by organisations in today’s knowledge economy is derived from intangibles that do not appear on the balance sheet. The presentation will focus on how intangible are created to value creation in organisation and discuss the response of management and academia to this phenomenon. From here he presents how intangibles are portrayed in organisations through both numbers an and how narratives can be used to better communicate value and value creation.


Dr John Dumay is mainly an independent business consultant and has extensive business, consulting and academic experience. John has experience in the development, installation and operation of accounting systems for small to medium sized enterprises. He has an MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management, a MA in Business Research Methods from the Macquarie Graduate School of Management a PhD (Economics) based on the topic of Intellectual Capital from the University of Sydney.  John’s consulting work in the field of Intellectual Capital has involved large national and international government and publicly listed organisations and is on the cutting edge of management practice. John’s academic pursuits have lead to the publication of articles in several international peer reviewed academic journals. His article, with John Tull, entitled “Intellectual capital disclosure and price sensitive Australian stock exchange announcements” was the recipient of a “Highly Commended Paper” award in the 2007 Journal of Intellectual Capital Awards for Excellence.


Darling Park
201 Sussex Street

Enter from Druitt Street, go up the escalators and up the hall. Continue through the foyer until you see the PwC security desk through the doors on your left hand side. Please note: You will need to get a security pass from the security desk in the PwC Foyer, then proceed to main reception on Level 10 and tell reception you are here for the NSW KM forum.

WHEN: 5.30pm for 6pm, Tuesday 26th August, 2008.

HOW MUCH: Gold coin donation.

WHAT NEXT? If you plan to attend please RSVP by e-mail to: rsvp<at>nsw-km-forum.org.au (hint: replace the <at> with a normal @ to complete the email address and please include the date and/or title of the event in the subject line).

See the IIM Website for more information and how to register for this event:

“The presentation examines the risks inherent in managing information in today’s technology-enabled business world, and provides some guidance on how to deal with these risks.

By generating increasing numbers of transactions and volumes of information (data, documents, web content and records), information technologies have stimulated the generation of even more information and at a faster rate. Practical approaches to mitigate information risk management are often overlooked by organisations.”

Note: This event is free but you must register before 7th August.