WHAT

Following the success of David Gurteen’s Knowledge Cafe last year, he has agreed to extend his trip to Australia during October again this year to run another special NSW KM Forum event:

With the advent of social tools, KM is poised to undergo a transformation. I’d like to take a brief look at what is going on.” – David Gurteen

After a key note presentation, David will then move on to run a knowledge cafe based on this theme and the question, “To what extent is KM social?

WHO

David Gurteen has over 30 years’ experience working in high technology industries and has worked as an independent consultant for the last decade. He is best described as a ‘knowledge networker’ who helps people in organizations, in all walks of life, to be more creative and innovative and to work more effectively with each other to make their collective knowledge productive.

David has run 100s of knowledge cafes over the last few years and they are really great learning and networking events. Everyone engages with the theme of the cafe and some tremendous insightful, energetic conversations take place. If you can make it – please do come along. You will not be disappointed. Better still the cafe format is one that you can take back with you and use in your own organizations to help create a more innovative culture.

WHERE – PLEASE NOTE OUR *NEW VENUE* & DIFFERENT MEETING TIME FOR THIS SPECIAL EVENT

PricewaterhouseCoopers
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: 9am for 9.30am, Friday 10th October, 2008.

HOW MUCH: Gold coin donation.

WHAT NEXT? If you plan to attend please RSVP before COB Wednesday 8th October 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).

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WHAT & WHO

This month the NSW KM Forum will host a panel discussion on the business value of social networking, using social software. We have pulled together a diverse panel of specialists from working in the fields of organisational networking, education and human resources:

Laurie Lock Lee – http://www.optimice.com.au/

Laurie is a well-known Australian expert in Knowledge Management. He is also one of Australia’s leading practitioners in Social Network Analysis for organisational change. With many years of experience in different roles ranging from research to consulting, Laurie recently completed his PhD research on corporate social capital effects on share market performance. He was previously a Principal Consultant with Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC).

Tania Maley

Tania has a “hands on Knowledge Management role” as the Research Librarian at The Hills Grammar School, a K-12 Independent School. Tania graduated her MA in Knowledge Management last year from the University of Technology Sydney.

Michael Specht – http://specht.com.au/michael/

Melbourne-based consultant, Michael, specialises in HR technology and the application of “Web 2.0” tools and techniques for companies of all sizes, called “Enterprise 2.0“. He has worked in the HR technology industry in a multitude of roles ranging from software development, consulting and project management both in Australia and overseas. He is a regular speaker on HR technology for the Australian Human Resource Institute and has been involved in their HRIS Special Interest Group.

WHERE – PLEASE NOTE OUR *NEW VENUE*

PricewaterhouseCoopers
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 30th September, 2008.

HOW MUCH: Gold coin donation.

WHAT NEXT? If you plan to attend please RSVP before COB Friday 26th September 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).

Would you like to participate in a Social Network Analysis (SNA) of the NSW KM Forum community?

For our next meeting on 30th September, Laurence Lock Lee, from Optimice, has offered to conduct a short SNA of the NSW KM Forum membership.

Our objective is two fold. Firstly we would like to understand the current level of connectivity between our members to help us in maximising our own knowledge sharing. Secondly we are also posing a top 10 KM challenges for you to select from in order to identify who in the membership shares your challenges.

We will use this information to build the affinity social network for those who share a common interest and therefore those you should try and connect with the most. The source for Top 10 KM Challenges was a KM Management Review article by Donna Edwards and Jim Wolff. See for details on what the challenges mean.

IMPORTANT: To participate in this survey you must opt in by sending an email before COB Monday 22nd September to nswkmforum [at] nsw-km-forum.org.au (hint: replace [at] with an @) with “SNA” in the subject line. Note: We will use the name and email address you use to opt in to send you a link to Optimice’s SNA survey tool. Your name will also appear in the survey questions.

IPP Consulting are hosting a free 2 hour Knowledge Management Bootcamp on Thursday 18th September:

So, why a KM Bootcamp? We know that the first step with starting or refreshing a KM program can be the most difficult and the idea is to give people the chance to have a bit of a mental workout around the topic of Knowledge Management.”

Places are limited and you must RSVP – further details over at the ChiefTech blog.

The Institute for Information Management (IIM) Ltd, Sydney Branch cordially invites IIM members and other interested information professionals to attend our very special Breakfast Seminar.

ABOUT THE PRESENTATION

Professor Julie McLeod, Professor in Records Management, University of Northumbria, UK, will present the topic of ERM in a Web 2.0 World, and will discuss a project being conducted at the University of Northumbria, UK. The project is called AC+erm (Accelerating positive change in ERM. It is a multidisciplinary, multi-stakeholder approach to addressing effective records management in a Web 2.0 world. Professor McLeod will be seeking discussion from attendees, and sharing of results.

ABOUT JULIE McLEOD

Julie McLeod is Professor in Records Management in the School of Engineering, Computing and Information Sciences at Northumbria University, having joined after a career in industry as an information and records manager. She has worked on innovative work-based and distance learning training and education initiatives with the BBC, Deutsche Bank, The National Archives and the European Central Bank, and is Programme Leader for the MSc in Records Management distance learning.

A member of the BSI and ISO committees on records management standards work, she has conducted JISC and AHRC funded research in records management, and is currently leading a 3-year AHRC funded project called Accelerating positive change in electronic records management (AC+erm) (www.northumbria.ac.uk/acerm). She has published widely, including co-authoring and editing several text books, is Editor of the Records Management Journal (www.emeraldinsight.com/rmj.htm),and holds positions on the boards of other esteemed journals. In 2006 she became a member of the AHRC Peer Review Panel for Libraries, Museums and Archives and in 2007 was awarded a Personal Chair in Research at Northumbria University.

Date: Thursday 11th September  2008
Time: Register from 7:30am, presentation to commence at 8:00am. Session concludes 9:00 am
A light breakfast will be served
Venue: Opticon Australia, Level 29, 580 George St, Sydney
Registrations: Numbers are strictly limited. 

Please register NOW with the IIM Secretariat using this link to the Registration form

Cost: IIM Members $15, Non-Members $20, New IIM Members registering for this event Free
Queries: IIM Secretariat Ph: 03 95363116 Email:iim@iim.org.au