We have not one but 2 topics & speakers this month.

1. Crossing Cultures – Helena Heizmann

What are the challenges of sharing knowledge at cross-cultural interfaces (e.g. functional, regional, national) and how do we meet them?? This session will be drawing on examples from empirical fieldwork within a Sydney-based multinational corporation. The research offers interesting preliminary findings on the socio-cultural dynamics of knowledge sharing. It will be of particular interest to practitioners who work across different organisational groups and will draw attention to the strategic aspects of knowledge sharing.

Helena Heizmann is a PhD Candidate at the Centre of International Communication at Macquarie University and teaches at the department of Information and Knowledge Management at UTS. Her research interests directly concern aspects of professional practice such as knowledge sharing, communication and collaboration across cultural and discursive boundaries within organisations.

2. Making Decisions – Eugene Dubossarsky

How do we make decision makers more accountable for their decision?
How do we objectively assess the decision making value of individuals?
How can orgainsations make better collective decisions?
How do we identify our human stores of the most valuable tacit data?
How do we depoliticise decision making, giving the meeker and more cautious a stronger voice?

Eugene is a partner in Presciient Pty Ltd and has developed a number of novel methodologies, including Forecasting Performance Management, Decision Performance Management and Tacit Data Mining. He is also a partner in Presciient Online, developers of System II, an online collective intelligence business. Eugene is a Senior Visiting Fellow at the School of Mathematics at the University of New South Wales, and an Industry Fellow with the Centre of Excellence for Mathematics and Statistics of Compex Systems (MASCOS).

WHAT NEXT? If you plan to attend please RSVP before noon Monday May 25 by e-mail to: nswkmforum{at} gmail.com (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).


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 26 May.

HOW MUCH: Gold coin donation.

Many thanks to everyone who attended and presented – and to Oscar Nicholson who was there with his handheld camera. Here are some materials from the sessions:

Stephen Lead’s slides

Jye Smiths’s slides & video

Jodie Miners slides

Matt Moore’s slides (& his notes)

John Allsopp’s slides

Geoff Bowers’ slides

Beth Etling’s slides

Katie Chatfield’s slides