Looking for a new venue

6 April, 2010

After 2 generous years of hosting from PwC, the NSW KM Forum is looking for a new venue from July 2010 onwards.

As most of you will hopefully know, we generally meet on the 4th Tuesday of every month. Normally we have around 25 participants showing up. We cannot offer you cash but we can offer you all the kudos we possess.

Any offers or suggestions are welcome and should be sent to nswkmforum@gmail.com

The triple threat format offers 3 speakers 30 minutes each to inform & engage

Tonight we have 3 very different and thought-provoking presentation topics:

Dr Michael Olsson will speak on All the World’s a Stage – Theatre Professionals
Make Sense of Shakespeare

Roxana Jarolimek will present Skills and trends for KM this decade and

Brian Bailey will entertain us with Blurring the Lines: Social Media at Work and

Full details of presentations below

If you plan to attend please Register here: http://nswkmapr10.eventbrite.com/
before noon Monday 26 April


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 27 April

HOW MUCH: Door donation is $5.

Dr Michael Olsson will speak on All the World’s a Stage – Theatre Professionals Make Sense of Shakespeare

Roxana Jarolimek will present Skills and trends for KM this decade  and

Brian Bailey will entertain us with  Blurring the Lines: Social Media at Work and Play

Door donation is $5. Doors open at 17.30 for a 18:00 start.

Find out more about the NSW KM Forum

Presentation 1: All the World’s a Stage – Theatre Professionals Make Sense of Shakespeare

Dr Michael Olsson

Dr Michael Olsson is the Graduate Coordinator in Information and Knowledge Management at the University of Technology, Sydney. He is an active researcher in the field of information behaviour/information practices research, with a particular interest in information/knowledge sharing in academic, professional and artistic communities. His work is associated with the emergence of new discourse analytic and social constructivist approaches to information research. He has a strong interest in the relationship between theory, research and professional practice in the information professions. As well as a life-long Shakespeare tragic, his outside interests include history, philosophy, theatre, classic rallying and fencing.

Michael’s presentation describes a study of how theatre professionals (actors, directors and others) make sense of the works of a culturally iconic author (William Shakespeare). The findings of the study are based on interviews with 35 theatre professionals in Canada, Finland and the UK, including actors, designers and directors associated with the Stratford Shakespeare Festival of Canada, Shakespeare’s Globe,  the Royal Shakespeare Company, the National Theatre and the Central School of Speech and Drama in the UK and the Tampereen Työväen Teatteri in Finland.

The study aims to address the limitations of prevailing approaches to knowledge sharing research by developing a more holistic approach, one which acknowledges the complexity of sense-making as more than the problem-solving behaviour of individuals – as an embodied, social process, involving emotion as well as rationality. For theatre professionals, understanding Shakespeare involved much more than a cerebral process: their professional lives are based on the ability to embody their knowledge: they need to manifest their understanding in the physical world as physical actions in physical space.

Presentation 2: Skills and trends for KM this decade – Roxana Jarolimek

Roxana Jarolimek has worked in a range of information and knowledge system related roles in professional services firms including Freehills law firm and Jones Lang LaSalle Real Estate Services. Roxana Jarolimek in her current role supports a range of knowledge systems at Clayton Utz law firm.

What will be important to a successful KM strategy this decade?

What skills will be important to your role in KM?  This presentation will highlight a range of recent case studies, trends and skills that are likely to be important to Knowledge Management this coming decade.

Presentation 3: Blurring the Lines: Social Media at Work and Play – Brian Bailey

Brian Bailey is Consulting Manager at Recordkeeping Innovation. Brian has held a number of information and knowledge management roles with Optus, KPMG, Ernst & Young, Gadens Lawyers, The Copyright Agency and IPP Consulting. Brian is a passionate advocate of information and knowledge sharing in organisations and across the broader community.

Business-oriented Social Media site LinkedIn (born December 2002 and announced to the world in May 2003) is reported to have over 60 million users in over 200 countries and territories world-wide. FaceBook (born Harvard USA, February 2004) claims over 400 million users world-wide. Along with Twitter, MySpace and the rest, Social Media platforms provide a place for people to say – and show- what they think to the whole (web) world. To anyone who has seen any commercial TV in the past 5 years, that is a terrifying thought! Are Social Media tools a force for good? Or a force for evil? Where’s the handbook that shows us how to use these tools? Oh, that’s right, there isn’t one.

Brian will outline some of the sources of pleasure and pain associated with Social Media at its intersection with work (and other social constructs) but fully expects to be crowded out of the conversation after about 3 minutes as other members of the group share their points of view…

1. Knowledge Transfer and Retention (see 2 special offers)
2. Wisdom – Whence & Wither with Jay Hays
3. Beyond Connected Individuals: Web 2.0 for Organisations and Governments

1. “Knowledge transfer is a complete and utter waste of everyone’s time!”
Got your attention? Good! No one ever actually said those words, but we’ve all come across people in our professional travels who have thought it. Ark Group Australia, is offering you an opportunity to hear first hand how other KM professionals are responding to this perennial challenge, and at a much
reduced cost.

Knowledge Transfer and Retention
May 24-25
Rydges, World Square, Sydney

A $250 discount for NSW KM Forum members off the normal cost of attending the event. Any NSW KM Forum member can take advantage of this
discount when registering on the site.

One lucky NSW KM Forum member can win a FREE TICKET to this event! To be in the running, you will have to attend the next monthly NSW KM Forum meeting on Tuesday April 27.

We encourage you to participate in either of these offers. And look forward to
seeing you at the April 27 monthly NSW KM Forum meeting. Thanks to Ark Group Australia for continuing to provide our membership with significantly discounted prices to their events.

2. Monday April 12 ‘Wisdom – Whence and Whither’ with Jay Hayes

This session is a series of dialogues and enquiries into the nature ofwisdom:
where it comes from; why it’s needed; and what impedes it.
Participants confront and engage “the wisdom paradox”: Wisdom is both
abundant in the world and seldom observed.
More info here: http://facilitatorsnetwork.blogspot.com

3. IIM Sydney – Beyond Connected Individuals: Web 2.0 for Organisations and Governments
6.00-7.30pm on Tuesday 20 April at Opticon, Level 29, 580 George Street, Sydney

Web 2.0 represents a turning point in the way we interact with information, with each other, with organizations of every kind, including our governments.  The presidential election campaign of The USA. Obama hints at an egovernment future that would be almost unrecognizable to the most tech savvy individual of even 1990. Following last month’s excellent session on folksonomies from Professor Eric Tsui, we are excited this month to have 3 highly credentialed thinkers and speakers to talk us through just some of the issues tools and ramifications of Web2.0 and to join us in discussion.
– James Dellow, Consultant, Headshift
– Barbara Reed, Director, Recordkeeping Innovation
– Matt Moore, Director, Innotecture

Contact Brian Bailey for more information: B.Bailey@records.com.au