Upcoming events and news for KM Professionals

9 June, 2010


We have the following news items for you!

1.  Special event – Thursday 17 June 2010 – Cory Banks. Knowledge & Business Systems Executive from Parsons Brinckerhoff will share with us his experiences on Building a KM capability – the two and a half journey of KM at PB – See details below.

2.  Special Offer and Free Pass to Ark KM and Collaboration Australia 2010 Conference – See details below

3.  This month’s meeting – Triple Threat – 29 June 2010 – See details below

4.  July meeting – See details below

5. Posters from Cafes on Enterprise Wikis and Collaboration (25 May) and Enterprise Search (March 23) will be available on our website soon

6. Looking for a new venue – After 2 generous years of hosting at 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  or contact Denise on 0408 661 061 

Details of events 1-3 are below:

1. Cory Banks  – Thursday 17 June 2010

In addition to our usual monthly meeting we are very privileged to be able to present direct from Brisbane Cory Banks, Knowledge & Business Systems Executive, Operations and Capability at Parsons Brinckerhoff.

Cory will present on Building a KM capability – the two and a half year journey of KM at PB.

Cory has a wealth of experience in introducing novel and exciting knowledge management initiatives.  In addition to his roles at Parsons Brinckerhoff, Cory has worked for Suncorp in the roles of Advisor, Leadership & Organisational Capability and Specialist, Knowledge Management, as well as working for Qld Dept of Emergency Services as Manager, ICT Business Development and Manager, e-Services. He has also worked as a Business Consultant and Analyst at a number of private companies including Information Solutions Australia, Carnegie Information Systems, Pcom and iSport.com.

Cory’s blog, Corz and effect is at http://corzandeffect.wordpress.com

Venue: Parsons Brinckerhoff, Level 27,  EY Centre, World Square, 680 George Street, Sydney

[Note change from normal venue]

Due to security arrangements please ensure you  meeting in the foyer of the EY building at World Square by 5:30pm to be escorted to the meeting room.

Please register at  http://corybanksjunespecial.eventbrite.com/

2. Special discount and 2 Special giveaways including a Free Pass to Ark KM and Collaboration Australia 2010 Conference


The Ark Group is giving one lucky attendee at the NSW KM Forum monthly meeting on the 29th June a FREE PASS to their upcoming conference ‘KM and Collaboration Australia 2010’ to be held on 21-23 July, 2010 at Crystal Palace, Luna Park.

 This annual conference has become a major landmark on the local KM and Collaboration calendar. For more information about the conference, visit the Ark Group web site: http://www.kmaustralia.com/

 To be in the running for this Free Pass you will have to attend the next monthly NSW KM Forum meeting on Tuesday June 29


Regardless of who the lucky winner is, all NSW KM Forum subscriber members are eligible for a $250 discount on this conference. Any NSW KM Forum member can take advantage of this discount when registering on the site.


Also on the ‘KM and Collaboration Australia 2010’ web site are details of an ONLINE SURVEY the Ark Group is running titled the ‘KM Collaboration Survey 2010’. The survey was first run in 2004, then 2007. You now have an opportunity to contribute to the 2010 survey and build our collective knowledge of what the patterns in collaboration are. This is a significant research tool and we urge all members to participate.

 All (repeat, all) contributors to this survey receive a free copy of the KM Ark Group Report ‘Implementing a Successful KM Programme’, which normally sells for $395 + GST.

We encourage you to participate in these offers and look forward to seeing you at the June 29 monthly NSW KM Forum meeting. Thanks to Ark Group for continuing to provide our membership with significantly discounted prices to their events. 

3. Our usual monthly meeting this month is on June 29 2010 and will be a Triple Threat

“Always leave them wanting more, not less”. The triple threat format offers 3 speakers 30 minutes each to inform & engage you.

This month we have 3 very different and thought-provoking case studies from 3 different KM perspectives.

  • Gavin Pilz, Learning & Development Manager for GrainCorp
  • Karen Purser, Program Manager, Australian Centre for Excellence in Local Government
  • Caro White, Knowledge Manager at Mallesons Stephen Jaques.

Full details of presentations are at http://nswkmjun10.eventbrite.com/


If you plan to attend please Register here: http://nswkmjun10.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.

Find out more about the NSW KM Forum.

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

4.  July meeting 

The July NSW KM Forum will be held at the venue of the ‘KM and Collaboration Australia 2010’ conference, Crystal Palace, Luna Park, immediately following the close of the conference.

 The Ark Group has kindly agreed to open up the last 2 sessions of the conference to NSW KM Forum members, after which we will adjourn to the lounge/bar for drinks and discussion.

 More info will be provided closer to the event.

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