15 September, 2010
Innovation at Austrade – Sandra Fox, Austrade
Sandra is currently heading up a new area within Austrade charged with increasing international trade and investment specifically in relation to innovation, as Austrade’s Global Manager Innovation. Prior to this, Sandra Fox is managed the transition of the inward investment function (from Invest Australia) to within the Trade portfolio – a major change management program. Previously, as Senior Investment Commissioner South Asia Pacific with Invest Australia, Sandra Fox managed Australia’s investment work over the Middle East, Africa, India, South East Asia and Latin America, from 2004 to 2008. Sandra’s Sydney team also covered business development across the Pacific.
Sandra has more than ten years’ experience in market entry, business development and building international linkages in the international education industry – particularly in Asia and the Americas.
Knowledge Management in a Global Firm – Mark Andrews, Baker & McKenzie
Mark will explore the topic of KM challenges in a global environment and in particular some of the challenges law firms face. Mark’s presentation will also explore our perceptions of some different countries and how country culture is a significant factor in knowledge sharing.
Mark Andrews is the Director, Knowledge & IT for the Australian practice of the global law firm Baker & McKenzie. He is responsible for the technology, library and professional support strategies and teams in Australia. Mark’s KM experience of over 10 years spans Ernst & Young, Sydney Water, Freehills and Baker & McKenzie. Mark is originally an IT graduate and has held a range of roles including Project Manager, HR Manager, Operations Manager and Management Consultant. He holds a Masters in Organisation and Management Studies and has lectured as part of the UTS MBA and EMBA programs.
From IP to KM – Jane Hogan, Gilbert+Tobin
Jane Hogan began her career as a lawyer at a large city firm. Ever interested in the world of ideas, her specialty was patents, focusing on the battle between the free expression of ideas and the commercial reality needed to support the creation of inventions. In 2003 she moved from a practising role, into knowledge management. She worked first in a start-up role as a Professional Support Lawyer in the corporate group at Gilbert+Tobin, before taking on the Head of Knowledge role in 2006. As Head of Knowledge, Jane has developed the Gilbert+Tobin knowledge strategy, team and culture, as well as improving the various tools used by lawyers in their daily lives. One of the tools – Frank – has been highly successful. It includes an overview (mental map) of the key areas of knowledge needed by lawyers for a particular topic or transaction. It is a departure from the traditional law firm models focusing on precedents, collections or detailed guides.
Jane is currently working onimproving the sharing of key information about matters by building knowledge sharing into the lawyers existing tasks; and a complete review of the firm’s matter management, including adopting an enterprise approach to the firm’s information management in this area.Jane’s journey, from lawyer to knowledge leader, has been interesting, challenging and rewarding. Jane will share some of the key adventures on this journey that both she and the organisation have encountered.
A map of UTS can be found here: http://datasearch.uts.edu.au/about/mapsdirections/map.cfm – we will be in building CB10.
Door donation is $5. Doors open at 17.30 for a 18:00 start.