NSW KM Forum – Monday 22 August – Working Knowledge

10 August, 2011

Register here: http://nswkmaug11.eventbrite.com/

 

NSW KM Forum August meeting – Monday 22nd August – Working Knowledge

Following on from Larry Prusak’s visit and dinner, we are privileged to have Dr Gary Oliver from DOKTOR (Development of Knowledge and Technics in Organisational Resources Group) at the University of Sydney continue the discussion on Working Knowledge.

Davenport and Prusak in Working Knowledge (1998/2000) provided a number of commentaries on knowledge management for practitioners. Ten years later the book continues to sell indicating that many of the views they proposed and developed still resonate with readers. In their opening remarks they admit that KM was new and there would be many more difficult challenges to resolve. Tonight’s meeting gives us an opportunity to evaluate how well Working Knowledge stands up.

  • Ever had to explain to your manager what was meant by ‘knowledge’?
  • Ever wondered what processes really release ‘knowledge’ or
  • What kinds of knowledge projects are worthwhile or enduring?
  • How is it possible to make managers feel that KM is not a fad now out of fashion?
  • Are there really markets for knowledge in organisations with buyers, sellers and brokers?
  • What heuristics about knowledge do we use?

If you have then come along to our August meeting on Monday 22nd August (note change of day).

Those practitioners who still have their copy of working knwoledge to hand are welcome to bring it along and use it in discussion

Dr Gary Oliver from DOKTOR (Development of Knowledge and Technics in Organisational Resources Group) will lead the discussion on these questions.

Gary is a Senior Lecturer in the Discipline of Accounting in the Faculty of Economics and Business at The University of Sydney and is co-Chair of the DOKTOR Group (Development of Knowledge and Technics in Organisational Resources Group,  an interdisciplinary research group based in the University of Sydney Business School.

As a Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA) with a PhD in Economics, Gary combines accounting, information and organisation perspectives. This draws on the Master of Commerce with a double major in Accounting and Information Systems from The University of New South Wales, and the Bachelor of Arts from Macquarie University with majors in Anthropology and Philosophy. In addition Gary has both a Graduate Certificate in Higher Education and a Master of Education from the University of Sydney

Gary specialises in knowledge sharing in business and academia. He gained specific experience in information systems and technology over 25 years and has both managed operations as a Chief Information Officer at AGSM, consulted to government and private enterprise, at state and international levels. Since 2000 these have used complexity-based approaches. Particular areas of expertise include knowledge management including information sharing, IT strategy formulation and evaluation, IT operations appraisal, enterprise change, project and risk management, and, sourcing of IT products and services.

Prior to teaching at the University of Sydney, Gary taught introductory and advanced courses in information systems, technology and management at the undergraduate levels at The University of New South Wales and postgraduate levels at The Australian Graduate School of Management and also The University of New South Wales.

Gary has many publications to his credit and has been a speaker at a number of international conferences. His research experience includes Application of techniques in complexity to intractable management issues; Business Information Systems; Chief Information Officer role & responsibilities; and  Information sharing and Knowledge harvesting for business intelligence.

Doors open at 5:30pm for 6pm start

$5 donation appreciated.

Register here: http://nswkmaug11.eventbrite.com/

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