2012 was a significant year for Knowledge Management in all sorts of ways, with its shiny new technologies, social media, and some innovative new ways of managing knowledge.

Our monthly sessions in 2012 were lively and covered a wide array of topics and speakers. With plenty of professional networking along the way.

2013 promises to be no less of a wild and fun ride.

As well as welcome you to the new year, we would like to draw your attention to a couple of significant events on the early 2013 KM calendar.

1. ‘Advancing Knowledge Management in the Legal Profession’
A one-day collaborative forum and follow-up workshops being held at the Sebel, Surry Hills on the 13-14th March.

The Ark Group is offering, as always, a $250 discount to NSW KM Forum members if you register before the Early Bird cut-off date.

Here is the official blurb. For more detailed session/agenda information, follow the link below.

‘Advancing Knowledge Management in the Legal Profession’

An evolution of knowledge and examining its practical implications to improve business processes

One-day Collaborative Forum and Workshops
13-14 March 2013
Sydney, Sebel Surry Hills

Advancing Knowledge Management in the Legal Profession

Develop Client-focused service
Build Business Efficiency
Corporate Knowledge Retention
Drive Innovation within law firm
Building continuous improvement and collaboration

Collaborative forum leaders:
Goodwin Procter LLP (US)
Clayton UTZ
Hall & Wilcox Lawyers
Sparke Helmore
Enterprise Knowledge Pty Ltd
Colin Biggers & Paisley
TressCox Lawyers
King & Wood Mallesons

2. The first NSW KM Forum monthly meeting for 2013
We will be kicking off the year with a knowledge café session titled “The Three Eras of KM”.

When: 26 February at the usual starting time of 5.30 pm
Where: Royal Exhibition Hotel, Surry Hills (close to Central Station)

The topic of this knowledge cafe was inspired by an article by Nancy Dixon, which can be found here: http://www.nancydixonblog.com/2010/08/the-three-eras-of-knowledge-management-summary.html

The discussion will revolve around the validity of Nancy’s three eras and how they might relate to our own experience.

You will receive a follow-up email with more information and a link to register for this event (so we can manage numbers) closer to the date. But please put a place-holder in your diary for the moment.

That’s it for now. Hope your new KM year has started well, or perhaps you’re still enjoying a well-earned break. We’re all looking forward to a memorable 2013 in the world of KM.

– The NSW KM Forum Committee