Would you like to participate in a Social Network Analysis (SNA) of the NSW KM Forum community?

For our next meeting on 30th September, Laurence Lock Lee, from Optimice, has offered to conduct a short SNA of the NSW KM Forum membership.

Our objective is two fold. Firstly we would like to understand the current level of connectivity between our members to help us in maximising our own knowledge sharing. Secondly we are also posing a top 10 KM challenges for you to select from in order to identify who in the membership shares your challenges.

We will use this information to build the affinity social network for those who share a common interest and therefore those you should try and connect with the most. The source for Top 10 KM Challenges was a KM Management Review article by Donna Edwards and Jim Wolff. See for details on what the challenges mean.

IMPORTANT: To participate in this survey you must opt in by sending an email before COB Monday 22nd September to nswkmforum [at] nsw-km-forum.org.au (hint: replace [at] with an @) with “SNA” in the subject line. Note: We will use the name and email address you use to opt in to send you a link to Optimice’s SNA survey tool. Your name will also appear in the survey questions.

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Sorry for the late notice everyone, but here are the details of this month’s KM forum meeting. Please note the new venue below.

WHAT

The theme of John’s presentation will be on the value of intangibles in organisations. Most of the value created by organisations in today’s knowledge economy is derived from intangibles that do not appear on the balance sheet. The presentation will focus on how intangible are created to value creation in organisation and discuss the response of management and academia to this phenomenon. From here he presents how intangibles are portrayed in organisations through both numbers an and how narratives can be used to better communicate value and value creation.

WHO

Dr John Dumay is mainly an independent business consultant and has extensive business, consulting and academic experience. John has experience in the development, installation and operation of accounting systems for small to medium sized enterprises. He has an MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management, a MA in Business Research Methods from the Macquarie Graduate School of Management a PhD (Economics) based on the topic of Intellectual Capital from the University of Sydney.  John’s consulting work in the field of Intellectual Capital has involved large national and international government and publicly listed organisations and is on the cutting edge of management practice. John’s academic pursuits have lead to the publication of articles in several international peer reviewed academic journals. His article, with John Tull, entitled “Intellectual capital disclosure and price sensitive Australian stock exchange announcements” was the recipient of a “Highly Commended Paper” award in the 2007 Journal of Intellectual Capital Awards for Excellence.

WHERE – PLEASE NOTE OUR *NEW VENUE*

PricewaterhouseCoopers
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 26th August, 2008.

HOW MUCH: Gold coin donation.

WHAT NEXT? If you plan to attend please RSVP by e-mail to: rsvp<at>nsw-km-forum.org.au (hint: replace the <at> with a normal @ to complete the email address and please include the date and/or title of the event in the subject line).

For our July activity we thought we would do something a little different…

A tour of the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) site at Lucas Heights has been arranged for Saturday 26th July, and for this excursion families are welcome.

The tours will visit the Education Centre, the OPAL Reactor, the Neutron Guide Hall and one of ANSTO’s particle accelerators – either the Australian National Tandem Accelerator for Applied Research (ANTARES) or Small Tandem for Applied Research (STAR), which significantly assist the study of the environment, nuclear safeguards, geology, archaeology and paleontology.

There will be 2 tours:

  • 9:45am to 12:30pm; and
  • 1:15 pm to 4pm.

Tour groups are limited to 20 participants and strict security provisions have to be observed.

If you are interested in joining these tours please reserve your place with Denise Quay on email denise.quay <at> ansto.gov.au or telephone (02) 9717 3363 by 18 July 2008.

Details of how to get to ANSTO are available on the webpage at http://www.ansto.gov.au/discover/visiting_ansto.html

More details about ANSTO and the research equipment it provides is available at http://www.ansto.gov.au/home.html

WHAT

It is well documented in recent global CEO survey’s that CEO’s express the importance of innovation while lamenting their own innovation performance. Learn the secrets of how organisations are delivering outstanding performance using innovation as an important element of their strategy. Case studies from Hargraves Institute members will be detailed so that lessons can be transferred to the field of knowledge management.

WHO

Allan Ryan

Allan Ryan, the Executive Director of the Hargraves Institute and the Director of Managed Innovation International, is a practitioner who partners with leaders, both in Australia and internationally, to accelerate organisational performance and grow shareholder value.  His experience spans fast-moving consumer goods, building and construction, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, the paper industry, government and service organisations.

The Managed Innovation© Program was developed after extensive research with over 200 companies in Australia and internationally. Initially starting at the Australian Technology Park, Sydney in 1999, and while contracted to the Australian Graduate School of Management in 2002, Allan established Managed Innovation International Pty Ltd to work on a one-to-one basis to accelerate growth in leading organisations. 

Allan focuses on:

  • Strategy and leadership of innovation
  • Facilitation and collaboration and
  • Innovation process and programs

Allan is the Program Director of the Strategic Innovation Program at the Macquarie Graduate School of Management and presents in a variety of executive education programs, conferences and events.

More information can be found at www.managedinnovation.com

About the Hargraves Institute

The Hargraves Institute was formally established in July 2006., when 12 leading companies supported Allan’s initiative and provided seed funding. The founding members of Hargraves are Roche Products, Cerebos (Australia), Caltex Australia Petroleum, BlueScope Steel, Aristocrat Technologies Australia, Boeing Australia, Mars Food Australia, Cochlear, Australian Wool Innovation, Jacobs Australia, Westpac Banking Corporation and George Weston Technologies

The aims of the Institute include strengthening our business leaders’ understanding of issues surrounding innovation, fostering innovation focused collaboration between all levels of organisations, identifying and promoting effective techniques and best practice. Currently there are 40 member organisations, most of which are in Australia’s top 150 list, and including the 12 founding member companies. More information can be found at www.hargraves.com.au

WHERE: Ernst & Young, The Ernst & Young Centre, 680 George Street, Sydney NSW 2000. Download a map.

WHEN: 5.30pm for 6pm, Tuesday 27th May.

HOW MUCH: $5 donation.

WHAT NEXT? If you plan to attend please RSVP by e-mail to: rsvp<at>nsw-km-forum.org.au (hint: replace the <at> with a normal @ to complete the email address and please include the date and/or title of the event in the subject line).

WHO

Dave Snowden, Founder & Chief Scientific Officer at Cognitive Edge, is a major figure in the movement towards integration of humanistic approaches to knowledge management and sensemaking.  He is generally held to be one of the leading practitioners and thinkers in the field of a naturalising (science based) approached to decision theory and sensemaking.

WHERE: Ernst & Young, The Ernst & Young Centre, 680 George Street, Sydney NSW 2000. Download a map.

WHEN: 7.30am for 8am-9am, Friday 14th March.

HOW MUCH: A $5 donation*.

WHAT NEXT? If you plan to attend please RSVP by e-mail to: rsvp<at>nsw-km-forum.org.au (hint: replace the <at> with a normal @ to complete the email address and please include the date and/or title of the event in the subject line).

* Please note: As discussed at our last meeting, we are increasing the voluntary admission charge for our forum meetings from a gold coin donation to a $5 donation in order to help better meet our modest operating costs. The forum committee itself runs on the scent of an oily rag and Ernst & Young provides a venue, however our operating costs include expenses such as Website domain registration fees, gifts for presenters and also the snacks and drinks provided at forum meetings.

WHAT

Over the last decade and more, knowledge management has provided the foundation for dramatic improvements in organisational performance. Now a whole new architecture is emerging for how knowledge can best be linked with its application. The characteristics of Web 2.0 are visible in the open web of blogging, Wikipedia, Facebook, Second Life, Flickr, del.icio.us, and a treasure trove of other interconnected Internet applications that are changing the nature of knowledge. Now similar tools are being applied inside organisations, giving birth to “Enterprise 2.0.” The future of knowledge management lies largely in tapping the potential of collective participation through the next generation of web tools, through effective design and architecture.

This presentation will cover:

  • The Web 2.0 Framework
  • Implementing Enterprise 2.0: Issues and Success Factors
  • The state of Enterprise 2.0 in Australia and globally
  • The Future of Knowledge Management

WHO

Ross Dawson is a strategy consultant, global keynote speaker, and best-selling author. He is Chairman of international consulting firm Future Exploration Network. His books include Living Networks and the award-winning Developing Knowledge-Based Client Relationships 2nd Edition, and he also writes the influential Trends in the Living Networks blog. Media appearances include CNN, Bloomberg TV, SkyNews, ABC TV, European Business Network, Channel News Asia, and many leading newspapers and magazines worldwide. He has delivered keynote speeches in six continents. Clients for his keynote speaking and consulting work include ABN Amro, Citibank, CNET, Ernst & Young, Lend Lease, KPMG, Macquarie Bank, Microsoft, SAP and many other leading organisations.

KMForum members receive a discount for Future Exploration Network’s Enterprise 2.0 Executive Forum, which will be held on 19 February in Sydney (contact us nswkmforum <at> nsw-km-forum.org.au for details). Information and registration is at http://www.futureexploration.net/e2ef/

WHERE: Ernst & Young, The Ernst & Young Centre, 680 George Street, Sydney NSW 2000. Download a map.

WHEN: 5.30pm for 6pm, Tuesday 12th February.

HOW MUCH: Gold coin donation.

WHAT NEXT? If you plan to attend please RSVP by e-mail to: rsvp<at>nsw-km-forum.org.au (hint: replace the <at> with a normal @ to complete the email address and please include the date and/or title of the event in the subject line).

We are holding a 2008 forum planning meeting at 4pm (for a 4.30pm start) in Sydney CBD on Tuesday 22nd January next week. If you would like to get involved with the NSW KM Forum’s committee, please drop us a line at nswkmforum <at> nsw-km-forum.org.au and we will confirm the meeting details with you.

If you can’t make the meeting but still want to get involved, please still get in touch as we can make a time to have a chat about what’s involved – we work as a virtual group during the year anyway.

For everyone else, there may also be an informal gathering after the meeting so stay tuned for details…