Knowledge Reality: Using virtual reality for knowledge sharing, decision-making and learning 

“Virtual reality is the ‘ultimate empathy machine.’ These experiences are more than documentaries. They’re opportunities to walk a mile in someone else’s shoes.” – Chris Milk, entrepreneur and immersive artist.

Go to our Meetup Page for full details and to register.

When: Thursday 17th August, 5.30pm complimentary networking drinks for a 6.00pm start (app 7.30pm finish)

Where: Ovolo Hotel, 6 Cowper Street, Woolloomooloo.  Meet in the Hotel Lobby “Lo Lounge” or call Marie on 0404 090 110

Getting to the Venue:  Train: Catch any train to St James Station or Martin Place Station and it is a 15 minute walk through Hyde Park and The Domain or Royal Botanical Garden, or catch a train to Kings Cross Station and it is a 15 minute walk through the streets of Kings Cross and Potts Point with all its trendy wine and dine locations. Alternatively, you may hop onto Bus 311 from Central Station (Railway Square) or Town Hall Station (Park Street)  For a public transport trip planner, please visit www.transportnsw.info

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The evolution of virtual reality and augmented reality technologies has pushed them further and further into mainstream adoption. Companies like the Playstation, HTC Vive, Facebook’s Oculus Rift have all received huge interest in their gaming-orientated systems. Meanwhile, enterprise solutions like Microsoft’s Hololens and Google Glass continue to receive less attention outside of IT circles. While much of the media’s attention has focused on gamers, what are the opportunities for knowledge management?

In this session, the NSW KM Forum will explore “Knowledge Reality” – how virtual reality and augmented reality technologies could be applied to use cases that require the transfer of hard to share experiential knowledge or that support decision-making, such as:

• Data visualisation

• Learning and development, and

• Design.

This meetup will assemble a group of virtual and augmented reality specialists – including Michela Ledwidge from Mod Productions, Toby Ellis from 360dgrees, and Equal Reality – who will bring different perspectives that demonstrate the knowledge management opportunities for these technologies.

About the Speakers:

MC: James Dellow, Director, Digital Workplace Company – James is a human-centred designer and a technology strategist, with many years of experience in knowledge management. His speciality is the digital workplace, which he approaches through the lens of people, place and technology. He is also a member of the NSW KM Forum committee.

Michela Ledwidge, Founder & CEO, Mod Productions

Michela is co-founder and CEO of studio Mod. She is an artist and director redefining the space between cinema and games. In 2004 she won a NESTA Invention award for ‘remixable film’, which outlines her vision for playful storytelling and digital culture and continues to underpin her artistic practice. She is co-founder of studio Mod and has been both the creative and technical lead on numerous productions. Michela has been an Internet pioneer since the early 1990s, creating the first website in NSW and setting up the National Library of Australia’s first web service, before working on some of the largest internet projects in Europe. She is Vice President, Digital of the Australian Directors Guild and a co-founder of Women in AR & VR Sydney.

Toby Ellis, CEO, 360dgrees

Toby is the CEO of 360dgrees and is a seasoned leader with over 20 years’ experience in innovation & transformation, customer experience & collaboration technologies across the Asia-Pacific region. The 360dgree unique mixed reality platform provides immersive, interactive experiences which are action orientated for the user, disrupting traditional training pedagogies. With 360dgrees users can be immersed in the environment, including experiencing the consequence without the danger.

Equal Reality – Interactive Diversity and Inclusion Training, through Virtual Reality

RSVP early to avoid disappointment!

So come along and spend some time with like-minded knowledge professionals and practitioners to listen, participate, collaborate and learn.

We look forward to seeing you there for complimentary networking drinks and a stimulating topic discussion.

Instructions:  Join us at 5.30pm for complimentary networking drinks in the Lo Lounge (there will be signage from the Hotel lobby to the Lo Lounge).  We will then be moving to the Darlo & Paddo Rooms for the presentation.

If you have any issues locating us on the night please call Marie on 0404 090 110.

Getting to the Venue:

Train: Catch any train to St James Station or Martin Place Station and it is a 15 minute walk through Hyde Park and The Domain or Royal Botanical Garden, or catch a train to Kings Cross Station and it is a 15 minute walk through the streets of Kings Cross and Potts Point with all its trendy wine and dine locations.

Alternatively, you may hop onto Bus 311 from Central Station (Railway Square) or Town Hall Station (Park Street)

For a public transport trip planner, please visit www.transportnsw.info

Go to our Meetup Page for full details and to register.

Knowledge Reality: Using virtual reality for knowledge sharing, decision-making and learning 

“Virtual reality is the ‘ultimate empathy machine.’ These experiences are more than documentaries. They’re opportunities to walk a mile in someone else’s shoes.” – Chris Milk, entrepreneur and immersive artist.

NSW KM Forum proudly presents our next meetup in our Innovative Knowledge Series: “Knowledge Reality: Using virtual reality for knowledge sharing, decision-making and learning”

Date:  Thursday 17th August 2017

Time:  5.30pm for a 6.00pm start – app 7.30pm finish

Where:  Ovolo Hotel, 6 Cowper Wharf Road, Woolloomooloo NSW, Australia

Instructions:  Join us at 5.30pm for complimentary networking drinks in the Lo Lounge (there will be signage from the Hotel lobby to the Lo Lounge).  We will then be moving to the Darlo & Paddo Rooms for the presentation.  If you have any issues locating us on the night please call Marie on 0404 090 110.

Cost: $15 per person (Refund Policy – no refund)

Register now at our Meetup Page here:         https://www.meetup.com/en-AU/nswkmforum/events/241588483/?read=1&_af=event&_af_eid=241588483&https=on

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The evolution of virtual reality and augmented reality technologies has pushed them further and further into mainstream adoption. Companies like the Playstation, HTC Vive, Facebook’s Oculus Rift have all received huge interest in their gaming-orientated systems. Meanwhile, enterprise solutions like Microsoft’s Hololens and Google Glass continue to receive less attention outside of IT circles. While much of the media’s attention has focused on gamers, what are the opportunities for knowledge management?

In this session, the NSW KM Forum will explore “Knowledge Reality” – how virtual reality and augmented reality technologies could be applied to use cases the require the transfer of hard to share experiential knowledge or that support decision-making, such as:

• Data visualisation

• Learning and development

• Design

This meetup will assemble a group of virtual and augmented reality specialists who will bring different perspectives that demonstrate the knowledge management opportunities for these technologies.

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About the Speakers:

MC: James Dellow, Director, Digital Workplace Company – James is a human-centred designer and a technology strategist, with many years of experience in knowledge management. His speciality is the digital workplace, which he approaches through the lens of people, place and technology. He is also a member of the NSW KM Forum committee.

Michela Ledwidge, Founder & CEO, Mod Productions

(Our other speakers to be confirmed)

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Register now at our Meetup Page here:          https://www.meetup.com/en-AU/nswkmforum/events/241588483/?read=1&_af=event&_af_eid=241588483&https=on

So come along and spend some time with like-minded knowledge professionals and practitioners to listen, participate, collaborate and learn.

We look forward to seeing you there and at complimentary networking drinks following.

Register early to avoid disappointment!

If you have any issues locating us on the night please call Marie on 0404 090 110.

Extra Special Announcement for all NSW KM Forum Community Members!

We have recently updated our web presence and social media channels and as such, this  blog will be phased out as one of our primary announcement channels.

So if you’d like to keep abreast of NSW KM Forum events please take the time to pop into our Meetup Page here: https://www.meetup.com/en-AU/nswkmforum/events/241588483/?read=1&_af=event&_af_eid=241588483&https=on

You can also find updates of all of our events on our new NSW KM Forum Website here:  http://www.nswkm.org

For the next couple of events we will continue to notify our community via this blog however please ensure you join one of our new channels as listed above so you don’t miss out.

We look forward to seeing you all soon at one of our upcoming “Innovative Knowledge” Series events.

Yours,

The Committee

For all people interested in KM in Sydney on the evening of 8th June – this is a Knowledge event not to be missed!

“Innovative Knowledge Series: Unlearning”

Date:  Thursday 8th June 2017
When:  5.30pm for a 6.00pm start – app 7.30pm finish

Where:  Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts, Level 1 (Carmichael & Dowling Rooms), 280 Pitt Street, Sydney, NSW, 2000
Ticket Price: $15   
(As this is a voluntary community, your $15 entry fee will cover our speaker gift, venue hire, wine and nibbles to enjoy while networking prior to and during the presentation.)

Our Meeting Point: Please take lift to Level 1 – access to Level 1 will open at 5.15pm.  If you have any difficulties gaining access please call 0404 090 110. 
 

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NSW KM Forum proudly presents our next Speaker in our Innovative Knowledge Series: “Unlearning”

“Alvin Toffler once stated: The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.” 
 
In this session Rob Wilkins, Leader of Information Management Systems for the NSW Department of Education joins us to discuss how unlearning is a deliberate purposive action just like learning and that knowledge is not an accumulative  construct but rather, knowledge continuously grows and becomes obsolete as we deliberately unlearn that which cannot be supported by our reality.  We will explore the challenges of technology and the digital literacy required to actively unlearn and relearn and confront why we need to unlearn that which is no longer helpful or accurate.  He will also talk to why deep machine learning and artificial intelligence present an amazing vehicle for unlearning and relearning based on facts and little or no opinion.
 

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About the Speaker:  
Rob Wilkins

A business professional with extensive experience in Digital Learning, Learning and Human Performance and Knowledge/Information Management, Rob Wilkins brings his unique perspective as a practitioner, a learner and researcher in corporate learning and knowledge management.  His experience has been gained over the last 25 years and he has worked in Government, Financial Services and Professional Services industries in that time. His professional ethos has been built on a strong practitioner focus and contemporary leadership approach with an active involvement in the “doing”, to inform his learning landscape.
 
With graduate qualifications in adult learning, information management and design, e-learning, Business management and a Masters in knowledge management and information management, Rob’s personal learning Journey has been one of intrigue and specialty.  
 
Author of his own Blog “Ruminations of a Learning Professional” and a prolific micro blogger of learning and knowledge news,  Rob’s writings have been featured in Workplace Learning Blogs, ASTDs Learning Circuits and he has also written for Australian training magazine.  His thought leadership has seen him sought out to guest lecturer at a number of universities as well as speak for the likes of ASTD, AHRI, AB&F, AITD, ILP, Learn X, AIIM, ACT KM and KM Australia and he brings his experience and insights to the NSW KM Forum this evening.
 

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So come and join us for networking drinks, nibbles and some stimulating discussion around Rob’s presentation! We look forward to seeing you there.

To receive notifications of future NSW KM Forum events join our Meetup Group and/or our LinkedIn Group.
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Numbers are limited so register early to avoid disappointment!

Topic: What’s up with the International Knowledge Management Standard?

Overview: Dr Arthur Shelley will be discussing the latest news regarding the ISO KM standard and its implications for us as practitioners. He will also bring insights from his latest book on projects, knowledge, innovation and change.

Presenter: Arthur Shelley is Standard Australia’s representative on the ISO working group for the new international Knowledge Management standard. He facilitates KM courses in RMIT University’s Executive MBA and the Masters of Project Management. Arthur has just completed his third book, “KNOWledge SUCCESSion” as a follow up to “Being A Successful Knowledge Leader” (2009) and “The Organizational Zoo” (2007). He was the Global Knowledge Director for Cadbury Schweppes until 2007.

Date: Monday 3 April 2017               Time: 6pm

Location:
Room CB11.B3.101
Building 11
University of Technology Sydney
81 Broadway, NSW 2007

Map herehttp://maps.uts.edu.au/
This event is free thanks to Arthur and UTS.

NSW KM Forum proudly presents the next topic in our “Innovative Knowledge” Series:

3rd Era KM – Leveraging Analytical Knowledge: Why Structured Conversations are a key to future success and how to structure them

Date:  Tuesday 28th March 2017

Time:  5.30pm for a 5.45pm start – app 7.15pm finish

Where:  Level 1 (Carmichael & Dowling Rooms), Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts, 280 Pitt Street, Sydney

Instructions:  Please take lift to Level 1.  If you have any difficulties gaining access please call 0404 090 110.

Note: Please arrive for the earlier start time of 5.45pm, and register early to avoid disappointment!

Please Note: a $5 donation will be asked for at the door to cover nibbles and incidentals

REGISTER AT OUR EVENTBRITE SITE HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/nsw-km-forum-3rd-era-km-leveraging-analytical-knowledge-why-structured-conversations-are-a-key-to-tickets-32073529791

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Topic:

3rd Era KM – Leveraging Analytical Knowledge: Why Structured Conversations are a key to future success and how to structure them

We will use Nancy Dixon’s “3 Eras of KM” framework to focus on the next phase of Knowledge Management maturity.  What is the difference between collaboration and “leveraging the analytical kowledge of your organisation”?  Is it key to delivering sustainable results in a world of complexity?

The event will be an interactive (conversation based!) session where we will be leveraging the knowledge of the KM enthusiasts and practitioners in the room to address the “what”, “how” and “why”.

Firstly we will run through an overview of “what” leveraging analytical knowledge within the context of Nancy Dixon’s “3 Eras of KM” Framework is all about.

Then we will be demonstrating a sample of structured conversation techniques (the “how”) to invite attendees to consider, discuss and comment on what this might look like in your organisations and how it is different to “collaboration” in light of addressing the more complex issues facing organisations today (ie we’ll be leveraging the analytical knowledge of the group!). Instructions/guidelines for these techniques will be provided for use in your own organisations.

From this we will invite participants to comment on “why” leveraging the analytical knowledge of an organisation is a key to future success …. or not, depending on the outcomes of the structured conversations!

This event will be facilitated by the NSW KM Forum Committee and guests.

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So come along and spend some time with like-minded knowledge professionals to listen, participate, collaborate, co-create and learn. We look forward to seeing you there and at networking drinks following.

Note: Please arrive for the earlier start time of 5.45pm, and register early to avoid disappointment!

Please Note: a $5 donation will be asked for at the door to cover nibbles and incidentals

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REGISTER AT OUR EVENTBRITE SITE HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/nsw-km-forum-3rd-era-km-leveraging-analytical-knowledge-why-structured-conversations-are-a-key-to-tickets-32073529791

Christmas Networking Drinks: A Knowledge Sharing Networking Event!

For our December meetup we are are adapting our meeting format, swapping venue and inviting you all to Christmas Networking Drinks with a twist to faciltate conversation, knowledge sharing and individual learning.

Join us to network with colleagues old and new from the Knowledge world, engage in stimulating conversation around all things “Knowledge”, and socialise your learning over a Christmas drink or two while we’re there!

REGISTER NOW AT OUR EVENTBRITE SITE:

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/nsw-km-forum-christmas-meetup-a-knowledge-sharing-networking-event-tickets-29215100151

Date:  Thursday 8th December 2016

Time:  6.00pm for an approx. official 8.00pm finish (or until whatever time you decide to stay)

Where:  The Palace Hotel (Back Bar), 730 – 742 George Street, Haymarket (Cnr George & Hay Streets)

Instructions:  If you can’t find us when you get there please call Marie on 0404 090 110

Please Note: The venue has been selected for it’s informal atmosphere and variety of food and drink options. So, as we invite you all to buy whatever food or drink at whatever time you wish to on the night there will be no request for our usual donations!

The Knowledge Sharing Networking Exercise will be facilitated by the NSW KM Forum Committee

To make the most of the collective wisdom of the Kowledge Community with whom you will be socialising at this event, we will facilitate a (very informal) KM exercise.  We therefore ask that as well as bringing along your good humour, please have in mind:

  • one thing (knowledge related) that you would be happy to share  (This can be absolutely anything, an anecdote, a story, a piece of data, an observation, a methodology, a tool, a technique … anything that you can share with others verbally.)

  • one thing (knowledge related) that you would like to learn.

So come along and join us to build your network with colleagues old and new from the Knowledge Management world and socialise your learning over a drink if you so wish!

(Please RSVP so we can keep our eye out for you on the night!)

REGISTER NOW AT OUR EVENTBRITE SITE:

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/nsw-km-forum-christmas-meetup-a-knowledge-sharing-networking-event-tickets-29215100151