Feb 292016
KM, Big Data and a Moonshot!

On January 12, 2016 in his State of the Union address, President Obama called for America to become “the country that cures cancer once and for all” As he introduced the “Moonshot” initiative that will be guided by Vice President Joe Biden. Dr. Tom Coburn, former Republican Senator from the state of Oklahoma and three […]

Jan 132016
The Future of Knowledge Management and the Global view of KM

As we move into 2016 it is time to reflect on knowledge management and look at the future of this discipline. In my latest book: Knowledge Management in Practice I address what I believe is the future of KM in 2016 and beyond. An excerpt from chapter 18 follows. Future of Knowledge Management: One of […]

Dec 092015
Knowledge Management Education

As knowledge management challenges once again top the agenda of many CEOs, an emphasis on getting more value from corporate knowledge assets has heightened the interest in knowledge management as a professional area of practice. Providing education in KM, which can include specialized courses, seminars, certifications, and formal undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs are leading […]

Nov 302015
Excerpt from Knowledge Management in Practice: KM in Healthcare

Healthcare is a knowledge intensive business. Making the best use of knowledge within any healthcare provider organization (hospital, clinic, pharmacy, physician private practice, etc.) is essential for optimal patient care as well as cutting and/or streamlining costs. Knowledge Management (KM) in healthcare is about sharing know-how through collaboration and integration of systems to enable access […]

Oct 312015
Excerpt from KM in Practice: KM for Financial Services Organizations

Financial service enterprises operate in a highly challenged market where consolidation, increasing regulation and economic realities are negatively impacting their ability to achieve key objectives. This has created a culture where there is a constant need to find more predictable revenue streams and cost efficiency gains. Regulatory bodies such as the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority […]

Sep 192015
Contextual Intelligence, KM and Big Data

This all started during a conversation I had with a colleague (Baron Murdock of GreenBox Ventures, LLC) and he mentioned the term Contextual Intelligence. Due to the fact that we were talking about knowledge management and big data I believe that I understood what he was talking about. However, I had never heard of the […]

Sep 182015
The Five (5) Ingredients of Successful Collaboration and Knowledge Sharing

Early this month on a Southwest Airlines flight from Chicago to Greenville South Carolina I read an article in the Southwest The Magazine, by Katie Rich entitled “Comedy of Errors, Five lessons on teamwork and failure from the halls of Saturday Night Live”. After reading this article I began to think about how the lessons […]

Jul 282015
Excerpt From KM in Practice: KM and Big Data

Big Knowledge! Knowledge Management and Big Data – Excerpt from Chapter 14: Knowledge Management in Practice: A goal of knowledge management is to capture and share knowledge wherever it resides in the organization. Leveraging the corporate collective know-how will improve decision making and innovation where it is needed. The proliferation of data, information and knowledge […]

May 292015
Excerpts From Knowledge Management in Practice

Over the next few months I will be posting excerpts from my latest book Knowledge Management in Practice. Today’s post is from Chapter 15 Drinking the KM Kool-Aid: Knowledge Management Adoption: “Drinking the KM Kool-Aid” is a metaphor to indicate the adoption of Knowledge Management (program, policies, procedures and the methods and systems that enable […]

Apr 182015
Information Architecture (IA) and the Internet of Things (IoT)

A lot has been said about the next big movement … the Internet of Things (IoT). Simply, IoT is a massive network of connected devices and/or objects (which also includes people). The relationship will be people-to-people, people-to-devices, and devices-to-devices. These devices will have network connectivity, allowing them to send and receive data. The IoT will […]