Mar 272013
 

KM ConferencesAs we move into 2013 there are several Knowledge Management (KM) conferences that I would highly recommend you attend, participate and/or inquire about. Here is the list, including the link and a brief note about each:

APQC hosts its 18th Knowledge Management Conference

Houston Texas

Training April 29 – May 1 & Conference May 2 -3 in . APQC is a leading benchmarking, best practice and research organization, which has Knowledge Management as one of its core areas. The focus of this conference is to explore the knowledge and knowledge processes organizations are using to boost creativity, innovation, and competitiveness.

ICICKM

Washington, DC

10th International Conference on Intellectual Capital, Knowledge Management & Organizational Learning – ICICKM 2013, The George Washington University, School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) and Engineering Management and Systems Engineering (EMSE) Washington, DC, USA 24-25 October 2013 This conference also includes several mini tracks.

KM World 2013

Washington, DC

Conference Building Collaborative Organizations: People, Platforms & Programs. November 6 – 8, 2013 at the Renaissance Washington, DC Hotel in Washington DC. KMWorld offers a wide-ranging program especially focused to meet the needs of executives and strategic business and technology decision makers. This is a must-attend for those concerned with improving their organization’s bottom line, business processes and productivity, as well as streamlining operations and accelerating development and innovation in their evolving enterprises.

Taxonomy Boot Camp

Washington, DC

November 5 – 6. This conference is a part of the KM World conference. The Taxonomy Boot Camp brings together practitioners and experts in taxonomy, vendors who have created tools to help manage your taxonomies, and novices who are starting out in the world of information management. This conference includes interactive panel discussions and workshops centered around designing, developing and executing taxonomies.

Enterprise Search Summit

Washington, DC

Also a part of the KM World conference occurs during November 6 – 8, in Washington DC. This conference brings together practitioners and experts in Enterprise Search. The conference features speakers exploring search and how it facilitates knowledge “findability” and sharing including effective information delivery, and business operations improvement.

SEKE 2013

Boston, MA

The Twenty-Fifth International Conference on Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering (SEKE 2013) will be held at Hyatt Harborside at Boston’s Logan International Airport, USA from June 27 to June 29, 2013. This is primarily an academic conference. This conference aims at bringing together experts in software engineering and knowledge engineering to discuss on relevant research, papers and software solutions in either software engineering or knowledge engineering or both. Special emphasis will be put on the transference of methods between both domains.

ACM Conference of Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM 2013)

Burlingame, CA

This conference will be held from October 27 to November 1, 2013 at San Francisco Airport Marriott Waterfront, Burlingame, CA, USA. The purpose of the conference is to identify challenging problems facing the development of future knowledge and information systems, and to shape future research directions through the publication of high quality, applied and theoretical research findings.

These conferences only represent a portion of the KM Conferences that will be occurring in 2013. I will be attending and/or presenting at a few of the conferences mention above. If you know of other conferences please contact me and I will update this “Mash Up”!

Feb 012011
 

knowledge management at your organizationHave you ever wondered what all the fuss is about concerning knowledge management (KM)? What is knowledge management anyway?

At its core KM is about sharing and collaborating about what you know, capturing what you know, and reusing that knowledge so as to not reinvent the wheel and/or to combine with other ideas to foster innovation.

Recently I had the privilege to attend a KM meeting conducted by the APQC (APQC’s January 2011 KM Community Call), which had representatives from Conoco Phillips, Fluor, IBM, GE, and Schlumberger. What I came away from this meeting with is the need to have KM become part of an organization’s culture. I believe that this is important because we do not want KM to be “another task to complete on the checklist”, but the way we conduct business. This includes the business between the various individuals and entities within our corporations as well as with our customers. Talking, listening, capturing, and applying what we learn from each other is a constant never-ending and always evolving process.

I challenge all of us to take this attitude into our workplace and remember that when you share what you know you don’t lose that knowledge, but rather you enhance that knowledge with the other individuals you share it with. Take a minute to review the slides from the APQC Jan 2011 KM Community Call as well as this video from YouTube Discover What You Know.

Feel free to comment and share your knowledge!