Knowledge Sharing & Learning


John Seely Brown, Opening KMWorld keynote

Knowledge Sharing & Learning: Communication, Collaboration & Innovation is the theme for KMWorld 2012 in Washington DC, Oct 16-19. This year’s event starts with keynote, John Seely Brown, Chief of Confusion (isn’t that a great title?), Visiting Scholar at USC, Independent Chairman of the Deloitte Center for the Edge & author of the new book, A New Culture of Learning: Cultivating the Imagination for a World of Constant Change.

There are lots of authors participating in this years KMWorld and you will be able to interact with them in our new BA & Bookstore where speakers, authors, colleagues and conference participants can converse. We hope to have lots of books about KM available for purchase and for signing. Stay tuned for more on that topic.

Future posts will focus on other topics and speakers at KMworld and the other events encompassed including includes Taxonomy Boot Camp, Enterprise Search Summit, and SharePoint Symposium as well as a full day of intensive workshops. For a real deal, sign up for all these components and get the synergy of the programming!

Taxonomies: Bridging the Gap


Taxonomy Boot Camp 2012, DC, Oct 16/17

Does your organization get the full value from the information you create? Do you know how to manage that information effectively to better incorporate it into your planning and analysis? The 8th annual Taxonomy Boot Camp being held in Washington DC on October 16th and 17th will help attendees find out how to leverage the data and content created by their organizations and customers through better organization and integration. Experienced taxonomists and speakers share how to bridge the gap between chaotic collections of random content and a well-structured, informative information system. Two parallel tracks on the first day provide those new to the field with the nuts and bolts they need to get up-to-speed, and expert practitioners with insights into how other professionals have made their organizations more successful through better use of taxonomies. On the second day of the Boot Camp, everyone shares in case studies, practical sessions on taxonomy tools and their use, and cutting-edge developments in the field. Check out the website, register, and join us in DC to sharpen your skills, meet new colleagues, explore new technologies and techniques, and be the one who is prepared to bridge the gap between scattered information and purposefully designed taxonomies so you’re the hero in your own organization.

Knowledge, KM & Success


Knowledge, creating it and sharing, it is at the core of what I have been involved in throughout my career — in libraries, in corporations, at conferences, on the web, with friends and colleagues. I like the post this morning from Nina Platt, which included the following:

Those of us working in knowledge management (KM) have long said that we need KM more in troubled economic times than any other time. Why? Because using KM as a strategy for getting or staying ahead of competitors makes sense. KM can drive consistency, consistency drives quality, and quality work brings in repeat customers. While this is true, why did we see so many layoffs of KM staff as the economy turned south? Apparently, hiring KM staff picking up again or it may be that it is being outsourced? As a KM consultant, Nick Milton reports that his business is growing. Read more in If knowledge management is dead, why does it have such a strong pulse?

I am very excited about KMWorld 2012, October 16-19 in DC which will include Taxonomy Boot Camp (Oct 16-17), Enterprise Search Summit (Oct 17-19), and SharePoint Symposium (oct 18-19). The call for speakers for KMWorld 2012 is online and I hope you will consider sharing your experiences and knowledge with your colleagues at this key event for those in the KM field. The theme of this year’s event is Knowledge Sharing & Learning: Communication, Collaboration & Innovation . I’ll be sharing more information about new

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