Monday, March 12, 2007

March meeting: speaker change

Our original speaker is not able to attend the March meeting, but KM Chicago member Curtis Conley has graciously offered to step in at the last moment to talk about the KM program at Perkins Eastman and the connection to his PhD research on critical success factors in KM.

Curtis Conley is a Knowledge Resource Team Coordinator at Perkins Eastman, a global architecture firm recognized as an operational and thought leader. Working in the downtown Chicago location of Perkins Eastman, Curtis is responsible for overseeing the KM processes in the Chicago, Toronto, Oakland, and Shanghai offices. Additionally, Curtis is currently a doctoral candidate at Northern Illinois University. He is earning his degree in Adult Education with a cognate in Knowledge Management. Curtis also holds an MBA and Bachelors degree in Organizational Management. His current research interests include the critical success factors for KM, the integration of KM within strategic planning processes, organizational learning, and human resource development.

Curtis will provide an overview of the KM program at Perkins Eastman, both current practices and an agenda for the future. In addition, Curtis will also discuss his dissertation topic which aims at providing KM practitioners with a holistic framework of the critical success factors for KM.