Wednesday, February 20, 2008

March 2008 Meeting

Join us on Tuesday, March 11th at 5:30 to discuss the topic of "Working with KM Building Blocks: Starting and Sustaining a KM Initiative at the Local Level." This presentation and discussion will present an approach to locate and prioritize KM tasks within a busy place, help to identify key discoveries at a regional office KM initiative and describe successful coping strategies for surviving.

With an info-glut, the discernment of what's important and useful is a intensive task for folks. The 90s proved that KM is not merely a technology issue, nor is it simply an organizational culture issue, but it's more like an "information plumbing" issue. Working with people with "information pain" suggests opportunities for KM development. Usable interfaces, data-collection processes, report building, effective intranets, and consistent information storage are all building blocks for an overarching KM strategy that combines people, processes, and information. Dave Simmons, Knowledge Management Specialist for the U.S. GSA/Public Building Service will present his take on starting and sustaining a new KM initiative within a busy service.

Dave Simmons is a Certified Knowledge Manager (CKM) with KM experience in both private and public sectors. Prior to working for the US Government, Dave ran his own business intelligence and research business, was the Director of Prosepect Management and Research for Chicago's Children's Memorial Foundation, and was the Director of Knowledge Management for Global Operations at LEGO Systems A/S in Billund, Denmark (yes, LEGO toys). Dave has worked in information technology and management areas for well over 20 years.

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1 comment:

Matt Moore said...

Hi - I am an Australian KM practitioner and will be in Chicago in mid-may. Are you running any events in that time? You can reach me on matthew [dot] moore [at] asic [dot] gov [dot] au