Wednesday, March 23, 2011

KM Chicago April 12th meeting: Commercial Sector Applications of Geographic Information Systems

Please join us for our April 12th meeting: Commercial Sector Applications of Geographic Information Systems.  Attendee information is located in the right pane of the KM Chicago blog.

Corporate entities and their manufacturing plants, warehouses, suppliers and other partners, all have something in common –association with locations. A geographic information system (GIS) assists in the processing, analysis, and visualization of corporate knowledge that pertains to place. Corporations have been using GIS tools to perform site selection, risk management, territory creation, routing, supply chain analysis, asset tracking, regulatory compliance, and workforce management.

Dr. Charles Linville, Founder and President of Ploughman Analytics, will describe a number of applications of GIS in the private sector, drawing attention to the capacity of a GIS create new knowledge as well as to communicate spatial information. In particular, he will discuss site selection and location analysis, the examination of logistics networks and their impact on market territories, and applications of satellite image processing.

Dr. Linville developed the first recurring course in geographic information systems at American University in DC, and played a key role in establishing the GIS group at Archer Daniels Midland, where he was Manager of Knowledge and Data Engineering and then Director of Analytics and Knowledge Systems. Ploughman Analytics, founded in 2007, is a consultancy and software development group in the Research Park of the University of Illinois. Its practice includes GIS, business intelligence and data warehousing, operations research, and knowledge management.

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

March 8th Meeting: Knowledge Management & Learning, with Lisa Beckers

Join our us for a discussion of the connection between knowledge management in learning led by Lisa Beckers, Sr. Manager overseeing learning and knowledge management for Deloitte’s Global Industries.

Lisa will share some work done to in define a vision for how to integrate these functions in order to add value to a business, challenges and tactical ways to KM and learning can work together. We hope that a good portion of this time will be brainstorming and open discussion that helps anyone interested in this area consider the broad impact integrating these functions can have and how they might help move their organizations in that direction.