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Global Learning Week Highlights

  • KM Expert Masterclasses
  • KM Best Practices & Case Studies
  • Exclusive Networking Session
  • KM Singapore Organisations Site visits
  • Knowledge Ready Organisation (KRO) Awards

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  • IKMS


- Those who would like to find out more about KM.

- Those who know about KM, but would need to find out how others successfully do it.

- Those who would like to learn more about the emerging areas

- Those who would like to engage with thought leaders, and grow KM networks

HOW- might this Programme appeal to me?

Those who would like to find out more about KM.

-KM 101 Masterclass

-Share Point Introduction

-Communication Media Marketing Design

Those who know about KM, but would need to find out how others successfully do it

-KM Workshops

-KM & Design Thinking

-KM Collaboration 101

-Knowledge Ready Organization

-200 Case Study Comparison

Those who would like to learn more about the emerging areas

-KM Conference

-KM Masterclasses

-Grassroots & Engagement KM

-Collaborative Conference Design Session

Those who would like to engage with thought leaders, and grow KM networks

-KMGN Meeting

-KM Conference

-Panel Discussion

-Networking Events (by invitation)

-Sideline Conversations


What will I gain from attending?

- Cheapest KM introductory training session

- Value-packed conference and masterclasses

- Value packed conference allowing for exploration of emerging,new ideas

- KMGN Network Leads

- Expertise Locator Mapping

- Future learning possibilities


David Williams

David Williams

President of the Australian Society for Knowledge Management (AuSKM); Chair, AIIM KM Committee; KM Global Network Partner, Australia

Future of Work - What it means to KM

Dr. Vincent Ribière

Dr. Vincent Ribière

Managing Director & Co-Founder, Institute for Knowledge and Innovation South East Asia (IKI-SEA); Associate Professor, Director of KIM Ph.D Program; KMGlobal Network Partner, Thailand

Organisation Creativity – Value for Knowledge Management

Vadim Shiryaev

Vadim Shiryaev

President of SOMAR (Business Development Organizations Union), Russia; Leader, KM Russia; KM Global Network Partner, Russia

Knowledge Based Platforms – Exploring New Ways for Collaboration

Patrick Coustilliere

Patrick Coustilliere

Membre du bureau chez Club Gestion des Connaissances Architectre Général des Processes R&D Groupe, PSA Peugeot Citroën; KM Global Network Partner, France

Practical Knowledge Management – Process, Grids & Practical Guides

Professor Eric Tsui

Professor Eric Tsui

Vice President, Hong Kong Knowledge Management Society; Professor of Knowledge Management at Hong Kong Polytechnic University; KM Global Network Partner, Hong Kong


• Standing n Shoulders of 200 – Knowledge Management Journeys
• Lessons Learnt from almost 200 projects, from Knowledge Audits to KM Readiness
• Assessments and Selection of Collaboration Tools
• Knowledge Management and Innovation Research Centre (KMIRC)

Dr. Francesco A. Calabrese

Dr. Francesco A. Calabrese

Dr. Rudolph D’Souza

Dr. Rudolph D’Souza

Founder and CEO, In-Kno-Win Consulting; Executive President (KM Practice), LASSIB Society; KMGlobal Network Partner, India

Design Thinking – How to apply Design Thinking for Alternative & Innovative Possibilities

Lim Chee Beng

Lim Chee Beng

CRM Solutions Specialist, Microsoft Singapore

Borko Kovacevic

Borko Kovacevic

Business Group Lead, Office Marketing Group, Microsoft Singapore

Dr. Lee Chu Keong

Dr. Lee Chu Keong

Programme Director, MSc (Knowledge Management) and MSc (Information Studies), Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information

Dr. Kailash Awati

Dr. Kailash Awati

Co-founder and Principal of Sensanalytics, Sydney, Australia

Venka Pillay

Venka Pillay

Managing Director and Co-founder

Jason Maroothynaden

Jason Maroothynaden

CTO and Co-founder

Dr. Arthur Shelley

Dr. Arthur Shelley

Founder, Intelligent Answers Org Zoo Ambassadors, Melbourne, Australia

Ian Ferguson

Ian Ferguson

Co-Founder and Non-Executive Member of the Board of Elixirr Partners

Dr. Karuna Ramanathan

Dr. Karuna Ramanathan

President, Information and Knowledge Management Society,  Singapore


  • 31 Nanyang Link
    Singapore 637718

  • Sep 26th- Sep 30th, 2016
    09:00 am - 04:30pm

  • Networking

  • 0830

  • 0900

    Knowledge Management Global Network (KMGN) Delegates Meeting (session is by invitation only, to the eight member country leaders – co-hosted by iKMS and Thailand KM Society.
  • 0830

  • 0900

    Introductory Workshop : “Content Marketing: Unlocking the Benefits of a Centralized Knowledge Bank”

    Many of our organisations already boast significant knowledge content repositories. Against these, there is a growing interest in how communications and engagement of stakeholders through online platforms are related to KM initiatives in the growing digital economy. Avis, with his extensive experience in consulting with clients to help them better position their information and knowledge online, will lead participants and share with them ideas, tips and baseline techniques. This session, being the introductory workshop for the conference, is highly recommended for the communications and engagement professionals whom the KM practitioners will have to work with to realise the business value of KM.

    Avis Jan Siva, Digital Director, DeMellows, Singapore

    Learning Objectives: Effective engagement of stakeholders through online platforms

  • 1230

    iKMS-organized Site Visit to Defence Science & Technology Agency, 1 Depot Road S(109679). Presentation on DSTA’s Knowledge Management Journey.
  • 1430

     iKMS-organised Site Visit to Microsoft Singapore, Level 22, Conference Room 22CF12, Microsoft Singapore, 1 Marina Blvd, S(018989). Microsoft Case Study Presentation and Microsoft Singapore New World of Work Tour. All participants will receive a hardcopy of “2016 Knowledge Management in Customer Service”

    “The New Knowledge Management Portal in Office 365”
    Borko Kovacevic, Business Group Lead, Office Marketing Group, Microsoft Singapore

    “2016 State of Knowledge for Customer Service”
    Lim Chee Beng, CRM Solutions Specialist, Microsoft Singapore

  • 0830

  • 0900

    Session 1 : “Introduction to Knowledge Management:Understanding how the key Concepts fit into Practice”

    Join Karuna’s introductory session if you are a beginner to the KM field, or if you are currently looking, or troubled about a knowledge problem in your organisation. Practitioners will be guided into how to think about framing a KM first strategy around their specific problems, as opposed to popular solutioning approaches, often using vendor promoted technologies, towards real KM issues. This session is highly recommended for entry level practitioners, and those currently struggling with their KM problems, especially in strategy, audit and getting management buy-in.

    Dr. Karuna Ramanathan, President, Information and Knowledge Management Society, Singapore

    Learning Objective: Approaches to framing KM Strategies to resolve KM related issues

  • 0900

    Session 2: “Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 for the Site Owner/Power User”

    This workshop is designed individuals whom are in the role of knowledge managers serving as SharePoint Site Owners for their KM portal.

    Participants will learn how to manage the team collaboration, document management, permission management, content approval, versioning, and social features of Microsoft SharePoint 2013.

    Lai Pei Hsien, V.President, Information and Knowledge Management Society, Singapore

    Learning Objectives: Optimizing SharePoint 2013 Out-Of-The-Box (OOTC) features for knowledge capturing, reuse and collaboration.

  • 0900

    Session 3:“Seeing Systems, Strengthening Collaborations”

    Collaboration is a key challenge for organisations today, and is increasingly finding its way into knowledge management agendas. Given how major drawbacks to many KM initiatives include the lack of buy-in and take-up rate, KM practitioners are required to increasingly appreciate the dynamics of organisation systems. As you develop a deeper understanding and application of collaboration strategies, you are better able to pursue KM outcomes. Chunling and Douglas will introduce practitioners to important concepts using an experiential approach developed by power and systems pioneer Barry Oshry, in order to build your capacity to partner with others. This highly engaging and practical session is highly recommended for practitioners who are currently in search for answers on how to deal with systems dynamics in organisations, and to build collaborative approaches within their organisations in support of KM.

    Feng Chunling and Dr. Douglas O’Loughlin, Institute of Leadership and Organisational Development, Civil Service College, Singapore

    Learning Objectives: Improving existing collaborative approaches, addressing an organisation’s KM culture, application of collaborative techniques

  • 0900

    Session 4“Enhancing Human Interaction and Operational Efficiency through the Collaboration Computer (CC)” 

    This session takes the whole idea of collaboration one step further, and nearly to the cutting edge. It assumes that culture and the willingness to cooperate are not major issues within the organisation. Rather the sheer size of the business entities and teams, and the enormous knowledge base that exists within and outside of the organisation can be tapped faster, and in a participative mode, for better decision making.Venka, Jason and Ian will provoke participants on the rapid collaboration and decision-making possibilities that exist through simple but 1st in the world application technology which they have built, called eFORA. This session is highly recommended for practitioners who believe they need more in-house technology tools to support collaboration, and who are dealing with tacit knowledge issues.

    Venka Pillay, Jason Maroothynaden and Ian Ferguson, Collaboration Platform Services Pte Ltd, Singapore

    Learning Objectives: Collaborative concepts for tapping on a larger knowledge base. Using in house application technology to support collaboration and to enable better decision making.

  • 1200

    Networking Lunch
  • 1300

    Session 6 : “Re-valuing Technology and its Impact on KM”

    Many KM practitioners discover that their organisations have already invested in several legacy systems and applications, and that these systems don’t seem to talk to each other. In the current Digital Economy, it becomes all the more necessary for organisations to optimise their current KM technologies. This session led by Stuart Pearce and his team will help participants understand the issues and challenges on re-valuing and leveraging on technology for effective KM. This session is highly recommended for KM practitioners currently struggling with how to make sense of and optimise their current and available systems, technologies, applications and tools, as we navigate the digital economy.

    Stuart Pearce, Managing Director, TD Global Asia Pacific, Singapore

    Learning Objectives: Understand issues and challenges on revaluing and leveraging on technology for effective KM, how to optimise current systems and technologies

  • 1300

    Session 7:  “Preserving dynamic knowledge – What KM can learn from guilds and apprenticeships”

    The stories of medieval guilds controlling commerce from the 9th - 18th centuries are relatively well known. Less talked about are the amazing practices they used to pass knowledge and expertise from one generation to the next. Despite being criticized as economic dead- weights, opposing free trade and hindering innovation, in terms of expertise preservation the guilds were wildly successful.

    While the dominance of the guilds faded away, many understood that it was the teaching and mentoring practices that had sustained their nine hundred year reign. From the ashes, the modern trades were born and many of the techniques continue to be used to this day, however, this seems to be restricted to blue collar trades. Most modern knowledge work is heavily theory-based relying more on academic courses but there is a movement to include industry placement to integrate practice and theory. For corporations though, there is still much to learn from this amazingly resilient knowledge transfer success story.

    This workshop will discuss some of the historic methods, how they are being used today, and how they can be supplemented in a digital age. With stories, discussion and an interactive activity we will examine how these techniques can be applied to your workplaces.

    Stuart French, CEO of Delta Consulting

    Learning Objectives: What are the limits of automation and cognitive analytics? How do you protect and share the deep functional knowledge of your organisation?

  • 0830

  • 0900

    Session 8:Collaborative Problem Solving for Knowledge Management Professionals

    The key challenges that knowledge management (KM) professionals face tend to be organisational rather than technical. These challenges are usually a consequence of stakeholders from different departments having widely varying perspectives and interests on the issues involved.  Unless addressed upfront, these differences make it impossible to establish a collaborative environment that is necessary for a KM initiative to get off the ground.

    This half-day workshop will equip participants with skills and techniques that will help them establish collaborative environments at the very start of their initiatives. In particular, participants will:

    • Gain an awareness of the barriers to collaboration and communication on KM projects.
    • Learn practical skills that can help resolve differences between stakeholders. Issue mapping is the main skill taught in the workshop (see for more). Other techniques will be covered if time permits. 

    The skills and techniques taught in the workshop are domain independent, and have been successfully used in areas other than KM (for example, data management and risk analysis). Apart from enhancing participants’ effectiveness as KM professionals, the techniques will also prove to be useful in other aspects of their lives.

    Dr. Kailash Awati, Co-founder and Principal of Sensanalytics, Sydney, Australia

    Learning Objectives: Gain awareness of barriers to collaboration and communication on KM projects, learning practical skills to resolve differences between stakeholders using issue mapping.

    Session 9 : “Design Thinking Approach for Innovation and Problem Solving” (Part I)

    Design Thinking has gained credibility around the world as an alternative way of tackling business issues. It has been used in sectors as diverse as Government, Large Corporate, the Social Sector, and by Start-ups. Can Design Thinking Principles and Approach be learned? Can it be applied quickly? What is its relevance to our KM problems that we currently face within our organisations? Rudolf will lead practitioners on which problems to address through Design Thinking; the foundational elements of Design Thinking; associated Tools; Planning and Implementing a Design Thinking Program. This session is highly recommended for practitioners interested in design thinking approaches, and for those involved in Policy Making, Strategy, Decision Making, and Execution across sectors such as Government, Corporate organizations, Social Sector and Entrepreneurs.

    Dr. Rudolph D’Souza, Founder and CEO of In-Kno-Win Consulting, Mumbai, India
    Learning Objectives: Resolving problems through design thinking, elements of design thinking and how to plan and implement an effective design thinking program

    Session 10 : Building an Innovative Learning Organisation

    In recent years, there has been a lot of talk of “organisational learning”. The thing is that organisations cannot learn. It is their employees who learn. There has also been an increasing effort to sugar-coat the process of learning, to say that learning is fun and enjoyable. In this workshop, Chu Keong will lead practitioners to explore the realities of learning. Firstly, that learning is repetitive (and therefore, boring).Secondly, that learning is cognitively demanding (and therefore, tiring). Thirdly, that learning is time-consuming (and therefore costly). These realities influence the decision of whether to learn or not to. In addition, employees sometimes become discouraged by setbacks or material they perceive to be too difficult. Chu Keong will also lead practitioners to examine how stubbornness, resoluteness and resilience helps in learning. This session is highly recommended for practitioners seeking to increase the learning efforts within their organisations.

    Dr. Lee Chu Keong, Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

    Learning Objectives: Explore and understand the realities of Learning, successfully increase the learning efforts in the organisation through examining learner’ behaviour

    Session 11 :Building a Knowledge Ready Organisation- KM Comparisons between Singapore and Russian Organisations

    Since its launch in 2015, iKMS’s Knowledge Ready Organisation (KRO) has seen three winners (HSL, IPOS and NCSS) in 2015, and also four Russian organisations. There has been growing interest in the simplicity yet practicality and depth of the KRO, as an award that recognises organisations for their efforts in holistic KM rather than in a competitive comparison stance. The six broad categories, KM Strategy, KM Leadership, KM Culture, KM Process, KM Technology and KM Impact have since been trade-marked filed by iKMS in 2016, and is currently receiving international interest, from Russia, Thailand and India. Durng this session, Arthur, as the evaluator of the 2016 KRO awards, will walk practitioners through these six criteria, and invite cross perspectives from the Singapore and Russian submissions around the six categories. Practitioners will be able to increase their understanding and application ideas around these six categories, as Arthur facilitates cross-sharing. This session is highly recommended for practitioners seeking to better learn about KM best practices in Singapore and Russian organisations, and also for KM practitioners who are considering submissions for 2017 KRO awards.

    Dr. Arthur Shelley, Founder, Intelligent Answers & Org Zoo Ambassadors, Melbourne, Australia

    Learning Objectives: Increase understanding and application ideas around the six KRO categories. Learning about KM Best Practices in Singapore & Russian Organizations.

  • 1200

    Networking Lunch
  • 1400

    Session 9 : “Design Thinking Approach for Innovation and Problem Solving“ (Part II)

    Dr Rudolph D’Souza, Founder and CEO of In-Kno-Win Consulting, Mumbai, India

    Session 12
     : “Organisational Creativity & Knowledge Management”

    Over the last few years, there has been increased interest and curiosity surrounding creativity, innovation and its relevance to knowledge management. The organisational ability to create, transfer and integrate knowledge is a competitive advantage if the outputs created are value-adding to the innovation equation. In other words, organisations must constantly reinvent their ideas, and by extension their knowledge, to stay relevant and profitable to their clients and stakeholders. Vincent’s deep passion in this area, strengthened by his significant research interests surrounding organisation creativity and innovation, promises an engaging session with knowledge practitioners. This session is highly recommended for practitioners seeking to take their KM efforts to the next level of outcomes, whose organisations are seeking to strengthen innovation and creativity as part of KM.

    Dr. Vincent Ribière, President, iKLUB, Bangkok, Thailand

    Learning Objectives: How important creativity and innovation are in taking an organization’s KM efforts to the next level. Reinventing ideas and extending knowledge to stay relevant and profitable to clients.

    Session 13 : Co-Creation and KM, Strengthening Innovation

    Many KM practitioners over the years might have concluded that knowledge sharing behaviours within organisations are limited. Some of us might even have blamed the lack of a knowledge sharing culture on the lack of KM progress. Vadim will lead practitioners to better understand practical approaches to co-creation in KM initiatives, which he has been passionately promoting around the world. This session is highly recommended for KM practitioners who have been in search of practical ways to start co-creation activities within their organisations and between business units.

    Vadim Shiryaev, President of SOMAR (Business Development Organizations Union), Russia

    Learning Objectives: Learn practical approaches to start co-creation of KM initiatives and activities in their organization.

    Session 14: Lessons learnt from nearly two hundred cases of KM journeys by Hong Kong and Asian Enterprises

    Responding to an insatiable demand over the last decade for KM training and consultancy services, KMIRC (Knowledge Management and Innovation Research Centre) has played a pivotal role in many KM projects (which many has evolved into a fully-fledged program) in the private sector, non-profit social services organizations and government departments.

    Over the years, close to 200 company-based senior undergraduate, research and consultancy projects have been solicited.  These projects range from KM readiness assessments, knowledge audit, strategy formulation, taxonomy design and maintenance, cultural assessment and organizational change, knowledge retention from near-retirees, requirements elicitation and selection of collaboration tools including portals, search engine assessments, configuration and continuous improvements, IC reporting and many more.

    This workshop will critically review many of the challenges faced by these organisations in their KM journey as well as brainstorm potential solutions to overcome some of these challenges.

    Prof. Eric Tsui, Vice President, Hong Kong Knowledge Management Society

    Professor of Knowledge Management at Hong Kong Polytechnic University

    KM Global Network Partner, Hong Kong

    Learning Objectives: Learn from the challenges faced by two hundred case studies conducted in relation to the organizations’ KM journeys and solutions to overcome these challenges.


  • 0830

  • 0900

    Welcome and Opening Addre​ss by iKMS V.President Mr. Mok Chee Hong
  • 0930

    Knowledge Ready Organisation (KRO) 2016 Awards Presentation
  • 1000

    Morning​ Tea Break - Thematic Networking Session 1
  • 1030

    Keynote Presentation 1 :The Collective Responsibility for KM in Organisations”, Dr Arthur Shelley
  • 1115

    Conference Presentation 1 : “The Lure, Promise and Pitfall of Data Analytics”, Terry Smagh, Business Unit Executive, Analytics for IBM in Asia Pacific
  • 1200

    Networking Lunch
  • 1330

    Break-out Session 1 to 4 Sessions

    (Nicole Sy / Paul Thoeng / Dr. Francesco A. Calabrese / Yasuhito Hanado )
  • 1430

    Break-out Session 5 to 8 Sessions
    (Rootsi Jevgenia & Olga Smirnova / Larry Campbell / Thomas Thomas / iKMS EXCO)
  • 1530

    International Delegates Presentation
  • 1600

    Afternoon ​Tea Break: Thematic Networking Session 2
  • 0830

  • 0900

    Keynote Presentation 2: Collaboration as a Knowledge Management Attitude – Implications for Knowledge Management Practitioners and Knowledge Workers,
    Dr.Karuna Ramanathan, President iKMS

  • 0945

    Introduction to the NTU KM Masters Programme – By Dr. Lee Chu Keong
  • 1015

    Morning​ Tea Break - Thematic Networking
  • 1045

    Skilling our Future Knowledge-led Leaders, David Williams, Lange Consulting and Software, President of the Australian Society of Knowledge Management, Convenor of the ACT Information Governance CoP and on the Board of the Institute for Information Management
  • 1130

    Video presentation by “Club Gestion des Connaissances”. A French Knowledge Management Approach and the associated tools (Patrick Coustilliere & Jean-Louis Ermine)

  • 1145

    Conference Presentation 3: Cognitive Knowledge Management, Sudhir Mattoo, HR Leader for Cognitive Solutions Units, Asia Pacific for IBM.
  • 1230

    Networking Lunch
  • 1400

    OpenSpace – Practitioner-led discussions hosted by “Experts in the Room”
  • 1500

    Afternoon ​Tea Break: Thematic Networking Session 4
  • 1530-1630

    Expert Panel Discussion – Topics and Speakers to be selected by the Audience
  • 1630

    Closing Thoughts by iKMS President Dr. Karuna Ramanathan
  • 1830

    Appreciation Dinner for Organisers, Speakers & Sponsors and KMGN delegates at Smay’s Curry Restaurant, Dempsey Hill, Singapore. This is a by Invitation event only.

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5-Day Full Conference Pass - S$495/S$550

2-Day Conference Pass Only - S$225/S$250

3-Day Pass Workshop Only - S$297/S$330

2-Day Pass Workshop Day - S$198/S$220

1-Day Pass Workshop Day - S$99/S$110

Workshop Site Visit - S$90/S$100


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