Apr 252016
 

The Hong Kong Knowledge Management Society , The Polytechnic University of Hong Kong , and the Digital + Direct Marketing Association of Hong Kong are pleased to welcome author and speaker, Anthony Tasgal, to Hong Kong.

Anthony Tasgal (“Tas”) will be presenting the ideas from his new book, The Storytelling Book, which explores why we need to restore the emotional power of storytelling to our presentations and communications in order to maximise organisational effectiveness. Come find out why insightment is an essential way of thinking, how to move from Messaging to Massaging, and from Knowledge Management to Meaning Management.

Author and speaker, Anthony Tasgal

Author and speaker, Anthony Tasgal

 

Speaker : Anthony Tasgal
Date : Tuesday 3rd May , 2016
Time: From 6:00pm – 7.30pm
Location: 22nd Floor, United Centre, Admiralty, Hong Kong

The event is free for members of the organising groups, please register below to reserve your seat.  Further details on the talk and the speaker can be found below.

 

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Talk abstract: Why Numbers Numb Us, But Stories Stir Us…

In a world that is DRIP [Data Rich, Insight Poor], everyone wants to get their message across, but no one has time to listen.

Much of what we carefully prepare in our presentations goes into mental “attention spam”: filtered out before it gets a chance to reach consciousness and consideration because its reliance on numbers and “messaging” only talks to our rational System 2 rather than appealing to the emotional power of System 1.

Anthony Tasgal (“Tas”) will be moderating a conversation about and around his new book, The Storytelling Book, which explores why we need to restore the emotional power of storytelling to our presentations and communications in order to maximise organisational effectiveness. Come find out why insightment is an essential way of thinking, how to move from Messaging to Massaging, and from Knowledge Management to Meaning Management.
To this end, the talk will propose solutions which might help overcome the identified limitations.

Anthony (Tas) Tasgal’s Bio

Tas is a Man of Many Lanyards.

He spent many years as an ad agency Account Planner, and still works with several agencies, and directly for clients including Specsavers and Fred Olsen Cruise Lines as a strategist.

He now runs a range of Training modules through his own company and for the Chartered Institute of Marketing, on Behavioural Economics, Storytelling, Better Briefing and “Insightment”, and lectures at the London College of Communication, Bucks New Uni, Nottingham Trent and Beijing Normal University Zhuhai.

At launch, the book reached no. 3 in the WH Smith Business Book chart in the UK, can be found in Foyle’s, Waterstones and The Tate Modern bookshop, and is already into a second print run. The book was CIM’s book of the month in December 2015 and was Runner Up in the Marketing Book of the Year award 2016. It will be released in the US in March 2016 and is set for other translations.

He is also a Lapsed Classicist as well as trustee of the Phoenix Cinema in East Finchley, London, where he recently stood just behind Dustin Hoffman.

Feb 202016
 

The Society welcomes back Prof. Klaus Tochtermann to talk to members on developments in Europe and the importance of Open Science – open access to scientific research, data and dissemination to wider society, concepts fundamental to Knowledge Management professionals & practitioners.

Prof. Klaus Tochtermann, Open Science

Prof. Klaus Tochtermann

 

Speaker : Prof. Klaus Tochtermann
Date : Thursday 3rd March , 2016
Time: From 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Location: 22nd Floor, United Centre, Admiralty, Hong Kong

The event is $200 for non members and free for members, please complete the registration form below to reserve your seat now.  Further details and Prof. Tochtermann’s Bio can be found below.

 

Open Science talk abstract:

The talks starts with examples highlighting the importance of appropriate management of knowledge and particularly of research data. In a next step it reports about a public consultation on “Science 2.0 – Science in Transition” conducted by the European Commission in 2014. As a consequence the European Commissioner for Research and Innovation, Carlos Moedas, put Open Science, Open Innovation and Open to the World as top priorities on his agenda for the years to come. Within this context the talk clarifies the notion of different terms such as eScience, Science 2.0 and Open Science and shows how they are related to one another. After this the key drivers and barriers for Open Science will be presented. One of the most important barriers is the lack of integration of research infrastructures to properly manage scientific information including research data.

To this end, the talk will propose solutions which might help overcome the identified limitations.

Prof. Tochtermann’s Bio

CV: Klaus Tochtermann studied Computer Science at the Christian-Albrechts University of Kiel (Germany) and at Dortmund University (Germany). He earned his Dr. degree in Computer Science in 1995. In 1996 he received a scholarship of the Max-Kade Foundation, Inc. USA and spent his post-doc at the Center for the Studies of Digital Libraries at the A&M University in Texas (USA). During this time he conducted studies in the field of digital libraries and Internet-based applications and services for digital libraries. From 1997 to 2000 he was department head for Environmental Information Systems at the, FAW Ulm (Germany).

Since October 2000 he has been the director of Austria’s first industry-based research institute on knowledge management Know-Center. In 2004 he was appointed as professor for knowledge management at Graz University of Technology. Since 2010 Klaus Tochtermann has been director of the ZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics and professor for Computer Science at Kiel University. ZBW is the world’s largest library in economics. For its excellence and radical innovation, ZBW has been awarded as “Library of the Year 2014” in Germany. The current research of Klaus Tochtermann includes Science 2.0, Social Media and Semantic Technologies.

He serves as expert in several adivsory boards of German and European research bodies, among them the High Level Expert Group of the European Commission on “European Open Science Cloud” in which he serves as the only representative from Germany.

Jan 262016
 

Research was conducted by Professor Garner and his team into Knowledge Based systems at Deakin University from 1979 to 2003, culminating in many research papers, typically published in International journals such as ”Knowledge Based System” Elsevier) and in International Conferences. The KM scheme employed was typically Conceptual Graphs.

brian-garner


Speaker
 : Dr. Brian Garner
Date : Tuesday , 16 February , 2016
Time: From 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Location: 22nd Floor, United Centre, Admiralty, Hong Kong 

 

The event is $200 for non members and free for members.  Further details an Dr Garners Bio can be found below.

 

In this address to the HKKMS the principle focus will be on the increasing diversity of KM applications, for example in Supply Chain Management, and the challenges faced by real-time update and auditability.

Examples will be chosen from

  • Support for New Business Processes
  • Business Innovation Requirements
  • Scope for Capacity Building and Development using Transformational Learning (eg. Embedding Knowledge in Blended Learning)
  • Applications of NANO-Technology in KM
  • Corporate collaboration effectiveness
  • Knowledge transfer in Design

Bio and short CV for Dr. Brian J. Garner – Emeritus Professor

Dartford Grammar School (UK) 1947 – 52
Laboratory Technician – Woolwich Polytechnic 1953 – 1955
Imperial College-LONDON University 1955-1958: B.Sc First Class Honours (Governors Prize in Organic Chemistry)
Imperial College (London University) Ph.D.: 1959-1961
PostDoctoral Research Assistant at PURDUE UNIVERSITY (USA)-1962
NATO Research Fellow –Wuerzburg University (Germany) 1963
Lecturer in Organic Chemistry – LEEDS University 1964-1966
Research Scientist UNILEVER RESEARCH DIVISION 1967-1969
Data Processing Specialist/Management Scientist-IBM Australia: 1970-1973
Victorian Manager – Compunet
Manager, Corporate Data processing –BHP (1974-1978(June)
Professor of IT – Deakin University (July 1978 -2003)

Appointed Emeritus Professor at Deakin University in October, 2003

Since 2003, Professor Garner has been engaged in successive Consulting Assignments in Australia

  • Deakin University
  • Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • MIMOS in Malaysia
Dec 112015
 

We are planning an end-of-year round table HKKMS dinner in the form of a Knowledge café on Monday 14th December from 6.30pm. Space is limited and time is short, so please register directly by completing the form below as soon as possible. Places will be subject to a confirmation and on a first come first served basis. There is no fee for HKKMS members, and a fee of HK$300 for non-members.

Our guest speaker and facilitator of the conversation will be Geoff Gibas ( picture and Bio below) . Geoff will lead a discussion on the following theme;

  • Where next for KM? KM is no longer a “new discipline”. The world of KM is, however, ever more dynamic. The “CEO Question” is “What can you KM guys do for me?”

With reference to current case study research, Geoff plans to discuss the strategic opportunities with the KM community of Hong Kong

The venue will be the China Club, Chinese Restaurant – Address: Old bank of China Building, Bank Street , Central , 中環德輔道中2A中國銀行大廈13樓-14樓 Phone:2521 8888

Geoff Gibas’s Bio – Global Strategic Manager, Consultant, Academic, Brand Expert, Coach

geoff-gibasA professional global management expert specialising in organizational positioning, branding, and internal and external communications in both the private and public sectors spanning 4 continents.

INTERNATIONAL MANAGER
Managing Director Amber Management sàrl (2014)

Head of international marketing for EMI Music
(Europe, Africa, Asia and N.America)

  • Launched new markets in Pakistan and Nigeria
  • Awards for sales of Pink Floyd “Dark Side of the Moon”
  • Executive producer Los Jaivas, Sonny Okosun (Abbey Road Studios)

Director of Communications for Honeywell EMEA

  • US $20 million budget, team of 90 across 16 countries
  • Facilitator of equal opportunities programme in South Africa
  • Negotiator for Honeywell for Disneyland Paris project
  • Silver Award New York Film Festival

Director of Communications for AT&T EMEA

  • Responsible for corporate branding, and all external positioning
  • AT&T “Pro Award” for international marketing campaign of the year

ACADEMIC
Member of Faculty Waikato Management School, New Zealand
Executive MBA programme and Corporate Education

Member of International Faculty of Boston University
Business in Europe intensive programme
with EU institutions and corporate headquarters DHL, Mastercard, Citibank

Visiting Professor – TEC de Monterrey, Mexico, National University, Chiungli, Taiwan, Theseus, Sophia Antipolis, France, Warwick Business School. Warsaw School of Economics

Oct 012015
 

The HKKMS and the KMIRC are happy to have Andrew Trickett, from Arup, to present at the October meeting of the societies.

Andrew’s talk will highlight some of the barriers in knowledge based organisations which affect effective knowledge sharing and innovation and will highlight the practices and tools that Arup utilise to capture and re-utilise knowledge and how this is a driver of innovation within Arup, Andrew will also discuss the lessons learnt.

Andrew Trickett, Global Rail Knowledge & Information Manager  Arup

Andrew Trickett, Global Rail Knowledge & Information Manager Arup

 

Speaker : Andrew Trickett, Global Rail,, Knowledge and Information Manager
Date : Thursday, 22nd October ,  2015,
Time: From 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Location: KPMG Insights Centre Collaboration Zone on 8th Floor, Princes Building, Central

The event is $200 for non members and free for members of the HKKMS or KMIRC.  Please complete the registration form below to reserve your place.   A synopsis of the talk and Andrew’s Bio can be also be found below.

 

Andrew presentation file can be downloaded from the following URL: HKKMS 22Oct2015 Andrew Trickett (3MB PDF)

Talk Synopsis

The talk will highlight the practices and tools that Arup utilise to capture and re-utilise knowledge and how this is a driver of innovation within Arup but also the lessons learnt.

Andrew will set out what he sees as the problems in today’s knowledge based organisations that act as inhibitors not only to sharing knowledge but also to innovation.

The talk emphasises the importance of the Human dimension and why creativity is for everyone in an organisation.

Focus will be placed on the work that Arup is undertaking in the global rail business with knowledge reviews during the life of the project. Andrew will be highlighting the role of knowledge reviews in the flow as a means of capturing JIT knowledge and how it is used to add value in Rail.

Andrew’s Bio
Andrew Trickett, Global Rail Knowledge & Information Manager Arup

Andrew is Knowledge and Information Manager within Arup’s global rail team and has over 15 years’ experience in the field of KM

Recognised globally across Arup as a subject matter expert on Knowledge Management and Communities of Practice (COP), Andrew has designed and delivered numerous innovative and engaging workshops with employees from numerous disciplines up to executive level. Andrew is particularly interested in the use of COP’s and project reviews as a means of capturing tacit knowledge from people,delivering operational efficiencies and driving innovation within an organisation. He has delivered KM talks in this area in London, Hong Kong, Brisbane, Johannesburg and San Francisco and also provided support in the area of COPS to MTR on a visiting basis

Andrew holds an MBA from Aston University