Aug 232014
Susanne Durst, Senior Lecturer @ School of Business at University of Skövde

Susanne Durst, Senior Lecturer @ School of Business at University of Skövde

Knowledge is viewed as the key resource needed to stay competitive and develop, consequently, firms, regardless of size, need to find ways to properly manage their knowledge in order to address this challenge. Thereby the firms´ knowledge management (KM) needs to take a holistic approach meaning that their KM activities should not be limited to knowledge creation and knowledge dissemination but should involve activities related to knowledge retention as well.

In fact, knowledge retention combined with knowledge transfer can help organizations to reduce the danger of knowledge leakage. If organizations fail to address this challenge, their organizational productivity is particularly at risk in situations when critical staff is leaving which typically does not allow for an immediate replacement, to name just one example. Or even worse the organizations lose their capacity to act.

The talk by Susanne Durst will address this challenge in more depth. The discussion will be conducted from the viewpoint of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

Speaker :  Susanne Durst
Date : Monday 1st Sept 2014,
Time: From 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Location:  HKGCC, 22nd Floor, United Centre, Admiralty (Admiralty MTR Station)

Susanne Durst’s presentation can be downloaded from the following link
Link to Susanne Durst’s presentation

Come prepared for an engaging evening.  More information about Susanne can be found below.

About Susanne

Susanne Durst is Senior Lecturer at the School of Business at University of Skövde (Sweden). Before joining academia, she worked in different positions with private enterprises of different industries. Her research interests include small business management, SME succession/business transfers, knowledge management, intellectual capital (risk) management and corporate governance. Her work has been awarded with different awards, including the Transeo Academic Award in 2012. She received a PhD from University of Paris XI (France) and holds a Master in Finance from University of Skövde.

Aug 032014
Prof Eric Tsui with his award

Prof Eric Tsui with his award

Congratulations to Professor Eric Tsui, Vice President of the HKKMS, is a recipient of CMO Asia’s Knowledge Management Leadership Award 2014.

According to CMO Asia, this award goes to those “Individuals and Institutions who have surpassed several levels of its excellence and set an example of being a role model and exemplary leadership. Individuals behind the Institution who are building their Institutions through Leadership, Innovation, Academic and Industry Interface and a supreme objective of Building future leaders.”

Professor Tsui, also an Associate Director of the KMIRC at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, has been relentlessly promoting and cultivating adoption of Knowledge Management in Hong Kong and Asia in the past decade. On 1st August, he travelled to Pan Pacific Hotel, Singapore to take out the award and in his thank you speech, he specifically thanked his students, graduates and consultancy clients for them being “true believers” of KM which obviously have played a major role in the flourishing of KM in Hong Kong and the region. The ceremony was attended by over 100 educationalists and industrialists from India, Singapore, Malaysia, Bangladesh, Hong Kong and other countries.

Prof. Tsui has been tireless in his promotion and leadership in Knowledge Management in Hong Kong and the region.  This is a richly deserved award.

Jul 022014

Dr Drummond de Alvarenga Neto

The society is delighted to welcome back Dr Rivadávia C. Drummond de Alvarenga Neto to talk to the society members on “Making  innovation: Knowledge Creation at the intersection of technology and business models

Dr Drummond’s last talk to the Society was in February 2013,

This is an event jointly organised by the HKKMS and the KMIRC of the HK Polytechnic University.

Speaker :  Dr Rivadávia C. Drummond de Alvarenga Neto
Date : Thursday 10th July  2014,
Time: From 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Location:  Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Room details will be confirmed soon.

Please complete the registration form below to reserve your place.   Come prepared for an engaging evening.

Talk synopsis

Innovation and technology are usually seen as synonyms by top Executives and business owners. Strategic innovation means value creation at the Intersection of technology and business models as a result of knowledge creation initiatives. A Strategic concept of innovation will be discussed, as well as execution Issues, tools, metrics and cases from world class organizations.

Registration has completed for this event.


Dr Drummond’s Bio

Dr. Rivadávia Correa Drummond de Alvarenga Neto is President of UNIBH (University Center of Belo Horizonte), Honorary Associate Professor at the Faculty of Education (The University of Hong Kong) Associate Professor at Fundação Dom Cabral (FDC – ranked first in executive education in Latin America in 2012) and MBA Professor at UNA, Brazil. He holds a PhD in Information Science from Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais Federal – UFMG, Brazil. Rivadávia speaks regularly on the subjects of business models, innovation and knowledge management (KM). He conducted the first in-depth KM qualitative study within the Brazilian organizational context in 2005. Since 2001, he’s been working with many world-class organizations, such as Petrobras, Embrapa, Astra Zeneca, Linde, Banco do Brasil, Itaú-Unibanco, Santander, Cardif, Bradesco, Siemens, NEC, Odebrechdt, Globo TV, Mittal Steel, Camargo Correa, Embraer, Grupo Abril, Martins, Prossegur, FIAT, Anglo American, Siemens, SugarCane Technology Center (CTC) and PricewaterhouseCoopers, among others.

His book on KM is now on its fifth print in Brazil (Knowledge Management in Organizations, Editora Saraiva, São Paulo, Brazil, 2008) and two new ones are just being released on the topics of innovation, knowledge creation and networks. He was a postdoc and visiting scholar at the Faculty Information Studies at the University of Toronto, hosted by Dr. Chun Wei Choo, where he is still a guest researcher of KMRC – Knowledge Management Research Centre, FIS/UofT

Jun 102014


In the US close to 40% of workers are virtual for at least part of the week – new ways of working. And they are knowledge workers – a new kind of work. Both growing demographics call for new ways to engage workers. Dr. Dixon will provide examples of how organizations like Cisco, Adobe, and even some government organizations are finding alternatives to the Bureaucratic model of top down control and formal rules. These organizations are disciplined and empowering, focused and opportunistic, coordinated and decentralized.

Nancy Dixon

Nancy Dixon
Common Knowledge Associates


Speaker :  Nancy Dixon
Date : Monday 23rd June 2014,
Time: From 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Location:  HKGCC Conference Room , 22/F, United Centre 95 Queensway (Admiralty MTR Station)

The event is free for members and $200 for non members.  Please complete the registration form to reserve your place.   Come prepared for an engaging evening.  More information about Nancy can be found below.

Registration is finished for this event

About Nancy

Working with Common Knowledge Associates, a company she founded in 2000, Dr. Dixon has been instrumental in developing and delivering KM strategies, implementation plans, and training in a wide range of government and non-profit organizations (e.g. US Army, Defense Intelligence Agency, USAID) as well as corporate clients (Huawai, Bose, Towers Perrin). She has a particular interest in creating conversations that exploit the collective knowledge of an organization, particularly in the areas of intelligence, healthcare, and aid work in developing countries. Her skills as a researcher, developed through 15 years as a tenured professor at the George Washington University, enable her to provide insight into what has worked with knowledge management.

Apr 012014

Dave Snowden, Kim Sbarcea and Patrick Lambe provided a thought provoking morning’s sharing on KM, K Audits, driving benefits, horse characters, Trust, Sensemaking, Exaptation, Storytelling and sick stigma.  If nothing else it was certainly engaging.

The panel discussion, had some interesting thoughts and perspectives from attendees, here are a couple:

“Is using the term Knowledge Management  detrimental or helpful”
“Siloes, siloes…”
“Can you get a good result from using software tools in the KAudit process”

For signed up members and attendees at the conference, you can access the speaker’s presentations as follows:


Dave Snowden’s presentation

Patrick Lambe's presentation

Patrick Lambe’s presentation

Kim Sbarcea's presentation

Kim Sbarcea’s presentation







We have uploaded a a few photos from the KM in practice conference.

March 2014 "KM in Practice" conference
11 photos

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