Oct 022018

Talk Synopsis

The best models we have for designing systems that create, sustain, and foster organisational learning and development are natural “learning organisations,” like a rainforest or the human brain. The primary area of study and domain of action of Knowledge Ecology is the design and support of self-organising knowledge “ecosystems,” in which information, ideas, insights, and inspiration cross-fertilize and feed one another, free from the constraints of geography and schedule.

This talk will address:

  1. An intelligence-based view of the firm
  2. How AI tools may power up the Collective Intelligence Enhancement Lab (CIEL) and related knowledge systems technologies
  3. What next-generation learning organisations need to learn to make themselves more fully available to the benefit of AI-Enhanced Knowledge Ecosystems


Facilitator: George Pór  
Date : Tuesday, 23rd October 2018

Time: 6:30pm
until 8.00pm
Location: 22nd Floor, United Centre, Admiralty
, Central


The talk will be highly interactive. It will outline the core idea of a current research project and provide space for exploring some of the “collective intelligence” distinctions in action.

The meeting is $200 for non-members and free for HKKMS & KMIRC members. Please reserve your place by registering below. Further details of the speaker can be found below.

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Recommended reading:

Nurturing systemic wisdom through knowledge ecology

From Right Mindfulness to Collective Intelligence to Collective Sentience


George’s Bio

George Pór is a mentor & strategic learning partner to visionary leaders in business, civil society and national and international government agencies. He is the Managing Director of the London-based Community Intelligence transformation agency and faculty member at Meridian University.

He is a pioneer of collective intelligence research and the founder of Enlivening Edge, the online magazine and media hub of next-stage organisations, an invited presenter at IKMAP2018, an invited speaker at the 2nd China Organisational Evolution Forum, Shanghai, Nov 2-3, 2018.

George’s past academic posts included: California Institute of Integral Studies, INSEAD, London School of Economics, UC Berkeley, University of Amsterdam, University of Ottawa, University of Paris.

His present research focus is: Action Research for AI-augmented Collective Intelligence for Reinventing Organizations.

He likes to co-create his talks with his audience and accepts related questions emailed in advance. He can be reached at george@community-intelligence.com.

Sep 032018


This talk focuses on increasing digitalisation which lead to the emergence of the networked economy. Though knowledge remains the only infinitely renewable resource in organisation, the traditional value disciplines pursued by organisations and societies have been constantly challenged. In the networked economy, value is typically created by exchange of data and information leveraging off the network effect. The speaker will place particular emphasis on how digitialisation will impact knowledge management together with the associated challenges and oppoo.ortunities. Data, cloud and people hold the key to success. KM tools and technologies that will play significant roles will also be outlined, together with industries and organisations that can accomplish quantum improvements after successful digital transformations.

Prof. Eric Tsui


Facilitator: Prof. Eric Tsui 
Date : Wednesday 19th September 2018

Time: 6:30pm
until 8.00pm
Location: 22nd Floor, United Centre, Admiralty
, Central


The meeting is $200 for non-members and free for HKKMS & KMIRC members. Please reserve your place by registering below. Further details of the speaker can be found below.

Please download a copy of Prof. Tsui’s presentation from here.

You can also view a recording of an earlier delivery here


Eric’s Biography

Eric Tsui had spent 16 years in industry with Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) in Australia taking on various capacities including Chief Research Officer and Innovation Manager. During this period, he has made significant contributions to the company’s expert systems products, applied research and innovation programmes.

He joined PolyU in 2005. His speciality areas are Knowledge technologies including Search Engines, Portals, Personal Knowledge Management, Personal Learning Environments, and Knowledge Cloud services.

Professor Tsui is also an honorary advisor of KM to three Hong Kong government departments. In the past decade, he has supervised or involved in more than 200 KM projects in Hong Kong, Asia and Australia.

In 2014 and 2018, he twice received the Global Knowledge Management Leadership Award. With a strong passion in Teaching and Learning, he has also received many awards in his career. He is a KM/CoP honorary advisor to three departments in the HKSARG.

Since August 2015, he has designed and launched two MOOCs (Massive Open Online Course) -“Knowledge Management and Big Data in Business” and “Industry 4.0: How to revolutionalise your business?” on the MIT edX platform. Together, they have attracted more than 77,000 enrolments and one of them is rated as Top 7 Business MOOCs worldwide (Source: Canadian Business, April, 2018).

Aug 142018

Since 1990s, there is an obvious shift from an information-based economy to a knowledge-based economy (KBE), which emphasizes on the production, distribution and application of knowledge and information. The tourism and hospitality industry is one of the first KBE sectors to apply large-scale utilization of ICT for the improvement of its service products. However, the nature of tourism and hospitality industry is heavily labor-dependant and span-organizational, which requires continuous knowledge management efforts within and outside of the organization.

This talk will address three issues, which are:

  1. KM and KM applications in tourism and hospitality industry;
  2. Knowledge demand and supply in tourism and hospitality industry;
  3. Challenges and opportunities.

Hopefully the talk will contribute to a better understanding of what knowledge is in need, who can supply the required knowledge and how that knowledge can be managed for the tourism and hospitality industry.


Facilitator: Dr. Fu Jing 
Date : Tuesday 21st August 2018

Time: 6:30pm
until 8.00pm
Location: 22nd Floor, United Centre, Admiralty
, Central


The meeting is $200 for non-members and free for HKKMS members. Please reserve your place by registering below. Further details of the speaker can be found below.

Dr Fu Jing’s Bio

Dr. Fu Jing currently works as a program manager of the MicroMasters Program of International Hospitality Management in School of Hotel and Tourism Management, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. She received her PhD in Knowledge Management from Chiang Mai University, Thailand in 2012 and is an Associate Professor of Knowledge Management in Mainland China.

During 2012-2014, Dr. Fu was invited to the University of Lyon 2, France for a Sustainable e-Tourism Project and conducted her post-doc research in International Tourism in Greece under two EU-funded Erasmus Mundus Frameworks.

Dr. Fu has been appointed as a lecturer and co-supervisor to the MSc program in Knowledge Management by the Graduate School of Chiang Mai University, Thailand since 2013 and her research interests are knowledge management in tourism and hospitality

Jun 222018

We are now delighted to announce a half day Masterclass given by Anthony ‘Tas’ Tasgal , award winning author on storytelling and very experienced instructor. The Masterclass will be held between 9.00 and 1.00 pm Friday 13th July .

Collaboration is key to 21st century organisations by adding value and generating transformative insights from the sharing of knowledge. Humans are hard-wired to transmit and respond to others’ knowledge when the knowledge is expressed through storytelling. Story gets through “attention spam” because it deals in memorable meaning, focuses on patterns and connections and delivers universal emotion and empathy.


MasterClass Leader : Anthony ‘Tas’ Tasgal 
Date : 
Friday 13th July
Time: From 
9.00 am until 1.00pm
Location: 1
6th Floor, Prince’s Building , Central

In this Masterclass, Tas will share with you the techniques of storytelling and how to present your knowledge in the most effective way.


The fee for HKKMS/KMIRC members will be HK$800, and HK$1200 for non-members. Places are limited. Please complete the registration form below to reserve your place.    Further details can be found below.

Tas’ Bio

Tas is a Man of Many Lanyards. He started as an ad agency Account Planner, and still freelances for agencies and clients. He 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 University, Nottingham Trent and Beijing Normal University Zhuhai. He is also a Lapsed Classicist as well as trustee of the Phoenix Cinema in East Finchley, the oldest continually operating cinema in the UK. Tas earned his degree from Oxford University.

 The Power of Storytelling


8.30 – 09.00 Registration and Warm Up
9:00 – 9:30 Part 1: Unlearning: Going Beyond Facts and Information
  • Abandoning our obsession with ‘messaging’ and “too much data”
  • How we have lost the human art of storytelling…
  • Numbers Numb Us…
9.30-10.00 Part 2: Re-Learning: Why Stories Work
  • …..But Stories Stir Us
  • The science and art of story: Behavioural Economics
  • The power of Surprise
  • Including “Your Favourite Story” Homework Exercise
10.00-10.30 Part 3: From Numbers to Meaning
  • How do you see data: direction or confirmation?
  • Decks: The Presentation vs. Leave Behind
  • From Data to Meaning
10.30 – 10.45  BREAK
10.45-1.00 Part 4:  Telling Tales
  • The Key Principles of Storytelling
  • “The Golden Thread”: why Structure is all important
  • Characters, quests, archetypes and conflict
  • The SIMPLE Criteria of storytelling
  • Final Exercise using Live Material
  • Top Ten Presentation Tips
1.00 Close


Nov 282017

The HKKMS is very happy to welcome Professor Constantin Bratianu for a meeting of the society on the 6th December @6:30pm.    Prof Bratianu, will discuss with members on the practical implications of the knowledge dynamics in organizations.

Talk Synopsis

Knowledge management focuses mostly on data, information and knowledge. However, the challenge of knowledge management is to understand and manage intelligently knowledge dynamics within organizations. Knowledge dynamics has been interpreted so far as knowledge flow, or as a transformation of tacit knowledge into explicit knowledge. More recently, knowledge is interpreted as spectrum composed of rational, emotional, and spiritual knowledge. In this new perspective, knowledge dynamics means transformation of one form of knowledge into another form. In practice, this phenomenon is essential in understanding people motivation, knowledge creation, innovation, entrepreneurship and decision making.

Meeting details


Speaker :  Prof.  Bratianu
Date:  6th Dec 2017
Time:  6:30-8:00pm
Location:  22nd Floor, United Centre, Admiralty



The meeting is $200 for non-members and free for HKKMS members. Please reserve your place by registering below.  Further details of the speaker can be found below.

Prof.  Bratianu’s bio

Constantin Bratianu is Professor Emeritus of Strategic Management and Knowledge Management, UNESCO Department for Business Administration, and Founding Director of the Research Center for Intellectual Capital, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania. He has been Visiting Professor at universities in USA, Japan, Austria, Italy, Hungary and Egypt. He published over 25 books and 200 papers in international journals and volumes of international conferences. He published several chapters and two important books in knowledge management: Organizational Knowledge Dynamics (2015). IGI Global, USA, and Emergent Knowledge Strategies (2017) together with Ettore Bolisani, Springer, Germany.  He is Associate Editor of Electronic Journal of Knowledge Management,  and co-editor of the international journal of Management Dynamics in the Knowledge Economy.  He is a member of the American Academy of ManagementRomanian Academy of Scientists, and International Association of Knowledge Management. His academic interests are: knowledge dynamics, knowledge management, intellectual capital, and strategic management.