Jul 192019

The talk defines as Open Science practices and processes in all scientific disciplines that foster participation and collaboration, accessibility and reuse, transparency and verifiability in science. This is linked to the use and promotion of an open web and the provision of infrastructures for scholarly research, teaching and learning. Open Science also promotes sustainable impact, both transdisciplinary in the science system as well as in politics, business, culture, and public life. Open Science is rooted in the tradition of established principles of good scientific practice. The goal is to critically reflect traditional scientific culture and to transfer it into the present era of linked-up research. The talk introduces different dimensions of Open Science, such as open data, open research practices etc., and will particularly focus on its impact on societal innovation, mainly through the innovative concept of citizen science.

Facilitator: Klaus Tochtermann
Date : Thursday 25th July
Time: 6:30pm until 8.00pm
Location: 22nd Floor, United Centre, Admiralty

The meeting is $200 for non-members and free for HKKMS & KMIRC members. Further details on the speaker can be found below.

About the speaker – Klaus Tochtermann


At Dortmund University Klaus Tochtermann received his doctorate in computer science with a thesis on A model for hypermedia: description and integrated formalisation of essential hypermedia concepts. Klaus Tochtermann spent the following year as a post-doc at Texas A&M University, Center for the Studies of Digital Libraries, USA with a grant from the Max-Kade-Foundation. His key activities in this time were in the field of web-based tools and services for digital libraries. From 1997 until 2000 he was division head at the FAW Ulm (Research Institute for Application-oriented Knowledge Processing at Ulm University).

From 2001 until 2010 he was the scientific director of the research institute Know-Center, a competence center for information technology-based knowledge management located in Austria. In 2001 founded the I-KNOW conference series in cooperation with Hermann Maurer. In 2002 he received his habilitation in the field of Applied information processing with the thesis Personalisation in the Context of Digital Libraries and Knowledge Management. From 2004 until 2010 he held the chair for Knowledge Management, at the TU Graz (Austria). From 2007 until 2010, he was also head of the Institute for Networked Media at Joanneum Research, an application-oriented research institution located in Graz. Since 2010, Klaus Tochtermann has been the director of the ZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics and has held a chair for Media Informatics at Kiel University.

In 2012, Klaus Tochtermann initiated the Leibniz Research Alliance Science 2.0. This research alliance addresses the question of how the participatory Internet (e.g. Social Media) changes research and publishing processes, and how information infrastructure institutions can participate in the shaping of these changes.

In 2014, the ZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics headed by Klaus Tochtermann received the national “Library of the Year 2014” award from the German Library Association (dbv).


May 182019

The HK KM Society is pleased to welcome Dr. Vincent Ribiere from Bangkok University . Vincent will share with us The World Bank Organizational Knowledge Sharing (OKS) Framework.

Facilitator: Dr. Vincent Ribiere
Date : Thursday 23rd May
Time: 6:30pm until 8.00pm
Location: 22nd Floor, United Centre, Admiralty

The meeting is $200 for non-members and free for HKKMS & KMIRC members. Further details on the talk and on the speaker can be found below.

Talk Synopsis

In order to holistically address the multi-faceted dimensions of organizational knowledge sharing, the World Bank has developed a framework built on 2 pillars:

(1) strengthening the enabling environment for knowledge sharing to thrive, and
(2) strengthening technical cross-cutting skills to allow for high-quality knowledge sharing, scale-up and learning.

During his talk Dr. Vincent will present in details the 8 critical components of the OKS framework and their successful application.

The OKS framework has also let the OKS certification program offered by the World Bank in collaboration with the Institute for Knowledge and Innovation South-East Asia (IKI-SEA) at Bangkok University.  www.okscertificates.org

Speaker Bio

Dr. Vincent Ribiere is an enthusiastic and creative International consultant and professor with a passion for helping organizations solving their organizational knowledge and innovation management challenges.  He is the Founder and Managing Director of the Institute for Knowledge and Innovation Southeast Asia (IKI-SEA), a center of Excellence at Bangkok University as well as the Program Director of the Ph.D. in KM and Innovation Management. He has also co-founded various Internationals events in the fields of Business Creativity and Innovation (Creative Bangkok, ASCIM, CreativeMornings Bangkok, G-LINK) and he co-founded various communities of KM and Innovation academics and practitioners nationally (iKlub, Thai KM Network) and Internationally (KM Global Network).

He is a World Bank KM expert and delivers, in collaboration with the World Bank, the Organizational Knowledge Sharing Certificate programs.

Vincent delivers keynote speeches and workshops at various International Professional and Academic conferences and he is the Author of more than 80 publications.

Apr 232019

Transforming towards a fully digitized company embraces the whole organization. Since IT has turned from a mere supporting factor towards a core element of business processes and entire companies, highly competitive digital markets reward agile business reactions. Extant market players are characterized by a long grown IT infrastructure and complex organizational structures.

Nico Wunderlich will give an overview of scientific findings on how digital transformation changes organizations on all hierarchical levels, based on insights from scientific publications in combination with his own internationally published studies. The challenge to implement digital technologies such as (big) data analysis or artificial intelligence and to develop digital business models asks for intensified interaction of organizational units. Discuss successful co-working of the business and IT-side on digital strategy, IT decision making, and achieving competitive advantage in highly dynamic markets.

Facilitator: Nico Wunderlich
Date : Monday 29th April
Time: 6:00pm until 8.00pm
Location: 22nd Floor, United Centre, Admiralty

This talk will be highly interactive.

The meeting is $200 for non-members and free for HKKMS & KMIRC members. Please reserve your place by registering below.

Mar 192019

The Hong Kong Knowledge Management Society is excited to be supporting KM Asia 2019. KM Asia, which will be held on the 9th and 10th April, will bring together top KM professionals to share experiences around meeting the new global ISO standard and discuss the powerful relationship between innovation and KM.

The event will also showcase case studies from the MIKE (Most Innovative Knowledge Enterprise) Awards, celebrating recent success stories from those who are leveraging innovation to supercharge their KM projects. 

Featured speakers:

  • Rupert Lescott, Knowledge Management Specialist, Dubai Electricity & Water Authority
  • Tas Tasgal, Trainer & Author
  • Patrick Lambe, Partner, Straits Knowledge
  • Les Hales, Managing Director, CIO Connect
  • Hank Malik, Knowledge Management Programme Lead, Sultanate of Oman
  • Paul Corney, Managing Partner, Knowledge et al

You can find out more and register for this event via the following link:


Look forward to seeing you on the 9th April.

Nov 132018

The Knowledge Management and Innovation Research Centre (KMIRC) of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University is organising a seminar on digital transformation.  The event is free for HKKMS members.

Details are as follows:

Speaker: Nico Wunderlich
Date: 15 Nov 2018 (Thu)
Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Venue: Room HJ209, Podium, J Core, PolyU

The event is free for HKKMS members.   For registration, please go to: http://www.polyu.edu.hk/ise/kmirc/events/upcoming-events?eid=593


Industries are challenged by the rapid digitization of business models. Extant market players are characterized by a long grown IT infrastructure and complex organizational structures. The emergence of digital opportunities such as (big) data analysis, artificial intelligence, or machine learning forces organizations to transform their strategies, capabilities, and structures to provide agile and innovative business reactions. These challenges associated with digital transformation will embrace a broader range of the workforce and intensify the interaction and cooperation of established organizational units.

Based on three (internationally published) studies, Nico Wunderlich will discuss how digital transformation changes the co-working between the business and IT-side on different organizational levels. In this presentation, Nico Wunderlich will present who influences a fused IT and business strategy on managerial level, how IT decisions are allocated between IT and business units and how digital transformation moves the creation of organizational innovativeness within different hierarchical levels.

Nico’s Wunderlich Bio

Goethe University
Frankfurt House of Finance
Nico Wunderlich is Doctoral Candidate in Information Systems and Research and Teaching Assistant at the Goethe University and the House of Finance in Frankfurt, Germany. At the Chair of Information Management of Prof. Dr. Wolfgang König, he intensifies his interest in how organizational culture and structures favor the change towards a fully digital enterprise.

From 2015-2018, he acted additionally as Assistant to the Managing Director of the E-Finance Lab, a public-private cooperation of a network of industry partners and universities for research funding.
Specializing in Quantitative Methods and Business Psychology, he gained his M.Sc. in Business Administration from Goethe University Frankfurt in 2011. Before, during, and after his master studies he advised companies in IT-enabled business process optimization.