Jul 092017

The HKKMS is delighted to welcome our next International speaker, Professor Ikhlaq Sidhu , Faculty Director and Founder, Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology at the University of California at Berkeley.

Professor Sidhu will address the topic ‘Extracting Knowledge from Data’.  Expect an engaging and thought provoking evening.

Prof. Ikhlaq Sidhu


Speaker:  Professor Ikhlaq Sidhu
Date : Tuesday, 18th July 2017
Time : 6:30pm to 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.

Registration for this event has completed.


About Professor Sidhu

Ikhlaq Sidhu is the faculty director and founder of UC Berkeley’s Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology. He received the IEOR Emerging Area Professor Award from his department at Berkeley. Ikhlaq Sidhu is an innovator with an industry background and the perspective of an academic. He teaches, advises, and manages people to enable impactful and relevant innovation, which today demands a different kind of leadership. From him, people learn how to create new things that are technically complex that will also actually have impact in the real world.

He is an innovator in the narrow sense (e.g. created 60+ patents, technology, and products) and he is an innovator in the broad sense (e.g. launched ventures, raised funds, founded organizations, led businesses, and navigated complex political challenges) within areas of data networking, telecommunications, and academics.

By now, Sidhu is probably most known for bringing an industry perspective to academia. He founded the Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology in 2005 and launched its many spin-offs programs. With Ken Singer, he co-created the Berkeley Method of Entrepreneurship (for students) and the Berkeley Method of Innovation Leadership (for existing companies). Both of these frameworks add concepts of social-psychology, mindset, and journey to the traditional steps of innovation.

The spin-offs from his work at Berkeley include the GVL in 2008, the Fung Institute in 2009, the Engineering Leadership Professional Program in 2011, SkyDeck in 2012, the Innovation Collider in 2015, and Data-X in 2016.

Sidhu serves on several boards and advisory roles including Venture Advisor at Onset Ventures (a leading Silicon Valley investment firm), the Faculty Committee for Lawrence Hall of Science at UC Berkeley, the Board of Trustees of the Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Qatar, Fellow, Applied Innovation Institute, and the Faculty Director’s Council, Jacob’s Institute of Design at UC Berkeley.

May 032017

The HKKMS is delighted to welcome back to HK Dr. Harpal (Pal) Bhusate. Pal last spoke to the Society in April 2013. Below she is pictured with the then KM executives from the MTR.

The meeting will be held between 6.00pm and 7.30pm at our usual venue on the 22nd Floor, United Centre, Admiralty .

Registration for this event has completed.

Pal’s bio

Pal was director of Collaboration for Vodafone and she will update us with recent case studies in promoting collaboration in the public sector in the UK.

We aim to make this event more intimate and a more collaborative learning experience for everyone attending, therefore following Dr Bhusate’s introduction, we will facilitate a Knowledge Café with participants around the following key barriers to Collaboration and Knowledge sharing.

  1. Not communicating the real, measurable benefits of Collaboration to the business
  2. Information “silos” blocking collaboration between teams and locations
  3. Enablement of employees and appropriate incentives to collaborate and share knowledge
  4. A focus on short-term results, and no appropriate technology platform or strategy

All the participants are kindly invited to share their experiences in these and other areas of creating a Knowledge sharing organization.

Mar 052017

The HKKMS is delighted to welcome Dr.-Ing. Peter Heisig to present to members on future challenges and practical approaches in KM, this meeting will be held on the 21st March 2017 at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and will draw upon the results from a recent global KM expert study involving over 220 experts around the world as well as observations and experiences from several KM projects from small businesses to large corporations and public administration.

The contribution addresses the current challenges researchers and practitioners are facing in the KM discipline and KM practice ranging from theoretical aspects to practical issues.

Given the presenter’s involvement in KM research and KM projects since 1989, he aims to combine theoretical KM approaches with lessons learned in KM projects in different sectors and functional areas. The delegates will be introduced to practical methods and tools tested in different settings in different industries in Germany to help to improve the strategic management of knowledge and the operational handling of knowledge.


Speaker : Professor Dr.-Ing. Peter Heisig
Date : Tuesday, 21st March, 2017
Time: From 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Location: Room N103, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong


Prof Dr. -IngHeisig’s presentation file from the meeting can be download from the followng link (size about 10.6MB)

Professor Dr.-Ing. Peter Heisig’s Bio

Dr.-Ing. Peter Heisig is Professor for Information and Knowledge Management and Deputy Dean of the Department of Information Sciences at the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam (Germany) and a Senior Research Fellow at the Leeds University Business School (UK).

His interest in how organisations create and exploit knowledge and experiences was triggered in 1989. Peter undertook research on tacit knowledge sharing on the shop floor level (Fraunhofer IPK, BMW AG, Siemens AG, Traub AG) towards knowledge and information needs through long product life cycles (University of Cambridge, Rolls-Royce plc, Airbus plc). He lead projects for large companies to design and implement of KM solutions for product and strategy development, as well as the development of a toolbox to assess the intellectual capital of organisations, called Wissensbilanz – Made in Germany, which was used by thousands of companies from the German Mittelstand.

Peter was appointed to contribute the CEN Working Group on Good Practices in Knowledge Management, the APO (Japan) and ipea (Brazil) as KM subject matter expert. He worked with the APQC (Houston, TX) on Best Practice Transfer and contributed to DIN standards on process-oriented KM and the VDI guideline on KM in Engineering.

Peter holds a Diplom in Social Sciences from the University Göttingen (Germany) and earned his PhD in Engineering form the Technical University Berlin (Germany) on how to integrated KM into working processes and organizational routines.

Recently, Peter conducted with partners from over 25 countries an expert study to identify the advancements and future challenges in KM based on the input from 222 KM experts from 38 countries representing 16 industry sectors and different academic disciplines.

Feb 152017

The HKKMS is delighted to welcome Prof. Norbert Gronau to present to the society on the Challenges, trends and best practices in Learning and knowledge management.  Registration and details can be found below.



Speaker : Prof. Norbert Gronau
Date : Tuesday, 21st February, 2017
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 of HKKMS and the KMIRC .  Please complete the registration form below to reserve your place.    Further details of the talk and about Prof. Gronau can be found below.

Prof. Norbert Gronau’s presentation can be download from the following link (file size is 2.5MB)


Prof. Norbert Gronau will be presenting challenges, trends, and best practices in learn and knowledge management. Thereby, he will focusing on the value of process oriented knowledge management and measures to approach this topic. Major aspects which are addressed within this are the impact of new technologies, knowledge flows and conversions as well as the identification of qualification needs and realisation approaches to qualify the employees. The presentation will end with recommendations for action.

Prof. Gronau’s Bio

Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Norbert Gronau (born 1964) studied engineering and business administration at Berlin University of Technology. He received his Ph.D. in 1994 for a framework on a strategic management information system for the production management at the department of Computer Science at Berlin University of Technology. Until March 2000, he was head of the self-founded research group Industrial applications of business information systems at the Institute of Business Information Systems of the Berlin University of Technology.

There he also has finished his habilitation thesis on sustainable frameworks for architectures of industrial information systems. In summer 2000 he was Deputy Professor for Business Information Systems at the University of Oldenburg. From October 2000 until March 2004 he was full professor for Business  Information systems in Oldenburg (Lower Saxony). Currently, he holds the Chair of Business Informatics, esp. Processes and Systems at the University of Potsdam, Germany. His main research activities concentrate on the areas of Knowledge Management and Business Process Management.

Prof. Gronau is editor of the scientific journal Industrie Management – Journal for industrial business processes and co-founder of the journal PPS Management – (now Productivity Management) journal of production and logistics. He is author of more than 90 papers and author resp. editor of several books.

Additionally, he is lecturer for Knowledge Management at Stellenbosch University, South Africa.

Since 2007 Prof. Gronau is a regular member of the German Academy of Technical Sciences (acatech).

Dec 182016



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HKKMS is delighted to be one of the organizers of the Asian Knowledge Forum (亞洲知識論壇) which will be held on 12 January 2017 in Hotel Icon with the theme of “Enhancing Service Innovation in the Age of Digitalization” (數碼化時代的服務創新). Renowned experts on various aspects of service innovation will be invited to deliver keynote speeches at the Forum. In addition, representatives from successful corporates in Asia, Hong Kong and Mainland China will share their cases and experiences on innovating their services.

About the Forum

From Design Thinking to Service Innovation

The success of a knowledge business vests on the design and delivery of its services that meet or exceed the expectations of its users and clients. The intangible part of the service cycle increasingly presides over the tangible part. Traditional process thinking based on Taylorism no longer applies in this new paradigm; instead those who can gravitate the importance of this change will succeed. What are these intangibles and, unlike a physical product, how can they be prototyped and experienced? What new knowledge is needed to produce them?

Highlights of the event:

  • In this year’s Forum, we are able to gather for the first time a pool of global successful pioneers and practitioners from Asia Miles, IDEO, Li & Fung, Fuji Xerox and Silicon Valley to share with us their learning journey in service design and thinking
  • Round table discussions of CLP Power Limited, MTR, New World Development Company Limited and Towngas, on their service improvement programmes
  • Stories from MAKE winners on their KM implementation
  • Visits to Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks, Marvel Digital (Hong Kong MAKE Award Merit Winner) on their technology transfer programme and Woods Bagot (Asian MAKE winner) on 13 Jan 2017


Please find the following details of the Forum.

Date: 12 January 2017
Time: 9:00am – 6:00pm (tentative)
Venue:  Hotel Icon, 17 Science Museum Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Language: English

Registration Fee:

Forum on 12 Jan 2017
HK$1,330@ (discount for group registration of 10 or more)
HK$1,520@ (discount for HKKMS/KMIRC member/business partner)
HK$1,900@ (original)

Forum and Company Visits on 12-13 Jan 2017
HK$1,930@ (discount for group registration of 10 or more)
HK$2,120@ (discount for HKKMS/KMIRC member/business partner)


Please download the event leaflet, by clicking on the following link.
Leaflet for Asian Knowledge Forum

For more details and registration, please visit the official website at:

Please feel free to contact Miss Autumn Lin at 3400 3158 (qiu.lin@polyu.edu.hk) or Miss Trista Lai at 2766 6588 (trista.lai@polyu.edu.hk) if you have any questions.