HKKMS – Events

Since April 2010 I add HKKMS events to my events page here.

The HKKMS doesn’t maintain an up-to-date website ~ amusing in someways and annoying in others ~ see below for events between March 2009 to March 2010.

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An unofficial list of Hong Kong Knowledge Management Society, HKKMS, events that were held from March 2009 to March 2010. I don’t maintain this anymore but I leave it here since the HKKMS website has no history of past events for this period.

Most of the text below is from the invitations sent to HKKMS members. I occasionally added some additional relevant materials.

Visit the Society’s website: www.hkkms.org

There is another website which is seldom updated, www.hkkms.hk

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Tuesday 30th March 2010 (8:30 to 6:00pm)

2010 Knowledge Management Conference

HKKMS & KMRC KM Conference 2010, Making KM Productive, 30 March 2010, Hong Kong

Venue: Langham Place Hotel, Mongkok, Kowloon, HK (Winner of the MAKE awards)

The conference is posted on David Gurteen’s website here
The conference is posted on the KMRC website here

31 March 2010, KMRC sponsors three half-day seminars at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University following the HKKMS & KMRC conference, information and registration below

The Gurteen Knowledge Café Masterclass, morning session, Hong Kong registration here

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Wednesday 24th February 2010 (6.30pm – 8.00 pm)

TRANSFORMATIONAL LEADERSHIP IN COMPLIANCE EDUCATION: A VALUE INNOVATION PROCESS

Dr. Brian J. Garner, Emeritus Professor and CEO-Knowledge Networks Pty. Ltd.

Business and Governments, including University Communities, are demanding greater rethink on their investments in Education and Retraining, given the pressures for improved productivity, innovation skills and Self-directed Learning/Empowerment for Professional s and Entrepreneurs!

The problem is accentuated by demographic trends, by the growth of E-Learning in response to the Global retraining imperative, and most importantly, by expectations of managerial innovation and leadership in diverse business cultures, including the ability to incubate new ideas of entrepreneurs/SMEs.

The failure of Self-Regulation in Financial Services despite the introduction of Sarbanes-Oxley control requirements-Section 404- in the USA (2002), in particular, has refocused attention on Corporate Compliance processes and the transformational leadership initiatives required of Audit Committees and CIOs. The current focus is to improve Regulatory structures and to embed risk management processes within a Governance structure that incorporates novel innovations in knowledge management.

This presentation on the Transformational Leadership imperative for Compliance Education presents a new Framework for Compliance Risk Analysis and educational effectiveness, based on:

– Event propagation scenarios

– Embedded Virtual Services, and

– Adaptive Case Based Reasoning (CBR)

In summary, while the complexity of Compliance Dynamics (in all Domains) is the overarching issue, identification of solutions is now in prospect, and a major application in Financial Services currently under development will be provided!

Time: Wednesday 24th February 2010 (6:30 to 8:00pm)

Venue: Conference Room – 22/F United Centre, 95 Queensway, Hong Kong
(Admiralty MTR Station, Exit D)

Please send your registration by email to:
les.hales@knowledgeworks.com.hk
For any enquiries call him on (852) 9101-0577.

O Yes, I would like to join, please register me.
O I cannot come this time, please keep me informed about future events.

Name_______________________________________________
Organization_________________________________________
Email address________________________________________
Phone_________________
The event is free for members; fee of 200 HK$ for guests, payable at the
door or send a cheque payable to “The Hong Kong Knowledge Management
Society” to HKKMS, G.P.O. Box 8854, General Post Office, Hong Kong

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Thursday 10th December 2009 (7:00 to 8:30pm)

Annual general meeting of the Hong Kong Knowledge Management Society

Venue: Conference Room – 22/F United Centre, 95 Queensway, Hong Kong
(Admiralty MTR Station, Exit D)
Register with Les Hales –les.hales@knowledgeworks.com.hk

Click here to download the HK KMS Annual Report for 2009.

Click here to download the HK KMS Statutes | Nov 2009 The society’s registration number is 24590.

HKKMS Statement of Accounts released on 2 June 2010 ~ almost 6 months after they were due in December 2010 see here.
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Thursday 3rd December 2009 (6:30 – 8:00pm)

Knowledge Management in Africa south of the Sahara

Speaker: Johann Kinghorn
Director of the Centre for Knowledge Dynamics and
Decision-making at Stellenbosch University, South Africa.

The battle cry of KM has reached Africa in the early years of this decade,
and by now it has become a continental   movement which is driven forward by
governments, more so than business. The result: everyone is now supposed to
“do” KM. And the enthusiasm, at least at the level of rhetoric is
ubiquitous.

The issue of appropriate knowledge in and for Africa is utterly absorbing
but hugely complex. It is not possible to talk about knowledge in Africa
without engaging with the problem of global power relations. Knowledge is,
after all, power.

In this talk, however, I will zoom in on only one interesting aspect. The
purpose will not be to analyse the global power structures, but to indicate
how the African discourse on KM might enrich the global understanding of KM.

The one interesting aspect relates to a fundamental disconnect of African KM
needs with available KM theory and ‘best practices’. This has to do with the
nature of African economies. As most people know, outside South Africa,
there is not a strong business infrastructure in Africa (although this is
changing) and where there are pockets of modern economies these are mostly
related to primary economic activities. Yet the cry for KM does not come
from such pockets. There is a belief that KM is about general society’s
needs for knowledge and development. In short the underlying theme in
African KM is not how organisational knowledge is to be managed, but how
societal knowledge is to be generated and managed.

The disconnect then plays itself out as follows: what may be called classic
KM (going back to the mid-nineties) was always driven by the needs of
private business. Only much later did governments enter the picture and to
date there is still no solid public service KM model or theory on offer.
African KM thus faces the task of developing KM for societal purposes,
having to draw on theory and praxis from private business. Not surprising
there are some who are disillusioned by “western” theory and find it
difficult to relate such business theory with African societal needs and
culture. It is from such circles that the cry goes out for a rediscovery of
indigenous knowledge and a KM praxis built on that foundation.

The implications of this disconnect is not only interesting, but also
potentially creative. In this case the old saying in Roman time ‘ex Africa
semper aliquid novi’ (see Baoman’s note * ) may just be applicable.
In the same way that KM was invigorated by a non-Western insight (Nonaka)
in the nineties, the African reflection in the next few years on KM may
broaden our theoretical understanding of KM further.

(* ‘out of Africa there is always something new’, see here)

PRESENTER

Johann Kinghorn is Director of the Centre for Knowledge Dynamics and
Decision-making at Stellenbosch University, South Africa.

The Centre runs a major KM Masters Programme which is in operation since
2000. What makes the Programme unique is that it is neither a correspondence
nor a localised programme. A rather unique model of delivery has been
developed over the past decade, which allows participation of students from
a number of African countries and all over Southern Africa. The result is a
network of students comprising 10 countries with more than 30 different home
languages (although the Programme language is English). The total number of
students involved in 2010 is expected to be 200.

The Centre uses Johannesburg as the hub for the programme. Johannesburg is
the dominant commuter, financial and economic hub of most of sub-Saharan
Africa. But teaching staff also work with students where they reside and
work from time to time. As a consequence staff have an intimate
understanding of developments on the ground in Africa.

The KM Programme was evaluated by an international panel in 2005 who found
it to be one of the leading KM programmes in the world.

Time: Thursday 3rd December (6:30 to 8:00pm)

Venue:  Conference Room – 22/F United Centre, 95 Queensway, Hong Kong
(Admiralty MTR Station, Exit D)

Please send your registration by email to:
les.hales@knowledgeworks.com.hk
For any enquiries call him on (852) 9101-0577.

O Yes, I would like to join, please register me.
O I cannot come this time, please keep me informed about future events.

Name_______________________________________________
Organization_________________________________________
Email address________________________________________
Phone_________________
The event is free for members; fee of 200 HK$ for guests, payable at the
door or send a cheque payable to “The Hong Kong Knowledge Management
Society” to HKKMS, G.P.O. Box 8854, General Post Office, Hong Kong

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Tuesday 10th Nov 2009

Innovation Management Workshop

Speaker: Dr. Edna Pasher
Chief Editor of “Status-the Management Thinking Journal”
Speaker: Yossi Pasher
Yossi Pasher & Associates, Israel
Moderator: Professor Eric Tsui, The Hong Kong Knowledge Management Society
This workshop is jointly sponsored by the KMRC and the HKKMS.
This workshop costs $900 for the general public and $720 for KMRC or HKKMS members.
10 November 2009 (Tuesday), 9:30-17:30
QR404, 4/F, Core R, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon
Workshop flyer can be downloaded here
Enquiries: Miss Tiffany Ho (Tel: 3400 3157, Email: mftracy@inet.polyu.edu.hk)

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Monday 19th October 2009 (6:30 to 8:00pm)

E-GOVERNMENT ADVANCES CREATE OPPORTUNITES FOR KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT PROGRAMS

Speaker:  Russell Pipe, Adviser, Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Bangkok

The benefits of applying digital technologies to government and business
operations are widely recognized in most countries.  KM is becoming part of
many e-Government initiatives. The five stages of e-Government –from
emerging digital services via websites, to enhanced and interactive
services, to transactional interactions between citizens and government, to
connected governments to serve citizen needs with integrated back office
infrastructure, to transformational government where KM has an important
role.

Major attention is being placed on e-Participation for Citizen-Centric
e-Government.  The focus is to re-build and strengthen relationships between
citizens and governments.  KM is considered key to sharing knowledge and
providing access to knowledge and expertise. Top challenges to the uptake of
KM are public awareness, ability to understand and apply KM, and providing
strong management support.

The presentation focuses on these issues as well as leadership in planning and management that are keys both to success of e-Government and applying KM.  High level leadership and coordination as well as effective work by Chief Information Officers (CIOs) required to achieving success.  These remain a challenge in many countries.

Russell is a consultant to the World Bank Global ICT Division, having worked
on e-Government projects in several countries as well as policy, regulation
and services trade issues. He was responsible for preparing the E-Government Knowledge Map under a World Bank project in 2006.  He served as a member of the steering group for the Thailand National E-Government Assessment Project in 2008-2009.  In 2009 he was appointed Advisor to the International Academy of CIO.

Under an International Telecom Union (ITU) program, he carried out an
assessment of e-Government strategy in the Marshall Islands. He directed a
project for the Vietnam Bank for Social Policy to design a program to
provide IT operational support and staff training for its extensive
microfinance loan programs.  In 2006 he prepared an ICT assessment of Lao
PDR, evaluating progress toward accession to WTO. Under a World Bank project in Cambodia, he provided technical assistance to the Ministry of Posts and Telecom Cambodia to implement commitments following accession to WTO.

In January 2010 he will be director of an AIT 10-day training course on
Strategies for Successful E-Governance.

Time: Monday 19th October (6:30 to 8:00pm)
Venue:  Conference Room – 22/F United Centre, 95 Queensway, Hong Kong
(Admiralty MTR Station, Exit D)
Please send your registration by email to Les Hals at
les.hales@knowledgeworks.com.hk.
For any enquiries call Les Hals on (852)-9101-0577.

O Yes, I would like to join, please register me.

O I cannot come this time, please keep me informed about future events.

Name_______________________________________________

Organization_________________________________________

Email address________________________________________

Phone_________________

The event is free for members; fee of 200 HK$ for guests, payable at the

door or send a cheque payable to “The Hong Kong Knowledge Management

Society” to HKKMS, G.P.O. Box 8854, General Post Office, Hong Kong

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Tuesday 29th September 2009 (6:30 to 10:00pm)

Cancelled because of weather

HK KMS Junk Trip to Lamma Island

Venue:  Pier 9, near Star ferry, Central Hong Kong

From  Les Hals, President of the Society, invitation to members and friends:

Dear HK KMS members and friends of the Society,

Part of the function of any Society is to provide the opportunity for
networking between its members.

So I’m pleased to inform you that the next event of the Society will be a
Junk Trip to Lamma Island, leaving from Pier 9 in Central ( close to the new
Star Ferry terminal), departing at 6.30 pm, and returning to Central by
10.00pm.

Early registration is recommended as space is limited. Confirmation of your
place will be sent out on Friday 25th Sept. There is no charge for members
and a charge of HK$300 for non-members.

In order to make this an extra-special occasion, we will also be joined by
Steve Bealing, CEO of Cognitive Edge, and two of his associates, Angelina
Seah, and Chris Fletcher. As you may be aware, The HK KMS has received great
support in the past from KM thought leader, Dave Snowden, the Chief
Scientific Officer of Cognitive-Edge, and this is a great chance to meet
some other members of the team.

Steve is here to run a workshop on how to solve business problems by
applying insights and understanding from the natural sciences, in particular
complex adaptive systems theory, the cognitive sciences and a range of
techniques from disciplines such as anthropology. Methods taught on the
course are fully supported by open source methods.

Details regarding the course can be found here.  A discount is available to
anyone registering via the Society or our associate, the KMRC.

The members of Board are looking forward to meeting our members and
supporters on the 29th to talk about KM in a relaxed, social setting.

Best regards,

Les Hales

President,  HK KMS

Time:    Tuesday 29th September (6:30 to 10:00pm)
Venue:  Pier 9, near Star ferry, Central Hong Kong.
Please send your registration by email to me at
les.hales@knowledgeworks.com.hk.

For any enquiries call me on (852)9101-0577.

____ Yes, I would like to join, please register me.

____ I cannot come this time, please keep me informed about future events.

Name_______________________________________________

Organization_________________________________________

Email address________________________________________

Phone_________________

The event is free for members; fee of 300 HK$ for guests, payable on the

Junk or send a cheque payable to “The Hong Kong Knowledge Management

Society” to HKKMS, G.P.O. Box 8854, General Post Office, Hong Kong

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Monday 31 August 2009

Putting over 250 years of knowledge to work – The Knowledge Management Journey at Lloyd’s Register

Speaker: Debbie Lange, Global Knowledge Manager Marine, Lloyd’s Register

Debbie joined the London office of Lloyd’s Register in 2006 and now manages the Global Knowledge Management Programme from their Hong Kong office. Debbie has held several Knowledge Management roles over the last 10 years, predominantly in New Zealand where she was Project Manager and then Director of Knowledge Management for New Zealand Trade and Enterprise and Knowledge Manager for Sheffield Human Resource Consulting Ltd. Debbie is also an executive member of the UK based Knowledge and Innovation Network.

Lloyd’s Register is an independent risk management organisation providing risk assessment and risk mitigation solutions around the world with 240 offices worldwide, served by some 6,000 employees. Lloyd’s Register Marine works around the world to assess and certify ships, systems and facilities to improve quality and increase safety at sea.

Lloyd’s Register owes its name to Edward Lloyd’s 17th century coffee house in London, which is also where Lloyd’s of London started. Knowledge lies at the heart of the organisation; Edward Lloyd helped his shipping industry clientele to exchange information and knowledge. He also printed the first Register of Ships in 1764, giving underwriters and merchants an idea of the condition of the vessels they insured and chartered. Today the challenge is to leverage over 250 years of corporate memory, in order to realize strategic objectives – captilalising on corporate memory is driving the need to address everyday business issues with knowledge management solutions. www.lr.org

Presentation Outline

Learning from others is key to the Knowledge Management Programme to ensure the technical edge is retained, duplication is reduced and service to clients is improved to ultimately improve safety at sea. The focus of the Knowledge Management Programme is on integrating practices and renewed processes into day to day activity – globally. In addition to developing a seamless approach to organisational learning in conjunction with the Group Human Resource team.

This presentation will focus on the KM journey in Lloyd’s Register, from strong management support, to investment and implementation of new tools, practices and processes including People Finder and Technical Queries applications, Knowledge Risk Assessments and Sharing Practices associated with Knowledge Retention and Transfer, engagement with the Global Human Resource community and how Lloyd’s Register has branded the KM programme internally

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Monday 29 June 2009

Intellectual Capital & stock markets: an empirical study of the companies in the Hang Seng Index

Speaker: Dr. Kin H Chan [B. Eng (Hons), DIS, MSc, MBA, DBA, MIAP]

Kin is currently the Corporate VP and Managing Director, Greater China, of DTS Inc., an US entertainment technology company which specializes in Surround Sound for the movie, music and games industries. DTS licenses its IPs to major costumer electronics companies worldwide. Kin developed his interests in IC during his doctoral studies.

Presentation Outline

In a knowledge based economy, a great deal of emphasis is placed on intellectual capital (IC) as the intangible value driver for an organization. IC is even said to be pivotal in the prosperity of a national economy. Using the so-called IC framework or perspective, investors and managers may be in a better position to see how well a company is doing in creating values and, therefore, generating wealth for all the stakeholders. What does the current financial turmoil tell us about the value created by the companies and their stock prices?

Measuring the intangibles may be likened to ‘measuring the unmeasurable’. However, there has been much advancement in both quantitative and qualitative techniques for IC measurement. Value Added Intellectual Coefficient (VAIC) is a financially based methodology pioneered by Ante Pulic’s (2000), which has been applied in the stock markets of many European countries as well as in Asia including Taiwan, Singapore, Japan, and India. What does VAIC say about the IC usage of companies in the Hang Seng Index? What are the value drivers of the Hang Seng index? These are the questions that the presentation will seek to address.

Pulic, A. (2000) VAIC – An accounting tool for IC management, International Journal of Technology Management, 20, 5-8, pp. 702-714.

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Monday 25 May 2009

Not quite a theory, it’s the practice

(KM journey of the Hong Kong Police Force)

Speaker: Frederic Choi, Chief Inspector of Police, Research Centre, Hong Kong Police College

Presentation Outline

Hong Kong Police Force (HKPF) operates with a workforce of 27,840 disciplined officers and 4,775 civilian officers. As the largest government department and the only police agency in Hong Kong, there is a wealth of knowledge available to the HKPF. Determined to unleash the potential of knowledge management, the HKPF launched KM as one of the key strategic action plans since 2001, with the establishment of a phase-by-phase implementation approach.This talk aims to share the KM journey of the HKPF, covering the major milestones, development framework, challenges encountered and highlighting how the HKPF makes KM to be part of every Force member’s life.

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Tuesday 28 April 2009

How IT can innovate – the power of Mashups

Speaker: Roger Durn CEO Zip2Zap Communications Limited

Presentation Outline

Why Mashups and their concepts are rapidly moving into the business primetime.

Today’s economy dictates efficiency and the need to “do more with less.”Although mashups started out in the consumer space, their success and speed of development and deployment makes the migration into corporate IT environments inevitable.

These new style web/application services are being developed and deployed at an amazing rate by many organizations.

In this session, Roger will discuss and provide live demonstrations and examples on how to provide services to mashups, and how to consume and transform the services into new applications. wwwzip2zap.com

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Tuesday 31 March 2009

2009 Knowledge Management Conference
Hong Kong
Creating a Knowledge Sharing Culture



Download Conference Flyer


Conference blogged by Dave Snowden

Presented by the Hong Kong Knowledge Management Society and the Knowledge Management Research Centre, Hong Kong Polytechnic University



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