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    Stuart French at |

    Thanks Bruce, it is certainly an exciting time to be in KM.

    On the formation of an International Professional Knowledge Mgt Society, Arthur Shelly is also working towards this outcome and for those of your readers that can be in Melbourne on the 27th of June, the KM Leadership Forum is holding an open session on this topic to discuss the results of an earlier investigation. If you are involved in KM then you really want to be at this meeting if you can. More details here: https://www.meetup.com/Melbourne-KMLF/events/tqwvtnyxjbkc/ or call Stu French on 0411 797-781.

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    Arthur Shelley at |

    Thank you Bruce and Stuart,
    There is no doubt that connecting the various knowledge communities around the world will generate benefits. This is not about making one organisation swallowing up the others – it is connecting the existing communities is ways that we can align the voices and build a global presence for Knowledge Professionals (in all their diversity) to become more influential in strategic decision-making at all levels of management and leadership.

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    Rajesh S Dhillon at |

    Thank you, Bruce, A, and Stuart. as many organizations have let go of the CKO role or worse still are in the mindset that KM is a repository where the organizations know how is kept without an expiry date. the truth is that the KMers are struggling with the true essence of having a knowledge engaging environment. As rightfully written, when an organization’s KM is in the Hands of only a vendor, then the result is similar to a Hit and run accident. “Everyone knows something happened, No one saw it coming and worse still No one knows the Know-how or know when and is left with the vague Know what”
    “Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.”— J.W. Van Goethe

    The Value of and organizations Knowledge is the journey to its core, mission, vision, Aim, Desired outcomes, Impact it wants to create and how it will return back to society. I am looking forward to seeing and hear how the IPKMS can collaborate with KMGN on a global platform and make that handshake between academics, practitioners, Industry standards and being Knowledge Ready.

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    boris jaeger at |

    @Arthur and Rajesh

    I’m curious why you KMGN guys don’t extend the conglomerate. I remember David Williams (President of AusKM which replaced the renowened actKM Forum) once requested information about the German KM community landscape. Renaming the network to fit the new societies’ needs would be no problem, would it.

    Alternatively you could build upon and extend on already existing communities like the ICKM or the KIPA.


    Hopefully you RealKM guys don’t loose objectivity and also take a look back in history when claiming to be evidence-based. Take a look at communities and standards in the field pls!

    There is one old thing in KM which wipes away all the exciting “big new things in knowledge management” mentioned here.Knowledge Management has no credibility. This will not change with a new society, standard, and WoL. Unfortunately! Maybe it will get worse.

    As for WoL…
    This is just an individualistic (book sub-title: For a better career and life) and artificial (12-week circles) process.

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    Dennis L Thomas at |

    Thanks Bruce and Stuart – this is the kind of proactive, community of practice, initiative that will firmly establish the importance of KM in the minds of senior management of corporate, government, not-for-profit, and academic organizations. I like the idea of “Knowledge Manager,” but there needs to be more emphasis on technology and what we consider Knowledge Engineering – empirically-oriented standards for identifying, digitizing and delivering organizational knowledge. ISO30401 is a great step in the right direction toward establishing the foundations for this vital requirement. Data is not knowledge. We all know this. But data people do not. Most are oriented to A.I. solutions that require massive piles of data. Knowledge is highly contextualized, requiring a completely different mindset. It’s the combination of highly associated contextualized data that embodies understandable and actionable knowledge about situations and circumstances. Data, in general, is dumber than dirt. The cutting-edge in knowledge technology is about A.I. applied to digitized organizational complexity, not piles of data. Thank you, Stuart and others for leading the way on these issues.


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