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RealKM Magazine wins a 2020 AuSKM Platinum Award!

RealKM Magazine is very honoured to receive a Platinum Award in the 2020 Australian Society for Knowledge Management (AuSKM) Awards. The award recognises excellence in sharing high-value knowledge management research through concise, practically-oriented articles for knowledge management (KM) practitioners and a broader management audience.

RealKM founder Stephen Bounds and editor and lead writer Bruce Boyes were on hand to accept the award in a virtual event jointly hosted by AuSKM and the Victorian Knowledge Management Leadership Forum (KMLF) on the 9th of December.

We gratefully thank AuSKM President David Williams, AuSKM Secretary Nerida Hart, and the AuSKM leadership team for this prestigious award. We also thank the generosity of our RealKM Patrons and our article contributors for making RealKM’s valuable work possible, in particular RealKM Platinum Patron Dr Arthur Shelley of specialist consulting firm Intelligent Answers.

The founding objective of RealKM was to share “high-value knowledge management research through concise, practically-oriented articles” to a knowledge management (KM) practitioner and broader management audience that is often time-poor and lacks exposure to research evidence. RealKM has resoundingly achieved this objective, and continues to do so.

Illustrating RealKM’s impact, over 50,000 readers visited the RealKM website during the past 12 months, and more than 20,000 have engaged through social media. Many of the more than 1,300 RealKM articles have been viewed many hundreds or even thousands of times.

RealKM has also gone well beyond its founding objective to support other important aspects of KM capability improvement. This includes leadership and support in regard to emerging initiatives that are shaping the future of KM.

We also congratulate the other winners in the 2020 AuSKM Awards. Also receiving Platinum Awards are the STACY Project and COVID LIVE.

RealKM 2020 AuSKM Platinum Award
RealKM Platinum Award in the 2020 AuSKM Awards

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Bruce Boyes

Bruce Boyes ( is editor, lead writer, and a director of the award-winning RealKM Magazine ( and currently also teaches in the University of NSW (UNSW) Foundation Studies program in China. He has expertise and experience in a wide range of areas including knowledge management (KM), environmental management, program and project management, writing and editing, stakeholder engagement, communications, and research. Bruce holds a Master of Environmental Management with Distinction and a Certificate of Technology (Electronics). With a demonstrated ability to identify and implement innovative solutions to social and ecological complexity, Bruce's many career highlights include establishing RealKM Magazine as an award-winning resource for knowledge managers, using agile and knowledge management approaches to oversee the implementation of an award-winning $77.4 million river recovery program in western Sydney on time and under budget, leading a knowledge strategy process for Australia's 56 natural resource management (NRM) regional organisations, pioneering collaborative learning and governance approaches to support communities to sustainably manage landscapes and catchments, and initiating and teaching two new knowledge management subjects at Shanxi University in China.

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