SIKM Leaders Community

SIKM Leaders Community

The SIKM Leaders Community, originally named the Systems Integration Knowledge Management Leaders Community, is a community of Knowledge Management leaders from firms around the world. It was created in 2005 by Stan Garfield for Systems Integration and Consulting firms, but soon expanded to include all Knowledge Management leaders. The goal is to share experiences and insights on implementing Knowledge Management programs.

Stan, who is still leading the community, was Community Evangelist at Deloitte Global Knowledge Services and Worldwide Knowledge Management Lead at Hewlett Packard and Compaq Computer Corp. He is now retired, acting as author, speaker and community leader in the field of Knowledge Management.

The Systems Integration KM Leaders Community offers the following Knowledge Management education and training opportunities:

Chapters

  • SIKM Global Group (start: Aug 2005)
    • SIKM Community Champions
  • SIKM Boston Chapter (start: Jan 2009)
  • SIKM NYC Group (Dec 2015 – Dec 2016)
  • SIKM San Francisco Bay Area Group (start: Sep 2018)

Training

  • Would you like to have a KM MENTOR? Peer Mentoring Programme for KM practitioners (start: 2023; w. KM4Dev)
      Feb 2024: KM Peer Mentoring Pilot Debrief

Conferences

  • Midwest Knowledge Management (KM) Symposium*
    (Organizer: Midwest KM Community; Pioneer Knowledge Services)

Meetings

  • Monthly SIKM Leaders Community Calls
    List of Community Calls
    Usually on the third Tuesday of the month; Meeting platform; Member access to schedule w. links to past calls’ follow-ups (incl. slides, recordings, etc.; Registration required!); Since 2017 supported by Susan Ostreicher

  • Chapter meetings
    List of Meetings
  • SIKM Peer Assists, Knowledge Cafes, Fishbowls, etc.
  • Get-togethers @ KM events (mainly at KMWorld conference)
    • 13th SIKM Leaders Community Get-together at KMWorld, Nov 9, 2022
    • 12th SIKM Leaders Community Dinner/Meetup at KMWorld, Nov 16, 2020 (Orga: Susan Hanley)
    • 11th SIKM Leaders Community Dinner at KMWorld, Nov 6, 2019 (Orga: Susan Hanley, Arno Boersma, Neesham Spitzberg)
    • 10th SIKM Leaders Community Dinner at KMWorld, Nov 7, 2018 (Orga: Susan Hanley)
    • 9th SIKM Leaders Community Dinner at KMWorld, Nov 7, 2017 (Orga: Susan Hanley)
    • 8th SIKM Leaders Community Dinner at KMWorld, Nov 16, 2016 (Orga: Susan Hanley)
    • 7th SIKM Leaders Community Dinner at KMWorld, Nov 3, 2015 (Orga: Arno Boersma and Neesham Spitzberg)
    • 6th SIKM Leaders Community Dinner at KMWorld, Nov 6, 2014 (Orga: Susan Hanley)
    • 5th SIKM Leaders Community Dinner at KMWorld, Nov 6, 2013 (Orga: Susan Hanley)
    • (informal) APQC KM Conference SIKM Leaders Community Dinner, May 2, 2013
    • 4th SIKM Leaders Community Dinner at KMWorld, Oct 18, 2012 (Orga: Susan Hanley)
    • APQC KM Conference SIKM Leaders Community Dinner, Apr 26, 2012 (Orga.: Linda Hummel)
    • 3th SIKM Leaders Community Dinner at KMWorld, Nov 2, 2011 (Orga: Susan Hanley)
      (joint event with the Knowledge Management Education Forum)
    • 2nd SIKM Leaders Community Dinner at KMWorld, Nov 17, 2010 (Orga: Susan Hanley)
    • 1st SIKM Leaders Community Dinner at KMWorld, Nov 17, 2009 (Orga: Susan Hanley)
  • Group Conversations
    Latest conversations

    • May 17, 2024
      Re: Is search/retrieval the biggest problem right now in KM, or is it something else?
      Hi MacLain – My two cents:I think search is an easy target to say it's the biggest problem (or at least the most significant weak spot in a KM solution).  However, I think it is really a problem …
    • May 17, 2024
      Is search/retrieval the biggest problem right now in KM, or is it something else?
      I just came across this paper from SAP in 2007 about Project Management Knowledge Management. https://www.pmi.org/learning/library/knowledge-management-standards-leadership-7399In talking about addres …
    • May 17, 2024
      Re: Sales/Service/Success KM Programs – Comparative Metrics
      Hi Christianne,Nice to meet you. I lead the KM programme at the European Medicines Agency, and I have metrics you might be interested in. Let's connect and share our knowledge. :-)- Ivett
    • May 16, 2024
      Re: How to Contribute to This Community
      Thanks for the helpful list of tips and list of local chapters, too. SIKM Boston is active and meeting monthly, third Thursdays, 8-10 (or so) Eastern, mostly remotely. "Boston" is more of an …
    • May 16, 2024
      Sales/Service/Success KM Programs – Comparative Metrics
      Hello all,I lead the enterprise knowledge management program at Getty Images (1,800 employees globally) and am currently working with our commercial organization (Global Sales, Customer Service, Custo …
    • May 15, 2024
      Re: A KM AI?
      Hi Rachad,This is amazing. Thanks for sharing. I loved the whole session. I have a question about chunking data before embedding. Did you also work on chunking data before embedding?  I do feel it is …
    • May 14, 2024
      KM Senior Product Lead at Deloitte
      We're looking to fill a global role with a Manager or Senior Manager level person from Canada or the UK. You'll work primarily remotely and own a portion of our internal Knowledge Management …
    • May 14, 2024
      Re: How to Contribute to This Community
      On Fri, May 10, 2024 at 12:45 PM, Linda Lavelle wrote: Is there a directory of local chapters available? From my list of KM Communities, here are ten (not all are still active): 1.     Atlanta: Atlant …
    • May 14, 2024
      Re: A KM AI?
      Hi Stan, I appreciate the quick response and help. For now (PoC), I would request the export of 'member list', 'messages' and 'hashtags'. The moderator role will be neede …
    • May 14, 2024
      Re: A KM AI?
      On Tue, May 14, 2024 at 07:14 AM, Rachad Najjar wrote: I was confronted with one limitation: I couldn't export all the messages from the SIKM group and have them locally on my machine for AI trai …

Web Channels

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