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

    • February 21, 2024
      Curating content from multiple sources with different content types into one experience
      Hello everyone.  Does anyone have an experience automatically bringing content for a specific topic from many different sources into one view? (Without taxonomy being available across all these proper …
    • February 21, 2024
      Machine-captured contents in KM context
      Dear members,I have an upcoming need to capture summaries from academic journals into bite-sized learning contents specifically for inspirational purposes (twitter-like contents pushed to users)Curren …
    • February 20, 2024
      Re: AI Horror Stories
      Chatbots and other "AI" techs that "learn" through algorithms and inputs have been around for decades. It's just databases, programming, algorithms, "if, then" state …
    • February 20, 2024
      Re: AI Horror Stories
      Interesting, Phil.  Here’s a similar story about a chatbot at a GM dealership — that recommended the purchase of a rival brand:  https://www.freep.com/story/money/cars/general-motors/2023/12/19/chevy …
    • February 20, 2024
      Re: February 2024 SIKM Call: Harold Jarche – Sensemaking in Complexity
      Today we held our 222nd monthly call. Thanks to Harold for presenting, to those who asked questions, and to all those who attended.Here are the details of the call: February 20, 2024 SIKM Call: Harold …
    • February 20, 2024
      LinkedIn – Slack integration
      Hi, Firstly, I am finding the knowledge that flows in this community to be fascinating and really useful.I am trying to find a way of integrating Linked-In posts with Slack at a company level. Any pos …
    • February 20, 2024
      Re: AI Horror Stories
      Great topic and very timely. However, I think it is important to not just look for the deficiencies or vulnerabilities in different AI solutions but perhaps it is also (here as in every part of our li …
    • February 20, 2024
      Re: AI Horror Stories
      AI hallucinations are a known and documented phenomenon, for what its worth, what I really think is happening is that the algorithm/models being used in AI are making links that we didn't anticip …
    • February 19, 2024
      Re: AI Horror Stories
      In that scenario they might also be interested in a Nigerian prince who wants to provide millions for a small investment!Anti-AI propaganda is weird, it's just a tool to utilize and will eventual …
    • February 19, 2024
      AI Horror Stories
      Air Canada chatbot promised a discount. Now the airline has to pay it. By Kyle Melnick, February 18, 2024 at 8:35 p.m. EST (Washington Post) He received assistance from a chatbot, which told him the a …

Web Channels

SIKM on Groups.io (discussion forum) SIKM on freeconferencecall (videoconferencing) SIKM on slideshare (documents) SIKM Boston on PBworks (wiki) SIKM Boston on twitter (microblogging)
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