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 26, 2024
      Re: News: Microsoft retiring Viva Topics in one year
      Hi Tom –   I suspect we agree on both points, and I wasn’t sufficiently precise.  I agree with a degree of distain for “automatic.”  As you state it’s not truly automatic.  It takes training and ideal …
    • February 26, 2024
      Re: News: Microsoft retiring Viva Topics in one year
      Hi Rob, Agree on one point, disagree on another. Disagree on automatic classifiers not being as accurate as humans. Agree that a hybrid of human-automatic is best. I’ve been working with “automatic” c …
    • February 26, 2024
      Re: News: Microsoft retiring Viva Topics in one year
      Rob,Leave out the yeast!?!  Excellent metaphor. Thanks for a great chuckle on a Monday morning!MadelynMADELYN BLAIR, PHD#Resilience Mentor| Words @Psychtoday | Faculty @Columbia | TV Show Host of #Unl …
    • February 26, 2024
      Re: News: Microsoft retiring Viva Topics in one year
      Madelyn –   You’ll get no argument from me on that point.  If you look at the expansion of data and information that we need to process the concept that you’re going to obsolete the very people with t …
    • February 26, 2024
      Re: News: Microsoft retiring Viva Topics in one year
      Rob,Your comment "we gutted corporate librarians in the 1990s" is reflective of general ignorance of the potential of librarians and the enormous value they offer as they know (a) how to lea …
    • February 26, 2024
      Re: News: Microsoft retiring Viva Topics in one year
      Hi Barbara –   First, let me affirm my agreement with your statement that KM isn’t tools.  It’s an important and often missed point.   With regard to Viva Topics, Syntex, et all, my perspective is tha …
    • February 26, 2024
      Re: News: Microsoft retiring Viva Topics in one year
      As one of the early adopters of Viva Topics it is certainly frustrating to see a project with this potential being discontinued. As others have observed the alternatives being proposed are not knowled …
    • February 26, 2024
      Re: News: Microsoft retiring Viva Topics in one year
      What Microsoft is presenting as its "KM tools" in the wake of Viva Topics' retirement does not replace the need for a KM strategy. Knowledge Management isn't a suite of tools.  I …
    • February 26, 2024
      Re: News: Microsoft retiring Viva Topics in one year
      Good morning,For those of you actively using or piloting Viva Topics, how do you plan to move forward? Would you just interrupt it or would you look into potential alternatives available on the market …
    • February 25, 2024
      Re: DAP is the magic tool many KM experts don't know yet!!!
      Hi Ben,Thank you for your input! Nothing in life comes for free, so you are correct that regression testing and script upkeep may be required for some DAP solutions. With the advancement of AI, some D …

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