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)

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, 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

    • January 31, 2023
      Re: KM and AI: Use cases now and in the future?
      Try to make a computer behave more like a human and surprise!  It's math skills deteriorate.  :)https://mackinstitute.wharton.upenn.edu/wp-content/uploads/2023/01/Christian-Terwiesch-Chat-GTP.pdf …
    • January 31, 2023
      Re: Looking for a global benchmark on knowledge transfer
      Greetings from Bangladesh. This World Bank Handbook could be customized for knowledge-sharing initiatives.https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/bitstream/handle/10986/25320/9781464809439.pdf?sequence=2 …
    • January 30, 2023
      Re: Looking for a global benchmark on knowledge transfer
      Tangential, perhaps, to KM in some ways, but this, from Harvard Business School's Business History Initiative, reminds me of the conversation about Shell's ROCK (Retention of Critical Knowle …
    • January 30, 2023
      Re: Artillery repair on the Ukrainian battlefield: KM?
      @Dennis – what L&D/KM discussion are you referring to? I didn't see anything in Mark's post on this thread mentioning L&D. Confused. — -Tom– Tom Short ConsultingTSC+1 415 300 7457 …
    • January 30, 2023
      Re: Artillery repair on the Ukrainian battlefield: KM?
      Mark Britz,I have always appreciated your candor and willingness to explore outside-the-box ideas so decided to respond to your post, so would like to address the KM / L&D discussion. According to …
    • January 30, 2023
      Re: Artillery repair on the Ukrainian battlefield: KM?
      @Dave wrote: KM people keep designing systems based on how they think things should happen rather than creating capability from which that can evolve. Exactly this. Or as we used to say back in my IBM …
    • January 30, 2023
      Re: Artillery repair on the Ukrainian battlefield: KM?
      Dave, you make a REALLY solid point. "KM people keep designing systems based on how they think things should happen rather than creating capability from which that can evolve.". It's ce …
    • January 30, 2023
      Re: Artillery repair on the Ukrainian battlefield: KM?
      This raised a lot of issues – including the danger of using private devises which can make you a target if the enemy are monitoring.  My own view on this is that you create objects and define interact …
    • January 30, 2023
      Re: Artillery repair on the Ukrainian battlefield: KM?
      Thanks Tom for the interesting questions and responses from Murray and Matt.Can technology alone drive KM-like behavior under the right circumstances?I’m not sure I’d use the word drive – technology/t …
    • January 30, 2023
      Re: Artillery repair on the Ukrainian battlefield: KM?
      I find Tom's second question – "Is it still KM if workers are exhibiting KM-like behavior that evolved organically out of necessity?" – the most fascinating.  Murray's response sou …

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