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

    • November 27, 2022
      "Everything dies, including information" / uncertainty and preservation of knowledge
      "Everything dies, including information" – nice piece from Erik Sherman in MIT Technology Review: https://www.technologyreview.com/2022/10/26/1061308/death-of-information-digitization: …
    • November 25, 2022
      Re: Yammer for True Communities of Practice
      I share your concerns. We can only try and keep educating the Yammer/Viva Engage new users….
    • November 25, 2022
      Re: Yammer for True Communities of Practice
      It requires some work and I can't say it's working perfectly.  The challenge has very little to do with the tool and more to do with having a common understanding of what it takes to develop …
    • November 25, 2022
      Re: Yammer for True Communities of Practice
      Yes, Viva  Engage, which is basically how you experience Yammer in Teams, is generally available. There will be new premium features released early next year, but the name and look and feel change fro …
    • November 25, 2022
      Re: Yammer for True Communities of Practice
      Hi allIs Viva Engage up and running 100% as a means of CoPs and knowledge sharing? I heard otherwise. Thank you. Hamish
    • November 23, 2022
      Invitation to free virtual seminar on the future of KM
      2nd Virtual Mini-Symposium Future Paths of Knowledge Management: How Do Spirituality, Calling and Knowledge Management Fit Together? The virtual mini symposium will be held online via Zoom, participat …
    • November 21, 2022
      Re: Yammer for True Communities of Practice
      Oh… I forgot to let those on the list interested ion Yammer/Viva Engage we have the Yammer festival running again this year in December https://www.swoopanalytics.com/events/yammer-community-festiva …
    • November 20, 2022
      Re: Yammer for True Communities of Practice
      HI all,Sorry that I'm a little late to this conversation, despite being a long term KMer …. I'm a co-founder and Chief Scientist at SWOOP Analytics and a co-author of our benchmarking repo …
    • November 19, 2022
      Re: Yammer for True Communities of Practice
      Hi everyone,We have used Yammer extensively for communities of practice that are focused on our technical practice areas but also for communities of interests, including ERGs (enterprise resource grou …
    • November 18, 2022
      Re: Yammer for True Communities of Practice
      Hi Kim – We also use Yammer, Teams and SharePoint to drive our Communities of Practice strategy forward.  We developed a governance around when to use Yammer and when not – as well as how to cross col …

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