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

    • December 9, 2022
      Re: Starter Kit for CoPs
      Additional replies in this LinkedIn thread.
    • December 8, 2022
      Re: SNA software: any idea of the investment?
      In addition to the book mentioned by Patrick Lambe. I also found the following two books to be helpful from a practical standpoint in using the tools: Hanneman, R. A., & Riddle, M. (2005). Introdu …
    • December 7, 2022
      Re: The AI view of KM
      This article from my friend Arnold Kling is relevant to this thread.AI has trouble recognizing meAnd so is this one by Ben Thompson.AI Homework
    • December 7, 2022
      Re: SNA software: any idea of the investment?
      Hello Eugene,I am fascinating about SNA as well, and I think that it would solve a lot of "pain points" in a KM journey, but it is true that it encompass so many factors to be taken into con …
    • December 7, 2022
      Re: SNA software: any idea of the investment?
      Hi Ginetta – Rob Cross’ book with Andrew Parker – The Hidden Power of Social Networks – is a must read for how to use SNA responsibly and effectively, and some of the potential pitfalls (a) around not …
    • December 7, 2022
      Re: SNA software: any idea of the investment?
      Interesting insights Tom. I am wondering if you can share more about your experience in applying it in a business setting? What are the big challenges and the pain points? What potential pitfalls does …
    • December 7, 2022
      Re: SNA software: any idea of the investment?
      Hello Valdis,thank you for the answer and the links about your company. Let me investigate a bit more, we are at the begin of the KM journey.All the best,Ginetta
    • December 7, 2022
      Re: SNA software: any idea of the investment?
      Good morning Jennilyn,thank you for your suggestions; indeed I did not know those sources. I will investigate more.All the best,Ginetta– Ginetta GueliInformation & Knowledge Manager | Project Man …
    • December 6, 2022
      Re: The AI view of KM
      I teach students how to think by having them write reports rather than essays (in the report that have to state what they did, what were the results, what they learned, and how it relates to the class …
    • December 6, 2022
      Re: The AI view of KM
      In the past, essays were a byproduct of teaching that proved people could think. Nowadays, it's a byproduct of a few keystrokes. So schools need to change and find new ways to teach people how to …

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