KM Australia 2008

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KM Australia 2008 ( – Moving forward with an enterprise approach to knowledge, information and digital cultures , 21-23 July 2008, Melbourne Convention Centre

Ark Group Australia has confirmed the speaker line-up and range of sessions for 5th annual KM Australia conference, taking place 21-23 July at Melbourne Convention Centre. Mixing a range of international keynote presentations, local and international practitioner case studies, sponsor-led client case studies and interactive sessions, this year’s conference aims to provide a practical and participatory experience for attendees.

The headlining keynotes on knowledge management issues will be:

  • Hideo Yamazaki, Senior Researcher at Nomura Research Institute
  • Thomas Friemel, Research Scientist at the University of Zurich
  •  Dan Connelly, a W3C Research Scientist.

They will be exploring the topics of utilising intranet-based social networking, applying social network analysis to KM, and knowledge management and web scale respectively.

  • Jeff Kelly, Director of Education Solutions for Hinchcliffe and Company’s Web 2.0 University, will explore content management applications of social media
  • Gene Smith from nForm User Experience will discuss anticipated developments in the field of information architecture over the next five years.

Relevant Blogs: Please note that we’ll providing links to more of our speakers blogs on the website and upcoming emails, so you can learn more about what KM Australia 2008 will offer

The knowledge, culture and collaboration stream includes case studies by:

  •  BAE Systems Anecdote
  • Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Minot State University
  • Medibank Private

Whilst the content strategy and digital cultures stream will feature practitioners from:

  • Sensis
  • The Department of Innovation, Industry and Regional Development
  • News Digital Media
  • The University of New South Wales
  • The University of Sydney,
  • Signified
  • Via Media Communications
  • The Department of Further Education, Employment, Science and Technology.

Case study topics will range from communities of practice; creating a service culture through better management of knowledge; storytelling and knowledge sharing; and understanding the principles of information management; to using classification schemes to enhance discovery; optimising the accessibility of content and enhancing user experience; Web 2.0 in a 1.0 world; and managing digital rights for online information exchange.

Confirmed sponsors: Vignette, netcat, Author-it and Objective will provide practical evidence of how their technology is assisting organisations to manage knowledge and content more effectively and will also be available to discuss technology developments and options in the exhibition space at the conference.

The event also features eight interactive post-conference masterclasses facilitated by several of the above presenters, with the addition of a classification masterclass by Sensory7.

Please email to receive the full brochure and register for the event.  The masterclasses have a strict limit on the number of attendee’s, so we advise that you book early for them.

All the best,
Ark KM Research Team

  • This event is also supported by: AAIS, DAMA, DWAA, HKAIS, RMAA, HK Knowledge Management Society, TCANZ, KMPro, ALIA, KM Talk, ASTC Vic, ASTC NSW, Society of Business Communicators (Queensland) Inc., KMDC, AIIA, IIM
  • Media Partners are: IDM, Inside Knowledge, Strategic Path Business Data Management, Government News
  • Online Partners are: Gurteen, The Content Wrangler, CMS Watch
  • Official CoPs: actKM Forum, KM Yahoo

Remember, if you are member of any of these 26 organisations you will receive a 15% discount if you register early.