Announcing our Keynote Speakers for KA Connect 2016

KA Connect 2016

Our next conference, KA Connect 2016, will take place at San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Center for the Arts on May 10th and 11th.

We are happy to announce Ed Hoffman, Carla O’Dell, and Rachel Happe as our keynote speakers. They are wonderful speakers, experts in their fields, and each will lend a valuable industry outsider’s perspective to our AEC knowledge management community. We’re certainly looking forward to their talks.

If you are passionate about helping your AEC firm find, share, and manage knowledge more effectively, this is the conference for you.

We hope you’ll join us.

Launching NASA Knowledge Management Program

Ed Hoffman

Ed Hoffman

Dr. Ed Hoffman is NASA’s Chief Knowledge Officer. He works within NASA as well as with leaders of industry, academia, professional associations, and other government agencies to develop the agency’s capabilities in program and project management and engineering.

Dr. Hoffman has written numerous journal articles, co-authored Shared Voyage: Learning and Unlearning from Remarkable Projects (NASA, 2005) and Project Management Success Stories: Lessons of Project Leaders (Wiley, 2000), and speaks frequently at conferences and associations. He serves as adjunct faculty at Columbia University and The George Washington University.

He holds a Doctorate, as well as Master of Arts and Master of Science degrees from Columbia University in the area of social and organizational psychology. Dr. Hoffman received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Brooklyn College in 1981.

If Only We Knew What We Know: The New Edge in Knowledge Management

Carla O'Dell

Carla O’Dell

As one of the chief gurus in knowledge management (KM), celebrated author of three best-selling books and the driving force for dozens of leading edge research projects, Carla O’Dell is at the epicenter of the best and brightest in KM. As CEO of APQC, an award winning, member-based nonprofit institution founded in 1977 and serving Global 1000, government, and nonprofit organizations, Carla has a unique perspective about what really matters in KM and how to make it work.

Carla is author of The Executive’s Role in Knowledge Management (APQC, 2004) and coauthor with C. Jackson Grayson of If Only We Knew What We Know: The Transfer of Internal Knowledge and Best Practice (Free Press, 1998), which Tom Peters called ‘the best business book of the year’. Carla O’Dell and Cindy Hubert, both leaders of APQC, recently released the definitive book on implementing a knowledge management (KM) program, The New Edge in Knowledge: How Knowledge Management is Changing the Way We Do Business (Wiley, 2011).

Carla has a bachelor’s degree from Stanford University, a master’s from the University of Oregon, and a doctorate in organizational psychology from the University of Houston.

Architecting a Collaborative Culture Using TheCR’s Working Out Loud Framework

Rachel Happe

Rachel Happe

Rachel Happe is a Co-Founder and Principal at The Community Roundtable, a company dedicated to advancing the business of community. The Community Roundtable provides education, training, benchmarking, and advisory services to community and social business leaders.

Rachel co-founded The Community Roundtable to support business leaders developing their community and social business strategies. Clients including SAP, Aetna, BASF, CA, and H&R Block benefit from Rachel’s ability to make sense of abstract trends and her ability to see the implications that technical and operational decisions can have on people and processes.

Rachel has served as a product executive at Mzinga, Bitpass, & IDe, and as IDC’s first analyst covering social technologies. She has over twenty years of experience working with emerging technologies including enterprise social networking, eCommerce, and enterprise software applications.

About KA Connect 2016

KA Connect 2016 is a knowledge management conference for the AEC industry.

Senior and emerging leaders from top AEC firms will gather to learn strategies and tactics for building highly connected practices. A wide range of experts will share their knowledge through case studies and panel discussions. Attendees will have ample time to network and collaborate with their peers in breakout groups.

KA Connect 2016 will take place at San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Center for the Arts on May 10th and 11th, 2016.

Early Registration Is Now Open

We’ll be pulling together the program for next year’s conference over the next several months. Take advantage of early registration pricing while we plan.

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