Confessions of a Knowledge Manager

“I can’t find the sodding thing that I’m looking for!”

It’s the type of exclamation you most certainly want to minimize in your firm. Right? We’ve dipped into our archive and happily returned to Andrew Trickett, his impassioned commitment to Knowledge Management, his belief in reciprocal altruism, and his solutions for minimizing such exclamations.

Andrew is Global Rail Knowledge & Information Manager at Arup. In this video, he shares how he has used his 13 years of experience in the field of Knowledge Management to meet three very important objectives:

1) Improved Profitability
2) Happier Employees
3) Less Divorce

Clearly, the implications of a healthy Knowledge Management program, fueled by a leader with a passion for his pursuit, goes well beyond the workplace.

Andrew gave this talk at KA Connect 2013 and it has been one of the most watched talks in our archive over the last several years. We hope you enjoy it as well.

Tales from the Field: Confessions of a Knowledge Manager

Andrew Trickett of Arup at KA Connect 2013

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KA Connect 2013 talks are now available online.

KA Connect 2013 Speakers

We just posted the talks from KA Connect 2013. Watch them here.

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What do YOU want to talk about at KA Connect 2013?

KA Connect 2013 is one week from tomorrow. We’re really excited about the quality, diversity, and passion of our speakers.

Equally important are this year’s cohort of attendees. We have almost 150 people attending KA Connect this year. What a great group!

What’s a Hangout?

We’ll be running four hour-long Hangouts at KA Connect 2013 — two sessions in the middle of both days.

Attendees of prior conferences have asked for “conference infrastructure” to help them connect with people who want to talk about the topics that they are passionate about. We tried this for the first time at KA Connect 2012 and it was a big success, so we’re bringing it back.

Each table at KA Connect 2013 will have a number. During the Hangouts, we’ll put suggested topics up on the main conference screen and assign those topics to table numbers. Here’s the cool part — conference attendees will suggest the Hangout topics and moderate the discussions.

What makes for a good Hangout topic?

What burning issues are keeping you up at night? What ideas, technologies, or strategies are you most excited about heading into 2013? Or most curious about?

Hangouts are meant to be very fluid and dynamic discussions with your peers. They are not presentations.

To get you thinking, I have pulled together some Hangout topics from KA Connect 2012:

  • Funding R+D
  • Do Innovation Competition Programs Work?
  • The role of the CEO in a Connected Practice.
  • Using Social Media on Projects
  • Social Media successes, failures, and lessons learned.
  • How do Generations X, Y & Z affect your firm?
  • What does a successful Intranet/KM team look like?
  • Cloud Computing Challenges and Opportunities.
  • What book are you reading?

How to share your Hangout Topics with us

We’re ready to start collecting topics now. You can submit your idea in one of three ways:

1) Via Twitter using the #KAConnect2013 hashtag.
2) E-mail us at connect@knowledge-architecture.com.
3) Come to the KA Connect 2013 Information Booth during the conference and tell us in person.

So, what do YOU want to talk about at KA Connect 2013?

Posted: April 29th, 2013 | Filed under: All Posts | Tags: | Comments Off on What do YOU want to talk about at KA Connect 2013?

KA Connect 2013 is just two months away

KA Connect 2013 is two months from today and we’re looking forward to connecting with our clients, partners, and friends for our fourth annual conference. (That’s right, fourth. I don’t know how that happened so fast.)

We’ve had record registration this year, which I think speaks to the quality of past events as well as this year’s program.

If you are already registered, we’ll see you in May. If you haven’t registered yet, we hope you will join us.

http://www.ka-connect.com/conference.php

Have a great week,
Chris

Posted: March 6th, 2013 | Filed under: All Posts | Tags: | Comments Off on KA Connect 2013 is just two months away

12 Reasons to Attend KA Connect 2013


“The Social Building”
David Marks, CEO, TEECOM

“The Landscape of Thought Leadership in the Built Environment Professions”
Amanda Walter, Owner, Walter Communications

“EYP’s AE16 Platform: Connecting Generations, Disciplines, & Knowledge”
Brad Horst, Chief Information Officer, Einhorn Yaffee Prescott
John Pocorobba, Chief Operations Officer, Einhorn Yaffee Prescott

“Crowdsourced Urbanism: Engaging Communities and Building Better Cities”
Zach Flanders, Urban Planner, BNIM

“Building a Knowledge-Based Practice in the Digital Age”
Carl Davis, President and CEO, Array Healthcare Facilities Solutions

“Connecting Engineers”
Pardeep Jhutti, Project Engineer, Degenkolb Engineers

“Communications and Knowledge Management: Evolution to Revolution”
Susan Stewart, Global Strategic Development and Change Manager, Woods Bagot

“Making Big Data Meaningful at Fehr & Peers”
Matt Henry, President and CEO, Fehr & Peers

“R&D at Weidlinger: Past, Present, and Future”
Raymond Daddazio, President and CEO, Weidlinger Associates

“Secrets of Highly Connected Practices”
Christopher Parsons, Founder and CEO, Knowledge Architecture

“DLRUniversity: Design Culture – Culture Connections”
Griff Davenport, Managing Principal, DLR Group

About KA Connect 2013

KA Connect 2013, our annual conference, will take place at San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Center for the Arts on May 7th and 8th, 2013.

Our focus next year will be on Connected Practices–architecture and engineering firms who integrate research and development, thought leadership marketing, and knowledge management to develop and sustain a competitive advantage over their more siloed competition.

Senior and emerging leaders from top AEC firms will tell us how they are connecting systems, people, and ideas to make their firms more efficient, engaging, and competitive.

Join us for a fun and dynamic event filled with short talks, collaborative discussion groups, and networking with some of the smartest folks in the industry.

Posted: November 14th, 2012 | Filed under: All Posts | Tags: | Comments Off on 12 Reasons to Attend KA Connect 2013

Save the Date :: KA Connect 2013

Golden Gate Bridge

KA Connect 2013, our annual conference, will take place at San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Center for the Arts on May 7th and 8th, 2013.

We’ll be announcing speakers, program details, and hotel information throughout the fall.

Take advantage of early registration pricing while we plan.

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