KM Asia 2013

Organization: Ark Group

Venue: Orchard Hotel Singapore

Location: Singapore, Singapore

Event Date/Time: Nov 12, 2013 / 9:00 am - (GMT) End Date/Time: Nov 14, 2013 / 4:30 pm - (GMT)
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Pan-Asian Knowledge Sharing KM Asia is the only truly pan-Asian knowledge management conference. This year, be inspired by speakers from countries at varying stages of their KM journey including Singapore; Hong Kong; Malaysia; Taiwan; Korea; India; Russia; Israel; the UK and the United States. Find out how they have tackled cultural differences.

Fifteen Case Studies KM Asia has a thirteen year track record in bringing you the best-in-breed knowledge management practitioner case studies. The 2013 event will be no exception with fifteen case studies included on the programme, thirteen of are from the Asian continent and five are MAKE award winners; three Asian and two global.

Private Sector Insight KM Asia has a reputation for bringing you insight into the applications of KM in large private sector companies. This year, hear from Asia’s leading communications group, Singapore’s own, SingTel; US based oilfield services company Baker Hughes; the most globally integrated professional services organisation, EY; India’s Tata Chemicals, which provides key ingredients to some of the world’s largest manufacturers, and Larsen & Toubro one of India’s largest and most respected private companies. You can also hear from:

  • Arup, the company that worked on the Sydney Opera House, Centre Pompidou (Paris) and the 2008 Olympics in Beijing
  • Khazanah Nasional Berhad, the Government of Malaysia’s strategic investment fund
  • Zul Rafique & partners, Malaysia Deal Firm of the Year and Malaysia Firm of the Year*
  • Capital Motors Inc, the largest distributor of Mercedes Benz in Taiwan

World-Leading Singapore Government Speakers The world looks to Singapore as a model of government efficiency, as the city-state provides much speedier services to its citizens, both online and offline than has yet been achieved elsewhere in the world. At this year’s KM Asia hear from three Singapore government bodies about their cutting edge initiatives – the Prime Minister’s Office on what the government can learn from social media; the Republic of Singapore Air Force on communicating with the next generation and the Infocomm Development Agency of Singapore (IDA) on enterprise social networks. These presentations will take you ahead to the next level, giving you insight into how to do social business in Asia.

Engage Your Leadership; Engage Your Colleagues This year’s research shows that many knowledge managers in Asia are facing a common and fundamental challenge – how to engage people with KM at the very basic level. It might be about how you get your colleagues or your front line staff to give your KM initiative the time of day, or it might be how you get your CEO to care about KM. All of this year’s speakers have been briefed to tackle an aspect of this critical theme of engagement, whether their individual strategic approaches have centred on leadership; motivation; communication, reward or culture change. The aim is that you will leave the conference with new ideas and inspiration for tackling engagement in your own organisation, having heard a number of stories from public and private sector organisations from the Asian continent and beyond.

Innovation, Value Creation And Knowledge Retention It has been said that Singapore itself is currently in the innovation phase of its knowledge management journey. The relationship between KM and innovation is certainly a complex one but as companies look to take a path forward out of the global financial crisis; and governments look to achieve efficient public services, those organisations that innovate will be the ones that thrive. Engagement is always easier when you can demonstrate value creation. And knowledge retention and continuity remain at the forefront because of the retiring generation, as well as because of retrenchment. All of these topics will be covered in addition to the main theme of engagement on the KM Asia 2013 programme, to ensure that all topical aspects of managing knowledge are addressed.

Learn Through Conversation And Stories In response to our survey, you told us that you would get most benefit from a mixed participatory style of learning. At KM Asia 2013 the stories our speakers tell will be balanced with the opportunity to engage and share your own experiences during our post-speaker conversations; as well as during the 75 minute knowledge café at the end of day one, on the subject of engagement and during the interactive reflective learning event at the end of day two. These will be led by two world experts in conversation; David Gurteen and Nancy Dixon respectively.

Thought Leadership From The International Stage To complement our carefully selected series of practical case studies, KM Asia will live up to its reputation in bringing you the latest thought leadership on KM from around the globe. This year, Nancy Dixon, conversational expert, joins us for the first time from the United States of America while Dave Snowden, David Gurteen and Ron Young return by popular demand to bring you their latest thinking from Europe, all with the aim of developing the knowledge management agenda in Asia.

Select Your Own Learning Programme We have always believed in allowing you to build your own learning schedule at KM Asia and our third workshop based day allows you to delve deeper into those topics covered during the main conference that will be most relevant to your own particular job situation. So, whether you want to find out more about sensemaking; using gamification for KM; conversation techniques; value creation; co-creation or intrusive versus non-intrusive KM programmes, you can select two three-hour workshops to plan a day of learning that will be most beneficial to you. Or you may choose to attend the workshop on KM Maturity Models, which will be facilitated by one of the authors of the book Knowledge Management Initiatives in Singapore.


442 Orchard Road


Ark Group