KM Asia 2012

Venue: Singapore

Location: Singapore, Singapore

Event Date/Time: Nov 06, 2012 End Date/Time: Nov 08, 2012
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KM Asia has a twelve year track record of delivering insights from the cutting edge of global management thinking direct to Singapore and the wider Asian region. To guarantee success, however, these strategies must be adapted for the Asian context and account must be taken of the unique cultures of the Asian continent. That is why we have invited senior knowledge practitioners, representing government and private sector organisations, from countries which include Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, India and Japan, to tell their stories about knowledge management in practice at KM Asia. What worked? What went wrong? What was it necessary to adapt to suit their organisational culture?
Knowledge has been a strategic enabler of efficiency, effectiveness and innovation in some organisations for some years. Now it is time to give KM its rightful place with the strategic attention it deserves in your organisation. So the first day of KM Asia 2012 will focus on demonstrating and delivering the value from KM. It will be a hard-nosed look at how to make KM work for your business in terms of both cost savings and forward thinking innovation for differentiation.
KM cannot possibly deliver a competitive edge unless you bring your people with you, and nowhere is this more true than in Asia, where the cultural context can often make conversations and knowledge sharing harder. So day two will be intensively focused on the people management side of KM, including how to encourage employee contribution and overcome barriers to implementation.
KM Asia’s reputation has preceded it so this year we are delighted to announce a five-strong keynote programme.
•Giora Hadar, Knowledge Architect at the Federal Aviation Administration will fly in from Washington, USA to share with you his studies on generational differences•Dave Snowden will be with us in person this year, back by popular demand, and will make not one, but two, keynote addresses, one on attracting strategic attention and the second on innovation•David Gurteen returns to KM Asia for the first time in three years, by popular demand. David will extract meaningful insights for KM from a story by Vietnamese aid workers about positive deviance. He will also co-facilitate a knowledge café and will co-chair the two-day conference with Karuna Ramanathan•Ron Young returns to KM Asia by popular demand to look at the relationship between knowledge and innovation in the context of planning for the establishment of the ASEAN community in 2015•Last but not least, Singapore’s own resident KM guru, Patrick Lambe, will share his insights into high stakes knowledge managementAdditionally, the 2012 programme includes eight case studies of knowledge management in action in the Asia region.
At KM Asia, we know that you don’t want to sit in PowerPoint presentations all day without the chance to share your views and insights or network with your peers, so this year’s conference will feature a conversational style of chairing directed by David Gurteen and Karuna Ramanathan of the Singapore Armed Forces. Furthermore, at the end of day one, you will have the chance to participate in an extended knowledge café session, led by David and Karuna, where you can exchange ideas on how you can better demonstrate the value of your KM work when you return to the office
Finally don’t forget to choose the two workshop topics that are most pertinent to your job role on the third day to complete your personalised programme of in-depth learning and interaction. Choose from our programme of ten different topic options, all led by experienced facilitators.
KM Asia 2012 features more local and regional practical insights than ever before. If you are working in knowledge management in the Asian region then this is the place to come to connect with your peers from across the continent. Not only will you benefit from cutting edge global thought leadership but you will also have the opportunity to discuss, in practical terms, how you can implement new ideas to deliver strategic value for your own organisation.