Dave is an internationally renowned authority on complexity and knowledge management. He has kindly agreed to spend an evening with the London Project Data Analytics Meetup sharing insights into how AI and data science may be able to shape the world of project delivery, particularly projects which have a high degree of complexity.
Can complexity inform the way we do project management? How do we manage risk at heightened levels of complexity? Can we use weak signal detection techniques to give early warning of possible failure or overrun? Dave is taking work from counter terrorism (his DARPA and other work) and applying them to project management using a multi-methods approach. This event will be one of the first expositions of the approach and a chance to get in on the ground floor of new ways of thinking.
It will be a two part session, beginning with an hour long talk on Dave’s perspectives on the challenge, followed by Q&A discussions with selected members of the audience, then opened up to the floor.
Please sign up with the venue to ensure that you can gain entry:
About Dave Snowden:
Dave is the founder and chief scientific officer of Cognitive Edge. His work is international in nature and covers government and industry looking at complex issues relating to strategy, organisational decision making and decision making. He is a popular and passionate keynote speaker on a range of subjects and is well known for his pragmatic cynicism and iconoclastic style.
He has previously won a special award from the Academy for originality in his work on knowledge management. He is an editorial board member of several academic and practitioner journals in the field of knowledge management and is an Editor in Chief of E:CO. In 2006 he was Director of the EPSRC (UK) research programme on emergence and in 2007 was appointed to an NSF (US) review panel on complexity science research.
He previously worked for IBM where he was a Director of the Institution for Knowledge Management and founded the Cynefin Centre for Organisational Complexity; during that period he was selected by IBM as one of six on-demand thinkers for a world wide advertising campaign. Prior to that he worked in a range of strategic and management roles in the service sector.