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The Melbourne Knowledge Management Leadership Forum is a face-to-face education and networking forum, run by KM practitioners for KM practitioners.

Meetings are usually held at least once per month in the central business district in Melbourne, Australia. Membership is free, and attendance at meetings usually requires a small donation to cover drinks and nibbles.

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At KMLF meetings, members can participate in addressing and discussing issues regarding knowledge management and related topics. The aim of this participation is to set the foundation for a casual network of interested practitioners and scholars to discuss knowledge management and its impact on both business and government organisations.

The regular attendance at forum meetings is between 20-40 people. These represent executives and knowledge management practitioners from government and a range of corporations and SMEs. Academia, consultancies and vendors are also represented. Industries represented include legal, defence, manufacturing, C&IT and banking & finance. Our committee includes senior consultants, managers and executives from government and commercial enterprises and KM practitioners.

Meetings usually start at around 6 pm. The formal session usually wraps up by 7:30 pm, with networking and refreshments afterwards. After that, anyone interested can then adjourn for further discussions over dinner at a restaurant nearby.

Best regards,

The Organising Committee

Upcoming events (5+)

Managing Knowledge in the Age of Digitalisation with Eric Tsui

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This talk focuses on increasing digitalisation which lead to the emergence of the networked economy. Though knowledge remains the only infinitely renewable resource in organisation, the traditional value disciplines pursued by organisations and societies have been constantly challenged. In the networked economy, value is typically created by exchange of data and information leveraging off the network effect. Digitalisation alone is not a game changer; ting the right mix of digitalisation with knowledge and technologies is. Operating with the above doctrine, the speaker further explores how digitialisation will impact knowledge management together with the associated challenges and opportunities. Data, cloud and people hold the key to success. KM tools and technologies that will play significant roles in the digital transformation journey are accordingly identified, together with industries and organisations that are posed to accomplish quantum improvements upon successful transformations. Our Speaker: Eric Tsui had spent 16 years in industry with Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) in Australia taking on various capacities including Chief Research Officer and Innovation Manager. During this period, he has made significant contributions to the company’s expert systems products, applied research and innovation programmes. He joined PolyU in 2005. His speciality areas are Knowledge technologies including Search Engines, Portals, Personal Knowledge Management, Personal Learning Environments, and Knowledge Cloud services. Professor Tsui is also an honorary advisor of KM and Community of Practice to three Hong Kong government departments. In the past decade, he has supervised or involved in more than 200 KM projects in Hong Kong, Asia and Australia. In 2014 and 2018, he twice received the Global Knowledge Management Leadership Award, among many other awards on his use of technologies to support Teaching and Learning. He was listed an outstanding and exemplary academic in PolyU's last 2 annual reports. Since August 2015, he has designed and launched two MOOCs (Massive Open Online Course) -“Knowledge Management and Big Data in Business” and “Industry 4.0: How to revolutionalise your business?” on the MIT edX platform. Together, they have attracted more than 77,000 enrolments and one of them is rated among the Top 7 Business MOOCs worldwide (Source: Canadian Business, April, 2018). Agenda: 6:00 - 6:30 networking over drinks and nibbles 6:30 - 7:45 exploration of the topic 7:45 - 8:00 wrap up and informal conversations 8:00 Dinner for interested parties

A Panel Discussion about Knowledge Management in the Legal Practice

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This September's edition of KMLF will bring a panel discussion of KM practitioners in the legal profession together. The discussion will be moderated by Amanda Surrey (Former in-house Legal Knowledge Manager at BHP) who have invited Lianne Forster Knight (Senior Knowledge Manager at King & Wood Mallesons) and Yvette Woodward (Legal Knowledge Manager at Hall & Wilcox) to talk about KM in a legal setting. This session will explore the application of KM and legal practice from the perspective of our two practitioners. The panel discussion will touch on the entry to KM in the sector, tools and practices that are used, and why it is important that the whole firm is involved and not just the lawyers. This session will be conducted as a panel discussion, where the moderator will start the discussion. The panel will be open to questions and comments throughout the session. This is for you: - Who wants to know more about KM in the Legal Profession. - If you want to know how our panelist ended up where they did. - If you want to be part of the emerging conversation about KM and it's application. Outcomes: Participating in this event will enable you to: - Get an understanding about the application of KM in the Legal Profession - The difference in how to enter the KM profession. Our Guests and Moderator. Amanda Surrey - Former in-house Legal Knowledge Manager at BHP Lianne Forster Knight - Senior Knowledge Manager at King & Wood Mallesons Yvette Woodward - Legal Knowledge Manager at Hall & Wilcox Agenda: 6:00 - 6:30 networking over drinks and nibbles 6:30 - 7:45 Panel debate with questions 7:45 - 8:00 wrap up and informal conversations 8:00 Dinner for interested parties

KMLF monthly meeting

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Details to be provided closer to the event. Please check here - including confirmed location - before attending. ------------------- Agenda Template: ------------------- Description: (One paragraph describing the session topic with a bit of background.) This session will be conducted as a facilitated conversation, where the speaker will start the conversation then will pose and answer questions to and from the audience. - Relevance in specific projects? - How did this in practice? - How does this relate to KM? To culture change? To strategy? - How have others survived their journeys? Outcomes: Participating in this event will enable you to: - xxx - xxx Our Speaker: Brief bio. Contact details as preferred. Agenda: 6:00 - 6:30 networking over drinks and nibbles 6:30 - 7:45 exploration of the topic 7:45 - 8:00 wrap up and informal conversations 8:00 Dinner for interested parties

KMLF monthly meeting

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Details to be provided closer to the event. Please check here - including confirmed location - before attending. ------------------- Agenda Template: ------------------- Description: (One paragraph describing the session topic with a bit of background.) This session will be conducted as a facilitated conversation, where the speaker will start the conversation then will pose and answer questions to and from the audience. - Relevance in specific projects? - How did this in practice? - How does this relate to KM? To culture change? To strategy? - How have others survived their journeys? Outcomes: Participating in this event will enable you to: - xxx - xxx Our Speaker: Brief bio. Contact details as preferred. Agenda: 6:00 - 6:30 networking over drinks and nibbles 6:30 - 7:45 exploration of the topic 7:45 - 8:00 wrap up and informal conversations 8:00 Dinner for interested parties

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