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Re: Advice for a KM startup #expertise-location

James Robertson
 

Hi Chris,

As others have said, this is a useful ideas that's been around for a
while.

How do you see it fitting in the enterprise landscape of a typical
(large?) organisation?

Does it integrate with SharePoint, IBM Connections, etc?

Cheers,
James

First, I want you to know that I'm a CEO of a startup called WhoKnows
that sells to KM leadership like yourselves. Given that disclaimer, I'd
love to get your thoughts and advice on what we're doing. Let me tell
you a little bit about my company.


WhoKnows helps organizations understand "who knows what" inside your
company to better facilitate knowledge sharing and collaboration. Most
employee profiles are empty or out-of-date, so it's difficult to find
someone to help you when you need it. Think of us a private LinkedIn
powered by a machine learning platform.


WhoKnows automatically discovers dozens to hundreds of skills and
professional interests about employees based on their work online, so
they can review and decide what to publish to their corporate profile.
Then, we use these super-charged profiles to recommend in context the
best colleague to help you whenever you search in any web app or search
engine including Google, SharePoint, etc. Essentially, we're trying to
broker more organic introductions and collaboration between fellow
employees based on their expertise.


Wouldn't it be nice if employees cared as much about their internal
profiles as much as their LinkedIn profiles? We believe we can get
employees excited about their employee profiles because we'll make them
look good, do the grunt work for them, and protect their privacy at the
same time. At the same time, we'll provide the executives unprecedented
insight into their company's expertise.


I'd love to learn more about whether this would be compelling to KM
leaders.

* Are KM leaders looking to foster more cross-departmental
collaboration and micro-mentoring?
* Does not understanding the true breadth and depth of your companies
employees' expertise keep you up at night?
* Is this a must have or a nice to have?
* Or is this better suited for IT or HR leaders?


I'd love any thoughts you have on our offering as I'd love to learn more
from this group.


Cheers,

Chris Macomber


CEO, WhoKnows

chris@...

http://www.whoknows.com



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Re: Advice for a KM startup #expertise-location

Douglas Weidner
 

Dear Chris,

Expert locators have always been essential, since 'Tacit Software' focused on it in the late 1990s.

There are many such products, but I always favored ones that were self-populating.

Douglas Weidner,
Chairman, KM Institute

On Tue, Sep 23, 2014 at 6:40 PM, cmacomber@... [sikmleaders] <sikmleaders@...> wrote:
 

Hello all,

First, I want you to know that I'm a CEO of a startup called WhoKnows that sells to KM leadership like yourselves.  Given that disclaimer, I'd love to get your thoughts and advice on what we're doing.  Let me tell you a little bit about my company.


WhoKnows helps organizations understand "who knows what" inside your company to better facilitate knowledge sharing and collaboration.  Most employee profiles are empty or out-of-date, so it's difficult to find someone to help you when you need it.  Think of us a private LinkedIn powered by a machine learning platform.


WhoKnows automatically discovers dozens to hundreds of skills and professional interests about employees based on their work online, so they can review and decide what to publish to their corporate profile.  Then, we use these super-charged profiles to recommend in context the best colleague to help you whenever you search in any web app or search engine including Google, SharePoint, etc.  Essentially, we're trying to broker more organic introductions and collaboration between fellow employees based on their expertise.  


Wouldn't it be nice if employees cared as much about their internal profiles as much as their LinkedIn profiles?  We believe we can get employees excited about their employee profiles because we'll make them look good, do the grunt work for them, and protect their privacy at the same time.  At the same time, we'll provide the executives unprecedented insight into their company's expertise.  


I'd love to learn more about whether this would be compelling to KM leaders.  

  • Are KM leaders looking to foster more cross-departmental collaboration and micro-mentoring?  
  • Does not understanding the true breadth and depth of your companies employees' expertise keep you up at night?  
  • Is this a must have or a nice to have?
  • Or is this better suited for IT or HR leaders?


I'd love any thoughts you have on our offering as I'd love to learn more from this group.


Cheers,

Chris Macomber


CEO, WhoKnows

chris@...

http://www.whoknows.com



Advice for a KM startup #expertise-location

cmacomber@...
 

Hello all,

First, I want you to know that I'm a CEO of a startup called WhoKnows that sells to KM leadership like yourselves.  Given that disclaimer, I'd love to get your thoughts and advice on what we're doing.  Let me tell you a little bit about my company.


WhoKnows helps organizations understand "who knows what" inside your company to better facilitate knowledge sharing and collaboration.  Most employee profiles are empty or out-of-date, so it's difficult to find someone to help you when you need it.  Think of us a private LinkedIn powered by a machine learning platform.


WhoKnows automatically discovers dozens to hundreds of skills and professional interests about employees based on their work online, so they can review and decide what to publish to their corporate profile.  Then, we use these super-charged profiles to recommend in context the best colleague to help you whenever you search in any web app or search engine including Google, SharePoint, etc.  Essentially, we're trying to broker more organic introductions and collaboration between fellow employees based on their expertise.  


Wouldn't it be nice if employees cared as much about their internal profiles as much as their LinkedIn profiles?  We believe we can get employees excited about their employee profiles because we'll make them look good, do the grunt work for them, and protect their privacy at the same time.  At the same time, we'll provide the executives unprecedented insight into their company's expertise.  


I'd love to learn more about whether this would be compelling to KM leaders.  

  • Are KM leaders looking to foster more cross-departmental collaboration and micro-mentoring?  
  • Does not understanding the true breadth and depth of your companies employees' expertise keep you up at night?  
  • Is this a must have or a nice to have?
  • Or is this better suited for IT or HR leaders?


I'd love any thoughts you have on our offering as I'd love to learn more from this group.


Cheers,

Chris Macomber


CEO, WhoKnows

chris@...

http://www.whoknows.com


Re: Knowledge Bucket needs a new home #wikis

Murray Jennex
 

Cory,
 
I'm a professor at san diego state university and editor in chief of the international journal of knowledge management, if they will let me host if for free I'm happy to do so and let you continue to run it :)
 

In a message dated 9/23/2014 2:15:31 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time, sikmleaders@... writes:


I have also used Google sites on different occasions and it's really intuitive, easy to use and either free or almost free (about $50/year).
Good luck,
Maria

On Tue, Sep 23, 2014 at 9:23 AM, Cory Banks cory.banks@... [sikmleaders] <sikmleaders@...> wrote:
 

The Bucket needs your help!


As anyone out there hosting a wiki on wikispaces would know, they are no longer providing free hosting to non-education based wikis. 

This means that in 30 days knowledgebucket.wikispaces.com will be closed.

Therefore this resource that is a culmination of over one hundred KM practitioners contributions from around the world since 2008 needs a new home.

I am open to suggestions for free wiki hosting options or other alternatives.

Let me know what you think?

Thanks

Cory Banks

Bucket Head

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Date: Monday, 22 September 2014
Subject: Change required for knowledgebucket.wikispaces.com
To: cory.banks@...

knowledgebucket.wikispaces.com

Today we announced on our blog that Wikispaces is no longer offering a free wiki option for non-education wikis.

knowledgebucket.wikispaces.com is currently not categorized as an education wiki and it is on our free plan. In order for it to remain active, it must be categorized as an education wiki or upgraded.

We are notifying you, as you are an organizer of this wiki.

If you no longer use this wiki, you may ignore this email.

Otherwise you may categorize this wiki as an education wiki, pay for this wiki, or export the contents of this wiki for use offline or on another service. To make your choice please visit the following link:

http://knowledgebucket.wikispaces.com/space/convert

If you take no action this wiki will be deleted in no fewer than 30 days.

If you have any questions please let us know.

Thanks,
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Sent by Wikispaces.com - 165 10th St. Suite 50, San Francisco CA 94103




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Re: Knowledge Bucket needs a new home #wikis

Maria Brindlmayer
 

I have also used Google sites on different occasions and it's really intuitive, easy to use and either free or almost free (about $50/year).
Good luck,
Maria

On Tue, Sep 23, 2014 at 9:23 AM, Cory Banks cory.banks@... [sikmleaders] <sikmleaders@...> wrote:
 

The Bucket needs your help!


As anyone out there hosting a wiki on wikispaces would know, they are no longer providing free hosting to non-education based wikis. 

This means that in 30 days knowledgebucket.wikispaces.com will be closed.

Therefore this resource that is a culmination of over one hundred KM practitioners contributions from around the world since 2008 needs a new home.

I am open to suggestions for free wiki hosting options or other alternatives.

Let me know what you think?

Thanks

Cory Banks

Bucket Head

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Wikispaces <do-not-reply@...>
Date: Monday, 22 September 2014
Subject: Change required for knowledgebucket.wikispaces.com
To: cory.banks@...

knowledgebucket.wikispaces.com

Today we announced on our blog that Wikispaces is no longer offering a free wiki option for non-education wikis.

knowledgebucket.wikispaces.com is currently not categorized as an education wiki and it is on our free plan. In order for it to remain active, it must be categorized as an education wiki or upgraded.

We are notifying you, as you are an organizer of this wiki.

If you no longer use this wiki, you may ignore this email.

Otherwise you may categorize this wiki as an education wiki, pay for this wiki, or export the contents of this wiki for use offline or on another service. To make your choice please visit the following link:

http://knowledgebucket.wikispaces.com/space/convert

If you take no action this wiki will be deleted in no fewer than 30 days.

If you have any questions please let us know.

Thanks,
The Wikispaces Team

Sent by Wikispaces.com - 165 10th St. Suite 50, San Francisco CA 94103




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Thanks

Cory Banks




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Re: Knowledge Bucket needs a new home #wikis

Stan Garfield
 

Cory,

I use Google Sites for my KM site. https://sites.google.com/site/stangarfield/

 


 


Job Opening at BCG: Communities Enablement Manager #jobs

Stan Garfield
 

Communities Enablement Manager (Req ID 274BR)

Search on "communities" at https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGWebHost/home.aspx?partnerid=25811&siteid=5185


The  Communities Enablement Manager will be part of the core Knowledge Management team at BCG, and will be responsible for driving the activities needed to make our communities vibrant and successful. This will involve developing a deep understanding of how our professionals engage virtually, the needs of our end users and their client service challenges, as well as a clear understanding and vision toward addressing the unique challenges of deploying social collaboration in a professional services environment.

 

We seek a candidate to assist with setting strategies for our social collaboration initiatives, executing critical projects necessary to support the strategy, as well as defining, establishing and managing key communication, training, operational and support processes required to establish an effective communities organization. 

 

This role will involve a high level of interaction with Practice Areas, Consulting Teams, Information Technology,  Learning & Development and other key functions to ensure identification of key requirements, capabilities and priorities, as well as to assess and address key change management challenges.


Knowledge Bucket needs a new home #wikis

Cory Banks
 

The Bucket needs your help!

As anyone out there hosting a wiki on wikispaces would know, they are no longer providing free hosting to non-education based wikis. 

This means that in 30 days knowledgebucket.wikispaces.com will be closed.

Therefore this resource that is a culmination of over one hundred KM practitioners contributions from around the world since 2008 needs a new home.

I am open to suggestions for free wiki hosting options or other alternatives.

Let me know what you think?

Thanks

Cory Banks

Bucket Head

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Wikispaces <do-not-reply@...>
Date: Monday, 22 September 2014
Subject: Change required for knowledgebucket.wikispaces.com
To: cory.banks@...

knowledgebucket.wikispaces.com

Today we announced on our blog that Wikispaces is no longer offering a free wiki option for non-education wikis.

knowledgebucket.wikispaces.com is currently not categorized as an education wiki and it is on our free plan. In order for it to remain active, it must be categorized as an education wiki or upgraded.

We are notifying you, as you are an organizer of this wiki.

If you no longer use this wiki, you may ignore this email.

Otherwise you may categorize this wiki as an education wiki, pay for this wiki, or export the contents of this wiki for use offline or on another service. To make your choice please visit the following link:

http://knowledgebucket.wikispaces.com/space/convert

If you take no action this wiki will be deleted in no fewer than 30 days.

If you have any questions please let us know.

Thanks,
The Wikispaces Team

Sent by Wikispaces.com - 165 10th St. Suite 50, San Francisco CA 94103




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Thanks

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Innocentive Challenge: Capturing Institutional Memory and Knowledge #knowledge-retention

Stan Garfield
 

Capturing Institutional Memory and Knowledge 
 
TAGS: 
Business/Entrepreneurship, Engineering/Design, Ideation
AWARD: $10,000 USD  |  DEADLINE: 10/12/14  |  ACTIVE SOLVERS: 103  |  POSTED: 9/12/14

The Seeker desires suggestions and best practices for knowledge management in a corporate setting.  As employees age and retire, valuable knowledge is often lost.  In addition, with the realities of today’s workplace, employee turnover needs to be expected.  How can a company proactively capture institutional memory and knowledge, and make sure that it is not lost?

Source: InnoCentive      Challenge ID: 9933412

https://www.innocentive.com/ar/challenge/9933412



Re: Case Study #case-studies #strategy

Howie Cohen
 
Edited

I have limited ability to share what I have (frankly, I am not sure what I can or can't share) but over a few moons I have collected a lot of information from one place or another.  I thought of this Chevron case study this morning when I read your post.  Maybe it can help.  
Best, 
Howie

On Wed, Sep 17, 2014 at 3:56 PM, scott_leeb@... [sikmleaders] <sikmleaders@...> wrote:
 

 

Could use some help.  I am putting together a workshop on the linkages between KM and strategy. It is an interactive session and I was hoping to do an exercise using a case study to discuss how a company was successfully able to translate tacit knowledge to explicit knowledge.  I wanted to ask if anyone has come across a good case study.  It does not have to be an American company.  Thanks.

 

 


Request for volunteers to record the monthly calls #monthly-call

Stan Garfield
 

Over the nine years that the SIKM Leaders Community has existed, we have been fortunate to have had the services of several members to record most of the calls: Andrew Gent, Martin Cleaver, and Curtis Conley.


I now need to ask if any of you are willing to record the calls, either all of them, or on a shared basis with one or more other members.  If so, please reply to me at stangarfield@... to let me know. If you have questions or need instruction on how to record the calls, Andrew, Martin, or Curtis will be able to help.


Thanks very much.


Regards,

Stan


Re: Case Study #case-studies #strategy

Paul McDowall
 

Hi Scott,
Perhaps I can help.  The case study of my successful KM program in a government department is being published by Ark Group in one of their soon-to-be released reports.  
Paul
 
 
 
Paul McDowall
Know How Works
Ottawa, Canada
Web: www.knowhowworks.com


Scott Leeb
 

Could use some help.  I am putting together a workshop on the linkages between KM and strategy. It is an interactive session and I was hoping to do an exercise using a case study to discuss how a company was successfully able to translate tacit knowledge to explicit knowledge.  I wanted to ask if anyone has come across a good case study.  It does not have to be an American company.  Thanks.


September 2014 SIKM Call: MITRE's Frank Linton, Marcie Zaharee, Marilyn Kupetz - Knowledge Management: A Benchmark Study of Contemporary Practices #monthly-call

Stan Garfield
 
Edited

TO: SIKM Leaders Community

Today we held our 112th monthly call.
Thanks to Marilyn and Marcie for presenting, to those who participated in the discussion, and to Mary Abraham and Bruno Winck for live tweeting. You can continue the discussion by replying to this thread.


September 2014 SIKM Call: MITRE's Frank Linton, Marcie Zaharee, Marilyn Kupetz - Knowledge Management: A Benchmark Study of Contemporary Practices #monthly-call

Stan Garfield
 

This is a reminder of tomorrow's monthly call from 11 am to 12 noon EDT.

-----Original Appointment-----

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When: Tuesday, September 16, 2014 11:00 AM-12:00 PM (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time

Where: 888-998-2663 or +1 517-222-2222 passcode 406165#

Occurs the third Tuesday of every month from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM Eastern Time (USA)

Conference Call Details

USA and Canada: Toll-Free 888-998-2663 or Toll +1 517-222-2222

PARTICIPANT PASSCODE: 406165

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2. You will be greeted in English by a prompt to enter the Participant Passcode, followed by the `#' key.


Job Opening: Sr Knowledge Mgmt Specialist, Mary Kay Inc. in Dallas #jobs

Stan Garfield
 

Sr Knowledge Mgmt Specialist - (140625)

Implements Mary Kay’s Knowledge Management (KM) Strategy globally. Supports change management and transformation of Mary Kay into a leading knowledge-based organization which enables its employees to deliver impactful results. Drives and leads the facilitation of organization-wide knowledge building and knowledge sharing. 


https://marykay.taleo.net/careersection/mk_external/jobdetail.ftl?job=140625



Information Architect Contract Opening in SF #jobs

Stan Garfield
 

Short-term contract position available.  If interested, reply directly to Stephanie Geerlings at the email address below.


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Looking for an Information Architect to take on a 4-8 week role to recast an internal wiki and knowledge management system. Role starts soon and is in San Francisco.



Job Opening: Director, Knowledge Management, Skokie, IL #jobs

Stan Garfield
 


Re: How do you incentivize and recognize employees for participating in the knowledge sharing culture? #motivation #culture

Yasmin Khan
 

Hi everyone, I'm new to SIKM and it's already proving to be a great resource. The ideas surrounding incentives were helpful, which I plan to try at my workplace.

Yasmin Khan
M.S. 2015 candidate - Information and Knowledge Strategy program, Columbia University
Head Librarian, City of Toronto, Legal Library
Tel. 416-568-9829
E-mail, ykhan@..., yk2644@...


Re: Midwest Knowledge Management Virtual Symposium #conferences

Minu Mittal
 

great topics. I surely would like to stay posted and participate.

Regards,
Minu
minu.mittal@...

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