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People Power, Thinking & Tech

People are at the core of knowledge sharing; the key to high functioning organizations, along with all types of thinking: design, customer-focused, service, complexity, and more.  And of course supporting technologies – collaborative, cognitive computing, AI -- are enabling incredible strides in knowledge sharing, decision making, and satisfying customers, but they are also disrupting many industries. The theme of KMWorld 2017, our 21st annual event, People Power, Thinking & Tech, focuses on culture, people processes, different types of thinking and technologies supporting organizations as they excel in their industries. A 2016 study by KPMG showed that “while many organizations are aware of evolving digital solutions and their potentially positive impacts at a high level, most are slow to address or fully embrace these technologies.” Despite the need to embrace digital technologies, organizations face many challenges in moving forward including “a lack of strategic vision for addressing digital disruption, the limits and needs of legacy IT systems, and cultural resistance to change.”

KMWorld and it’s co-located events Taxonomy Boot Camp, Enterprise Search & Discovery, Text Analytics Forum, and SharePoint Symposium, showcase organizations who have creative digital solutions for their future, are addressing digital disruptions in new and exciting ways, have made solid progress in changing the culture of their enterprises, and know how to utilize their people, thinking styles and technologies to charge forward in their industries. 

Speaking Topics

Join the conversation of speakers and colleagues at KMWorld 2017 and share your experience and techniques for putting “People Power, Thinking & Tech” to work in your organization for high-level knowledge sharing, innovation, and success.

KMWorld 2017 is seeking experienced knowledge, content, search, and enterprise experts who can provide practical, hands-on information, case studies, and instruction that will maximize the value of the conference attendees’ technological investments. We want to share new and creative ideas for sharing knowledge, maximizing collaboration, fostering learning and innovation, building talent and a knowledge sharing culture, as well as content and other resources in open, diverse, agile, and networked organizations.

Speaking topics this year will include (but are not be limited to) the strategic, technical, cultural, and managerial issues surrounding:

  • Creative Techniques to Facilitate Change
  • Strategies & Processes for Changing Organizational Culture
  • Building Collaborative Organizations
  • Agile Processes for Knowledge-Driven Organizations
  • Innovation: Strategies and Case Studies
  • Knowledge Sharing Tools & Techniques
  • Enabling Technologies for the Mobile Worker
  • eGovernment KM Strategies and Applications
  • Digital Workspaces for Maximum Efficiency
  • eLearning Strategies and Case Studies
  • Communication and Intranet  Practices for Knowledge Exchange
  • Sharing & Applying Knowledge for Enterprise Success
  • Fostering Know-How and Learning
  • Creating Networked Organizations
  • The Enterprise of the Future
  • Getting the Most Out of SharePoint
  • KM 2020 – New Tools and Practices
  • Crowdsourcing and Knowledge Sharing
  • Maximizing Human Capital
  • Collaborative Techniques and Improving Knowledge Flows
  • Social Media Strategies & Techniques
  • Achieving Enterprise ROI / Knowledge-Driven Strategies
  • Leading-Edge Enterprise Tools and Practices
  • Selecting, Deploying, and Maximizing Tools and Technologies
  • KM Techniques and Experiences
  • SharePoint Tips & Tricks
  • Enlisting Top Management Support
  • Business Performance Measures and Metrics
  • Enterprise Content Management Strategies and Tools
  • Collaborative Tools and Solutions
  • Critical Success Factors for KM Initiatives
  • Winning KM and Enterprise Strategies and Techniques
  • Communities of Practice
  • Enterprise Search and Information Discovery
  • Intranet Design and Usability
  • Facilitating Teams and Collaborative Work

How to Submit a Proposal to Speak

To participate in KMWorld 2017 as a possible speaker or workshop leader, or suggest a speaker, please post your submission no later than the extended deadline of April 30, 2017, here

Submissions must include a proposed title and description of the session, speakers’ and co-presenter’s name/s and full contact information, and a few sentences of biographical information relating the speaker to the topic. All submissions will be reviewed by the Organizing/Review Committee and notification regarding acceptance will be made in June.

Conference Program Chairs

Jane Dysart, KMWorld Program Director & Chair
Dysart & Jones Associates

Marydee Ojala, Enterprise Search & Discovery Program Chair
Editor-in-Chief, OnlineSearcher

Stephanie Lemieux, Taxonomy Boot Camp Program Chair,
Dovecot Studio

Jarrod Gingras & Tony Byrne, SharePoint Symposium Program Co-Chairs
The Real Story Group

Tom Reamy, Text Analytics Forum Chair

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