The KMWorld 2012 keynotes will be streamed live from Washington D.C. on the home page of the KMWorld website. Times are listed below, be sure to mark your calendar. All times are ET.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Welcome & Keynote: Learning & Knowledge Sharing
8:45 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
John Seely Brown, Director, Palo Alto Research Center Independent Co-Chairman, Deloitte Center for the Edge; Visiting Scholar & Advisor to the Provost at University of Southern California; former Chief Scientist, Xerox Corp.

John Seely BrownBy exploring play, innovation, and the cultivation of the imagination as cornerstones of learning, Brown creates a vision of learning for the future that is achievable, scalable, and one that grows along with the technology that fosters it and the people who engage with it. The result is a new form of culture in which knowledge is seen as fluid and evolving, the personal is both enhanced and refined in relation to the collective, and the ability to manage, negotiate, and participate in the world is governed by the play of the imagination. Gain insights from our experienced speaker to apply in your organization for better communication, collaboration, innovation, and knowledge-sharing.

Keynote: Aligning Corporate Information Governance & Content
9:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Lt Col David Sanchez, Deputy Program Manager, USAF Pilot Physician Program, Air Force Medical Service

David SanchezOur speaker explores aligning governance goals with content types and the enterprise managed metadata service. The enterprise IT challenge is to continue to provide business benefits to end users while maintaining a level of consistency and control. A governance plan is necessary for delivering relevant content to users in an effective way, while protecting the enterprise from legal, regulatory, and noncompliance issues. Lt Col Sanchez illustrates the challenges of information governance as the USAF begins the process of migrating from multiple knowledge and information management systems to a single Knowledge Management platform with over 72,000 site collections.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Keynote: Facilitating Knowledge Sharing
9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
Dr. David Weinberger, Harvard's Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society Author, Everyday Chaos, Everything is Miscellaneous, Too Big to Know, Cluetrain Manifesto (co-auth.)

David Weinberger“Knowledge is becoming inextricable from — literally unthinkable without — the network that enables it. In fact, knowledge is now a property of the network, and the network embraces businesses, governments, media, museums, curated collections, and minds in communication. But, because the properties of the Net include overwhelming abundance, unmasterable messiness, and unending disagreements, the challenge of building networked knowledge is not simple.” So says Weinberger, who shares his insights on how the concept of knowledge is changing and how we can facilitate its sharing for organizational learning, collaboration, innovation, and more.

Keynote: The Value of Content Intelligence to Big Data
9:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Jeremy Bentley, Head, Strategy, MarkLogic

We are in the midst of a “Big Data” revolution. According to IDC, data is expected to grow by as much as 44X over the next year to a staggering 35.2 zettabytes globally. While Big Data is a big problem, the real issue is making sense of Big Data and finding patterns in it that help organizations make better business decisions. Whether it is social media data posted on Facebook about your product, customer service records, or the enterprise applications of a newly acquired company, your ability to harness this information bears directly on your bottom line. That is where content intelligence comes into play as it adds consistent metadata. The metadata is either based on taxonomies/ontologies or through sentiment analysis and fact extraction to improve the quality and depth of content, making Big Data much more amenable to analysis, and hence allowing organizations to better understand customers and competitors, to identify impactful market trends, or simply to automate the process of answering common customer questions.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Keynote: KM Saves Lives
8:45 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
Patrick Lambe, Partner, Straits Knowledge & Author, Principles of Knowledge Auditing
Dr Gary Klein, Senior Scientist, MacroCognition LLC
Colonel Nate Allen, U.S. Army, National Defense University iCollege & Co-Founder, CompanyCommand.army.mil and PlatoonLeader.army.mil
Dr Nancy Dixon, Principal & Founder, Common Knowledge Associates

This keynote panel, interviewed by Patrick Lambe, explores the idea, through military, healthcare, and emergency response contexts, that KM is not just a backroom support function but can have significant impact on people’s lives and organizational performance. The panel shares how lessons from KM practices in these contexts can raise the stakes for, and impact of KM in, other organizational contexts.

Keynote: How The Cloud Transforms Search
9:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Jon Handler, Solutions Architect, CloudSearch, A9

Jon HandlerWant to know the top ten ways the cloud will change traditional search? Join us to get the latest insights which will definitely impact your future.

Making KM Strategic
4:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Prof Dave Snowden, Chief Scientific Officer, The Cynefin Co

Making KM strategic means looking harder at knowledge flows naturally occurring in human society and using technology to augment that process rather than trying to force humans to conform to the needs of technology. It means drawing boundaries around the limits of technology, including the lure of social media, as not all things that work in public work within an organization. How do we balance between the excessive order and structure of traditional KM and the near anarchy of social computing? Gain insights and ideas from our popular speaker.

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