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November/December 2016, [Volume 25, Issue 10]

Features

How does precision medicine become a reality? The Semantic Data Lake for Healthcare makes it possible

The ontology empowers users to ask questions, answer them and prepare models on the fly for extremely nuanced subsets of patient classifications.

Web analytics: insights into the customer journey

Most companies have tons of valuable content that is collecting virtual dust, and it could be used for customer engagement.

2016 KMWorld Promise and Reality award finalists:
KM Promise Award

The search for a knowledge management solution is not an easy one. Many companies vow they offer the best technology to meet a client's needs, but finding the vendor that actually fulfills that promise can be challenging. The KM Promise Award is given to a company that implements and integrates knowledge management practices into business processes and works with clients to ensure they reach their goals. The award recipient provides innovative technology that breaks through the hype to help customers gain insights, collaborate and compete in a mobile and global business environment.

2016 KMWorld Promise and Reality award finalists:
KM Reality Award

The KM Reality Award recognizes an organization in which knowledge management is a positive reality, not just rhetoric. The award recipient has demonstrated leadership in the implementation of knowledge management practices and processes, realizing measurable business benefits. To be considered for the Reality Award, the knowledge management program must be in place for at least one year, receive support from senior management, and have defined metrics to evaluate the initiative and its impact on organizational goals.

Collaboration becomes more consumer-like in its ease of use

Little or no work is done in isolation these days, so nearly every task requires some degree of collaboration—the real question is what kind of collaboration. Is the teamwork mostly about sharing documents to produce a final report or is it a process in which different people need to perform sequential actions to complete a task?

Knowledge transfer mentoring—Part 3
mentoring as a springboard for networking and collaboration

When positioning mentoring as part of a knowledge management strategy, most organizations focus on how skill- and role-specific mentoring enables leaders and experts to pass on experiential knowledge to younger, less experienced colleagues. As I described in the first two articles of this three-part series, structured knowledge transfer is a key aspect of mentoring's value proposition and one of the biggest reasons why KM programs should incorporate mentoring into their suite of approaches. Mentoring can become an effective catalyst to break down silos, build boundary-spanning professional relationshipsand improve the quality of collaborative interaction enterprisewide.

KM Promise Award Finalist: BA Insight's software portfolio

COLUMNS:

David Weinberger

Perspective on Knowledge: Data and sense

Data has become a property of the world like its sounds or smells. It is being gathered raw in many cases.

The Future of the Future

Assessing and mitigating risk

Cognitive Computing

Cognitive Computing: What can self-driving cars teach about cognitive computing?

When the world learned this spring of the untimely death of a Tesla driver in Florida who crashed his vehicle into a semi-trailer while relying on the company's autopilot feature, a shudder went through the driverless car community. It should have gone through the cognitive computing community as well.

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