2015 KM Events at Conference

2015 KM Events at Conference

Knowledge Management Division Programs at SLA Annual Conference June 14-16, 2015, Boston, MA

Education Program – Co-sponsored with the Business and Finance Division
Maximizing Client-Consultant Partnerships: Key Success Factors
Saturday, June 13, 2015; 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Cindy Shamel, SLA, Interim Executive Director ; Ulla de Stricker ,SLA, Interim Strategic Director

Ready, Fire, Aim: The essential steps before a knowledge management initiative
Sunday, June 14, 2015;  2-10; 11:45 AM – 1:15PM
Come hear a case study on the adoption of Knowledge Management at IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group). KM had grown a series of nice grass root champions for sharing knowledge across the enterprise. IHG had seen its     share of KM   portals, too. However, it wasn’t until KM received its go-ahead from senior management in 2012 that KM finally took off at IHG. You will hear a review of the different solutions implemented at IHG throughout the  years, discussion around grass  roots efforts and marketing during those same years, and the support from senior IHG management that finally led to an exciting breakthrough for Knowledge Management at IHG.
Speakers; Sara Nisco, IHG, Analyst, Knowledge Management; Chris Olson, Chris Olson & Associates, President; Ilene Strongin-Garry, IHG, Knowledge Management & Sharing Culture Champion

Social Enterprise – MITRE’s Knowledge Driven Enterprise
Sunday, June 14, 2015; 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Hear how The MITRE Corporation is driving knowledge at MITRE by ensuring the KM is in all workflows; the KM is enabling the extended enterprise; that actionable knowledge, intelligence and resources are appropriately exploited; and that the  end result are enhanced products and outcomes.
Speakers: Donna Cuomo, The MITRE Corporation, Associate Technical Director, Knowledge Management; Marcie Zaharee, The MITRE Corporation, Knowledge Management Principal

QUICK TAKE: Let Freedom Ring! The highlights of heading out as an independent info pro
Monday, June 15, 2015; 11:00 AM – 11:15 AM
Are you weighing the pros and cons of becoming an independent information professional? Join the KM Division for this Quick Take discussion on the advantages and disadvantages of starting your own business. An experienced independent  info pro will discuss the prospects and considerations of getting started on the entrepreneurial journey.
Speaker: Jennifer Burke, IntelliCraft Research, LLC President

Knowledge in Firms that Care and Cure
Monday, June 15, 2015; 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
At Boston 2015, the KM Division is committed to presenting sessions that use real-world examples of KM in action. This session will explore KM initiatives that are currently in place and the strategic expectations for KM in the future at Celgene   and Novartis Pharmaceuticals.
Speakers; Elizabeth Arnold, Celgene Corporation, Manager, Knowledge Services; Mark Burfoot,, Novartis

“ I Discuss That Topic in My Book (or Article)”: Proving expertise the “published author” way
Tuesday, June 16, 2015; 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Being a published author (preferably with a name brand professional publisher) is regarded as a stamp of approval verifying that we do know what we are talking about. But how do we secure a contract with a publisher, and what is it *really* like  to produce a publication-worthy manuscript? Two writers and a publisher offer a reality-based discovery session to help budding authors understand the practicalities of the process, starting with “would I buy the book I’m thinking of writing and  if so why?” Find out what publishers want to know before they issue a contract; how they want the manuscript shaped; and how the production process works. The panelists help attendees think through such questions as “Do I have the time to  devote to the writing process?”; “Am I a good writer … or will I need an editor before I submit the manuscript?”; “What research would I need to do?”; and “Should I consider engaging co-authors and if so, what are my extra responsibilities?” If  you are walking around with a book inside you … this session is for you. Benefit from candid advice … and make the book a reality!
Speakers: John Bryans Information Today ; Connie Crosby, Group Consulting ; Cindy Shamel, SLA, Interim Executive Director ; Ulla de Stricker, SLA, Interim Strategic Director

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