For a few days last week, I swapped Wiltshire’s winding lanes for San Francisco’s frantic streets. I’d been invited to speak at KA Connect – a Knowledge Management (KM) conference for the AEC industry (i.e. Architecture, Engineering and Construction). More about my involvement in a future blog post….
The conference was attended by a little over 220 people, drawn from the 3 sectors, and focused on 2 key themes:
· Critical knowledge – i.e. how to define, capture and manage it;
· KM strategy – i.e. how to use KM to support a firm’s commercial strategy.
In the parlance of the moment, I took a number of ‘take-aways’ from the event, some of which I’ll explore in future posts but, to summarise here:
· After so many years of battling the yet-to-be-convinced, getting together with other people that ‘get it’ is good for one’s KM mental health!
· Twitter enables speakers’ insights to reach the wider world within seconds which, for most people reading this blog, will always be remarkable;
· Larry Prusak remains the Godfather of KM, and deservedly so;
· As with military operations, so with life – prior planning prevents piss-poor performance….
More to come….