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News (last update 22 February 2021)

Next NetIKX Seminar

The next seminar will be on Thursday 18 March 2021 and will again be a virtual one, using the Zoom platform.

Working during the COVID-19 pandemic: sharing insights and experiences

What we have liked, lacked, learned and longed for! (Ian Rodwell)

There will be a number of speakers talking about different aspects of their experience of working during this time, followed by the usual syndicate sessions, when it will be possible to share experiences in more detail, so that we can manage better as we move forward into a still uncertain future.

Further information will follow and  will be available, together with registration details, on the Events page.

Next NetIKX Seminar

The next seminar will be on Thursday 21 January 2021 and will again be a virtual one, using the Zoom platform.

Managing knowledge in project environments

The speaker will be Judy Payne

For more information and registration details see the Events page.

Next NetIKX Seminar

The next seminar will be on Thursday 26 November 2020 and will again be a virtual one, using the Zoom platform.

The framework and ISO standards for Collaboration, KM and Innovation and how these might be integrated into your organisation

Ron Young of Knowledge Associates

For more information and registration details see the Events page.

Next NetIKX Seminar

As it was necessary to cancel a seminar earlier in the year because of the Covid crisis, we are holding an extra seminar in October, which should be of interest to everyone interested in the future of information and knowledge management,

This seminar will be on Thursday 22 October 2020 and will again be a virtual one, using the Zoom platform.

From Hawley to The Edge of Intelligence: the continuing evolution of knowledge and information management to adapt to the new normal

Stephen Phillips, who has worked in the information industry for over 30 years, having been Global Head of Business Information Services at a leading Investment Bank from 2000-202.

For more information and registration details see the Events page.

Change of Chair

Lissi Corfield stood down as chair at the end of August, although she continues to act as treasurer. We are all grateful for the work that Lissi has done during her years as chair.

David Penfold has taken over as Acting Chair until the next AGM.

Next NetIKX Seminar

The next NetIKX Seminar will be on Wednesday 30 September 2020 and will again be a virtual one, using the Zoom platform.

TRIZ and how it can be applied to Knowledge and Information Management (re-scheduled from March)

Ron Donaldson, who has been teaching and facilitating TRIZ with Oxford Creativity for the last 12 years.

For more information and registration details see the Events page.

Provisonal Future Programme of Seminars – details nearer the date.

October 2020 Virtual event

Title: An update on the adoption and potential of Knowledge Management Systems Standards
The ISO Standard for Knowledge Management Systems was set up in 2018 so it’s an opportune time to hear about how well the standards are working, how successfully they have been adopted and what the future might bring.

November / December 2020

Title: The Financial Times survey on ‘The Edge of Intelligence’
The Financial Times conducted a survey of over 540 FT Subscribers in Autumn 2019. The findings suggest companies are struggling to manage market intelligence needs.  We will look at the highlights (and lowlights) of the survey and share insights.

January 2021

Provisional Title: Finding the truth from Statistical Information
‘Millions or billions? What counts as a significant percentage? Whether it’s our job to communicate numerical facts, or simply to comprehend them, this ‘literacy’ is essential to democracy. We will look at examples from finance, health and demographics.’

March 2021
Provisional Title: KM, collaborative working and learning in Project Management
A seminar on collaborative working and how KM and learning are faring post-Covid in the world of Project Management.

May 2021

Provisional Title: the neuroscience of knowledge, Information and Memory
We are hoping to secure an eminent University Professor to come and share the latest research and insights into how the mind works and how we process and store knowledge and Information.

July 2021

Provisional Title: Survey results from 20 years of KM
Knowledge Management has had its ‘21st birthday’!  We will look at lessons learned and how implementation changed over the years. We aim to get an original ‘thought leader’ to discuss an ongoing survey on attitudes and experiences of KM.

The NetIKX Seminar planned for 26th March

This seminar was postponed because of corona virus.

We will most certainly rearrange it for a future date.  The website will be updated soon, to include a list of future events and when this popular event will be held.

Everyone who had signed up for the meeting has been informed but we apologise to everyone who may be inconvenienced.

Meanwhile, we are considering if there are other ways to provide seminars until the coronavirus concern is over.

Please accept our apologies for this disappointment, and do contact us at if you need any further information.

Prize Draw announcement

We are pleased to announce that Isobel Taylor has won our competition to win a book.

This is The KM Cookbook by Paul Corney et al.  The photo of the winner with the book will appear on this website as soon as we can arrange for the photo to be taken!

Welcome to our updated website

We are still working on moving over all our content, but the website is now ready for booking seminars, joining NetIKX and contacting us. Please have a look. If you would like to give us feedback, read on:

Win a Book

This competition closed in March.  Look out for a second chance to win Paul Corney’s book soon…

The book that was available at our last seminar:  Paul Corney et al: The KM Cookbook could be yours for no money at all.  Just look at our website and send an email to:  with a subject line:  Prize.  You can send a blank email or add a comment about the website.   All replies before the end of Feb will go into a prize draw for March 1st. Have a go now – the odds are much better than the National Lottery, and the prize much more useful! For an earlier winner of The KM Cookbook see the Taxonomy Bootcamp below.

Helpful people wanted

NetIKX is run by a voluntary committee and we are a thriving group, but currently short of a few members. Are you one of the people we need? Skills we would like include general admin, publicity and PR, financial management and WordPress knowledge. If you think you have these skills, or just a general desire to help, please let us know. We can offer tasks that fit your personal workload, with a focus on what you want to do. It is a great opportunity to branch out in the world of KM.


David Penfold at the Taxonomy Bootcamp
David Penfold manning the NetIKX store.

For some years, NetIKX has been an organisational supporter of the Taxonomy Boot Camp London event (TBCL) held at Olympia in the early Autumn. That means that we help to promote TBCL, especially to our members and social media followers, and in exchange we get a stall / table-top location to use to promote ourselves, two free tickets, and 30% off for our other members should they wish to take advantage.

This year we had a successful innovation – a Book Draw. It included two books: The KM Cookbook by Chris Collison, Paul Corney and Patricia Eng Lee, from Facet Publishing. Two of the authors have spoken at NetIKX seminars, so they are ‘family’.  The second book was The Knowledge Management Handbook, 2nd edition, by Nick Milton and Patrick Lambe, from Kogan Page. Note that Patrick was present at TBCL and delivered a tutorial session on the opening day. The Book Draw was popular with the authors and publishers and led to considerable interest in our stall. We look forward to the Bootcamp next year to bring more benefit to NetIKX members!

Anoushka Ferrari with Helen Lippell, organiser of the Taxonomy Bootcamp
Anoushka Ferrari with Helen Lippell, organiser of the Taxonomy Bootcamp.

Emma Hopkins, who won the KM Cookbook.

Who we are

NetIKX is an independent community interested in information and knowledge management. We offer:

Up to six friendly, interactive meetings each yearNetworking and sharing opportunities
Stimulating, thought leading speakersQuality resources available online
Practical focus on IM and KM challengesInexpensive membership

What people say

“Superb presentations. Excellent syndicate session!”

“Very well organised, excellent clear presentation. Very interesting and useful!”

“In its scope, focus, meetings programme and diversity of membership, the Network has been one of the most valuable I have been involved with.”

“Took away several pragmatic ideas that I can apply to the work place – thanks!”

“Superb presentations. Excellent syndicate session.”

“Huge thank you to the speakers.”

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