Keeping the show on the road in a virtual world

Topical News! Virtual meetings are pretty much the only meetings in town!  With Corvid19 rampaging through the UK, we all need to get skilled at the art of virtual meetings as a top priority. Now is the time to show your value as a KM professional by providing skills and knowledge in the virtual meeting […]

Taxonomy Bootcamp

Taxonomy Bootcamp is happening again on the 16-17th October. As a partnership organisation, NetIKX is able to offer members a 25% discount, the code for which has been sent to all members. If you are a member and have not received this, please email info[at]netikx.org.uk.  Key features: Essential tips you can start applying right away to […]

The implications of blockchain for information management

Blockchain is a technology which was first developed as the technical basis for the cryptocurrency Bitcoin, but there has been recent speculation that it might be useful for various information management purposes too. There is quite a ‘buzz’ around the topic, yet it is too complex for many people to figure out, so it’s not surprising that the 6 July 2017 NetIKX seminar, ‘The implications of Blockchain for KM and IM’, attracted the biggest turnout of the year so far.

Titus Oates claims that there is a Catholic plot against the King’s life

Trust and Integrity in Information

Trust and Integrity in Information An account by Conrad Taylor of the May 2018 meeting of the Network for Information and Knowledge Exchange. Speakers — Hanna Chalmers of Ipsos MORI, Dr Brennan Jacoby of Philosophy at Work, and Conrad Taylor. Fake News 1688: the ‘Popish Plot’. Titus Oates ‘revealing’ to King Charles II his totally […]

Tony Quinlan explaining how to interpret SenseMaker signifiers. The pink objects behind him are the micro-narratives we produced during the exercise, on ‘super-sticky’ Post-It notes. Photo Conrad Taylor.

Working in Complexity – SenseMaker, Decisions and Cynefin

Account of a NetIKX meeting with Tony Quinlan of Narrate, 7 March 2018, by Conrad Taylor At this NetIKX afternoon seminar, we got a very thorough introduction to Cynefin, ananalytical framework that helps decision-makers categorise problems surfacing in complex social, political and business environments. We also learned about SenseMaker®, an investigative method with software support, […]

First Meeting Outside London: Organising Medical and Health-related Information – Leeds – 7 June 2018

We have now planned our first meeting outside London. This will be in Leeds on Thursday 7 June and the topic will be Medical Information. The meeting will be a joint one with ISKO UK. Speakers will include Ewan Davis. There will be no charge for attending this meeting, but you must register. For more […]

Making true connections in a complex world – Graph database technology and Linked Open Data – 25th January 2018

Conrad Taylor writes: The first NetIKX meeting of 2018, on 25 January, looked at new technologies and approaches to managing data and information, escaping the limitations of flat-file and relational databases. Dion Lindsay introduced the concepts behind ‘graph databases’, and David Clarke illustrated the benefits of the Linked Data approach with case studies, where the […]

The Future of Work for Information and Knowledge Professionals

To celebrate the tenth anniversary of NetIKX, the November 2017 meeting was opened free of charge to people from related knowledge and information management organisations. It featured two speakers, Peter Thomson and Stuart Ward, and an extended panel session with questions from the audience. Peter Thomson on the changing world of work Peter Thomson is a […]

Taxonomy Boot Camp London

A 25% discount on the fee at the Taxonomy Boot Camp London (17–18 October) has been negotiated for NetIKX members. See http://www.netikx.org/forum/netikx-member-discount-taxonomy-boot-camp-2017 for the discount code.

The Implications of Blockchain for KM and IM

Conrad Taylor writes: The speakers at the meeting on 6 July 2017 were Marc Stephenson, Noeleen Schenk  and John Sheridan. Marc Stephenson is the Technical Director at Metataxis. He has worked on the design, implementation and ongoing management of information systems for over 25 years, including organisations in health, central and local government, banking, utilities, new […]