Our Next Seminar

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

Date: Wednesday 30 September 2020: 2.30 pm


This seminar will be an introduction to the little-known methodology with Russian origins, called TRIZ. Patterns that were uncovered while delving deep into the patents database have revealed around 100 concepts, principles, and strategies to solve any problem. Learn how to use these and you can think like a genius!

Speaker: Ron Donaldson

Ron will introduce us to the basic principles and insights behind TRIZ and then share with us a couple of techniques for us to familiarize ourselves and apply during the syndicate session.

Please note that this seminar will be a virtual one, using the Zoom platform. More details will be made available to those registering.



Ron Donaldson worked for English Nature, mostly in Systems Analysis then Knowledge Management for 21 years and has been teaching and facilitating TRIZ with Oxford Creativity for the last 12 years. Although TRIZ is traditionally known for its use in Engineering, Ron is keen to explore and promote TRIZ for use in Business, Knowledge and Information Management.

Provisional Timetable

14:30 – 15.30 Presentation

15.30 – 15:50 ‘Tea and networking’

15:50 – 16:50 Breakout sessions

16:50 – 17:00 General discussion and wrap-up


Online, using Zoom. More details to those registering.

Seminar Costs

If you are a NetIKX Member or join NetIKX now, there is no charge.  Non-members normally pay £30.  Non-member charges will be announced shortly.

However, as this seminar is on-line, non-members are asked to make a donation of £12.

There are discounts available for returning members and others – for further information, please send an email to .

If you have a problem registering for this meeting, please send an email to .

Provisinal Future Programme of Seminars – details nearer the date

October 2020 Virtual event

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

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

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 2021KM, 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 2021The 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
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.

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