Blog for May 2022 Seminar : MS Teams – The Case for Information Architecture and Governance

This seminar was given by Alex Church a Senior Consultant with Metataxis. Metataxis has clients in central and local government; charities and non-profit organisations; the private sector; higher education and much more. Metataxis is in the business of managing information. What is Teams ?  Teams is all about communication (chat, audio/video conferencing, telephony) and collaboration […]

May 2022 Seminar : MS Teams – The Case for Information Architecture and Governance

Summary This meeting was about MS Teams and, in essence, MS Teams are about communication (chat, audio/video conferencing, telephony) and collaboration (content sharing, storage, task management etc.). Teams is just one part of Office 365 which is a whole set of cloud business applications. However, before deploying Teams you will need an Information Management Strategy, […]

January 2022 Seminar : Introduction to Radical Knowledge Management

Summary : With the ongoing development of technology and its impact on every workplace in industry and commerce we must seek to radicalise the effectiveness of Knowledge Management by learning lessons from the creative essence of art and artists. In this way we can increase productivity and liberate insightful improvements to industrial and commercial processes […]

Seminar Report November 2021. Writing for the Web: Perspectives and Practical Advice.

Summary This meeting was an unusual choice for NetIKX, but it proved extremely wide ranging and informative.  We considered how writing for the web  is different from other content? What are the processes and principles guiding web content and are there any hard-and-fast rules to stick to when crafting texts for the Web? These are […]

July 2021 Seminar : Ethical Artificial Intelligence

Summary What is ethical, or responsible, artificial intelligence (AI) ? In essence, we can identify three concerns/issues : “the moral behaviour of humans as they design, make, use and treat artificially intelligent systems.” “A concern with the behaviour of machines, in machine ethics” – for example, computational ethics. ” “The issue of a possible singularity […]

May 2021 Seminar : The status of KM in 2020, and trends for the future

Summary In early 2020, Knoco undertook a third global “state of the art” survey of Knowledge Management. The results gave a snapshot of the state of pre-covid KM, and comparison with previous surveys allows trends to be identified.  Nick Milton, the director of Knoco Ltd has a fascinating insight into the survey results. He pinpointed […]

March 2021 Seminar: Working during the Covid-19 pandemic: sharing insights and experiences

Summary This meeting consisted of  eight speakers talking for ten minutes each about different aspects of their experience of working during this time, followed by the usual syndicate sessions, where experiences were  shared in more detail, so that we can manage better as we move forward into a still uncertain future. Speakers The eight speakers […]

January 2021 Seminar: Managing Knowledge in Project Environments

Summary This meeting was about Knowledge Management which is widely practised in project environments, but not always recognised as such. What is recognised as knowledge management is often information management – and tends to be treated a series of unconnected activities. Members joined us to find out where knowledge management has been hiding, and how […]

November 2020 Seminar: The framework and ISO standards for Collaboration, KM and Innovation and how these might be integrated into your organisation

Summary This seminar, affectionately know as the Two Ronnie’s show, aimed to introduce the Five dimensions Framework of Collaboration, Knowledge and Innovation. They gave an overview of the collaboration, knowledge management and innovation published standards ISO44001, ISO 30401, ISO 56002. This was of great interest to the gathered crowd by establishing the relationships there.  They […]

October 2020 Seminar: From Hawley to the Edge of Intelligence : the continuing evolution of Knowledge and Information Management to adapt to the new normal

Summary This seminar was all about the ‘Financial Times’ survey entitled ‘The edge of intelligence’ published in early March 2020.  Stephen Phillips is a member of CILIP, the Library and Information Association, which worked with the ‘Financial Times’ to commission a survey of its readers. The purpose of this was to build a better understanding […]

September 2020 Seminar: TRIZ and how it can be applied to Knowledge and Information Management

Summary This meeting introduced the little-known methodology with Russian origins, called TRIZ. Patterns that were uncovered while delving deep into the patents database during work in Russia revealed around 100 concepts, principles, and strategies that they believe will help to solve any problem. Ron has extensive experience using TRIZ in a huge range of different […]

July 2020 Seminar: Time critical user centred library web design

Summary Antony Groves, from the University of Sussex gave a lively account of how his team have made ten changes to the library website since lockdown. He talked about benchmarking, user surveys and feedback and plenty of iterations to get things right. They have had two aims: to make the site accessible to meet Government […]

May 2020 Seminar: How do we thrive in a hyper-connected, complex world?

Summary This meeting was a regular Knowledge Café that David Gurteen held especially for NetIKX members.  We heard David set out the reasons he felt the world had changed beyond all recognition since the second world war.  He listed the familiar story of the internet, transport advances, global finances and social media but also more […]

January 2020 Seminar: Virtual working and learning: is it working for you?

Summary NetIKX had a dazzling meeting with Paul Corney, President-elect of CILIP, showing his wealth of knowledge about meetings of all kinds, and specifically virtual meetings.  The presentation ranged from detailed analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of technology packages – where he pulled out some surprising issues to watch out for – to the […]

November 2019 Seminar: Useful evidence: getting research evidence valued and used.

Summary At this meeting Jonathan Breckon of the Alliance for Useful Evidence explained the role of his organisation. It is a network, hosted by the UK’s innovation charity Nesta, the government’s vehicle for designing, testing and scaling new solutions to some identified problems. These organisations champion the smarter use of evidence in social policy and […]