Past Events Index


May 2020How do we thrive in a hyper-connected, complex world? An afternoon of conversation on Zoom with David Gurteen.David Gurteen outlined many dimensions to the connectedness of our complex world, including transport changes, internet, social media, global finances. In his view; over the last 75 years this increased connectivity has led to massive complexity, and today we can conceive of two worlds – an old world before the Second World War and a new world that has emerged since 1945. Read more
March 2020Using previously hidden knowledge to think like a genius: An introduction to TRIZMeeting postponed because of the Corona virus
January 2020Virtual working and learning: is it working for you?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 preparation and etiquette that makes humans effective when working together at a distance. Read more


November 2019Useful evidence: getting research evidence valued and usedAt this meeting Jonathan Breckon of the Alliance for Useful Evidence described the COM-B framework for encouraging research use, developed by researchers at UCL, and adopted by a range of foundations and government agencies in UK and overseas. He also gave some practical tips on the best mechanisms for getting research evidence valued and used. A report will be available shortly.
September 2019This event was deferred to 2020
Open Knowledge
July 2019Using content strategy to meet your business goals: content strategy at workThis seminar received very positive feedback. The two speakers were able to present their different perspectives on this practical topic with expertise and they coordinated together like the perfect double act! The audience learnt from first-hand experience how to work through the four stages of Content Strategy development.
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May 2019Information Literacy: Current Ideas and DevelopmentsThe question of how we identify trustworthy sources of information formed the basis of this varied and thought-provoking seminar. Hanna Chalmers, Senior Director of IPSOS Mori, detailed the initial results of a recent poll on trust in the media. Events such as the Cambridge Analytica scandal have resulted in a general sense that trust in the media is in a state of crisis. Read more
March 2019Open DataThis meeting mainly consisted of a general (fairly non-technical) introduction to the subject from David Penfold, who gave examples of how open data is used by organisations such as Network Rail. He showed excerpts from presentations Sir Tim Berners-Lee and Sir Nigel Shadbolt and concluded with a consideration of the ethics of Open Data and the implications of AI. Read more
January 2019Wikipedia and other knowledge-sharing systemsAt this meeting Andy Mabbett, a hugely experienced Wikipedia editor, gave an introduction to the background of Wikipedia and discussed many of the issues that it raises. Accumulating, organising and sharing knowledge is never easy; this is the problem Knowledge Management sought to address. Today we hope networked electronic platforms can facilitate the process. They are never enough in themselves, because the issues are essentially human, to do with attitudes, social dynamics and work culture — but good tools certainly help.. Read more


November 2018Network Science: Harnessing the “Networkness” of NetworksAt this meeting Yasmin Merali, Professor of Systems Thinking and Director of the Centre for Systems Studies at Hull University Business School, and Drew Mackie gave an introduction to network science and demonstrated some practical applications. Read more
September 2018Ontologies and domain modelling: a fun (honest) and friendly introductionAt this lively meeting Helen Lippell and Silver Oliver introduced ontologies and explained how they could be used. Michael Smethurst and Anya Somerville ran an interactive practical session. Read more
July 2018Machines and Morality: Can AI be Ethical?At this meeting Stephanie Mathisen, Policy Manager at Sense About Science, and Tamara Ansons, Behavioural Science Consultant at Ipsos, addressed the question of the Ethics of Artificial Intelligence – is it possible for machines to have morality? Read more
June 2018Organising Medical and Health-related InformationAt this meeting held in Leeds, Ewan Davis, one of the first developers of a GP computerised health record system, discussed Electronic Health Records. This is a joint meeting with ISKO UK. Read more
May 2018Trust and integrity in informationThe question of how we identify trustworthy sources of information formed the basis of this varied and thought-provoking seminar. Hanna Chalmers, Senior Director of IPSOS Mori, detailed the initial results of a recent poll on trust in the media. Events such as the Cambridge Analytica scandal have resulted in a general sense that trust in the media is in a state of crisis. Read more
March 2018Working in Complexity – SenseMaker, Decisions and CynefinAt this meeting attendees were given the opportunity to take part in experimenting with a number of tools and analytical approaches that have been used to good effect in dealing with intractable, complex problems. The speaker was Tony Quinlan. Read more
January 2018Making true connections in a complex world: new technologies to link facts, concepts and dataAt this meeting new approaches to Linked Data and Graph Technology were presented and discussed. Dion Lindsay introduced the New Graph Technology of Information and David Clarke discussed Building Rich Search and Discovery User Experiences with Linked Open Data. Read more


November 2017The Future for Information and Knowledge ProfessionalsThe programme focused on the situation of knowledge and information professionals in 2017. Talks to set the scene were from Peter Thomson on major changes to the world of work and from Stuart Ward, Chair of NetIKX at its inception, who focused more closely on how KM and IM people can provide value in the workplace in this changing world. Then, in a usual NetIKX syndicate session, participants were invited to discuss the key ideas that they thought were the most relevant. After this, to gain a wider perspective, questions based on these discussions were put to a panel composed of people active and influential in our field. These were David Haynes (Chair of ISKO UK), David Gurteen, David Smith (Government KIM Head of Profession), Karen McFarlane (Chair of the CILIP Board), Steve Dale and Noeleen Schenk (Metataxis Ltd, who has also been running a series of meetings on the future of knowledge and information management). A report has been posted on the NetIKX blog. Read more
September 2017Closing the Loop on Lesson LearningChris Collison explored the myths and truths of lesson-learning in different contexts, using real examples, both good and bad, challenging us to improve this important knowledge-management practice and make it more than a convenient phrase. A report will be posted on the NetIKX blog in due course. Read more
July 2017The Implications of Blockchain for KM and IMFirst Noeleen Schenk of Metataxis explained blockchain in terms of information governance and then Marc Stephenson, also of Metataxis, gave a technical overview. They were followed by John Sheridan and Mark Bell of The National Archives, who described a Blockchain project on which they are working. A report has been posted on the NetIKX blog and copies of the presentations can be accessed by members in the seminar report on this site (see right-hand column). In addition, a storify of the tweets sent at the meeting can be found at Read more
May 2017Developing Effective Collaborative Knowledge Spaces Paul J. Corney and Victoria Ward introduced a survey that has been run on this topic and used the meeting to obtain feedback on the questions from those attending. A report will be posted in due course on the NetIKX blog and this will include links to a paper Paul is writing on the topic. Read more
March 2017Gurteen Knowledge Café – Entrained and Entrenched ThinkingDavid Gurteen, well known as a keynote speaker and conversational facilitator, ran a Knowledge Café on the topic of Entrained and Entrenched Thinking. A report has been posted on the NetIKX blog. Read more
January 2017Information Design: approaches to better communicationConrad Taylor and Ruth Miller (long-standing practitioners of information design) presented some simple and practical applications of plain language, computer-based design, and design project management practices to help organisations and businesses to communicate clearly. A report of the two talks by Conrad himself can be found on the NetIKX blog. In addition, a storify of the tweets sent at the meeting can be found at and a fuller version of Conrad’s talk at Read more


November 2016Evidence Based Decision MakingSteve Dale of Collabor8now Ltd demonstrated how information can be presented in ways that are misleading and that we can make decisions based on such information. He included two practical exercises that illustrated some of his points. For more information on this meeting, see the NetIKX blog post on this event. In addition, a storify of the tweets sent at the meeting can be found at Read more
September 2016Connecting Knowledge Communities: Approaches to Professional DevelopmentLuke Stevens-Burt from CILIP talked about CPD at CILIP and the PKSB (Professional Knowledge and Skills Base), which can be used to rate knowledge and skills levels and identify areas for improvement. He was followed by Christopher Reeves and Karen Thwaites from the Department for Education, who talked about CPD, particularly focusing on the new Government KIM framework and how it was produced – this was a unique opportunity to see this from the perspective of the Department for Education because Chris did a lot of the coordination to ensure consultation there and experienced the challenges that this raised. See the NetIKX blog post on this event. In addition, a storify of the tweets sent at the meeting can be found at Read more
July 2016Understanding Networks – and how to win friends and influence peopleDrew Mackie and David Willcox are currently on the Joined Up Digital project for the Centre for Ageing Better, following an exploration into Living Well in the Digital Age with the Age Action Alliance. They have developed social network mapping for the Croydon Best Start programme and other clients, and also created a suite of workshop games and simulations to support co-design. They talked about the theory and practice of networks and networking and provided delegates with insights into how they can exploit network thinking. See the NetIKX blog post on this event will be posted shortly. In addition, a storify of the tweets sent at the meeting can be found at Read more
May 2016SharePoint and Office 365: getting maximum value from enterprise collaboration solutions Nathaniel Suda, Advanced 365, who is the only consultant in the UK to simultaneously hold a strategic advisory position at Microsoft UK in both Business Intelligence and SharePoint, and Cerys Hearsey, Lead Consultant and MD at Post*Shift. A NetIKX blog post on this event will be uploaded shortly, but a storify of the tweets sent at the meeting can be found at Read more
March 2016Storytelling For Problem Solving & Better Decision Making Ron Donaldson, an expert practitioner in the art and science of storytelling techniques. NetIKX blog post by Conrad Taylor on this event has been uploaded. Read more
January 2016Human Capital – The Last Differentiator Rooven Pakkiri, Social Business Consultant. NetIKX blog posts by Lissi Corfield and Conrad Taylor on this event have been uploaded. Read more


November 2015Offshoring/Outsourcing Information Services The two lead speakers – Chrissy Street, now Head of Central Information Resources at Clifford Chance, and Karen Tulett, who is currently a Director at Morgan Stanley, in two presentations that revealed their long and impressive experience as information service leaders, opened our eyes to the wide range of possibilities that is now available, and the pros and cons of different approaches. Read our NetIKX blog post on this event.
September 2015Connecting Knowledge CommunitiesSpeakers from the Henley Forum for Organisational Learning & Knowledge Strategies, the Knowledge and Innovation Network (KIN), IRMS (the Information and Records Management Society), ISKO UK (the UK Chapter of the International Society for Knowledge Organization), KIDMM (the Knowledge, Information, Data and Metadata Management online forum) and NetIKX itself. Read our NetIKX blog post on this event.
July 2015Hillsborough – Information Work and Helping People (with AGM) Jan Parry, President of CILIP. Read our NetIKX blog post on this event. Read more
May 2015Open Data – Products, Services and Standards. Mark Braggins and Steven Flower. Read our NetIKX blog post on this event. Read more
March 2015Seek and You will Find? Karen Blakeman, independent consultant, and Tony Hirst, Open University. Read our NetIKX blog post on this event. Read more
January 2015Auditing your KIM Skills Gap: A joint seminar of the Network for Information & Knowledge Exchange and TFPL Connect-edJayne Winch and Suzanne Wheatley. Read more


November 2014Wider horizons for information auditSue Henczel and Graham Robertson
September 2014Communities of Practice for the Post Recession EnvironmentDion Lindsay.
Read our
NetIKX blog post on this event.
July 2014Selling Taxonomies to organisationsAlice Laird, Information Professional, ICAEW and Phil Carlisle, Data Standards Unit, English Heritage. Read our NetIKX blog post on this event.
May 2014Information on the MoveDavid Nicholas Read our NetIKX blog post on this topic. Max Whitby Read our NetIKX blog post on this topic. Two topics and two syndicate sessions made up this Event. Val Skelton, Editor of ‘Information Today, Europe’ has written a very good blog post on this seminar: ‘Second digital revolution’
March 2014Incentivising knowledge sharing behavioursStephen Dale Read our NetIKX blog post on this event.
January 2014When space matters (for collaboration, innovation and knowledge transfer)Paul J Corney, Managing Partner at Knowledge et al. Read our Storify collection of tweets from this event.


November 2013Knowledge organisation – past present and futureDr David Skryme, Analyst and Management Consultant at David Skryme Associates and Danny Budzak, Senior Information Manager at the London Legacy Development Corporation. Read our blog post and our Storify collection of tweets from this event.
September 2013The Knowledge Council and the KIM professionalKaren McFarlane, Chair of the Government’s Knowledge Council and Government Head of Profession for Knowledge and Information Management (KIM). Paul J. Corney has written an excellent blog post on Karen’s talk on his Knowledge et al blog: ‘True tacit knowledge can’t be passed on when people leave…’
July 2013Data protection: the good, the bad and the futureDave Evans, Group Manager – Business and Industry, Information Commissioner’s Office
May 2013Managing changeLesley Trenner, Change Coach and Janet Kaul, Knowledge Officer, NHS Health and Social Care Information Centre. Read our blog post and Storify collection of tweets from this event.
March 2013Knowledge management: past, present and futureStuart Ward, Forward Consulting and Lissi Corfield, The Knowledge Advantage. NetIKX member Elisabeth Goodman has written a detailed blog post on the event: notes on a NetIKX seminar, as has Val Skelton for Information Today: Knowledge management: past, present and future
January 2013Digital native or digital immigrant – does it matter?Social Media – what next and what can we do with it?Karen Blakeman, RBA Information Services and Graham Coult, Editor-in-Chief, Managing Information. See our NetIKX blog report on the event, our Storify collection of tweets and Val Skelton’s event report for Information Today.


November 2012Maximizing knowledge – sharing information conversationally through podcasts and social mediaHelen Clegg, Knowledge Team Director, AT Kearney. Read our NetIKX blog post and Storify collection of tweets from this event. Val Skelton has also done a great review of this event for Information Today.
September 2012Ensuring business value and cost-effectiveness in what we doRoger Farbey, British Dental Association, Megan Roberts, Oxford Innovation. Read our NetIKX blog post on this event.
July 2012Digital preservation – help!Mark Merifield, National Archives, Rob Gethen Smith, Tate
March 2012The role of KM in supporting new ways of workingJohn Davies, Business Consultant, Piers Cain, Chartered Management Institute
January 2012Social Media – what next and what can we do with it?Steve Dale, Geoff Mccaleb. Read our NetIKX blog post on this event.


November 2011What next for the web? – a look at linked data and semantic searchRichard Wallis, Victoria Uren. Read our NetIKX blog post on this event.
September 2011Developing our capability: A practical tool-kit for IM/KM practitioners and their customersChris Collison, Independent Consultant. Read a NetIKX blog post by Nicola Franklin on this event.
July 2011Information Risk Management – taking a risk management approachLiz Scott-Wilson, Patricia Bryant
May 2011Making the most of SharePoint: CLSIG/NetIKX Joint seminar John Quinn, James Andrews, Hugh O’Neill, Mark Field
March 2011Knowledge Management – does it still have a role in organisational strategy?Nick Milton, Linda Wishart
January 2011Using social media to achieve organisational goals – implications for organisational and IM/KM policies and strategies Dr Hazel Hall, Nicky Whitsed


November 2010Information Asset Registers – the why, what, how and who of it all …Alec Mulinder, Chris Beetham, Noeleen Schenk, Bob McLean
September 2010Managing personal information and knowledge needs and NetIKX AGMStephen Dale, Mark Field
July 2010Sharepoint – present and future Marc Stephenson, Cerys Hearsey, Jill Halford and others
May 2010IM / KM competencies – past, present and futureAngela Abell, Sue Westcott, Peter McMeekin
March 2010Protecting information and knowledge assets and resources: a commercial provider’s viewpoint Malcolm Weston
January 2010Social networking tools – should they be taken seriously?Suzanne Burge, Elisabeth Goodman


November 2009A journey: IRM to KM and beyond: building on the Willard ModelGraham Robertson and Bob Bater
September 2009Information assurance – am I bovvered? Preceded by NetIKX AGMVeronica Fraser
May 2009The Knowledge Council: coordinating and reusing Government informationGraham Monk
March 2009Knowledge Transfer Programme in Museums, Libraries and Archives (MLA) LondonVictoria Ward and Ellen Collins
January 2009Person to person communications on the Internet: a BBC experienceEuan Semple


November 2008Information literacy, Web 2.0 and the new librariansPeter Godwin
September 2008Experience versus expertiseGeoff Parcell, Practical KM
July 2008Anarchy in the enterprise? Using social media tools effectively in a corporate contextRichard Dennison, BT
May 2008Records management: the bedrock of Knowledge ManagementMartin Sanderson, TFPL
January 2008Social networking: focussing on social bookmarking Adrian Melrose, Cogenz


November 2007How do we make people share their knowledge? Learning, sharing and collaborationDavid Gurteen,
Gurteen Knowledge Community
September 2007Standardising the language of Information and Knowledge Management Stella Dextre Clarke, Independent Consultant
July 2007Customer Relationship Management – what’s in it for me and why should I share my contacts?Howard Knight, Chief Information Officer, Lloyds of London
May 2007Information and Knowledge Management in everyday work Kevin Miles, Head of Knowledge Management, Transport Research Laboratory
March 2007The role of knowledge sharing in supporting learning in the workplaceLeela Damodaran, Professor of Paticipative Design and Change Management. Loughborough University
January 2007Demonstrating the value of Information and Knowledge Management – As simple as ABC? David Skyrme, consultant, trainer and writer on information and knowledge management


November 2006Knowledge transfer in distributed teamsDr Jonathan Sapsed, Centre for Research in Innovation Management, University of Brighton
September 2006Practical experience of implementing KM in changing timesDr John Paul Kawalek,
ThinkTank International
July 2006Information and knowledge architecture – the essential blueprintPeter Griffiths, Head of Information Services, Home Office
May 2006Making space for knowledgeCharles Egbu, Glasgow Caledonian University, Scotland
March 2006Weaving knowledge into the organisational fabricLeela Damodaran, Professor,
Loughborough University
January 2006Preservation and re-use of knowledgeHarry Scarbrough, Professor,
Warwick Business School


November 2005Delivering real value from IM & KM: gaining and sustaining senior management supportStuart Ward, Forward Consulting
September 2005Practical experience of implementing KM in changing timesLinda Wishart, Department of Health
July 2005Information and knowledge architecture – the essential blueprintBob Bater, Infoplex Associates
May 2005Making space for knowledgeAngela Dove, A Dove Consulting
March 2005Weaving knowledge into the organisational fabricChris Collison, Centrica
January 2005Preservation and re-use of knowledgeRobert Workman, BNFL


November 2004Developing a world class knowledge resource: the British Library in the 21st centuryJean Naylor, British Library
September 2004Open up! Meeting the challenge of the Freedom of Information ActColin Crooks, Department for Education and Science
July 2004Knowledge Management: Where now? Where next?David Skyrme, David Skyrme Associates Ltd
May 2004Classification and taxonomies within BBC New MediaMartin Belam, BBC
March 2004Developing category listsDanny Budzak, BeingDigital
January 2004Turning knowledge into a commercial propositionFrank Nigriello, Unipart


December 2003The Knowledge CaféDavid Gurteen, Knowledge Consultant,
Gurteen Knowledge
October 2003The Knowledge Network –
joined up government in action
Chris Hancock, KM Director,
Office of the e-Envoy
July 2003Practical, living taxonomiesDerek Sturdy, Managing Director,
Granite and Comfrey
May 2003Communities & information professionals – knowledge at the coalfaceJacky Berry, Head of Information Services, Linklaters
March 2003Making knowledge visible – information products, the neglected information assetLiz Orna, Orna Information and Editorial Consultancy
January 2003A knowledge management journey – from web to workplaceIbrahim Gogus, Knowledge Management Director, Oracle Corporation