Drawing on the three perspectives defined above, individual events will be designed to address subjects within the following five overall themes:
A. Managing information and knowledge assets and resources
An effective IRM, IM and KM programme relies on a sound foundation. This includes understanding what the organisation already has in place, how this relates to the overall organisation’s needs and those of the individuals within it, and what competencies those individual need to have. An effective IRM, IM and KM programme will also address how to promote itself effectively within the organisation, and how to ensure that it continues to develop so that the organisation is as well placed as possible for optimum success.
B. Developing and exploiting information and knowledge assets and resources
There are many ways to develop and exploit information and knowledge assets and resources. These include on the one hand addressing how people collaborate, learn from each other and use the assets available to them, and on the other, optimizing the way the assets themselves are sourced and managed.
C. Protecting information and knowledge assets and resources
Protection of assets and resources is dependent on assurance and security, authentication and validation.
D. Harnessing the web for information and knowledge exchange
The web provides enormous opportunities as well as challenges for our own use as individual IRM, IM and KM professionals, as well as in our roles as evaluators and providers of resources to our employing organizations and individual customers who will display a wide range of enthusiasm and expertise in their use of the web.
E. Business value and cost effectiveness