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Updated: 2018-01-15T10:34:25.449-06:00


How Knowledge Managers Can Drive Big Data Projects


Join KM colleagues and friends for a discussion led by Niranjan Thomas, General Manager, Platform and Technology Partnerships for Dow Jones. We will explore why Knowledge Managers are especially equipped to help the organization effectively and efficiently derive meaning from big data. Since knowledge managers are adept at articulating the relationship between data, information and overarching business strategies, they can play a critical role in data analytics initiatives.

Niranjan Thomas has over 16 years of experience in Technology leadership roles across software design and development, software project management, cybersecurity, risk and business management. Prior to joining Dow Jones he served as Head of Technology at AMP, Australia’s leading specialist wealth management and life insurance company. Niranjan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Information Systems from RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia. LinkedIn

Register Today!

When:       Thursday, November 16, 2017
                  5:00 PM: Registration and refreshments
                  5:30 - 6:15 PM: Presentation and discussion
                  6:15 - 7:00 PM: Networking

Where:     Dow Jones Company
                  One South Wacker Drive, Room 1700, Chicago, IL 60606

Important: Registration is required to gain access to the Dow Jones building. Register by noon on November 16. To Register visit KM Chicago Eventbrite.

ARMA Chicago and KM Chicago Networking at Bin 36


Join ARMA Chicago and KM Chicago for a free networking event to mingle with colleagues across related professions of records management, information governance, and knowledge management.  Expand your professional network, socialize with colleagues, and explore potential partnerships!Thursday July 13th | 5:30-7:30PMBIN 36 | 161 North Jefferson Street, Chicago IL 60661Complimentary Hors D'oeuvres | Cash BarRSVP: hope to see you there!View Invitation PDF here[...]

Insurance Services Roundtable – November 10, 2016


  Industry Focus, Insurance KM RoundtableWe continue our series across service sectors familiar to Chicago. Our focus this month is Insurance. Joining us are distinguished KM professionals, Neeru Arora, Chief Knowledge Officer for Aon plc, and Robert Burns, Director of Knowledge Management for MetLife Group Benefits Operations. Moderating this roundtable session is Dr. Anthony J. Rhem who recently published Knowledge Management in Practice (CRC Press, 2016). Our accomplished panelists will describe challenges unique to insurance, articulate successful approaches, and share stories from the recent past. Members from the audience are welcome to interact and help bring distinction and contrast to the Insurance industry.Please Reserve your seat today!When:            November 10, 20165:00 PM – Networking5:30 PM – Roundtable begins7:00 PM – ConclusionWhere:           Aon plc200 E. Randolph StreetChicago, IL 60601Host: Randy Bell,, (312) 286-2355(Please enter the Aon building at the east entrance off Randolph Street, and check with the Security Desk. Inform the desk that you are attending the KM Chicago Event which will be held on the 3rd Floor.)BiographyNeeru AroraCKO for Aon plc | Senior Vice President and CIO for Aon Service Corp LinkedInNeeru Arora is the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for Aon Service Corporation and, Chief Knowledge Officer for Aon plc. She leads an organization of 250 colleagues, focused on enabling growth, operational efficiency and stability. She is responsible for a vast number of portfolios, including sales and marketing, financial management, human resource management, procurement, legal, audit, compliance and treasury.Additionally, Neeru is accountable for the creation and execution of Aon’s Knowledge Sharing strategy, part of the unmatched talent agenda.  Under her leadership, the firm will continue to develop capabilities that make it easier for colleagues to find expertise, content and communities to better serve our clients, drive growth, and improve colleague productivity. She is also responsible for delivering Aon’s new global intranet and collaboration tools to enhance communications capabilities and help build a connected company.Neeru is a proven leader with over 20 years of experience, developing, driving and implementing strategies for growth and operational excellence within large organizations. Prior to joining Aon, Neeru served as a consultant at McKinsey, where she worked with global clients from various industries, focusing on areas of technology management, operations outsourcing and financial transparency. Prior to McKinsey, she served as a Director and Chief of Staff to the Global CIO at UBS. Neeru started her financial career at the Chicago Board of Trade where she was a Fixed Income Economist and led many public investigations in partnership with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). Neeru holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and Economics from Loyola University. BiographyRobert BurnsDirector | Knowledge Management of Group Benefits Operations at MetLifeLinkedInRobert Burns enjoys over 20 years of creating and building strategic Knowledge Management (KM) platforms that enable the business to achieve its goals. Additionally, Robert has leveraged past experience with education, technology consulting, business training, and on-the-job KM experience to approach KM holistically and integrate it into organizations at the process level and culturally. Having the opportunity of starting KM from the beginning in multiple organizations forced him to find several methods to influence & educate leadership and associates; plus ways to show KM’s value. He describes two key success factors: 1) Focus on evolving KM governance and processes to establish a solid, but agile foundation that is continually aligned with the business strategy and culture (without a solid KM foundation the KM soluti[...]

Industry Focused, KM Roundtable Series


Series Kick-off Meeting – October 20, 2016·         InsuranceServices Roundtable – November 10, 2016·         HealthcareServices Roundtable – January 26, 2017 ·         LegalServices Roundtable – February 16, 2017 ·         Finance & Banking Services Roundtable – March 16, 2017 ·         EducationServices Roundtable – April 20, 2017Series Kick-off Meeting – October 20, 2016Dr. Anthony J. Rhem discusses current KM issues from his latest book, Knowledge Management in Practice (CRC Press, 362 pages) which examines practical KM applications across multiple industries. Since 1998, Tony has assisted organizations adopt KM strategies and practices—eighteen years’ experience implementing processes appropriate for each and every company within the various industries. KM Chicago will leverage this knowledge in a new series of expert led discussions which focus on one industry at a time. Tony will kick off the series by discussing relevant KM practices that are unique to certain industries. Tony will also highlight KM tools that are found in common among other industries, and explain how the underlying theory remains intact from one profession to another. He will storybook how successful practitioners and consultants have found ways to translate theory into practice for each particular industry.For each Industry Focus, Roundtable event we will have KM specialists in a specific industry provide their insights on how they resolve industry specific problems by applying KM best practices and solutions. Dr. Rhem will serve as moderator.Please Reserve your seat today!When:            October 20, 20165:00 PM – Networking5:30 PM – Roundtable begins7:00 PM – ConclusionWhere:           McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP300 South Wacker Drive, Suite 3100Chicago, IL 60606Host: Hector Cruz,, 312-913-2108BiographyDr. Anthony J. Rhem serves as the President of A.J. Rhem & Associates, Inc., a knowledge management consulting, training and research firm in Chicago. Dr. Rhem is an Information Systems professional with over thirty years of experience. As a Knowledge Management consultant he serves as adviser, strategist, information architect, and governance strategist in multiple industries including insurance, healthcare, legal, finance, and education. Recently a Professor and Director of Research at the Knowledge Systems Institute (KSI), he is now the Chairperson of the Board for KSI. Anthony is the author of many books and numerous articles including UML for Developing Knowledge Management Systems (CRC Press, 2005), and co-authored Knowledge Management in Law Firms: Expertise in Action (GLB, 2016). Dr. Rhem was educated at Purdue University (BS and NCAA Final 4 champion), DePaul University (MS), and Walden University (PhD). He is actively involved in national and international committees to strengthen KM education and awareness.RSVP Online on Eventbrite[...]

The ARMA / SLA 2016 Summer Social


Network, socialize and collaborate!Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at 5:30 PMKM Chicago is invited to join ARMA Chicago and SLA Illinois for a networking event with opportunities to mingle with colleagues across KM related professions including records management, information governance, information science, knowledge management, and archiving.Register for this event on Survey Monkey Today!Expand your professional network, socialize with colleagues, and explore potential partnerships!We hope to see you there!Event PosterLocation: Grant Thornton, 171 N. Clark Street, ChicagoFree of charge event. RSVP here at your earliest opportunity[...]

Learning with the system


Join KM Chicago on April 20, 2016!Learning with the system: building blocks for successful knowledge management programsKate Elgayeva, PresenterIn today's era of volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity, organizations must be adaptable in the face of constant change (Harvard Business Review). Doing so requires that organizations engage in a continual process of learning and intra-organizational knowledge exchange and yet some critical ingredients of a recipe for effective knowledge management programs are often overlooked. How can knowledge management leaders in today's ever-changing organizations facilitate conditions for learning and optimize the organization's competitive advantage? This workshop will focus on identifying the essential building blocks of creating knowledge management programs that can optimize organizational change readiness, learning and innovation, and increase the organization's overall performance and effectiveness. Outcomes of this workshop for participants will include: Understanding individual and organizational learning from a systems perspective;Connecting systemic learning with knowledge management practices; Identifying foundational components that contribute to successful knowledge management programs; andCorrelating the systems perspective with key organizational outcomes.PRESENTER BIOGRAPHYKate is currently an Adjunct Professor of Management at the University of Illinois in Chicago, teaching undergraduate and MBA courses in management and organizational behavior. She received her PhD in Organizational Leadership from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, where she also teaches courses in the MA in Industrial and Organizational Psychology program. Kate's dissertation research focused on knowledge management processes, and examined the nature of tacit knowledge exchange as well as the formative role of the organizational leadership in knowledge management programs. Kate is currently a board member of the Academy of Management's Organization Development and Change division, a board member of ARMA Chicago, and has been a board member of KM Chicago since 2014.LogisticsWednesday, April 20, 20165:00 PM - 5:30PM Networking5:30PM - 6:30PM WorkshopMcDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP300 South Wacker Drive, Suite 3100, Chicago(One-half block from Union Station)6:30PM After Action Review (No Host Refreshments)[...]

Knowledge Management and Information Governance


Join KM Chicago and ARMA Chicago on March 8th!

Knowledge Management and Information Governance: Incorporating IG and KM in Organizational Learning Programs and Implementations

Valeria L. Hunter, Principal Consultant

Learning organizations with continuous improvement programs utilize networks, communities of practice, discussion forums, and lessons learned systems to implement best practices for performance improvement. Incorporating governance in the workflow of these systems and processes can be a challenge, and getting it right adds complexity and credibility that can make or break your knowledge management program. Valeria Hunter will share her experience of actual implementation during her nearly ten years in Knowledge Management and Organizational Learning at one of the a global energy corporation and discuss the benefits, challenges and methods to incorporate information governance principles.

East Bank Club
500 N Kingsbury St, Chicago, IL 60654

10AM - Registration
10:30AM - Presentation
12-1PM- Lunch and Networking

Cost: $35 for ARMA members / $45 for ARMA non-members

*note a dial-in option is also available ($10 for members and $20 for non-members)

Details at Chicago ARMA Events

KM Practices within Learning Organizations


In a learning organization, leaders are designers, stewards, and teachers. They are responsible for building organizations where people continually expand their capabilities to understand complexity, clarify vision, and improve shared mental models – that is, they are responsible for learning. - Peter SengeKM Chicago & Chicagoland HDI PresentKnowledge Management Best Practices within Service Orientated Learning OrganizationsThursday, September 17, 201511:30 AM – 3:00 PM (lunch included)McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP300 South Wacker Drive, Suite 3100, Chicago(One-half block from Union Station)Register Today  Knowledge management is an absolute requirement to improve outcomes and enable an organization to make better decisions faster. It fosters service expansion, and service personalization, yet often it is considered optional, and either skipped-over or done poorly. Knowledge management is more than just the creation of a knowledge base and the use of a KM tool—it’s a critical inline process for capturing and leveraging essential assets of an organization. This workshop will discuss the challenges of implementing knowledge management in a service oriented, and how you can successfully get others to support this initiative. You will also learn how BP, number six on the Fortune Global 500 list, exercises KM processes worldwide to generate competitive advantages, and yield enormous profits while improving outcomes and efficiencies.  Key Takeaways:Learn how to capture knowledge in the context of the customerLearn about the principles of a Learning OrganizationLearn about KM Practices in use at BP to create and retain knowledge “Unleashing the Power of Learning: An Interview with British Petroleum’s John Browne,” Harvard Business Review · Valeria Hunter will present "Learning Organizations in Practice" -LinkedIn Learning organizations with continuous improvement programs utilize networks and communities of practice to implement best practices for performance improvement. What does that even mean? Does it work and what’s the value? Beyond a bunch of buzzwords, Valeria Hunter will separate the wheat from the chaff based on actual implementation in her nearly ten years in Organizational Learning at one of the global integrated oil majors as well as her interpretation of case studies from other industries.Rick Joslin will present “KM Best Practices within Service Management“ -LinkedInThrough this workshop, you’ll gain a practical understanding of how to integrate the capture, structure, and re-use of knowledge into the incident management process so as to improve service effectiveness and efficiency. About the Speakers:Valeria Hunterhas recently retired from her role at BP plc as the lead of Organizational Learning for Downstream Projects where she devised an organizational learning strategy and implemented various knowledge management processes, systems and tools for her internal international refining, petrochemical, pipeline, lubricants and other downstream clients. Valeria spent a total of seventeen years at BP in a variety of businesses and roles that also include project management in alternative energy, business development in oil pipeline transportation, and project portfolio management. Prior to joining BP, Valeria worked in the energy industry as a Senior Research Engineer at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), operated by Battelle Memorial Institute in Richland, Washington. During her time at PNNL Valeria collaborated on and is co-author of a book chapter, several papers and presentations on various aspects of the clean-up of radioactive wastes at the Hanford site in Washington State.Rick Joslin is the Executive Director of Certification & Training for HDI. He is a certified Knowledge-Center[...]

Personal KM: Cutting through Complexity—Building Cathedrals


 David Stern, Library Director PresentsPersonal Knowledge ManagementCutting through Complexity—Building CathedralsThursday, September 3, 20155:00 PM to 7:00 PM McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP300 South Wacker Drive, Suite 3100Chicago, Illinois 60606Register TodayDavid Stern, Library Director at Saint Xavier University in Chicago, will deliver an introductory-level presentation on key considerations for Personal Knowledge Management (PKM). David will demonstrate processes in multi-media materials capture, organization, and sharing. He will discuss software applications for individual and organizational implementations, with possibilities from simple free software tools that can be used by individuals to catalog research findings to create sophisticated competitive intelligence platforms that require significant organizational resources. His examples will utilize Zoteroand Diigo tools, and he will extend these concepts to address some linking across social media tools. He will also mention enterprise considerations such as taxonomies for sharing data using the Microsoft SharePointPortal Services. At this meeting you will be introduced to core KM concepts in Personal Knowledge Management including:Rapid capture, organization, and sharing of citations, web resources, text, audio, and videoConsiderations in the creation of solo PKM catalogsReview desktop applications and web services in Zotero and Diigo, respectivelyConsiderations in enterprise taxonomies and social networks in SharePointAbout the SpeakerDavid Stern is the Library Director at Saint Xavier University in Chicago. He was Associate Dean for Public Services at the Milner Library of Illinois State University, and before that the founder and principal of Maximize Information, a firm specializing in advanced information discovery techniques, enhancing organizational communication, collaboration and knowledge management, and leading organizational reviews and project management initiatives to find service quality improvements. Prior to this consulting experience, he was the Associate University Librarian for Scholarly Resources at Brown University, the Director of Science Libraries at Yale University and he has also worked as a general librarian, a medical librarian, and a science librarian in centralized and departmental libraries. In addition, he has taught library science graduate courses (University of Illinois and Southern Connecticut State University) and serves as a consultant and advisor to a number of professional societies and commercial publishers and online services. He has degrees in Biological Sciences (University of Connecticut), History & Philosophy of Science (Indiana University), and Library Science (Indiana University). Full online cv.Contact Informationstern@sxu.edu773-298-3350RSVP Online on Eventbrite[...]

Summer Socials Continue (AAR)


After Action Refreshments
The Friday afternoon Summer Socials continue for the KM community at South Branch Tavern & Grille. Please join us on Friday July 31, 2015 Updated!  from 4:00 to 7:00 PM. This is an updated date! 

Other Dates Include:

  • August 21, 2015 4:00 PM
  • September 25, 2015 4:00 PM

It's a casual event, so look for us (name tags and signage) hanging around the fireplace, or corner of the patio bar. Everyone is invited--KM Chicago members, friends, consultants, and vendors; anyone who believes in knowledge management. Come out on Friday to dissect KM, Systems Thinking, SNA, SECI, BA, and Organizational Learning! 

South Branch Tavern & Grille is located at 100 S. Wacker Dr., Chicago, IL 60606 which is situated within two blocks of Union Station and Ogilvie. Before you leave for home, come by to say hello. 

Becoming Knowledge Aware Enterprise Wide


Meet Paula Long and Dr. Anthony J. RhemWine  |  Hors D’Oeuvres  |  Thought Leaders  &  YouJoin the community of knowledge managers, information architects, and librarians, along with ​Hipskind consultants, ​DataGravity ​executive leadership, and KM Chicago for ​wine, ​hors ​d'oeuvres ​and timely ​discussions on passive capture of corporate ​expertise, and the importance of KM Governance. Thursday, July 16, 2015, 5:00 PM to 7:00 PMBin 36161 North Jefferson Street Chicago, Illinois 60661 (312) 995-6560An inspired wine list… matched with incredible cheese and other well-prepared New American plates… convivial atmosphere in the contemporary, open space…Zagat ReviewRegister for this unique eventPaula Long, CEO and co-founder of DataGravityBiography and Interview from the Huffington PostLink to final presentation slides“Paula is the CEO and co-founder of DataGravity, a company turning data into information... In 2001 Paula co-founded storage provider EqualLogic, resetting the bar on how customers managed and purchased data storage. EqualLogic was acquired by Dell for $1.4 billion in 2008 and Paula remained at Dell as vice president of storage until 2010.”“Her executive and technical leadership has been extensively recognized, including the New Hampshire High Tech Council Entrepreneur of the Year award, the Ernst & Young 2008 Northeast Regional  "Entrepreneur of the Year" and a national finalist for the same award.”Dr. Anthony J. Rhem, President of A.J. Rhem & Associates, Inc.Link to final presentation slidesAuthor, speaker, professor and consultant, Chicago’s own Dr. Anthony J. Rhem presents research from his new book Knowledge Management in Practice, A Real-World Look at Actual Cases, Techniques and Insights on the Practice of Knowledge Management. Dr. Rhem will narrow his discussion on the imminent concern for KM Governance in the workplace. Dr. Rhem was educated at Purdue University (BS and NCAA Final 4 champion), DePaul University (MS), and Walden University (PhD). He is actively involved in national and international committees to strengthen KM education and awareness. He consults for financial, insurance, retail, telecommunications, and military organizations. (LinkedIn)[...]

Networking, Socializing and Collaborating


ARMA Chicago | Society of American Archivists | KM Chicago

Joint Event to Foster Opportunities to Connect

Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at 6:00 PM

626 N State St, Chicago
Italian | River North

Join ARMA Chicago, Society of American Archivists and Knowledge Management Chicago for a free
networking event. This joint event is a great opportunity to connect with colleagues across professions of records management, information governance, archives, and knowledge management.

ZAGAT rated: "The more people in your party to share dishes, the better" at this "hip", "always crowded" River North Italian where "authentic", "way-above-average" "big and little bites" (including "wonderful house-cured meats"), "many wine options" by the carafe and "genuinely good" service "completely outweigh" the "astounding noise"; the "rustic" bi-level environs can get "tight", but prices are "so reasonable you can go back the next night" – and many do.

A KM Chicago Event - Dr. Arthur Shelley


An Evening with Arthur ShelleyJuly 2, 2015 from 5:00 - 7:00at McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP300 South Wacker Drive, Suite 3100Chicago, IL 60606Click here to Register for this Event Today!KNOWledge SUCCESSion, Building Strategic Capabilities Through Aligned Knowledge FlowsBased on his new book which explores topics on how to bring together aspects of effective knowledge leadership to enhance performance, Dr. Arthur Shelley will present KM Chicago with a lively dialog about Organizational Character, and include a fun game of exploration into how behavioral interactions impact knowledge flows and creativity.KNOWledge SUCCESSion recognizes that we will willingly share our knowledge and insights with those we trust and respect. It is a process of interactive exchange that stimulates new ideas and becomes a self-perpetuating series of cycles in which people feel valued and are not afraid to “bounce” something untried. Ideas and concepts are nurtured to a point where they are robust enough to justify themselves, but not so much that the weaker ones survive in the longer term. The Darwinian evolution concept of adapt or die applies, and this ensures that the most robust innovations arise in the shortest possible time. Evolving WITH the environment is what makes KNOWledge SUCCESSion such a powerful concept. It facilitates an emergent pathway driven by enabling people to rapidly learn from their own mistakes, and the mistakes of others, providing a greater resilience to external forces.     (Shelley, GLOBE Magazine Ed1, iKMS 01/14, pp 27-30)Background on the Author's viewpointAn evening with Arthur Shelley video introduces you to the author and core concepts behind his understanding of organizational management. He does so by discussing his book The Organizational Zoo, A Survival Guide to Work Place Behavior, published in 2006. Shelley will examine how diverse behavior profiles are key to a successful organizations and individuals.What's your animal? Click this link to help you identify your top four behavior profiles. Are you a piranha in the morning, and mouse at night? Learn more about your inner animal and how your four-legged being morphs from moment to moment in context to the circumstances. About Dr. Arthur ShelleyDr Shelley is a capability development and knowledge strategy consultant with over 30 years professional experience. He has held a variety of corporate roles including managing international projects in Australia, Europe, Asia and USA and is an awarded tertiary educator. He facilitated courses on Knowledge Driven Performance and Project Leadership in RMIT University’s MBA and Master of Project Management programs and Knowledge Management through Open Universities Australia. Arthur is the author two books: Being a Successful Knowledge Leader and The Organizational Zoo, and has written book chapters, articles for academic and professional journals and has a regular blog providing insights from his research about metaphor and behavior.  His new book KNOWledge SUCCESSion will be released in mid-2015. Arthur is regularly invited to international conferences to speak or facilitate workshops on his books and articles or to share experiences as the former Global Knowledge Director for Cadbury Schweppes. He is founder of The Organizational Zoo Ambassadors Network (a professional peer mentoring group), Senior Industry Fellow at RMIT University, former leader of the RMIT MBA mentoring program and co-facilitator of the Melbourne KM Leadership Forum. He has a PhD on the influence of behavior on team interactions and a Master of Science.Register for this event[...]

KM Chicago Summer 2015 Calendar of Events


Watch for detailed invitations to the following events...

  • JUNE 26, 2015 - Sip & Share AAR (After Action Refreshment), South Branch, 4:30 PM
  • JULY 2, 2015 - An Evening with Arthur Shelley, KNOWledge SUCCESSion, MBHB, 5:30 PM
  • JULY 15, 2015 - ARMA | SAA | KM Chicago Summer Social, Quartino, 6:00 PM
  • JULY 16, 2016 - Wine Symposium, Paula Long, Anthony Rhem, Bin 36, 5:00 PM
  • JULY 31, 2015 - Sip & Share AAR (After Action Refreshment), South Branch, 4:30 PM
  • AUGUST 26, 2015 - David Stern, Personal KM Tools that Work!, MBHB 5:30 PM
  • AUGUST 21, 2015 - Sip & Share AAR (After Action Refreshment), South Branch, 4:30 PM
  • SEPTEMBER 17, 2015 - HDI & KM Chicago, Organizational Learning, MBHB, 11:30 AM
  • SEPTEMBER 25, 2015 - Sip & Share AAR (After Action Refreshment), South Branch, 4:30 PM

Summer Social Series Update


“It was awesome.”                            -Stefan Lafloer, Multinational Knowledge Leader at AIGA lively party of knowledge management professionals gathered on Friday, May 29 to help KM Chicago kick off Summer 2015. Members and officers, friends, consultants, and vendors enjoyed each other’s company over drinks and food. It was a welcome respite to the end of a big week; it was our After Action Review (or what some suggested our After Action Refreshment!)Our next Sip & Share AAR is scheduled for Friday, June 26, 2015 starting at 4:30 PM, at South Branch Tavern & Grille.Dr. Kate Elgayeva and Valeria Hunter, MLISTony Kunkel, MKM and Rachel Kaberon MPP MEDRandy Russell, The Evanston Groupand Sheri Mislavsky, MSJohn Notta, SoftwareOne, Leo Gomez,and Stefan Lefloer ECS[...]

KM Chicago Summer Socials (AAR)


After Action RefreshmentsWe are excited to announce a series of Summer Socials for the KM community at South Branch Tavern & Grille. Please join us the following days:Friday May 29, 2015 beginning at 4:30 (sponsored by Knowledge Acumen, Inc.)Friday June 26, 2015Friday July 31, 2015  Updated! Friday August 21, 2015 Friday September 25, 2015 Its a casual event, so look for us (name tags and signage) hanging around the corner of the patio bar. Everyone is invited--KM Chicago members, friends, consultants, and vendors; anyone who believes in knowledge management. Come out on Friday to say hi to old friends, and meet new KM folks!South Branch Tavern & Grille is located at 100 S. Wacker Dr., Chicago, IL 60606 which is situated within two blocks of Union Station and Ogilvie. Before you leave for home, come by to say hello. [...]

THREE QUICK QUESTIONS: Tell us what you think


Hello KM Chicago!

The new Board of Directors took their seats on March 21, 2015. We're delighted to serve this great organization.

Please tell us what you think! The new Board is thirsty for knowledge. Our first strategic planning and goal setting meeting will take place on April 21, 2015, and it would help us greatly to hear from you before that time.

A quick survey of three questions is hosted on Survey Monkey. Click this link to access the survey 
The Questions are as follows: 

1. Please list three KM topics you would like to learn more about?

2. What KM experiences would you be interested in sharing good/bad/and ugly stories in a round table discussion? Please list those topics.

3. What are your favorite publicly accessible blogs and websites on KM? 

KM Chicago - October 21st, 2014 - Enterprise Information Management (EIM): Adapting ECM to Industry-Specific Use Cases


General MeetingTuesday, October 21st, 2014* At:  McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP300 S. Wacker Drive, Suite 3100Chicago, IL 60606(Please bring picture ID to present to the security desk)5:00 to 5:30 PM – Networking5:30 to 7:00 PM – “Enterprise Information Management (EIM): Adapting ECM to Industry-Specific Use Cases”Registration Instructions**Greg Milliken***, will be discussing Enterprise Information Management (EIM); EIM, offers a powerful new approach to adapting enterprise content management (ECM) to address the unique demands of vertical industries and individual businesses. A key element of EIM is the ability to break down information silos by combining structured data, such as that in ERP and CRM systems, with unstructured content, such as documents and media files, to instantly locate the most relevant, up-to-date information in a unified, consistent way across the business. Real world use cases will be discussed to show how businesses in a variety of industries are implementing EIM technologies to improve productivity and increase competitive advantage. * In order to accommodate our members, KM Chicago General Meetings alternate the second, third or fourth Tuesday of every month.** Please register by emailing your name and organization to  as soon as practicable.*** Greg Milliken brings over 20 years of management experience in a variety of technology companies to his role, where he oversees worldwide marketing initiatives at M-Files Inc. Prior to M-Files, Greg served as CEO of Alibre, Inc., a 3D CAD/CAM software vendor, as well as Vice President of Marketing for Knowledge Revolution, an engineering software vendor acquired by MSC Software. He also co-founded AccelGraphics, a 3D graphics hardware provider that grew to IPO in three years and was the eighth fastest growing public company in Silicon Valley in 1997. Greg holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering.Greg Milliken 's Linkedin Information[...]

7/15: Free Networking Event


FREE NETWORKING EVENT ON TUESDAY JULY 15TH!Join KM Chicago and ARMA Chicago Tuesday July 15th at 5:30pmPegasus Restaurant Veranda130 N Halsted St, Chicago This is an informal social event that will give members of both groups an opportunity to connect over the parallels of KM and the records management industry.  This is a great opportunity to learn how knowledge management and records management can work together! APPETIZERS AND DRINK TICKETS PROVIDED BY ARMA CHICAGO!PLEASE FOLLOW THIS LINK TO RSVP FOR THE EVENT:   RSVP HERE Pegasus Veranda 130 S Halsted St, Chicago[...]



KM Chicago June General MeetingTuesday, June 17th, 2014* 8:30 to 10:30 AMBig Marketing: How “Big Data” is Changing Our StrategiesPanel DiscussionIn cooperation with  At: Civic Opera Building20 N. Wacker Drive, 15th, Chicago, IL 60606This event is free of charge for ITA Members and $10 for Non-ITA Members* Note: This meeting unfortunately cannot be transmitted over WebEx or Teleconference BridgeKM professionals recognize the intrinsic linkage between data and knowledge.  The growing fascination with Big Data naturally raises data management questions. More importantly, for KM practitioners, how do functional parts of an organization turn Big Data into meaningful information, and eventually actionable knowledge?  This month we are linking up with the Illinois Technology Association to learn how marketers find meaning in key Big Data metrics and insights, as well as their approach to coordinating and collaborating internally and externally to sow and reap greater value.  Join us for an early morning panel along with the members of ITA in the new TechNexus space in the Civic Opera building. Panelists:·         Phil Corbett, Senior Director of Corporate Marketing, Leapfrog Online·         Steve Griffiths, VP Marketing & Product Strategy, Ifbyphone, Inc.·         Justin Waite, Director of Emerging Technology,·         Tracey Wiedmeyer, CTO, In Context Solutions·         Moderator: Jonathan Salem Baskin, Managing Director + Catalyst, TechNexusLink to ITA’s panel discussion invitation[...]

Tuesday 5/13/14, Tech Trends in Information Governance


General Meeting Tuesday, May 13th, 2014* At:  McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP300 S. Wacker Drive, Suite 3100Chicago, IL 60606(Please bring picture ID to present to the security desk) 5:00 to 5:30 PM – Networking5:30 to 7:00 PM – “Tech Trends in Information Governance”Registration Instructions**Gordon E.J. Hoke***, CRM, IGP, an independent consultant and author focusing on Information Governance, with around related 300 articles, white papers, case studies, and more will present Tech Trends in Information Governance.  While technology is one of the three pillars of Information Governance, it may not be well understood or appreciated by Records and Legal groups. In the wake of the first Executive Conference on Information Governance, two major trends emerge: auto-classification/search in its many flavors and Big Data.  This presentation considers these trends through a Knowledge Management lens.  * In order to accommodate our members, going forward, KM Chicago General Meetings will alternate the second, third or fourth Tuesday of every month.** Please register by emailing your name and organization to  as soon as practicable. *** Gordon E.J. Hoke, CRM, IGP’s Linkedin Information   [...]

Tuesday 4/22, Experts Telling Relevant Advice


General Meeting Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014* At:Keller Graduate School of ManagementChicago Loop Center225 West Washington StreetChicago, IL 60606Room 1004Corner of Washington and Franklin streets   5:00 to 5:30 PM – Networking5:30 to 7:00 PM – “Experts Telling Relevant Advice”Registration Instructions**Mike McGarry***, president of Socratic Arts will demonstrate how a sophisticated indexing system supports decision making by bringing relevant stories to users as needed. Taking on the challenge of delivering tacit knowledge just in time, he will show us ExTRA (Experts Telling Relevant Advice) as it's being used in healthcare to support patients facing a variety of health decisions. * In order to accommodate our members, going forward, KM Chicago General Meetings will alternate the second, third or fourth Tuesday of every month.** Please register by emailing your name and organization to  no later than April 18th. *** Mike McGarry’s Linkedin Information   [...]

YMCA of the USA’s Extranet


General MeetingTuesday, March 11th, 2014* At:A.T. Kearney, Inc.222 West Adams StreetChicago, Illinois 6060624th Floor Conference RoomCorner of Adams and Wells streets 5:00 to 5:30 PM – Networking5:30 to 7:00 PM – “YMCA of the USA’s Extranet”Registration Instructions**Lisa Tallman***, YMCA of the USA's Senior Director, Knowledge Management will discuss the evolution of Y's extranet that supports Y staff and volunteers across the U.S. In particular, she will focus on the process used with subject matter specialists to create sites from defining goals through maintenance and measurement.* In order to accommodate our members, going forward, KM Chicago General Meetings will alternate the second and third Tuesday of every month.** Please register by emailing your name and organization to  no later than March 7th. *** Lisa Tallman’s Linkedin Information[...]



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Enterprise Social Networks


General Meeting Tuesday, February 18th, 2014* At: McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP 300 South Wacker Drive, Suite 3100Chicago, Illinois 60606 Corner of Jackson Av. and Wacker Dr. Please bring photo ID to present to the security desk 5:00 to 5:30 PM Networking5:30 to 7:00 PM PresentationRegistration Instructions**“Enterprise Social Networks”Stan Garfield , Knowledge Management Practitioner and Community Evangelist at Deloitte’s Global Knowledge Services, and an accomplished KM presenter, influencer, and writer will discuss:·         Business-oriented social networking·         Supporting and nurturing global networks·         Enterprise 2.0 *   In order to accommodate our members, going forward, KM Chicago General Meetings will alternate the second and third Tuesday of every month.** Please register by emailing your name and organization to no later than February 14th.    [...]