Monthly Archives: October 2010

KM World

The interview that I did with KM World a short while ago has now been published.

This week, I also attended a Saba “Power Up Your People” event in London where I presented the story of L&G’s LMS Deployment. What was interesting at this event, as with the Wake Up To Learning event I attended the previous week, is the re-emergence of Knoweldge Management as a theme. To quote Amar Dhaliwal of Saba speaking at the event: “The flow (and velocity) of knowledge is becoming more important than the stock of knowledge.”
I suspect my slide deck on Nonaka & Takeuchi has a few more years of life in it!

Boston – but not for the Tea!



Following on from my last blog post, Saba People 2010 will soon be here – I am really looking forward to this one!
I am involved in 2 sessions during the conference – my main presentation is on 3rd November entitled:

“Legal & General: Making Learning the Foundation for Enterprise Business Networking”

Wednesday, November 3, 2010 | 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

“Most organizations already have social tools, but they don’t connect people inside the firewall on issues of importance to the company or the people that work there. Companies will need to change behavior and reward knowledge sharing to maximize the value of enterprise social networking. It’s a people challenge, not an IT or communications problem, and Human Capital Management is the key to success for knowledge sharing and collaboration projects. This session looks at why HCM applications are the natural home for collaboration and social technologies.”

I’m also pleased to be part of a panel discussion on the previous day: 

“Collaborating in Your Enterprise — Managing Change: A Conversation With Thought Leaders”
Facilitated by Jim Lundy, Vice President, General Manager, Collaboration, Saba with Nick Howe, Vice President, HDS Academy, Hitachi Data Systems, Janice Watrous-McCabe, Sr. Business Analyst, Allina Hospitals
& Clinics, Alice Harkin, Sr. Director, Customer Marketing, Saba plus myself.
Tuesday, November 2, 2010 | 4:45 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.

“Collaboration is a hot topic in the enterprise and so is the topic of getting people to use the tools you provide. Change management is never easy, particularly in an era of empowered users who often know as much about collaboration as the IT department. Attend this session and participate in a lively discussion about best practices in managing
collaboration in your enterprise.”

I am also very much looking forward to meeting the man responsible for my being in the world of eLearning – Mike Fitzgerald, former Global Head of Learning at RSA, is in Boston whilst the conference is on. I will always be grateful to Mike for introducing me to what has been the most rewarding part of my career.