Announcing KA Connect 2018 Speakers + Talks

KA Connect 2018

Today we’re announcing the speaker lineup and program for KA Connect 2018, our annual Knowledge Management Conference for the AEC Industry. KA Connect 2018 will take place at San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Center for the Arts on May 1st and 2nd.

The theme of KA Connect 2018 will be “Building a Learning Organization.”

Senior and emerging leaders from top AEC firms will gather to learn strategies and tactics for building and operating successful knowledge management programs. A wide range of experts will share their knowledge through talks, case studies, and interviews. Our focus will be on organizational learning, featuring topics such as:

  • Lessons Learned
  • Learning & Development
  • Corporate Universities
  • Best Practices
  • Process Improvement
  • Idea Management
  • Communities of Practice
  • Internal Communications
  • Intranets

Attendees will have ample time to network and collaborate with their peers in breakout groups.

You can review the full speaker lineup here and the conference program here.

If you are passionate about helping your AEC firm create, share, and manage knowledge more effectively, this is the conference for you.

We hope you’ll join us.

P.S. Early registration is available through February 3rd. Learn more at http://ka-connect.com/conference.php.

Posted: January 16th, 2018 | Filed under: General | Tags: | No Comments »

KA Connect 2018 Conference Theme + Keynote Speaker

KA Connect 2018 Invite

Our ninth annual conference, KA Connect 2018, will take place at San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Center for the Arts on May 1st and 2nd, 2018.

The theme of KA Connect 2018 will be “Building a Learning Organization.”

Senior and emerging leaders from top AEC firms will gather to learn strategies and tactics for building successful knowledge management programs. A wide range of experts will share their knowledge through talks, case studies, and interviews. Our focus will be on organizational learning, featuring topics such as:

  • Lessons Learned
  • Learning & Development
  • Corporate Universities
  • Best Practices
  • Process Improvement
  • Idea Management
  • Communities of Practice
  • Internal Communications
  • Intranets

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Posted: December 5th, 2017 | Filed under: General | Comments Off on KA Connect 2018 Conference Theme + Keynote Speaker

ENR’s Cover Story: Knowledge Management in the AEC Industry

We’re excited to share that ENR’s cover story this week is a broad and interesting overview of how Knowledge Management is impacting the AEC Industry.

The article profiles several AEC firms in the KA Connect community including DLR Group, MSA Professional Services, POWER Engineers, Stantec, and Fluor as well as friends of KA Connect like APQC and Columbia University’s Information and Knowledge Strategy program.

You can read the article here: https://www.enr.com/articles/43494-staying-smart-industry-firms-refine-knowledge-management-to-build-on-what-they-know

The mission of the annual KA Connect Conference is to “Advance the Practice of Knowledge Management in the AEC Industry.” It is so great to see the AEC KM movement get the visibility it deserves and I think now is a great opportunity for us all to take a moment and reflect on all the progress we’ve made on this journey together.

Thank you to the clients, partners, friends, and employees of Knowledge Architecture who make this community possible.

Here’s to many more years of learning and growing together!

Posted: November 29th, 2017 | Filed under: General | Comments Off on ENR’s Cover Story: Knowledge Management in the AEC Industry

4 Ways to Connect with Knowledge Architecture at Deltek Insight 2017

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Each year we look forward to connecting with our clients at Deltek Insight. Insight provides a great opportunity to learn about Deltek’s latest technology, share strategies and tactics for successful implementations, discuss ideas for building on the Deltek platform, and learn how Knowledge Architecture clients are using Synthesis to get a higher return on their investments in Deltek Vision and Deltek Ajera.

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Posted: October 8th, 2017 | Filed under: General | Comments Off on 4 Ways to Connect with Knowledge Architecture at Deltek Insight 2017

KA Connect 2017 Conference Videos Now Available

All 18 talks and interviews from KA Connect 2017 are now available online.

Enjoy.

Posted: July 11th, 2017 | Filed under: General | Comments Off on KA Connect 2017 Conference Videos Now Available

Featured Video: Knowledge Management 101

In his KA Connect 2016 talk, Christopher Parsons shares his vision for the future of Knowledge Management in the AEC industry, which is based on Knowledge Architecture’s client work with over 90 leading AEC firms and producing seven KA Connect conferences on AEC Knowledge Management.

Watch this video to learn what knowledge management is, why it matters, and strategies for managing knowledge and building knowledge management teams.

Smarter by Design: A Knowledge Management Manifesto for the AEC Industry

Christopher Parsons of Knowledge Architecture at KA Connect 2016.

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Posted: April 18th, 2017 | Filed under: General, Insights | Tags: | Comments Off on Featured Video: Knowledge Management 101

Featured Video: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Knowledge Management Organizations

“The best thing that could ever happen to you in KM is that you find a business problem you can solve. Start with a business problem, fix it, and then you have the creds to do whatever else you need to do in KM.”

So began Carla O’Dell’s fantastic keynote talk at KA Connect 2016. Carla is the CEO of APQC and is widely considered by the knowledge management community to be one of leading experts in the world. Her KA Connect 2016 talk, “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Knowledge Management Organizations,” distilled decades of researched best practices and hard-won insights into forty minutes of pure KM gold.

As Carla would say, I hope ya’ll enjoy it.

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Knowledge Management Organizations

Carla O’Dell of APQC at KA Connect 2016.

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Posted: March 6th, 2017 | Filed under: General, Guests | Comments Off on Featured Video: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Knowledge Management Organizations

Announcing KA Connect 2017 Speakers + Talks

KA Connect 2017

Today we’re announcing the speaker lineup and program for KA Connect 2017, our annual Knowledge Management Conference for the AEC Industry. KA Connect 2017 will take place at San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Center for the Arts on May 2nd and 3rd.

Senior and emerging leaders from top AEC firms will gather to learn strategies and tactics for building successful knowledge management programs. A wide range of experts will share their knowledge through talks, case studies, and interviews on topics such as:

  • Knowledge Strategy
  • Critical Knowledge
  • Knowledge Mapping
  • Mentorship
  • Learning & Development
  • Expert Interviews
  • Lessons Learned
  • Best Practices
  • Intranets

Attendees will have ample time to network and collaborate with their peers in breakout groups.

You can review the full speaker lineup here and the conference program here.

If you are passionate about helping your AEC firm create, share, and manage knowledge more effectively, this is the conference for you.

We hope you’ll join us.

P.S. Early registration is available through February 11th. Learn more at http://ka-connect.com/conference.php.

Posted: January 18th, 2017 | Filed under: General | Comments Off on Announcing KA Connect 2017 Speakers + Talks

4 Ways to Connect with Knowledge Architecture at Deltek Insight 2016

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Each year we look forward to connecting with our clients at Deltek Insight. Insight provides a great opportunity to learn about Deltek’s latest technology, share strategies and tactics for successful implementations, discuss ideas for building on the Deltek platform, and learn how Knowledge Architecture clients are using Synthesis to get a higher return on their investments in Deltek Vision and Deltek Ajera.

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Posted: October 31st, 2016 | Filed under: General | Comments Off on 4 Ways to Connect with Knowledge Architecture at Deltek Insight 2016

Announcing our Keynote Speakers for KA Connect 2017

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KA Connect 2017, will take place at San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Center for the Arts on May 2nd and 3rd.

We are happy to announce Larry Prusak and Dorothy Leonard as our keynote speakers. They are wonderful speakers, experts in their fields, and each will lend a valuable industry outsider’s perspective to our AEC knowledge management community. We’re certainly looking forward to their talks.

If you are passionate about helping your AEC firm find, share, and manage knowledge more effectively, this is the conference for you.

We hope you’ll join us.

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Posted: September 25th, 2016 | Filed under: General | Comments Off on Announcing our Keynote Speakers for KA Connect 2017