The Definitive Knowledge Management Reference Guide

The Definitive Knowledge Management Reference Guide

A while back, Emil Hajric (@emilhajric) from Helpjuice sent me a reference guide he had written on KM Systems and Practices, and which he was making freely available as an E-Book from the Helpjuice website. It was a busy period in my life and I was only able to do a quick scan of the content, but enough to realise this was a significant contribution to the body of literature on the esoteric topic of “KM”. I’ve since had more…

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Intelligent Automation for the new Augmented Workforce

Intelligent Automation for the new Augmented Workforce

The Knowledge & Innovation Network’s (KIN) Summer Workshop took place on the 19th June in the beautiful setting of the Elvetham Hotel in Hook, Hampshire. The workshop examined another facet of the ‘future of work’ theme, with a lense on the application of AI and Robotic Process Automation (RPA) to human augmentation. Our keynote speaker,  Dr Chris Brauer, provided some insight to his latest research and analysis of the ‘Augmented Human Enterprise’, a major academic study into the performance dynamics…

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Chatbots – augmenting NOT replacing the human workforce

Chatbots – augmenting NOT replacing the human workforce

Way back in 1966, the natural language processing program, ELIZA, played the role of a digital psychologist. This early chatbot was capable of “listening” to you as you shared your life story, delivering mostly coherent, yet vague canned responses to whatever you typed in. Chatbots have come a long way since then. Many in the current generation are equipped with artificial intelligence (AI), making them more powerful than ever. And today, chatbots are used by organisations to listen to and respond…

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Intelligent Automation – the new augmented workforce

Intelligent Automation – the new augmented workforce

If you take out the mundane; if you take out the boring; and if you take out the stuff that you can automate, you’re left with the things computers can’t do: being creative, being empathetic, being entrepreneurial, being sociable, handling exceptions and making decisions. All of these make life more interesting and challenging.

12 Principles of Knowledge Management

12 Principles of Knowledge Management

I first posted this in 2015 and came across it again during some research I was doing for Warwick Business School. The provenance is consultant and keynote speaker  Verna Allee who outlines 12 principles of Knowledge Management. Two thoughts occurred to me: The principles appear to be so simple and obvious Why didn’t I think of them! I asked myself whether these statements meet the strict definition of ‘principles’, which is: “a fundamental truth or proposition that serves as the…

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Intelligent Automation: getting past the hype.

Intelligent Automation: getting past the hype.

I’m in the process of researching the topic of ‘Intelligent Automation’ for Warwick Business School’s Innovation Network, with a view to organising a member’s workshop for sometime in the second quarter of 2019. As with most emergent technologies, the real challenge is getting beyond the marketing hype and snake-oil salesmen and finding real evidence of innovation and value creation. This is no easy task, not least navigating through a new and rapidly changing lexicon, that embraces (but is not limited…

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Chatbots & Virtual Assistants: Shaping the future of work. 13th November 2018

Chatbots & Virtual Assistants: Shaping the future of work. 13th November 2018

This is a sponsored ‘Breakfast Briefing’ (08.45 – 10.15) with all proceeds from ticket sales going to the BBC’s Children In Need charity. So, if you’d like to learn more about chatbots and virtual assistants and how they are changing the way we work, AND enjoy a sumptuous breakfast AND contribute to a good cause, get your tickets (a bargain at £32) from the WorkPlace Week website. But hurry, places are limited! Way back in 1966, the natural language processing…

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Up and coming SEO Trends

Up and coming SEO Trends

The most successful sites and marketers always ensure that they are on the cutting edge of all the latest algorithms that are put in place in terms of SEO. Below you can find some of the latest SEO trends that are likely to be extremely important in the coming months or even years. Voice search – The time of voice search is upon us, and it brings yet another drastic change when it comes to SEO. An estimated 20% to…

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Content Curation: the future of relevance

Content Curation: the future of relevance

This is an updated version of the article originally published in Business Information Review, January 2015.   Content creation is no longer the exclusive domain of journalists, newspapers and advertisers. As Clay Shirky has famously pointed out, publishing is no longer a job or an industry; it’s a button. We’re all creating content, as originators or commentators, which is then shared and re-shared many times over. As a result, online publishing is now ubiquitous and incessant, with the consequence that…

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