Category Archives: Keynotes

OPENING KEYNOTE: In Search of Taxonomical Weirdness

Opening Remarks & Keynote – Monday 14 November 
09:10 – 10:00

Where should we look for new ideas in taxonomies? The natural place is on the frontiers of research and the work of leading practitioners. But new ideas and insights often arise from unexpected places. Exploring the weird can produce deep insights into the normal and help break new ground. Join Karl Fast, information architect and former professor of user experience, on a search for weirdness that could alter the taxonomical future.

Presented by: Karl Fast

WELCOME & KEYNOTE: Hacking KM or How to Innovate!

Morning Keynotes – Tuesday 15 November 
08:45 – 09:45

Phillips introduces the concept of maneuver strategy that combines speed, agility, and innovation which he believes should be the pinnacle of corporate strategy today. The three maneuver strategies—preemption, dislocation, and disruption—can be used at any level of planning and can definitely help you hack KM! Get insights and ideas from many real-world examples and be prepared to hack or innovate your organization!

Presented by: Jeffrey Phillips

KEYNOTE: Thinking & Searching Outside of the Box

Morning Keynotes – Tuesday 15 November 
09:45 – 10:00

Our industry helps people retrieve information by searching, browsing, and visualizing the data stored within their content management systems. This endeavor is inherently introspective in so far as it focuses on the close analysis of an enterprise’s internal content. This talk is an exercise in thinking outside of that box. Clarke explores ways in which an enterprise’s internal content can be mined for information, even when the answers don’t always exist within the data we are querying. He discusses the use of natural language processing and semantic query expansion techniques, demonstrating the power of ontologies and machine reasoning to interrogate internal content in new and powerful ways.

Presented by: Dave Clarke, Maish Nichani