Thursday, January 31, 2008

Technology and Innovation for Knowledge Management

I shall be giving a keynote presentation at the Second International Conference on Technology and Innovation for Knowledge Management, on 12th-14th February 2008 in New Delhi India.

The conference is jointly organised by:

National Productivity Council,(NPC) New Delhi, India and
Asian Productivity Organisation (APO), Tokyo, Japan.

"Technology and Innovation are becoming the vital tools as well as the outcome of Knowledge Management efforts. The Emerging Global Knowledge Economy will increasingly depend upon the harnessing of Technology and Innovation efforts to derive quantum productivity gains in the new millennium.

Participants from twenty APO member countries have already been confirmed.

The Conference thus will provide a forum for delegates and participants from the Government, Industry, Business, Researchers, Social Institutions and Academics from around the world to discuss and evolve the future prospects for Knowledge Management, and with it, other key aspects, including ICT, Productivity and Innovation."

My keynote is entitled 'Back to Basics, Strategies for Identifying, Creating, Storing, Sharing and Using Knowledge'.

I shall be discussing the importance of combining the best emergent tools and technologies, with the best innovation processes, and, most importantly, aligning them with the best underlying, and timeless, business principles.

Ron Young

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Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Web 3.0 Semantic Wave 2008 Report

I have just finished reading the free download 27 page Executive Summary of the report by Mills Davis, Managing Director, Project 10X, entitled:

'Semantic Wave 2008 Report:Industry Roadmap to Web 3.0 &
Multibillion Dollar Market Opportunities'.

Project10X is a Washington, DC based research consultancy specializing in next wave semantic technologies and solutions.

Mills Davis served as principal investigator for the Semantic Wave 2008 research program. A noted consultant and industry analyst, he has authored
more than 100 reports, whitepapers, articles, and industry studies.

I would certainly recommend that you read this well researched and well thought out summary. It has four parts:

1. What is the Semantic Wave?

2. How is Web 3.0 different from previous stages of Internet evolution?

3. Semantic Wave Technology Trends

4. Semantic Wave Markets

I found the Summary Report to be inspiring and very revealing. It certainly underlines the ongoing research I am conducting concerning Semantic Web 3.0 trends, tools and opportunities, and their roles in more effective Knowledge Management. I would be very interested to know what you think?

Ron Young

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Monday, January 28, 2008

Exploring Web 2.0 and Web 3.0

I am running a one day post conference workshop in London on March 7th, organised by Unicom Seminars entitled 'Exploring Web 2.0 and Web 3.0 ' to Achieve Personal and Organisational Results.
I shall also be attending the 2 day conference 'Web 2.0 and Beyond' on 5-6th March.

David Gurteen is running a one day pre-conference workshop 'Effective Knowledge Working' on 4th March.

Here are the details of my workshop:

"Just knowing and using the best emerging tools is not enough to achieve effective personal and organisational results. With web 2.0 and beyond, it is now critical to re-visit and then combine, both the timeless principles of achieving results, together with applying the best emerging tools, to gain success.

This workshop will take delegates through a practical framework and process that links the new rapidly emerging and rapidly changing web services, tools and web phenomena to the non-changing, even timeless principles of achieving better results as individuals, teams, networks, organisations and communities. It also explores future web scenarios, intelligence and better sense making towards a more meaningful global web.

Designed for information and knowledge workers, the workshop will cover:

• Achieving personal and organisational goals and the Semantic Web 3.0
• The more effective use of time management in a global 24hr day
• Developing and managing dynamic relationships using web 2.0 social networking tools
• Working together with wiki's in virtual teams and through mass collaboration spaces
• Avoiding information overload and managing personal and organisational knowledge

The Presenter: Ron Young, Knowledge Associates

Ron Young has been an avid daily user and researcher of the emerging web and results tools, and has combined them with his experience of teaching time, task, information and knowledge management, since the 1980's.

He will build on the conference 'Web 2.0 and Beyond' by sharing his personal experiences, presenting new concepts and tools, facilitate the shared experiences and discussions from the workshop, and facilitates a unique process to help participants, as individuals and organisations, achieve better results."

I hope to see some of you there.

Ron Young

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Tuesday, January 08, 2008

The Semantic Web 3.0 and The Knowledge Navigator

Over the next two weeks, I have a series of meetings in London where I will be discussing with colleagues the state of the art of the Semantic Web 3.0 and some recently launched web services and tools.

My earlier blog talked about, from Radar Networks, which is now in its first beta phase, and I will be talking about a few more promising tools over the next weeks.

But today, I was so pleasantly surprised to find the video from Apple Computers, made in 1987 (Happy 20 years anniversary) called The Knowledge Navigator.

It had a big impact on my thinking then, and it is so interesting to see it again in the context of the more meaningful semantic web developments.

If you haven't seen this 5 minute video, take a look.

What do you think about these developments?

Ron Young

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