Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Becoming Knowledge Aware Enterprise Wide

Meet Paula Long and Dr. Anthony J. Rhem
Wine  |  Hors D’Oeuvres  |  Thought Leaders  &  You


Join the community of knowledge managers, information architects, and librarians, along with ​Hipskind consultants, ​DataGravity ​executive leadership, and KM Chicago for ​wine, ​hors ​d'oeuvres ​and timely ​discussions on passive capture of corporate ​expertise, and the importance of KM Governance. 

Thursday, July 16, 2015, 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM


Bin 36

Chicago, Illinois 60661
 (312) 995-6560

An inspired wine list… matched with incredible cheese and other well-prepared
New American plates… convivial atmosphere in the contemporary, open space…



Paula Long, CEO and co-founder of DataGravity

“Paula is the CEO and co-founder of DataGravity, a company turning data into information... In 2001 Paula co-founded storage provider EqualLogic, resetting the bar on how customers managed and purchased data storage. EqualLogic was acquired by Dell for $1.4 billion in 2008 and Paula remained at Dell as vice president of storage until 2010.”

Her executive and technical leadership has been extensively recognized, including the New Hampshire High Tech Council Entrepreneur of the Year award, the Ernst & Young 2008 Northeast Regional  "Entrepreneur of the Year" and a national finalist for the same award.”

Dr. Anthony J. Rhem, President of A.J. Rhem & Associates, Inc.

Author, speaker, professor and consultant, Chicago’s own Dr. Anthony J. Rhem presents research from his new book Knowledge Management in Practice, A Real-World Look at Actual Cases, Techniques and Insights on the Practice of Knowledge Management. Dr. Rhem will narrow his discussion on the imminent concern for KM Governance in the workplace.

Dr. Rhem was educated at Purdue University (BS and NCAA Final 4 champion), DePaul University (MS), and Walden University (PhD). He is actively involved in national and international committees to strengthen KM education and awareness. He consults for financial, insurance, retail, telecommunications, and military organizations. (LinkedIn)

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Thursday, June 18, 2015

Networking, Socializing and Collaborating

ARMA Chicago | Society of American Archivists | KM Chicago

Joint Event to Foster Opportunities to Connect

Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at 6:00 PM

626 N State St, Chicago
Italian | River North


Join ARMA Chicago, Society of American Archivists and Knowledge Management Chicago for a free
networking event. This joint event is a great opportunity to connect with colleagues across professions of records management, information governance, archives, and knowledge management.



ZAGAT rated: "The more people in your party to share dishes, the better" at this "hip", "always crowded" River North Italian where "authentic", "way-above-average" "big and little bites" (including "wonderful house-cured meats"), "many wine options" by the carafe and "genuinely good" service "completely outweigh" the "astounding noise"; the "rustic" bi-level environs can get "tight", but prices are "so reasonable you can go back the next night" – and many do.


Wednesday, June 17, 2015

A KM Chicago Event - Dr. Arthur Shelley


An Evening with Arthur Shelley
July 2, 2015 from 5:00 - 7:00
at McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP
300 South Wacker Drive, Suite 3100
Chicago, IL 60606

KNOWledge SUCCESSion, Building Strategic Capabilities Through Aligned Knowledge Flows

Based on his new book which explores topics on how to bring together aspects of effective knowledge leadership to enhance performance, Dr. Arthur Shelley will present KM Chicago with a lively dialog about Organizational Character, and include a fun game of exploration into how behavioral interactions impact knowledge flows and creativity.

KNOWledge SUCCESSion recognizes that we will willingly share our knowledge and insights with those we trust and respect. It is a process of interactive exchange that stimulates new ideas and becomes a self-perpetuating series of cycles in which people feel valued and are not afraid to “bounce” something untried. Ideas and concepts are nurtured to a point where they are robust enough to justify themselves, but not so much that the weaker ones survive in the longer term. The Darwinian evolution concept of adapt or die applies, and this ensures that the most robust innovations arise in the shortest possible time. Evolving WITH the environment is what makes KNOWledge SUCCESSion such a powerful concept. It facilitates an emergent pathway driven by enabling people to rapidly learn from their own mistakes, and the mistakes of others, providing a greater resilience to external forces.     (Shelley, GLOBE Magazine Ed1, iKMS 01/14, pp 27-30)
Background on the Author's viewpoint
An evening with Arthur Shelley video introduces you to the author and core concepts behind his understanding of organizational management. He does so by discussing his book The Organizational ZooA Survival Guide to Work Place Behavior, published in 2006. Shelley will examine how diverse behavior profiles are key to a successful organizations and individuals.
What's your animal? Click this link to help you identify your top four behavior profiles. Are you a piranha in the morning, and mouse at night? Learn more about your inner animal and how your four-legged being morphs from moment to moment in context to the circumstances. 
About Dr. Arthur Shelley
Dr Shelley is a capability development and knowledge strategy consultant with over 30 years professional experience. He has held a variety of corporate roles including managing international projects in Australia, Europe, Asia and USA and is an awarded tertiary educator. He facilitated courses on Knowledge Driven Performance and Project Leadership in RMIT University’s MBA and Master of Project Management programs and Knowledge Management through Open Universities Australia. Arthur is the author two books: Being a Successful Knowledge Leader and The Organizational Zoo, and has written book chapters, articles for academic and professional journals and has a regular blog providing insights from his research about metaphor and behavior.  His new book KNOWledge SUCCESSion will be released in mid-2015. Arthur is regularly invited to international conferences to speak or facilitate workshops on his books and articles or to share experiences as the former Global Knowledge Director for Cadbury Schweppes. He is founder of The Organizational Zoo Ambassadors Network (a professional peer mentoring group), Senior Industry Fellow at RMIT University, former leader of the RMIT MBA mentoring program and co-facilitator of the Melbourne KM Leadership Forum. He has a PhD on the influence of behavior on team interactions and a Master of Science.

Monday, June 01, 2015

KM Chicago Summer 2015 Calendar of Events

Watch for detailed invitations to the following events...



  • JUNE 26, 2015 - Sip & Share AAR (After Action Refreshment), South Branch, 4:30 PM
  • JULY 2, 2015 - An Evening with Arthur Shelley, KNOWledge SUCCESSion, MBHB, 5:30 PM
  • JULY 15, 2015 - ARMA | SAA | KM Chicago Summer Social, Quartino, 6:00 PM
  • JULY 16, 2016 - Wine Symposium, Paula Long, Anthony Rhem, Bin 36, 5:00 PM
  • JULY 24, 2015 - Sip & Share AAR (After Action Refreshment), South Branch, 4:30 PM
  • AUGUST 20, 2015 - David Stern, Personal KM Tools that Work!, MBHB 5:30 PM
  • AUGUST 21, 2015 - Sip & Share AAR (After Action Refreshment), South Branch, 4:30 PM
  • SEPTEMBER 17, 2015 - HDI & KM Chicago, Organizational Learning, MBHB, 11:30 AM
  • SEPTEMBER 18, 2015 - Sip & Share AAR (After Action Refreshment), South Branch, 4:30 PM

Summer Social Series Update

“It was awesome.”
                            -Stefan Lafloer, Multinational Knowledge Leader at AIG

A lively party of knowledge management professionals gathered on Friday, May 29 to help KM Chicago kick off Summer 2015. Members and officers, friends, consultants, and vendors enjoyed each other’s company over drinks and food. It was a welcome respite to the end of a big week; it was our After Action Review (or what some suggested our After Action Refreshment!)


Our next Sip & Share AAR is scheduled for Friday, June 26, 2015 starting at 4:30 PM, at South Branch Tavern & Grille.

Dr. Kate Elgayeva and Valeria Hunter, MLIS
Tony Kunkel, MKM
and Rachel Kaberon MPP MED
Randy Russell, The Evanston Group
and Sheri Mislavsky, MS
John Notta, SoftwareOne, Leo Gomez,
and Stefan Lefloer ECS