Thursday, June 29, 2006

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Good news SME Framework Programme of euro 3.6 billion for Europe adopted

The European Parliament has today adopted the Framework Programme for Competitiveness and Innovation (CIP), by an almost unanimous vote:

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Information about low-cost KM at BBC

As surprising as it seems, employees of the venerable British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), have been using Internet technologies such as instant messaging (IM) and Wikis, to beef up their knowledge and better collaborate within the company's social culture:,39044192,39370004,00.htm

Monday, June 12, 2006

Please join the KM Chicago group on Tuesday, June 12th, 5:00 to 7:00 PM at Allstate Insurance in Northbrook, in the South Plaza building, G Auditorium for a
Report from the Front Lines of KM Offshoring, Lisa Beckers, Americas Regional Knowledge Manager for Deloitte Consulting LLP

Lisa Beckers, Americas Regional Knowledge Manager for Deloitte Consulting LLP (a division of Deloitte & Touche) has had extensive experience with offshoring of knowledge management activities at her recent position with Heidrick & Struggles, which she left 6 months ago, and also has experience with it at Deloitte Consulting. She will discuss why her organizations decided to offshore and how well it worked; what activities lend themselves to offshoring and tips for a successful implementation. How flat IS the world of knowledge management? We're sure Lisa's comments will generate a lively audience discussion about the pros and cons of offshoring KM activities.

Lisa Beckers is responsible for understanding the priorities and strategy of Deloitte Consulting Americas regional leadership and translating that into the global KM strategy, along with the other regional KM managers. Her current focus is to develop performance measures for KM firmwide for Deloitte Consulting, including reward and recognition programs. Prior to Deloitte Consulting, Lisa spent 10 years at Heidrick & Struggles International, a global executive recruitment company, where she held a number of roles with the company including Global Practices Information Manager and Business Process Reengineering Manager. All her roles included knowledge management – from creating a KM function, to developing offshore activities as well as taxonomy redesign. Lisa held several research-focused roles before that in engineering and law. She holds a graduate degree in Library & Information Science from University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and an undergraduate degree in English from University of California, Berkeley.

Lisa will speak at the downtown location of KM Chicago (Factiva offices). For those connecting from afar:

Audio: 877-393-3363, 19494780 – Webinar:

All are welcome. Please feel free to forward this note to anyone who might be interested. Thanks!

Questions? see: for more details.

Please note that the KM Chicago meetings are regularly scheduled for the second Tuesday each month.

Looking forward to seeing you there