Day 1: G-LINK-Conference:
“CONFERENCE - Keynote Speakers & Lightning Talks”
Day 1 Wednesday Oct. 04th
Location: Bangkok University
Managing Director | Institute for Knowledge and Innovation Southeast Asia (IKI-SEA) - Bangkok University | Thailand
CTO | Central Group | Thailand
- Team - who want to achieve results, full of curiosity and ready to change?
- Knowledge - about market, trends
- Tools - which help people develop friendly relationships and which make agreements quicker
- Atmosphere - culture, place and activities give team joy, energy and passion.
Managing Partner | Academy KAM & KM Russia | Russia
Co-Founder and Principal | Mountain Quest Institute | USA
CEO | Bluenove | France
How then do we draw our managers, leaders and CEOs toward more holistic and sustainable approaches to building their organisations?
One way is to create a culture where these underlying and unpredictable costs are talked about and considered as a natural part of the decision-making process.
Drawing from his recent experiences in an exciting fintech start-up, Stuart will lead an interactive conversation about ways to achieve this in your organization.
Head of Customer Success | My Local Broker & KM Australia | Australia
CEO | Intelligent Answers | Australia
He will also offer a short workshop on the topic on the following day. Don’t miss it!
Specialist, IT Client Relationship | Siam Commercial Bank | Thailand
Examples, business cases and key facts will be shared during this talk and hopefully open a space for discussion between participants.
CEO | TKM - TecKnowMetrix | France
CEO | QUIZZBIZZ | Thailand
President | Information and Knowledge Management Singapore (IKMS) | Singapore
Background: In manufacturing industries like the steel business, the profile of employees includes executives, managers, engineers and shop-floor employees. The knowledge requirement of a top executive is quite different from that of a line manager, which in turn, is different from those who perform the work on the shop-floor. While there is a basic need for putting systems and processes in place to enable knowledge sharing across all levels there is even a greater need to convert the captured individual knowledge in to organizational knowledge by means of horizontal deployment and standardizations. Keeping these things in mind, at Tata Steel we conceptualized and designed a process called MASS – ‘Manthan Ab Shopfloor Se’ in August’05.
The Process: The process of MASS is a 8 weeks time bound process driven by a shop-floor employee or a front line executive. The process of MASS initiates with the selection of a theme or topic, e.g. Life of Steel Ladle Refractory, Surface defects, Effective Inspection, Mill availability Safety, Energy Conservation, etc. This is followed by selection of the MASS Leader and a senior facilitator from the department. The four phases of MASS is described below:
- Scope identification
- Knowledge Harvesting
- Detailing and Syndication
- Implementation planning
Implementation Phase – Phase 4 is followed by Monthly implementation review by departmental heads and reporting the status to KM group. The process is concluded by conducting a site audit (only after implementation of more than 80% of identified practices) to ensure irreversibility and horizontal deployment of implemented practices..
In brief the key objective of this process is:
- Horizontal Deployment of available Knowledge (which exists in our KM repository, improvement projects, Kaizens and Suggestions given by our own people and the minds of experts).
- Identifying existing Best Practices of one’s own department and making it available to others.
- Tapping the enormous Experience & Potential of employees at shop-floor in finding solutions through brain storming sessions (Manthan Sessions).
- Creating ‘Change Agents’ at shop-floor.
Vice President, Capital Project & Business Excellence | Tata Steel (Thailand) | Thailand
“The Idea at the Heart of Science: how the Different Disciplines are coming together to tell one coherent interlocking story, and making science the basis for other forms of knowledge.”
Since 1850 various disciplines have been identified with “converging and coalescing connections between [mathematics] physics and chemistry; psychology and biology; genetics and linguistic;” [and multiple other disciplines.]
Watson argues that…”the idea of the conservation of energy and Darwin’s theory of evolution were introduced in the decade of 1850… and revealed unimagined interconnections and overlaps between disciplines” 3 IBID that continues to the present.
“Covert KnowNs (Technology)” this paper conceptualizes that the Technologies of this 21st Century are morphing in similar ways toward multiple versions of converged, futuristic, hybrid technological evolutions. Such developments will be the basis for ad hoc publications of the possibilities of such Technological Convergences in comparing developments in US Government areas of Transformative Technologies and independently researched areas by TechCast Global, an academic/commercial 20 year forecasting organization.
Managing Director | I2KI - International Institute for Knowledge and Innovation | USA
The work presented in this presentation differs in that the focus is upon the behavioural aspects of the implementation process, specifically upon the perceptions of the system users and the managers of the implementation process. The presentation presents the key insights on the approach taken, the challenges faced in managing resistance to a new technology, and the communication model that was employed in the implementation of an integrated financial management system within a private sector organisation in Malaysia. The results highlight five main areas that appear to cause particular concern; training, communication, user management, planning, and system administration.
Head of IT | Global Operations & Enterprise Systems | Malaysia
Founding Director | Thinkergy | IKI-SEA - Bangkok University | Thailand
Professor | Institute for Knowledge and Innovation Southeast Asia (IKI-SEA) - Bangkok University | Thailand
Vice President | Information and Knowledge Management Singapore (IKMS) | Singapore