Past events

To give you a flavour of some of our seminar topics, a selection of our past events are listed here.

If you are a NetIKX member, you can also see seminar reports and speaker presentations from recent events by logging in and clicking on the 'Resources' page from the top navigation menu. You can also see reports of meetings on the NetIKX blog.

Date Meeting Title Speaker/Affiliation

July 2018 Machines and Morality: Can AI be Ethical? At this meeting Stephanie Mathisen, Policy Manager at Sense About Science, and Tamara Ansons, Behavioural Science Consultant at Ipsos, addressed the question of the Ethics of Artificial Intelligence - is it possible for machines to have morality?. A report will be available in due course.

June 2018 Organising Medical and Health-related Information At this meeting held in Leeds, NetIKX's first outside London, Ewan Davis, one of the first developers of a GP computerised health record system, discussed Electronic Health Records. A report can be found at
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May 2018 Trust and integrity in information At this meeting Hanna Chalmers of Ipsos MORI launched a groundbreaking global study that looks at the patterns of how our trust is changing and Dr Brennan Jacoby of Philosophy at Work, applied philosophical issues to business use of information. A report can be found at
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March 2018 Working in Complexity – SenseMaker, Decisions and Cynefin At this meeting attendees were given the opportunity to take part in experimenting with a number of tools and analytical approaches that have been used to good effect in dealing with intractable, complex problems. The speaker was Tony Quinlan. A report will shortly be posted on the NetIKX blog.
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January 2018 Making true connections in a complex world: new technologies to link facts, concepts and data At this meeting new approaches to Linked Data and Graph Technology were presented and discussed. Dion Lindsay introduced the New Graph Technology of Information and David Clarke discussed Building Rich Search and Discovery User Experiences with Linked Open Data. A report has been posted on the NetIKX blog.
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November 2017 The Future for Information and Knowledge Professionals The programme focused on the situation of knowledge and information professionals in 2017. talks to set the scene. These were from Peter Thomson on major changes to the world of work and from Stuart Ward, Chair of NetIKX at its inception, who focused more closely on how KM and IM people can provide value in the workplace in this changing world. Then, in a usual NetIKX syndicate session, participants were invited to discuss the key ideas that they thought were the most relevant. After this, to gain a wider perspective, questions based on these discussions were put to a panel composed of people active and influential in our field. These were David Haynes (Chair of ISKO UK), David Gurteen, David Smith (Government KIM Head of Profession), Karen McFarlane (Chair of the CILIP Board), Steve Dale and Noeleen Schenk (Metataxis Ltd, who has also been running a series of meetings on the future of knowledge and information management). A report has been posted on the NetIKX blog.
Date Meeting Title Speaker/Affiliation

September 2017 Closing the Loop on Lesson Learning Chris Collison explored the myths and truths of lesson-learning in different contexts, using real examples, both good and bad, challenging us to improve this important knowledge-management practice and make it more than a convenient phrase. A report will be posted on the NetIKX blog in due course.
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July 2017 The Implications of Blockchain for KM and IM First Noeleen Schenk of Metataxis explained blockchain in terms of information governance and then Marc Stephenson, also of Metataxis, gave a technical overview. They were followed by John Sheridan and Mark Bell of The National Archives, who described a Blockchain project on which they are working. A report has been posted on the NetIKX blog and copies of the presentations can be accessed by members in the seminar report on this site (see right-hand column). In addition, a storify of the tweets sent at the meeting can be found at
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May 2017 Developing Effective Collaborative Knowledge Spaces Paul J. Corney and Victoria Ward introduced a survey that has been run on this topic and used the meeting to obtain feedback on the questions from those attending. A report will be posted in due course on the NetIKX blog and this will include links to a paper Paul is writing on the topic.
Date Meeting Title Speaker/Affiliation

March 2017 Gurteen Knowledge Café – Entrained and Entrenched Thinking David Gurteen, well known as a keynote speaker and conversational facilitator, ran a Knowledge Café on the topic of Entrained and Entrenched Thinking. A report has been posted on the NetIKX blog.
Date Meeting Title Speaker/Affiliation

January 2017 Information Design: approaches to better communication Conrad Taylor and Ruth Miller (long-standing practitioners of information design) presented some simple and practical applications of plain language, computer-based design, and design project management practices to help organisations and businesses to communicate clearly. A report of the two talks by Conrad himself can be found on the NetIKX blog. In addition, a storify of the tweets sent at the meeting can be found at and a fuller version of Conrad's talk at
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November 2016 Evidence Based Decision Making Steve Dale of Collabor8now Ltd demonstrated how information can be presented in ways that are misleading and that we can make decisions based on such information. He included two practical exercises that illustrated some of his points. For more infomation on this meeting, see the NetIKX blog post on this event. In addition, a storify of the tweets sent at the meeting can be found at
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September 2016 Connecting Knowledge Communities: Approaches to Professional Development Luke Stevens-Burt from CILIP talked about CPD at CILIP and the PKSB (Professional Knowledge and Skills Base), which can be used to rate knowledge and skills levels and identify areas for improvement. He was followed by Christopher Reeves and Karen Thwaites from the Department for Education, who talked about CPD, particularly focusing on the new Government KIM framework and how it was produced – this was a unique opportunity to see this from the perspective of the Department for Education because Chris did a lot of the coordination to ensure consultation there and experienced the challenges that this raised. See the NetIKX blog post on this event. In addition, a storify of the tweets sent at the meeting can be found at
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July 2016 Understanding Networks – and how to win friends and influence people Drew Mackie and David Willcox are currently on the Joined Up Digital project for the Centre for Ageing Better, following an exploration into Living Well in the Digital Age with the Age Action Alliance. They have developed social network mapping for the Croydon Best Start programme and other clients, and also created a suite of workshop games and simulations to support co-design. They talked about the theory and practice of networks and networking and provided delegates with insights into how they can exploit network thinking. See the NetIKX blog post on this event will be posted shortly. In addition, a storify of the tweets sent at the meeting can be found at
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May 2016 SharePoint and Office 365: getting maximum value from enterprise collaboration solutions Nathaniel Suda, Advanced 365, who is the only consultant in the UK to simultaneously hold a strategic advisory position at Microsoft UK in both Business Intelligence and SharePoint, and Cerys Hearsey, Lead Consultant and MD at Post*Shift. A NetIKX blog post on this event will be uploaded shortly, but a storify of the tweets sent at the meeting can be found at
March 2016 Storytelling For Problem Solving & Better Decision Making Ron Donaldson, an expert practitioner in the art and science of storytelling techniques. NetIKX blog post by Conrad Taylor on this event has been uploaded.
January 2016 Human Capital – The Last Differentiator Rooven Pakkiri, Social Business Consultant. NetIKX blog posts by Lissi Corfield and Conrad Taylor on this event have been uploaded.

November 2015 Offshoring/Outsourcing Information Services The two lead speakers - Chrissy Street, now Head of Central Information Resources at Clifford Chance, and Karen Tulett, who is currently a Director at Morgan Stanley, in two presentations that revealed their long and impressive experience as information service leaders, opened our eyes to the wide range of possibilities that is now available, and the pros and cons of different approaches. Read our NetIKX blog post on this event.

September 2015 Connecting Knowledge Communities Speakers from the Henley Forum for Organisational Learning & Knowledge Strategies, the Knowledge and Innovation Network (KIN), IRMS (the Information and Records Management Society), ISKO UK (the UK Chapter of the International Society for Knowledge Organization), KIDMM (the Knowledge, Information, Data and Metadata Management online forum) and NetIKX itself. Read our NetIKX blog post on this event.

July 2015 Hillsborough - Information Work and Helping People (with AGM) Jan Parry, President of CILIP. Read our NetIKX blog post on this event.

May 2015 Open Data - Products, Services and Standards. Mark Braggins and Steven Flower. Read our NetIKX blog post on this event.

March 2015 Seek and You will Find? Karen Blakeman, independent consultant, and Tony Hirst, Open University. Read our NetIKX blog post on this event.

January 2015 Auditing your KIM Skills Gap: A joint seminar of the Network for Information & Knowledge Exchange and TFPL Connect-ed Jayne Winch and Suzanne Wheatley

November 2014 Wider horizons for information audit Sue Henczel and Graham Robertson

September 2014 Communities of Practice for the Post Recession Environment Dion Lindsay.
Read our
NetIKX blog post on this event.

July 2014 Selling Taxonomies to organisations Alice Laird, Information Professional, ICAEW and Phil Carlisle, Data Standards Unit, English Heritage. Read our NetIKX blog post on this event.

May 2014 Information on the Move David Nicholas Read our NetIKX blog post on this topic. Max Whitby Read our NetIKX blog post on this topic. Two topics and two syndicate sessions made up this Event. Val Skelton, Editor of 'Information Today, Europe' has written a very good blog post on this seminar: 'Second digital revolution'

March 2014 Incentivising knowledge sharing behaviours Stephen Dale Read our
NetIKX blog post on this event.

January 2014 When space matters (for collaboration, innovation and knowledge transfer) Paul J Corney, Managing Partner at Knowledge et al. Read our Storify collection of tweets from this event.

November 2013 Knowledge organisation - past present and future Dr David Skryme, Analyst and Management Consultant at David Skryme Associates and Danny Budzak, Senior Information Manager at the London Legacy Development Corporation. Read our blog post and our Storify collection of tweets from this event.

September 2013 The Knowledge Council and the KIM professional Karen McFarlane, Chair of the Government’s Knowledge Council and Government Head of Profession for Knowledge and Information Management (KIM). Paul J. Corney has written an excellent blog post on Karen's talk on his Knowledge et al blog: 'True tacit knowledge can’t be passed on when people leave...'

July 2013 Data protection: the good, the bad and the future Dave Evans, Group Manager – Business and Industry, Information Commissioner’s Office

May 2013 Managing change Lesley Trenner, Change Coach and Janet Kaul, Knowledge Officer, NHS Health and Social Care Information Centre. Read our blog post and Storify collection of tweets from this event.

March 2013 Knowledge management: past, present and future Stuart Ward, Forward Consulting and Lissi Corfield, The Knowledge Advantage. NetIKX member Elisabeth Goodman has written a detailed blog post on the event: notes on a NetIKX seminar, as has Val Skelton for Information Today: Knowledge management: past, present and future

January 2013 Digital native or digital immigrant – does it matter? Karen Blakeman, RBA Information Services and Graham Coult, Editor-in-Chief, Managing Information. See our NetIKX blog report on the event, our Storify collection of tweets and Val Skelton's event report for Information Today.

Date Meeting Title Speaker/Affiliation

November 2012 Maximizing knowledge – sharing information conversationally through podcasts and social media Helen Clegg, Knowledge Team Director, AT Kearney. Read our NetIKX blog post and Storify collection of tweets from this event. Val Skelton has also done a great review of this event for Information Today.

September 2012 Ensuring business value and cost-effectiveness in what we do Roger Farbey, British Dental Association, Megan Roberts, Oxford Innovation. Read our NetIKX blog post on this event.

July 2012 Digital preservation - help! Mark Merifield, National Archives, Rob Gethen Smith, Tate

March 2012 The role of KM in supporting new ways of working John Davies, Business Consultant, Piers Cain, Chartered Management Institute

January 2012 Social Media - what next and what can we do with it? Steve Dale, Geoff Mccaleb. Read our NetIKX blog post on this event.

Date Meeting Title Speaker/Affiliation

Nov 2011 What next for the web? - a look at linked data and semantic search Richard Wallis, Victoria Uren. Read our NetIKX blog post on this event.

Sept 2011 Developing our capability: A practical tool-kit for IM/KM practitioners and their customers Chris Collison, Independent Consultant. Read a NetIKX blog post by Nicola Franklin on this event.

Jul 2011 Information Risk Management - taking a risk management approach Liz Scott-Wilson, Patricia Bryant

May 2011 Making the most of SharePoint: CLSIG/NetIKX Joint seminar John Quinn, James Andrews, Hugh O'Neill, Mark Field

Mar 2011 Knowledge Management – does it still have a role in organisational strategy? Nick Milton, Linda Wishart

Jan 2011 Using social media to achieve organisational goals - implications for organisational and IM/KM policies and strategies Dr Hazel Hall, Nicky Whitsed

Date Meeting Title Speaker/Affiliation

Nov 2010 Information Asset Registers – the why, what, how and who of it all … Alec Mulinder, Chris Beetham, Noeleen Schenk, Bob McLean

Sept 2010 Managing personal information and knowledge needs and NetIKX AGM Stephen Dale, Mark Field

Jul 2010 Sharepoint - present and future Marc Stephenson, Cerys Hearsey, Jill Halford and others

May 2010 IM / KM competencies – past, present and future Angela Abell, Sue Westcott, Peter McMeekin

Mar 2010 Protecting information and knowledge assets and resources: a commercial provider's viewpoint Malcolm Weston

Jan 2010 Social networking tools - should they be taken seriously? Suzanne Burge, Elisabeth Goodman

Date Meeting Title Speaker/Affiliation

Nov 2009 A journey: IRM to KM and beyond: building on the Willard Model Graham Robertson and Bob Bater

Sept 2009 Information assurance - am I bovvered? Preceded by NetIKX AGM Veronica Fraser

May 2009 The Knowledge Council: coordinating and reusing Government information Graham Monk

Mar 2009 Knowledge Transfer Programme in Museums, Libraries and Archives (MLA) London Victoria Ward and Ellen Collins

Jan 2009 Person to person communications on the Internet: a BBC experience Euan Semple

Date Meeting Title Speaker/Affiliation

Nov 2008 Information literacy, Web 2.0 and the new librarians Peter Godwin

Sep 2008 Experience versus expertise Geoff Parcell, Practical KM

Jul 2008 Anarchy in the enterprise? Using social media tools effectively in a corporate context Richard Dennison, BT

May 2008 Records management: the bedrock of Knowledge Management Martin Sanderson, TFPL

Jan 2008 Social networking: focussing on social bookmarking Adrian Melrose, Cogenz

Date Meeting Title Speaker/Affiliation

Nov 2007 How do we make people share their knowledge? Learning, sharing and collaboration David Gurteen, Gurteen Knowledge Community

Sept 2007 Standardising the language of Information and Knowledge Management Stella Dextre Clarke, Independent Consultant

July 2007 Customer Relationship Management - what's in it for me and why should I share my contacts? Howard Knight, Chief Information Officer, Lloyds of London

May 2007 Information and Knowledge Management in everyday work Kevin Miles, Head of Knowledge Management, Transport Research Laboratory

March 2007 The role of knowledge sharing in supporting learning in the workplace Leela Damodaran, Professor of Paticipative Design and Change Management. Loughborough University

Jan 2007 Demonstrating the value of Information and Knowledge Management - As simple as ABC? David Skyrme, consultant, trainer and writer on information and knowledge management

Nov 2006 Knowledge transfer in distributed teams Dr Jonathan Sapsed, Centre for Research in Innovation Management, University of Brighton

Sept 2006 From fire-fighting to organisational problem-solving Dr John Paul Kawalek, ThinkTank International

July 2006 Knowledge Management under pressure Peter Griffiths, Head of Information Services, Home Office

May 2006 Knowledge Management in complex project environments Charles Egbu, Glasgow Caledonian University, Scotland

March 2006 Knowledge Management and new ways of working Leela Damodaran, Professor, Loughborough University

Jan 2006 The limits of Knowledge Management Harry Scarbrough, Professor, Warwick Business School

Nov 2005 Delivering real value from IM & KM: gaining and sustaining senior management support Stuart Ward, Forward Consulting

Sept 2005 Practical experience of implementing KM in changing times Linda Wishart, Department of Health

July 2005 Information and knowledge architecture - the essential blueprint Bob Bater, Infoplex Associates

May 2005 Making space for knowledge Angela Dove, A Dove Consulting

March 2005 Weaving knowledge into the organisational fabric Chris Collison, Centrica

Jan 2005 Preservation and re-use of knowledge Robert Workman, BNFL

Nov 2004 Developing a world class knowledge resource: the British Library in the 21st century Jean Naylor, British Library

Sept 2004 Open up! Meeting the challenge of the Freedom of Information Act Colin Crooks, Department for Education and Science

July 2004 Knowledge Management: Where now? Where next? David Skyrme, David Skyrme Associates Ltd

May 2004 Classification and taxonomies within BBC New Media Martin Belam, BBC

March 2004 Developing category lists Danny Budzak, BeingDigital

Jan 2004 Turning knowledge into a commercial proposition Frank Nigriello, Unipart

Dec 2003 The Knowledge Café David Gurteen, Knowledge Consultant, Gurteen Knowledge

Oct 2003 The Knowledge Network - joined up government in action Chris Hancock, KM Director, Office of the e-Envoy

July 2003 Practical, living taxonomies Derek Sturdy, Managing Director, Granite and Comfrey

May 2003 Communities and information professionals - knowledge at the coalface Jacky Berry, Head of Information Services, Linklaters

March 2003 Making knowledge visible - information products, the neglected information asset Liz Orna, Orna Information and Editorial Consultancy

Jan 2003 A knowledge management journey - from web to workplace Ibrahim Gogus, Knowledge Management Director, Oracle Corporation