Event details
IIM conference on Tuesday 17th May - Wednesday 18th May 2011 in Canberra Australia.

Brief
40 min presentation on KM to the The theme is quite generic ‘Managing Information Today and Tomorrow”, which leaves lots of scope.
See the call for papers at: http://www.iim.org.au/attachments/IIM%20National%20Conference%20Call%20for%20Papers%20FINAL.pdf

possible title

Topic ideas
The information age is now behind us. We have come to rely on IT to manage large amounts of information, but now the scale and scope of information available to us is now even too much for IT systems to handle and has now become an unmanageable burden. The message might be something on that it is more important to manage the relationship with people who are stewards of information (and have the skills/ability to find out who has what) rather than duplicate and manage massive amounts of information ourselves that now becomes obsolete in a short space of time.
focus on adaptability and resilience


Format ideas
Case study?
scenario based on current projections?

http://www.cognitive-edge.com/blogs/dave/2008/10/rendering_knowledge.php


http://www.vias.org/beyinfoage/beyinfoage_03.html

Today we live in what is commonly called the Information Age. This is
the age of computers, email, cellular phones, and satellite TV. As a result of
these new technologies most of us are constantly being bombarded with
information and advertising in huge quantities. The act of personally sorting
out and processing this onslaught of information is daunting and disturbing. If
we allow this to continue we will become like zombies in a constant state of
information overload.butdisc1.png

To solve the problem of information overload we must do what humans
have done in the past when facing a new challenge. We need to change our
lifestyle and mode of thinking to accommodate the new paradigm. We need
to develop new tools to help us cope with the new enemy. With new
tools
and new knowledge we can overcome adversity with grace and
dignity.butdisc1.png

The book will give you the basic education you need to think and live beyond
the information age. The information in this book may be totally new to you, so
be prepared for an onslaught of new ideas. These ideas will require some careful
thought on your part to internalize and understand. This is the same process our
ancestors have gone through many times before.butdisc1.png

For a quick historical perspective lets look at some recent 'ages' that
people had to go through. In the early 1800's most people were farmers and used
livestock for their power and transportation. This pre-industrial age required
its own set of know-how to maintain the animals and operate the farm. Today most
of that knowledge is forgotten. During the late 1800's and early 1900's
we entered the Industrial Age of automobiles and electricity.butdisc1.png

In the Industrial Age people's lives were ruled by machines they built and
had to maintain, so knowledge of machines was required. Beginning in the
mid 1900's and early 2000's machines began to be built and run by computers so
knowledge of machine operation was no longer needed. This is Computer Age
or Information Age where we are now. Computers run most of the machines for us
and even the farms are becoming almost totally automated. In this information
age
many people have been relegated to the job of information
processors
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If we look at our information age objectively we see billions of
people driving gas guzzling cars to work everyday. They park their cars at
office buildings in congested metropolitan areas. They enter these box-like
buildings to do mostly just one thing, process information. After leaving
'work' they drive home again only to be deluged by more commercial information
from their TV's and computers. In the information age, people are simply
information processors and that's what they do almost all day long.butdisc1.png

Now obviously this act of driving to and from work everyday is a waste of
time and energy. With all these computers and telecommunications around why do
we still need to use humans as information processors? And why do we need
to transport them to and from an office to do their information
processing
job? This book has the answers to these questions and will lead
the way eliminating this waste of time and energy that is the scourge of the
information age.butdisc1.png

The book will guide you through a portal from the information age to a
new age no longer dominated by information. The new age will no
longer require office buildings and their associated travel to work. People will
no longer need to be 'information processors' and instead become citizens
of a global true knowledge network.butdisc1.png

The transition beyond the information age will be easy for most but
difficult for many. Old ways will need to be forgotten and new skills acquired.
People will need to learn a lot more about how the human mind works including
the real meaning of life. The first half of this book deals with
knowledge of how the brain works from processing data and information to the
realization of a new understanding. This material is easy to learn and
should be the staple of a standard education in the coming age.butdisc1.png

The second half of the book deals with the design new tools that will
take us beyond the information age. These tools will be unlike anything we have
ever used before and will change our lives forever. It's almost unimaginable the
changes that a new tool can affect. If you just look at the internal
combustion engine
and how it changed the world you may get an idea of the
magnitude of change that a single new tool can provide.butdisc1.png

In the end the main goal of this book is simple: Build a tool
to free people from the job of information processing so we can
eliminate office buildings and the associated wasteful to drive
to work
. These changes will save our planet and lead us beyond the
information age
to an age of true knowledge and precise
understanding.
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