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July 22, 2009

actKM Special Event - Dave Snowden shares his experiences of 10 government KM projects

Dave Snowden is heading for Australia to present his Leading Through Complexity Seminar in Perth on the 27 July and an Advanced Practitioner and Researcher Workshop in Melbourne on 31 July. In between we have persuaded him to present a synopsis on 10 Government KM Projects (what they did), what impact they had on their organisations and how they measured the outcome.

As always with Dave, you can expect a free-flowing, semi-structured and often controversial presentation with opportunities for interaction from the audience.

Date: Wednesday 29th July 2009
Time: 3:00 - 5.00 pm
Location: The Drawing Room (turn right as you go through reception)
University House, Cnr Eggelston and Garran Rds, Acton
Australian National University

Cost: entry is by gold coin donation for afternoon tea.
Please RSVP to David Williams at convenor@actkm.org

About Dave Snowden
Dave Snowden is a major figure in the movement towards integration of humanistic approaches to knowledge management and sensemaking. He is generally held to be one of the leading practitioners and thinkers in the field of a naturalising (science based) approached to decision theory and sensemaking. Well known for his work on the role of narrative and complexity theory in sense-making, he is an entertaining speaker and a formidable realist, and one of the few thought leaders who can bring together the academic and practitioner perspectives into a single, comprehensible purview.
He is the Founder and Chief Scientific Officer of Cognitive Edge, which focuses on the development of the theory and practice of sensemaking. Cognitive Edge exists to integrate academic thinking with practice in organisations throughout the world and operates on a network model working with Academics, Government, Commercial Organisations, NGOs and Independent Consultants. The Cynefin framework, which lies at the heart of the approach, has been recognized by several commentators as one of the first practical application of complexity theory to management science.