KIM2013 Knowledge and Information Management Conference
4 - 5 JUNE 2013
Forest of Arden Hotel & Country Club, Meriden, CV7 7HR, UK.
Theme - Sustainable Quality
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KIM2013 was the OR Society's inaugural Knowledge and Information Management conference.
The theme of Sustainable Quality is relevant to organisations and individuals working in any sector of the economy. Knowledge management has become a key process in understanding organisations and their use of resources and, ultimately, quality is a major differentiating factor when considering goods and services. Sustaining quality requires taking a strategic view that may present short to medium term challenges and knowledge management should be able to help address such challenges. For large organisations, knowledge management may be seen as an intra-organisation activity, but sustaining quality for small to medium enterprises may require inter-organisational cooperation. The different quality and knowledge management issues faced by different sectors and differently sized organisations, and how these are addressed in practice and in theory, helped to make this a very interesting conference.
We were extremely fortunate in having three highly knowledgeable and exciting plenary speakers, who presented very different and challenging thoughts:
- Dr. Jay Liebowitz, Orkand Endowed Chair in Management and Technology, The Graduate School, University of Maryland University College.
- Professor John Edwards, Executive Dean, Aston Business School and Editor of Knowledge Management Research and Practice (KMRP).
- Trevor Howes, Director, BRM Fusion Ltd.
Papers that relate to the theme and to knowledge and information management were welcomed. Areas of particular interest included (but were not restricted to) the management of:
The conference was incorporated into the Tenth Birthday Party of KMRP and there was a drinks reception, sponsored by Palgrave Macmillan and a gala dinner.
A bar quiz was offered to delegates who arrived on Monday 3 June.