The First Knowledge
Management Conference

NAIVASHA, KENYA

December 7th - 8th, 2017

About The First Knowledge Management Conference

"GET IT RIGHT AND ENSURE PRODUCTIVITY"

The Knowledge Management Conference is a value driven forum for exchange, dialogue, sharing on Knowledge Management best practices and business opportunities between public and private organizations and Knowledge Management practitioners, policy makers, consultants and other stakeholders on a singular platform to foster development, growth, and sustainability of organizations through Knowledge Management.

Our Objective

To set Knowledge Management best practices for developing nations, provide solutions for achieving such best practices, and encourage and create value for organizations through Knowledge Management.

Our Mission

To create a forum for exchange of ideas to deliver value to our delegates and create opportunities and business for our stakeholders. Our vision is to benchmark excellence in Knowledge Management practices for improved performance, productivity, innovation and competitive edge.
           

Why the Conference?

WHY THE CONFERENCE?

The Kenya School of Government (KSG) in conjunction with Phowad Solution Limited and other key stakeholders, is co-convening the First Knowledge Management conference (KMC), 2017 to share best practices on knowledge management implementation and achieve improved service delivery and innovation.
The first Knowledge Management conference (KMC), 2017 is both a public & private sector driven initiative to add value and support organizations in achieving excellence through Knowledge Management.
The conference brings together top managers in public and private organizations, practitioners, managers, strategy and risk managers, knowledge management champions, policy members and key stakeholders to discuss issues, collaborate on solutions, and define best practices for Knowledge Management.
With poor Knowledge Management Practices, Organizations:
  • • Repeat the same mistakes
  • • Fail to replicate the successful practices
  • • Has slow rates of learning
  • • Loose critical knowledge when staffs retire or transfer to other organizations or opportunities
  • • Are not innovative and therefore face extinction with the current drastic and dramatic changes and demands in the environment
  • • Offer poor services and products as they fail to learn from their customers and innovate
  • • Depict slow on boarding for new employees since operational knowledge cannot be easily transferred to the new staff members

CONFERENCE FORUMS AND PANELS

Brings together top executives from the knowledge management movement, Policy makers, thought leaders and key stakeholders to discuss issues, collaborate on solutions, and define best practices for different knowledge management models, operations and day-to-day functional support as well as discussion solutions for those panels and sessions.

 

KEY NOTE SPEECHES AND PANELS

  • Knowledge Management: Achieving SDG goals through innovation, job creation and improved service delivery

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    • Achievements of the SDGs will depend highly on how government will promote the analysis of lessons learned, the exchange of experiences between Kenya and other countries and the development of a knowledge reservoir both on the joint programmes model and on sectorial issues, including sustainable development case studies. Innovation propels growth, improves services and products and enhance the nation’s capabilities. Innovation is achieved by enhancing and utilizing our knowledge assets effectively.
  • Knowledge Management Programs and Platforms

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    • IT solutions provide a platform for knowledge creation, capturing, sharing and storage. IT firms and Telecommunication firms developed varied solutions depending on the needs of an organization and the different knowledge management strategies proposed.
  • Knowledge Transfer in Organizations

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    • Organizations invest in employees through training. How can organizations gain from their large volume of investments in training? The government has this year invested 1.5 billion on training which has generally targeted the aging population amongst its staff.

 

BREAK-OUT SESSIONS

Change management impact of the success of Knowledge Management

When an organization adapts new technologies, procedures, or work methods, it typically prepares a structured and gradual change management plan in order to get a better response and achieve effective implementation and lasting benefits. In KM, early change management advances an initiative’s implementation and growth.

The new change plan should keep employees excited and keep their environment smart. Learn how the organizations can change the collaboration status quo in a period when employees were not ready to share knowledge to an increased self-exposure among employees in the organization to help them exchange ideas, ask questions, and creating a learning environment.

A people focused vision of Knowledge Management

When we think of Knowledge Management, we often think of systems. What if we instead looked at people and how human capital is our biggest repository? How do we create an environment of continuous learning by harnessing the collective knowledge of an organization?

The program has evolved to a more people focused strategy, an open environment for informal learning and knowledge exchange among individuals, work teams, study groups, and others. In this session, learn how people talent is built and not bought, how you can leverage social and collaborative learning, and why creating an environment of continuous learning is essential.

How to build a Knowledge Management program on a culture uncomfortable with sharing

Based on some organization’s operations, confidentiality policies ensure their success. However over confidentiality also proves to be a problem especially when internally related departments are not able to coordinate and share knowledge and information. Learn to earn trust from the organization in everything from content control to security features, site design, and the content contribution strategy.

Analyzing the Knowledge Management Achievement Gap: Are We Getting the Most Out of Our KM Programs?

Most leading organizations have developed enterprise KM capabilities in some form, aimed at capturing and reusing their collective knowledge to improve organizational efficiency and effectiveness. However, many organizations find that knowledge-sharing momentum declines dramatically after the initial enthusiasm wears off. In many cases, KM may have started to feel like a burden rather than something that delivers clear benefit to the business. A clear-eyed and analytical diagnostic of KM operational effectiveness may yield important insights that can be used to renew and refresh an enterprise knowledge-sharing program.

This review should address trends and gaps in overall participation, knowledge contributions, content quality, and use of shared content. Comprehensive, in-depth data gathering and analysis on these topics helps identify concrete opportunities to improve KM activities and outcomes, as well as guides focused interviews to further understand root causes and potential solutions for the "KM achievement gap".

Imagine: Looking Beyond a Place to Store Content

The definition of reimagine is to imagine again or anew—to recreate. The way people learn and digest information is completely different than it was a few years ago. Gone are the days of providing flat, text-dense PDFs or Word documents where users have to scroll through hundreds or thousands of words to find the one piece of information they need. Their users are now consuming knowledge in more modern ways. This presentation will look beyond finding the information you need at the time of need it to scrutinize if the information is easily consumed.

Measuring the Results of and Forecasting Benefits from Knowledge Management

Professionals in the applied sciences make progress through careful experimentation and measurement. In pursuits where human behavior and other intangibles are at stake, such as KM, progress isn't as straight forward. To make good decisions about where to invest our time and effort, KM professionals need a measure of what efforts work and a way to forecast their potential benefits. Fortunately, some smart people in fields very different from KM have shown that you can reduce uncertainty and make better predictions with little hard data.

This session will look at how to apply some of those principles to KM using models such as Fermi questions and Monte Carlo simulations. With these models, we can begin to reduce the uncertainty in projects and generate numbers to work with. And with those numbers as a starting point, we can make more informed and analytical decisions that consider the tangible and intangible variables that determine program success. The result? Better decisions and better tools for reacting to the outcome of KM efforts.

Sharing Knowledge to Improve Project Management and Outcomes

One frequently overlooked benefit of complex, large-scale projects is the wealth of knowledge they generate. As a project team moves a project toward completion, it constantly presents new contextual information, better ways of doing things, and less successful methods that other teams should avoid. By encouraging project teams to document and share what they learn, organizations can ensure that relevant best practices and lessons are applied in other, similar projects and situations.

This both helps sustain project benefits over time and amplifies the impact of projects beyond their envisioned range of influence. In this session, strategy will be shared on the integration of knowledge and project management. Citing examples from the major projects undertaken, best ways to use communities of practice, collaboration platforms, lessons learned, and training to capture relevant knowledge from projects and share that knowledge with others who may benefit, will be described.

SPEAKERS

Local and International Speakers on both plenary and panel sessions
  • Moses Wadeguh

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    • Moses Wadeguh is the CEO at Phowad Solution Limited. He has over 6 years of work experience as management Consultant and Trainer on Leadership and Organizational Development, Strategic Management and Knowledge Management.

      His areas of expertise include Strategies for human resource acquisition and placements ...
  • Jean-Claude Monney

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    • Jean-Claude Monney is a Digital Transformation and Knowledge Management Strategist thought leader, teacher, speaker and experienced practitioner.

      Until August 2017, he was Chief Knowledge Officer at Microsoft Services, the largest Division at Microsoft. He led the 22,000-person global workforce through...

SPONSORSHIP

All of our sponsorship packages are designed to provide you with effective exposure to all top-level management and decision makers in the Knowledge Management Movement during the two-day conference.

As an exhibitor – you get to directly promote your products, do product demos and meet the users of your services for personalized selling. As a sponsor – you benefit from exhibition and conference publicity, as well as direct networking and interaction, with the delegates. You will also get specific networking sponsorship opportunities that include a selling point, product launch and even an opportunity to setyour own standards in industry leadership.

Platinum

Platinum Sponsorship. 6 available Spots. Non-Compete in: ICT (Hardware), ICT (Software), Partners, and/or Vendors, Telecommunications, Insurance/ Investment.
Logo size – Platinum Size KES 2 Million


Platinum sponsorships are reserved for the leading industry organizations in the key stakeholder Sectors. They comprise the most prestigious promotional elements of the KMC and will receive the highest level of visibility, service and support from the conference secretariat and PR team.


• Product feature inserted in the Conference Magazine, available online and promoted in the Conference Program.
• Company profiled in the Press Kit and a boiler point presented to the Press. You can also give your marketing collateral to the media.
• Online, you will get three weekly mentions from the moment your sign up to twelve (12) weeks after the Conference on both Facebook and Twitter.
• Feature on Official Conference Documentary and our PR team will work with you to ensure maximum brand exposure.
• Your company will receive unsurpassed recognition by our attendees as a Platinum level sponsor from the moment you sign up, with continuous brand exposure during the week of the meeting and twelve (12) weeks beyond the Conference.

Gold

6 available Spots. Non-Compete in: ICT (Hardware), ICT (Software), Partners, and/or Vendors, Telecommunications, Insurance/ Investment.
Logo size – Platinum Size KES 1 Million


Gold sponsorships are reserved for the leading industry organizations in the key business support sectors. They comprise premium promotional elements of the KFC and will receive a high level of visibility, service and support from the Conference secretariat and PR team.


• Company feature inserted in the Conference Magazine.
• Company mentioned in the Conference Press Kit.
• Online, you will get weekly mentions from the moment your sign up to ten (10) weeks beyond the Conference on both Facebook and Twitter.
• Logo and mention on the Official Conference Documentary
• Your company will receive unsurpassed recognition by our attendees as a Gold level sponsor from the moment you sign up, with continuous brand exposure during the week of the meeting and ten (10) weeks beyond the Conference.

Silver

Open for all categories, sectors and to competition
Logo size – Silver Size KES 600,000


Silver sponsorships are open to the Industry stakeholders. They comprise key promotional elements of the Conference and will receive targeted visibility to ensure you get to reach the delegates and the public.


• Online, you will get weekly mentions from the moment your sign up to the Conference event both Facebook and Twitter.
• Your logo will be featured in the Official Conference Documentary and you will be mentioned as key Conference Sponsor.
• Your company will receive unsurpassed recognition by our attendees as a Silver level sponsor from the moment you sign up, with continuous brand exposure during the week of the meeting and four (4) weeks beyond the Conference.

Bronze

Logo size – Bronze Category KES 400,000.00 (Bronze categories are specific networking opportunities with single offer per opportunity (except the E.A Round Table) and cannot be assigned once booked)


Bronze sponsorships are open to the Industry stakeholders. They comprise key promotional elements of the KM Conference to give you maximum networking and exposure during the Conference.
The Bronze Sponsorship Category has 7 Specific Networking Sponsorship Opportunities: (However, you can talk to us about your own merchandize which may not be included in the section)


1. Official Lanyard/Badges Sponsor
2. Official Conference folder Sponsor
3. Official Gift bag Sponsor
4. Official Keynote Speech Sponsor
5. Official Coffee Break and Lunch Room Sponsor
6. Official Media/IT center Sponsor
7. Official Conference Flash Disk Sponsor


• Online, you will get weekly mentions from the moment your sign up to the Conference event both Facebook and Twitter.
• Your logo will be featured in the Official Conference Documentary and you will be mentioned as key Conference Sponsor.
• Your company will receive unsurpassed recognition by our attendees as a Bronze level sponsor from the moment you sign up, with continuous brand exposure during the week of the meeting and four (4) weeks beyond the Conference.

For more details, download the KMC 2017 Booklet.

The First KMC Organizers

Phowad Solution Ltd.

Phowad Solutions is a leading management consultancy firm, which believes in delivering solutions that bring value and strategic advantage to organizations. Currently organizations are faced with the challenge of continuously adopting to the drastic, disruptive and dramatic changes in the environment as well as in executing their strategies and plans in an effective manner. At Phowad Solution we believe that the key to success in this age lies in constant capacity maximization through optimum utilization of available information, technology, human and financial resources in decision making.
           

Kenya School of Government

KSG is a State Corporation established to offer management training, research, consultancy and advisory services to the public sector. The School has been instrumental in setting up fast track management strategies through observance of high standards of integrity, competence, ethics and a culture of transparency whilst implementing the provisions of her mandate. Today it offers services to both National and County governments, private sector players as well as those from the Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs).
           

Dharkemmy Corporate Communications Ltd.

Dharkemmy Corporate Communications Ltd (D.C.C.L.) is a company incorporated under the companies act and licensed to perform the following but not limited to the below services:
  • Public Relations & Publicity Management
  • Corporate Communication & Strategy Consulting
  • Social Media & Event Management
  • Documentary, Film production & scripting
  • Brand management & Advertising
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