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KM Movers and Shakers Meet in Belfast

Northern Ireland’s Ulster University hosted the 17th European Conference on Knowledge Management (ECKM) on 1 & 2 September this year. The event was held at Belfast’s W5 Science Centre, situated in the city’s Titanic Quarter.

The two-day conference catered to many fields of interest, with conference streams including ‘University-Industry Knowledge Transfer’, ‘Knowledge Management of Shared Cognition’, ‘Research Methods in Knowledge Management’, and ‘Innovation’.

Andrea Potgieter from the Department of Information and Knowledge Management at the University of Johannesburg presented co-authored papers in three of the conference streams:

LAUDATIO – PROFESSOR ADELINE DU TOIT

I am sure that each and every one of us can say that during our lifetime, whether it was in our family life, academic life or work life, that there was this few people who stood out as the giants in their community. I was in the lucky position to have in both my academic life and career one of these giants as a mentor and friend. If you talk about knowledge management and competitive intelligence in South Africa the name Adeline du Toit immediately sprung to the fore.

Recently Adeline decided to retire at the end of May, and for this reason we as a Knowledge Management community would like to honour her for a life-long contribution to our subject area.

Check-in with Katrina Pugh

Earlier today we had a Skype check-in with Katrina Pugh, Mel Sutton and Amy Cipolat. Katrina will be joining the Summit via Skype from Columbia University for her keynote – Four Discussion Disciplines to Drive Effective Online Collaboration. Mel and Amy will be the