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Leveraging the 4th Industrial Revolution for KM Systems
“Knowledge Management South Africa (KMSA) is a society for knowledge management professionals who are passionate about moving their discipline forward within their organisations while investing in themselves.” 

These were the sentiments shared by KMSA chairperson Mr KC Chauke​ during his address at the KMSA Convention 2019. The event concluded today at the Durban ICC with KM practitioners from the continent who tackled the 4th Industrial Revolution and its link to Knowledge Management. Speakers came equipped and ready to share about the latest KM and technological trends leveraging the 4th Industrial.

On day two of the Convention Mr Fezile Njokweni, the Senior Manager addressed delegates mentioning the pertinent relationship between KMSA and MILE. “I would like to express my gratitude to KMSA for partnering with MILE because it is only with these meaningful collaborations that we can forge ahead. We hope that meaningful deliberations provides the impetus for innovative thinking and action that will contribute towards improving the lives of people, said Njokweni. 

Mr Mpumi Nhlapo from Black Brain Pictures shared insights into adopting a digital mind-set and developing a platform for business thinking. Nhlapo highlighted the key priorities to a digital world customer experience which included, data process, privacy & security, digital marketing, big data, social enterprise IT, collaboration & communication.

Dr Mayashree Chinsamy from the Centre in Indigenous Knowledge Systems at UKZN talked about future skills and the perspective of KM from an academic point of view. “Indigenous Knowledge is a living body of knowledge that is produced, managed and protected, through socialisation and by being passed on from generation within a community. In the age of information, knowledge is the most valued asset in an ever increasing competitive environment,” she said.

Mr Xolani Dube from the Department of Economic Development Tourism and Environmental Affairs emphasised the two types of knowledge tacit knowledge - experimental (hidden) knowledge and explicit knowledge (documented). “Knowledge sharing is the human behaviour- their willingness and their ability to share knowledge and use the knowledge of others. “Knowledge sharing is Power,” said Mr Xolani. 

Mr Gavin Oosthuizen from the Premier FMCG presented on Transformational Change Management. “As we lead to the 4th industrial revolution we need to adapt to change. The different types of change are developmental change, transitional change and transformational change. These require a radical shake up to an organization structure. Cultural transformations change starts with leaders. ” he said. 

Dr Deonie Botha, Associate Director: Strategic Knowledge Management at Deloitte Africa shared her insights into the 4th Industrial Revolution and KM. “Technology will change the way people perform work and will therefore affect the operating model of organisations. As we lead to the 4th industrial revolution we need to adapt to the change.” said Botha. 

Mr Fezile Njokweni from MILE presented on the future of learning in the workplace. He explained how MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) works and had audiences captivated with the concept. “Organisations need to work harder. Social learning is an evolution of e-Learning there is a need for change,” said Njokweni. 

Day two of the Convention began with a video address from the Knowledge Management Global Network. It thereafter featured an array of informative speakers which inspired delegates to enhance KM within their respective organisations.

The event featured fruitful engagements as it enabled KM Practitioners to understand the significance of increasing knowledge sharing and the use of technology when practice KM.

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Download presentations below:

 KMSA Convention 2019

Day 1- Dr Shawn Cunningham.pdf
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Day 1-Mpumi Nhlapo.pdf
13/08/2019 15:45
Day 1-Paul Mullon.pdf
13/08/2019 15:45
Day 2.1-MPUMI NHLAPO .pdf
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Day 2.2-Dr Mayashree Chinsamy.pdf
14/08/2019 14:45
Day 2.3-Paul Mullon.pdf
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Day 2.4-Xolani Dube.pdf
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Day 2.7-Rethabile Ntlatleng.pdf
15/08/2019 08:00
Day 2.8-Fezile Njokweni.pdf
15/08/2019 08:00
Day 3.1- Ennie Chipembere Chikwema.pdf
15/08/2019 15:23
Day 3.2-Dr Shawn Cunningham.pdf
15/08/2019 15:23
Day 3.3- KM Professionalization.pdf
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Day 3.4-Retha Prinsloo.pdf
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Day 3.6-KM Standards.pdf
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