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NASA-Ontolog-KMWG OKMDS mini-series Session-04 - Thu 21-February-2008     (1)

  • Session Title: How Knowledge Management Supports Decision Making in the (US) Federal Government     (1A)
  • Invited Speakers: Mr. GioraHadar (FAA) and Dr. MichaelKull (NRC)     (1C)

From the SL virtual world event: screenshot-01 screenshot-02 screenshot-03 ... more     (1G)

(click on above links to view the full size images) . . . . . .     (1H)

[screen shots courtesy of JeanneHolm ]     (1I)

Background     (1J)

This "Ontology in Knowledge Management and Decision Support (OKMDS)" mini-series is a collaboration between NASA, Ontolog and the (US) Federal Knowledge Management Working Group (KMWG) and is co-organized by a team of individuals from various related communities passionate about creating the opportunity for an inter-community, collaborative exploration of the intersection between Ontology, Knowledge Management and Decision Support, that could eventually lead us toward "Better Decision Making."     (1J1)

The mini-series will span a period of about six months (Nov-2007 to May-2008), during which we will be featuring Talks, Panel Discussions and Online Discourse on pertinent issues. We expect all the talks and panel discussion events to be offered in both 'real world' (augmented conference calls) and 'virtual world' (Second Life) settings.     (1J2)

Refer to details about this mini-series at the OKMDS project homepage at: http://ontolog.cim3.net/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?OKMDS     (1J3)

Agenda & Proceedings: OKMDS mini-series Session-04     (1K)

  • Session Format: this is a virtual session conducted over an augmented conference call. This virtual event is also featured concurrently at the NASA/JPL Explorer Island in the "Second Life" virtual world settings.     (1K1)
  • Agenda:     (1K2)
    • 1. Opening by the Session chair - Jeanne Holm     (1K2A)
    • 2. we'll go around with a self-introduction of participants (15~20 minutes) - All - we'll skip this if we have more than 25 participants (in which case, it will be best if members try to update their namesake pages on this wiki prior to the call so that everyone can get to know who's who more easily.)     (1K2B)
    • 3. Main Presentation (~30 min each) - Giora Hadar & Michael Kull     (1K2C)
    • 5. Q & A and Open discussion by all participants (~30 minutes) - All     (1K2D)
    • 6. Summary / Conclusion / Follow-up / Next Event Announcement by the Session Chair - Jeanne Holm     (1K2E)

Title: Creating Informational and Virtual Space for Knowledge Sharing     (1L)

Abstract: (by JeanneHolm)     (1L1)

The use of knowledge management processes and technologies has been underway for some time--but does it really make a difference? How does access to the right information at the right time lead to better decisions by government executives on policy, implementations, and public safety? How can your organization's knowledge management resources be brought to bear on the core issues facing your employees and executives?     (1L2)
Join us for this discussion as we learn about two ends of the KM spectrum from the FAA and Nuclear Regulatory Commission looking at how a KM system and storytelling have helped the government personnel and the public to make better decisions.     (1L3)

About the Speakers     (1L4)

Giora_20080221e.jpg . . . . . . . . MichaelKull_20080221c.jpg     (1L4A)

[Mr. Giora Hadar] [Dr. Michael Kull]     (1L4B)

Giora Hadar is a knowledge architect with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). He has been working in knowledge management (KM) since 1995 and in his current position since June 1999. Mr. Hadar developed and managed internal and external KM Web sites that house internal communications, stories, a glossary, news, and events. He authored the KM strategic plan for the FAA as well as a change management plan and requirements documents for a KM portal, expertise locator, and an on-line collaborative environment.     (1L4C)
After the FAA sent Giora on a detail to two other government agencies to transfer his tacit knowledge, he returned to the FAA where he currently develops and implements a collaborative workplace for the Air Traffic Organization, the largest line of business within the agency. Giora also serves as a KM consultant within the FAA and is frequently called up to consult to other government agencies. ... more     (1L4D)
Michael D. Kull, Ph.D. currently leads KM efforts at the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, recently ranked by an OPM-sponsored survey as #1 in KM and Leadership and #1 Best Place to Work in the Federal Government. He is also President of AMPLIFI, a management and social media consulting and services company. His academic research has revolved around knowledge management, organizational learning, leadership and innovation, organizational storytelling and cultural narratives, and the creative expression of ideas through digital media and social networking tools. He is on the Board of the KM Institute and currently co-chairs the intergovernmental KM working group. ... more     (1L4E)

Resources     (1L5)

Audio Recording of this Session     (1M)


For the record ...     (1N)

  • Shared-screen support (VNC session) will be started 5 minutes before the call at: http://vnc2.cim3.net:5800/     (1N1F)
    • view-only password: "ontolog"     (1N1F1)
    • if you plan to be logging into this shared-screen option (which the speaker may be navigating), and you are not familiar with the process, please try to call in 5 minutes before the start of the session so that we can work out the connection logistics. Help on this will generally not be available once the presentation starts.     (1N1F2)
    • people behind corporate firewalls may have difficulty accessing this. If that is the case, please download the slides below and running them locally. The speaker(s) will prompt you to advance the slides during the talk.     (1N1F3)
  • Please note that this session will be recorded, and the audio archive is expected to be made available as open content to our community membership and the public at-large under our prevailing open IPR policy.     (1N1K)

Attendees     (1N2)

Questions, Answers & Discourse     (1N3)

  • Please mute your phone, by pressing "*2" on your phone keypad, when the talk is in progress. To un-mute, press "*3"     (1N3A)
  • If you want to speak or have questions or remarks to make, please "raise your hand (virtually)" by pressing "11" on your phone keypad. You may speak when acknowledged by the speaker or the session moderator.     (1N3B)
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  • For those who have further questions or remarks on the topic, please post them to the [okmds-convene] forum so that everyone in the community can benefit from the discourse. (One needs to be subscribed to this archived mailing list first before posting. See subscription details here.)     (1N3D)


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