Past Event

Knowledge Cafe with Richard McDermott: What about thinking?

Gurteen Knowledge Cafe (15 February 2011)


Event Type

Knowledge Cafe


Gurteen Knowledge


15 Feb 2011




London, United Kingdom

Who can Attend




David Gurteen



Knowledge Management; Thinking


Richard McDermott



Date: Tuesday 15th February 2011, 6:00pm - 8:30pm. This is a free event. Please arrive at 6:00pm or shortly after, which will give you time to settle in and meet other people. Refreshments will be available. The cafe itself will start at 6:30pm. For those interested we normally go for a drink at a local pub after the event.

Theme: What about thinking? How can we improve the thinking we do with the information and knowledge we have?
Information management has helped many organizations document procedures and insights, organize information, make information widely available, connect far-flung staff, and enable greater global collaboration. Now many professionals are overwhelmed by the explosion of information and the number of far-flung contacts they need to maintain. What if we shifted attention from managing information, to understanding how professionals turn that information into insights? Join us for a little live collaborative research on how we and other professionals in our organizations use information and knowledge to think.

Speaker: Richard McDermott

Richard McDermott is a leading author and consultant on designing knowledge organizations.

He is one of the founding thinkers on communities of practice, co-author of Cultivating Communities (Harvard University Press) and author of over 3 dozen articles on communities of practice, expertise development, and sharing good practice.

His articles have appeared in the Harvard Business Review, the California Management Review, the Journal of Knowledge Management, the Cutter IT Journal, The Knowledge Management Review and others.

He served as subject matter expert for six international studies, including the largest quantitative study yet conducted on how communities impact business and individual performance.

Dr. McDermott is a Visiting Academic Fellow at Henley Business School and an Associate of the Knowledge and Innovation Network sponsored by Warwick University.

Host: Sophie Menon, Deloitte

Please take care to go to the following venue as there are several other Deloitte offices in the vicinity.

Athene Place
66 Shoe Lane
London EC4A 3BQ

Room: The Canteen: please report to the reception before going to the canteen.

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