Launching a Knowledge Sharing Initiative; Insights on How To or Not To

Thursday, October 18, 2012, 4 - 6 p.m., Bentley University, Morison Hall, Morison Boardroom #300, 175 Forest Street, Waltham, MA 02451. Campus Map. [NOTE the New Location.]


  • Moderated by Larry Chait, Managing Director of Chait & Associates, and Consultant at Root Cause.
  • Margo Coletti, Manager of  IS/Knowledge Services, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  • Bert Saul, Corporate Library Manager at Simpson Gumpertz & Heger (SGH)
  • Marc Solomon, Content Platform Manager, PwC

TOPIC: This is a roundtable of members who have led or participated in a knowledge initiative. We will hear  “lessons learned” from the experience of four experts who have been engaged in at least one significant knowledge initiative in their professional careers. Drawing from work at two professional services firms, an engineering firm, and a major medical center with ties to the national network of medical libraries, we expect to have a robust engagement on the topic of “Launching KM Initiatives.”

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Larry Chait has experience in all aspects of Knowledge Management with a current focus on change management and process improvement. He is currently engaged in co-authoring a book for the KM practitioner or KM initiator, in which he will share accumulated insights into what works and what does not in bringing a new initiative into play. Twenty-plus years of previous experience as VP and CKO at Arthur D Little placed him at the forefront of the knowledge management movement. As president of the Boston KM Forum, Larry has always been a thoughtful participant in drawing out and supporting the experiences of other professionals in their knowledge work.

In addition to her position at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Margo Coletti has recently been engaged in a major initiative in collaboration with the National Network of Libraries of Medicine to support the transition of medical libraries to “knowledge services centers.” She was a leader on the project to secure funding and publication of the HKSC Field Guide for Developing a Healthcare Knowledge Service Center, October, 2011.

Bert Saul leads a KM Working Group which endeavors to provide a better company-wide view of SGH’s current knowledge management practices and to coordinate continuous improvement efforts. SGH  is a national engineering firm that designs, investigates, and rehabilitates structures and building enclosures. Bert’s previous work experience includes leadership positions in software quality assurance at companies like Rational, Interleaf and net.Genesis.

Marc Solomon is a confessed metadata freak who works the register for PwC inside the term management store. He’s also a SharePoint and ex-pat PRTM community manager inside the firm’s deployment of Jive, the social media platform.

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