About KM Russia
KM (Knowledge Management) integrates technology and critical business processes: strategy, HR, marketing, supply chain management and sales.
The KM Russia project was first publicly presented in 2010. The event created on the initiative of Vadim Shiryaev, Anna Voronina, Artur Pinchuk, Ivan Smagin was the first open KM event in Russia. The companies that launched the first systemic knowledge management initiatives (Lukoil, Obronprom, the Organizing Committee of the Sochi Olympic Games) and the world’s leading experts shared their experience: Larry Prusak, Dave Snowden, Nick Milton.
In the following years, the project was integrated into the global cycle of events on KM, the number of Russian and international experts and specialists who were ready to share their experience in using KM increased. Leading KM experts from all over the world personally took part in the jubilee 5th KM Russia: Ron Young (UK), Larry Prusak (USA), Naoki Ogiwara (Japan), John Gerard (Canada), David Gurtin (UK).
Since 2013, KM Russia has been initiating industry projects. One of the first projects was the KM Alliance, a professional community of KM specialists.
In 2016, at KM Russia, for the first time, experts who took part in all the world’s leading KM events personally presented key findings, as well as talked about development trends in different world economies. Also, in 2016, within the framework of KM Russia, an interactive map of projects and experts in the knowledge management industry in Russia was presented.
Over the past ten years, the world has changed dramatically. Change has become continuous. Technology has become accessible, and communication is instant. All of this inevitably changed the business environment. Competition has grown and continues to grow. Previous business models and tools do not deliver the same results. All this suggests that companies and their employees are obliged to rethink their activities in the same way.
We see that one of the main tools for organisation development in the modern economy is KM. We understand knowledge management as an approach that “helps employees, teams and the entire organisation collectively and systematically create, share and apply knowledge to better achieve their goals” (Ron Young)
All this allows you to reduce costs and not to reinvent the wheel, helps to involve employees in the development of the company and create business value, contributing to continuous improvement and innovation, and also allows you to create new products and services together with customers – which together ensure the competitiveness of the entire business.
Opportunities that KM gives us
IN THE FIELD OF VISION AND STRATEGY
- To look into the future – to form a vision of new trends and opportunities: find growing markets, enter them before competitors, take the most advantageous positions.
- Create fundamentally new business models and breakthrough (innovative) products ahead of competitors.
- Promptly respond to changes in the external environment – adapt the strategy to constant changes.
- Identify and manage key knowledge assets that are critical to business success. Keep them from being copied and create new products and services based on them.
IN THE FIELD OF COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE
- To form a culture of cooperation in the organisation, reduce the number of conflicts, negotiate faster, get more knowledge per unit of time.
- Organise information – know what the company knows. Create a single knowledge base with easy and quick access. “Don’t reinvent the wheel.”
- To transfer knowledge more accurately and faster, at the right time to the right place. Reduce time for “planning meetings – meetings – lectures”.
- Increase the validity of decisions, reduce risks when making them, including in conditions of uncertainty.
- Regularly identify promising employees and develop them consciously.
- Invest less time in training. Develop experts within the company.
- Create an explicit algorithm for the transition to a self-developing, self-learning organisation
IN THE FIELD OF CO-CREATION AND INNOVATION
- Know the actual needs of customers and “meet” them faster than competitors.
- Regularly add value to products by building deep, long-term relationships with customers and partners in the supply chain.
- To improve the quality of products and services, as a result, to get the opportunity to increase prices reasonably.
- Develop a system of continuous reinforcement, available innovations that will help reduce costs and increase the productivity of business processes by employees.
- Increase the value of the organisation, increase the value of the company, create new businesses based on knowledge resources.