Meetup #16 – Knowledge Management + The Evolution Of The Social Workplace

February8eventGreat turnout at Ned Devine’s on February 8, 2011.  We had over 40 people  – check out who attended here.  We had an indepth discussion about Knowledge Management and The Evolution of The Social Workplace.


The Program

Reema Duggal, President of the Sitaran Group started with a view of how we’re personally socially integrated with global communities, but far less so at the workplace.  Investment over the past decades has been focused on systems of record – systems that help extract value.  As we go into this decade, we’re going to see how knowledge management, collaboration platforms, and social apps become part of the enterprise and how they will help companies develop systems of engagement – systems that help create value.

Chris Willard, Alliance Manager for IGLOO Softwareprovided a great overview of how intranets / extranets have evolved over the years, and demonstrated the power of  IGLOO Software, and how they use the  cloud based platform to create great workplace and marketplace communities. We closed out the night discussing 10 best practices for implementing knowledge management solutions in organizations, and lots of questions!.

Slide Deck and Links

Links - Systems of Engagement White Paper by Geoffrey Moore - John Mancini blogpost re enterprise IT history


  • Ned Devines for the use of their fine venue.  Great wings!
  • Ryan Gamble for the high quality event pix. Find him at:
  • Thanks to the team at Oakville’s Inovex for graciously repeatedly donating their projector and screen.


IGLOO-Logo-ColourChris Willard:  Alliance Manager - IGLOO Software. IGLOO is a social software company that builds online communities for business. Uniting document management and collaboration software, within one secure social networking platform, organizations use IGLOO’s business communities internally to improve employee productivity (Workplace Communities) or externally to foster relationships with customers, partners and suppliers (Marketplace Communities)

sitaranlogoReema Duggal:  President - The Sitaran Group. The Sitaran Group helps companies grow their business, solidify relationships with clients, improve employee productivity, and eliminate complexity and confusion with stakeholders.  They do this through the strategic design, development and implementation of knowledge management solutions, including company websites, client portals, employee portals, and learning portals.

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