Although there are still a few days left from October, I am concluding the events and conferences already. I’m going to spend the next two weeks with work, no travel.
Innovations in Knowledge Organization (IKO) is a conference founded by world-recognized knowledge management thought leaders Patrick Lambe (Straits Knowledge), Dave Clarke (Synaptica) and Maish Nichani (PebbleRoad). The conference was founded in Singapore in 2015, and has run in Singapore, Chennai, India and London, UK since. 2019 had two events, one in London and one in Singapore. I was speaking at all of these events except the one in Chennai.
Besides speaking at the conference in Singapore again, I am honored and excited to be sharing the news that I recently agreed to join the IKO Curator Team. This is a huge honor for me: I’ve been on the “program team” for several past conferences and on the “advisory board” for the European Collaboration Summit, as well as IKO for years, but this is my first actual conference board position.
The big announcement was made during the IKO conference in Singapore in late September. It felt a little surreal to find myself up there with Patrick Lambe, Dave Clarke, and Maish Nichani. I had the pleasure of working on several projects with them recently, and I can tell you they are pretty amazing experts in their fields who I truly respect. – It made it a no brainer to say yes to the very out of the blue invitation to join the team. I was surprised and honored and also super excited.
Office 365 Connect, Haarlem, Netherlands
The next event for me was the Office 365 Connect in Haarlem, Netherlands. This conference is also special to me: Haarlem is a lovely town close to Amsterdam, the venue is beautiful, and the community of conference speakers and attendees is always great.
It’s sad that this was the last Connect conference, they gave me so many great memories and experiences.
Taxonomy Bootcamp London, UK
After Haarlem, I headed to London, UK for the Taxonomy Bootcamp. This was my second year speaking there, and this year I had a session about “Extending SharePoint Taxonomy” with Ahren Lehnert, Synaptica. We were demonstrating the limitations of SharePoint Managed Metadata Term Store, as well as our solution that provides more functionality, enriched user experience, and last but not least also Semantic Search for SharePoint.
I am already looking forward to the next year’s Taxonomy Bootcamp!
Will I see you there?