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17th International Conference on Knowledge Management (ICKM) with renowned keynote speakers.

Susanne Durst, Ortwin Renn und Dave Snowden: Keynote Speaker der International Conference On Knowledge Management 2022

International experts will present current research results on knowledge management at the conference, which will be held in Germany for the first time. Data science and text analytics are also topics. ICKM 2022 is organized by the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam and the International Council on Knowledge Management (ICKM).

Keynote Speaker

Prof. Dr. Dr. Ortwin

Keynote: "Conventional and systemic Risks: Implications for individual and societal governance"

Prof. Dr. Dr. Ortwin Renn is scientific director at the International Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) in Potsdam and professor of environmental sociology and technology assessment at the University of Stuttgart. He also directs the non-profit DIALOGIK, a research institute for the study of communication and participation processes. His research interests include risk governance (analysis perception, communication), stakeholder and public involvement in environmental decision-making processes, transformation processes in economy, politics and society, and sustainable development. 

Ortwin Renn is a member of the National Academy of Sciences "Leopoldina", the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences (Berlin), and the Board of the German Academy of Science and Engineering (Acatech). 

Dave Snowden

Keynote:  "Understanding risk under conditions of inherent uncertainty"

In his presentation, he will use the EU Field Guide as an example of how to measure and manage risk under conditions of inherent uncertainty where predictive ability is limited. It discusses key ideas from the guide, including using human sensor networks to detect weak signals and generating predictive triggers to draw people's attention to outliers they would normally ignore. This work also draws on the U.S. DARPA's GENOA II project and the Singapore government's Risk Assessment and Horizon Scanning systems - in both cases, Snowden was one of the lead developers. 

Dave Snowden is the founder of one of the five schools of sense-making and takes an approach that draws heavily on the natural sciences, particularly complex adaptive systems theory, cognitive neuroscience, and the biological side of anthropology. He is the creator of the Cynefin model and lead author of the recently published EU Field Guide to managing complexity (and chaos). He is the author of Complex Acts of Knowing, which is one of the ten most cited publications in the field of knowledge management, and holds a visiting chair at the Centre of Systems Studies at the University of Hull.

Prof. Dr. Sabine Durst

Keynote: "Don't forget the knowledge risks in conjunction with the green transformation"

Research on knowledge risks, their consequences, and possible ways to deal with them is generally underdeveloped. Consequently, there is also a lack of understanding of the link to green transformation. Given the emerging need for green transformation, the keynote will present knowledge risks from a green transformation perspective and highlight some possible solutions for dealing with these risks in organizations.

Susanne Durst is Professor of Entrepreneurship at Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia, and Professor of Business Administration at Skovde University, Sweden. Her research interests include small business management, knowledge (risk) management, responsible digitalization, and sustainable business development. She has conducted several national and international research projects on knowledge (risk) management, SME business transfer, innovation management, and learning. 

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Peter Heisig
Professor of Information and Knowledge Management