In 2004, there is a sense that the Asian economy will rebound and general optimism is abounding. The robust economic outlook will have tangible benefits for KM in Asia. In our Industry Focus article Moving Up the Experience Curve: KM in Singapore, KM vendors share their prediction about better growth prospects for KM in Singapore. There is a sense that strands of knowledge management are coming together in a way that will renew and revitalize the KM market here.
Along the same theme of renew and revitalise, you will also see a new iKMS newsletter in 2004, with more original content and information about KM in Singapore and Asia. We hope the newsletter can be a starting point for exchanges that will evolve into real conversations and relationships within the iKMS community.
In this issue, we kick-start the year with a feature about Storytelling and KM. We hope it will inspire you to pick up this oft-forgotten skill and practice it in your daily lives to enhance your work as a knowledge manager. We also encourage you to write to us and share your personal experiences with storytelling in your organization.
On the news front, check out KM Society Forum, an experiment in informal collaboration and communication between KM Societies, namely iKMS, Hong Kong Knowledge Management Society (HKKSM) and KM Society of Japan (KMSJ). Also, take a look at the photo journal of the iKMS AGM, which took place on 17 January.
p.s. We are also looking for writers or contributors for the iKMS newsletter. If you are interested, please write us an email.
Jacinta Chadwick, Co-editor