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knowledge management society (singapore)

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KMS is a non-profit organisation setup to lead and serve knowledge management (KM) professionals in Singapore, through the provision of access to km resources. These include academic and practitioner expertise, via face-to-face and online discussions, seminars, workshops and conferences. Members are granted free or discounted access to such events.


The society exists to promote knowledge management among organisations which seek to become more knowledge ready, in order to be more future ready. The support to member organisations will include knowledge management readiness, training and education and the promotion of knowledge communities and networks within Singapore and globally.


Originally named Information & Knowledge Management Society (iKMS), we started as a Knowledge Management (KM) interest group in late 1999, which regularly met and discussed KM matters in Singapore. By 2000, interest had grown so rapidly that the founding committee, chaired by Dr Suliman Hawamdeh, decided to register a society. In January 2001, iKMS was officially born.

Now renamed as Knowledge Management Society (KMS), we continue to pursue inclusive, practitioner-focused perspectives, grounded in research.We bring together practitioners, researchers and commercial providers through publications, workshops, conferences, and online platforms such as webinars and global network online meetings.

The formalisation of Knowledge Management Global Network (KMGN) in 2015 had led to the inaugural Global Learning Week (2016) in Nanyang Technological University, which brought together leading KM experts from various partner countries. Today we form a global network of 17 Networked Members and countries (with Malaysia, Spain and UK being the latest to join in our network)


Knowledge Ready Organisation (KRO), started in 2015 as an assessment that was meant to evaluate how well organisations were on their KM journey. From Inception to date it has been developed into a complex evaluation matrix, looking at an organisation on a holistic view of her readiness to be a knowledge enterprise. While we have the MIKE and the KM ISO, the KRO serves another purpose, not so much being an award but a consultative report about the strengths and attention areas organisations need to look at to elevate their Knowledge readiness in the ever-changing transformation and digitalisation climate. KRO has put the KMS on the map, to date we have awarded KRO to organisations in Russia, Malaysia, Indonesia, India, Singapore and in 2019 Thailand.  

Our passionate and driven KMS EXCO continues to seek and develop links with other KM organisations globally, to enhance its value proposition to members.

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KMS is a singapore registered Non Profit Society Society as of the 20th of February 2002. with UEN T01SS0049H

KMS is bound by a legally enforceable set of obligations to provide comparable protection to the Personal Data Protection Act 2012 (No. 26 of 2012, Statutes of the Republic of Singapore).



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