iKMS is a non-profit organisation setup to lead and serve information and knowledge management (KM) professionals. The iKMS Constitution governs the running of the iKMS.
iKMS serves its members by seeking and providing academic and practitioner based information on KM through a wide array of resources. These include evening talks, seminars, conferences, networking opportunities, an academic journal, newsletters, special interest groups, collaboration forums, and group discussions. In 2014, iKMS will provide its members extended reach for KM best practices and resources as it will connect with KM national societies/associations from Hong Kong, Thailand and Australia. iKMS also currently works closely with the Singapore Workforce Development Agency to leverage on training funding to benefit its member organisations and individuals. Current staff from iKMS member organisations get to attend events either for free, or at a member-discounted rate.
• create awareness of KM and information processing through seminars, conferences and publications• promote the development of effective KM practices in both private and public sectors in Singapore• promote research and development in the field of KM and information processing
• monthly events featuring local and international case studies and speakers on the latest trends in KM• forums, workshops, seminars and informal networking sessions• KM Singapore, an annual conference with local and international speakers, focused on supporting KM practitioners• publication of the Journal of Information and Knowledge Management• publication of the annual book Knowledge Management: Singapore Perspectives• research and publishing projects • regular alerts on KM events, KM-related employment opportunities, and other KM news• support for Special Interest Groups to share and build knowledge in specific subdomains in KM• representing the Singapore KM community at conferences and events in Singapore and overseas• partnering other KM training and conference providers to provide discounted KM professional development opportunities to iKMS members
iKMS started as a KM interest group, meeting and discussing KM matters in Singapore in late 1999.
By 2000, interest was growing so rapidly that the founding committee, chaired by Dr Suliman Hawamdeh, decided to register a society. In January 2001, iKMS was officially born.
iKMS has an inclusive, practitioner-focused perspective grounded in solid research. We bring together practitioners, researchers and commercial providers in a unique way. The quarterly newsletter is value packed with lastest trends, ideas and best practices in KM, from practioners, academics and regional opinion leaders. There are plans to reinstate the peer-reviewed journals in KM, as iKMS continues with its signature annual conference, and boosts its membership base with the entry of commercial members since 2014. This has resulted in a lowering of annual fees for corporate members.
With our openness to collaboration and partnerships, we will continue to seek and develop links with other KM organizations in Asia Pacific, Europe and the Americas.
The iKMS Executive Committee is elected for a two-year term at alternate Annual General Meetings of the Society (AGMs). AGMs are usually held in January or February of each year. The Executive Committee meets approximately four times per year to determine the programmes and activities of the Society and to make expenditure decisions, in line with the expressed wishes of the members at the AGMs. The Executive Committee also forms working sub-committees to work on special projects for the Society. The President is the Chair of the General Meetings and of the Executive Committee, and represents the Society in its dealings with external parties. View biographies of Executive Members.