London campus to host first Sustainable Knowledge Management Seminar

The Centre for Information Management is delighted to invite all students and staff at our London campus to attend the evening seminar with guest speaker Professor Dr.-Ing. Peter Heisig. The seminar will be the first of the Sustainable Knowledge Management series.

Peter will address the current challenges researchers and practitioners are facing in the Knowledge Management discipline and in Knowledge Management practice. He aims to combine theoretical KM approaches with lessons learned in KM projects in different sectors and functional areas. Delegates will be introduced to practical methods and tools tested in different settings in different countries to help to improve the strategic management of knowledge and the operational handling of knowledge. The latter would serve as a practical solution to the new requirements of the ISO 9001:2015 regarding knowledge handling.

Dr.-Ing. Peter Heisig is Professor for Information and Knowledge Management and Deputy Dean of the Department of Information Sciences at the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam (Germany), and a Senior Research Fellow at the Leeds University Business School (UK).

His interest in how organisations create and exploit knowledge was triggered in 1989. Since then he has led projects for large companies to design and implement of KM solutions for product and strategy development, as well as the development of a toolbox to assess the intellectual capital of organisations, called Wissensbilanz – Made in Germany, which was used by thousands of companies from the German Mittelstand.

Peter was appointed to the CEN Working Group on Good Practices in Knowledge Management, the APO (Japan) and ipea (Brazil) as a KM subject matter expert. He has worked with the APQC (Houston, TX) on Best Practice Transfer and contributed to DIN standards on process-oriented KM and the VDI guideline on KM in Engineering.

Recently, with partners from over 25 countries, Peter conducted an expert study to identify the advancements and future challenges in KM. He was successful in achieving the input from 222 KM experts from 38 countries representing 16 industry sectors and different academic disciplines.

Loughborough is one of the country’s leading universities, with an international reputation for research that matters, excellence in teaching, strong links with industry, and unrivalled achievement in sport and its underpinning academic disciplines. 

It has been awarded five stars in the independent QS Stars university rating scheme, named the best university in the world for sports-related subjects in the 2018 QS World University Rankings, top in the country for its student experience in the 2018 THE Student Experience Survey and named University of the Year in the Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2018. 

Loughborough is in the top 10 of every national league table, being ranked 6th in the Guardian University League Table 2018, 7th in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018 and 7th in The UK Complete University Guide 2019. It was also named Sports University of the Year by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017. 

The University has been awarded a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework, which recognises institutions that deliver consistently outstanding teaching that is of the highest quality found in the UK. 

The Loughborough University London campus is based on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and offers postgraduate and executive-level education, as well as research and enterprise opportunities. It is home to influential thought leaders, pioneering researchers and creative innovators who provide students with the highest quality of teaching and the very latest in modern thinking. 

The seven specialist institutes at Loughborough University London include: Design Innovation, Digital Technologies, Diplomacy and International Governance, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, International Management, Media and Creative Industries, and Sport Business. Close industry partnerships with a wealth of leading businesses and creative organisations means teaching and learning is informed by real-life challenges and driven by true industry pressures.

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