Synthesis Workshop :: New York 2014

New York Skyline

Tuesday, November 11, 2014
9 AM – 5 PM
New York, NY


9:00 AM Welcome & Light Breakfast
9:45 AM Jim Martin Getting the Conversation Started and Keeping it Going
Jim Martin
Vice President, CIO, Shepley Bulfinch
10:15 AM Tim Rice Synthesis Tour: LMN Architects
Tim Rice
IT Director, LMN Architects
10:45 AM Break
11:00 AM Coe Hoeksema This Is How We Do It: New User Orientation
Coe Hoeksema
Digital Media Coordinator, FXFOWLE
11:30 AM Susan_Strom_New Orientation Materials Jump Start
Susan Strom
Director of Client Success, Knowledge Architecture
Noon Lunch & Hangouts
1:00 PM Christopher Parsons Product Roadmap Overview & Discussion
Christopher Parsons
Founder and CEO, Knowledge Architecture
2:00 PM Roundtable Deep Dive: How Healthy Communities Help Companies Create and Distribute Knowledge

Research shows that great communities have clear goals, design consistent with those goals, and agile, collaborative leadership. That’s not a surprise. Things get exciting when we dive more deeply into each of these things.

In this session we’ll investigate the following questions through lecture, small group/individual reflection, and group discussion:

  • Are we collaborating for operational efficiencies or to “take knowledge to market”?
  • What do best in class community leaders do, besides rallying the members of the community and keeping score?
  • How do community leaders formally select and catalyze the vital tacit knowledge of the organization? How do they do it in a way that creates opportunities for more productive, fulfilling, and lucrative work?

We’ll talk about this lens-shift for our knowledge practices and explore the facilitation practices that channel it into action.

Kate Pugh Facilitated by:
Katrina Pugh
Academic Director, Columbia University,
Information and Knowledge Strategy Program
4:00 PM Wrap Up
4:30 PM MAD Guided Tour of The Museum of Arts and Design
The Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) collects, displays, and interprets objects that document contemporary and historic innovation in craft, art, and design. In its exhibitions and educational programs, the museum celebrates the creative process through which materials are crafted into works that enhance contemporary life. Join us for a guided tour.


4 Columbus Circle
New York City, NY 10019
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Synthesis Workshops are free of charge and limited to active clients of Knowledge Architecture.