The Indiana and the Southern Ohio Chapters
of the Association for Information Science
Present: S. Duncan Coleman on "Knowledge Management"

4:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 24, 1999

University of Cincinnati Faculty Club

Peter Drucker described our era best as the Age of Social Transformation: "...an economic order in which knowledge, not labor or raw material or capital, is the key resource..."

Some of us may not be aware of it, but we are all part of the knowledge business. Whether we work in a one-person library or public library, an academic or corporate information facility, or for an information service provider, we facilitate the transfer of knowledge. Knowledge Management is the "hottest" topic in our field today, and we are fortunate to have an expert to speak on that subject. His presentation will cover an overview of Knowledge Management, encompassing its historical roots, objectives, value potential, popular approaches and technologies, and challenges going forward. Mr. Coleman will also provide an integrating framework to describe underlying commonalities among elements of Knowledge Management and elements of Enterprise Architecture, Enterprise Data Management, and Enterprise Warehousing. Additionally, he will discuss the notion of "Ontology" as a theoretical foundation for Integrated Knowledge Management of the future.

Mr. Coleman is a Principal Consultant at NCR, specializing in enterprise architecture and integration management. Prior to joining NCR in 1995, Mr. Coleman owned and operated a variety of small businesses; served as a senior executive in three management consulting firms; and held senior management positions in engineering, manufacturing, product research and development, as well as government and commercial business development, and management systems. For two years, he was a Program Manager for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) in the area of electronic commerce deployment for supply chain optimization.

Mr. Coleman has been heavily involved in the development of Integration Definition (IDEF) methods for the U.S. Government since 1978, including the Federal Information Processing Standard for Enterprise Function/Process Modeling (FIPS-183) and Enterprise Information Modeling (FIPS-184). He has also been a principal source of Enterprise Integration Management Practices for the U.S. Air Force Medical Systems Agency (AFMSA), the Defense Tri-Service Infrastructure and Integration Management Program Office (TIMPO), and the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA).

Mr. Coleman also served for over seven years as an Industry Advisor to the Knowledge Based Systems Laboratory at Texas A&M University School of Industrial Engineering, and is a past member of the Industry Advisory Panel on knowledge-based integrated information systems engineering at MIT's Sloan School of Management.

Directions
>From I-74: Take I-75 (heading South).

>From I-75 (North or South): Take the Hopple Street exit. Turn left at the light at the exit. You will be going east on Hopple Street, which becomes Dr. Martin Luther King Drive after crossing over I-75. Continue on Dr. Martin Luther King Drive past Clifton Avenue to the bottom of the hill where you will see the Langsam Library garage to your right. Turn right at the stoplight and park at the Langsam Library garage to your right or the CBA garage to your left.

>From I-71 (heading South): Take the William Howard Taft Road exit. Continue west on William Howard Taft Road to Jefferson Avenue. Turn right just before the stoplight on Jefferson Avenue to Dr. Martin Luther

King Drive. Turn left at Dr. Martin Luther King Drive and continue west to the bottom of the hill. Turn left at the stoplight and park at the Langsam Library garage to your right or the CBA garage to you left.

Venue The Club Room of the University of Cincinnati Faculty Club (lower level). The UC Faculty Club is the building on the left side of Campus Drive, a few steps from either garage.

Refreshments will be provided.

Registration Cost: $10.00 for ASIS members; $13.00 for non-members

RSVP by Noon, Monday, March 22, 1999

Please make your reservations with any of the following (pay when you come to the meeting):

Indiana
Patsy Allen,
P.O. Box 501633
Indianapolis, IN 46250-1633
(317) 595-8628
pallen@alleninfo.com

Kentucky & Ohio
E-mail: Jim Cretsos, cretsos@fuse.net
Cincinnati: Elna Saxton, (513) 556-1413
Dayton: Patricia Carter, (937) 865-6800, Ext. 609



James M. Cretsos
10701 Adventure Lane
Cincinnati, OH 45242-4246
(513) 791-8244
cretsos@fuse.net

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