Testimonials

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“Thank you for putting this cluster together. Every once in a while we’re fortunate enough to be introduced to new ideas that breathe renewed life into our efforts. I appreciate that you set this up and allowed me the opportunity to sprout some new shoots of knowledge. It’s been a while since any professional development opportunities have sparked any real passion.”

 

Cheryl Scramuzza, Plastipak

“I was tremendously impressed by the event.”

Graham Lawlor, Deutsche Bank

“Thanks for such an informative and valuable event on prediction markets last week. I’ll be looking forward to future events.”

Chip Dempsey, SVP, The Clearing Corporation

“I wanted to thank you for the great conference. I really enjoyed myself and learn a lot.”

John Clark, Insurgent Technologies

“Thank you very much for organizing the Summit. I found it to be a highly useful conference and I was particularly pleased with the efficiency of the program – all of the talks were valuable and all of the time was put to good use .”

Bryan Goodman, Ford Motor Company

“Terrific, thought provoking effort. Can’t wait see what is next!”

Jenny Ambrozek, Founder, SageWay

“The conference was very well executed. I was impressed.”

Daniel Palestrant, Sermo

“Thanks for putting together a great program for the Summit.”

David Pennock, Researcher, Yahoo! Research Labs

“The Summit was a great success.” (December 2005)

Todd Proebsting, Senior Researcher, Microsoft

“Excellent material, can’t wait to start practicing the tools.”

Knowledge Advisor, ACC

“Verna has great passion and is a great motivator. Has great ideas for us to take back to our organisation.”

Council Librarian, City Council

“Thank you, Verna. I appreciate your assistance with my challenge.”

Knowledge Management Advisor, Land Information

“Really great and very stimulating, it will be very useful in my current work.”

Director, Centre of Smart Product, Institute of Technology

“Exceeded expectations.”

Knowledge Management Consultant, Athena Solutions Ltd

“Thanks for organizing this great conference. It was one of the most valuable events I’ve attended, both thanks to the speakers and the attendees.” (December 2005)

Russell Cameron Thomas, Founder and President, Meritology

“The meeting went very well.” (December 2005)

Chris Hibbert, Principal Investigator, Prediction Markets, CommerceNet

“I had a great experience. It was a great opportunity to connect with other people interested in prediction markets. I learned a ton and was completely surprised by how engaged and interested I was. The participants most definitely cracked the surface and went beyond the usual, predictable musings. Well done.” (December 2005)

Bo Cowgill, Project Manager, Google

“I applaud your effort.” (November 2005)

Kent Greenes, Chief Knowledge Officer & SVP, Science Applications International Corporation

“Great event and great job!” (October 2004)

Lisa Dennis, Knowledgence

“The London Symposium on Social Tools for the Enterprise was a great success!” (London, July 14, 2004)

Margaret Gold, Ecademy

“I think the KM Cluster went well. The audience was very responsive to all the speakers and the session was very interactive.” (NYC, June 28, 2004)

Bill Ives, Portals and KM

“Speaker presentations were very insightful and there was a lot of interaction and networking from attendees.” (NYC, June 28, 2004)

Anthony Brahin, Novell Knowledge Management

“The Rocky Mountain KM Cluster in Denver meeting on Friday went very well – good presentations with immediate value.” (DEN, June 21, 2004)

Joseph Hooyboer, Colorado Access

“I really enjoyed the Social Networks Summit session on Friday. Again an excellent job of great speakers, provocative interaction, good venue and great food.” (SFO, June 2, 2004)

Verna Allee, Verna Allee Associates

“I thought Social Networks Summit was very good, with knowledgeable speakers and an actively engaged audience. I particularly enjoyed the informal discussion with Mark Granovetter, who provided some historical perspective on the currently hot topic of social networks. Rob Cross and Andrew Hargadon did a good job of drawing practical insights from a solid base of their own research.” (SFO, May 26, 2004)

Chuck Sieloff, Institute for the Future

“I wanted to take a moment to thank you. I attended my first KM Cluster yesterday and as KM practioner and developer I was very encouraged by the interaction among the group. I found the session very informative.” (SFO, Feb 27, 2004)

Michael Lehane, http://www.mlehane.com

“I thought the discussion around not only my issues, but all the issues was great. I am really impressed with how the quality of the seminar has shaped up.” (Feb 27, 2004)

Bruce Heiman, Ph.D., San Francisco State University

“Thank you for organizing the Southern California KM Cluster meeting. I thought the meeting was great. I got a lot out of it and was impressed by each of the speakers.” (Feb 27, 2004)

Dan Jarmel, Northrop-Grumman

“What a great session last Friday at the KM Cluster! Thank you for making this meeting so worthwhile. I’ve been sampling groups lately and feel very much at home here.” (Feb 27, 2004)

Anthony M. Dymond, Ph.D., Dymond and Associates, LLC

“…you really do make it easy to launch a regional cluster.” (Jan 7, 2004)

Leonard Kish, Qwest

“A great forum for putting a local face on KM. If KM is your passion and New York your home, then KM Cluster NY is a definite watering hole for you, and a must-visit for traveling KM-types!”

Madanmohan Rao, Editor-at-Large http://www.destinationkm.com/

Thanks for a great session today, it was quite interesting and engaging. This was my first KM Cluster event, but I hope to join you in the future. (April 21, 2003)

Mark Zoeckler, PricewaterhouseCoopers

I just wanted to thank you for an outstanding learning opportunity. The chance to see systems applied in real operations was truly outstanding. The Novell and HP presentations were especially valuable. (April 4, 2003)

Dave Gaynon, Lawrence Livermore National Lab

The recent KM and Culture event was fantastic. The presentations were diverse, relevant and very interesting. The day was well paced with lots of time given for questions and interaction, which greatly enhanced the learning experience. I came away from the event feeling that I had plugged into the most recent, practical and authoritative KM thinking available. Thanks for a very worthwhile day! (April 4, 2003)

David H. Brett, CEO, Knexa Solutions Inc.

“I just want to let you know, before too much time passes, what a fantastic seminar you coordinated last Friday. I have gone to many seminars in my career and have paid hefty fees… often leaving them disappointed with what was offered. I can honestly tell you that each of the presenters were excellent, the pace of the day was well planned, the price was extremely fair and even the lunch and treats were great (hardly ever get nice food at seminars). You should be so proud of what you accomplished …. I have told many in my organization how much I took from the day. Thank you.” (April 4, 2003)

Camille Venezia, Knoll

“Thanks so much for sponsoring me for the KM cluster group. I learned a lot and found the experience quite stimulating.” (April 2, 2003)

Professor Ann Majchrzak, Marshall School of Business

The KM cluster was terrific. The presentations were stellar. Thank you so much…” (March 30, 2003)

Marilyn Perry Ruggles, Ph.D., EDS

“It was great to be included on the ground floor of emerging KM innovations in higher education. “The strength of the event was the diversity of perspectives and directions. Much can be learned from our collective experiences.” (Dec 14, 2002)

Frank Reis, Cuyahoga Community College District

“A strength of the conference was focusing on the people-side of KM.” Verna Allee can do no wrong in my book; she was awesome. Carol Kinsey Goman brought some excitement and ‘mixing it up’ which was helpful and creative.” (Dec 14, 2002)

Amy Eugene, Cuyahoga Community College District

“I found the sessions to be quite informative. Chuck Sieloff’s IFTF approach was great. Helped lay the groundwork for a lot of thinking during the other sessions. The location was great. The lunch outdoors was top-notch in my opinion. I loved going out for a picnic.

Jamie Dinkelacker of HP Laboratories was a highlight. He very accurately balanced the need for real research with the need for real products from a research institution. And did it in an entertaining way. Great speaker and great ideas about distance collaboration and knowledge.

This sessions were well worth the time, effort and cost.

I loved the whole thing. Well done.” (Sept 22, 2002)

Jim Schuyler, http://www.red7.com/

“Thank you for inviting me to the KM Cluster meeting last Friday. I thought the choice of speakers was outstanding, and the sessions overall were very productive.” (Sept 22, 2002)

Eric Brachhausen, http://www.amtech-usa.org/

“It was a great event; highly innovative, ideas were sharp, people were really on top of their game. I appreciate you pulling together this event!” (June 21, 2002)

David Laning, Ph.D., MBA, StanfordSoft

“Thanks again for organizing a great KM Cluster. I took back many lessons to my team.” (June 26, 2002)

Karena Man, CSAA

“It was time well spent – very well organized and lots of thought-provoking discussion. We enjoyed meeting you and many of the participants.” (June 25, 2002)

Sasha Globa, CTO KnowledgeDNA

“It was a great session and I learned a lot and made some good contacts.” (June 24, 2002)

Bettina Jetter, CEO Mindjet

“…time well spent…” (Mar 29, 2002)

Joe Jorczak, IBM Global Services Business Innovation Services

“It was a pleasure, from beginning to end, and I think everyone who attended found the day to be both educational and productive — a good combination.” (Mar 29, 2002)

Stuart Robbins, Chief Knowledge Officer Vitria Technologies Founder and Executive Director CIO Collective

“I want you to know that last Thursday’s KM Cluster was one of the most enjoyable conferences I have attended in the last few years. At other conferences, I use less interesting tracks/sessions to duck out to check voice mail, scan email, and catch up with work. At the KM Cluster, there wasn’t a single session I could bear to miss. To give you an idea of how useful, timely, and informative the Cluster was, my colleague Mike and I agreed that we would have gladly paid for it ourselves. (Although I am glad that our company footed the cost!)” (Mar 29, 2002)

Karena Man, Senior IT Process Consultant CSAA

Your web materials are impressive and easy to navigate. I also enjoyed the article about best practices! (Jan 29, 2002)

David Zinman, VP Marketing Avasta, Inc.

“I enjoyed the meeting last week, especially the morning. Lots of good discussion.” (Dec 18, 2001)

Doug Kalish, Ph.D., Former VP & CKO Scient - "The eBusiness Systems Innovator (tm)" San Francisco, CA

“It was definitely worth making the trip.” (Oct 3, 2000)

Skip Boettger, Chief Knowledge Architect PTC Global Services Washington State

“A great meeting.” (Oct 2, 2000)

David Steier, Ph.D., Managing Director Scient - "The eBusiness Systems Innovator (tm)" San Francisco, CA

“You did a great job with this event.” (Sept 30, 2000)

David Coleman, Managing Director Collaborative Strategies, LLC San Francisco, CA