Connecting the Dots

The Knowledge Management postgraduate programme held its first ever alumni reunion event, connecting alumni with current students.

Lu Lili (Left) and Lu Tianyu (both MsC (KM)‘17) hope to be able to reconnect alumni of the Knowledge Management programme through the NTU KM Network initiative. PHOTO: TAN HENG NING

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On the 15th anniversary of the programme’s inception, the inaugural Knowledge Management Alumni Reunion was held on February 11 at the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information.

The event was aimed at connecting all the ten batches of students who have graduated from the programme, as well as lay the foundations for future events.

Speaking at the event, Associate Professor Christopher Koo shared his goals for the KM community.

“I hope that through this event we can hopefully reconnect with some of our former members, and with each batch, help to build the KM industry together,” said Professor Koo.

“We hope to be able to connect with alumni from various backgrounds through this event and share our knowledge together, creating a community where everyone benefits together from the brand

Lu Lili (MSc (KM)'17)

Programme Director Dr Lee Chu Keong shared that knowledge management is all about “the process where people manage the knowledge assets attained by the organisation, through the retention, creation and sharing of this knowledge for success.”

These knowledge assets refer to the intangible assets an organisation has, such as its employees’ expertise and skills and the relationships built by the employees.

Held in the Lee Foundation Lecture Theatre, the reunion event featured song performances and sharings by both current students and alumni, as well as a networking session for the 99-strong crowd in attendance.

Spearheading the event committee were Lu Tianyi (MMC’17) and Lu Lili (MMC’17), both current graduate students in the KM programme.

“We were approached by Dr Lee to help organise the event and lay the foundations for future batches,” said Lu Lili. “We hope to be able to connect with alumni from various backgrounds through this event and share our knowledge together, creating a community where everyone benefits together from the brand,” she added.

Looking forward, the committee hopes to organise other events for the KM community, such as industry lectures and site visits.

“These cooperation with the industry will help current students and alumni have a better understanding of knowledge management in the current business environment,” said Lu Tianyi.

The reunion was part of the launch of the NTU KM Network, an initiative aimed at connecting alumni of the programme worldwide.

Besides events like the reunion, the network also developed a website where alumni can participate in discussions, as well as social media pages across several platforms for members to connect with one another. 

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