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Knowledge management seminar

Published on 21 January 2020

Almost 700 students in the first year of the Master in Management, Grande Ecole programme at the Lille, Paris and Sophia Antipolis campuses took part in the seminar on the theory and practice of knowledge management, 13 to 16 January. The goal was to make recommendations on the Schneider Electric case study developed in 2017: mission accomplished!

​The 99 teams, each comprising seven students located on different SKEMA campuses, worked in virtual teams. On the last day, the three best teams presented their work to the jury composed of Jean-Luc Abelin (CIO of JLA Conseil), Martin Roulleaux Dugage (senior expert - KM Office at Framatome, ex-VP of innovation and expertise at the Areva Group, co-founder and president of the COP-1 association), under the presidency of Louis-Pierre Guillaume (CIO of Amallte and ex-director of Knowledge Management Schneider Electric & Tereos).

The inaugural conference with knowledge management experts from large companies, simulcast inter-campus, provided the context and issues. Following an introduction to the theoretical aspects of KM by Ludovic Dibiaggio (director of SKEMA’s Knowledge, Technology & Organisation research centre), Laurence Descos (director of knowledge management and internal projects at SKEMA), Louis-Pierre Guillaume (former knowledge management officer at Schneider Electric), Alain Imbert (McKinsey & Company) and Serge Guémard (INSEP) delivered a talk. The “Success stories of learning organisations” round table then enabled participants to identify the challenges of knowledge management in companies.

Work sessions in teams, support by coaches, testimonials and presentations of company case studies (Air Liquide, Framatome, Amallte, Archimed, AT Kearney, Davidson Consulting, JLA Conseil…) then followed, thanks to the use of dedicated tools and resources (Teams by Microsoft 365, the K2 educational platform, Wooclap, Kahoot, Test We…) enabling the virtual teams to work, collaborate, share resources and knowledge, and be remotely assessed.

The "Les Skemaventières" team, made up of Cécile Janicot, Juliette Jaugey, Inès Joret des Closières, Manon Layrol Amandine Lemoye (Lille campus), Margaux Léronde and Audrey Macquet (Sophia campus), won this challenge.

We extend our congratulations to them as well as to the pedagogical and professional team (teaching staff, coaches, speakers) for the success of this seminar, which was set up and coordinated by Béatrice Toustou, professor at SKEMA (Innovation Academy).

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