About

I am at the junction of management, technology & culture, to maximize knowledge work & make organizations more competitive.

I’m passionate about knowledge management, communities of practice, enterprise social computing (aka enterprise 2.0) and corporate governance in a knowledge economy. I fancy designing collaboration and knowledge sharing related digital tools.

I am currently the <a href=”http://www.linkedin.com/in/olivieramprimo”>Director, Collaborative Development</a> at the Ops Division of L’Oreal and based in Paris.

I was previously in Singapore and Hyderabad as Director Asia at <a href=”http://www.revevol.eu”>Revevol</a>, an international cloud computing broker specialised in Google Enterprise products and related services, Associate Director of the Digital Division of the <a href=”http://www.nlb.gov.sg”>National Library Board of Singapore</a> and before a consultant at <a href=”http://www.headshift.com”>Headshift</a>, a social business design consultancy now part of the <a href=”http://www.dachisgroup.com/”>Dachis Group</a>.

I have been working on international network and community management, designing and implementing CRM, reporting and community tools. I have given some lectures around KM at <a href=”http://www.em-lyon.com/”>EM Lyon</a>, a European leading Management School, and talks at both KM Singapore and KM Asia. I  participated in the <a href=”http://www.wearesmarter.org/”>we are smarter than me</a> initiative as chapter moderator. I have been a member of the Executive Committee of the <a href=”http://www.ikms.org.sg/”>Information & Knowledge Management Society of Singapore (IKMS)</a> for two years.

I graduated a PhD in Management, while working in a full-time position and with the kind support of Claude Roche (France Telecom, previously at <a href=”http://www.enst.fr/”>ENST</a>), Jean-Claude Moisdon (<a href=”http://www.ensmp.fr”>CGS Mines</a>) and Philippe Lorino (<a href=”http://www.essec.edu”>ESSEC</a>).

When not working, I can be found back-packing mostly in Latin America and Asia.

The shift from muscle sweat to brain juice as the main factor of performance creates some fundamental changes in the way management is to be taught and practised.

Topics like knowledge management (KM), communities of practice (CoP), enterprise social computing (Enterprise 2.0) are the ones that participate in crafting the new required management practices. But they only are one part of the solution. Topics like measurement and metrics, behaviours and authority, representation and organisation of the group also have to be questioned and rejuvenated.

This blog is about all this and we can summarise this as ‘managing in a knowledge economy’.

It displays ideas of my own and not the ones of my employers, past and present.

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