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Columbia IKNS Conversations That Matter - An Evening with Nancy Dixon & Thomas Stewart

In the 10 years since the initial launch of the IKNS program at Columbia University, we have seen a remarkable expansion of the knowledge-driven economy and a continual evolution in how organizations capitalize on knowledge and networks. From the ever changing dynamics of remote work to the growing importance of dialogue between companies and their customers, the strategic importance of how enterprises and economies value knowledge has never been more salient.

Join Columbia University’s MS in Information and Knowledge Strategy (IKNS) program on October 20th at 6pm ET for an intimate discussion between renowned author and thought leader Tom Stewart and Nancy Dixon, Ph.D., celebrated KM consultant, Lecturer in the IKNS program, and a long time colleague of Tom’s. Through conversation, the two will explore how knowledge management has changed over the last decade and where they see it headed in the future.

Following the conversation, the event will be opened for a question and answer period, where attendees can ask questions directly.

Topics of discussion include:

  • How knowledge management has changed over the last ten years and what we can expect for the future.
  • The evolving dynamics of remote and hybrid work and their implications on today’s knowledge workers.
  • The growing importance of company-customer dialogue and co-creation in the knowledge services industry.



Thomas A. Stewart, Author; Chief Knowledge Officer, AchieveNEXT; Former Editor-in-Chief and Managing Director, Harvard Business Review

Thomas A. Stewart is the Chief Knowledge Officer of AchieveNext. He is an influential thought leader on global management issues and ideas: an internationally recognized editor and publisher, authority on intellectual capital and knowledge management, and a best-selling author. Learn more about Thomas A Stewart.

Nancy Dixon, Ph.D., Lecturer, M.S. in Information and Knowledge Strategy program; Founder, Common Knowledge Associates

Nancy Dixon is a lecturer in the MS in Information and Knowledge Strategy program and a preeminent thought leader in the field of Knowledge Management.  She has been a consultant to the most celebrated knowledge management companies with rich experience in the corporate, government and international development sectors. Learn more about Nancy Dixon, PhD. 

About the Conversations that Matter series

“One good conversation can shift the direction of change forever. “

Linda Lambert

Conversations that Matter is a series of public education events that bring the thinkers, doers, and experts of the IKNS community together with a broad audience of curious minds across the globe. These conversations tackle topics that are not only timely and relevant, but also at the core of our Information and Knowledge Strategy curriculum. Through the fruitful exchange of ideas and the sharing of knowledge by industry experts, distinguished academics, and thought innovators at the leading edge of their fields, we hope to ignite further discussion and action leading to positive change in organizations, communities, and industry.

This series is brought to you by Columbia University’s M.S. in Information and Knowledge Strategy (IKNS) program as part of the University’s ongoing commitment to advancing knowledge with the purpose of moving careers, communities, and markets forward.


For additional information about program offerings at the Columbia University School of Professional Studies, please contact an Admissions Counselor at 212-854-9666 or inquire [[at]] sps [[dot]] columbia [[dot]] edu ().