28 мая STAR-NET и Янко Янев проведут вебинар “Управление ядерными знаниями для устойчивого развития”
On 28 May 2020 we will conduct a Virtual Meeting where you can Learn and discuss Nuclear Knowledge Management issues with Managing Director of the Nuclear Knowledge Management Institute (NKMI) and former IAEA Head of the IAEA's Nuclear Knowledge Management Programme, Dr. Yanko Yanev
You can register for the virtual meeting here. Please share this event with you colleagues!
In support of our efforts to bring you the best information in the nuclear field during the COVID-19 epidemic, we have teamed up with Regional Network for Education and Training in Nuclear Technology (STAR-NET) to conduct another webinar on 28 May 2020. Please visit STAR-NET to learn more about their great work.
Virtual Meeting: Nuclear Knowledge - Management for Sustainability
We are incredibly fortunate to have Dr. Yanko Yanev speaking. Dr. Yanev has a very distinguished career in the nuclear field and was former Head of the International Atomic Energy Agency's (IAEA) Nuclear Knowledge Management Programme, is currently Managing Director of the Nuclear Knowledge Management Institute (NKMI) in Vienna, and is a Member of the Board of Directors of the Vienna Nuclear Competence Center (VINCC). Dr. Yanev's presentation will discuss Nuclear Knowledge Management issues (NKM), and when completed, you will be highly informed about NKM from a world leading expert!
Abstract from the Presenter:
The term “knowledge management” was coined in the mid-1990s. It took several decades to achieve a common understanding of “knowledge management” – its objectives, impact, management approaches and its implementation. While some countries have reached far enough to issue national legislation and standards for knowledge management the international community has followed with major quality standards such as ISO 9001/2015 and a dedicated knowledge management standard ISO 30401/2018. At present more than 80% of the world’s leading industry, governmental institutions and international organizations are pursuing knowledge management strategies.
The use of nuclear technology relies heavily on the accumulation of knowledge. This includes technical information in the form of scientific research, engineering analysis, design documentation, operational data, maintenance records, regulatory reviews and other documents and data. It also includes knowledge embodied in people — e.g. scientists, engineers and technicians. Effective use of nuclear knowledge thus involves ensuring the continued availability of essential reservoirs of both technical information and qualified people.
Today nuclear knowledge resides in governments, academia, and industry, i.e. encompassing administrative bodies, companies, research and educational institutions, individuals and retirees. The entire inventory of nuclear knowledge today exists in different forms and formats, ranging from recorded and/or stored nuclear information on different media to tacit knowledge in nuclear professionals' minds ( "Tacit knowledge" is knowledge that is not laid down in any way, e.g. as documents, but sits in peoples' minds, possibly not even conscious to people who have it.)
This virtual meeting on Managing Nuclear Knowledge for Safety and Sustainability will be focused on the objectives and the logic of “nuclear knowledge management”, its evolution, current status and possible future development. It will not deal with popular practices and approaches of knowledge management as they can be found elsewhere. The discussion will dwell around WHY knowledge management is critical in nuclear activities and especially for nuclear safety, WHAT is still missing and HOW nuclear knowledge management will develop in the future.
New Format Announcement!
Up to now all ener-connect events have been webinars where the presenter speaks and participants listen and submit questions via the Q&A pane. Dr. Yanev requested a more hands on event, and instead of a webinar we will use Zoom's virtual meeting format where speaker and participants actively engage each other. This format is something we have wanted to try for a while and we are fortunate that Dr. Yanev offered to be our first presenter to assist with these efforts. The format will involve Dr. Yanev presenting some material, followed by you directly engaging Dr. Yanev with your questions. Once the questions are answered, Dr. Yanev will continue his presentation, followed by additional Q&A breaks. This process will continue for the duration of the event. We feel this will permit more direct engagement with the speaker, and should make for a more dynamic virtual event.
How is this different than a webinar? Webinar events are "one to many" and participants have little to no direct interaction with the presenter. In addition the focus is on the speaker, and participants don't see each others faces or hear each others voices. A virtual meeting is a "many-to-many" event where you can engage the presenter, the presenter can engage you, and we can engage each other. Therefore on the day of the event you will enter the meeting like you always have but with the option of turning your computer camera on (you can always turn it off at any point), and instead of only seeing the presenter, you will see all of your colleagues as well. While we encourage everyone to use their web camera to boost the collaborative experience, it is not mandatory, and you can watch the virtual meeting without participating (as if it was a webinar). In addition, in order to ensure there is flow to the meeting, Anthonie and I will moderate the session and guide the Q&A periods so participants are not talking over each other. We promise to do our best to make sure everyone can speak. Prior to the event we will provide guidance on how to ask questions to the host and interact within the virtual meeting to make the process as smooth and fun as possible.
We expect this process to go well, but request everyone's patience in the event of any hiccups.
Date: 28 May 2020
Time: 13:00 Central Europe Time (Vienna, Austria)
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Dr. Yanko Yanev
CEO, Nuclear Knowledge Management Institute, Vienna; a former head of the IAEA Nuclear Knowledge Management Programme
Dr. Yanev is Managing Director of the Nuclear Knowledge Management Institute (NKMI) in Vienna and Member of the Board of Directors of Vienna Nuclear Competence Center (VINCC). Dr. Yanev studied at the University of Sofia, taking MSc in Nuclear Chemistry and a PhD in Environmental Radiochemistry. For more than 20 years he developed an academic career as a professor in Nuclear Chemistry and Head of the Radiochemical Laboratory of the University of Sofia. His main work was in the field of Environmental Radioactivity and Reactor Coolant Chemistry. In 1991 he was appointed Chairman of a Government Commission, which reviewed the nuclear power industry in Bulgaria. The same year he was appointed as President of the State Committee on the Use of Atomic Energy for Peaceful Purposes (the Bulgarian Atomic Energy Commission) and served until September 1996. Other highlights include Vice Chairman of the IAEA's Board of Governors; Senior Energy consultant to the Bulgarian-Russian Investment Bank; Member of the State Commission for Energy Regulation. In 1997 he took up the post of Programme Coordinator and later on Programme Liaison Officer of the Department of Nuclear Energy at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in 1998. In 2001, he was appointed Section Head of the International Nuclear Information System (INIS) and has been the Agency’s cross-cutting coordinator for Nuclear Knowledge Management since 2002.
Dr. Yanev’s fields of expertise cover: environmental radiochemistry, nuclear chemical engineering, nuclear power and nuclear safety, nuclear and energy regulation. Dr. Yanev is a member of the Bulgarian, American and European Nuclear Societies, the New York Academy of Science and the Balkan Academy of Science. He is also member of the Board of the Bulgarian Energy Policy Association. He has authored or co-authored more than 150 scientific papers and conference reports in the field of nuclear chemical engineering, environmental issues relating to nuclear power, radiation and nuclear safety, and energy regulation and management. He has served on a number of international committees: Co-chairing Committee III on the Conference for the Extension of the Treaty for the Non- Proliferation of Nuclear Arms (New York, 1995); as Bulgaria's representative in the Plenary meeting and meetings of the Steering Committee of the G-24 Co-ordination Mechanism for Improving the Safety of Soviet-designed Nuclear Power Plants, the EC group of nuclear regulators (CONCERT) and others.
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