September 25-26, 2019


Inn at St. John's - Plymouth, MI


48 Tickets


12 Speakers

ABOUT KA19 / learn about the advancement in Knowledge Aware technology

The Knowledge Aware Conference has something for everyone, no matter the level of experience! 

The annual Knowledge Aware Conference is a two-day event to share how organizations around the globe are improving the way organizational knowledge is captured, shared, and reused. Throughout the two days, organizations will share their best practices on how they implemented Knowledge Aware within their organization and ways it improved their organization. Attendees can expect to learn about the following:

  • Strategies for implementing Knowledge Aware
  • Project experiences from the Knowledge Aware approach
  • Lessons Learned from deployment teams
  • Insight and live demonstrations of future Knowledge Aware technology
  • Training on Auros Knowledge Systems software

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New Breakout Sessions

Fresh New Topics

Keynote Speaker

Knowledge Aware / what is it?

The Knowledge Aware approach is a coherent and comprehensive, enterprise-level Knowledge Management strategy and technique.

Unlike traditional knowledge management solutions, the Knowledge Aware approach captures and validates knowledge, breaks it down into digestible bite-sized pieces of knowledge, and delivers it to employees and team as they work, when they need it. Instead of searching for information, employees encounter reusable knowledge directly within their flow of work, allowing them to make more qualified and robust decisions.

Some of the common benefits organizations find with the Knowledge Aware approach include:

  • Elimination of recurring mistakes,
  • Improvement in workforce efficiency,
  • Preservation and sharing of knowledge,
  • Reduction in engineering variation, and
  • Reduction in the enterprise IT footprint.
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Conference Schedule / daily agendas

Check In / Open Lunch

Please check-in in front of the Grande Ballroom between 11:00 AM and 12:45 PM. Lunch will be available, buffet style, at 11:30 AM.

Opening Remarks

Welcome to the 2019 Knowledge Aware Conference! Today, the agenda is packed with several exciting topics. We're going to start the day with a few announcements and an introduction

Knowledge Aware: A Big Picture

Jeff Moffa will be sharing an overview of the Knowledge Aware approach. From the presentation, attendees will
  • Gain a basic understanding of what the Knowledge Aware approach is
  • Understand the benefits

Breakout Sessions: Part 1

Basic Breakout Session: Auros Fundamentals From this session, you will be able to gain a better understanding of the importance of the Knowledge Aware approach and the fundamental concepts and

Knowledge Aware Welcome Reception

Join the International Knowledge Aware Association, Auros Knowledge Systems, and your peers at the 2019 Welcome Reception following the first day sessions! There will be great food, drinks, and prizes!

Basic Breakout Session: An Interactive Exercise

This presentation will highlight the differences between Knowledge Aware and the traditional document-based library approach to knowledge management. You will learn the failure modes associated with the document-based approach
Dan Flaharty

Opening Remarks

Welcome back to the Knowledge Aware Conference! Today, the agenda is packed with several exciting topics. We're going to start the day with a recap of yesterday's sessions and
Craig Brown

Experiences with Knowledge Aware and Auros

General Motors developed PLM Themes a decade ago to drive PLM Innovation. "Just the Right Information, to Just the Right People, at Just the Right Time" became our rallying
Matt Barron

Program Management Launch Excellence Tool

BorgWarner Program Management community developed and implemented the Auros tool to allow PM’s to more effectively manage the launch process, create global read-across / alignment, and eliminate manual reporting/data
Megan Pregler

Custom Auros Reporting through Power BI

Navistar will present how they use analytics tools such as Microsoft Power BI to access Auros and other systems’ data to create customized reports and tools. This effort over


Lunch will be served in the Garden Gallery from 12:15 - 1:15 PM. Vegetarian options will be available.

Cool K-PAC Competition

Three of the top K-PAC competitors will be sharing their favorite Knowledge Packets in front of a live crowd. The crowd will take a vote on who has the
Josh Kullis

A Knowledge Aware Narrative: Walking the Walk

A story of discovering Knowledge Aware and it’s propensity for organic growth regardless of scale or industry. This discussion will focus on atypical applications of the ‘Knowledge Aware’ technique
Christopher Pizzo

General Motors Team Board Integration

The presentation will walk through the steps taken to migrate the prior Excel based Peer Review process into Auros. It will explain how Team Boards are utilized throughout the
Jeff Moffa

What’s New with Auros & Closing Remarks

If you're an Auros customer or prospective customer, stay around to hear what's new with Auros Knowledge Systems technology.

Conference Sponsor

testimonials / what others say about the conference

Cost to Attend / register early to save

Conference Pass



Two days of educational sessions
Post conference presentations
6+ hours of networking time
Meals and refreshments

Registration / complete the form below

Members of the International Knowledge Aware Association (IKAA) qualify for substantial discounts.
For details on becoming a member of the IKAA, click here.

FAQs / find your answers

The dress code is business casual. Feel free to wear what makes you comfortable, however most wear slacks and a polo.

Complimentary parking is available at the Inn at St. John's.

Coming in from out of town? No problem! To begin your travel accommodations, click on the resources found below:
Anyone interested in establishing an effective and efficient engineering process should attend. This conference is structured towards officers, VPs, engineering managers, IT staff, and other upper management roles within engineering industries, including: automotive, industrial equipment, ship building, aerospace & defense, durable goods, energy, architectural & design, hospital management, and medical devices.

Chief Engineers

Directors of Quality

Engineering Directors

Engineering Specialists

Knowledge Managers

Design Leader

NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES / 6+ hours of networking

Between the two days of presentations, sessions, and exercises, there are over six hours of networking opportunities at the conference!

The conference welcome reception is an attendee favorite. We offer wonderful opportunities for you to network with other professionals in the field, learn how others are managing and using their corporate knowledge effectively!

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Recent Blog Posts / recent updates

The 2018 Knowledge Aware Conference Presentations are Available

There was a lot of insightful information shared at the 2018 Knowledge Aware Conference this September. To allow you to pass on the knowledge you learned at the conference, the International Knowledge Aware Association (IKAA) published the conference presentations and video recordings

Registration Is Now Open!

Registration for the 2018 Knowledge Aware Conference is now available to the public!  Registration costs from January 12th – July 1st will be only $259 per person. After July 1st, the cost for registration will increase by $41, at $300 per person.

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