Aithin™ was developed by Straits Knowledge Digital. The team at Straits Knowledge has been helping organisations to audit and map their knowledge since 2002. Our challenge has always been the lack of a suitable software tool to help us do this. Working manually on paper with markers and then shifting the knowledge maps into MS Excel is laborious, and it limits the analytics you can do on the resulting knowledge maps. We finally decided to develop an application to make the whole process much, much simpler. Aithin™ puts more power into the hands of our clients, giving them data that they can make use of instantly to manage their knowledge.
A globally recognised KM practitioner based in Singapore and Ireland, Patrick is the author of Organising Knowledge: Taxonomies, Knowledge and Organisation Effectiveness (Chandos 2007), co-author of the award-winning The Knowledge Manager’s Handbook 2nd ed (Kogan Page 2019), Visiting Professor in the KIM PhD programme at Bangkok University, past President of the International Society for Knowledge Organization Singapore Chapter and a member of the editorial advisory board of the Journal of Knowledge Management. His book on Principles of Knowledge Auditing: Foundations of Knowledge Management Implementation will be published by the MIT Press in late 2022.
Edgar manages Straits Knowledge’s consulting and research projects, and leads our knowledge audit projects. He began his career in human resource development before moving to KM. He majored in Sociology and has a Master’s in Training and Performance Management. Edgar is past President of the Information and Knowledge Management Society and past Secretary of the International Society for Knowledge Organization Singapore Chapter. Edgar is Managing Partner of Straits Knowledge and Managing Director of Straits Knowledge Digital, the developer of Aithin.
Ng Wai Kong
Wai Kong is our business and finance manager. He project manages our client projects and is also a key figure in ensuring that the data from our knowledge audit process is accurate and effective. Wai Kong is past Secretary to the Information and Knowledge Management Society, and past Treasurer of the International Society for Knowledge Organization Singapore Chapter. He has a degree in Financial Accounting from Murdoch University. Wai Kong's experience in guiding clients through the knowledge mapping process will be invaluable in coaching you through your Aithin implementation.
Gene has deep experience in software development —having led teams in Malaysia and abroad — and in implementing innovative solutions for organisations large and small. He has a keen interest in open systems and the adoption of rapidly advancing technologies in applications for knowledge management. Gene has a degree from The University of Western Australia with majors in Computer Science and Information Technology. His team provides unparalleled technical support for Aithin.