- The first of an annual “KM Excellence Awards” Ceremony
- Opening Address by Permanent Secretary Chan Yeng Kit formerly the Chief Executive of the the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) and now Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Information Communication and the Arts.
- Back by popular demand our “Case Study Café” featuring KM Excellence Award Winners
- Practical lessons – learned shared from KM Management, practitioners and specialists
- Official Release of “KM Singapore 2008” Book and IKMS “Competency Framework”
- Cross-Industry Panel Discussion on Managing Knowledge in Different Environments
- 4 Practical Additional Workshops
Knowledge and Innovation are the new forces of our Economy
Singapore is one city that is driven by the knowledge economy. It is a city in which both the private and the public sectors value knowledge, nurture knowledge, spend money on supporting knowledge dissemination & discovery (i.e. learning and innovation) and harness knowledge to create high value-added products and services created . To stay ahead of the competition and drive advantage enterprises must embrace technology, capital, knowledge and talent to create opportunities for people to participate and contribute to the value chain and economic survival.
Within organizations, knowledge workers tend to be closely aligned with the organization’s growth prospects. In management they come up with new strategies; in R&D and engineering they create new products and in marketing they package products in ways that appeal to customers. Without knowledge workers there would be no new products and services, and no growth. To be successful enterprises must “stay ahead of the curve, ” thinking beyond the paradigms of the past, operating within high performance cultures and developing the agility to new technology advancements and changing business models. Management must cultivate environments for this to happen. In this unique conference, IKMS brings together a network of government, private sector, institutions and civil society to think about the consequences of the knowledge economy on its critical resource, its knowledge workers.
Together we will explore and how to respond as individuals, as enterprises and as a society. Join us for presentations from a carefully selected panel of speakers, practical case studies, dialogues to explore ways to foster and cultivate a climate for knowledge workers (and their companies) to stimulate innovation and stay ahead in the new economy.
- Opening Address by Mr Chan Yeng Kit – Permanent Secretary MICA on “The Critical Role of Knowledge Workers in the international knowledge economy”
- Presentation of iKMS KM Excellence Awards
- International Keynotes from Graham Higgins, Manager of Organisational Development and Learning, Cathay Pacific and Tony Sheehan Director of Learning Services, Ashridge Business School (formerly Group Knowledge Manager of Arup)
- Launch of KM Competencies Framework – the product of a practitioner based research study by iKMS, all conference participants will receive a free copy of our “KM Competencies Framework: a Self development Guide for Knowledge Managers”
- Learn from the best – Winners of the KM Excellence Awards share their stories
- Case Study Café – in depth table discussions to probe the experience of KM case presenters – cases include winners of the KM Excellence Awards, and organisations such as PETRONAS, NIE, NLB, DSTA, World Wildlife Fund for Malaysia, IE Singapore, Yokogawa, Civil Service College, Grant Connexions, Singapore Police Force, Ministry of Defence, an Australian healthcare organisation.
- Panel Discussion on Managing Knowledge in Different Environments – in this facilitated panel discussion, key knowledge managers from across several knowledge- intensive industries engage in a dialogue about the key challenges and opportunities facing their organisations.
- iKMS Book Release – Knowledge Management: Singapore Perspectives 2008 – now into its third issue, this annual iKMS publication is meant for the KM practitioner who wants to find accessible insights into KM practice in Singapore, and practical KM implementation details. All delegates to KM Singapore 2008 will receive a free copy of iKMS’s 3rd Volume of Knowledge Management: Singapore Perspectives, edited by iKMS past President Kan Siew Ning.
- A full day of KM Master Class (on 8th Oct 08) by Tony Sheehan on “Learning in Knowledge Economy”.
- A full day of practical workshops (on 10th Oct 08) to choose from, including Lee Chu Keong on social network analysis to create knowledge-friendly work environments, Graham Durant-Law on business network analysis to manage project portfolios effectively, Ian Dyason on using mindmapping techniques for personal KM and innovation, and our own Kan Siew Ning and Ng Kok Chuan on aligning KM strategy to business strategy.
- A great opportunity to network with practitioners and specialists from the public and private sectors!