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Knowledge Ecology Fair 98
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Council Partner of the US Federal Government Inter-Agency Benchmarking &
Best Practices Council, and the most renowned resource on knowledge
management, described by Wall Street Journal as a "Premier Collection of
Contemporary Business, Management and Technology Issues".
The Dow Chemical Company is the fifth largest chemical company in the
world, with annual sales of more than $20 billion. The company operates 115
manufacturing sites in 37 countries and employs more than 40,000 people.
Last Fall, Dow Chemical launched a revolutionary US $1 million on- line
learning system to help its employees worldwide improve their job skills
and advance their careers.
Fast Company is the magazine about work and life in the new economy. It is
"not just the handbook of the revolution, but a living breathing example of
what it means to be a fast company." Fast Company was the first to report on
the pioneering work of Intel's David Marsing, the Ehama Institute, and
virtual events on the Web.
The company's more than 25,000 products include computers and peripheral
products, electronic test and measurement instruments and systems,
networking products, medical electronic equipment, instruments and systems
for chemical analysis, handheld calculators and electronic components. HP's
basic business purpose is to accelerate the advancement of knowledge and
improve the effectiveness of people and organizations.
Over 80 percent of the personal computers in use around the world today are
based on Intel Architecture microprocessors. Intel's 1996 Revenues totaled
$20.8 billion and has over 50,000 employees worldwide. Intel products
include such devices as ProShare® Personal Conferencing and the Intel Video
Phone, which let PC users in different locations share documents or engage
in a video conference via PC.
A monthly executive newsletter that covers trends in information technology
and knowledge strategy. Its "Leading Lights" column includes interviews
with such unconventional thinkers of the knowledge movement as Leif
Edvinsson, Dorothy Leonard-Barton, and Etienne Wenger.
As a life sciences company, Monsanto is committed
to finding sustainable solutions to the growing global
needs for food and health by sharing common forms of
science and technology among agriculture, nutrition and
health. Monsanto's knowledge management program gained high
reputation both inside and outside the company.
|Paine & Associates
One of the largest and most progressive marketing communications firms in
the western US, Paine & Associates is the official PR agency of KEFair. Its
wide range of services include knowledge management/ecology. P&A's measure
of success is "the overall personal and professional satisfaction our work
provides for ourselves, our clients, and all those who contribute to our
An international insurance and financial services group based in Stockholm,
Sweden. Skandia has developed methods to create a taxonomy for intellectual
reporting - i.e. methods to measure a company's intellectual and structural
capital which are invisible in today's balance sheets. Fortune magazine
described Skandia's VP of Intellectual Capital, Leif Edvinsson as one of
the pioneers of prime economic indicators which will prevail in the
Society for Organizational Learning
The Society for Organizational Learning is a global learning community
dedicated to building knowledge about fundamental institutional change
- Research (disciplined pursuit of discovery and understanding)
- Capacity Building (developing new individual and collective capabilities)
- Practice (the application of concepts and tools in pursuit of specific ends)
A producer of an intranet-based collaborative learning environment
integrated with an electronic library of top business books.
The Bootstrap Institute
was founded by Doug Engelbart who invented the
mouse, wordprocessing, windows, and built the first hypertext system. Many
of the core ideas of knowledge ecology have been inspired by Engelbart's
work. The Institute's project, the Bootstrap Alliances is aimed at
dramatically improving organizations and society at large, through R&D
projects, management seminars and expeditions, consulting, speaking, and
publishing. Visit their site to get a deeper sense of the origins of
A people networking company specializing in helping people to make
productive connections, based in Edinburgh, Scotland.
David Skyrme Associates
DSA is a world-wide network of experts in the application of global
networked information and communications technologies for innovation and
Edna Pasher Associates
A management consulting firm, assisting international clients with
knowledge management, knowledge ecology, and strategic renewal issues,
based in Israel.
A conference organization structuring and marketing high level strategic
conferences on topics that include: telecommunications, HR and business
International Knowledge Management Network
A world-wide forum for exchanging ideas and experiences, and managing
knowledge about knowledge management.
Journal of Systemic Knowledge Management
An online journal that brings together theory and case studies to provide
organizations with an holistic understanding and practical insight, in a
bold new "open library" concept.
Pegasus keeps organizations on the forefront of management innovation with
leading-edge publications, conferences, and other materials about systems
thinking and organizational learning.
The publisher of the Caucus web-conferencing groupware ideal for hosting
communities and establishing Web sites as focal points for effective
The Leadership Alliance
TLA tailors the design of each knowledge management system to fit the
requirements of the particular organization, identified by a performance
audit targeting knowledge management.
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