[E100 Alert] Join us for the KMEurope2004 - Special E100 Dinner

Dear E100:

You've heard all about Barcelona...and I DO hope you will join us there - especially for the OPEN Forum on November 15th. Be sure to register at www.KCObservatory.net!

However, we have discovered along the way, how many of the E100 are ALSO planning to be in Amsterdam for KMEurope2004.

Tomasz Rudolf (Poland) and Yvonne Buma (The Netherlands) have agreed to host a Dutch-treat dinner on Tuesday, November 9th at a restaurant in downtown Amsterdam. This would be for E100 members as well as any business partners or clients who might be attending the conference. All we need to know is if you are planning on being there, interested in participating and how many might be included. Please send your reservations directly to Tomasz Rudolf.

In the meantime, check out the conference itself...

3 out of the 6 keynotes are E100 experts:

Leif Edvinsson


Adjunct Professor of Intellectual Capital at Lund University, Inspirator and CEO of Universal Networking Intellectual Capital, Global Knowledge Nomad and Winner of the prestigious Brain of the Year Award in 1998, Leif Edvinsson is the world's leading expert on intellectual capital (IC). As former Vice President and the world's first corporate director of intellectual capital at Skandia in Stockholm, Sweden, Leif was a key contributor to the theory of IC and oversaw the creation of the world's first corporate Intellectual Capital Annual Report. Leif was also Senior Vice President for Training & Development of S.E. Bank, and President and Chairman of Consultas AB, a Stockholm-based consulting company. In March 1997, both Leif & Michael S Malone launched the book Realizing your Company's True Value by Finding its Hidden Brain Power. Edvinsson follows in the footsteps of the illustrious former Brain of the Year winners such as Garry Kasparov (World Chess Champion), Professor Stephen Hawking and the Poet Laureate, Ted Hughes. In 2000, Leif was also listed in the top 20 of Most Admired Knowledge Leaders in the world.

Leif will be examining knowledge navigation now and in the future and providing answers to the following questions. Where is value being created; inside or outside the enterprise, the city, the country or the region? What kind of map will give you the intelligence for sustainable earnings? What kind of arena or exchange platform can be used for the flow and cultivation of knowledge development? How can the city be an intelligent arena for IC productivity?

Read an interview with Leif here.

Karl Erik Sveiby

Frequently described as one of the founding fathers of KM, Karl-Erik Sveiby's involvement in the field stretches back almost 20 years. As owner of one of Sweden's largest publishing companies, Karl-Erik recognized the
need to measure intangible assets and pioneered accounting practices to do this, testing them in his own company. In 1989 he published the results in his book The Invisible Balance Sheet, in which he proposed a theory for measuring intangible assets. This approach has since been adopted by a large number of organizations.

Karl-Erik has an extraordinary passion for knowledge management. Having worked in the field for almost 20 years, his enthusiasm for the discipline and belief in its immutable value to the modern organization remain undiminished. His approaches are practical, because unlike many experts Karl-Erik has implemented his concepts in his own company. He does not believe in lectures as methods of transferring knowledge so he develops tools, methods and simulations, which are used by consultants, corporations
and governments world-wide.

Karl-Erik will ask some difficult questions of collaboration namely, what is its business value and, beyond anecdotal evidence, how much value does it add? In an environment where competitive behavior has consistently proven its worth in producing value, Karl-Erik asks why should collaborative behavior be more effective?

Read an interview with Karl-Erik here.

Karl Wiig

Karl Wiig focuses on management of knowledge at the organizational level. He has authored four books and over 40 articles on knowledge management, is co-founder of the International Knowledge Management Network, and has served as keynote speaker on six continents. He works extensively with client organizations in building internal knowledge management capabilities by
focusing on business-related issues with senior management; tactical approaches and solutions with middle management; and hands-on methods and techniques with professional knowledge practitioners. Mr. Wiig holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from Case Institute of Technology, was Director of Applied Artificial Intelligence and of Systems and Policy Analysis at Arthur D. Little, Inc., and served as a management consulting partner with Coopers & Lybrand. He is listed in Who's Who in the World, Who's Who in America and other reference works.

In addition, there are other E100 with visible roles in the congress or nearby Conferences:

The October Issue of Knowledge Management magazine carries our article: 'In the Knowledge Innovation Zone".

This leads us to the related website cited in the recent worldwide E100 Alert announcement.

And so, there is more than enough reason for those who plan to be in attendance to link up with other ENTOVATION colleagues.

Who knows might come of some purposeful conversations?

Let us know if you are en route to Amsterdam!


"Events like KM Europe are crucial, they foster the sharing of knowledge; they highlight the frontier of the discipline; and they allow practitioners to meet and support each other."
- Sveiby



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