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UAE KM Forum 2010

SPEAKERS: ABU DHABI, 14-15 JUNE 2010


In an economy where the only certainty is uncertainty, the only sure
JOHN P. GIRARD, PHD source of lasting competitive advantage is knowledge.
Associate Professor of
Management
- Ikujiro Nonaka
Minot State University
USA Professor Nonaka’s words of wisdom are as important today as
when first penned nearly two decades ago. What is your
organization doing today to ensure your leaders reap the benefit of
DR. NAIM AL-THAHER your organizational intellectual capital? Knowledge Management
Associate Professor
Zarka Privet University
(KM) is the process through which organizations create and
Jordan exchange organizational knowledge, transform individual and
collective experiences into wisdom for decision-making, problem-
solving, and strategic planning thereby helping create a competitive
LUKE NAISMITH advantage.
Strategy Adviser
Knowledge and Human
Development Authority
FORUM OBJECTIVES
Government of Dubai
 To diagnose the current status of KM and underlying challenges
FORUM ORGANIZERS
all over the world.
 To equip participants understand the concepts of KM - past,
present, and future
 To explore the use of KM tools, techniques, and practices in
governmental and private institutions
 To compare and contrast KM strategies with a view to
overcoming the fear of not being able to compete with
developed countries
 To help leaders decide what they should be doing today to
ensure the future success of their organizations
CHAIRMEN'S INTRODUCTION

In recognition of the immediate importance of creating value from intellectual capital, this forum will help
leaders understand the concepts and significance of knowledge management as well as how they may
apply KM tools and techniques to achieve a real and lasting advantage. We will gather a number of
academic and practitioners experts, keynote speakers, and KM specialists, both multinational and Arab, all
grouped to share their collective wisdom in the KM domain.

INVITED PARTICIPANTS

 Directors of government departments  Chambers of Commerce and Industry


 Operations and systems managers  Graduate students in management
 Training managers and institutional  Private companies interested in the subject
development of knowledge management
 Faculty members at universities and  Intellectuals, experts and those interested in
educational institutions the development of knowledge management
 Service companies (communications)

DAY 1 - 14 JUNE 2010 DAY 2 - 15 JUNE 2010

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE (SUBJECT TO MODIFICATION)

8:30 – 9:15 REGISTRATION & COFFEE 8:30 – 9:00 REGISTRATION & COFFEE

9:15 - 9:30 CHAIRMAN'S WELCOME 9:15 - 9:30 LESSONS LEARNED FROM DAY ONE
Ibrahem Ahmed Al Karaan Dr. John Girard
9:30-10:30 KEYNOTE: THE TLC OF KM: APPLYING THE 9:30-10:30 USING ALL ASPECTS OF KNOWLEDGE FOR
ENABLERS OF KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT ORGANIZATIONAL EXCELLENCE
Dr. John Girard Luke Naismith
10:30 -11:30 KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT STANDARDS 10:30 -11:30 DOES KNOWLEDGE NEED TO BE MANAGED?
LESSONS LEARNED FROM AUSTRALIA Dr. Naim Thaher
Luke Naismith
11:30 -12:00 BREAK & COFFEE 11:30 -12:00 BREAK & COFFEE
12:00-13:00 INFORMATION REVOLUTION 12:00-13:00 SOCIAL KNOWLEDGE: ARE WE READY FOR
Dr. Naim Thaher THE FUTURE?
Dr. John Girard
13:00-14:30 NETWORKING LUNCH 13:00-14:30 NETWORKING LUNCH

POST CONFERENCE WORKSHOP

On 16 June 2010, Dr. John Girard will facilitate a one-day, interactive


workshop based on his recent book, A LEADER'S GUIDE TO KNOWLEDGE
MANAGEMENT: DRAWING ON THE PAST TO ENHANCE FUTURE PERFORMANCE. For
more information on attending this event, contact info@success-steps.com
SPEAKERS

JOHN GIRARD, PH.D. is an associate professor of management at Minot State University, USA where
he teaches graduate and undergraduate management courses. John is researching the
relationships existing between information anxiety, organizational memory loss, and
contemporary knowledge management theories. John is co-founder and Chief Knowledge
Strategist of Sagology (www.sagology.com), a firm dedicated to connecting people with people to
facilitate collaboration, learning, and knowledge sharing through keynotes, workshops, and
consulting. John has written more than twenty-five articles and chapters for peer-reviewed or
trade journals, magazines and books. John’s first book was an edited volume entitled Building Organizational
Memories: Will you know what you knew? published by IGI Global in 2009. John is the lead author of A Leader’s
Guide to Knowledge Management: Drawing on the Past to Enhance Future Performance, published by Business
Expert Press in 2009. John speaks regularly on the subject of knowledge management. He has spoken in the United
States, Canada, Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, and South America at such events as KM Australia, KM Asia, KM
World, APQC’s Knowledge Management Conference, the World Congress on Intellectual Capital, and InfoVision
(India). For more information see www.johngirard.net or contact him at john@johngirard.net.

DR. NAIM AL-THAHER is an associate professor at Zarka Privat University in Amman, Jordan. He
earned dual doctorate degrees (Business Administration and Political Geography) from Western
and Arab universities. He is a very experienced academic and practitioner, having held a diverse
portfolio of positions including: Chief of continuing education and community service in the
Ministry of Higher Education in Jordan; Chief of development, planning and ongoing training, in
the Balqa Applied University. Acting Director of TQM in the Balqa Applied University and member
of the faculty at the Faculty of Theology University. Director of the Regional Office of the
University of Lahaye International, Member of the faculty at the Al Zarqa'a Private University. Dr. Al-Thaher
current research interest focus on globalization, Arab democracy, and Arab crisis management. He has written
extensively in areas such as: : knowledge management , crisis management, management strategy, human recourses
management, principles of economic management, political administration, the state administration, administrative
systems, business administration principles, and management of globalization in a changing world. He may be
contact at Naim_Thaher@yahoo.com.

LUKE NAISMITH is currently a Strategy Adviser with the Dubai Government’s Knowledge and
Human Development Authority. He has more than 20 years of experience in strategic
management settings including government service delivery, knowledge management strategies
and initiatives, information economy and education strategic policy development and the
application of foresight techniques to social and business challenges. Well known for his
expertise in making insightful analyses of complex situations, Luke has initiated and managed
many collaborative projects that developed practical and creative solutions to difficult issues. He has made an active
contribution to the development of the Australian Standard on Knowledge Management and initiated the Australian
Public Service KM Group. Luke has presented at many domestic and international conferences and published expert
papers and book chapters on the subjects of knowledge management, industry development and strategic
foresight. He recently completed his Masters of Science in Strategic Foresight at Swinburne University of
Technology. Luke’s eclectic research interests include harnessing energy in the workplace, advancing education in
emerging countries and environmental sustainability. He can be contacted at luke.naismith@khda.gov.ae

SPONSORS
UAE KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT
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14-15 JUNE 2010
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