Fall 2001 Colloquium Series - Dr. Thomas Davenport

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Dr. Thomas Davenport
Knowlege Management and Beyond
Wednesday, November 7, 2001
Building 8 Auditorium - 3:30 PM

(Refreshments at 3:00 PM) 

Goddard's Office of the Assistant Director for Information Sciences and Chief Information Officer announces the next GSFC Information Sciences and Technology (IS&T) Colloquium presentation of the Fall 2001 Series. Dr.Thomas Davenport, will talk about Knowledge Management and Beyond. Knowledge Management has now been underway for several years in many firms. At this point there are wide variations in practices between the companies just getting started and those who were early adopters. This presentation summarizes the trajectory of Knowledge Management along its key dimensions, and provides both an introduction to the field and a sense of where it is heading. Among the subjects discussed will be Knowledge Management processes, technologies, strategies, and people issues. Examples of both successful practices and pitfalls are given. Also addressed will be second-order Knowledge Management concerns, such as how organizations can get and keep the attention of their employees. 

Dr. Thomas Davenport is Director of the Accenture Institute for Strategic Change, and a Distinguished Scholar in Residence at Babson College. He is a widely published author and acclaimed speaker on the topics of information and knowledge management, reengineering, enterprise systems, and electronic business and markets. He has a Ph.D. from Harvard University in organizational behavior and has taught at the Harvard Business School, the University of Chicago, Dartmouth's Tuck School of Business, and the University of Texas at Austin. He has also directed research centers at Ernst & Young, McKinsey & Company, and CSC Index. 

Tom's latest book - coauthored with John Beck - is The Attention Economy (Harvard Business School Press), which describes how individuals and organizations can manage "the new currency of business." Prior to this, Tom wrote, co-authored or edited eight other books, including the first books on business process reengineering, knowledge management, and enterprise systems. He has written over 100 articles for such publications as Harvard Business Review, Sloan Management Review, California Management Review, the Financial Times, and many other publications. Tom also writes a monthly column created expressly for him by CIO Magazine called "Davenport on...", and another for Darwin magazine on information technology and organizational change. He was recently named one of "10 Masters of the New Economy" by CIO, and one of 25 "E-Business Gurus" by Darwin magazine.

IS&T Colloquium Committee Host: Dr. Jay Liebowitz