Thursday, September 30, 2010

Workshop on Towards a Knowledge Economy

Workshop on Towards a Knowledge Economy

Dates: 18-20 November 2010

Venue: International Management Institute (IMI), New Delhi

Organized by Centre for Management of Innovation and Technology (CMIT), IMI, New Delhi

Supported by Department of Information Technology, GoI & Project on National Competitiveness in the Knowledge Economy

Workshop Objectives
The Workshop will discuss issues and recommendations relating to the following topics:
  • Mapping the directions of transition from industrial economy to knowledge economy.
  • Developing strategies of change management for transformation from industrial age to information age.
  • Identifying new knowledge streams/ disciplines likely to emerge in the evolving knowledge economy and suggesting specialized courses to help meet manpower requirements of the knowledge economy.
  • Generating deeper understanding, among key stakeholders, of the scope and significance of Knowledge, Technology, R&D and Innovation management for the emerging knowledge economy, and developing model course curricula for adoption by other knowledge institutions.
  • Anticipating trends and identifying issues for formulating policy initiatives.
  • Creating a network of knowledge institutions.
  • Promoting the use of Knowledge Management as a tool for securing larger good of the society.

For pursuing its objectives, the Workshop will structure its discussions as follows:
  • Recommendations for use by the government as input for making necessary policies and programs for the Knowledge Economy.
  • A template for collaborative and cooperative synergy amongst Industry-Academia-Government-Society for realizing a knowledge economy.
  • Identification of new streams/disciplines for the emerging knowledge economy.
  • Short-courses / MDPS in Knowledge Technology R&D and Innovation Management for key decision makers.
The Workshop will be conducted in an interactive mode through a mix of presentations and discussions. Eminent experts from academia, business & industry, industry associations, government, NGOs and international agencies are being invited to write and submit discussion notes/concept papers/thought papers/research papers for sharing their expertise and perceptions. In each technical session, a Discussant will present a composite summary of all the notes and papers pertaining to that session. The subject will then be thrown open for discussion by the participants. In order that the sessions should lead to draft recommendations, the technical sessions will focus on discussing recommendations rather than individual papers. Towards the end, sessions will be devoted to formulation and finalization of recommendations.

Target Group
Participation is invited from those who have been working on knowledge related issues and hope to contribute meaningfully to the discussions. They are expected to be working in the government/government bodies, educational and research institutions, public/ private sector units, voluntary agencies/ NGOs and other relevant organizations.

Participation Arrangements
There is no participation fee. Participants are expected to report at the venue half an hour before the commencement of the Workshop on the first day and attend all the sessions up to the close of working hours on the final day.

Nominations for Participation
Nominations for intending participants should be sent by their heads of divisions/ departments/ organizations by post as also by e-mail so as to reach latest by 29 October 2010, giving the following particulars:
  • Name of the nominee
  • Designation, division/department and organization
  • Office address
  • Phone number
  • Residential address and Phone number
  • Email ID

Nominations should be addressed to:
Mr. S.N. Zindal
Project Consultant (CMIT)
International Management Institute
B-10 Qutab Institutional Area
New Delhi 110016
Email: snzindal[at], Phone: 09810040160/ 011-46013050

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