The theme of KM Singapore 2013 seeks to reinforce the national agenda for workers and organisations to develop a higher productivity mindset in Singapore. The belief is that knowledge management is critical to improving productivity in organisations, and this can be addressed at the individual, team and organisational levels. It is envisaged that knowledge skills, attitudes and behaviours at these levels will strengthen competitive advantage, and progressively reduce the reliance on manpower resources in Singapore.
The year's conference was structured with pre-conference events on 2 Oct and networking opportunity on 3 Oct, with the conference proper held over 3-4 Oct. Held at the Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel, KM Singapore 2013 brought together 12 eminent speakers and participants from both the public and private sectors from over 9 countries to confer and share their findings and insights.
On 2 Oct, two concurrent events was organised in the morning. A pre-conference KM seminar on social media application and a special event breakfast for senior executives on "strategy that matters". In the afternoon, the highlight was the conduct of four pre-conference masterclasses on topics ranging from making KM a competitive advantage to team knowledge sharing within organisations.
On 3 Oct, the conference was opened by the Acting Minister for Manpower, who delivered the keynote address. This was followed by engaging presentations and invigorating round table discussions over the next 2 days. Conference participants were presented with emerging ideas and trends by eminent KM thought leaders and academia such as the Chief Marketing & Knowledge Officer of Booz & Company, Tom Stewart, and the Co-Founder of Social Media Navigator, Michelle Lambert, as well as stories of KM journey from practicing organisations such as the Workforce Development Agency and the Singapore Army.
eLC, with the deep seated belief that our organisation is a place "where learning never end..." is proud to be the core of the iKMS' organising committee and a sponsor to bring about a successful KM Singapore 2013. Concomitantly, this event provided a refreshing perspective to our ongoing KM consultancy works. Our aim is to translate those thought-leading KM ideas into effective knowledge mobilisation-creation-retention-transfer solutions to our clients in order to help them grow their knowledge capital and competitive edge.