KMWorld and Intranets 2008 Conference
The 12th annual KMWorld and Intranets Conference and Exhibition is scheduled for September 23 – 25, 2008, in San Jose, California. This year's theme, Driving Enterprise Innovation and Achievement: User-Focused Tools and Practices, emphasizes the myriad of new ways to communicate, collaborate and exchange knowledge within the enterprise. The event will also cover such hot topics as ECM, intranet and portal strategies, enterprise 2.0, knowledge sharing, enterprise search and much more.

Event Highlights

Innovation and Knowledge Management

In his keynote, the “serial innovator” and author of Innovation Nation, John Kao will explore the worlds of innovation and transformation to help define the landscape for enterprise.

Building an Innovation Capability and Culture: A Blueprint

Peter Skarzynski, CEO of Strategos and author of Innovation to the Core - A Blueprint for Transforming the Way Your Company Innovates, will discuss how leading companies create and deploy an innovation capability to outperform industry rivals. Through case examples of such companies as Whirlpool and Best Buy, Skarzynski will show us how innovation is the only sustainable source of competitive advantage.

Connecting Knowledge Management and Discovery: Search 3.0

Presented by Peter Morville, Semantic Studios’ president and author of Ambient Findability, this session will focus on the importance of search, as it is often the first choice for many users and tasks. Morville will highlight best practices and emerging technologies that transform enterprise social search into a vital tool for collaboration, knowledge management and discovery.

Putting It All Together: Project Management and System Design

Dave Snowden, founder and Chief Scientific Officer of Cognitive Edge Pte Ltd, will use insights from complex adaptive systems theory to provide attendees with a framework for a co-evolutionary approach to the subject. Snowden will present a range of pragmatic methods that have the potential to transform the field.

ECM and WCM Sessions

If you’re in it specifically for new knowledge on web and enterprise content management, be sure not to miss these offerings:

The Future of ECM: Where Are We Headed?

With Janus Boye on the panel, this promises to be an interesting 45-minute session, featuring analyst and consultant perspectives on content management and where it’s headed. The panel will give out their predictions on what the industry will look like in 3, 5, 10 years from now.

SharePoint Symposium: Everything You Wanted to Know

So, don't be afraid to ask...Tony Byrne will lead this yet another SharePoint lesson, starting with a critical evaluation of SharePoint and its strengths and weaknesses based on customer experiences and hands-on testing. Through presentations and discussion, the workshop aims to help attendees to figure out how, where, when and why to use (or not to use) SharePoint. To get in your best SharePoint shape before/after (or, even, instead of) seeing Tony, check out this free, full-day seminar on SharePoint presented by AIIM.

ECM from the Trenches

Gale Langseth, Intranet Manager for SimCorp, and Louis Tong, Taxonomy and Content Management specialist at Halliburton Company, will present two different views on ECM, based on their case studies from the ECM trenches. Practitioners will discuss one intranet, one ECM and one WCM implementation and describe their approaches and lessons learned. The Registration form can be found here, along with the full agenda.