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London conference stars intellectual capital, KM

While 87% of executives in a recent Ernst & Young (www.ey.com) study described their organizations as "knowledge intensive," nearly 60% of those firms ranked their efforts at leveraging knowledge as just average or below. Linkage International's Knowledge Management & Organizational Learning Conference is designed to provide senior management and human resource professionals with the tools to eradicate this discrepancy between vision and execution.

Scheduled for April 19 to 22 at the Millennium Gloucester Hotel in London, the conference features speakers who will outline how to build organizational learning and knowledge management systems as well as case study presentations and four tracks of interactive workshop sessions.

The keynote roster is comprised of internationally recognized thinkers on the topics of KM and human capital.

Peter Senge, senior lecturer at MIT, chairman of the Society of Organizational Learning and author of The Fifth Discipline: The Art and Practice of The Learning Organization, will illustrate the different ways that knowledge is generated and diffused is his presentation, "Where's the Knowledge in Knowledge Management."

The author of Intellectual Capital: The New Wealth of Organizations, Thomas Stewart, will examine how to take KM beyond bureaucratic agendas to business needs, in "The Case Against Knowledge Management and Organizational Learning."

Hubert Saint-Onge, practitioner of organizational learning and VP for strategic capabilities at The Mutual Group, will focus on "Building Effective Customer Relationships Through Knowledge."

Other speakers include Skandia's Leif Edvinsson and BP's Kent Greenes.

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