|The Five Phases of GKII
A common language is emerging as well a
Knowledge Innovation Infrastructure has initially been planned around five phases:
- A Knowledge Innovation Strategies
Practicum, at The Banff Centre, and other locations (November 1998 - end 1999)
- Roundtable of Global Innovators (June
- An 18-month GKII Research Program
(early 1999 - May 2000)
- Knowledge Innovation Awards Programme
- First biennial Worldwide Knowledge
Innovation Congress (June 2001)
These are preliminary plans and will evolve as the
initiative gets under way. Precise details will be developed by a steering committee that
includes GKII organizers and Platinum
|Knowledge Innovation Strategies Practicum
|The Practicum is 3 day event, that
introduces participants to the core strategic components of the knowledge movement.
Participants will gain complement their understanding of core concepts with practical
frameworks and activities that develop the implications for three enterprise and help
shape the ongoing research programme.
The Knowledge Value Proposition: Understanding the Fad from the
Fundamentals - the knowledge economy; 5th generation management; the 'Community of
Knowledge Practice'; the dynamics of innovation strategy, the 'Economics of Intangible
Value; customer innovation.
Knowledge Innovation Strategy: Calibrating the Foundation of Idea to
Action. Collaborative innovation; enterprise calibration based on the ten dimensions of
knowledge innovation strategy. Gap analysis and tacit knowledge dialogue provides a base
for strategy implementation.
A Future Based on Innovation: Shaping of the GKII Research Agenda. Adding
detail to the plans for the collaborative research base from which modern managerial
standards can evolve.
The first Practicum was held at Banff, from 21-23 November
1998. Additional Practica will be run at occasional intervals to introduce participants
into the programme. Practica may also showcase demonstrations of knowledge management
applications that aid the structured dialogue of the GKII.
|The preparatory Roundtable Toward the
World Trade of Ideas to be held at Banff in June of 2000 will lay the foundation for the
GKII Congress. By then there should be sufficient research results to warrant
participants in the roundtable will be people who, through whatever process chosen, are
analogous to being among the leading set of chief knowledge officers for the country they
represent. Each country should have its government policy management represented as well
as representation of research and development organizations. Academia and advocates from
the realm of public policy analysis concerned with the national interest and economic and
organizational development should also be represented.
The Roundtable will discuss the results of the research
program, a structured agenda of innovation issues and problems and conclusions,
recommendations and strategies for accelerating and enhancing the innovation agenda around
|There are a large number of issues
on each of the dimensions of innovation strategies which need research, analysis and
strategy development. Research projects involving leading theorists and practitioners from
around the world will be developed and managed by project management committees made up of
the team and research program sponsors. Projects will range in cost and duration and cover
four levels of analysis:
- Function (profession)
- Sector (e.g. private, public, trade association)
- Regions of the World
The fellows of Entovation International will provide a core
competence and allow a quick start of the research program. It is proposed to contract a
senior knowledge management researcher to manage the work, collaboration and activities of
the projects. There will be surveys, symposia, meetings, travel, communications, etc. as
well as time consuming thought, research, analysis and writing which must be paid for as
the work progresses. Sponsors may actually be directly involved in the research and have
access to progress reports. If results warrant, symposia or workshops will be held as the
work proceeds. Some of the results could be presented at complementary symposia and
Throughout the emphasis is on actionable research, with
insights and results that can be immediately applied in participating organizations. An
evolving knowledge base and use of appropriate knowledge management techniques and
technologies will ensure rapid and effective diffusion of research results to
More details on current plans, developed as a result of the
first Practicum, is available to sponsoring members.
Innovation Awards Programme
|The Roundtable will provide the
occasion for the first set of Knowledge Innovation Awards. These Awards will recognize
excellence at human endeavors, particularly innovative endeavors that are globally
relevant. This is particularly so with innovation because the person, team or organization
has had the foresight and resolve to step beyond the proven and conventional, into the
unknown, take the chances and persevere to successful implementation.
The successes revealed by submissions for these Awards will only be
significant and replicable if they are well publicized and discussed. The Awards both
celebrate success, but also excite others to emulate replication of the innovator's
results. Awards are expected to cover different approaches, regions, types of activities,
sectors of the economy business, arts and culture, health and education.
|Worldwide Knowledge Innovation Congress
|The World Wide Innovation Congress in June 2001 will be a
large event focused on innovation. It will be analogous to the Globe Environmental
conferences held in Vancouver on even numbered years. It will have many different types of
events with leading theorists, practitioners, political, organizational and business
leaders in keynote, plenary and workshop sessions.
It will be the place to learn and to meet, to discuss and to deal, to
collaborate and to innovate.
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