ICICKM Keynote Speakers

Keynote Outlines

The following are outlines for the Keynote Speeches which will take place at ICICKM 2017


The Evolution of KM Practices in Hong Kong: A Personal Perspective

Rongbin W.B. Lee . Knowledge Management and Innovation Research Centre, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Over the last ten years there has been a movement from when Knowledge Management (KM) was virtually unheard of in mainstream management platforms and agendas of most organizations in Hong Kong to today where KM is widely acknowledged in both the private and public sectors. From SMEs, utility companies, transportation to health care, many government departments are launching KM programmes and some have earned a place on the international stage by way of global MAKE winners. Through a unique KM Master programme in the region, more than 500 professionals in the field have been produced. Many of them have taken up KM roles in government and the private sector. Learning in the 21st century can be ubiquitous and pervasive. For example, a MOOC on KM and Big Data in Business was launched on the Edx platform which has already amassed 55,000 registered global learners and is currently the only MOOC fully dedicated to KM. Through sharing some milestone projects, their significance, future developments and impact, this presentation will explore the key factors underpinning the relentless KM drive in Hong Kong and mainland China.


Prosperity, Intellectual Capital and Economic Complexity

Goran Roos. University of Adelaide, Australia

The keynote will outline the contribution the intellectual capital lens makes to operationalising insights from institutional economic complexity analysis. It discusses how the intellectual capital lens increases the 78% of prosperity that can be explained by economic complexity and how this then enables a more complete policy approach with the aim of increasing economic prosperity in regions, states and nations. The keynote will be using illustrations from a detailed analysis of Australian states resulting in a smart specialisation strategy on the state level.


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