Networked Enterprises: Empowered to Share & Apply Knowledge A recent McKinsey research survey found that organizations using “collaborative Web 2.0 technologies intensively to connect the internal efforts of employees and to extend the organization’s reach to customers, partners, and suppliers” or “networked enterprises” significantly improve their performance. Networked enterprises share and apply knowledge for decision-making, innovation, customer satisfaction, business success, and a stronger bottom line. KMWorld 2011 provides you with all the essential pieces of the information engine that powers your enterprise—including knowledge creation, publishing, sharing, finding, mining, reuse and more, which work together to enable business problem-solving, innovation, and achievement. Position your organization and its knowledge ecology for success by attending KMWorld 2011, where you network with experts and peers all working to make the most out of their knowledge assets. Gain insights for maximizing your human capital and building a knowledge driven organization. Learn how knowledge processes and practices impact information flows, decision-making, and provide competitive advantages. Understand the underlying technologies that support these processes and practices and take home “knowhow”, usable tools, techniques, and solutions that you can put to work in your organization. Conference Chairs Jane Dysart Dysart & Jones Associates Hugh McKellar Editor, KMWorld magazine The 15th annual KMWorld Conference will be held on November 1 – 3, 2011 at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park in Washington DC. KMWorld 2011 offers a wide-ranging program especially focused to meet the needs of executives and strategic business and technology decision makers. This is a must-attend for those concerned with improving their organization’s bottom line, business processes and productivity, as well as streamlining operations and accelerating development and innovation in their evolving enterprises. Our thought-provoking speakers and experienced practitioners talk about leading strategies, practices, processes, tools and innovation. In our interactive sessions and networking forums the emphasis is on the practical — tips and techniques, hands-on advice, and real-world experience. By co-locating with Enterprise Search Summit Fall, Taxonomy Boot Camp and Sharepoint Symposium, KMWorld 2011 provides attendees with all the essential pieces of the information engine that powers today’s effective enterprise— including knowledge creation, publishing, sharing, finding, mining, reuse, and more. Well implemented and managed, these work together to enable business problem-solving, innovation, and achievement.