Wednesday, October 24, 2007

CII Appoints Business Wire India as the Official News Distribution Partner for Knowledge Management India Summit 2007

CII has appointed Business Wire India as its Official News Distribution Partner for the forthcoming Knowledge Management India Summit scheduled for 14-16th November, 2007 at Le Meridian, Delhi. The summit will have industry leaders from the Indian corporate sector review the focus areas for achieving 2020 development goals. Business Wire India will integrate Indian as well as the International media for the summit. All the press releases on “Knowledge Management India Summit 2007” wired by Business Wire India can also be viewed on the websites of Confederation of Indian Industry, and Business Wire India,

Over the years, Business Wire has integrated several markets and communities to create transparent information exchange models, preparing them for the knowledge era. In rapidly growing economies such as India, there is a greater need for such information exchange and knowledge empowerment. Anurag Mittal, Business Head, Business Wire India said, “With the growth that India is going through currently, there remain certain key issues which need immediate attention, if we wish to sustain our growth and take it to the next level. The corporate sector would need to share the onus on such issues. Initiative such as The Knowledge Management India, by CII can effectively help in identifying and leveraging India’s strength and opportunities for the knowledge economy.”

Vikram Tiwathia, Chief Information Officer, CII, said that Knowledge Management India (KMI) is an initiative by CII intended to support India’s emergence as a knowledge leader, in a connected global economy. As a part of the KM India initiative, an annual summit aims at bringing together thought leaders, practitioners, and authorities to enter into conversations and debate on topics and issues relevant to India’s knowledge organizations and societal needs.

The three day event will discuss the practical challenges that are faced and solutions that can be applied in knowledge-centric initiatives. The summit will also publish a white paper capturing the key deliberations and recommended action points discussed during the summit, which can then be used to make further progress for all stakeholders.

Eminent industry leaders will join in to dialogue on various aspects of achieving the 2020 development goals. Dr. T. Ramasami, Secretary, Ministry of Science and Technology will address the gathering on the inaugural day. Mr Sunil Mittal, President CII, Mr. Ashok Soota, CMD, Mindtree Consulting, and Mr. S S Mehta, Director General, CII will set the tone for the entire event. The panel discussions will have speakers including Mr.Dave Snowden, ,Founder and Chief Scientific Officer , Cognitive Edge, Rory Chase, MD Teleos, Mr. Ganesh Natarajan, Chairman, Zensar, Mr. Raj Datta, Vice President – KM, Mindtree Consulting, and Patrick Lambe , President, Information & Knowledge Management Society, Singapore.

Apart from panel discussions, case studies, master classes, book releases, the KM India Summit 2007 will also include the Indian Most Admired Knowledge Enterprise (MAKE) Award ceremony. The MAKE Awards recognize the best Indian organizations in KM based on an annual study conducted by the Know Network. The nominees for the MAKE awards 2007 include Bharti Airtel, Maruti Udyog, Infosys, Mindtree Consulting, Reliance Industries, VSNL, Tata Steel, Steel Authority of India and Larsen and Toubro-Engineering and Construction Division., HCL Technologies, ICICI Bank.

Shri Kapil Sibal, Minister of State for Science & Technology and Ocean Development will present the MAKE awards on 14th November.

To know more about the CII Knowledge Management India Summit 2007, please visit

About CII

The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) works to create and sustain an environment conducive to the growth of industry in India, partnering industry and government alike through advisory and consultative processes.

CII is a non-government, not-for-profit, industry led and industry managed organization, playing a proactive role in India’s development process. Founded over 111 years ago, it is India’s premier business association, with a direct membership of over 6300 organisations from the private as well as public sectors, including SMEs and MNCs, and an indirect membership of over 90,000 companies from around 336 national and regional sectoral associations.

A facilitator, CII catalyses change by working closely with government on policy issues, enhancing efficiency, competitiveness and expanding business opportunities for industry through a range of specialized services and global linkages. It also provides a platform for sectoral consensus building and networking. Major emphasis is laid on projecting a positive image of business, assisting industry to identify and execute corporate citizenship programmes.

With 57 offices in India, 7 overseas in Australia, Austria, China, France, Singapore, UK, USA and institutional partnerships with 240 counterpart organisations in 101 countries, CII serves as a reference point for Indian industry and the international business community.

About Business Wire India:

Business Wire India is the definitive platform for corporate news dissemination. Business Wire India is the exclusive Indian affiliate of Business Wire, a Berkshire Hathaway company (Fortune 12). Business Wire India disseminates full-text corporate news to more than 4,000 media points, a large financial community, national and international news agencies, managers of corporate information databases, and information portals, in India and thousands of key media and financial points across the globe. It is also effectively positioned on popular search engines, ensuring that the information is easily accessible to a wider range of information seekers, on a real-time basis. In recent years, Business Wire India has also actively forayed into news dissemination in the financial markets, transposing Business Wire’s global experience to India. Business Wire India strongly advocates greater freedom for the financial markets and need for greater transparency through open channels of communication, in the corporate sector.

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