international conference on knowledge economy - cape town, sa - 27 to 30 october 2013

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Welcome from the icke 2013 Conference Chairperson

It is becoming a routine within the Centre for Informatics, Knowledge Management and Knowledge Economy (SANCIKMKE) to call for papers to its biannual International Conference on Knowledge Economy (icke2013). The Centre is joined by the South African Knowledge Management Professional Association (SAKMPA) in organizing the conference for the second time in a row. Again some government institutions are promising to co-host the conference with the Centre, more information will be provided as soon as is available in this regard. The conference seeks to engage various players to discuss how different pillars of knowledge economy can create a synergy towards economic growth and job creation. This is an attempt to break silos in the conduct of conferences as this approach perpetuates disparate efforts in dealing with challenges. The conference in its deliberations must rigorously review the current structures and determine how they can be transformed to create a conducive environment in order to reap the benefits of knowledge economy.  

The challenge that is facing many countries is a misfit between the current structures, regulations and the pursuit of the knowledge economy of the 21st Century. Most of these structures and regulations belong to the 20th Century and they cannot deliver on the 21st century needs and challenges. Therefore, the theme of the conference is about “Consolidating Pillars of Knowledge Economy for Economic Growth and Employment Creation: A Review and Structural ReformThis topic seems relevant considering the economic crisis that is engulfing many countries of the world. The need for innovation and knowledge become the currency of the 21st Century. Austerity Measures and constraints in public spending suggest that it cannot be business as usual and the turnaround strategy lies in innovation and knowledge exploitation underpinned by a conducive environment.  Therefore, what is needed is consolidation of our efforts and breaking the silos in deliberations. “Together we 

All government leaders, politicians, academics, civil society and business institutions are invited to come and deliberate on how we can work together in creating wealth, reducing unemployment and developing a conducive environment. Papers on scientific work, government projects, policies, business practices, examples and experiences are very critical in reforming current situations. The topics of the conference are outlined on the "call for papers" page.

Nolwazi Mbananga
icke2013 Conference Chairperson
South African National Centre for Informatics, Knowledge Management and Knowledge Economy (SANCIKMKE)


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Please have a look at the "workshops" page for 2 exciting pre-conference workshops planned for all registered and paid up delegates


(Centre for Informatics, Knowledge 
Management and Knowledge Economy)


(Informatics and Knowledge 
Management Academy)

(South African Knowledge 
Management Professional Association)


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