On June 7-9, 2017, the XII International Forum on Knowledge Dynamics IFKAD 2017 devoted to the issues of Knowledge Management in the 21st Century was held in the Assembly Hall of the Building of 12 colleges and at the GSOM SPbU with the support of the Russian Science Foundation. Within the framework of the forum over 180 reports of specialists from 43 countries of the world were presented.
During the opening ceremony participants, speakers and guests were greeted by the Vice-rector for Scientific Work of SPbU Sergey V. Apollov, the Founder of the Forum, professor of the University of Basilicata (Italy) Giovanni Schiuma and Head of the Department of Information Technologies in Management of GSOM SPbU, Head of the project "Innovations in knowledge management of the enterprise: Typology, methodology and recommendations (INNOVARRA)", Doctor of Technical Sciences, Tatiana A. Gavrilova.
The participants got a unique opportunity to get acquainted with the experience of key speakers of the forum: Igor Baranov (Corporate University of Sberbank, Russia), Professor James Guthrie (Macquarie University, Australia), Professor Ilyas Karagiannis (George Washington University, USA), Kirill Korniliev (IBM, Russia) and Vladimir Leshchenko (Rosatom, Russia).
Participants of the Forum within the framework of the tracks and panel discussions discussed the dynamics of knowledge in the following areas: management of intellectual capital, knowledge management for sustainable development, models, approaches, methods of creating and managing knowledge, trends in the development of management of "big data" and information management .
Tatiana A. Gavrilova: “Holding IFKAD 2017 at Graduate School of Management SPbU marks the new stage in the School's development in terms of knowledge dissemination, providing a valuable platform for discussion of the issues of knowledge management.”
“This is the perfect location for the IFKAD’s community to gather and discuss a key question: What are the key characteristics and dimensions of the knowledge management in the 21st century? What is the role of three fundamental managerial features and trends in managing knowledge and drive organizational value creation dynamics?
The mission of IFKAD is the development of research and scientific conversations aimed to contribute to theory-building as well as to the managerial practice about the role of knowledge as an organizational value-driven source. Our view is that organizations are primarily in the business of knowledge and from their capacity of managing knowledge depends their future business sustainability and value creation capacity.”