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  • 1. Cloud Computing for Knowledge Management, Learning & Innovation 12 April 2013, 9:30am – 5:30pm The Hong Kong Polytechnic UniversityCloud Computing has been gaining rapid adoption in the past few years and has started togenerate transformational effects to many businesses and industries. However, the fundamentalsof the Cloud are still not fully understood by many people. Indeed, many confined the Cloud to bemerely some kind of on-demand IT infrastructure and as such principally leveraged by manyorganisations for cost savings, productivity enhancements, and applications consolidation. While itis certainly true that many of the critical issues involved in Cloud deployment, for example,deployment models, security of data, migration, service level agreements, cross border flow ofinformation etc., still remain to be resolved, the full power of the Cloud is increasingly being seenas a revolutionary and disruptive business game changer. In particular, the Cloud’s impact onKnowledge Work and Business Innovations have not been fully realised.AbstractUp to now, much of the focus on the Cloud is on its ability to deliver scalable IT infrastructurethereby enabling an organisation to be more cost competitive and agile. There has beeninsufficient research into how the Cloud, together with the users, the connections and theembedded intelligence can deliver a paradigmatic shift to business model design, knowledgework, risk reduction and service innovations. This workshop will cover the Adolescent Cloud, theKnowledge Cloud, the Human Cloud, and the Intelligent Cloud and showcase how they cansupport Knowledge Work (which includes communications, collaboration, learning) and ServiceInnovations (which includes dynamic capabilities, co-creation of values, idea sourcing). Amongothers, concept and systems for Cloud-based Sourcing, Open Innovations and Competitions willbe illustrated with examples. Participants will gain clear insights on how to leverage the Cloud forproductivity gains, delegation of work, expertise location, collaboration, learning, idea sourcing,and to apply Cloudsourcing for risk reduction. This is not a technical workshop; it is business andapplication oriented.ProgrammmeThis workshop will cover:  Cloud’s impact on KM Systems Fundamentals of Cloud Computing  Crowdsourcing and Cloudsourcing Differences between the Cloud and the Web  Cloud-based Knowledge Services & X-a-a-S The Adolescent Cloud, Knowledge Cloud  Community Building and Development The Intelligent Cloud, Human Cloud  Cloud-based Personal Learning Environment Connections in the CloudWho Should Attend  Learning and Development Professionals Business Managers / Directors  Marketing Directors Knowledge/Innovation Managers  Researchers Human Resources Professionals  Librarians IT Directors / CIO  Recruitment Officers
  • 2. Biography of the FACILITATOR Facebook profile https://www.facebook.com/eric.tsui.58 LinkedIn profile (Top 1% of most viewed profiles in 2012) http://hk.linkedin.com/in/ericyhtsui Academia.edu profile http://polyu.academia.edu/EricTsui Prof. Eric Tsui, Professor & Associate Director , Knowledge Management and Innovation Research Centre, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Eric Tsui was Chief Research Officer, Asia Pacific and Innovation Manager at Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) between 2000 and 2005 and currently a Professor at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He practices and carries out research in, among others, Knowledge Management technologies, taxonomy creation and maintenance, knowledge communities, Web 2.0, Cloud Computing and Personal Knowledge Management (PKM). He leads the teaching, supervision and delivery of consultancy services in all technology-related subjects and projects in the Knowledge Management and Innovation Research Centre (KMIRC), and co-delivers the subject Knowledge-Based Service Innovation (KBSI). He was for 5 years Innovation Manager at Australian Mutual Provident (AMP) and Maybank (Malaysia). Professor Tsui is a member of the CIGREF Foundation (France) ISD programme committee specialising on Web 2.0, a member of the AIIM (USA) advisory board on Enterprise 2.0, a research advisor to the Artificial Intelligence Cluster at MIMOS Berhad (Malaysia), an honorary advisor in KM for the HK Police College and a member of the Technology Assessment Sub-Committee in the Hospital Authority. In the past 7 years, he has custom designed and delivered numerous workshops on KM technologies, enterprise portals, collaboration tools, Web/Enterprise 2.0, Social Media, and Personal KM. A member of both the Australian and Hong Kong Computer Societies, he has B.Sc. (Hons.), PhD and MBA qualifications. Registration Fee Regular Fee: HK$1,400 KMIRC member: HK$1,120 *Registration fee covers handout, refreshments and lunch **Medium of instruction: English Please fill in online registration form on KMIRC website http://kmirc.ise.polyu.edu.hk/events.php and send a crossed cheque made payable to “The Hong Kong Polytechnic University” in HK dollars to: Miss Cuby Chow Knowledge Management and Innovation Research Centre, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon Enquiries: Miss Cuby Chow (Tel: 3400 3158, Email: cuby.chow@polyu.edu.hk)

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