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Infovision to be held in Bangalore from Sept 28

Written by: Staff

Bangalore, Aug 24 (UNI) Infovision, a global summit for the knowledge industry and knowledge society, will be held here on September 28 and 29, attracting prominent speakers from India and abroad.

The summit, the second to be held, was an intellectual confederation of all stakeholders, academia, industry, Government and user groups to meet as partners and develop an unified framework and formulate strategies for capitalising knowledge for performance.

Briefing newspersons here on the summit, Infovision Chairman Ashok Soota said prominent speakers included Mr Jimmy Wales, who founded the Wikia Inc and the Wikipedia project, the largest freely available online encyclopaedia, Ms Shoba Purushothaman, who founded NewsMarket, providing broadcast standard video content to over 7,500 newscoms in 140 countries, Prof Peter Johan Lor, Secretary General of the International Federation of Library Associations, and Mr Leif Edvinsson, admired as among the top ten most admired knowledge leaders.

Prof Shalini Urs, Secretary General of the International School of Information Management, which was organising the event along with the Confederation of Indian Industry, said the summit focused on a chosen theme each year and congregates leaders and professionals across the information and knowledge spectrum to analyse the transformational trends and deliberate on challenges. The summit would have nine keynotes, six panel discussions and a plenary, with the topics being news and media: convergence and disconnect, digital libraries and archiving knowledge, new cyber genres, wikis, blogs and collaborative tools, managing intellectual capital, enterprise content management and innovation and intellectual property management.

Prof S Sadagopan of the Indian Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore, said IT in India had hitherto concentrated more on technology aspects with the knowledge content not taken seriously. The summit aimed at bringing about a transformation.


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