MAKE awards announced at CII knowledge summit

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Mumbai, Nov 06 (ANI/Business Wire India): In a flat world, where knowledge is available at the touch of a button, the key differentiator is often Knowledge Management (KM). And to celebrate KM evangelists, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) hosted the Indian Most Admired Knowledge Enterprise (MAKE) Awards ceremony, which recognizes the best Indian organizations in KM based on an annual study conducted by the Know Network.

MAKE awards are part of the annual CII's Annual Knowledge Management (KM) Summit: KM India 2008. Satyam Computers took the top KM honours followed by Mindtree Ltd, Tata Steel, Bharti Airtel, Eureka Forbes, Infosys Technologies, Tata Consultancy Services, Wipro Technologies and Reliance Industries. The awards were handed over to the winners by Suresh Prabhu, Member of Parliament and former union minister.

Satyam Computers was recognised for its "organisational learning", while Mindtree was awarded for "leadership, innovation and culture".

Shortlisted out of 16 organisations, the winners were chosen on the basis of adopting and imbibing best KM practices. These companies have made progressive stride in making KM a part of their corporate culture and have institutionalised the processes.

Speaking on the importance of KM within the organisation, Vijay Prasad, Chief Information Officer, Satyam Computers said "We operate 2,500 business and hence KM plays a very crucial role in co-ordinating between these businesses."

Speaking at the Inaugural Session of the Summit, K.V. Kamath, CII President and managing director and chief executive officer ICICI Bank highlighted the importance of knowledge management as a catalyst for economic growth.

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