After the KCS 2009 Jay Chatzkel from Progressive Practices provided a seminar on "Hong Kong as a Knowledge Capital" at the Knowledge Management Research Center at the PolyU. He talked about:
Knowledge Cities: A Case of City Dalian
- Speaker: Zhongtuo Wang (Dalian University of Technology, Chinese Academy of Engineering)
- Different types of knowledge differentiated by the level of explicitness: tacit, talked, written.
- A 2500 years old chinese textbook says: "Writing could not fully describe what people want to say".
- Knowledge City Definition: A city that is purposefully designed to encourage the nurturing of knowledge.
- "Organizations and people are knowledge nodes".
- Three interrelated processes are necessary in a knowledge city: local knowledge creation, transfer of knowledge from external source, transfer of that knowledge into productive activities.
- Dalin is a coastal city in the northeast part of china, chinese government worked out a strategy on developing indigenous innovation ("Innovative Dalin").
- Advantages of Dalin: High density of knowledge (23 universities and colleges), communication and transportation network, 3.16 million fixed and 5.11 million mobile phone users, rational industrial structure, commercial and financial center of china, high quality of life ("International Garden City").
- Dalin is the "Summer Davos" to host the World Economic Forum.
- "The process of developing a knowledge city is neither quick nor simple".
- Transformation process: knowledge resources, knowledge assets, knowledge capital, economic/social/cultural benefits.
- The intellectual resource is the most valuable: "We need I-Shaped, T-shaped and TT-shaped people".
Strategic Mind on Building Xi'
The Chair of this session was Giovanni Schiuma. He showed some inspiring videos about "Changing Tires can be dangerous" and linked it to the development of knowledge management in organizations. Further on he made a nice citation: "the pillars for the knowledge society are trust, friendship and happiness).
The opening ceremony took place at the very nicht Wouzhou Guest House facilities:
Opening Ceremony - Wang Rong
Wang Rong, the acting mayor of Shenzen was opening the 2nd knowledge summit in the Wouzhou Guest House.
Opening Ceremony - Leif Edvinsson
- The Creative Industries.
- Knowledge Cities have to have a "Knowledge Harbour".
- Cultivate and Renew Urban Capital with a Mindzone (Urban Capital includes Human Capital, Relational Capital, Social Capital and Structural Capital)
- To build the Urban Capital we need Future Centers.
- Top IC Countries Benchmark done by Carol Y.Y. (Journal of Intellectual Capital).
- Aalto Camp on Societal and Social Innovations on June 28 - July 06 2010 to design the 3-leged chair: academical, political and business entrepreneurship (Comment: see also the Social Innovations Camps).
Opening Ceremony - Wang Weiguang
Wang Weiguang (Executive Vice President of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences):
- China wants to be a creative country and a learning society.
- Shenzhen is the representative of knowledge cities in china.
Opening Ceremony - Chen Jin
Chen Jin (Deputy Director of Party Literature Research Center):
Nach dem letzten Knowledge City Summit 2007 in Monterrey/Mexico (siehe Weblogs), der zweite Knowledge City Summit 2009 in Shenzhen/China. Weitere Informationen und Programm unter http://www.kcsummit2009.com.
You can view the Weblogs with notes for the sessions or the presentation Cogneon CEO Simon Dueckert gave at the Knowledge City Summit: