Ten years ago, Enron filed for bankruptcy, China had the 6th largest GDP in the world, Wikipedia was launched, and of course the 9/11 attacks took place. 2001 was also the year that the Knowledge and Innovation Network was established by the IKON Research Centre at Warwick Business School.
In the last ten years, the world has changed enormously. Your current top three competitors may not have even existed back then. China now has the world's 2nd largest GDP. Today, Amazon sells as many e‐books as hardbacks.
At the KIN 10th Anniversary Workshop in September, we will be taking a brief look back at the world of work and comparing it with what the next ten years may hold. The celebratory event will be over two full days at Warwick Business School, on 14th and 15th September.
Whilst we will spend a little time looking back, the focus will be to look at the World of Work as it might be in 10 years time. We already have some great speakers lined up to give us their insights; Charles Leadbeater, Prof Georg Von Krogh, Richard McDermott, Scott Gavin, Andrew Parker, Eddie Obeng, Steve Cassidy from BT and David Smith, a futurologist to help us look forward. All this, and of course a number of member case studies. All the KIN Associates have been invited to give their specialist views on what the future holds. From Warwick Business School, Profs Harry Scarbrough and Davide Nicolini will give us the research perspective.
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Representatives of all previous KIN member organisations are welcome to attend the first day of the event - it will be great to reconnect. If you were previously part of KIN, you can stay in touch through the KIN Alumni LinkedIn Group.