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June 13, 2003
ebiz Toronto seminar examines workplace accessibility to tacit knowledge
  
Economic Development - ebiz Toronto, a not-for-profit organization
dedicated to the promotion of e-business in the GTA, will be hosting a seminar
titled, Capturing Tacit Knowledge and Managing Your Online Content, taking
place on June 17. Toronto Economic Development division is a key sponsor of the
event.

Tacit knowledge is defined as the intangible knowledge that exists within the
minds and the experiences of the workforce. According to recent
government-sponsored research, a large percentage of the workforce will retire
by 2007, thereby creating an information gap and depleting the knowledge pool
that currently exists. This seminar will address the importance of capturing -
and capitalizing on - this tacit knowledge.

"The future of our community depends upon our collective ability to capture and
exploit knowledge that exists within our current workforce, especially in light
of these forecasts," said Brenda Librecz, Executive Director, Toronto Economic
Development. "Using and managing tactic knowledge could be a key competitive
advantage in the future and could help accelerate growth in our IT industry."

Capturing Tacit Knowledge and Managing Your Online Content will identify and
examine ways in which tacit knowledge can be extracted from the workforce.
However, being in possession of such knowledge is the only part of the
equation. Seminar participants will also pick up some useful hints and tips on
how they can begin to apply the methodology immediately. The seminar will also
discuss structured knowledge, providing an overview on the transformation and
standardization of the data so that all users can access it, understand it
readily and use it successfully.

The seminar will be held at Metro Hall, 55 John Street from 8:30 to 10 a.m. The
registration fee is $30 for ebiz members and $40 for non-members. For more
information or to register, visit http://www.ebiztoronto.org.


Media Contact
Kyle Benham
Toronto Economic Development Division
416-397-5309

 

 

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