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Over 2,000 gather in California for KMWorld 2001 Conference & Expo

November 26, 2001, Medford, NJ KMWorld 2001 recently took place at the Santa Clara Convention Center in the heart of Silicon Valley. Over 2,000 participants attended the three-day (October 30 – November 1) conference and expo that focused on enterprise knowledge management (KM) and business intelligence.

Carla O'Dell, president of the American Productivity and Quality Center, led off the 2001 conference with an opening keynote address entitled "Successfully Implementing KM" and set the stage for the plethora of sessions that followed, each providing examples, models, and strategies for enabling KM within an organization. A number of sessions also focused on the equally important human and technology sides of KM by supplying case studies of working initiatives. For more information, visit, which features links to Web sites, PowerPoint slide shows, and other electronic resources used in support of presentations at KMWorld 2001.

In addition, audiocassette tapes of the general conference sessions and keynote addresses are available for sale. For more information, including a brochure, please contact Audio Transcripts, Ltd. at 703-370-TAPE or send an e-mail to

KMWorld 2001 also served as host to the first KMWorld Awards sponsored by KMWorld magazine ( The 2001 KM Reality Award, which honors an organization for demonstrating leadership in the implementation of KM practices and processes by realizing measurable benefits, was awarded to the Veteran’s Health Administration's (VA) Office of Special Projects. The VA Lessons Learned Project and its Web site, the Virtual Learning Center, was initiated in 1997 to address the need of getting the VA's 200,000-plus employees to share their informal knowledge, innovations and best practices.

The KM Promise Award recognizes a company that delivered on the promise of providing truly innovative technology solutions for implementing and integrating KM practices into the business process. This year's winner was TheBrain and its Enterprise Knowledge Platform, which links disparate data sources into a collaborative workspace and uses a model that reflects the relationship between people, processes, and information. To learn more about the KMWorld magazine, KMWorld Awards, and this year's winners, please visit

KMWorld 2002 will be held October 29 – 31, 2002, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, California. For more information, please contact ITI at 800-300-9868 (outside the U.S. call 609-654-6266), e-mail, or visit us on the Web at

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