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Learning SIG Sponsored Webinar: Capitalizing on the Collective Intelligence
Learning SIG Sponsored Webinar:
Capitalizing on the Collective Intelligence
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 -- 10am EST
In a global environment where innovation cycles are shrinking, customer expectations are rising and talent is becoming more distributed, companies are seeing the need to more effectively apply the knowledge and experience of individuals, regardless of their vocation, affiliation or organization status.
Fortunately, the opportunity to more effectively apply Collective Intelligence – the aggregated knowledge, insight and expertise of a diverse group – has become a reality. As individuals become more adept and comfortable sharing thoughts and ideas in virtual spaces, companies can use these insights to address critical business challenges.
Harnessing Collective Intelligence can play an important role in generating new ideas, solving age-old problems, disaggregating and distributing work in new and innovative ways, and making better, more informed decisions about the future. HR and Learning should play a pivotal role in enabling the organization’s ability to capitalize on Collective Intelligence.
Research Director and North America Leader
IBM Institute for Business Value
Eric Lesser is the Research Director and North American leader for the IBM Institute for Business Value. He oversees a global team responsible for driving IBM’s research and thought leadership on strategic business issues.
Previously, he led IBM’s Global Business Services research and thought leadership in the area of human capital management. His research and consulting have focused on a variety of issues, including workforce and talent management, collaboration and social networking, workforce analytics and the changing role of the HR organization. As a consultant, he has worked with clients across a range of industries, including the financial services, legal, technology, and government sectors.
Mr. Lesser has recently co-authored Calculating Success: How the New Workplace Analytics Will Revitalize Your Organization(Harvard Business Review Press, 2012). He has also edited (with Laurence Prusak) Creating Value with Knowledge: Insights from the IBM Institute for Business Value(2003). He also edited Knowledge and Social Capitaland co-edited Knowledge and Communities(2000). He has written numerous articles for publications such as the Sloan Management Review, The Academyof Management Executive, the International Human Resources Information Management Journal, and the Journal of Business Strategy. He hasbeen quoted in numerous publications, including TheWall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, the Financial Times, USAToday andthe Chicago Tribune,and has appeared on Fox Business News, BBC News,and CBC Newsworld. He speaks frequently on a variety of human capital topics.
Mr. Lesser received his MBA from Emory University, where he was a Robert W. Woodruff Fellow. He graduated summa cum laude from Brandeis University with a BA in Economics. He has also studied at the London School of Economics.