UH and HTTA Host Luncheon Seminar on Business Survival with Acclaimed Information Management Speaker Thomas Davenport

University of Hawaiʻi
Luke Kirch, 547-5898
Hawaiʻi Technology Trade Assoc.
Kristen Cabral, (808) 956-5039
University and Community Relations
Posted: Dec 26, 2001

Two programs of the University of Hawaiʻi at Manoa‘s College of Business Administration — the Pacific Asian Center for E-Commerce & Entrepreneurship and the Hawaiʻi International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS) — are joining with the Hawaiʻi Technology Trade Association to present a special business and technology luncheon with guest speaker Thomas Davenport, author of "The Attention Economy" and acclaimed speaker on knowledge and information management.
Monday, January 7, 2002
11 a.m. check-in; 11:30 a.m. lunch; Noon program
Plaza Club
900 Fort Street Mall, 20th Floor
$25 HTTA Members/UH Faculty & Staff
$30 Non-members
$12 Students
Deadline to register is Thursday, January 3, 2002. Contact Luke Kirch at 547-5898 or e-mail lukek@htta.org to register or for more information.

PROGRAM:  The seminar, "Business Survival: How to Capture and Retain Employee and Customer Attention," will address how businesses can effectively capture and hold the attention of information-flooded employees, consumers and stockholders, to boost productivity, revenues and efficiency. Attendees will learn how to measure attention and deploy attention-getting technologies and strategies to critical business areas such as e-commerce, organizational change, information management, and strategy. Attention management can help firms motivate employees, win customer loyalty on the web, sell products or services more effectively, and impress investors.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER:  Thomas Davenport is director of the Accenture Institute for Strategic Change and a Distinguished Scholar in Residence at Babson College. He is a widely published author and acclaimed speaker on the topics of information and knowledge management, reengineering, enterprise systems, and electronic business and markets. His latest book, co-authored with John Beck, is "The Attention Economy," which describes how individuals and organizations can manage "the new currency of business."

Davenport obtained his doctorate from Harvard University in organizational behavior and has taught at the Harvard Business School, the University of Chicago, Dartmouth‘s Tuck School of Business, and the University of Texas at Austin. He has also directed research centers at Ernst & Young, McKinsey & Co., and CSC Index.

Davenport is in Hawaiʻi as a featured speaker for the University of Hawaiʻi at Manoa‘s College of Business Administration‘s 35th Hawaiʻi International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS). The conference is one of the top in the world, providing leaders and scholars in information, computer, and system sciences a venue to exchange ideas, discuss research, and explore applications and techniques. Last year‘s conference attracted participants from 34 countries with more than half from countries outside the United States. This year‘s conference will be held January 7-10, 2002, at the Hilton Waikoloa Village on the Big Island. For more information about HICSS, visit the conference website at www.hicss.hawaii.edu.