2013 Knowledge Management Conference Keynote Speakers

Dr. Carla O'Dell

Dr. Carla O'Dell is CEO of APQC and considered one of the world’s leading experts in KM. O’Dell has a unique perspective on what works and what doesn’t, what’s hype, and what’s solid. O'Dell led the creation of APQC’s Open Standards BenchmarkingSM research, which standardized the processes and measures that more than 9,000 global organizations use to benchmark and improve performance. She wrote with APQC's Founder and Executive Chairman C. Jackson Grayson If Only We Knew What We Know: The Transfer of Internal Knowledge and Best Practice (The Free Press, 1998), a bestseller that put KM on the map as a practical management discipline. She is also co-author with Grayson of American Business: A Two Minute Warning (The Free Press, 1988) and wrote The Executive's Role in Knowledge Management (APQC, 2004). Most recently, she and APQC's Cindy Hubert have received rave reviews for their new book The New Edge in Knowledge: How Knowledge Management Is Changing the Way We Do Business (Wiley 2011). She writes frequently for leading journals and magazines and is consistently among the highest-rated speakers at conferences.

David Eagleman
Renowned Neuroscientist and International Bestselling Author

Often called the Carl Sagan of neuroscience, David Eagleman—a bestselling author—deals with everything from how the brain rewires itself to why art and science must learn from each other. Known for a unique and active exploration of ideas, erudite, engaging, and able to bring science discovery to everyday life, Eagleman prompts audiences to recognize the beauty of the brain, question what we perceive as reality, and re-think what we know about human nature. Eagleman holds joint appointments in the Departments of Neuroscience and Psychiatry at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, and is the founder and director of the Initiative on Neuroscience and Law. His influential neuroscience books include the New York Times bestseller Incognito and Wednesday is Indigo Blue. He writes regularly for the New York Times, Wired, Discover, Slate, and New Scientist, and is a repeat guest on NPR, discussing both science and literature—his twin passions. He has been profiled in The New Yorker and on Nova.

Charles Duhigg
Bestselling Author

Charles Duhigg is the bestselling author of The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business, which explores the science of habit formation in our lives, companies and societies.  He is a prize-winning investigative reporter for the business section of The New York Times, where he contributes to the newspaper and the Times’ Magazine. He has authored or contributed to “The Reckoning” (2008), which studied the causes and outcomes of the financial crisis, “Toxic Waters” (2009), about the worsening pollution in American waters and this year’s “The iEconomy,” examining Apple’s practices in manufacturing overseas, and what it tells us about the American economy. His work was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2009, and has won the George Polk Award (2007), the Gerald Loeb Award (2008), the National Journalism Award (2009) and other honors. In addition to his reporting, Charles Duhigg is a regular contributor to television and radio, including the Newshour with Jim Lehrer, Frontline, Dr. Oz and various programs on CNBC and NPR.  Before becoming a journalist, Mr. Duhigg worked in private equity and founded a health care company in his home state of New Mexico.  He is a graduate of the Harvard Business School and Yale College.

Matthew Heim, Ph.D.
Executive Vice President, Inno360

Matthew Heim is Executive Vice President at inno360 – the global leader in open innovation search and management software.  Matthew has guided many companies through the development of new growth-oriented innovation strategies, which incorporate cutting-edge collaborative open innovation models. He has over 25 years of global executive management experience in the areas of strategic planning, innovation and large-scale systems change. Prior to joining inno360, Matthew served as President of NineSigma – a leading open innovation service provider. He also served on the faculties of the University of Maryland and Dominican University of California. Matthew Has authored and co-authored many books, journal articles and white papers on innovation and strategy, including the book SME’s and Open Innovation, as well as the recent bestseller, A Guide to Open Innovation and Crowdsourcing.



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