IC7 : Knowledge Economy and Human Progress

Co-organised by the European Chair on Intellectual Capital Management, the University Paris-Sud and The World Bank, the Seventh Edition of the World IC Conference was held on May 26, 27 in Paris. The conference addressed the theme of the connection between Knowledge Economy and Human Progress.

During two days, eminent scholars and world-class experts discussed on many subjects such as measuring intangibles and performances, at a national, regional and local level. Participants exchanged their views on knowledge management practices, IPR’s (Intellectual Property Rights) and open innovation, links between investment in intangibles and economic growth performance, as much as the role of the university in the knowledge economy. Pr. Lucien Karpik also made a lively presentation of The Economy of singularities.

Among these participants, Bruno Ménard, President of CIGREF and Fondation CIGREF spoke as a key-note speaker during the first session. He presented CIGREF’s vision on Digital Enterprise and Human Capital. He first defined the digital enterprise as a company with a digital vision and a digital plan for every aspect of its business model. He insisted in his speech on the importance to involve all departments and all skill-sets within the company to prepare a digital strategy. He also reminded the audience that the way we treat private data today will influence the way we create value tomorrow.

Bruno Ménard – Human capital and the digital enterprise from Andrés Barreneche on Vimeo.

The final session brought together experts from the World Bank in Washington and speakers in Paris such as Jean-Eric Aubert, Leif Edvinsson (Lund Univ), Jacques Van Der Meer (EIB), Ahmed Bounfour (University Paris-Sud), Rachid Benmokhtar (ONDH, Morocco), H. Tenorio Veiga de Almeida (BNDES) to conclude the two days conference by “looking at the future”.

Participants of the seventh edition of the Intellectual capital conference agreed on:

  • The need for new tools to investigate complex subjects such as creativity, investment in design, human progress…
  • The uniqueness in the creativity of knowledge, which cannot be summarized just with financial indicators
  • The need to focus on new levels of analysis, such as cities and local communities
  • The need to take advantage of new means of communication such as social networks, Internet to diffuse results of such conferences.

By making available all the videos and communications of the IC7 on its website, the European Chair of Intellectual Capital Management succeed in this new digital approach of knowledge.


Download Bruno Ménard’s communication « Human capital and the digital enterprise » [pdf, 401 ko]

You can find all the videos and communications on the official website of The European Chair on Intellectual Capital Management

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