Wednesday, October 11, 2006

DevLearn2006 Starts with Nick Bontis


Some great stats from the opening keynote by Dr. Nick Bontis or HERE

Internet Usage 1995 4%, 1998 25%, 2006 75%
In 1997 home PCs passed TVs in units sold - Retail Week
Internet users: 30million -1999, 973million - 2006 - WTO
IP Addresses: 2 to the power of 128=? - ICANN

200 words per minute is the average reading speed of an anglo adult.  Teaching your brain to multitask increases speed of reading and comprehension: Quadrupal algorithm training module?  Can't find it on Google.  (insert personal note:  Bontis is good)

Duplication of knowledge costs companies BILLIONS.  IDC reports FORTUNE 500 wasted $12billion duplicating work.
25% of FORTUNE 500 companies have a CKO (Chief Knowledge Officer)

Sharers, NOT hoarders, required for companies to be successfull in the future.

Yikes!  I can't keep up...this is guy is AWESOME!!!  He just told the story of recruiting, hiring, attrition, exit interviews, and my favorite...LAYOFFS!  Or as my company calls it...REDEPLOYMENT.

McMaster University is where Dr. Bontis is the director of the Institute for Intellectual Capital Research Inc.

Intellectual Capital is exactly what we do in training and Dr. Bontis nails it!!!!  Read his books, or here him speak.  Web2.0 is exactly what he is talking about.  Learning2.0 is the piece that falls into our domain.  We must embrace it the automation capabilities available to us in the new world web.

3 comments:

Jody Glidden said...

Thanks for the tip Brent. Nick Bontis looks interesting. I appreciate the fact that academic types such as Dr. Bontis offer so much of their information based on real statistics and studies. Unfortunately with the bleeding edge stuff in e-Learning, there are very few real studies yet to back up our theories. It's good to find these types of academics who follow our space.

I wish I could have made it to DevLearn.

I heard also that they were supposed to have a good focus at that show on mobile learning, which is an interest of mine.

Brent Schlenker said...

Hi Jody! I delivered 4 sessions so I didn't get much time to hear the other sessions but I did hear that the mobile discussions were very good.
Its a hot topic right now for sure.
Cheers!

Gabe Anderson said...

It seems like McMaster is a university that really gets it. I recently featured them on my blog since they're rolling out an intro psych e-learning class next year with our software!