Mr. Scott Leeb, a Senior Consultant with Iknow LLC, gave a keynote speech at the First International Multidisciplinary Conference held in Lusaka, Zambia. He spoke on the topic of big data and the role of competitive intelligence. The theme of the conference was ‘Knowledge Sharing and Innovation Competitiveness for Responsive & Sustainable Development’. The conference was held August 23rd – 25th, 2017.
Over 350 delegates were in attendance, including speakers from Argentina, Australia, Portugal, Russia, South Korea, and from across the African continent. Honored guests included Prof. Nkandu Phoebe Luo, the Zambian Minister of Higher Education, and Prof. Stephen Simukanga, the Director General of the Zambian Higher Education Authority.
This conference was organized with logistical and technical support from the Zambia Research Development Centre (ZRDC)/Information and Communications University (ICU – Zambia) with other partners.
Mr. Leeb is an Engagement Director with Iknow LLC, a leading management and technology consulting firm that focuses on the knowledge management space. In this capacity, Leeb develops knowledge management solutions for federal, state, and corporate markets by concentrating on strategy definition and governance, knowledge capture and content management, business process design, systems integration, and change management. Prior to this, Leeb had more than 15 years’ experience creating, managing, and growing the global business intelligence and knowledge management programs at Prudential Retirement, The McGraw-Hill Companies, KPMG, Ingram Micro, and a leading international philanthropy, The Rockefeller Foundation. He is currently on the faculty at the University of Johannesburg and the University of Maryland and is a former Chairman of the Board of SCIP (Strategic and Competitive Intelligence Professionals).