Special Interest Group on Knowledge Management


Knowledge connected: The role of Fellows & senior experts in KM and value creation for the company

20 & 21 October 2016, hosted by Rolls-Royce, Osmaston Wilmorton Conference Center, Derby, UK


Fellows and Senior Experts are playing an important role in the creation of disruptive innovations, the development of new business segments, as game changer or industry transformers.
They identify and maximise opportunities to create value, identify and minimise threats to the company, and help define strategic directions of the company (both technological and business).

In this meeting participants will be able to:
• Listen to fellows from different companies share their experiences about how they execute the variety of roles and tasks that their position demands.
• Discuss with them how (as individuals or community) they influence management, peers and researchers within the company; how they exploit their contacts with universities and external professional organisation; and how they affect change to drive value.
• Learn from them how their knowledge is made accessible, shared and valued for the company and the role they play in effective Knowledge Management.

Participants will enjoy a dedicated tour of the Rolls-Royce Turbine Blade Facility and a tour of the brand new Technology Centre, highlighting the latest technological developments in Derby, as well as a tour of Rolls-Royce heritage centre.

Issues addressed

  • Impact for the company: How does a fellow be a fellow AND do his day job?
    The role of fellows in setting company strategy (both technological and business)
    How are fellows working together to solve company problems? To influence external bodies?
    How are they leveraging their connections to universities?
    How do we make fellows visible and accessible within the company? Even after they retire?
    How do we capture, retain knowledge of experts/fellows?
    The role of fellows in training, mentoring and development of the future generation of experts/fellows, as well as in recruitment of fellows/experts where gaps have been identified

Target Audience

  • Fellows, Senior Experts and equivalents in R&D
    Knowledge Manager in R&D, Operations or Business Units
    Innovation managers


Rémy G. Béguin, Former Corporate R&D Knowledge Manager, Nestlé

To Register

PDF  Full Programme and Registration form available here

For this event, if you need a room reservation please sent exceptionally the completed reservation form to Carine Ternest (cternest@eirma.org). Group rates are secured until 21 September 2016

PDF Room reservation form

On-line Registration Form
If you wish to participate to this event, please complete the registration form as soon as possible but certainly before 10 October 2016.

In the case the paying entity has no VAT number, please indicate its Official Registration Number

Only e-mails related to this specific event will be sent to the adresses indicated.

A block booking with special rates have been secured in the Jurys Inn Derby for the nights of 19 and 20 October 2016. The rate for a single room is £75 (about €96) breakfast included, city tax excluded.
To book your room please complete the attached room registration form and sent it EXCEPTIONNALLY directly to Carine Ternest (cternest@eirma.org) preferably by 21 September 2016.

Event's fee: 580,00 € (VAT excluded) for members excluded Belgium - 701,80 € (VAT included) for Belgian members

Early bird fee (valid until 19 August 2016) : 495,00 € (VAT excluded) for members excluded Belgium - 598,95 € (VAT included) for Belgian members

The meeting registration fee covers the administrative costs, refreshments, dinner and lunches.

We prefer payment by bank transfer but can also accept credit card (Visa, MasterCard or American Express). All delegates will receive confirmation letters, including an invoice or receipt as appropriate.

Account N° 363-1073576-20
ING – Rond Point Robert Schuman 8 – 1040 Brussels - Belgium
IBAN: BE28 3631 0735 7620 - BIC: BBRUBEBB

For payment by card, if not yet done, please communicate your card number, security code and expiry date to EIRMA in advance of the meeting.

Participants are kindly requested to bring their ID card.

For any further information, please contact Ms. Carine Ternest at EIRMA.
Tel.: +32 (0)2 233 11 81 - Fax.: +32 (0)2 231 08 35 - cternesteirma.org

Please give as much notice as possible if you are obliged to cancel.

We will refund 100% of the registration fee for cancellations received 2 weeks before the meeting, 50% of the registration fee for cancellations received 1 week before the meeting, 25% of the registration fee for cancellations received 3 days before the meeting.
Names may be substituted at any time without charge

Specific diet, food allergies....


  • Dr Alexander Alekseev (Linde Gas & Engineering)
  • Mr Martin Allen (Rolls-Royce)
  • Mr Rémy Béguin (Independent)
  • Mr Zdenek Caloud (ComAp a.s.)
  • Mr Jean-Luc Catarin (Carmeuse Coordination Center SA)
  • Mr Luke Collins (Independent)
  • Prof Roger F. Cracknell (Shell)
  • Mr Colin Davies (Arthur D Little)
  • Mr Peter De Jaeger (NV Bekaert SA)
  • Mr Robert Doel (Shell)
  • Mr Jean-Michel Douarre (Michelin)
  • Mr Nicolas Dubuc (Michelin)
  • Mr Richard Eagar (Arthur D Little)
  • Dr Manuel Eggimann (LafargeHolcim)
  • Mr Marquart Franz (Siemens)
  • Dr Pascal Gardin (ArcelorMittal)
  • Mr Heiner Grussenmeyer (Stora Enso)
  • Ms Aurélie Jablonski (EIRMA)
  • Mr Jean-Claude John Fauré (Michelin)
  • Mr Frank Kirkland (Rolls-Royce)
  • Dr Mareike Klee (Philips)
  • Mr Juergen Kuenzel (Nestle)
  • Mr Leigh Lapworth (Rolls-Royce)
  • Mr Paul Martynenko (IBM)
  • Mr José Merino (Michelin)
  • Ms Amanda Prestwood (Carmeuse Coordination Center SA)
  • Ms Heike Riel (IBM)
  • Dr Heiko Schilling (TomTom)
  • Mr Paul Stein (Rolls-Royce)
  • Mr Neil Tatman (Rolls-Royce)
  • Mr Reggy van der Wielen (FrieslandCampina)
  • Mr Geoffrey Williams (Airbus)
  • Mr Peter Young (Crown Holdings, Inc)


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