Roger Martin, Dean of Rotman School, to Present New Ideas in Business Design at Human Capital Summit

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The Human Capital Institute (HCI), a professional association and educator in talent management strategies, announced today that Roger Martin, dean of the Joseph L. Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto, author, and global strategist, will join HCI's inaugural National Human Capital Summit, to be held in Chicago April 6-7.

The Human Capital Institute (HCI), a professional association and educator in talent management strategies, announced today that Roger Martin, dean of the Joseph L. Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto, author, and global strategist, will join HCI's inaugural National Human Capital Summit, to be held in Chicago April 6-7.

Day two of the Summit, Martin presents "Creativity that Runs Deep: The Design of Business," a session that explores why it is necessary to create elegant, refined products and offer services in imagination-intensive industries in order to effectively compete in the 21st century.

"Competing in a global economy requires a major shift in strategy. Successful companies will be those that focus less on volume and more on creative products and services," said Allan Schweyer, HCI's Executive Director. "Roger Martin, an expert in global competitiveness, understands that innovation is the new capital for the 21st century."

A recognized leader in the academic community, Roger Martin was appointed to a seven-year term as dean of the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto in 1998 and re-appointed to a further five-year term effective July 2005. He is also a professor of strategic management at the Rotman School.

Martin, a Canadian from Wallenstein, Ontario, researches and writes about global competitiveness, integrative thinking, business design, and corporate citizenship, as well as Canadian competitiveness policy. His articles are featured in the Harvard Business Review, Time, The Globe and Mail, National Post, BusinessWeek Online, and Barron's, among other publications. He is also the author of "The Responsibility Virus," a book Malcolm Gladwell has called "a triumph."

Roger Martin brings both an academic and a hands-on business perspective to his work. He was formerly a director of Monitor Company, a global strategy consulting firm based in Cambridge, Mass. During his 13 years with Monitor, he founded and chaired Monitor University, the firm's educational arm, served as co-head of the firm for two years, and founded the Canadian office.

He is currently the chair of Workbrain Inc. and serves on the boards of The Thomson Corporation, Tennis Canada, the Canadian Credit Management Foundation, and the Skoll Foundation. Martin is also a trustee of The Hospital for Sick Children. In addition, he is on the advisory boards of Butterfield & Robinson, Social Capital Partners, and Jefferson Partners, and is a founder of EMAGINE.

About HCI'S Human Capital Summit

HCI's first annual Human Capital Summit Conference and Expo will take place Thursday April 6 through Friday April 7 in Chicago, with pre-conference workshops on Wednesday, April 5. A 2006 must-attend event, the Summit is for human capital professionals, line managers and executives who understand that talent will be the key driver for success in the knowledge economy. For the complete program listing, location and hotel information, registration details and more, please visit: http://www.humancapitalinstitute.org/hci/conference_national.guid

About The Human Capital Institute

The Human Capital Institute is a think tank, educator, and professional association dedicated to the advancement of talent management practices with individuals and organizations. HCI serves as a catalyst for innovative thinking in integrated talent strategy, acquisition, development, engagement, management, and measurement. Through research and collaboration, HCI programs collect original, creative ideas from a field of the brightest thought leaders in talent management. Those ideas are then transformed into measurable, real-world strategies that help its members attract and retain high-performing people, build a diverse, inclusive workplace, and leverage individual and team performance throughout the enterprise. HCI members represent a broad coalition of educators, talent managers and executives. For more information, please visit: http://www.humancapitalinstitute.org

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Andrea Miller

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