Knowledge Infusion CEO to Participate in Panel at Corporate Executive Board's 2008 Urgent Issues Conference

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Knowledge Infusion CEO Jason Averbook and panelists to discuss the importance of change management planning for IT projects in a slow economy.

Building Change Management into Strategic IT Plans

Knowledge Infusion, the recognized consulting authority on human resources, talent management, and emerging technology solutions that drive human capital management business value, today announced that Knowledge Infusion CEO Jason Averbook will participate in a panel discussion, "Building Change Management into Strategic IT Plans," at Corporate Executive Board's 2008 Urgent Issues Conference.

As a recognized leader in helping organizations adopt and inspire their organizations to adopt talent management technologies, Averbook will participate in the panel to discuss how increased change management planning can help organizations shorten implementation cycles, increase buy-in, and reduce consulting engagement costs. Other panelists include Karen Wilson, Director of Washington Federal Practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers, Kristin Cooke of Booz Allen Hamilton Consulting, and Mohamed Elansary, Director of IT Professional Services at Corporate Executive Board.

"Organizations today are deploying HR and talent management applications to their entire workforce, not just to HR administrators," said Knowledge Infusion CEO Jason Averbook. "Now, more than ever, it is imperative to have a holistic change management plan that accounts for the people, processes, and technology changes necessary to gain user adoption."

"One of the most challenging--and often forgotten--phases of a new technology deployment is helping the full spectrum of users--from power HR users to employees to senior executives--understand how it will benefit them," said Vice President of Knowledge Infusion Execute Services, Bonnie Tichman. "Deployment, marketing, and change management is traditionally not an expertise of HR, which is why organizations utilize Knowledge Infusion Deployment Excellence services to ensure that a strategic focus is placed on not only rolling out a new solution, but more importantly, on long-term adoption and ROI."

Corporate Executive Board's 2008 Urgent Issues Conference gives attendees exclusive access to the leading strategies on the challenges of budget allocation, workforce planning, and customer attraction and retention during a down global economy. The conference takes place May 12-13, 2008 at McCormick Center in Chicago, IL. To learn more visit: http://www.conferences.executiveboard.com/index.html

About Knowledge Infusion
Knowledge Infusion is the recognized consulting authority on human resources, talent management, and emerging technology solutions that drive human capital management business value. Formed in 2004, the firm works with over 150 global clients. Services include advising and creating technology strategy and execution plans to tie HR technology to business results and transforming people, process, and technology to align with business objectives. In addition to on-site consulting services, Knowledge Infusion offers clients the Center of Excellence--a community-based platform to sustain an HR competitive advantage through ongoing intelligence, best practices, collaboration, and on-demand consulting. Complementing each other, the on-site consulting and Center of Excellence offer an unparalleled source of services and information for the HCM community with a common goal in mind--maximizing the strategic direction HR has on an organization. Knowledge Infusion was named a Top 25 HR Influencer of 2007 by HR World, and was recognized by IHRIM with the 2007 Partner Award. http://www.knowledgeinfusion.com

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