IBM Signs On as Top Sponsor of Human Capital Institute’s First-Ever Talent Management Forum for Government

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The Human Capital Institute (HCI), a professional association and think tank advancing the science of strategic talent management, and IBM, the world’s largest information technology and consulting services company, announced today that IBM is a diamond sponsor of HCI’s first-ever Talent Management Forum for Government, a leadership event for government human capital and personnel leaders and their teams.

The Future of Talent Management: Assessing Today to Plan for Tomorrow.

The Human Capital Institute (HCI), a professional association and think tank advancing the science of strategic talent management, and IBM, the world’s largest information technology and consulting services company, announced today that IBM is a diamond sponsor of HCI’s first-ever Talent Management Forum for Government, a leadership event for government human capital and personnel leaders and their teams.

IBM is supporting and participating in the HCI event, created exclusively for federal organizations, which will be held in Washington, D.C. on Weds., Sept. 17, 2008.

“IBM is an ideal partner for HCI and the Talent Management Forum for Government, an opportunity for federal talent professionals to learn innovative human capital practices they can apply immediately at their organizations,” said Allen Zeman, President of HCI Government Solutions.

The forum, to be held at Gaylord National Resort Hotel and Convention Center in Prince George’s County, Md. on the Potomac River, will bring together human capital professionals who are transforming talent management in their government organizations for a full day of learning and networking, followed by a high-impact, post-forum networking reception. Participants will attend keynote presentations and 90-minute learning sessions that include real-world case studies, practical knowledge and effective strategies.

Keynote speakers at the event include Paul Light, NYU Professor of Public Policy, and Congressman James Moran, 8th Congressional District of Virginia.

IBM will present a special session titled, “The Future of Talent Management: Assessing Today to Plan for Tomorrow.” Moderated by HCI’s Allan Schweyer, Executive Director and SVP Research, scheduled presenters and panelists include Dr. Joseph Lannon, Director of the U.S. Army’s Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC), which won the 2007 Malcolm Baldrige Award for Quality Excellence; David Forman, HCI Chief Learning Officer; and Dr. Joseph King, ARDEC Chief Human Capital Officer.

“IBM is proud to be a part of this new, federally focused talent event,” said Michael Littlejohn, Vice President of the Public Sector Human Capital Management Practice of IBM. “It will address the innovations and forward-thinking practices that government organizations need to embrace in order to keep pace with growing requirements and future talent needs.”

HCI’s 2008 Talent Management Forum for Government presents an ideal professional development opportunity for Chief Human Capital and Personnel Officers; Directors of HR, Manpower, Personnel and Training, and HR and Program Managers and Analysts.

All-inclusive event registration is $199. For more information on the 2008 Talent Management Forum for Government, or to register for the forum, visit http://www.humancapitalinstitute.org or call HCI Member Services at 866.538.1909.

ABOUT IBM
IBM is the world’s largest information technology company with more than 90 years of leadership in helping businesses innovate. With consultants and professional staff in more than 160 countries, IBM Business Consulting is the world’s largest consulting services organization. IBM Business Consulting Services provides clients with business transformation and industry expertise, and the ability to translate that expertise into integrated, responsive, on-demand business solutions and services that deliver bottom-line business value. Over the past several years, IBM Business Consulting Services has developed industry-leading transformation consulting skills and delivery capabilities in key areas, including Human Resources, Financial Management, Customer Relationship Management and Procurement. For more information, visit http://www.ibm.com.

ABOUT THE HUMAN CAPITAL INSTITUTE
The Human Capital Institute (HCI) is a global network of more than 122,000 members in 40 countries committed to shaping the world’s new talent economy. Leaders, executives, and practitioners in HCI’s network represent organizations of all sizes across public, charitable and government sectors, and collaborate on the next practices in strategic talent management. Through communities, education, events and research, HCI provides actionable, results-driven solutions to help members foster talent advantages to ensure organizational change for competitive results. In tandem with HCI’s training, peer-to-peer learning, and public and private research on talent management best practices, the HCI Human Capital Strategist designation sets the bar for expertise in talent strategy, acquisition, development and new economy leadership. http://www.humancapitalinstitute.org

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Lia Davis
202-515-5499
lia.p.davis@us.ibm.com

Human Capital Institute
Laura Polas or Aimee Diehl
866-538-1909
press@humancapitalinstitute.org

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