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Syracuse iSchool student presents keynote address at ninth annual Information and Knowledge Management Conference
Syracuse iSchool student presents keynote address at ninth annual Information and Knowledge Management ConferenceAugust 05, 2009Margaret Costello Spillettmcostell@syr.edu
Syracuse iSchool doctoral candidate Raed M. Sharif recently presented the keynote address at the ninth annual Information and Knowledge Management Conference in Sandton, South Africa.
Sharif presented “The Power of Information and Digital Networks: New Paradigms and Expectations for Socioeconomic Development” to the South African business leaders, academics and information and knowledge management professionals who attended the conference. His presentation provided insights to help South African business leaders establish benchmarks of excellence.
Sharif, a native of Gaza, Palestine, holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and political science, and a master’s degree in business administration, both from Birzeit University in Ramallah, Palestine. His dissertation focuses on the social and economic costs and benefits of open access to and reuse of Public Sector Information-information generated by and for governments using public funds.