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Collaborative Insight 27 November 2014 - ISSUE 36

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Welcome & Introduction

Les Pyle

Welcome to the final 2014 edition of Collaborative Insight featuring the very successful, high profile event – Collaborative Working in Financial Services – Performance & Risk - sponsored by Xchanging at Banking Hall in the City of London.

This edition gives an opportunity to look back on a most important year for the Institute, a year that strengthened our position at the forefront of collaborative working thought leadership. The Executive Network continues to grow representing the premier collaborative working knowledge sharing community. The Institute Foundation Management Board provides directional guidance on collaborative working as we collectively pursue our mission to establish collaborative working as a professional business discipline. This is built on the widespread and growing adoption of BS 11000 driven by BSI now joined by two other major assessment organisations – SGS and LRQA. This provides a broadly based assessment capability as BS 11000 evolves into ISO 11000 - currently at the committee stage leading towards formal launch at the end of 2016.

Next year the Institute reaches the grand old age of 25 - we will celebrate this at the annual House of Lords Collaborative Working reception in May sponsored by one of our longest serving supporters – NATS.

This reception is sandwiched between a series of collaborative working events addressing Smart Cities in April, the Digital Economy in July and Cultural Differences in October. We will round off 2015 with the first Collaborative Working Awards event – 2015 should be another "interesting" year.

The ICW Main Board, Management Board and team take this opportunity to offer our seasons greetings to all readers - we look forward to working together for a prosperous collaborative new year.

Les Pyle
Chief Executive

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