Companies Leverage Maven’s Global Knowledge Marketplace™ to Connect Employees and Unlock Internal Knowledge

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — March 27, 2012 – Maven, the Global Knowledge Marketplace™, today introduced Knowledge Communities™ – an innovative approach to knowledge management with which enterprises identify and leverage internal expertise and augment that expertise with a vast network of external experts on a single platform.

Using the same proprietary technology that delivers on-demand expertise from Maven’s worldwide consultant network, Knowledge Communities allows companies to easily identify untapped internal expertise, exploit the full range of their employees’ capabilities, and solve business challenges of all sizes. Knowledge Communities powered by Maven delivers both internal and external expertise on the same platform, providing a single source for answers to any professional question.

“Do you know what your employees know? We do,” commented Maven Co-Founder and CEO Wyatt Nordstrom. “At Maven we’re the experts on expertise. The system we’ve developed to map professional knowledge and provide the fastest way to source and interact with external experts can now be used by organizations to make better use of internal resources. To be clear, Knowledge Communities is not traditional ‘Enterprise Knowledge Management.’ Rather than archiving and indexing documents, Maven connects real people and delivers true knowledge in the form of direct interactions between decision makers and experienced professionals.”

Through Maven’s customizable online platform, companies create their own internal employee networks, augmented by Maven’s network of over 100,000 experts spanning a wide range of disciplines and located in more than 150 countries worldwide.

According to Anthony D’Alessandro, Maven Co-Founder and COO, “Expert identification is easy. Anybody can do it. What sets Maven apart from more mundane expert search solutions is the infrastructure we have built to rapidly query targeted groups of professionals, qualify them for specific areas of expertise, and motivate them to participate. Others stop at search; Maven provides a complete solution to search, identify, engage with, and compensate employees for helping their colleagues.”

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About Maven

Maven is a global network of industry professionals, thought leaders, and experts who connect, share knowledge, and help each other address business challenges of all sizes. Maven’s proprietary “microconsulting” platform provides instant access to highly qualified experts from every background via paid knowledge sharing interactions, including:

  • Telephone Consultations
  • Electronic Surveys
  • Extended Consulting
  • Intelligence Markets
  • Business Education Workshops & Seminars
  • Strategy Advisory
  • Knowledge Communities, powered by Maven

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