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2016 Americas MAKE Finalists Announced    [Date Added : 09/08/2016 ]
Teleos, in association with The KNOW Network, has announced the Finalists in the 2016 Americas Most Admired Knowledge Enterprises (MAKE) study. The 15th annual Americas MAKE study is an established benchmark to recognize North, Central and South America's leading organizations for their ability to leverage enterprise knowledge to deliver superior performance in the areas of innovation, operational effectiveness and excellence in products and services.

This year's 24 Americas MAKE Finalists are (in alphabetical order):

- Amazon.com (USA)
- Apple (USA)
- APQC (USA)
- ConocoPhillips (USA)
- Ecopetrol (Colombia)
- ExxonMobil (USA)
- Facebook (USA)
- Fluor (USA)
- FMC Technologies (USA)
- Google (USA)
- IBM (USA)
- IDEO (USA)
- Mars (USA)
- Microsoft (USA)
- MITRE (USA)
- Nalco Champion (Ecolab) (USA)
- Nalco Water (Ecolab) (USA)
- NextEra Energy (USA)
- Phillips 66 (USA)
- Procter & Gamble (USA)
- Tesla (USA)
- Thomson Reuters (Canada/USA)
- US National Aeronautics & Space Administration (United States Government) (USA)
- Vale S.A. (Brazil)

A panel of Americas-based Global Fortune 500 senior executives and internationally-recognized knowledge management and intellectual capital experts have selected the 2016 Americas MAKE Finalists. The panel has recognized organizations founded / headquartered in North, Central and South America against a framework of eight key knowledge performance dimensions which are the visible drivers of competitive advantage:

- creating a corporate knowledge-driven enterprise culture.
- developing knowledge workers through senior management leadership.
- delivering superior knowledge-based products/services.
- maximizing enterprise intellectual capital.
- creating an environment for collaborative knowledge sharing.
- creating a learning organization.
- delivering value based on customer/stakeholder knowledge.
- transforming enterprise knowledge into shareholder/stakeholder value.

Teleos will announce the 2016 Americas MAKE Winners in November.

2016 Americas MAKE Nominees

A total of 44 organizations were nominated in this year's Americas MAKE study:

- Amazon.com (USA)
- Apple (USA)
- APQC (USA)
- Baker Hughes (USA)
- CEMEX (Mexico)
- Chevron (USA)
- Computer Sciences Corporation (USA)
- ConocoPhillips (USA)
- Ecopetrol (Colombia)
- Embraer (Brazil)
- ExxonMobil (USA)
- Facebook (USA)
- Fluor (USA)
- FMC Technologies (USA)
- General Electric (USA)
- GMI SA (Peru)
- Google (USA)
- Hewlett Packard Enterprise (USA)
- IBM (USA)
- Mars (USA)
- Mercer (USA)
- Merck & Co. (USA)
- Microsoft (USA)
- MITRE (USA)
- MWH Global (Stantec) (USA)
- Nalco Champion (Ecolab) (USA)
- Nalco Water (Ecolab) (USA)
- NextEra Energy (USA)
- Oracle (USA)
- Petrobras (Brazil)
- Phillips 66 (USA)
- Promon Engenharia (Brazil)
- Salesforce.com (USA)
- Sonda (Chile)
- Starbucks (USA)
- Tesla (USA)
- The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (USA)
- The Williams Companies (USA)
- Thomson Reuters (Canada/USA)
- TIBCO Software (USA)
- Turner Construction (Hochtief) (USA)
- US National Aeronautics & Space Administration (United States Government) (USA)
- Vale S.A. (Brazil)
- Vitesse Solutions (USA)

MAKE Research Program

Teleos, an independent knowledge management and intellectual capital research company, administers the Most Admired Knowledge Enterprises (MAKE) study program. The KNOW Network is a Web-based global community of organizations dedicated to networking, benchmarking and sharing best knowledge practices leading to superior organizational performance.

The MAKE research program consists of the annual Global MAKE study - the international benchmark for best practice knowledge-driven organizations - and regional MAKE studies for the Americas, Asia and Europe, as well as national MAKE studies in Hong Kong and Mainland China, India, Indonesia and Iran.

For additional information regarding the 2016 Americas MAKE study or other MAKE studies, contact Rory Chase, Teleos, Tel/Fax: +44 1584 878576.
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