AI, Automation and the US Economy
JANUARY 10, 2017
Harder still is predicting AI’s longer term economic and societal impact. That’s roughly where we are with AI today. Supervision. economy.
The Long Term Impact of AI on Jobs - Some Lessons from History
JULY 26, 2016
The concerns surrounding AI’s long term impact may well be in a class by themselves. What impact will AI have on jobs? How should we respond?
The Transformative Power of Cloud Computing
DECEMBER 12, 2016
Given that I’ve closely followed cloud computing over the years, the state of cloud was one of the main topics we discussed. IT-as-a-Service.
The Evolution of the Firm
NOVEMBER 21, 2016
Giants such as AT&T were broken up and state-owned firms were privatised. High-tech companies emerged from nowhere.
The Competitive Value of Data: From Analytics to Machine Learning
JANUARY 31, 2017
A recent article by NY Times reporter Steve Lohr discussed the rising importance of data as a major competitive differentiator.
The Rise of the Platform Economy
FEBRUARY 9, 2016
The effect is much greater potential for innovation and growth than a single product-oriented firm can generate alone.”. trillion.
Becoming a Data-Driven Business: Challenges and Opportunities
DECEMBER 19, 2016
It’s very hard to anticipate the consequences of disruptive innovations. The dot-com era was famous for its many innovations, but also for its hype.
Digital Identity - the Key to Privacy and Security in the Digital World
AUGUST 29, 2016
Identity plays a major role in everyday life. Think about going to an office, getting on a plane, logging to a website or making an online purchase.
The Future of the Globally Integrated Enterprise
FEBRUARY 13, 2017
Global competition forced companies to become more agile and efficient by unbundling functions and re-engineering processes. .
The Top Ten Emerging Technologies of 2016
AUGUST 16, 2016
The technologies on the list are not new. Artificial Intelligence. The Internet of Things. The Internet of Things (IoT) has also been long in coming.
The Importance of Empathy in Our Services-Centric, People-Oriented Economy
OCTOBER 6, 2015
Their initial findings were published in a working paper, The one-trillion dollar global talent gap: What it is and what we can do about it.
The Datafication of Business and Society
JUNE 9, 2015
Datafication is a fairly new concept associated with our recent data revolution. They can tell you if you’re likely to get diabetes.” .
Trust and the On-Demand Economy
DECEMBER 22, 2015
However, markets are not perfectly fluid. The decomposition of the firm has accelerated in the past few years.
Becoming a 21st Century Digital Tinkerer
JULY 28, 2015
I like to tell people that the key to being and/or sounding smart is to hang out with smart people. also applies to poetry. Curiosity On-Demand.
Disruptive Innovation Revisited
JULY 9, 2014
The New Yorker described the article as “Rethinking the innovation craze.” But, a company doesn’t have to disappear to have been severely disrupted.
Learning to Apply Data Science to Business Problems
DECEMBER 29, 2015
This is a particularly interesting project because economic data in emerging markets is often not as reliable as the data in more advanced markets.
Has AI (Finally) Reached a Tipping Point?
OCTOBER 24, 2016
After many years of promise and hype, AI seems to be finally reaching a tipping point of market acceptance. AI was reborn in the 1990s. Deep learning.
Technological Unemployment and the Future of Work
NOVEMBER 3, 2015
How are job markets likely to evolve in our 21st century digital economy? The Summit explored many good ideas , but there were no definitive answers.
Design Thinking and the Workplace Experience
OCTOBER 27, 2015
Design has long played a major role in product innovation. How can you apply design principles to help rethink the workplace experience? .
Digital Twin: Bringing the Physical and Digital Worlds Closer Together
NOVEMBER 28, 2016
The McKinsey report identified the applications areas where IoT solutions will have the biggest impact. These include: .
Is There a STEM Crisis or a STEM Surplus?
AUGUST 9, 2016
still struggle to find employment as many companies, including Boeing, IBM , and Symantec , continue to lay off thousands of STEM workers.”. workforce.
Why Are We Stuck in a World of Slow Economic Growth? Nobody Seems to Know
SEPTEMBER 26, 2016
Over the past few centuries, the natural sciences , - e.g. physics, chemistry, biology, - have developed a variety of principles and models.
Competing Against “Digital Invaders”
OCTOBER 4, 2016
Let me briefly discuss each. Prepare for digital invaders. Today, the competition’s often invisible until it’s too late.” .
The Internet, Blockchain, and the Evolution of Foundational Innovations
JANUARY 17, 2017
Their article starts off with one of the best descriptions I’ve seen of the long-term promise of blockchain. They guide managerial and social action.
Blockchain Can Reshape Financial Services… But it Will Take Significant Time and Investment
SEPTEMBER 19, 2016
billion has been invested in blockchain-based startups over the same time span. Let me discuss a few of these findings. DLT is not a panacea.
The Fourth Industrial Revolution
FEBRUARY 23, 2016
Most everyone agrees that there was a major qualitative distinction between the First and Second Industrial Revolutions. Impact on Business.
The Evolution of the Internet of Very Smart Things
OCTOBER 15, 2014
Cisco calls it fog computing , an allusion to what happens to clouds as they get closer to the ground. . The cost of connectivity. Not future-proof.
The Rise of the T-Shaped Organization
DECEMBER 15, 2015
As described by IDEO CEO Tim Brown : “The vertical stroke of the T is a depth of skill that allows them to contribute to the creative process.
Blockchain - Once Again, the Technological Genie Has Been Unleashed from its Bottle
AUGUST 22, 2016
Blockchain Revolution , his 16th book, now explains “How The Blockchain Will Transform Everything From Banking To Government To Our Identities.”.
The (Uneven) Digitization of the US Economy
JANUARY 19, 2016
Digital technologies are all around us, - increasingly ubiquitous and commoditized. But, are they a major source of competitive differentiation ?
Is FinTech Forcing Banking to a Tipping Point?
APRIL 11, 2016
First comes the use of IT to improve the productivity and quality of production-oriented, back-end processes. Investments have risen “from $1.8
The Coming Robotics Revolution
MARCH 8, 2016
Hi, Robot: Work and Life in the Age of Automation , reads the Hamlet-inspired cover of the July, 2105 issue of Foreign Affairs.
The Puzzling Technology Adoption Discrepancy Between Individuals and Institutions
DECEMBER 11, 2013
Since the publication of its first report in 2009, I’ve closely followed the Shift Index initiative of Deloitte’s Center for the Edge.
Leadership in a Changing World
FEBRUARY 2, 2016
What are the critical competencies needed to lead in our fast-changing business environment? Sustaining or disruptive? Ripple Intelligence.
The Continuing, Transformative Impact of IT
JUNE 12, 2013
There are few surprises. Disruptive innovations take time to play out. Its potential for driving business innovation remains untapped.
The Analog Foundations of the Digital Revolution
MAY 2, 2016
Among the poorest 20 percent of households, nearly 7 out of 10 have a mobile phone…” But, while t his is great progress, much remains to be done.
AI and Public Policy
JANUARY 23, 2017
Throughout history, humans have both shaped and adapted to new technologies. These warning should be taken very seriously. Hype vs reality.
The President’s Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity
MAY 23, 2016
The Commission is composed of twelve individuals from the world of business, technology and academia. Today, money is mostly intangible.
Why Some Work Groups Thrive While Others Falter
APRIL 25, 2016
Early in the 20th century, it was discovered that people’s cognitive abilities tend to be similar across a wide variety of tasks. Higher empathy.
The Continuing Evolution of the On-Demand Economy
JULY 21, 2015
The past few years have seen the rise of what’s been variously referred to as the on-demand, collaborative, sharing, or peer-to-peer economy.