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The Complex Nature of Cloud-based Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

By now, most will agree that  cloud computing is a major transformational force in the world of IT. But, cloud has not the easiest concept to grasp.

Design Principles for Complex, Unpredictable, People Oriented Systems

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

An IBM Global CEO Study conducted in 2010 concluded that complexity was the primary challenge emerging out of its conversations with 1,500 CEOs and senior government officials.  CEOs told us they operate in a world that is substantially more volatile, uncertain and complex.  They generally involve a relatively linear set of steps. 

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Managing Complex, Disruptive Innovations - Some Lessons Learned

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

You don’t really know how quickly the new innovations will be adopted in the marketplace.  How will your industry change over time? 

Complexity in Government

Dave Snowden

To see a whole government start to shift towards complexity theory as a new paradigm of government is mist encouraging. Today was a presentation to a wider audience before moving on to the detailed work. started with the Handy S Curve models with my most elaborate presentation to date (slides are here , plus a 117mb podcast).

The Datafication of Business and Society

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Datafication is a fairly new concept associated with our recent data revolution.  They can tell you if you’re likely to get diabetes.”  .

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Towards a Trusted Framework for Identity and Data Sharing

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Whether physical or digital in nature, identity is a collection of information or attributes associated with a specific entity. Universal Access. 

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No Agile Gospel please, just give me Enlightenment

Martijn Linssen

However, that said I also like a high level governance in place for really complex implementations. Do you ship it back to the factory? Wrong.

The Future of Financial Services

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The wide adoption of the Internet in the 1990s led not only to online banking, but paved the way for e-commerce.  . Rapid Change/Many Suppliers. 

The Evolving Automotive Ecosystem

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Some feel that they will be all around us within a decade, navigating our present roads right along human-driven cars.  Time will tell.  .

Realizing the Potential of the Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

And, because these two powerful forces are highly interrelated, they’re giving rise to a new round of complex questions.  .

The Digital Evolution Index

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Last year, the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University published Digital Planet: Readying for the Rise of the e-Consumer. 

Big-Bang Disruptions: The Innovator’s Dilemma in the Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Complex Systems Economic Issues Education and Talent Innovation Management and Leadership Services Innovation Smart Systems Society and Culture Technology and Strategy I recently read a very interesting article, - Big-Bang Disruption.  Big-bang disruptions are often unplanned and unintentional.  The web helps to spawn big new businesses. 

The Vital Role of Research in Preserving the American Dream

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Complex Systems Economic Issues Education and Talent Innovation Management and Leadership Political Issues Society and Culture

A Kind of Digital “Perfect Storm”

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Mobile is furthest along while cloud  adoption is taking off. Lately, the latter kind of stories seem to predominate. IBM barely survived. .

CSTD Montreal Symposium

Harold Jarche

Please note there are two Harolds as keynote presenters! Complexity and our interconnectivity have rendered the world unpredictable. To justify its continuing existence, the training department must shift direction in three areas: Embrace complexity and be open to uncertainty. Communities complexity SocialLearningTweet.

Disruptive Innovation Revisited

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Complex Systems Economic Issues Education and Talent Innovation Management and Leadership Technology and StrategyUber is a case in point.

A Great Stagnation or a New Golden Age of Innovation?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Our present information technology and telecommunications age, whose starting point Perez pegs at 1971, is the fifth such major revolution in that span. One can take good ideas already in use elsewhere, adopt them, and make use of underused stocks of people and capital.  Here is the way things are supposed to work. 

How Has the Internet Worked Out So Far?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The survey asked questions in four main categories: adoption, impact on everyday life, impact on social relationships, and overall verdict. 

Web 2.0 and Change Present Challenges to Many Learning Executives

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

and Change Present Challenges to Many Learning Executives. Web 2.0 By Rex Davenport. But businesses are becoming networks. Cross: No. Cross: No.

self-organization is the future

Harold Jarche

Central planning and hierarchical decision-making are just too slow and ineffective, especially for complex situations involving lots of people.

Would a Distributed Model of Government be More Suitable for a Complex, Diverse 21st Century Democracy?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Are there innovative government models that might work better than our present ones?  These are extremely complex issues that will take decades to resolve.  We will never get it right.  It is a matter of adapting to a changing environment.  How should government evolve to better adapt to these forces?  will stay there. 

A Data Science Approach to Organizational Health

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A 2013 Deloitte report, Success or Struggle? Strong competitors keep appearing from all corners of the world. 

Innovation in Higher Education

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Before examining how disruptive innovation might apply to higher education, one needs to first articulate the key problems with the present system: “Our country’s dominant higher education policies have focused on expanding access for more than half a century - allowing more students to afford higher education. 

The Continuing Evolution of Cloud Computing

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Early adopters viewed cloud as computing-on-demand.  Let me discuss each of these phases.  . Cloud as Utility Computing  .

Innovation in open online courses

George Siemens

Since MOOCs gained popularity with top tier universities, significant effort has been put into finding new ways to present learning content. In terms of content presentation, DALMOOC will pale in comparison to existing well-funded courses. Many MOOCs reflect a structured and linear process of content presentation. Persistence.

LCB Question for December - Past Year, Present Challenges, Predictions

Tony Karrer

hate hearing the same presentations over and over. More complex solutions look like marriage matching (eHarmony), action planning solutions (large retailer), marketing support tools (large financial services). kinds of solutions that people can adopt right now. The Learning Circuits Blog Question for December has been posted.

Reflections of the Evolution of Capitalism

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

But, having a large fraction of citizens with no health care and other safety-net benefits is an unwise position for any country to adopt, especially affluent, democratic, open societies like the US. Complex Systems Economic Issues Innovation Management and Leadership Political Issues Society and Culture Technology and StrategyNot so. 

Open Symposium: Policy and Strategy for Learning Analytics Deployment

George Siemens

We have a great group of presenters next week. Educational data is complex.

Training departments will shrink

Harold Jarche

It was noted by officers that the present course was not training armor crewmen to a level of proficiency. Neither are “instructors&#.

MOOCs for the win!

George Siemens

The learning comes from content presented by a lecturer, and then dialog via social media, where the contributions of the participants are shared. Instead of talking connectivism, we wanted to create an experience that was essentially connectivist: open, distributed, learner-defined, social, and complex. Or will that destroy them?”

Control is key in managing a CAS

Dave Snowden

Yesterday I picked up a tweet from Glenda Eoyang in which she said In complex system the trick is to give up control to succeed.

The future of higher education and other imponderables

George Siemens

This change resulted in teachers doing what they always did – presenting content, now with PowerPoint instead of overhead slides.

Social Business Forum 2011 – Communities or Organisations – The New Collaboration Ecology

Luis Suarez

And here is the presentation materials themselves that I used for that presentation: The Socially Integrated Enterprise: Organisations or Communities?

Cloud Computing: Lots of Progress; Lots to Do

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

These factors eventually led to increased management complexities and costs.  CIOs are indeed embracing cloud, but they are being cautious. 

Remaking education in the image of our desires

George Siemens

Other universities have adopted similar startup and accelerator models. The slides for his presentation are available here. Sector.

The race to platform education

George Siemens

When I was at the Strata conference in February, I was surprised at who wasn’t there in any substantial way – Yahoo, Google, Microsoft (they did present on Azure, but their presence was minimal). Well, technology is getting complex. Very complex. More on that in a bit. It is not, however, an exercise in logic.

Working in the dark

Harold Jarche

Transparency can mean life or death for members of MSF, as any organization dealing with complexity and chaos has to understand. Wirearchy

Innovation is not a repeatable process

Harold Jarche

Equipped with and augmented by technology, they rely on their networks and skills to solve complex problems and test new ideas. Innovation PKM

Scaling: the perversion of order

Dave Snowden

Are they naturally present or do they need to be created. The issue is not management, but what is the focus of management. Reflections

ICALT 2012

Harold Jarche

I leave for Rome today and will be presenting a keynote at IEEE’s ICALT 2012   (International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies).