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The Fourth Industrial Revolution

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Dr. Schwab positions the Fourth Industrial Revolution within the historical context of three previous industrial revolutions.

The Puzzling Technology Adoption Discrepancy Between Individuals and Institutions

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In the case of the 2013 Shift Index, the story centers on the puzzling discrepancy in technology adoption between individuals and organizations.

The connected enterprise adoption curve

Harold Jarche

These are the early adopters. [First.] Mental models, behaviours and formal systems remain stubbornly resistant to change. Anne Marie McEwan.

Third Industrial Revolution – Review

Harold Jarche

Tweet The future should be networked writes Jeremy Rifkin in The Third Industrial Revolution. shift buildings to become local power plants.

Becoming a Data-Driven Business: Challenges and Opportunities

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

It took several decades for electric appliances, the assembly line and mass production to emerge and help create whole new industries.

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The (Uneven) Digitization of the US Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Digital innovation, adoption, and usage are evolving at a supercharged pace across the US economy,” notes the report in its opening paragraph. “As

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The Rise of the T-Shaped Organization

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Five such attributes were identified in the study: adaptability, cultural competence, 360-degree thinking, intellectual curiosity, and empathy.

The Evolution of the Internet of Very Smart Things

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Fog or Edge computing might well become a new computing model , the 4th such model in the IT industry’s 60 year history. Not future-proof.

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The Economic Potential of The Internet of Things

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

For the Internet of Things to have the maximum possible impact on economies and society, large-scale adoption is necessary,” notes the report.

The Continuing, Transformative Impact of IT

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Until recently, they have been slow to adopt Web-based platforms, big data analytics, and other IT innovations. There are few surprises.

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The Complex Nature of Cloud-based Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Some of the reasons are organizational and cultural. But, cloud has not the easiest concept to grasp. I agree with these points. Scienti?c

The Slow, Steady March Towards Digital Money

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

What factors affect the adoption of digital money around world, and how do they vary across different countries and regions?, it asks.

A Growing Backlash Against the Relentless Advances in Technology?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

We hope that, as in the past, new industries will give rise to exciting new jobs. I looked forward to the article.

You Need To Launch An Internal 2.0 Adoption Council

Dan Pontefract

concepts, cultures and applications. train is culturally, technologically and organizationally superior than yesterday’s industrial model. Adoption Council. Adoption Council is a way for you to reach out to the organization and do it in a flat, cohesive, collaborative and (incidentally) 2.0 The 2.0 That 2.0

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.

Automation and Employment in the 21st Century

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Ever since the advent of industrialization over 200 years ago, there’ve been periodic fears about the impact of technology-based automation on jobs.

How Will AI Likely Impact How We Work, Live and Play?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The auto industry has been adding L1 features to cars for over 40 years, and more advanced L2 features for the past two decades. Transportation.

The Holy Trinity: Leadership Framework, Learning 2.0 & Enterprise 2.0

Dan Pontefract

Adoption Council , they need a cross-functional team (the Enterprise 2.0 connected ‘culture of collaboration’. and Enterprise 2.0 here ).

The Evolution of Design Thinking

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The School of Design in London’s Royal College of Art has long been pushing the boundaries of industrial design. A design culture is nurturing.

The Blockchain and Open Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

It has the potential to revolutionize the finance industry and transform many aspects of the digital economy. . Let me explain.

Fred Wilson’s talk at LeWeb

Doc Searls

Transaction and communication costs were so high in the industrial era that these pyramids were the best way to organize work and run systems. No radio or music industry required. Creative industries like Kickstarter and VHX. In the larger world, Android is being adopted massively on cheap phones. Go listen. YouTube.

On the Complex Evolution toward Mobile Digital Payments

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Same with the payments community : “Well, hello Apple, and welcome to the payments industry. Engage actively on the regulatory agenda.

Are Smart Cities Empty Hype?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In discussing the nature of smart cities platforms, Siegele asked whether I thought that cities would adopt proprietary platforms.

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A Kind of Digital “Perfect Storm”

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Mobile is furthest along while cloud adoption is taking off. Staying ahead of this wave is a challenge, even for the industry’s giants.” .

The Vital Role of Research in Preserving the American Dream

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Following World War II, government funded roughly two thirds of all R&D, while industry funded one third. It has now fallen to 10th place.

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Industry leaders are often blindsided by such innovations, because their attention is focused on their existing products and customers. “No No company or industry is immune.” . I recently read a very interesting article, - Big-Bang Disruption. Big-bang disruptions are often unplanned and unintentional.

The Evolution toward a Global Digital Money Ecosystem

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Innovation in payments is a long journey from idea to ignition and adoption given the complexities associated with igniting innovation in payments.

Can Innovation Continue to Drive Long-Term Economic Growth?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Complex Systems Economic Issues Innovation Management and Leadership Political Issues Society and Culture Technology and Strategyin China.

Realizing the Potential of the Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A few weeks ago I attended the 12th annual Brookings Blum Roundtable on Global Poverty. and, what are the major risks posed by the digital economy? .

The Global Business Environment: Success or Struggle?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A few weeks ago I wrote about one of them, The burdens of the past , which dealt with the growing gap between individuals and institutions in their adoption of knowledge-sharing technologies. Advances in technology are eroding the prevailing business models in industry after industry, - including IT, media, retail and banking.

Bigger is Not Necessarily Better in Our Information-Rich Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

T]he underlying story of Airbnb, information and the major hotels will get replayed in lots of industries in the next few years,” writes Maney.

Hurricane Sandy: a 21st Century Wake-Up Call?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Complex Systems Economic Issues Innovation Management and Leadership Political Issues Smart Systems Society and Culture Technology and Strategy

Learning is the Work

Beth Kanter

Dave Gray : Dave Gray is a guru on the topics of design, innovation, culture and change. Learning Organizational Culture Organization.

A Great Stagnation or a New Golden Age of Innovation?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

According to Perez , over the past couple of centuries we have had such a technology-based economic and societal revolution every 40 - 60 years, starting with the Industrial Revolution in 1771, which was characterized by the emergence of machines, factories and canals. They led to the formation of many new industries, factories and jobs.

SXSW 2013 – Are You A Social Media Nonprofit Manager Looking for Your Peers? #npsmpeer

Beth Kanter

This year SXSW is offered something new: workshops on a wide range of topics from some of the top people in their industry. npsmpeer.

The Continuing Evolution of the Internet

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Then in the 1980s a small set of Internet e-mail protocols were adopted, - e.g., SMTP , MIME , POP , IMAP , - as well as a common format for e-mail addresses , - username@domain. They actually have come to reflect the very culture of the Internet, a culture that puts a premium on collaborative innovation.

A Data Science Approach to Organizational Health

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Advances in technology are eroding the prevailing business models in industry after industry.

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Some Thoughts on the Affordable Care Act

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

My friend and former IBM colleague John Patrick posted a very good entry in his blog on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) , aka Obamacare. This C.E.O.

Why Do Firms Exist?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

When processes have been effective for a long time, people follow them without thinking and over time they become part of the culture of the organization. Value shape the culture of the organization, defining what it does as well as the boundaries beyond which it will generally not go. Why isn’t everything done by the market?’”

Small thoughts, loosely joined

Harold Jarche

New disciplines, like personal knowledge mastery, based on seeking, sense-making, and sharing have to be adopted. Complexity