JANUARY 8, 2014
Human systems are complex. The increasing collective complexity also is manifest in the increasing specialization and diversity of professions.
The Competitive Value of Data: From Analytics to Machine Learning
JANUARY 31, 2017
Business analytics predates the big data era. Such competitive concerns have long applied to hardware and software platforms in the IT industry.
Open Learning Analytics: A proposal
DECEMBER 10, 2011
Learning analytics are increasingly relevant, and prominent, in education. In education, everything is becoming “data” and “analytics”).
Open Symposium: Policy and Strategy for Learning Analytics Deployment
OCTOBER 3, 2013
We ( SoLAR ) are organizing an online symposium on Policy and Strategy for Learning Analytics Deployment. Educational data is complex.
Design Principles for Complex, Unpredictable, People Oriented Systems
APRIL 13, 2012
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. At B-School? This is where we enter the world of design. .
The Science of Complex Systems
JULY 9, 2011
When I look back over my long, relatively eclectic career, complex systems have been a common theme in all the activities I’ve been involved in. It started in the 1960s, when I was an undergraduate and graduate student at the University of Chicago majoring in physics, - the study of complex natural systems. Let me explain. Amazing.
The Complex Transition to the Age of the Cloud
APRIL 6, 2012
While the skeptics’ concerns, - security, reliability, privacy, costs and others, - are quite real, the hardest part of implementing cloud strategies has little to do with technology. Cloud computing is a highly complex initiative - at the technical, business and organizational levels. Where are we now, almost four years later?
Reflecting on Learning Analytics and SoLAR
APRIL 28, 2016
The Learning Analytics and Knowledge conference (LAK16) is happening this week in Edinburgh. I have great hope for the learning analytics field as one that will provide significant research for learning and help us move past naive quantitative and qualitative assessments of research and knowledge. Academics are complex people.
Becoming a Data-Driven Business: Challenges and Opportunities
DECEMBER 19, 2016
Big data ,- including analytics , data science , artificial intelligence and related information-based technologies - are now everywhere. “Is
Learning to Apply Data Science to Business Problems
DECEMBER 29, 2015
This past semester I was involved in an interesting course at MIT’s Sloan School of Management , - Analytics Labs (A-Lab).
Is Design Thinking the “New Liberal Arts”?
OCTOBER 31, 2016
It’s “a framework for thinking about complex, multidisciplinary problems that applies to just about anything. Let me explain.
The Rise of the T-Shaped Organization
DECEMBER 15, 2015
It’s not so easy to be good at both operations and strategy because they require fairly different talents and cultures.
Digital Twin: Bringing the Physical and Digital Worlds Closer Together
NOVEMBER 28, 2016
GE is closely identified with Digital Twin, - not surprisingly given the central role played by the Industrial IoT in the company’s overall strategy.
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.” .
Blockchain Can Reshape Financial Services… But it Will Take Significant Time and Investment
SEPTEMBER 19, 2016
Others include biometrics, cloud computing, cognitive computing, machine learning and predictive analytics. DLT is not a panacea.
Complexity and Design in Warfare
MARCH 18, 2011
The workshop explored how design-oriented approaches can help us better understand and deal with the very complex problems we are increasingly encountering in all aspects of business, economies, government, public policy, military operations and society in general. A significant goal of CACD is a shared understanding of complex problems.
Can AI Help Translate Technological Advances into Strategic Advantage?
MAY 17, 2016
Go is a very complex game, for which there are more possible board positions than there are particles in the universe. Clarke.
The Continuing, Transformative Impact of IT
JUNE 12, 2013
The social matrix, the Internet of all things, big data and advanced analytics, and realizing anything as a services are the report’s top four trends.
The Evolution of the Internet of Very Smart Things
OCTOBER 15, 2014
These factors eventually led to significantly increased management complexities and costs. The total number of users is now into the billions.
Reflections on Storytelling
APRIL 17, 2013
As a concrete example, let me share my experiences with the development of IBM’s Internet and e-business strategy in the mid-late 1990s.
The Internet, Blockchain, and the Evolution of Foundational Innovations
JANUARY 17, 2017
But, how transformative will blockchain turn out to be? How long is the transformation likely to take? They guide managerial and social action.
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 ?
Anticipating the Future of the IT Industry
MARCH 22, 2016
How can we best anticipate the future of a complex, fast changing industry like IT? Data Centers → Cloud. It’s been quite an incredible journey.
Why Do We Need Data Science when We’ve Had Statistics for Centuries?
APRIL 30, 2014
Complex Systems Data Science and Big Data Education and Talent Innovation Management and Leadership Technology and Strategy
The Growing Value of Social Skills
NOVEMBER 24, 2015
I recently read a very interesting paper, The Growing Importance of Social Skills in the Labor Market , by Harvard professor David Deming.
Skills and Jobs in the Digital Economy
JANUARY 27, 2015
Cognitive: Complex problem solving, Critical thinking, Deductive reasoning, Oral comprehension, Speed of Closure, Written expression, …. or 17.4
What Will Life Be Like in an AI Future?
MARCH 3, 2015
Interest in AI declined until the field was reborn in the 1990s by embracing an engineering-based data-intensive, analytics paradigm.
How Will AI Likely Impact How We Work, Live and Play?
DECEMBER 5, 2016
Public safety and security. “One of the more successful uses of AI analytics is in detecting white collar crime, such as credit card fraud.
The New Era of Smart, Connected Products
NOVEMBER 26, 2014
This new wave of IT-based innovation, - the third such wave in the past 50 years, - is once more having a major impact on competition and strategy.
The Continuing Evolution of Service Science
JULY 19, 2016
Analytics and Data Science. Yet, they account for the bulk of the growing complexity in our daily lives. This has all been changing.
A Useful Framework for Analyzing the Impact of Technology on Jobs
SEPTEMBER 9, 2014
Complex Systems Data Science and Big Data Economic Issues Education and Talent Innovation Political Issues Society and Culture Technology and Strateg
Embracing Disruptive Change - Why Is it So Difficult?
MAY 19, 2015
Is it that in spite of all their strategy efforts, their management is unable to anticipate the changes and is caught by surprise?
The Era of Cognitive Computing
JUNE 26, 2013
Can it help us understand our incredible complex economies and societies? . We call this the era of cognitive computing.”. players.
Two-Speed IT Architectures
NOVEMBER 9, 2015
Complex Systems Economic Issues Education and Talent Innovation Management and Leadership Technology and StrategyDon’t be afraid to fail.
Data-Driven Decision Making: Promises and Limits
SEPTEMBER 25, 2013
They tend to be complex, and unstructured because of the uncertainty and risks that generally accompany longer term decisions.
Data Science - the Emergence of a New Discipline
APRIL 10, 2013
Data science goes beyond the use of data mining, business analytics and statistical analysis to look for patterns in large data sets.
The Evolving Automotive Ecosystem
MARCH 31, 2015
Others are not quite so sure due to the highly complex technical and societal issue that remain to be worked out. Time will tell. .
New Tools Beget Revolutions: Big Data and the 21st Century Information-based Society
MAY 29, 2013
It will be complex, develop hitherto unforeseen forms, and will have to respond to unforeseen challenges. That’s a remarkable change.
Becoming a Digital Business: Progress and Obstacles
AUGUST 28, 2013
Organizational alignment and leadership are the critical factors in the success or failure of their digital strategies. Manage expectations.
Understanding the Workings of Our Minds
NOVEMBER 13, 2013
What goes on in our minds when we are making decisions , from the simplest to the most complex? . Our free will is bounded.