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Understanding complexity

Harold Jarche

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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

George Siemens

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

George Siemens

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

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. At B-School? This is where we enter the world of design. .

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The Science of Complex Systems

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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

George Siemens

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Big data ,- including analytics , data science , artificial intelligence and related information-based technologies - are now everywhere. “Is

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Learning to Apply Data Science to Business Problems

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

This past semester I was involved in an interesting course at MIT’s Sloan School of Management , - Analytics Labs (A-Lab).

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Is Design Thinking the “New Liberal Arts”?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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

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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Blockchain Can Reshape Financial Services… But it Will Take Significant Time and Investment

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Others include biometrics, cloud computing, cognitive computing, machine learning and predictive analytics. DLT is not a panacea.

Complexity and Design in Warfare

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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.

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The Evolution of the Internet of Very Smart Things

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

These factors eventually led to significantly increased management complexities and costs. The total number of users is now into the billions.

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Reflections on Storytelling

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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.

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The Internet, Blockchain, and the Evolution of Foundational Innovations

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Digital technologies are all around us, - increasingly ubiquitous and commoditized. But, are they a major source of competitive differentiation ?

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Anticipating the Future of the IT Industry

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Complex Systems Data Science and Big Data Education and Talent Innovation Management and Leadership Technology and Strategy

The Growing Value of Social Skills

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Interest in AI declined until the field was reborn in the 1990s by embracing an engineering-based data-intensive, analytics paradigm.

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Can it help us understand our incredible complex economies and societies? . We call this the era of cognitive computing.”. players.

Two-Speed IT Architectures

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

They tend to be complex, and unstructured because of the uncertainty and risks that generally accompany longer term decisions.

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Data Science - the Emergence of a New Discipline

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Data science goes beyond the use of data mining, business analytics and statistical analysis to look for patterns in large data sets.

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The Evolving Automotive Ecosystem

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

It will be complex, develop hitherto unforeseen forms, and will have to respond to unforeseen challenges. That’s a remarkable change.

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Becoming a Digital Business: Progress and Obstacles

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

What goes on in our minds when we are making decisions , from the simplest to the most complex? . Our free will is bounded.