JANUARY 8, 2014
Human systems are complex. The increasing collective complexity also is manifest in the increasing specialization and diversity of professions.
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. They generally involve a relatively linear set of steps.
The Promise and Challenges of Health Analytics
MARCH 17, 2015
On February 24 I attended a workshop in MIT on the Future of Health Analytics. What are phenotypes? How can that be?
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. It has mostly to do with governance, policies, and regulations, as well as with cultural and organizational issues. 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. Since I am missing LAK16, and feeling nostalgic, I want to share my reflections of how LAK and the Society for Learning Analytics Research (SoLAR) became the influential agencies that they now are in learning research. How we got started.
Learning to Apply Data Science to Business Problems
DECEMBER 29, 2015
Furthermore, data science is a highly complex discipline, a veritable mashup of several different fields.
The Rise of the T-Shaped Organization
DECEMBER 15, 2015
Complex Systems Economic Issues Education and Talent Innovation Management and Leadership Society and Culture Technology and Strategy
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. Analysis involves a relatively linear set of steps. Armed Forces. Designing.
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.” .
Can AI Help Translate Technological Advances into Strategic Advantage?
MAY 17, 2016
recent Harvard Business Review article, - Designing the Machines that Will Design Strategy , - takes these questions a few steps further.
The Evolution of the Internet of Very Smart Things
OCTOBER 15, 2014
Most IoT business models also hinge on the use of analytics to sell user data or targeted advertising. The cost of connectivity.
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 ?
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.
Reflections on Storytelling
APRIL 17, 2013
Complex Systems Education and Talent Innovation Management and Leadership Smart Systems Society and Culture Technology and Strategy
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.
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.
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
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, ….
The Continuing Evolution of Service Science
JULY 19, 2016
Analytics and Data Science. However, they’re neither easily visible nor well understood. This has all been changing. Cloud Computing.
What Will Life Be Like in an AI Future?
MARCH 3, 2015
The human brain may well be the most complex object in the universe. The complexity of the brain is simply awesome. What happens then?
The New Era of Smart, Connected Products
NOVEMBER 26, 2014
Product strategy : Which set of smart, connected product capabilities and features should the company pursue?; .
Embracing Disruptive Change - Why Is it So Difficult?
MAY 19, 2015
Complex Systems Economic Issues Innovation Management and Leadership Technology and StrategyCircling the Wagons. Management Challenges.
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
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.
The Era of Cognitive Computing
JUNE 26, 2013
Can it help us understand our incredible complex economies and societies? . What is it telling us about the environment we live in? players.
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. .
Data Science - the Emergence of a New Discipline
APRIL 10, 2013
Complex Systems Data Science and Big Data Education and Talent Innovation Management and Leadership Society and Culture Technology and Strategy
New Tools Beget Revolutions: Big Data and the 21st Century Information-based Society
MAY 29, 2013
On May 22 I attended the 2013 MIT Sloan CIO Symposium. All while the windows of opportunity and response will continue to shrink.
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? .
A Kind of Digital “Perfect Storm”
SEPTEMBER 4, 2013
Cloud Computing Complex Systems Data Science and Big Data Economic Issues Innovation Smart Systems Society and Culture Technology and Strategy
Growing Up in a Complex World
JUNE 18, 2010
The primary challenge emerging out of the CEO conversations was complexity - the fact that CEOs now operate in a world that is substantially more volatile, uncertain and complex. They grew up in a complex world. Sixty percent of CEOs viewed the new economic environment as significantly more complex than before.
Traditional Data Analysis and Data Science
MAY 15, 2013
I recently participated in an industry panel on Redefining BI & Analytics in the Cloud at a conference in New York.
Social Business in the Age of the Customer
OCTOBER 18, 2012
Social media is giving individuals unprecedented influence over business and governments, - causing Netflix to reverse its business strategy in October of 2011, and helping to topple governments in the Arab Spring. . In other words, it is no longer enough for graduates to excel in functional, analytical and technical areas.
Could the End of Moore’s Law Be Near? If so, What’s Next?
AUGUST 4, 2015
Evolution essentially took off in a different direction, leading to the development of all kinds of complex life forms. Innovation has now shifted to the creation of all kinds of digital life forms, and to the data-driven analytic algorithms and cognitive designs that infuse intelligence into these artificial life forms. .
Big Data Takes Center Stage
JULY 3, 2013
Complex Systems Data Science and Big Data Economic Issues Innovation Management and Leadership Technology and Strategy
Reflections on the Evolving Role of the CIO
MARCH 29, 2012
Growing complexity. Along with the many benefits of the IT revolution comes a significant increase in complexity. How should we best discuss something as complex as the evolving role of the CIO? CIOs must be key contributors to the overall company strategy. Many opinions have been put forward. IT is now everywhere.