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The Competitive Value of Data: From Analytics to Machine Learning

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

More recently, the European Commission has accused Google of unfair competition based on its Android mobile operating system.

The top 10 opportunity costs for single source content strategy


What is opportunity cost? We compare items, adjusting for cost, value and relevance. This is one symptom of a high opportunity cost.

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Learning and Performance Support Systems

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

What follows is a version of the case we presented to NRC senior executive in order to have this program approved.

The Promise and Challenges of Health Analytics

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

On February 24 I attended a workshop in MIT on the Future of Health Analytics.  What are phenotypes?  How can that be? 

Design Principles for Complex, Unpredictable, People Oriented Systems

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Business and business schools are supposed to be all about applying hard, that is, quantitative, analytical approaches to management.  Analytical approaches work well when you have a pretty good understanding of the product you are developing or when you are dealing with a well defined problem.  This is easier said than done. 

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Digital Twin: Bringing the Physical and Digital Worlds Closer Together

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The McKinsey report identified the applications areas where IoT solutions will have the biggest impact. These include:  .

The Evolution of the Internet of Very Smart Things

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The cost of connectivity.  Even as revenues fail to meet expectations, costs are prohibitively high.  Not future-proof. 

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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 Transformative Power of Cloud Computing

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Given that I’ve closely followed cloud computing over the years, the state of cloud was one of the main topics we discussed. IT-as-a-Service.

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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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On Saving the American Health System: Dr. Donald Berwick's.

Bob Sutton

Financial Times: The Cost of Hidden Bias at Work. The Observer | Business | You could be a genius - if only you had a good system. Davenport: Competing on Analytics: The New Science of Winning. Main. | 11 Books Every Leader Should Read » On Saving the American Health System: Dr. Donald Berwicks Farewell Speech.

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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Is Design Thinking the “New Liberal Arts”?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Complex Systems Education and Talent Innovation Management and Leadership Society and Culture Technology and StrategyLet me explain.

Reflections on Storytelling

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Complex Systems Education and Talent Innovation Management and Leadership Smart Systems Society and Culture Technology and Strategy

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The Fourth Industrial Revolution

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Systems impact : “The breadth and depth of these changes herald the transformation of entire systems of production, management, and governance.”.

The Internet, Blockchain, and the Evolution of Foundational Innovations

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Contracts, transactions, and the records of them are among the defining structures in our economic, legal, and political systems.

New Tools Beget Revolutions: Big Data and the 21st Century Information-based Society

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

On May 22 I attended the 2013 MIT Sloan CIO Symposium.  All while the windows of opportunity and response will continue to shrink. 

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The Rise of the T-Shaped Organization

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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

The Continuing Evolution of Service Science

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Analytics and Data Science. High quality and competitive costs are the key objectives of good products.  This has all been changing.

The Evolving Automotive Ecosystem

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Autonomous vehicles are only part of the story.  Self-driving cars have commanded our attention in the last few years.  Time will tell.  .

A Kind of Digital “Perfect Storm”

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Soon, a new low-cost innovative business model begins to develop around the new technology, which the older companies have trouble competing against.

Could the End of Moore’s Law Be Near? If so, What’s Next?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

As a result of Moore’s Law, the costs of computing have been falling at an exponentially accelerating rate for almost five decades.  The belief system of Silicon Valley doesn’t take that into account.”.   If Moore’s Law is indeed at a plateau, some of the more dramatic technology projections may well not come to pass. 

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Leadership and Rational Thinking

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The two day THINK Forum brought together leaders from government, business and academia  to discuss the future of leadership from a number of angles, including the changing nature of the corporation, the importance of systems thinking, leading in times of deep structural changes and bringing science to leadership. players.  and industries.

Embracing Disruptive Change - Why Is it So Difficult?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Complex Systems Economic Issues Innovation Management and Leadership Technology and StrategyLet me share some of my thoughts on these questions.

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

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.  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? 

Becoming a Digital Business: Progress and Obstacles

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

For companies that prefer the former, digital channels are likely to be the most cost-effective way of reaching out to their clients. 

Openness: Why learners should know about, and influence, how decisions are made about their learning

George Siemens

Systems can be closed and blackboxed only once they are working well and the context in which they exist is stable. Move fast. Be bold. Be open.

Big Data Takes Center Stage

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

When collecting data was costly and processing it was difficult and time consuming, the sample was a savior. 

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Social Business in the Age of the Customer

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Why is it that many of the same companies that have successfully reengineered their processes, reduced their costs and increased their productivity over the past twenty years are having a tough time implementing social business strategies? What is the primary responsibility of a business?  its partners and customers. 

The Changing Nature of Globalization in Our Hyperconnected, Knowledge-Intensive Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In April, 2005, NY Times columnist Tom Friedman published The World is Flat: A Brief History of the Globalized World in the Twenty-first Century. 

Reflections on the Evolving Role of the CIO

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Today’s CIO, for example, has to deal with an IT infrastructure that not only includes the classic enterprise systems and networks, but also digital consumer technologies of all sorts, sensors used in all kinds of smart solutions, digital voice and video communications and on and on and on. Many opinions have been put forward. 

New York City Halts Teacher Bonus Program: Another Blow to.

Bob Sutton

Financial Times: The Cost of Hidden Bias at Work. The Observer | Business | You could be a genius - if only you had a good system. Davenport: Competing on Analytics: The New Science of Winning. The New York Time s reports that the school system has abandoned their teacher bonus system because it is ineffective.

Understanding complexity

Harold Jarche

Human systems are complex. Not only does that neatly pass the buck it also creates a justification for more regulation. – Y. complexity

Is a College Education Still Worth It?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Over the long run, college is cheaper than free,” remarks Leonhardt.  “Not going to college will cost you about half a million dollars.” 

I Learned A Lot At My First-Ever F Up Nights

Dan Pontefract

There was one word in a 50,000 word legal document between Neverblue Media and Vertrue that ended up costing Dunlop significant time, money and pain.

Why Innovation is Critical to Help Governments Adjust to the Realities of the 21st Century?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

For the past twenty years, companies have embraced digital technologies to significantly improve their productivity and reduce costs.  . Productivity and cost reductions have been key business objectives over the past twenty years.  Again and again, new capabilities have simultaneously reduced costs and sparked innovation.”.

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The future of higher education and other imponderables

George Siemens

As a result, they have not developed systemic capacity to function in a digital networked age. Education is a system. More on that later.

What is stopping companies from measuring learning: Skillsets, datasets, toolsets or mindsets?


In short, learning and development organizations and departments are suffering from an analytics crisis. And this is a high-stakes issue.

The Science of Information-based Predictions

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

This enable the system to assign a probability to different career trajectories for the player being evaluated.  . Wizard, indeed.”  .