The top 10 opportunity costs for single source content strategy
JUNE 13, 2014
What is opportunity cost? We compare items, adjusting for cost, value and relevance. This is one symptom of a high opportunity cost.
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?
Learning and Performance Support Systems
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
DECEMBER 4, 2013
What follows is a version of the case we presented to NRC senior executive in order to have this program approved.
Design Principles for Complex, Unpredictable, People Oriented Systems
APRIL 13, 2012
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.
Managing Multiple Learning Managment Systems - The High Cost of Choice
JUNE 25, 2013
However, when courses are sent to a learning management system, content owners have no idea if the LMS is enforcing the agreed upon rules.
The Evolution of the Internet of Very Smart Things
OCTOBER 15, 2014
The cost of connectivity. Even as revenues fail to meet expectations, costs are prohibitively high. Not future-proof.
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 Internet, Blockchain, and the Evolution of Foundational Innovations
JANUARY 17, 2017
Contracts, transactions, and the records of them are among the defining structures in our economic, legal, and political systems.
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 Transformative Power of Cloud Computing
DECEMBER 12, 2016
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.
On Saving the American Health System: Dr. Donald Berwick's.
DECEMBER 19, 2011
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.
Is Design Thinking the “New Liberal Arts”?
OCTOBER 31, 2016
Complex Systems Education and Talent Innovation Management and Leadership Society and Culture Technology and StrategyLet me explain.
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.” .
Reflections on Storytelling
APRIL 17, 2013
Complex Systems Education and Talent Innovation Management and Leadership Smart Systems Society and Culture Technology and Strategy
The Fourth Industrial Revolution
FEBRUARY 23, 2016
Systems impact : “The breadth and depth of these changes herald the transformation of entire systems of production, management, and governance.”.
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.
The Continuing Evolution of Service Science
JULY 19, 2016
Analytics and Data Science. High quality and competitive costs are the key objectives of good products. This has all been changing.
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
The Evolving Automotive Ecosystem
MARCH 31, 2015
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”
SEPTEMBER 4, 2013
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?
AUGUST 4, 2015
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.
Leadership and Rational Thinking
SEPTEMBER 29, 2011
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?
MAY 19, 2015
Complex Systems Economic Issues Innovation Management and Leadership Technology and StrategyLet me share some of my thoughts on these questions.
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?
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
Becoming a Digital Business: Progress and Obstacles
AUGUST 28, 2013
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
FEBRUARY 10, 2012
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.
The Changing Nature of Globalization in Our Hyperconnected, Knowledge-Intensive Economy
JUNE 18, 2014
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.
Big Data Takes Center Stage
JULY 3, 2013
When collecting data was costly and processing it was difficult and time consuming, the sample was a savior.
Social Business in the Age of the Customer
OCTOBER 18, 2012
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.
Reflections on the Evolving Role of the CIO
MARCH 29, 2012
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.
Is a College Education Still Worth It?
JUNE 11, 2014
Over the long run, college is cheaper than free,” remarks Leonhardt. “Not going to college will cost you about half a million dollars.”
New York City Halts Teacher Bonus Program: Another Blow to.
JULY 18, 2011
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.
JANUARY 8, 2014
Human systems are complex. Not only does that neatly pass the buck it also creates a justification for more regulation. – Y. complexity
Why Innovation is Critical to Help Governments Adjust to the Realities of the 21st Century?
OCTOBER 3, 2012
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.”.
I Learned A Lot At My First-Ever F Up Nights
FEBRUARY 15, 2016
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.
The Science of Information-based Predictions
DECEMBER 12, 2012
This enable the system to assign a probability to different career trajectories for the player being evaluated. . Wizard, indeed.” .
The future of higher education and other imponderables
JUNE 16, 2012
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?
MAY 16, 2014
In short, learning and development organizations and departments are suffering from an analytics crisis. And this is a high-stakes issue.
Design Elements in a Personal Learning Environment
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
MARCH 4, 2015
In this paper I would like to address the core design elements in the development of a personal learning architecture being developed in the National Research Council''s Learning and Performance Support Systems program. It is an issue that costs Canadian industry billions of dollars a year while thousands of Canadians remain unemployed.