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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? 

Using network perspectives to visualize changing culture and meaning

Ross Dawson

earlier shared one of his presentations in a post on how the culture of luxury is changing. Culture Networks (SXSW 2012).

Johns Hopkins Academic Freedom Statement - An Analytical Representation

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Example: speech on academic, political, or cultural matters, even when deemed offensive to some, is not alone grounds for sanctions against any member of the university community Questions : who does this force apply to? Jurisdiction: (not limited by) contact with countries and cultures. cite the full text below. students, visitors)?

Narratives of culture: the score

Dave Snowden

This is going to be a little out of sequence, but I want to come to how we gather narrative for the new culture scans in future posts.

Social Media Measurement and Learning Analytics: How Do I Love Thee, Let Me Count the Ways

Beth Kanter

Learning Analytics. I Love Social Media Measurement. View more presentations from Beth Kanter. These are: 1. Bonus:  Spreadsheet Appreciation.

Anticipating the Future of the IT Industry

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

These early analytics applications dealt mostly with structured information.  Data Centers → Cloud. Data Analysis → Data Science, Cognitive, AI.

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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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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Big Data, Learner Analytics and Reflections on Student Success, Redux

Ellen Wagner

quick search of Google Trends shows that references to Big Data started to appear in web references, literature, and popular press back in 2007, after Tom Davenport and Jeanne Harris published their book  Competing on Analytics: The New Science of Winning  (Harvard Business Review, 2007). Learner Analytics. It Begins With Big Data.

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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As Big Data and AI Take Hold, What Will It Take to Be an Effective Executive?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Big data , powerful analytics and AI are everywhere.  What can executives do to create such a culture

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The #OEB14 Debate: Is Data Corrupting Education?

Ellen Wagner

Our current fascination seems to be about data as a meme – an idea that spreads from person to person within a culture. Information is power.

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The Evolution of the Internet of Very Smart Things

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Most IoT business models also hinge on the use of analytics to sell user data or targeted advertising.  The cost of connectivity. 

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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. 

Imagination, Creativity and Related Subjects

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

This was the subject of the 2011 book co-authored by JSB: A New Culture of Learning: Cultivating the Imagination for a World of Constant Change. 

Docking Employee Pay to Improve Their Skills is Dubious if not Dumb

Dan Pontefract

Under this program, these employees will spend one day a week developing skills in key growth areas such as cloud, analytics, mobile and social.”

The Public Face of Science

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In its Summary of Findings, the report highlights four major results. There are large differences in their views across a host of issues.”.

Reflections on Storytelling

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Oral narratives were used by many ancient cultures as a way of passing along their traditions, beliefs and learning from generation to generation. 

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Skills and Jobs in the Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Complex Systems Data Science and Big Data Economic Issues Innovation Political Issues Smart Systems Society and Culture Technology and Strategy

Technology, Marketing and Storytelling

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Oral narratives were used by many ancient cultures as a way of passing along their traditions, beliefs and learning from generation to generation. 

The Digitization of the Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Complex Systems Economic Issues Education and Talent Innovation Management and Leadership Political Issues Smart Systems Society and Culture

Understanding the Workings of Our Minds

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

However, due to their huge stores of data and powerful analytics, the machines can provide System 2-like results.     .

The Era of Cognitive Computing

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The machines will be more rational and analytic - and, of course, possess encyclopedic memories and tremendous computational abilities. 

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

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

What worries me about the future of Silicon Valley, is [its] one-dimensionality, that it’s not a Renaissance culture… It’s an engineering culture that believes that it’s revolutionary, but it’s actually not that revolutionary.  I recently read The Next Wave: A Conversation with John Markoff in Edge.org.  But, the progress is uneven. 

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Data Science - the Emergence of a New Discipline

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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

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Reflections on Big Data, Data Science and Related Subjects

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Complex Systems Economic Issues Education and Talent Innovation Management and Leadership Political Issues Smart Systems Society and Culture

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Data-Driven Decision Making: Promises and Limits

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Looking deeper at data-driven decision making, it’s important to understand not only the promise but also the limits. 

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Cognitive Systems and Big-Data-driven Applications

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

There are many additional factors, including whether the culture of the acquired company will mesh with IBM’s culture

Traditional Data Analysis and Data Science

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I recently participated in an industry panel on Redefining BI & Analytics in the Cloud at a conference in New York. 

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Big Data, Complex Systems and Quantum Mechanics

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Big data is a foundational element in IT’s quartet of Next Big Things : Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud.  But things started to change in the 1990s when AI switched paradigms and embraced data mining and information analytics , the precursors of today’s big data.  Big Data is one of the hottest topics out there.  Let me explain.  .

Reflections on the Education of Applied Data Scientists

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Data Science and Big Data Economic Issues Education and Talent Innovation Management and Leadership Society and Culture Technology and Strategy

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A Kind of Digital “Perfect Storm”

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Our human nature and organizational cultures have not changed all that much in the intervening millennia. IBM barely survived. .

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

George Siemens

The theme of the event was on open source culture and whether the promises of open source have been oversold. Openness in response to change.

Social Business in the Age of the Customer

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Many businesses have set up social technologies in their organizations, yet few have truly made the technical, cultural, and process changes necessary to reap the full opportunities and benefits of these tools or the vast amounts of data they capture.  Many companies are still struggling with this major cultural transition. 

Is a College Education Still Worth It?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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

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. 

practice, creativity, and insight

Harold Jarche

“The machine versus human debate has actually divided big data analytics experts into two camps. call these Friday’s Finds.

The Science of Cities

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Big data , sophisticated analytics , and powerful supercomputers are among the most exciting new research capabilities for understanding, designing and operating complex sociotechnical systems.  . CUSP is focused on the grand technical, intellectual, engineering, academic, and human challenges posed by a rapidly urbanizing world.