The Fourth Industrial Revolution
FEBRUARY 23, 2016
Dr. Schwab positions the Fourth Industrial Revolution within the historical context of three previous industrial revolutions.
The Competitive Value of Data: From Analytics to Machine Learning
JANUARY 31, 2017
Such competitive concerns have long applied to hardware and software platforms in the IT industry. Business analytics predates the big data era.
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. It’s been quite an incredible journey.
Becoming a Data-Driven Business: Challenges and Opportunities
DECEMBER 19, 2016
Big data ,- including analytics , data science , artificial intelligence and related information-based technologies - are now everywhere. “Is
Is Design Thinking the “New Liberal Arts”?
OCTOBER 31, 2016
The School of Design in London’s Royal College of Art has long been expanding the boundaries of industrial design. Let me explain.
The Rise of the T-Shaped Organization
DECEMBER 15, 2015
Five such attributes were identified in the study: adaptability, cultural competence, 360-degree thinking, intellectual curiosity, and empathy.
Blockchain Can Reshape Financial Services… But it Will Take Significant Time and Investment
SEPTEMBER 19, 2016
The future of financial infrastructure report is based on a year long study involving industry leaders, regulators and other subject matter experts.
The (Uneven) Digitization of the US Economy
JANUARY 19, 2016
The Index is then used to quantify the extent of digitization in 22 industry sectors. Are they still a strategic value to business?
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
But, how transformative will blockchain turn out to be? How long is the transformation likely to take? They guide managerial and social action.
The Evolution of the Internet of Very Smart Things
OCTOBER 15, 2014
Fog or Edge computing might well become a new computing model , the 4th such model in the IT industry’s 60 year history. Not future-proof.
Reflections on Storytelling
APRIL 17, 2013
Oral narratives were used by many ancient cultures as a way of passing along their traditions, beliefs and learning from generation to generation.
As Big Data and AI Take Hold, What Will It Take to Be an Effective Executive?
JANUARY 21, 2015
Big data , powerful analytics and AI are everywhere. What can executives do to create such a culture? The authors offer a novel metaphor.
The Digitization of the Economy
JANUARY 30, 2013
Over time, these same disruptive technologies and innovations led to the transformation of the economy and the creation of new industries and new jobs.
How Will AI Likely Impact How We Work, Live and Play?
DECEMBER 5, 2016
Public safety and security. “One of the more successful uses of AI analytics is in detecting white collar crime, such as credit card fraud.
Skills and Jobs in the Digital Economy
JANUARY 27, 2015
This was the case for much of the Industrial Revolution, as is the case today. “The or 17.4 million people.
The Era of Cognitive Computing
JUNE 26, 2013
The Industrial Revolution led to dramatic improvements in productivity and standard of living over the past two hundred years. players.
New Tools Beget Revolutions: Big Data and the 21st Century Information-based Society
MAY 29, 2013
Smart leaders across industries will see using big data for what it is: a management revolution.” . That’s a remarkable change.
A Kind of Digital “Perfect Storm”
SEPTEMBER 4, 2013
Our human nature and organizational cultures have not changed all that much in the intervening millennia. IBM barely survived. .
The Public Face of Science
MAY 9, 2016
Similarly, 51% consider US medical treatments in the top tier compared to other industrialized countries, while 64% of scientists do so.
Reflections on the Education of Applied Data Scientists
SEPTEMBER 11, 2013
Given my industry background and past teaching experiences , I will be personally involved in this last area of specialization. .
Could the End of Moore’s Law Be Near? If so, What’s Next?
AUGUST 4, 2015
I can personally attest to his deep understanding of technology and the IT industry, given the many discussions we’ve had over the years. . I started thinking about this question several years ago, and the metaphor that came to mind was that the IT industry is entering its Cambrian phase. . I see evidence of that slowdown everywhere.
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
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.
Cognitive Systems and Big-Data-driven Applications
OCTOBER 23, 2013
Such work is underway in a wide variety of industries. Watson Research Center. Challenge against the two best human Jeopardy!
The Co-Evolution of Humans and our Tools
MARCH 3, 2011
Machine tools occasioned a surge in producing new tools in the industrial revolution. Modern human behavior is closely associated with the origin of language, the accumulation of knowledge, skills and culture, and the ability to process vast amounts of information. Brains and intelligence distinguish humans from all other animals.
Leadership and Rational Thinking
SEPTEMBER 29, 2011
and industries. This is an acute issue for the tech industry - but it actually applies in any field, from commerce to public services.” “But Leverage analytical thinking and tools, embrace collaboration to address highly complex problems, and have a strategic vision to serve as a compass into the future. players. and nations.
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.
The role of informal social networks in building organizational creativity and innovation
AUGUST 8, 2011
Evaluate your culture, structures and organizational climate for creativity. However this is often difficult in large, complex organizations.
The 20th Anniversary of Linux
AUGUST 24, 2011
In mid-August I traveled to Vancouver to attend LinuxCon , the industry’s premier Linux conference. Most of the keynotes reflected on the impact of Linux on the computer industry and on society in general. It was a wonderful celebration of the profound impact they have made on the IT industry and society. Why is that?
IBM’s Trip to Become A Socially Integrated Enterprise
AUGUST 9, 2011
That’s an important aspect of the role predictive analytics will play as social analytics evolve. Are we there yet? SIE ).
Why Innovation is Critical to Help Governments Adjust to the Realities of the 21st Century?
OCTOBER 3, 2012
We have seen this repeatedly over the past several decades in our own industry, and in the impact of new technology models across our economy and society. These include the consolidation of IT infrastructures, cloud-based shared services, advanced analytics and electronic self-service. . Government has lagged the private sector.
The Evolving Automotive Ecosystem
MARCH 31, 2015
Much as was once the case with electrification, digitization is now transforming industry after industry. Time will tell. .
The New Era of Smart, Connected Products
NOVEMBER 26, 2014
These new types of products alter industry structure and the nature of competition, exposing companies to new competitive opportunities and threats.
Embracing Disruptive Change - Why Is it So Difficult?
MAY 19, 2015
It has a talented work force to keep at the leading edge, a corporate culture to nurture, and a reputable brand to protect. Cultural Limits.
Innovation in an Age of Austerity
DECEMBER 16, 2010
A similar point was made later in the day by Mary Walshok , who gave a talk on Unraveling the Cultural and Social dynamics of Regional Innovation Systems. We must factor in local cultural dynamics that promote or discourage innovation, which are much more difficult to quantify. He raised a number of critical questions. deals, and St.
Becoming a Digital Business: Progress and Obstacles
AUGUST 28, 2013
Big data and advanced analytics is another digital business trend that has made significant progress in the past year. This is not surprising.
Current Business Forecast: Cloudy
AUGUST 31, 2011
Silicon Valley’s largest venture capital firms are raising their stakes in so-called enterprise companies, which provide software, analytics and other services to business customers. The technological and cultural gap between the giants and the start-ups is vast. As Evelyn Rusli writes. Where do you think the cloud is headed?
Can AI Help Translate Technological Advances into Strategic Advantage?
MAY 17, 2016
It wasn’t all that long ago that we were wowed by Watson , Siri , and self-driving cars. Clarke. Digital technologies are all around us.
Why Do We Need Data Science when We’ve Had Statistics for Centuries?
APRIL 30, 2014
Finally, beyond access to the appropriate skills, are there cultural and management implications in embracing data science in the business world?