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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.

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

More specifically, they needed to learn how to approach problems from many perspectives and to combine various approaches to find innovative solutions.”. Business and business schools are supposed to be all about applying hard, that is, quantitative, analytical approaches to management.  This is where we enter the world of design.  .

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Learning and Performance Support Systems

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Expansion internationally is difficult without a clear innovation advantage.

White House: Innovation in Higher Education

George Siemens

The invitation was somewhat cryptic, but basically stated that the focus on the meeting was on quality and innovation. This invite was then followed a week later with a link to a post by Ted Mitchell, Undersecretary of Education, on Innovation and Quality in Higher Education , to help prepare for the conversation. It’s their job.

Becoming a Data-Driven Business: Challenges and Opportunities

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

It’s very hard to anticipate the consequences of disruptive innovations. In short, these systems are trained rather than programmed.”.

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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:  .

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The Transformative Power of Cloud Computing

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Application innovation.   In addition, cloud has helped its users become more agile and innovative. IT-as-a-Service.

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The (Uneven) Digitization of the US Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Are they still a strategic value to business?   Can digital innovation drive long term economic growth? Take advantage of new innovation models.

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The Evolution of the Internet of Very Smart Things

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The notion of IoT solutions built as centralized systems with trusted partners is now something of a fantasy.”  . The cost of connectivity. 

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Blockchain Can Reshape Financial Services… But it Will Take Significant Time and Investment

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Today, multiple technologies poised to drive the next wave of financial services innovation are converging in maturity.”   DLT is one such technology.

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.

The Continuing, Transformative Impact of IT

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Disruptive innovations take time to play out. Its potential for driving business innovation remains untapped. There are few surprises. 

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Learning to Apply Data Science to Business Problems

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Complex Systems Data Science and Big Data Economic Issues Education and Talent Innovation Management and Leadership Technology and Strategy

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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.

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Reflections on Storytelling

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Transmedia storytelling is one of the major area being pursued at the Annenberg Innovation Lab.  Storytelling predates writing. 

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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 New Era of Smart, Connected Products

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Should the company pursue an open or closed system?; . Everything that we formerly electrified we will now cognitize,” he said. 

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The Continuing Evolution of Service Science

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

This blind spot threatens to hinder the development of effective innovation policies and the development of new business models and practices…”.

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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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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.  Mid-skill jobs have been particularly threatened.  The authors offer a novel metaphor. 

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The Rise of the T-Shaped Organization

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Collaboration , - both within their own boundaries and beyond, - is indispensable for innovation.  They don’t get respect from the group.”.

Skills and Jobs in the Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Equipment : Equipment Maintenance, Installation, Operation Monitoring, Repairing, Systems analysis, Troubleshooting, …. million people. 

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 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. 

Can AI Help Translate Technological Advances into Strategic Advantage?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The authors concluded that innovation involves two fundamental processes: analysis and interpretation.

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The Digitization of the Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

They wrote about the profound transformations brought about by ever more advanced technologies and innovations

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The Evolving Automotive Ecosystem

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

How can today’s auto companies stay relevant and capitalize on these many digital innovations?  Autonomous vehicles are only part of the story. 

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What Will Life Be Like in an AI Future?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Complex Systems Data Science and Big Data Innovation Political Issues Smart Systems Supercomputing Technology and Strategy

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How Will AI Likely Impact How We Work, Live and Play?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Public safety and security.   “One of the more successful uses of AI analytics is in detecting white collar crime, such as credit card fraud.

The Era of Cognitive Computing

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

And, beyond these word-oriented search engines, statistical, information-based systems are being extended in a number of directions.  . players. 

Why Do We Need Data Science when We’ve Had Statistics for Centuries?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Aligning government with 21st century economic realities will require innovations at least as disruptive and profound as those embraced by the private sector. Again and again, new capabilities have simultaneously reduced costs and sparked innovation.”. Government has lagged the private sector.  These are extremely hard questions. 

A Kind of Digital “Perfect Storm”

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Each company is different, as are its reactions to major disruptive innovations.  Cloud is a classic disruptive innovation

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Understanding the Workings of Our Minds

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The book’s central thesis is that our mind is composed of two very different systems of thinking, which Kahneman calls System 1 and System 2. 

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An innovative workshop on radical management

Steve Denning

In these three days ( March 19-21 in Washington DC ), you will discover how to use radical management to thrive in the 21 st Century creative economy and the world of continuous innovation. have you ever wondered why your great innovations and improved ways of doing things don’t seem to have any lasting traction? Then just imagine.

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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Innovation in an Age of Austerity

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

On December 7 I participated in an Innovation Summit sponsored by the UK Innovation Research Centre (UK-IRC) at the University of Cambridge.  She has written extensively on the world of work, including employability, career reinvention and the new innovation economy.  These include leadership, investments and policies. Louis $.9

Two-Speed IT Architectures

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Align technology and production systems with business goals.  . Reliance on legacy enterprise resource planning systems.

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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