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?
Design Principles for Complex, Unpredictable, People Oriented Systems
APRIL 13, 2012
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. .
White House: Innovation in Higher Education
AUGUST 3, 2015
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.
Learning and Performance Support Systems
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
DECEMBER 4, 2013
Expansion internationally is difficult without a clear innovation advantage.
Big Data, Complex Systems and Quantum Mechanics
DECEMBER 7, 2012
Big data is a foundational element in IT’s quartet of Next Big Things : Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud. Such is also the case with organizational and sociotechnical systems whose main components are people. players, is an example of such a system. Big Data is one of the hottest topics out there. Let me explain. .
The (Uneven) Digitization of the US Economy
JANUARY 19, 2016
Are they still a strategic value to business? Can digital innovation drive long term economic growth? Take advantage of new innovation models.
The Evolution of the Internet of Very Smart Things
OCTOBER 15, 2014
The notion of IoT solutions built as centralized systems with trusted partners is now something of a fantasy.” . The cost of connectivity.
Blockchain Can Reshape Financial Services… But it Will Take Significant Time and Investment
SEPTEMBER 19, 2016
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”?
OCTOBER 31, 2016
Complex Systems Education and Talent Innovation Management and Leadership Society and Culture Technology and StrategyLet me explain.
The Continuing, Transformative Impact of IT
JUNE 12, 2013
Disruptive innovations take time to play out. Its potential for driving business innovation remains untapped. There are few surprises.
Learning to Apply Data Science to Business Problems
DECEMBER 29, 2015
Complex Systems Data Science and Big Data Economic Issues Education and Talent Innovation Management and Leadership Technology and Strategy
Anticipating the Future of the IT Industry
MARCH 22, 2016
These early analytics applications dealt mostly with structured information. Data Centers → Cloud. Data Analysis → Data Science, Cognitive, AI.
The Continuing Evolution of Service Science
JULY 19, 2016
This blind spot threatens to hinder the development of effective innovation policies and the development of new business models and practices…”.
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.”.
Reflections on Storytelling
APRIL 17, 2013
Transmedia storytelling is one of the major area being pursued at the Annenberg Innovation Lab. Storytelling predates writing.
The New Era of Smart, Connected Products
NOVEMBER 26, 2014
Should the company pursue an open or closed system?; . Everything that we formerly electrified we will now cognitize,” he said.
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.” .
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. Mid-skill jobs have been particularly threatened. The authors offer a novel metaphor.
The Rise of the T-Shaped Organization
DECEMBER 15, 2015
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
JANUARY 27, 2015
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
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.
Can AI Help Translate Technological Advances into Strategic Advantage?
MAY 17, 2016
The authors concluded that innovation involves two fundamental processes: analysis and interpretation.
The Growing Value of Social Skills
NOVEMBER 24, 2015
I recently read a very interesting paper, The Growing Importance of Social Skills in the Labor Market , by Harvard professor David Deming.
The Digitization of the Economy
JANUARY 30, 2013
They wrote about the profound transformations brought about by ever more advanced technologies and innovations.
The Evolving Automotive Ecosystem
MARCH 31, 2015
How can today’s auto companies stay relevant and capitalize on these many digital innovations? Autonomous vehicles are only part of the story.
What Will Life Be Like in an AI Future?
MARCH 3, 2015
Complex Systems Data Science and Big Data Innovation Political Issues Smart Systems Supercomputing Technology and Strategy
The Era of Cognitive Computing
JUNE 26, 2013
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?
APRIL 30, 2014
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?
OCTOBER 3, 2012
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”
SEPTEMBER 4, 2013
Each company is different, as are its reactions to major disruptive innovations. Cloud is a classic disruptive innovation.
Understanding the Workings of Our Minds
NOVEMBER 13, 2013
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.
An innovative workshop on radical management
FEBRUARY 26, 2012
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
JANUARY 2, 2013
Complex Systems Economic Issues Education and Talent Innovation Management and Leadership Political Issues Smart Systems Society and Culture
Innovation in an Age of Austerity
DECEMBER 16, 2010
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
NOVEMBER 9, 2015
Align technology and production systems with business goals. . Reliance on legacy enterprise resource planning systems.
On Saving the American Health System: Dr. Donald Berwick's.
DECEMBER 19, 2011
The ergonomics of innovation -- The McKinsey Quarterly. interview Pixar Brad Bird - Innovation lessons from Pixar Director Brad Bird - Strategy - Innovation - The McKinsey Quarterly. The Observer | Business | You could be a genius - if only you had a good system. Customer-Focused Innovation. Bob Sutton. Search.
Data-Driven Decision Making: Promises and Limits
SEPTEMBER 25, 2013
Looking deeper at data-driven decision making, it’s important to understand not only the promise but also the limits.
Presentation to UNCTAD's Advisory Group on "Developing skills, knowledge and capacities through innovation: E-Learning, M-Learning, cloud-Learning"
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
DECEMBER 12, 2013
That''s what the original learning management system was: course outlines and tests and things like that that the instructor could put online. This is the basis of a lot of analytics that providers of the MOOCs and learning management systems will talk about, where they talk of tracking a student''s performance. Learning. known.
Embracing Disruptive Change - Why Is it So Difficult?
MAY 19, 2015
This is the innovator’s dilemma - and no company or industry is immune.” . Following the lunch, I kept thinking about the topic.
Could the End of Moore’s Law Be Near? If so, What’s Next?
AUGUST 4, 2015
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. Artificial Intelligence Complex Systems Data Science and Big Data Economic Issues Innovation Smart Systems Society and Culture Technology and Strategy