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The Top Ten Emerging Technologies of 2016

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The technologies on the list are not new. Artificial Intelligence. The Internet of Things. Autonomous Vehicles. The Blockchain.

It’s not about adding technology to training, but about changing training

Jane Hart

Which technology will be the gamechanger? This This is a question I am often asked, and when I read Jane Bozarth’s post on Changing the Game, her answer hit the nail on the head. Social learning

Technological Unemployment and the Future of Work

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

This question has been widely discussed for years, but, - at the end of the day, - we don’t really have good answers. Not according to Autor. 

Leadership in a Changing World

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

What are the critical competencies needed to lead in our fast-changing business environment? Sustaining or disruptive? Ripple Intelligence.

Blockchain - Once Again, the Technological Genie Has Been Unleashed from its Bottle

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Blockchain Revolution , his 16th book, now explains “How The Blockchain Will Transform Everything From Banking To Government To Our Identities.”.

How technology is transforming events

Ross Dawson

One of my speaking bureau just asked me to provide them with a few quick ideas on how technology is changing events, as one of their key clients is having an internal meeting to discuss their future use of technology in events. Questions and discussion during events. Arranging meetings with sponsors or other attendees.

Online Systems for Behavior Change

Tony Karrer

I've always believe that to truly have impact on performance, we need to be experts at Behavior Change. Need to Change Behavior?

Some Puzzling Questions about Innovation in the Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Similar changes in labor composition have been taking place in just about every country.      . Then came Web 2.0

Payment Technologies: Past, Present and Future

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The workshop was sponsored by UC Irvine’s Institute for Money, Technology and Financial Inclusion (IMTFI). 

Five Key Questions

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

In its 2010 Speech from the Throne , the Government of Ontario, Canada announced its intention to create an Ontario Online Institute (OOI) to support online learning in the province as part of the Open Ontario Plan. I was asked to provide some initial recommendations for that initiative, in the form of responses to five questions. HRSDC.

Changing the mechanistic mindset

Harold Jarche

The truly stunning aspect of this idea is that it may in fact be possible to implement on some level without the use of technology. OrgDevTalk

If you want to foster change, stay out of training

Harold Jarche

The question, How do we specify the optimal level of simulation fidelity? Nothing had changed. Learning Technology Work

Better Education Through Technology

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The immediate reaction of the typical Canadian (ie., me) on seeing a sight like this is to suggest that everybody would be better off with a little more investment in technology. But they could instead higher fewer people, pay them more, and use technology to make up the difference. The same could be said of any other technology.

Embracing Disruptive Change - Why Is it So Difficult?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Transformative change comes naturally to young companies, as it generally does to young people.  Circling the Wagons. Management Challenges.

Questions from students at Vancouver Island University

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I received a flurry of questions on some articles on my website yesterday, questions from students at Vancouver Island University. So that's my first reaction to the question. Finally, my third response to this question is to question the emphasis. This is actually a multi-part question that has no answer.

Should Employees Be Incented to Use Social Technologies?

Dan Pontefract

Which brings me to the question, “ Should employees be incented to use social technologies ?”. Yes – We Should Incent Employees. And You?

Technology and the Future of Media

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Digital technologies are not only giving rise to more distributed and inclusive models, but are also enabling alternative unilateral-like models. 

A Useful Framework for Analyzing the Impact of Technology on Jobs

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Last week I discussed a recent Pew Research report on the impact of AI, robotics and other advanced technologies on the future of jobs. 

Cloud and “Game Changing” Business Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Along with the Economist Intelligence Unit , the IBM study surveyed 572 business and technology executives around the world  to learn how organizations use cloud today and how they plan to use it in the future.  According to the report “cloud empowers six potentially game changing business enablers”: .

Digital Technologies for 21st Century Democracy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The focus for this year’s conference was Digital Technologies for 21st Century Democracy.  The panel was moderated by Beth Noveck , Professor of Law at the New York Law School , who until recently served in the White House as Deputy Chief Technology Officer and leader of the White House Open Government Initiative. Leaders shape polls. 

People, Organization, Technology?

Martijn Linssen

Headed for my personal trash bin:  ‘People, Process, Technology.’  This isn’t the right question.  People, Organization, Technology

Which Technologies Will Be the Biggest Deals?

Andy McAfee

I’m digging in on a project to better understand the ongoing digitization of business: the penetration of computer technology into more and more and more aspects of work. It seems to me that I need to practice what I preach, so I’m going to crowdsourcing some of my ideas and questions here in the coming weeks. Do you?

Game-Changing Basic Research: Benefits and Challenges

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Their job was to push the frontiers of knowledge by conducting basic research which would hopefully lead to exciting new technologies and ideas. 

How to find great talent: 4 questions for Bloomberg View's George.

Dan Pink

Pink is the author of four provocative bestselling books about the changing world of work. Technology (7). Dan Pink. Contact. About Dan.

Scoop: Corporate directors understand change and embrace governance for transformation

Ross Dawson

I gave my keynote on How Technology is Transforming Business for Australian Institute of Company Directors this morning here in Beijing.

Foradian Technologies Interview

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Questions 1. specialized on online learning, media and collaborative technologies. This requires an advanced communications infrastructure, in order to facilitate access to professors and resources, but also a change in teaching philosophy. 5. How technology help in improving the teaching practices?

To Really Drive Enterprise 2.0 Forward We Need A Behaviour Change

Dan Pontefract

That’s a management and people challenge, not just a technology one. And there’s the rub. Being more productive is the end game. Contrived?

Czech Course Followup Questions

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I was asked the following questions after my presentation to CZ Course RVP_VT21 yesterday: (Elements of Coop.) Is it a call for a curricular change? Over time this sort of perception will be aided with technology, just as we are aided in visual recognition by glasses and telescopes and video monitors. It seem it would (will!)

The Organization Needs to Ask Itself Tough Questions to Survive

Dan Pontefract

technologies to bridge the connection gap? Almost 20 years later, I suppose we are all haunted by the words of Bennis. Gasco.

10 lessons for Giving Days, and one question: How can we make them more sustainable?

Beth Kanter

10 lessons for Giving Days, and one question: How can we make them more sustainable? Click to see the full infographic. by Bahia Ramos.

Cloud Computing and the Changing Role of the CIO

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

This raises a number of serious questions, especially when something goes wrong.  CIOs are indeed embracing cloud, but they are being cautious. 

Chief Learning Officer Job Description: Change Needed

Dan Pontefract

Collaboration Technologies. Thorough knowledge of both learning AND social collaboration technologies. and Learning 2.0 concepts.

A Conversation with Brenda Laurel: It’s Not Enough to Change the Light Bulbs

Adaptive Path

It is an honor to have the opportunity to ask you a few questions. We can use our technology as citizens to have a real dialogue with nature.

The Power of Reflection in an Ever-Changing World

Charles Jennings

The US military four-question AAR, for example, could serve as a template for any organisation to help embed a culture of reflection.

3 reasons to change your learning content management strategy now

Dawn of Learning

The technology market research firm Radicati Group estimates the enterprise content management market will bloom from $5.1 billion by 2017.

3 equations that can change your life | Daniel Pink

Dan Pink

Pink is the author of four provocative bestselling books about the changing world of work. Technology (7). Provocative question.

Will technology harm or help young people’s brains? A highly nuanced debate

Ross Dawson

Pew Internet & American Life Project’s latest study on the future of the internet examines how young people will be affected by technology. Rather, they are learning more and they are more adept at finding answers to deep questions, in part because they can search effectively and access collective intelligence via the internet.

How to avoid being “nextflixed”: 5 questions for Saul Kaplan

Dan Pink

How can we become more attuned to changes ahead? The only way to go from tweaks to transformation is to change your lens.

It is the structure of social networks that shapes influence… and the structure is changing

Ross Dawson

Beyond that point the key topic becomes how this structure is changing. Source : Modeling Information Diffusion in Implicit Networks.

A question about Apple vs. Google maps

Doc Searls

What I am sure about is that coverage of the change so far is mostly missing the possibility of numbers one or two above. haven’t seen that question asked yet. Business Gear Personal problems TechnologyThe other is vocalization of directions (which, again, single-purpose GPS devices do). Android devices have those.