Digital Identity - the Key to Privacy and Security in the Digital World
AUGUST 29, 2016
But, it’s a highly complex and interesting subject. But, the transition to a digital economy requires radically different identity systems.
Securing the Foundations of our Digital Economy
JANUARY 2, 2017
On December 1 the Commission issued its final Report on Securing and Growing the Digital Economy. The attacker has the advantage.
“Flexible Security”: A Sensible Social Policy for our Digital Age
JULY 7, 2015
Entrepreneurship and flexible security. We are transitioning to a digital economy whose vast implications are not well understood.
Culture or Cultures?
JANUARY 25, 2017
A twitter pointer led me to an HBR article arguing that We’re Thinking about Organizational Culture all Wrong. In it, the author argues that it’s fallacious to think that there’s just one organizational culture, , and that all people buy into it. The first is that the cultural values may be interpreted differently.
The Firm as a Large, Complex, Extended Family
SEPTEMBER 18, 2013
A firms is best viewed as a kind-of rather large and highly complex family. The job of very clever people is to ask deceptively simple ones.
Reviewing "A New Culture of Learning"
FEBRUARY 7, 2011
My colleague and friend, John Seely Brown, has just come out with “A New Culture of Learning: Cultivating the Imagination for a World of Constant Change” , co-authored with Doug Thomas, a professor at the University of Southern California. And this doesn’t even address our concerns for our children and grand-children.
Complex Sociotechnical Systems: the Case for a New Field of Study
MAY 16, 2012
They generally exhibit a level of complexity that is often beyond our ability to understand and control. Not only do they have to deal with the complexities associated with large scale hardware and software infrastructures, but with the even more complex issues involved in human and organizational behaviors. .
The Complex Transition to the Age of the Cloud
APRIL 6, 2012
While the skeptics’ concerns, - security, reliability, privacy, costs and others, - are quite real, the hardest part of implementing cloud strategies has little to do with technology. It has mostly to do with governance, policies, and regulations, as well as with cultural and organizational issues.
The Growing Importance of Storytelling in the Business World
MARCH 13, 2017
While storytelling is mostly associated with entertainment, education and culture, it also plays a major role in business.
The Collapse of Complex Business Models ? Clay Shirky
APRIL 1, 2010
The Times’ Paywall and Newsletter Economics » The Collapse of Complex Business Models. In 1988, Joseph Tainter wrote a chilling book called The Collapse of Complex Societies. The answer he arrived at was that they hadn’t collapsed despite their cultural sophistication, they’d collapsed because of it.
Blockchain - Once Again, the Technological Genie Has Been Unleashed from its Bottle
AUGUST 22, 2016
Why wasn’t stronger security designed into the original Internet protocols? The book is organized into three main sections. If we will it.”.
Blockchain Can Reshape Financial Services… But it Will Take Significant Time and Investment
SEPTEMBER 19, 2016
Not surprisingly given their complexity, change comes much slower to global financial infrastructures. Let me discuss a few of these findings.
The President’s Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity
MAY 23, 2016
Former national security advisor Tom Donilon and former IBM CEO Sam Palmisano serve as chair and vice-chair respectively. Workforce development.
Is There a STEM Crisis or a STEM Surplus?
AUGUST 9, 2016
Their answer, as is often the case with such complex questions, is that both sides are right. There are, however, different views.
Complexity and Design in Warfare
MARCH 18, 2011
The workshop explored how design-oriented approaches can help us better understand and deal with the very complex problems we are increasingly encountering in all aspects of business, economies, government, public policy, military operations and society in general. A significant goal of CACD is a shared understanding of complex problems.
The Evolution of the Internet of Very Smart Things
OCTOBER 15, 2014
These factors eventually led to significantly increased management complexities and costs. The total number of users is now into the billions.
The Fourth Industrial Revolution
FEBRUARY 23, 2016
Organizational forms - Company structures and culture must be rethought to better deal with new market environments and business models.
Is FinTech Forcing Banking to a Tipping Point?
APRIL 11, 2016
Complex Systems Digital Money and Payments Economic Issues Innovation Political Issues Society and Culture Technology and Strategy
Towards a Trusted Framework for Identity and Data Sharing
NOVEMBER 14, 2016
These include social security ID, passport number, driver’s license number, e-mail address, telephone numbers, and login IDs and passwords.
The Rise of the On-Demand Economy
MARCH 10, 2015
A firm will keep expanding and adding people as long as doing so is less expensive than securing the additional services in the marketplace.
The Economic Potential of The Internet of Things
JULY 14, 2015
Home - Energy management, security, safety, and automation of home chores. Privacy, Security, Confidentiality and IP. Interoperability.
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.
The Collaborative, Sharing Economy
AUGUST 14, 2013
This is a major cultural, as well as business step. At the Roundtable, I heard a number of interesting presentations. This one-to-many Web 1.0
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.
The Future of Financial Services
JUNE 23, 2015
Privacy and security become key competitive advantages. Why include money in such an exhibit? Big data is one such disruptor.
Reflections on Bitcoin
FEBRUARY 11, 2014
But, as is the case with all complex platforms, its architecture, protocols and governance will have to evolve. Others are pretty negative. .
Jobs in the Age of Watson
NOVEMBER 26, 2011
These are generally high-skill human activities that involve expert problem solving and complex communications for which there are no rule-based solutions. Examples of complex communications include managing and leading large groups, teaching, writing books and papers, arguing legal cases, and selling sophisticated equipment.
What’s the Value of a Liberal Arts Education in Our 21st Century Digital Economy?
MARCH 1, 2016
They should be exposed to the diversity of human cultures, and the major systems of belief and value with which they have made sense of their lives.
Blockchains: the Promise of More Frictionless, Trusted Economies
OCTOBER 11, 2016
Blockchains have the potential to eradicate the cost of complexity and ultimately redefine the traditional boundaries of an organization.”.
Reinventing Society in the Wake of Big Data
MARCH 20, 2013
We have generally been studying complex systems in terms of averages, probability distributions and expected values. It is hard.
The Blockchain and Open Innovation
JANUARY 12, 2016
The Internet and World Wide Web introduced a culture of standards to the IT industry. Let me explain.
From Mass Production to Mass Individualism
JULY 16, 2014
The result is a personalistic culture in which people have actively lost trust in big institutions. But I was clearly wrong,” he writes. “And
Sexting Apps Versus Helping Cure Cancer
APRIL 23, 2014
Ms Lu is a very good writer, storyteller and ethnographer , i.e., a kind of cultural anthropologist. One is the youth culture. rests.
The Vital Role of Research in Preserving the American Dream
DECEMBER 3, 2014
Complex Systems Economic Issues Education and Talent Innovation Management and Leadership Political Issues Society and Culture
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 Digital Evolution Index
AUGUST 25, 2015
Last year, the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University published Digital Planet: Readying for the Rise of the e-Consumer.
New Tools Beget Revolutions: Big Data and the 21st Century Information-based Society
MAY 29, 2013
It will be complex, develop hitherto unforeseen forms, and will have to respond to unforeseen challenges. That’s a remarkable change.
Governance and Pragmatism: Moving Beyond “The Culture of No”
NOVEMBER 21, 2012
Checks and balances is one of the most important principles for making decisions and getting things done in a highly complex organization. While we primarily associate checks and balances with the US system of government, I believe that it equally applies to any other complex organizational system. Lou called it A Culture of “No.”. “I
Reflections on the Nature of Human Organizations
OCTOBER 31, 2012
Geoffrey West , a physicist formerly at Los Alamos National Lab and now at the Santa Fe Institute , has analyzed the impact of scaling in complex systems including cities. A firm will keep expanding and adding people as long as doing so is less expensive than securing the additional services in the marketplace. billion to 9.3 or 2.2.
The Slow, Steady March Towards Digital Money
FEBRUARY 17, 2015
Culture plays a role as well. On January 27, Citi and Imperial College held their third annual Digital Money Symposium in London. it asks.