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Digital Identity - the Key to Privacy and Security in the Digital World

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

But, it’s a highly complex and interesting subject.  I found the report very helpful in helping me better understand it.  Let What is identity?

Culture or Cultures?

Clark Quinn

The first is that the cultural values may be interpreted differently. The second is that people may comply with the culture even if they don’t agree with it. There are multiple reasons, such as job security, that could support this. Abandoning the effort because culture is complex seems a missed opportunity.

“Flexible Security”: A Sensible Social Policy for our Digital Age

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Entrepreneurship and flexible security.  notes the article in its opening paragraph.  What should we do?  Work in the Digital Economy. 

Securing the Foundations of our Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Just about everything else, including security, is the responsibility of the applications running on the Internet. Trust is fundamental.

The Firm as a Large, Complex, Extended Family

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Complex Systems Data Science and Big Data Economic Issues Education and Talent Management and Leadership Political Issues Society and Culture

Complex Sociotechnical Systems: the Case for a New Field of Study

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

They generally exhibit a level of complexity that is often beyond our ability to understand and control.  Complex sociotechnical systems are high-impact, difficult-to-understand, technology-intensive systems that have major societal, political and economic implications.  Sussman calls this evaluative complexity

The Complex Transition to the Age of the Cloud

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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 Collapse of Complex Business Models ? Clay Shirky

Clay Shirky

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Their answer, as is often the case with such complex questions, is that both sides are right.   It all depends. workforce. level (e.g.,

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Complexity and Design in Warfare

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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. Analysis involves a relatively linear set of steps.  Armed Forces.  Designing. 

The Evolution of the Internet of Very Smart Things

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Cisco calls it fog computing , an allusion to what happens to clouds as they get closer to the ground.  . The cost of connectivity.  Not future-proof. 

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The Fourth Industrial Revolution

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Organizational forms - Company structures and culture must be rethought to better deal with new market environments and business models. 

Towards a Trusted Framework for Identity and Data Sharing

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

These include social security ID, passport number, driver’s license number, e-mail address, telephone numbers, and login IDs and passwords.

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Is FinTech Forcing Banking to a Tipping Point?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Complex Systems Digital Money and Payments Economic Issues Innovation Political Issues Society and Culture Technology and Strategy

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The Rise of the On-Demand Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Home - Energy management, security, safety, and automation of home chores. Privacy, Security, Confidentiality and IP.  Interoperability. 

Anticipating the Future of the IT Industry

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

How can we best anticipate the future of a complex, fast changing industry like IT? Data Centers → Cloud.

The Collaborative, Sharing Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

This is a major cultural, as well as business step.  This one-to-many Web 1.0 then gave way to the many-to-many social media phase.  Web 2.0

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 Future of Financial Services

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Privacy and security become key competitive advantages.  Why include money in such an exhibit?  Who owns the integrative algorithms?

Blockchains: the Promise of More Frictionless, Trusted Economies

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Blockchains have the potential to eradicate the cost of complexity and ultimately redefine the traditional boundaries of an organization.”.

Reflections on Bitcoin

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Complex Systems Digital Money and Payments Economic Issues Innovation Political Issues Society and Culture Technology and Strategy

Jobs in the Age of Watson

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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.

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What’s the Value of a Liberal Arts Education in Our 21st Century Digital Economy?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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.

The Blockchain and Open Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The Internet and World Wide Web introduced a culture of standards to the IT industry. Let me explain.

Reinventing Society in the Wake of Big Data

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

We have generally been studying complex systems in terms of averages, probability distributions and expected values.  But, is it worth it? 

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From Mass Production to Mass Individualism

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The result is a personalistic culture in which people have actively lost trust in big institutions. First is middle-class stagnation. 

Sexting Apps Versus Helping Cure Cancer

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

really enjoyed the article.  Ms Lu is a very good writer, storyteller and ethnographer , i.e., a kind of cultural anthropologist.  rests.

The Vital Role of Research in Preserving the American Dream

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Complex Systems Economic Issues Education and Talent Innovation Management and Leadership Political Issues Society and Culture

A Kind of Digital “Perfect Storm”

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Our human nature and organizational cultures have not changed all that much in the intervening millennia. IBM barely survived. .

The Digital Evolution Index

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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

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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Governance and Pragmatism: Moving Beyond “The Culture of No”

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Checks and balances is one of the most important principles for making decisions and getting things done in a highly complex organization.  Inside IBM's Historic Turnaround ,” former IBM Chairman and CEO Lou Gerstner wrote about the bureaucratic culture that contributed greatly to the near-death experience IBM went through in the early 1990s. 

Reflections on the Nature of Human Organizations

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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.  Dr. West and his colleagues discovered that if you know the population of a metropolitan area, you can estimate their resource requirements with a pretty good accuracy. 

The Slow, Steady March Towards Digital Money

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Culture plays a role as well.  The Readiness Index aimed to answer two important questions: . The results were not surprising. 

Radical Individualism and the Common Good

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

What has happened politically, economically, culturally and socially since the sea change of the late ’60s isn’t contradictory or incongruous.  It’s all of a piece.  Conventional wisdom would say that liberals won and conservatives lost the culture wars of the the sixties.  Selfishness won.”  . “.

Cloud and “Game Changing” Business Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

masked complexity - timely introduction of sophisticated products and services while hiding the complexity from the end users, including upgrades and maintenance; . Users get easy to use books-as-a-service over a variety of devices, with all the complexity masked from them in the cloud. This will take decades to fully play out.