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“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. 

The Blockchain and Open Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Transformational innovations don’t always play out as originally envisioned. Once in the marketplace, they seem to acquire a life of their own.

Cloud and “Game Changing” Business Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Earlier this year, IBM’s Institute for Business Value published a very good report - The Power of Cloud: Driving Business Model Innovation. Although cloud is widely recognized as a technology game changer, its potential for driving business innovation remains virtually untapped.  This will take decades to fully play out. 

An Emerging Platform for Digital, Inclusive Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Together, these advances are giving rise to an Internet-based platform for digital, inclusive innovations. Inclusive innovation is a relatively new concept.  It aims to develop of products and services that just about everyone can afford, even those in the bottom of the pyramid , that is, the poorer socio-economic groups around the world. 

Micro-blogging can help build your organisational culture

Dan Pontefract

Moving Towards a Culture of Sharing. Exchanging Ideas; Improving Culture, Knowledge and Networks. Henry Ford. Risks and Pitfalls.

Innovation at the State Dept.

David Weinberger

The Net is bringing about cultural changes at State. The State Department has been hypersensitive about security. Implicit in many of the initiatives, there is new emphasis on Need to Share rather than Need to Know; the latter policy optimizes for security at the cost of intelligence. Policy guidane was barely mentioned.

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

These innovative offerings are restructuring industry boundaries and leading to the creation of whole new industries. Impact on Business.

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. 

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 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

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 FinTech Forcing Banking to a Tipping Point?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Will incumbent banks embrace FinTech innovations before FinTech startups gain scale and distribution?  Investments have risen “from $1.8

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The Future of Financial Services

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Periods of rapid ICT and FS innovation are followed by lengthy periods of stability and consolidation.  Why include money in such an exhibit? 

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From the Digital Divide to Inclusive Innovation: the Case of Digital Money

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Today, it calls itself “an enlightenment organisation committed to finding innovative practical solutions to today’s social challenges”.  .

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. Data Analysis → Data Science, Cognitive, AI.

The Long Term Impact of AI on Jobs - Some Lessons from History

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Artificial Intelligence Economic Issues Political Issues Society and Culture Technology and StrategyWhat impact will AI have on jobs?

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The Digital Evolution Index

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Innovation and Change : What is the extent of innovations to enable a healthy digital economy?  Innovative hybrids. 

Jobs in the Age of Watson

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Over time, the same disruptive innovations responsible for the technological unemployment disease led to the transformation of the economy and the creation of new industries and new jobs.  The symposium was associated with an event that took place later that same day on the Harvard campus, the IBM Watson Challenge.  There are only 1.2

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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. 

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.

How Can We Ensure that Our Complex AI Systems Do What We Want Them to Do?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Security : how to prevent intentional manipulation by unauthorized parties;” and . What is it that makes these systems so intrinsically complex? 

Reflections on Bitcoin

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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

On the Complex Evolution toward Mobile Digital Payments

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

On September 9, Apple announced Apple Pay , an easy, secure way to make mobile payments using their latest devices , - the iPhone 6’s and Apple Watch. 

The Management of Disruptive Innovations

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Unrealistic predictions are then made about the near term impact and rate of adoption of the new innovation, because the innovation in question is quite complex in nature, but the predictions assumes that it is on the simpler end of the spectrum. . Transistors took their place. Flat panel technologies have been around for decades. 

The Slow, Steady March Towards Digital Money

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Propensity to Adopt , which captures the extent to which consumers and businesses embrace digital innovation. . Culture plays a role as well. 

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.

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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.  One of the most extraordinary manifestations of this no culture was IBM’s infamous nonconcur system.  natural disasters.

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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Bigger is Not Necessarily Better in Our Information-Rich Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

They are not able to embrace these disruptive technologies and innovations at anywhere the same speeds. 

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 Vital Role of Research in Preserving the American Dream

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Regain America’s Standing as an Innovation Leader by Establishing a More Robust National Government-University-Industry Research Partnership.  .

Social Business in the Age of the Customer

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Many businesses have set up social technologies in their organizations, yet few have truly made the technical, cultural, and process changes necessary to reap the full opportunities and benefits of these tools or the vast amounts of data they capture.  Many companies are still struggling with this major cultural transition. 

Is There a STEM Crisis or a STEM Surplus?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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

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The Promise and Challenges of Health Analytics

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Realizing this next frontier of medicine requires important changes in the culture of both medical research and patient care.  How can that be? 

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Similarly what we often referred to as the ilities in a well designed IT system, - reliability, serviceability, availability, scalability, usability, security, disaster recovery and so on, - add significantly to the size and complexity of the system, and often leads to new kinds of design bugs. Let me discuss a few.  .

En Route to the Cashless Society

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The articles are generally focused on two key aspects of  mobile digital money : innovative technologies and apps, which are primarily being introduced in the more advanced economies; and the financial inclusiveness of the poorer segments of society in developing economies.  The Death of Cash , Time for Cash to Cash Out?

The Nature of the Firm in the Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In early July I participated in the 2013 Roundtable on Institutional Innovation sponsored by the Aspen Institute’s Communications and Society Program. 

Reflections on the Nature of Human Organizations

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Furthermore, larger organizations are typically accompanied by an increase in human interactions which improve their overall creativity and potential for innovation. firm will keep expanding and adding people as long as doing so is less expensive than securing the additional services in the marketplace.  billion, passing from 7.0

Shaping the Future of the Internet

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Its technical directions and overall culture have been largely determined by the academic and research communities, who were also its early users.