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Two separate systems?

Clark Quinn

On the other hand, there is quite a bit of expression for more flexible systems, a more podular approach. social strategy technology

Apparently, Organizational Culture is Crap

Dan Pontefract

You may find it interesting to know, for example, that they “strive to maintain the open culture often associated with startups.”

Technological Unemployment and the Future of Work

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

One such discussion took place this past September at the The World Summit on Technological Unemployment in New York.  Not according to Autor. 

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.”.

holistic technology

Harold Jarche

I first came across the work of Ursula Franklin through her CBC Massey Lecture series on The Real World of Technology. Technology

Big Data, Complex Systems and Quantum Mechanics

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

What are some of these limitations?  In thinking about this question  over the last few years, I started to notice that a number of subtle, non-intuitive concepts that I learned many years ago as a physics student seem to apply to the world of big data and information-based predictions in highly complex systems.  Let me explain.  .

Can AI Help Translate Technological Advances into Strategic Advantage?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic,” is one of the most memorable quotes of science fiction writer Arthur C.

Cognitive Systems and Big-Data-driven Applications

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In the first week of October I participated in a Cognitive Systems Colloquium hosted by IBM at its Thomas J. Watson Research Center. 

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Software-intensive systems are generally quite flexible, - able to evolve and adapt to changing product and market requirements.  Cyberattacks. 

The Science of Complex Systems

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

When I look back over my long, relatively eclectic career, complex systems have been a common theme in all the activities I’ve been involved in.  It started in the 1960s, when I was an undergraduate and graduate student at the University of Chicago majoring in physics, - the study of complex natural systems.  Let me explain. Amazing. 

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). 

Nonprofit Organizational Culture Eats Big Data for Lunch

Beth Kanter

Culture Eats Big Data for Lunch – Guest Post by Steve MacLaughlin. Yes, the technology is important. SECRETS TO SUCCESS. Spark.

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Our education system stumbles into the future

Harold Jarche

According to a local professor, the New Brunswick education system is too centralized , but it’s not just education. Decentralize.

Systems Thinking, Safety and Risk Management

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Several participants cited the sharp rise in volume and speed of high-frequency trading over the past decade as an example of a current practice that is potentially increasing volatility and systemic risk in financial markets.  Financial systems are an example of such complex engineering systems.  it's not true. 

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. 

A Neural, Digital System for the Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Most everyone will agree that the world’s economy is undergoing historical structural changes , mostly caused by the digital technology revolution taking place all around us.  In particular, ever since the explosive growth of the Internet in the mid 1990s, we are seeing the emergence of a global, digital economy.  What does this mean? 

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Digital technologies are enabling us to develop systems with huge numbers of interconnected components and sophisticated software that infuses them with seemingly unlimited capabilities.  But, we have much to learn on how to best design and operate these systems.  Let me discuss a few.  .

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. 

Corporate Survival: Lessons from Biology

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Therefore, the principles that confer robustness in these systems, whether natural or manmade, are directly applicable to business.”.

Using network perspectives to visualize changing culture and meaning

Ross Dawson

earlier shared one of his presentations in a post on how the culture of luxury is changing. Culture Networks (SXSW 2012).

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. 

Education Technology Strategies - Day One

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

lessons scripted around 1:1 laptop); IT issues - we were a Windows network, with everything on our own domain - we needed to open eg printing etc O - consumer technology far more accessible in 2012 esp. Or specialized equipment? A: standard equipment isn''t built that way, we build out systems (eg. Using technology to find more (vs.

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Governance body - entity that “provides oversight for the system and owns the operating standards and requirements”  . What is identity?

Becoming a 21st Century Digital Tinkerer

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Recominant innovations are all about the creation of new products, markets and industries based on novel combinations of existing technologies.  .

The Rise of the Platform Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Cloud Computing Complex Systems Economic Issues Innovation Management and Leadership Services Innovation Society and Culture Technology and Strategy

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The (Uneven) Digitization of the US Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Digital technologies are all around us, - increasingly ubiquitous and commoditized.   But, are they a major source of competitive differentiation ? 

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The Smart London Plan

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Urbanization is one of the major forces shaping the 21st century - right up there with the digital technology revolution and globalization. 

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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?

Micro-blogging can help build your organisational culture

Dan Pontefract

He and his colleagues were devising a text-based communication system that would soon become ubiquitously known as texting. Henry Ford.

The Evolution of the Internet of Very Smart Things

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

This transformation is driven by the continuing advances of technology.  The total number of users rose to 100s of millions.  .

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Trust and the On-Demand Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Complex Systems Economic Issues Innovation Management and Leadership Political Issues Services Innovation Society and Culture Technology and Strategy

Disruptive Innovation Revisited

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

According to Hagel, you can discern a more fundamental and systemic trend beyond the individual case studies.  Today, the largest U.S.

The Datafication of Business and Society

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Digital technologies are now permeating just about every nook and cranny of the economy, society and our personal lives. 

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Education Technology Strategies - Day Two

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

We had a range of stakeholders outside the system, a lot of students involved, but there was a high degree of consensus. That means we can track kids from the time they nter a licensed care system all the way therough to university in Ontario.So we can find how their PSE experiences relate to their elementary and secondary experiences.

The Continuing, Transformative Impact of IT

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Any technology expected to have a transformative impact on business over the next decade has to at least be already in the hands of leading edge users. 

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Micro-blogging can help build your organisational culture

Dan Pontefract

He and his colleagues were devising a text-based communication system that would soon become ubiquitously known as texting. Henry Ford.

Man, Machine, and Work

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Like no other technology, AI forces us to explore the very boundaries between machines and humans. That shouldn’t be a shock. 

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Anticipating the Future of the IT Industry

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Computing has constantly changed shape and location - mainly as a result of new technology, but often also because of shifts in demand.”.

The Analog Foundations of the Digital Revolution

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Digital technologies promote economic development by greatly lowering the overall costs of economic and social transactions. Digital Dividends.

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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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