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Securing the Foundations of our Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Large-scale fraud, data breaches, and identity thefts are becoming more common. Technological complexity creates vulnerabilities.

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

assets , which can be tangible, e.g., cars, buildings, smartphones; or intangible, e.g., patents, software, data sets. What is identity?

Owning our data

Harold Jarche

With the internet of everything (IoE), once everything is connected, where will our data reside? Do you own your data?

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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.

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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Reinventing Society in the Wake of Big Data

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

For several years now, big data has been one of the hottest topics in the IT industry.  But, what do we mean by big data

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Digital Twin: Bringing the Physical and Digital Worlds Closer Together

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Many are calling it the emergence of the data economy.”. Each is a major transformative technology in its own right.  These include:  .

Noam Chomsky, security, and equivocal information

David Weinberger

Noam Chomsky and Barton Gellman were interviewed at the Engaging Big Data conference put on by MIT’s Senseable City Lab on Nov. He reiterated his earlier call for us to understand the NSA surveillance scandal within an historical context that shows that governments always use technology for their own worst purposes. 15 when Prof.

The President’s Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The Commission is composed of twelve individuals from the world of business, technology and academia. Today, money is mostly intangible.

[liveblog] Data & Technology in Government

David Weinberger

Part of the importance of this is that students at the Kennedy School are agitating for a much strong technology component to their education on the grounds that these days policy makers need to be deeply cognizant of the possibilities technology offers, and of the culture of our new technology development environment. FitBit).

The Evolution of the Internet of Very Smart Things

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Many of the previously distributed servers were consolidated in data centers.  . The total number of users rose to 100s of millions.  .

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Rethinking Personal Data

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In 2010, the World Economic Forum (WEF), launched a project on Rethinking Personal Data.  The report’s overall point of view is that personal data is a new asset class touching all aspects of society.  It is potentially as valuable a resource in the 21st century as heavily traded physical goods like oil have been in the past hundred years. 

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Education Technology Strategies - Day Two

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

So the Achieving Excellents has four major objectives: - achieving excellence - ensuring equity - promoting well-being - competence We''ve also been partnering with the Council of Directors of Educations (CODE - ''superintendants'') - this boosts what we know about technology and enabling innovations. How do we build on this? From 68%.

Anticipating the Future of the IT Industry

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Data Centers → Cloud. Data Analysis → Data Science, Cognitive, AI.

AI and Public Policy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Throughout history, humans have both shaped and adapted to new technologies. These warning should be taken very seriously. Hype vs reality.

Reality mining, pervasive data capture, and how Big Data can create value

Ross Dawson

CIO magazine did a nice article titled IIIS: Big Data driving new trends which reviews my keynote and the one immediately after from Steve Duplessie , one of the world’s top analysts on data and storage. You can literally get terabytes of data out of just a few hours of this. This goes alongside the ‘reputation economy’.

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In Defense of Data Centrism

Martijn Linssen

Data autopsies are conducted with the results analyzed and presented as a ‘case study.’  The answer, I believe, comes from data

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The Economic Potential of The Internet of Things

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Like many technological advances, the Internet of Things (IoT) has been long in coming.  Privacy, Security, Confidentiality and IP. 

How Luxembourg is playing to become a technology hub

Ross Dawson

As such the government and business sectors are seeking to build Luxembourg into a technology hub, with ICT named by the government as the third of five pillars for national development. As data moves into the cloud, there will be increased demand to reside data in the right locations.

Is the Blockchain Now Reaching a Tipping Point?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Foremost among the problems to be addressed is the need to bolster security in our increasingly digital economy and society.

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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 Future of Financial Services

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Smart mobile devices, broadband wireless networks, cloud-based services and big data are now ushering the next major phase in the evolution of FS. 

Blockchains: the Promise of More Frictionless, Trusted Economies

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The Internet is basically a general purpose data network that supports a remarkable variety of applications. Foremost among them is security.

The New Era of Smart, Connected Products

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Massive amounts of new product-usage data enable many of those improvements.”  Should the company pursue an open or closed system?; .

From Mass Production to Mass Individualism

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Technology and globalizations have significantly reduced the employment opportunities and earning of middle-skill, middle-wage jobs. 

Unlocking Data for Philanthropy: Notes from Global Philanthropy Forum Session

Beth Kanter

went to cover one session,   “ Building An Information Infrastructure:  Unlocking Data for Philanthropy.” Notes from Session.

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A Kind of Digital “Perfect Storm”

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

For a while now, companies have been racing to try to keep with the relentless advances of digital technologies.  IBM barely survived. .

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

These smart products and systems tend to be software-intensive, people-centric, and data-driven.  Why aren’t they simpler?  Cyberattacks. 

The Digital Evolution Index

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The report includes a number of insights based on the digital evolution data and the distinct patterns of each evolution zone.  .

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

An Old Friend, - the IBM Mainframe, - Turns 50

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

These platform innovations have enabled mainframes to incorporate major advances in technology and keep evolving over the years. 

International Organizations and Social Media: News, Engagement, and Social Data for Policy Change

Beth Kanter

Social Media Data and Public Policy. Social Media generates a lot of data or what some have called “ ambient social data.”

The Promise and Challenges of Health Analytics

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

On February 24 I attended a workshop in MIT on the Future of Health Analytics.  What are phenotypes?  How can that be? 

Shaping the Future of the Internet

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Fundamentally, the Internet is a general purpose data network supporting a remarkable variety of applications. Actionable Data.

Cloud Computing and the Changing Role of the CIO

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Who is ultimately responsible for the security of the data in question?  CIOs are indeed embracing cloud, but they are being cautious. 

Leveraging the Passions of Fans

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The Lab conducts research projects in a number of areas at the intersection of media and technology.  What do we mean by fan ?  The Fans.

Competing Against “Digital Invaders”

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

This competitive shift is caused primarily by rapidly changing technologies and markets. Let me briefly discuss each.

Network Era Fluency

Harold Jarche

Big data is also networked data. Data is the new oil, according to Gerd Leonhard. complexity SocialLearning Technology

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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Apple’s content blocking is chemo for the cancer of adtech

Doc Searls

Reduces data use by 53% on average*. So rampant, in fact, that T.Rob Wyatt, a security expert, calls adtech “the new digital cancer.” advertising Technology VRMThe tide of popular sentiment is turning against tracking-based advertising — and Apple knows it. New breed of publishers just say no to adtech.