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.
Digital Identity - the Key to Privacy and Security in the Digital World
AUGUST 29, 2016
Data breaches, identity theft and large-scale fraud are becoming more common. Identity plays a major role in everyday life. What is identity?
Owning our data
JULY 8, 2014
With the internet of everything (IoE), once everything is connected, where will our data reside? Do you own your data?
The Top Ten Emerging Technologies of 2016
AUGUST 16, 2016
The technologies on the list are not new. The full report includes a longer, one-page description of each of these technologies.
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.
Reinventing Society in the Wake of Big Data
MARCH 20, 2013
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 ? It is hard.
Noam Chomsky, security, and equivocal information
NOVEMBER 17, 2013
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.
In Defense of Data Centrism
DECEMBER 23, 2010
We can look to theories, i.e., this ‘should’ work; or we can look to data. The answer, I believe, comes from data. But not just any data.
[liveblog] Data & Technology in Government
FEBRUARY 26, 2015
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).
Digital Twin: Bringing the Physical and Digital Worlds Closer Together
NOVEMBER 28, 2016
Many are calling it the emergence of the data economy.”. A fleet of aircraft, for example, generates gigantic amounts of data over a year.
The President’s Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity
MAY 23, 2016
The Commission is composed of twelve individuals from the world of business, technology and academia. Today, money is mostly intangible.
The Evolution of the Internet of Very Smart Things
OCTOBER 15, 2014
These devices generate massive amounts of data, a lot of which requires real-time actions. The total number of users is now into the billions.
Rethinking Personal Data
JUNE 27, 2012
In 2010, the World Economic Forum (WEF), launched a project on Rethinking Personal Data. The project brought together experts from business, government, academia and end user privacy and rights groups to examine the challenges and opportunities involved in properly managing the explosive growth of personal data in the digital world.
Education Technology Strategies - Day Two
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
FEBRUARY 4, 2015
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
MARCH 22, 2016
Data Centers → Cloud. The point is that they are much more than devices in a box or in a data centre.
Reality mining, pervasive data capture, and how Big Data can create value
AUGUST 3, 2011
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. If you look at an office environment there is an extraordinary amount of data to look at. he said.
AI and Public Policy
JANUARY 23, 2017
Throughout history, humans have both shaped and adapted to new technologies. These warning should be taken very seriously. Hype vs reality.
The Economic Potential of The Internet of Things
JULY 14, 2015
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
MAY 31, 2012
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?
AUGUST 2, 2016
A few weeks ago, the World Economic Forum (WEF) published its annual list of the Top Ten Emerging Technologies for 2016.
Is There a STEM Crisis or a STEM Surplus?
AUGUST 9, 2016
will produce at the current rate over the next decade if the country is to retain its historical preeminence in science and technology.
The Future of Financial Services
JUNE 23, 2015
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
OCTOBER 11, 2016
Why wasn’t stronger security designed into the original Internet infrastructure? Foremost among them is security. Why do firms exist?
The New Era of Smart, Connected Products
NOVEMBER 26, 2014
Massive amounts of new product-usage data enable many of those improvements.” Have we pretty much stopped solving big problems ? “We
From Mass Production to Mass Individualism
JULY 16, 2014
Technology and globalizations have significantly reduced the employment opportunities and earning of middle-skill, middle-wage jobs. Web 1.0
Unlocking Data for Philanthropy: Notes from Global Philanthropy Forum Session
APRIL 18, 2013
I went to cover one session, “ Building An Information Infrastructure: Unlocking Data for Philanthropy.” Notes from Session.
A Kind of Digital “Perfect Storm”
SEPTEMBER 4, 2013
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?
APRIL 7, 2015
These smart products and systems tend to be software-intensive, people-centric, and data-driven. Why aren’t they simpler? Cyberattacks.
The Firm as a Large, Complex, Extended Family
SEPTEMBER 18, 2013
We depend on colleagues to do well in our jobs, and to achieve whatever professional recognition and financial security we are after.
The Digital Evolution Index
AUGUST 25, 2015
The report includes a number of insights based on the digital evolution data and the distinct patterns of each evolution zone. .
An Old Friend, - the IBM Mainframe, - Turns 50
APRIL 15, 2014
What enables it to keep reinventing itself while embracing the latest technologies , including the Mobile Internet, Cloud Computing and Big Data?
International Organizations and Social Media: News, Engagement, and Social Data for Policy Change
JANUARY 14, 2014
I’ve also collected infographics that summarize global data on various platforms on a pinterest board. Global Conversations. GeV at 4.9
The Promise and Challenges of Health Analytics
MARCH 17, 2015
In his opening remarks at the workshop, Pentland talked about Big Data and Health. What are phenotypes? How can that be?
Shaping the Future of the Internet
FEBRUARY 16, 2016
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
JUNE 5, 2013
Big data and cloud were the most prominent transformative technologies discussed at the Symposium. I call it cockroach technology.”
The Growing Importance of Storytelling in the Business World
MARCH 13, 2017
This is now the case with blockchain and related technologies. Communications have played a major role in my work over the past few decades.
Leveraging the Passions of Fans
DECEMBER 10, 2014
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”
OCTOBER 4, 2016
This competitive shift is caused primarily by rapidly changing technologies and markets. Let me briefly discuss each.
Network Era Fluency
JULY 8, 2013
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?
APRIL 11, 2016
For the past few decades, digital technologies have been systematically transforming one industry after another. Banks face an Uber Moment.