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Innovation catalysts

Harold Jarche

” In addition, information services, and IT security need to be consulted. Innovation PKM Related post: PKM Roles.

“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. 

User-Led Innovation Can’t Create Breakthroughs

Steve Denning

Innovation Leadership Radical Management Apple breakthrough disruptive innovation IKEA innovation usersOn the contrary.

Presentation to UNCTAD's Advisory Group on "Developing skills, knowledge and capacities through innovation: E-Learning, M-Learning, cloud-Learning"

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

An example of that is Open Education Resource University (OERu), created by the Commonwealth of Learning, which is made up of what is called anchor partners, universities from various commonwealth countries. [2] The idea is that, courses are created as course packages using open educational resources. Learning. Learning. e?Learning Indeed, e?learning

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”.  .

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. . Let me discuss some examples from my personal work experiences.

The Collaborative, Sharing Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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The New Era of Smart, Connected Products

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Last week, for example, I discussed a recent article in Wired by Kevin Kelly on the future of AI.  Should the company change its business model?;

Is FinTech Forcing Banking to a Tipping Point?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Last October, for example, Citigroup launched the Citi FinTech division, aimed at developing new mobile banking services and business models.

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Blockchains: the Promise of More Frictionless, Trusted Economies

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Foremost among them is security. Consequently, there’s no one overall owner responsible for security. Why do firms exist? 

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

For example, in a paper written in 1930, economist John Maynard Keynes wrote : “We are being afflicted with a new disease of which some readers may not yet have heard the name, but of which they will hear a great deal in the years to come - namely, technological unemployment.  The Watson Challenge was an exhibition Jeopardy! There are only 1.2

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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.

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

One of the most important protection mechanisms, for example, is the immune system , which guards against disease.  Why aren’t they simpler? 

Solo change agents set you free

Harold Jarche

Second, information services, particularly information security, needs to be a partner in the effort. complexity Innovation PKM SocialBusiness

Reflections on the Longevity of Mainframes

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

At the end of August, IBM announced the latest member of its mainframe family, the zEnterprise EC12.  As pointed out in the announcement, the new system is a result of more than $1B in R&D investments over the past four years, resulting in major improvements in performance, security, availability and other key enterprise features. 

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. . The results were not surprising. 

Reflections on Bitcoin

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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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. 

Reflections on Linux and Mainframes

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Especially, I would add, for those transactions that require the highest degrees of security, availability and data privacy.

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

To a large extent, the mainframe’s longevity is a result of two major architectural innovations first introduced with S/360. 

Why Blockchains Could Transform How the Economy Works

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

And like the Internet, it might well lead to many innovative applications that we can barely imagine today. This is not surprising. 

Social Business in the Age of the Customer

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

This puts business and government leaders at risk of being overcome by the tidal wave of rapid change and innovation spearheaded by knowledge-empowered customers, partners, and competitors.”. Clients want the business to be responsive to their need for meaningful innovations in products and services that address their needs. 

A Kind of Digital “Perfect Storm”

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Each company is different, as are its reactions to major disruptive innovations.  Chief technology officers loved its emphasis on security

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

For example, lowering the costs of public transportation addresses the social equity issues, but could result in serious overcrowding.  For example, adding a runway to a crowded airport will reduce delays and potentially increase the number of flights to the city.  Let me discuss a few.  . Sussman calls this evaluative complexity. 

Reflections on the Evolving Role of the CIO

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Today’s CIO, for example, has to deal with an IT infrastructure that not only includes the classic enterprise systems and networks, but also digital consumer technologies of all sorts, sensors used in all kinds of smart solutions, digital voice and video communications and on and on and on. Many opinions have been put forward. 

The potential massive social impact of gamification for weight loss and savings

Ross Dawson

Last night I was fortunate to be at a dinner with innovation strategist Charles Leadbeater , hosted by Martin Stewart-Weeks of Cisco. Humana members are now able to seamlessly earn Vitality Points for exercising using Ubisoft’s breakthrough fitness games,” Shankar Ram, Humana’s vice president of innovation, tells HPW.

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? 

Reflections from 2011 – Is Employee Engagement Still a Myth?

Luis Suarez

Well, let’s see it with a couple of good examples. Security of employment. Quite the opposite. Indeed, that simple! Obviously, not!

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. 

Open Innovation Re-visited

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

We could tell that it was only a matter of time before it got significantly better in multiple dimensions important for business applications, including scalability, systems management, reliability and security. Open, collaborative innovation was nothing new.  In those pre-Web 2.0 and social networks.

Shaping the Future of the Internet

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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The Evolution of Money

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Electricity, for example, eventually led to the assembly line and mass production.  Near Field Communications (NFC) technologies and standards, for example, are already being used for exchanging information between devices over very short distances - about 10 centimeters or 4 inches.  Let’s examine what some of these might be.

Open, Collaborative Trust Frameworks

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

For example, the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC) was launched by the White House earlier this year to enable “Individuals and organizations [to] utilize secure, efficient, easy-to-use, and interoperable identity solutions to access online services in a manner that promotes confidence, privacy, choice, and innovation.”

Reflections from 2011 – A World Without Email – The Documentary

Luis Suarez

Of course, we have got a few more examples of those “ Brave Ones “; Geoff Kim would be another one of them. Are you ready? Wooohooo!

Information, Money and Related Subjects

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

These are much, much harder problems, requiring considerable innovation. For example, the January 14 issue of The Economist has an article on India’s massive Unique ID (UID) initiative, known as Aadhaar.  For a long time, money was embodied in precious metals like gold and silver.  Today. we are happy with money we cannot even see. 

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Leveraging the Passions of Fans

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

On November 21 I participated in a Think & Do workshop at USC’s Annenberg Innovation Lab (AIL).  What do we mean by fan ?  The Fans.