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“Flexible Security”: A Sensible Social Policy for our Digital Age

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Social policy will therefore have to cover the needs of not just those outside the labor market but even many inside it.  What should we do? 

Insights into effective social media policies

Ross Dawson

Social media policy is not different from HR or other policies. Here are some of the key points made during our discussion. Enterprise 2.0

How Fun and Creativity Can Shape Your Own Social Computing Guidelines and Policy

Luis Suarez

remember the day when IBM was first facing that very same issue , on whether to put together a social computing policy and guidelines or not.

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

Beth Kanter

They will be doing a variety of work tasks (not just social media and networks).   Not every student in my class is focused on the same policy issue.

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The advent of automated teller machines (ATMs) in the 1970s is another, more recent example.  By 2010, there were approximately 400,000 ATMs in the US. 

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Entrepreneurship and Job Creation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

million left their jobs for one reason or another.  “In 2011, for example, 47.5 Our immigration policies are insane”;  . million people. 

A Nonprofit’s Legal Counsel Is The Social Media Manager’s Best Friend!

Beth Kanter

And let me say upfront,  I respect lawyers and legal issues that nonprofits and foundations have to navigate around social media. Period.

The Big Data Era Is Here

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

With traffic congestion, for example, how do you get people to modify their behavior?  They can tell you if you’re likely to get diabetes.”.

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Customer Service and Trust in the Internet Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Let’s look, for example, at the recent collapse of the planned Comcast - Time Warner Cable (TWC) merger.  . The real issue was broadband.”  .

Beyond GDP - Measuring Value in a Service-oriented, Information-based, Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Most measures of economic performance used by government officials to inform their policies and decisions are based on GDP figures. 

Realizing the Potential of the Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A few weeks ago I attended the 12th annual Brookings Blum Roundtable on Global Poverty.  and, what are the major risks posed by the digital economy?  .

The Digital Evolution Index

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Institutional Environment : Are government policies and regulations facilitating the creation of digital ecosystems?  Neighborhoods matter. 

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The Puzzling Technology Adoption Discrepancy Between Individuals and Institutions

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Complex Systems Economic Issues Education and Talent Innovation Management and Leadership Society and Culture Technology and Strategy

The Future of Management

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The full issue can be downloaded here.  . Fifty years later, the forces symbolized by these three disconnected events are almost unrecognizable.

Data-Driven Decision Making: Promises and Limits

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

For example, I recently traveled to a Latin America city I had not been to before.  They can tell you if you’re likely to get diabetes.” .

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Innovation as a Journey into the Future

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Complex Systems Economic Issues Education and Talent Innovation Management and Leadership Political Issues Society and Culture Technology and Strateg

Does giving teachers bonuses improve student performance.

Dan Pink

One of the hottest ideas in education policy these days is tying teacher pay to student performance on standardized tests. Dan Pink. Contact.

How is the Real America Doing?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

What about immigration, - an issue that’s quite personal for me? But, what’s going on beyond the beltway, - in cities and towns across America?

The Emergence of Cognitive Computing

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

For example, it took Watson 85,000 watts of power to beat two guys with 20 watts of power each in their brains.  We still have much to learn from biology. On October 21 I participate in a Colloquium on the Frontiers of IT at IBM’s Thomas J Watson Research Center.  The work is underway. Challenge against the two best human Jeopardy!

What???s the Key Economic Challenge of the Future?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Most everyone agrees that these are both important challenges, but of the two, which should be at the top of our policy priorities?  Nor does he think that its policy recommendations are realistic and implementable.  I have serious reservations about Pikettys theorizing as a guide to understanding the evolution of American inequality. 

Cloud, Services and the Transformation of Production

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Ever since cloud computing first appeared in the IT world, people have struggled to define what it is and why it’s so important.

Can Innovation Continue to Drive Long-Term Economic Growth?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

is the lead article in the January 12 issue of The Economist.  Medicine offers another example. Has the ideas machine broken down? years.

The Social Progress Index

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Complex Systems Economic Issues Political Issues Society and Culture But, the improvements flatten out as incomes continue to rise. 

Corporate Social Media Policies

Tony Karrer

and is asking about a very important issue. This is a big issue. I've posted before a list of Corporate Policies on Web 2.0 Corporate Access that shows that a significant number of corporate policies are to shut down access to the tools. There's a very interesting set of questions in the post Happy New Year!

The Nature of the Firm in the Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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

Digital Technologies for 21st Century Democracy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

For example, the plenary panel I was part of included Olusegun Obasanjo , President of Nigeria from 1999 to 2007 and Alejandro Toledo , President of Peru from 2001 to 2006.  Complex Systems Economic Issues Management and Leadership Political Issues Society and CultureThese empowered citizens express lots of different opinions. 

Innovation Hubs in the Global Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Part II of the paper deals with the economic and policy implication of this ICT-based production transformation.  . Why is it so difficult? 

Global Trends 2030 - Living Through a Transformative Period

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Every four years, it develops a Global Trends report with an approximate time horizon of fifteen years in order to provide the White House and the intelligence community with a framework for long-range strategic policy assessment.  fusion - worldwide cooperation on a number of issues led by the US and China; . Let’s take a closer look.

Scale and Complex Systemic Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The year end issue of The Economist includes a provocative column - Big and clever: Why large firms are often more inventive than small ones.  The column is based on a recent study - Scale and Innovation in Today’s Economy - by Michael Mandel , chief economic strategist of the Progressive Policy Institute.  markets.”

[berkman] Karim Lakhani on disclosure policies and innovation

David Weinberger

Karim Lakhani of Harvard Business School (and a Berkman associate, and a member of the Harvard Institute for Quantititative Social Science ) is giving a talk called “How disclosure policies impact search in open innovation, atopic he has researched with Kevin Boudreau of the London Business School. NOTE: Live-blogging. Missing points.

The Science of Cities

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Urban systems are the quintessential example of complex sociotechnical systems , the emerging field studying systems that combine powerful and ubiquitous digital technologies with the people and organizations they are transforming.  Several weeks ago, I was appointed executive-in-residence at CUSP by its Director, Steve Koonin.  .

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.”

Is a College Education Still Worth It?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Complex Systems Economic Issues Education and Talent Management and Leadership Political Issues Society and Culture Technology and Strategy

The Changing Nature of Globalization in Our Hyperconnected, Knowledge-Intensive Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

For example, 90% of eBay sellers export their goods to other countries, compared with an average of 25% for traditional small companies.

The MIT Forum on Future Cities

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The Forum on Future Cities attracted leading world thinkers from academia, industry and government to discuss the most pressing issues surrounding the large scale urbanization taking place all around us, and to explore how new mobile, smart technologies can contribute to help us better manage our rapidly growing cities.  billion today. 

Bridging the World’s Knowledge Divide: Technology + Competition, Skills and Institutions

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In the financial sector, the entry of nontraditional players poses new challenges for policy, regulation, and supervision.”  .

A Neural, Digital System for the Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

For example, about ten years ago it was becoming clear that as information technologies were getting increasingly powerful, inexpensive and ubiquitous, one of our biggest challenges was the growing complexity of the IT infrastructures we were developing and the rising costs of managing this complexity. What does this mean? 

The Community Library in Our Emerging Knowledge Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Greek and Roman scholars came to their libraries to discuss issues and learn from each other. For example, none of us expect physical books to disappear anytime soon.  There will be quite a bit of experimentation in the process of establishing the right library policies for e-books, e-films and other digital content. 

Traditional Data Analysis and Data Science

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Consider the unanticipated events and side effects so often invoked to explain policy failure.  always yield the same results. 

Business Problems, Trust and Values

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The more we have learned to trust an agent (for example, a company), the more comfortable we are likely to be relying on that agent in the long term.  IBM, for example, faced serious bribery scandals in Argentina in 1996 and in South Korea in 2004.  Less serious financial issues are not uncommon in large, public companies.