The Fourth Industrial Revolution
FEBRUARY 23, 2016
Dr. Schwab positions the Fourth Industrial Revolution within the historical context of three previous industrial revolutions.
The Fourth Industrial Revolution - Risks and Benefits
FEBRUARY 20, 2017
Dr. Schwab positions the 4IR within the historical context of three previous industrial revolutions. Let me summarize some recent such efforts.
Anticipating the Future of the IT Industry
MARCH 22, 2016
How can we best anticipate the future of a complex, fast changing industry like IT? Data Centers → Cloud. It’s been quite an incredible journey.
Third Industrial Revolution – Review
OCTOBER 31, 2011
Tweet The future should be networked writes Jeremy Rifkin in The Third Industrial Revolution. shift buildings to become local power plants.
Scale and Complex Systemic Innovation
JANUARY 2, 2012
They excel at creative destruction , the term that economist Joseph Schumpeter popularized almost seventy years ago to describe the process of transformation that accompanies disruptive innovation. By investing in new products or processes, the company can sell them to their already large customer base and reap greater rewards faster.
Grand Unified Theory of Service Design, Systems Design, and Organization Design
MARCH 9, 2016
Jeff Sussna is an internationally-recognized systems thinker and IT expert, combining engineering expertise with an ability to bridge business, creative, and technical perspectives. The other thing is, I think a lot about the relationship between designing and operating systems and designing and operating organizations.
Our education system stumbles into the future
SEPTEMBER 4, 2014
According to a local professor, the New Brunswick education system is too centralized , but it’s not just education. Decentralize.
Social systems need diversity
DECEMBER 9, 2011
Is it so difficult to see that our education system is badly broken? We really don’t. “Let your network filter you. by @DaveGray.
Cognitive Systems and Big-Data-driven Applications
OCTOBER 23, 2013
In the first week of October I participated in a Cognitive Systems Colloquium hosted by IBM at its Thomas J. Watson Research Center.
Innovating our way out of the industrial era
JULY 9, 2012
Our main constraints are our artificial structures, especially our schooling systems. You know the type. complexity Technology Work
A Neural, Digital System for the Economy
DECEMBER 9, 2011
Dr. Arthur is external professor at the Santa Fe Institute and visiting researcher at PARC’s Intelligent Systems Lab. Digitization is creating a second economy that’s vast, automatic, and invisible - thereby bringing the biggest change since the Industrial Revolution,” he writes at the very beginning of the article. he asks.
Systems Thinking, Safety and Risk Management
MAY 2, 2012
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. Can the industry institute the needed safeguards on its own or do governments have to play a bigger role?
Dr. Watson, Please Report to the Health Care System
MARCH 7, 2011
Current speech recognition and natural language processing technologies are so good that I could give this description over the phone. In his op-ed, Verghese frets a good bit about the digitization of health care delivery, but I’m eager for technology to improve this inefficient , error-filled , and pre-industrial industry.
An Operating System for the Mind
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
SEPTEMBER 19, 2009
When you teach children facts as facts , and when you do it through a process of study and drill, it doesn't occur to children to question whether or not those facts are true, or appropriate, or moral, or legal, or anything else. Put the facts into the system, and come up with some mechanism to get them out. Do we need a common core ?
Corporate Survival: Lessons from Biology
JANUARY 26, 2016
The carnage might be more pronounced in the fast-changing IT industry, but no industry is immune. Why are these systems so complex?
Marc Newson at Sydney Design Excellence Forum: the design process is always the same
JUNE 22, 2011
He is Royal Designer for Industry in the UK. He can use amazing materials that are not accessible in many other industries.
The MIT Systems Thinking Conference
OCTOBER 29, 2010
I recently participated in MIT’s 2010 Systems Thinking Conference for Contemporary Challenges. This annual conference is sponsored by Systems Design and Management (SDM) - an interdisciplinary program between MIT’s School of Engineering and Sloan School of Management. Political leaders blame recession on corporate fraud or terrorism.
June Round-up of Learning Industry News
JULY 16, 2013
The partnership will provide schools with access to a broad range of HMH curriculum via Agilix’s BrainHoney® learning management system.
The Top Ten Emerging Technologies of 2016
AUGUST 16, 2016
Artificial Intelligence Complex Systems Economic Issues Innovation Smart Systems Technology and StrategyArtificial Intelligence.
Has AI (Finally) Reached a Tipping Point?
OCTOBER 24, 2016
What impact is it likely to have on jobs, companies and industries? In 2011, Watson , - IBM’s question-answering system, - won the Jeopardy!
The (Uneven) Digitization of the US Economy
JANUARY 19, 2016
The Index is then used to quantify the extent of digitization in 22 industry sectors. Are they still a strategic value to business?
Open Innovation 2.0
MARCH 27, 2017
As the rate and pace of technology advances accelerated, - most prominently in the IT industry, - the closed innovation model started to fall apart.
Could Blockchain Prove to Be “The Next Big Thing”?
APRIL 18, 2016
Over the past several decades, information technologies (IT) have been fundamentally transforming companies, industries and the economy in general.
The Transformative Power of Cloud Computing
DECEMBER 12, 2016
For the IT industry, a new computing model is a very big deal. The Industrialization of Services. IT-as-a-Service.
Digital Identity - the Key to Privacy and Security in the Digital World
AUGUST 29, 2016
From time immemorial, our identity systems have been based on face-to-face interactions and on physical documents and processes.
Lean Principles in the Digital Economy
AUGUST 6, 2014
It was the right way to organize the fast growing industrial-age companies and industries.
On Saving the American Health System: Dr. Donald Berwick's.
DECEMBER 19, 2011
WSJ CareerJournal | Though Now Routine, Bosses Still Stumble During the Layoff Process. The Observer | Business | You could be a genius - if only you had a good system. Adam Penenberg: Tragic Indifference: One Mans Battle with the Auto Industry over the Dangers of SUVs. Bob Sutton. Book Me For A Speech. Brightsight Group. Again?
The Industrialization of Services
FEBRUARY 23, 2009
In the late 18th century, the Industrial Revolution started the transition from a manual-labor based economy towards an economy based on using technologies, tools and machines to significantly improve the manufacturing of physical goods. Over the last two hundred years we have successfully industrialized the production of physical goods.
The Emergence of Cognitive Computing
NOVEMBER 5, 2011
The colloquium, - which was part of IBM’s Centennial celebration, - brought together experts across industry and academia to discuss and debate the direction of four key Grand Challenges at the very leading edge of IT: nano systems, exascale, big data, and cognitive computing. It’s one of the other.”. The work is underway.
Is Design Thinking the “New Liberal Arts”?
OCTOBER 31, 2016
The School of Design in London’s Royal College of Art has long been expanding the boundaries of industrial design. Let me explain.
The Datafication of Business and Society
JUNE 9, 2015
Data science and datafication may be new, but the relationship between computing and data goes back to the early days of the IT industry.
Is the Blockchain Now Reaching a Tipping Point?
AUGUST 2, 2016
In the early years of the IT industry, the proprietary products of different IT vendors did not work well with each other.
The Economic Potential of The Internet of Things
JULY 14, 2015
Interoperability requires both standardization in the technology stacks, and the ability to integrate systems and platforms across vendors. .
Design Thinking and the Workplace Experience
OCTOBER 27, 2015
They were focused on process and workflow optimization rather than on employee’s journeys and experiences. . Focus on value and values. “The
The Future of the Globally Integrated Enterprise
FEBRUARY 13, 2017
Global competition forced companies to become more agile and efficient by unbundling functions and re-engineering processes. .
The New Era of Smart, Connected Products
NOVEMBER 26, 2014
These new types of products alter industry structure and the nature of competition, exposing companies to new competitive opportunities and threats.
As Big Data and AI Take Hold, What Will It Take to Be an Effective Executive?
JANUARY 21, 2015
That process of assembly and synthesis can be messy and slow, placing a fresh premium on the senior leaders’ ability to tolerate ambiguity.”.
AI, Robotics, and the Future of Jobs
SEPTEMBER 3, 2014
As it turned out, the 20th century saw the creation of many new jobs and industries. These concerns are not new. Reasons to be hopeful : .
Trust and the On-Demand Economy
DECEMBER 22, 2015
In the process, they’re reshaping both the structure of companies and the nature of work. However, markets are not perfectly fluid.
The Complex Nature of Cloud-based Innovation
JUNE 25, 2014
Technology advances have led to all kinds of innovative products ever since the advent of the Industrial Revolution over two hundred years ago.