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.
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.
Can AI Help Translate Technological Advances into Strategic Advantage?
MAY 17, 2016
Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic,” is one of the most memorable quotes of science fiction writer Arthur C.
Our New Head of Service Design: On the state of the industry, its value, and why Capital One
OCTOBER 25, 2016
She’s also a stellar explainer, which is why we’ll help you to get to know her by asking her four questions: Q: You’ve led service design at Cooper and are now joining one of the largest internal service design teams around. Where is the industry headed? Good question. Hey, there’s someone we’d like you to meet. It’s a bank.
How technology is transforming events
NOVEMBER 29, 2011
One of my speaking bureau just asked me to provide them with a few quick ideas on how technology is changing events, as one of their key clients is having an internal meeting to discuss their future use of technology in events. Questions and discussion during events. Business relationships Social networks Technology trends
How 3D printing will transform the retail industry: The opportunities
AUGUST 21, 2012
The piece begins by discussing the news that a company is developing technology for the 3D printing of meat. This points to a new industry emerging for local assembly of 3D printed parts. The question is: how rapidly will these changes develop? That relies on both the technology and the uptake,” Dawson explains.
Technology and the Future of Media
AUGUST 18, 2015
Most everyone will agree that advances in information and communication technologies (ICT) are radically transforming the business landscape.
People, Organization, Technology?
MARCH 5, 2013
Headed for my personal trash bin: ‘People, Process, Technology.’ This isn’t the right question. People, Organization, Technology.
Which Technologies Will Be the Biggest Deals?
APRIL 12, 2011
I’m digging in on a project to better understand the ongoing digitization of business: the penetration of computer technology into more and more and more aspects of work. It seems to me that I need to practice what I preach, so I’m going to crowdsourcing some of my ideas and questions here in the coming weeks. Do you?
Steve Jobs’s Legacy: The Best Answers to the Most Important Question
AUGUST 25, 2011
Today I want to highlight just one thing that he and his company got right over and over, while the great majority of the tech industry continues to get it wrong. They want the simplest things that could possibly work, and Apple under Jobs has been by far the best technology company at supplying such things. It didn’t do enough.
Launch of Creating the Future of PR – shaping an exceptional future for the industry
AUGUST 10, 2015
The big question is: will the PR industry seize the immense opportunity before it?
June Round-up of Learning Industry News
JULY 16, 2013
Edgenuity recently completed 13 Online and Blended Learning Summits involving over 700 school and district leaders. billion in 2012.
Notes from Information Technology Based Higher Education and Training ITHET 2013, Antalya
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
OCTOBER 15, 2013
A New Strategy for Higher Education and Training Shirley Alexander Some intro stuff about the buildings being built for the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS). Technology''s role. difference between groups - as determined by test scores - why? it students prefer everything? - Let''s do engineering. - LabVIEW Web Services - eg.
The Need to Adapt to the Speed of Change or Die: lessons for L&D from the retail industry
JANUARY 16, 2013
Have they never posted a question online? Yesterday another great British institution slid into the history books. I think there are. itashare
AI, Automation and the US Economy
JANUARY 10, 2017
For the past few decades, jobs and wages have been declining for many workers, driven by advances in technology as well as by globalization.
The Long Term Impact of AI on Jobs - Some Lessons from History
JULY 26, 2016
The Economist reminds us that these worries have been with us ever since the advent of industrialization two centuries ago.
AUGUST 3, 2012
I was introduced recently to a new buzz word making its way across the learning & development industry: Micro-learning. Industry Talk
Blockchain Can Reshape Financial Services… But it Will Take Significant Time and Investment
SEPTEMBER 19, 2016
The future of financial infrastructure report is based on a year long study involving industry leaders, regulators and other subject matter experts.
The Importance of Personalized Learning – Part 1 of 3 – K12
OCTOBER 24, 2012
At the end, they are given comprehension questions that measure what they understood. Industry Talk L&DTo date, $3.5B
Disruptive Innovation Revisited
JULY 9, 2014
Lepore’s article may well be part of a growing backlash against the relentless advances in technology. Today, the largest U.S. Steel.”
Becoming a Data-Driven Business: Challenges and Opportunities
DECEMBER 19, 2016
Big data ,- including analytics , data science , artificial intelligence and related information-based technologies - are now everywhere. “Is
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 (Uneven) Digitization of the US Economy
JANUARY 19, 2016
Digital technologies are all around us, - increasingly ubiquitous and commoditized. Are they still a strategic value to business?
Becoming a 21st Century Digital Tinkerer
JULY 28, 2015
Recominant innovations are all about the creation of new products, markets and industries based on novel combinations of existing technologies. .
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?
The Future of the Globally Integrated Enterprise
FEBRUARY 13, 2017
Governments in the emerging world welcomed the jobs, exports and technology that global firms brought. It was a golden age.”.
The Rise of the Platform Economy
FEBRUARY 9, 2016
Platforms have long played a key role in the IT industry. What do we mean by a platform ? Their aggregate market value was over $4.3
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.
The Internet, Blockchain, and the Evolution of Foundational Innovations
JANUARY 17, 2017
That’s because blockchain is not a disruptive technology, whose impact, once in the marketplace, is often quite rapid. ask Iansiti and Lakhani.
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.
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!
Man, Machine, and Work
JUNE 30, 2015
Like no other technology, AI forces us to explore the very boundaries between machines and humans. It’s a very big deal. the interviewer asked.
The need for innovation across boundaries and the power of big data analytics
APRIL 23, 2015
Another question looked at the major technologies that will impact how their organizations function over the next 5-10 years.
What Are Good Things About Having A Lousy Boss? - Bob Sutton
DECEMBER 19, 2011
Learning to listen to others and to ask smart questions is more important. is not a very useful question. Stanford Technology Ventures Program (STVP). Center for Work, Technology and Organization. Adam Penenberg: Tragic Indifference: One Mans Battle with the Auto Industry over the Dangers of SUVs. Bob Sutton.
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.
12 Themes for 2012: what we can expect in the year ahead
DECEMBER 4, 2011
Creative industries and now media companies are drawing on crowds to generate ideas and content. INSTITUTIONS IN QUESTION. CROWD WORK.
The Giant Zero
FEBRUARY 3, 2016
We lost a lot of that when Industry won the Industrial Revolution. A question. The world of distance. Even today. A sphere.
The Collapse of Complex Business Models ? Clay Shirky
APRIL 1, 2010
From the Q&A after, it was clear that for them, the question wasn’t whether the internet was going to alter their business, but about the mode and tempo of that alteration. That kind of question comes up a lot. This is, as Tainter notes in his book, an open question. newspaper industry. Clay Shirky. Twice!)
Skills and Jobs in the Digital Economy
JANUARY 27, 2015
Technological revolutions are highly disruptive to economies and societies. or 17.4 million people. The Manual factor changed considerably.
The Rise of the T-Shaped Organization
DECEMBER 15, 2015
Brown offers a very good answer to these questions. The horizontal stroke of the T is the disposition for collaboration across disciplines.”.