Trending Sources

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.

The Top Ten Emerging Technologies of 2016

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The technologies on the list are not new. Artificial Intelligence. The Internet of Things. Autonomous Vehicles. The Blockchain.

Can AI Help Translate Technological Advances into Strategic Advantage?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic,” is one of the most memorable quotes of science fiction writer Arthur C.

How technology is transforming events

Ross Dawson

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

Some Puzzling Questions about Innovation in the Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The bulk of the innovations in the industrial economy involved physical objects, physical systems and the physical world around us. 

Questions from students at Vancouver Island University

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I received a flurry of questions on some articles on my website yesterday, questions from students at Vancouver Island University. So that's my first reaction to the question. Finally, my third response to this question is to question the emphasis. This is actually a multi-part question that has no answer.

People, Organization, Technology?

Martijn Linssen

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?

Andy McAfee

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

Andy McAfee

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

Ross Dawson

The big question is: will the PR industry seize the immense opportunity before it?

The Need to Adapt to the Speed of Change or Die: lessons for L&D from the retail industry

Charles Jennings

Have they never posted a question online? Yesterday another great British institution slid into the history books. think there are. think not.

Notes from Information Technology Based Higher Education and Training ITHET 2013, Antalya

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

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? MIT engineering courses stufy: 8% completion rate (yikes) - so, how do we address this?

June Round-up of Learning Industry News

Dawn of Learning

Edgenuity recently completed 13 Online and Blended Learning Summits involving over 700 school and district leaders. billion in 2012.

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Like no other technology, AI forces us to explore the very boundaries between machines and humans. What impact will AI have on jobs?

Skills 130

Blockchain Can Reshape Financial Services… But it Will Take Significant Time and Investment

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The future of financial infrastructure report is based on a year long study involving industry leaders, regulators and other subject matter experts.

Disruptive Innovation Revisited

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The disruptive potential of exponential technologies is amplified when they interact and combine in innovative ways.  Today, the largest U.S.

Buzzword: Micro-learning

Dawn of Learning

I was introduced recently to a new buzz word making its way across the learning & development industry: Micro-learning. Industry Talk

RSS 71

The (Uneven) Digitization of the US Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Digital technologies are all around us, - increasingly ubiquitous and commoditized.   But, are they a major source of competitive differentiation ? 

Data 84

Corporate Survival: Lessons from Biology

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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

The Importance of Personalized Learning – Part 1 of 3 – K12

Dawn of Learning

At the end, they are given comprehension questions that measure what they understood. Industry Talk L&D

Becoming a 21st Century Digital Tinkerer

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Recominant innovations are all about the creation of new products, markets and industries based on novel combinations of existing technologies.  .

The Rise of the Platform Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Cloud Computing Complex Systems Economic Issues Innovation Management and Leadership Services Innovation Society and Culture Technology and Strategy

Survey 121

The Datafication of Business and Society

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Data science and datafication may be new, but the relationship between computing and data goes back to the early days of the IT industry

Data 126

Blockchains: the Promise of More Frictionless, Trusted Economies

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Technology innovations helped overcome inefficiencies. Why do firms exist?  However, markets are not perfectly fluid. 

Man, Machine, and Work

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Like no other technology, AI forces us to explore the very boundaries between machines and humans. That shouldn’t be a shock. 

Data 83

The need for innovation across boundaries and the power of big data analytics

Ross Dawson

Another question looked at the major technologies that will impact how their organizations function over the next 5-10 years.

The Giant Zero

Doc Searls

We lost a lot of that when Industry won the Industrial Revolution. question. The world of distance. At the other end is Manhattan.

Cost 112

What Are Good Things About Having A Lousy Boss? - Bob Sutton

Bob Sutton

Learning to listen to others and to ask smart questions is more important. 5. 14. "Am I a success or a failure?" is not a very useful question. Stanford Technology Ventures Program (STVP). Center for Work, Technology and Organization. Dorf & Byers: Technology Ventures. Interesting question. Bob Sutton.

12 Themes for 2012: what we can expect in the year ahead

Ross Dawson

Creative industries and now media companies are drawing on crowds to generate ideas and content. INSTITUTIONS IN QUESTION. CROWD WORK.

The President’s Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The Commission is composed of twelve individuals from the world of business, technology and academia. Today, money is mostly intangible.

The Rise of the T-Shaped Organization

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Brown offers a very good answer to these questions.  Why are these soft attributes so valued in today’s business environment? 

Nobody else owns our experiences

Doc Searls

also have to question how consumers were asked by this survey about their mobile ad experiences. When I ask this question, or one like it (e.g. hard fact that the advertising industry needs to face is that there is very little appetite for ads on the receiving end. Who Owns the Mobile Experience? We own our selves.

Skills and Jobs in the Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Technological revolutions are highly disruptive to economies and societies.  million people. 

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Flexicurity is neither liberal nor conservative, transcending these tired, old industrial age ideological labels that now have little relevance.   .

Leadership in a Changing World

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

They must carefully consider a few fundamental questions about each: Speed.   Is the change evolutionary or revolutionary in nature?

The Collapse of Complex Business Models ? Clay Shirky

Clay Shirky

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!)

The Future of Financial Services

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

How is the FS industry likely to evolve into the into the future?  Cryptocurrencies represent another potential disruptor of the FS industry

Data 66

AI, Robotics, and the Future of Jobs

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

As it turned out, the 20th century saw the creation of many new jobs and industries.  What is it telling us about the environment we live in? 

Data 85

The Future of Jobs in the Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Since the advent of the financial crisis around five years ago, we have been searching for answers to these very important questions

Skills 117

The Evolving Automotive Ecosystem

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Three main kinds of services have already been emerging from the marriage of advanced mechanical and digital technologies:  . Time will tell.  .