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.
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
An Operating System for the Mind
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
SEPTEMBER 19, 2009
Interestingly, that's how many people used to think of electronic information systems - as mechanisms into which you input facts to facilitate easy discovery and retrieval. The computer, or online systems (such as Minitel) were visualized as giant electronic libraries, with the sum total of the world's knowledge at our disposal. Third.
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.
On Saving the American Health System: Dr. Donald Berwick's.
DECEMBER 19, 2011
Search. The Observer | Business | You could be a genius - if only you had a good system. Rakesh Khurana: Searching for a Corporate Savior: The Irrational Quest for Charismatic CEOs. Adam Penenberg: Tragic Indifference: One Mans Battle with the Auto Industry over the Dangers of SUVs. Bob Sutton. Book Me For A Speech.
The Continuing, Transformative Impact of IT
JUNE 12, 2013
Last month, the McKinsey Global Institute published Ten IT-enabled business trends for the decade ahead. There are few surprises.
Lean Principles in the Digital Economy
AUGUST 6, 2014
It was the right way to organize the fast growing industrial-age companies and industries.
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.
The Future of Financial Services
JUNE 23, 2015
How is the FS industry likely to evolve into the into the future? Cryptocurrencies represent another potential disruptor of the FS industry.
Trust and the On-Demand Economy
DECEMBER 22, 2015
By integrating their reservation and trust management systems, Airbnb has been able to achieve their global scale in less than 8 years.
How Will AI Likely Impact How We Work, Live and Play?
DECEMBER 5, 2016
The auto industry has been adding L1 features to cars for over 40 years, and more advanced L2 features for the past two decades. Transportation.
The Importance of Empathy in Our Services-Centric, People-Oriented Economy
OCTOBER 6, 2015
Finding and retaining talented individuals with these capabilities is a challenge regardless of geography or industry. This will take time.
The MIT Second Machine Age Conference
SEPTEMBER 24, 2014
And question-answering systems like IBM’s Watson are enabling us to solve increasingly complex problems. . “We’re he added. I’m not so sure.
The Era of Cognitive Computing
JUNE 26, 2013
The Industrial Revolution led to dramatic improvements in productivity and standard of living over the past two hundred years. players.
New Tools Beget Revolutions: Big Data and the 21st Century Information-based Society
MAY 29, 2013
Smart leaders across industries will see using big data for what it is: a management revolution.” . That’s a remarkable change.
Design Thinking and the Workplace Experience
OCTOBER 27, 2015
Complex Systems Economic Issues Education and Talent Innovation Management and Leadership Services Innovation Technology and Strategy
What Should We Think of Machines that Think?
FEBRUARY 10, 2015
The study of the verification of the behavior of software systems is challenging and critical, and much progress has been made. But wait!
5 Disruptive Trends That Will Alter Your Mobile Strategy
MARCH 6, 2012
Furthermore, while social media monitoring and exploring, I am seeing an increase in not only speculation of that point, but a firm belief from others in the industry that there IS a shift happening in todays learning market. In this consumer driven environment, “It’s not about you know, the learning management system.
Computing Beyond Moore’s Law
APRIL 5, 2016
Initially, we used these components to develop what in retrospect were not-very-powerful, stand-alone computer systems. Software. he asked.
Cloud, Services and the Transformation of Production
MARCH 26, 2014
Is it a return to centralized computing , driven by the rising complexities, management costs and energy inefficiencies of distributed systems?
Blockchains: the Promise of More Frictionless, Trusted Economies
OCTOBER 11, 2016
Blockchain technology… has the potential to obviate intractable inhibitors across industries.”. “As Why do firms exist? The result?
Why Some Work Groups Thrive While Others Falter
APRIL 25, 2016
Complex Systems Economic Issues Education and Talent Management and Leadership Society and CultureHigher empathy. More women.
The Future of Jobs in the Digital Economy
DECEMBER 19, 2012
Since the advent of the financial crisis around five years ago, we have been searching for answers to these very important questions.
The Rise of the On-Demand Economy
MARCH 10, 2015
In many service industries it is hard to see obvious economies of scale on a national or global level.” . But those days are long gone.
Customer Service and Trust in the Internet Economy
MAY 5, 2015
The Internet’s transformative impact is being felt in industry after industry and company after company. Another major force was at play.
In Defense of Data Centrism
DECEMBER 23, 2010
It takes frightening shocks to the system to shake our faith in such levers. Here is what happened with BP, or Enron, or the 111th Congress.
Reflections on the Nature of Human Organizations
OCTOBER 31, 2012
Urbanization has been steadily accelerating since the industrial revolution as a result of the migration of jobs from farms to factories as well as the major advances in technologies, communications and transportation. Urbanization is one of the major forces transforming societies all over the world. billion, passing from 7.0 billion to 9.3
The Digital Transformation of the Customer Experience
MAY 14, 2014
Every day brings new stories about the transformative impact of digital technologies on companies in just about every industry.
HowI Is Our Digital Revolution Doing?
OCTOBER 22, 2014
In addition, while creating great wealth, digital economy companies have so far generated little employment compared to those of the industrial age.
Reinventing Society in the Wake of Big Data
MARCH 20, 2013
For several years now, big data has been one of the hottest topics in the IT industry. But, what do we mean by big data ? It is hard.
A Great Stagnation or a New Golden Age of Innovation?
APRIL 23, 2011
According to Perez , over the past couple of centuries we have had such a technology-based economic and societal revolution every 40 - 60 years, starting with the Industrial Revolution in 1771, which was characterized by the emergence of machines, factories and canals. They led to the formation of many new industries, factories and jobs.
The Co-Evolution of Humans and our Tools
MARCH 3, 2011
Machine tools occasioned a surge in producing new tools in the industrial revolution. As digital components continue to become ever more powerful, inexpensive and ubiquitous, our IT systems are growing in breadth and capabilities at a dramatic rate. Tools have played a critical role in human evolution for a very, very long time.
Towards a Hyperconnected, Digital Economy
JULY 5, 2012
Everyone pretty much agrees that there is a transformation of historical proportions underway, propelling us from the industrial society of the past two centuries to an information society that's in the process of being defined. Complex Systems Economic Issues Management and Leadership Political Issues Society and Culture
The MIT Inclusive Innovation Competition
MARCH 14, 2016
Over time, these same disruptive technologies and innovations led to the transformation of the economy and the creation of new industries and new jobs.
The Prosperity Puzzle
MAY 31, 2016
GDP does not adequately capture the growing share of services and complex system infrastructures that characterize advanced economies.
Technology and the Future of Media
AUGUST 18, 2015
But, how are these transformations playing out industry by industry? I now want to turn my attention to ICT and the Future of Media. .
The Emergence of a Digital Money Ecosystem
DECEMBER 22, 2011
This has resulted in all kinds of innovative applications, - search, e-commerce, entertainment, social networks, Watson-like intelligent systems, and so on. Standards The Internet and World Wide Web introduced a culture of standards to the IT industry. In other words, just about every aspect of the world’s economy is involved.
A Data Science Approach to Organizational Health
MAY 7, 2014
Advances in technology are eroding the prevailing business models in industry after industry.