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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. It’s been quite an incredible journey.

Cognitive Systems and Big-Data-driven Applications

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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

Harold Jarche

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

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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.

Bob Sutton

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Last month, the McKinsey Global Institute published Ten IT-enabled business trends for the decade ahead. There are few surprises.

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Lean Principles in the Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

It was the right way to organize the fast growing industrial-age companies and industries.

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Is Design Thinking the “New Liberal Arts”?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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

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.

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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.

Trust and the On-Demand Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Finding and retaining talented individuals with these capabilities is a challenge regardless of geography or industry. This will take time.

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The MIT Second Machine Age Conference

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Smart leaders across industries will see using big data for what it is: a management revolution.” . That’s a remarkable change.

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Design Thinking and the Workplace Experience

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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

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What Should We Think of Machines that Think?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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


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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Complex Systems Economic Issues Education and Talent Management and Leadership Society and CultureHigher empathy. More women.

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.

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The Rise of the On-Demand Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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

Martijn Linssen

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.

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Reflections on the Nature of Human Organizations

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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.

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A Great Stagnation or a New Golden Age of Innovation?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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.

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Towards a Hyperconnected, Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

GDP does not adequately capture the growing share of services and complex system infrastructures that characterize advanced economies.

Technology and the Future of Media

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Advances in technology are eroding the prevailing business models in industry after industry.

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