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.
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.
The Continuing, Transformative Impact of IT
JUNE 12, 2013
There are few surprises. Disruptive innovations take time to play out. Its potential for driving business innovation remains untapped.
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 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
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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.
Blockchains: the Promise of More Frictionless, Trusted Economies
OCTOBER 11, 2016
Why do firms exist? However, markets are not perfectly fluid. Firms came into being to make it easier and less costly to get work done.
The MIT Second Machine Age Conference
SEPTEMBER 24, 2014
Some of these ubiquitous robots will be used in search-and-rescue operations while others might help us fold the laundry.
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.
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.” .
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.
Design Thinking and the Workplace Experience
OCTOBER 27, 2015
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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.
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!
Cloud, Services and the Transformation of Production
MARCH 26, 2014
In the industrial economy, production was mostly applied to physical goods, while services were primarily labor-based.
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 Rise of the On-Demand Economy
MARCH 10, 2015
Having a good job meant working for one such company. Some 53m American workers already work as freelances.”. asks The Economist.
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.
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.
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. We learned that in many cases, our human organizations are more efficient the larger they are. billion, passing from 7.0
In Defense of Data Centrism
DECEMBER 23, 2010
Often the latter choice is considered backward looking, or stripped of context. Here is what happened with BP, or Enron, or the 111th Congress.
HowI Is Our Digital Revolution Doing?
OCTOBER 22, 2014
But, as technologies continue to advance, emerging markets are starting to experience what’s been called premature de-industrialization. .
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.
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 ? But, is it worth it?
5 Disruptive Trends That Will Alter Your Mobile Strategy
Dawn of Learning
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. Agile Development Industry Talk mobile learningConvenience is critical. Social and mobile converge.
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.
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 Prosperity Puzzle
MAY 31, 2016
Complex Systems Data Science and Big Data Economic Issues Political Issues Society and CultureThe History of Lighting Suggests Not.
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.
Technology and the Future of Media
AUGUST 18, 2015
As with other industries, ICT was originally applied to media in order to increase the efficiency of its processes. Unilateral. Distributed.
The Co-Evolution of Humans and our Tools
MARCH 3, 2011
Machine tools occasioned a surge in producing new tools in the industrial revolution. Paralleling the evolutionary Cambrian Explosion that took place around half a billion years ago, our own digital systems and tools seem to now be undergoing their own kind of Cambrian Explosion. The recent broadcast of the IBM Jeopardy!
A Data Science Approach to Organizational Health
MAY 7, 2014
Advances in technology are eroding the prevailing business models in industry after industry.
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. believe that something similar will happen with the digitization of money.
The “Recombinant” Nature of Digital Innovations
AUGUST 20, 2014
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Cloud Computing and the Changing Role of the CIO
JUNE 5, 2013
An additional set of challenges were discussed in The Evolving Cloud Agenda , an industry panel led by CIO Journal editor Michael Hickins.
Why is it so Difficult to Make Long-Term Predictions?
FEBRUARY 19, 2014
Once they reached a good-enough stage, leading edge innovators and investors moved on to search for the next big thing. The surface.