The Fourth Industrial Revolution
FEBRUARY 23, 2016
Most everyone agrees that there was a major qualitative distinction between the First and Second Industrial Revolutions. Impact on Business.
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.
Third Industrial Revolution – Review
OCTOBER 31, 2011
Tweet The future should be networked writes Jeremy Rifkin in The Third Industrial Revolution. shift buildings to become local power plants.
Scale and Complex Systemic Innovation
JANUARY 2, 2012
But, the kind of innovation that Michael Mandel writes about in his article is a mixture of disruptive and incremental. It favors large companies because of their ability to address complex systemic problems, manage the large-scale ecosystems that solving such problems requires, and bring their solutions to market all round the world.
Learning and Performance Support Systems
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
DECEMBER 4, 2013
What follows is a version of the case we presented to NRC senior executive in order to have this program approved.
Design Principles for Complex, Unpredictable, People Oriented Systems
APRIL 13, 2012
What do we mean by applying design principles to complex, unpredictable, people oriented systems and problems? But the mechanisms to increase robustness will in turn make the system considerably more complex. The industrial sector of the economy is oriented toward the production of physical goods.
Our education system stumbles into the future
SEPTEMBER 4, 2014
According to a local professor, the New Brunswick education system is too centralized , but it’s not just education. Decentralize.
Social systems need diversity
DECEMBER 9, 2011
Is it so difficult to see that our education system is badly broken? We really don’t. “Let your network filter you. Friday's Finds
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
Systems Thinking, Safety and Risk Management
MAY 2, 2012
Several participants cited the sharp rise in volume and speed of high-frequency trading over the past decade as an example of a current practice that is potentially increasing volatility and systemic risk in financial markets. Can the industry institute the needed safeguards on its own or do governments have to play a bigger role?
A Neural, Digital System for the Economy
DECEMBER 9, 2011
Brian Arthur , - The Second Economy. Dr. Arthur is external professor at the Santa Fe Institute and visiting researcher at PARC’s Intelligent Systems Lab. They gave access to the east’s industrial goods; they made possible economies of scale; they stimulated steel and manufacturing - and the economy was never the same.”.
A framework for industry leadership based on collaboration
OCTOBER 12, 2015
The future of every industry lies in value creation across organizations. What action can you take to enable the industry’s potential?
Why it matters that networks in organizations and social systems are shifting to power-law distributions
NOVEMBER 3, 2014
’ * There are many factors, such as positive feedback loops and self-organisation , that are shifting systems towards power-law distributions.
Dr. Watson, Please Report to the Health Care System
MARCH 7, 2011
Physician, professor, and novelist Abraham Verghese wrote a recent op-ed in the New York Times in reaction to the news that IBM is working with the universities of Columbia and Maryland to adapt Watson , the Jeopardy! champion supercomputer , to the task of medical diagnosis. Watson works by applying lots of algorithms to a huge body of data.
2012 Philanthropy and Social Investment Industry Report Now Available
DECEMBER 5, 2011
appreciate Lucy because she gives a systems view of the ideas and concepts that I’m grappling with to put into practice. Thanks Lucy!
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.
Corporate Survival: Lessons from Biology
JANUARY 26, 2016
Therefore, the principles that confer robustness in these systems, whether natural or manmade, are directly applicable to business.”.
6 uncertainties that will shape the future of mobile operating systems
MAY 5, 2011
began by looking at the mobile operating system landscape, showing the forecasts recently made by Gartner, as below. UNCERTAINTIES: ANDROID.
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 Top Ten Emerging Technologies of 2016
AUGUST 16, 2016
Artificial Intelligence Complex Systems Economic Issues Innovation Smart Systems Technology and StrategyArtificial Intelligence.
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. .
The (Uneven) Digitization of the US Economy
JANUARY 19, 2016
The Index is then used to quantify the extent of digitization in 22 industry sectors. Build - or buy - the capabilities of the future.
State of the LCMS with Mark Hellinger
Dawn of Learning
DECEMBER 21, 2012
It seems to me that this is a good time to comment on the state of the Learning Content Management Systems (LCMS) market given the many changes in 2012. Industry News Post Type: Blog post. read more.
The Industrialization of Services
FEBRUARY 23, 2009
In the late 18th century, the Industrial Revolution started the transition from a manual-labor based economy towards an economy based on using technologies, tools and machines to significantly improve the manufacturing of physical goods. Tags: Cloud Computing Complex Systems Innovation Technology and Strategy
The Need to Adapt to the Speed of Change or Die: lessons for L&D from the retail industry
JANUARY 16, 2013
Many organisations have wondered why employees look for ways not to use their Learning Management Systems and other learning technologies.
Could Blockchain Prove to Be “The Next Big Thing”?
APRIL 18, 2016
While these legacy systems operate with a high degree of robustness, they’re rather inflexible and inefficient.
Lessons from a Very Mobile Industry
AUGUST 3, 2012
Yesterday afternoon one of us was documenting the great recent successes of the American mobile industry. 2007: Nokia is on top of the world.
The Evolution of the Internet of Very Smart Things
OCTOBER 15, 2014
The notion of IoT solutions built as centralized systems with trusted partners is now something of a fantasy.” . The cost of connectivity.
June Round-up of Learning Industry News
Dawn of Learning
JULY 16, 2013
The partnership will provide schools with access to a broad range of HMH curriculum via Agilix’s BrainHoney® learning management system.
The Rise of the Platform Economy
FEBRUARY 9, 2016
Cloud Computing Complex Systems Economic Issues Innovation Management and Leadership Services Innovation Society and Culture Technology and Strategy
Digital Identity - the Key to Privacy and Security in the Digital World
AUGUST 29, 2016
Governance body - entity that “provides oversight for the system and owns the operating standards and requirements” . What is identity?
Man, Machine, and Work
JUNE 30, 2015
Others are dismissive of such dire concerns while agreeing that we must work hard to ensure that our complex AI systems do what we want them to do. .
On Saving the American Health System: Dr. Donald Berwick's.
DECEMBER 19, 2011
The Observer | Business | You could be a genius - if only you had a good system. Adam Penenberg: Tragic Indifference: One Mans Battle with the Auto Industry over the Dangers of SUVs. Main. | 11 Books Every Leader Should Read » On Saving the American Health System: Dr. Donald Berwicks Farewell Speech. Bob Sutton. Search.
Lean Principles in the Digital Economy
AUGUST 6, 2014
Such a pull approach to business is quite different from the push approaches of the past. But it then adds three additional management disciplines: .
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.
The Continuing Evolution of Service Science
JULY 19, 2016
This blind spot threatens to hinder the development of effective innovation policies and the development of new business models and practices…”.
The Emergence of Cognitive Computing
NOVEMBER 5, 2011
The colloquium, - which was part of IBM’s Centennial celebration, - brought together experts across industry and academia to discuss and debate the direction of four key Grand Challenges at the very leading edge of IT: nano systems, exascale, big data, and cognitive computing. The work is underway. Doing well in Jeopardy!
Why People and Companies Die While Cities Keep Growing
JANUARY 5, 2016
Prior to joining the SFI in 2003, he was the leader and founder of the high energy physics group at Los Alamos National Lab. Amazing.
The Economic Potential of The Internet of Things
JULY 14, 2015
Interoperability requires both standardization in the technology stacks, and the ability to integrate systems and platforms across vendors. .