The Fourth Industrial Revolution
FEBRUARY 23, 2016
Dr. Schwab positions the Fourth Industrial Revolution within the historical context of three previous industrial revolutions.
The Fourth Industrial Revolution - Risks and Benefits
FEBRUARY 20, 2017
Dr. Schwab positions the 4IR within the historical context of three previous industrial revolutions. Let me summarize some recent such efforts.
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.
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
He believes that the current US economy favors big companies over small ones because in today’s environment, three key forces are driving innovation: large-scale ecosystems; globalization; and the vast, systemic challenges posed by business and societal problems that technology now enables us to address. So, which is it? markets.”
Design Principles for Complex, Unpredictable, People Oriented Systems
APRIL 13, 2012
But, they do not work so well when dealing with highly complex systems with fast changing, interacting components, where it is much less clear what is going on in the present, let alone how things will evolve into the future. What do we mean by applying design principles to complex, unpredictable, people oriented systems and problems?
Grand Unified Theory of Service Design, Systems Design, and Organization Design
MARCH 9, 2016
Jeff Sussna is an internationally-recognized systems thinker and IT expert, combining engineering expertise with an ability to bridge business, creative, and technical perspectives. The other thing is, I think a lot about the relationship between designing and operating systems and designing and operating organizations.
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. by @DaveGray.
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
Our New Head of Service Design: On the state of the industry, its value, and why Capital One
OCTOBER 25, 2016
Where is the industry headed? The industry is enthusiastically heading toward creating the right conditions to deliver experiences that are co-created with customers, communities, and diverse, multi-disciplinary teams. Hey, there’s someone we’d like you to meet. How might you characterize the state of service design? Good question.
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
Dr. Arthur is external professor at the Santa Fe Institute and visiting researcher at PARC’s Intelligent Systems Lab. Digitization is creating a second economy that’s vast, automatic, and invisible - thereby bringing the biggest change since the Industrial Revolution,” he writes at the very beginning of the article. he asks.
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
In his op-ed, Verghese frets a good bit about the digitization of health care delivery, but I’m eager for technology to improve this inefficient , error-filled , and pre-industrial industry. champion supercomputer , to the task of medical diagnosis. Verghese is perceptive and eloquent about the power of a potential ‘Dr.
AI, Automation and the US Economy
JANUARY 10, 2017
We can expect a great need for highly-skilled software developers and engineers to put AI to practical use across multiple industries. economy.
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.
2012 Philanthropy and Social Investment Industry Report Now Available
DECEMBER 5, 2011
I appreciate Lucy because she gives a systems view of the ideas and concepts that I’m grappling with to put into practice. Thanks Lucy!
6 uncertainties that will shape the future of mobile operating systems
MAY 5, 2011
I began by looking at the mobile operating system landscape, showing the forecasts recently made by Gartner, as below. UNCERTAINTIES: ANDROID.
State of the LCMS with Mark Hellinger
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.
Corporate Survival: Lessons from Biology
JANUARY 26, 2016
The carnage might be more pronounced in the fast-changing IT industry, but no industry is immune. Why are these systems so complex?
Digital Twin: Bringing the Physical and Digital Worlds Closer Together
NOVEMBER 28, 2016
GE is closely identified with Digital Twin, - not surprisingly given the central role played by the Industrial IoT in the company’s overall strategy.
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.
Becoming a Data-Driven Business: Challenges and Opportunities
DECEMBER 19, 2016
It took several decades for electric appliances, the assembly line and mass production to emerge and help create whole new industries.
June Round-up of Learning Industry News
JULY 16, 2013
The partnership will provide schools with access to a broad range of HMH curriculum via Agilix’s BrainHoney® learning management system.
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 Top Ten Emerging Technologies of 2016
AUGUST 16, 2016
Artificial Intelligence Complex Systems Economic Issues Innovation Smart Systems Technology and StrategyArtificial Intelligence.
Has AI (Finally) Reached a Tipping Point?
OCTOBER 24, 2016
What impact is it likely to have on jobs, companies and industries? In 2011, Watson , - IBM’s question-answering system, - won the Jeopardy!
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.
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 (Uneven) Digitization of the US Economy
JANUARY 19, 2016
The Index is then used to quantify the extent of digitization in 22 industry sectors. Are they still a strategic value to business?
State of the LCMS with Mark Hellinger
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 NewsPost Type: Blog post. read more.
The Evolution of the Internet of Very Smart Things
OCTOBER 15, 2014
Fog or Edge computing might well become a new computing model , the 4th such model in the IT industry’s 60 year history. Not future-proof.
The Transformative Power of Cloud Computing
DECEMBER 12, 2016
For the IT industry, a new computing model is a very big deal. The Industrialization of Services. IT-as-a-Service.
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. 11 Books Every Leader Should Read » On Saving the American Health System: Dr. Donald Berwicks Farewell Speech. Bob Sutton. Brightsight Group.
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. Over the last two hundred years we have successfully industrialized the production of physical goods.
Digital Identity - the Key to Privacy and Security in the Digital World
AUGUST 29, 2016
From time immemorial, our identity systems have been based on face-to-face interactions and on physical documents and processes.
Could Blockchain Prove to Be “The Next Big Thing”?
APRIL 18, 2016
Over the past several decades, information technologies (IT) have been fundamentally transforming companies, industries and the economy in general.