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Automation Technologies and the Future of Work

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Most jobs involve a number of different tasks or activities. million full time employees and an automation potential of 38%.

Corporate Survival: Lessons from Biology

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While beyond the scope of their study, the authors speculated that biological ecosystems are likely to shed valuable insights into their findings.

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Digital Identity - the Key to Privacy and Security in the Digital World

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Identity plays a major role in everyday life.  Think about going to an office, getting on a plane, logging to a website or making an online purchase. 

Trust and the On-Demand Economy

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However, markets are not perfectly fluid.  The decomposition of the firm has accelerated in the past few years. 

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The Datafication of Business and Society

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These commercial applications dealt mostly with structured information in those early decades of computing. 

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Blockchain - Once Again, the Technological Genie Has Been Unleashed from its Bottle

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Blockchain Revolution , his 16th book, now explains “How The Blockchain Will Transform Everything From Banking To Government To Our Identities.”.

Design Thinking and the Workplace Experience

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Design has long played a major role in product innovation.  How can you apply design principles to help rethink the workplace experience?  .

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Technological Unemployment and the Future of Work

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How are job markets likely to evolve in our 21st century digital economy?  The Summit explored many good ideas , but there were no definitive answers.

Disruptive Innovation Revisited

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The New Yorker described the article as “Rethinking the innovation craze.”  But, a company doesn’t have to disappear to have been severely disrupted. 

The Fourth Industrial Revolution

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Most everyone agrees that there was a major qualitative distinction between the First and Second Industrial Revolutions.  Impact on Business.

Is FinTech Forcing Banking to a Tipping Point?

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First comes the use of IT to improve the productivity and quality of production-oriented, back-end processes. Investments have risen “from $1.8

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The Analog Foundations of the Digital Revolution

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Among the poorest 20 percent of households, nearly 7 out of 10 have a mobile phone…”   But, while t his is great progress, much remains to be done.

The Coming Robotics Revolution

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Hi, Robot: Work and Life in the Age of Automation , reads the Hamlet-inspired cover of the July, 2105 issue of Foreign Affairs. 

The Rise of the T-Shaped Organization

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As described by IDEO CEO Tim Brown :   “The vertical stroke of the T is a depth of skill that allows them to contribute to the creative process.

The (Uneven) Digitization of the US Economy

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Digital technologies are all around us, - increasingly ubiquitous and commoditized.   But, are they a major source of competitive differentiation ? 

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Leadership in a Changing World

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Anxiety & Knowing:   What if you’re not comfortable with the decision despite the availability of good information? Ripple Intelligence.

The Evolution of the Internet of Very Smart Things

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Cisco calls it fog computing , an allusion to what happens to clouds as they get closer to the ground.  . The cost of connectivity.  Not future-proof. 

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The Puzzling Technology Adoption Discrepancy Between Individuals and Institutions

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Since the publication of its first report in 2009, I’ve closely followed the Shift Index initiative of Deloitte’s Center for the Edge. 

The Continuing Evolution of the On-Demand Economy

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The past few years have seen the rise of what’s been variously referred to as the on-demand, collaborative, sharing, or peer-to-peer economy. 

The Continuing, Transformative Impact of IT

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There are few surprises.  Disruptive innovations take time to play out. Its potential for driving business innovation remains untapped.

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Could Blockchain Prove to Be “The Next Big Thing”?

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Last week I discussed some of the highlights of Citi’s excellent FinTech report.  But much, much work remains to be done. 

Beyond GDP - Measuring Value in a Service-oriented, Information-based, Digital Economy

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Most measures of economic performance used by government officials to inform their policies and decisions are based on GDP figures. 

Preparing Students for an Increasingly Complex Business World

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Are engineering and management schools adequately preparing students for our fast-changing, highly complex business world? 

Can AI Help Translate Technological Advances into Strategic Advantage?

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This has been a particular issue with information technologies in general, including the Internet and AI.

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The President’s Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity

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The Commission is composed of twelve individuals from the world of business, technology and academia. Today, money is mostly intangible.

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Anticipating the Future of the IT Industry

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These early analytics applications dealt mostly with structured information.  Data Centers → Cloud. Data Analysis → Data Science, Cognitive, AI.

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The Collaborative, Sharing Economy

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In the first phase, the Web made lots of information accessible to individuals, but control remained primarily in the hands of institutions. 

The Growing Value of Social Skills

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Instead,… information processing equipment and software investment was only 3.5 There has been no similar surge in IT investments since 2000. 

Reflections on Storytelling

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Storytelling has played a central role in human communications since times immemorial.  Storytelling predates writing. 

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Complex Systems and the “Rashomon Effect”

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The movie is famous for its novel plot device.  Near Kyoto, a samurai has been killed, but it’s not clear why or by whom.  where he wrote:  .

Open Letter on the Digital Economy

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While the economic pie is bigger than ever, wages for the median worker in America and other advanced nations have stagnated, increasing inequality. 

STEM Literacy and Jobs

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In the early days of the Industrial Revolution , it’s been estimated that around 12% of the world's population was literate. Every year U.S.

Skills and Jobs in the Digital Economy

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Few subjects are as important, - or as challenging to predict, - as the future of jobs in our emerging digital economy. million people. 

As Big Data and AI Take Hold, What Will It Take to Be an Effective Executive?

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Big data , powerful analytics and AI are everywhere.  Mid-skill jobs have been particularly threatened.  The authors offer a novel metaphor. 

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FinTech and Financial Inclusion

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billion unbanked adults in 2011. percent of adults with accounts in 2011.   But, Mexico still lags many of its peers in Latin America.

The Rise of the On-Demand Economy

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Advances in information and communication technologies are having a huge impact on the structure of companies.  asks The Economist. 

The Future of Jobs in the Digital Economy

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The US and other advanced nations are going through structural changes driven to a large extent, by advances in information technologies. 

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Platforms and the New Rules of Strategy

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Their chief assets are information and interactions, which together are also the source of value they create and their competitive advantage.”.

Lean Principles in the Digital Economy

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Customers are taking advantage of all the information they can now access to search for the best possible values.

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The Continuing Evolution of Service Science

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This blind spot threatens to hinder the development of effective innovation policies and the development of new business models and practices…”.

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