Becoming a Data-Driven Business: Challenges and Opportunities
DECEMBER 19, 2016
Our new big data tools now have the potential to usher an information-based scientific revolution across many disciplines.
Is Design Thinking the “New Liberal Arts”?
OCTOBER 31, 2016
Design is no longer just for physical objects, e.g. cars, bridges, shoes, jewelry, smartphones. Let me explain.
Automation Technologies and the Future of Work
SEPTEMBER 6, 2016
Most jobs involve a number of different tasks or activities. million full time employees and an automation potential of 38%.
The Internet, Blockchain, and the Evolution of Foundational Innovations
JANUARY 17, 2017
Users could now easily get whatever information they wanted any time, day or night. They protect assets and set organizational boundaries.
The Transformative Power of Cloud Computing
DECEMBER 12, 2016
Given that I’ve closely followed cloud computing over the years, the state of cloud was one of the main topics we discussed. IT-as-a-Service.
Trust and the On-Demand Economy
DECEMBER 22, 2015
However, markets are not perfectly fluid. The decomposition of the firm has accelerated in the past few years.
The Importance of Empathy in Our Services-Centric, People-Oriented Economy
OCTOBER 6, 2015
Technology has empowered individuals, giving them access to huge amounts of information only a few clicks away. This will take time.
Has AI (Finally) Reached a Tipping Point?
OCTOBER 24, 2016
The more information you had, the more powerful the supercomputers, the more sophisticated the algorithms, the better the results.
Becoming a 21st Century Digital Tinkerer
JULY 28, 2015
Learning systems today primarily push information to students. Why is it so important to foster a more entrepreneurial style of learning?
Learning to Apply Data Science to Business Problems
DECEMBER 29, 2015
This is a particularly interesting project because economic data in emerging markets is often not as reliable as the data in more advanced markets.
Disruptive Innovation Revisited
JULY 9, 2014
The New Yorker described the article as “Rethinking the innovation craze.” But, a company doesn’t have to disappear to have been severely disrupted.
Design Thinking and the Workplace Experience
OCTOBER 27, 2015
Design has long played a major role in product innovation. How can you apply design principles to help rethink the workplace experience? .
Technological Unemployment and the Future of Work
NOVEMBER 3, 2015
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.
Competing Against “Digital Invaders”
OCTOBER 4, 2016
Let me briefly discuss each. Prepare for digital invaders. Today, the competition’s often invisible until it’s too late.” .
Blockchain Can Reshape Financial Services… But it Will Take Significant Time and Investment
SEPTEMBER 19, 2016
billion has been invested in blockchain-based startups over the same time span. Let me discuss a few of these findings. DLT is not a panacea.
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.
Blockchain - Once Again, the Technological Genie Has Been Unleashed from its Bottle
AUGUST 22, 2016
Blockchain Revolution , his 16th book, now explains “How The Blockchain Will Transform Everything From Banking To Government To Our Identities.”.
The Evolution of the Internet of Very Smart Things
OCTOBER 15, 2014
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.
The Rise of the T-Shaped Organization
DECEMBER 15, 2015
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
JANUARY 19, 2016
Digital technologies are all around us, - increasingly ubiquitous and commoditized. But, are they a major source of competitive differentiation ?
The Coming Robotics Revolution
MARCH 8, 2016
Hi, Robot: Work and Life in the Age of Automation , reads the Hamlet-inspired cover of the July, 2105 issue of Foreign Affairs.
Is FinTech Forcing Banking to a Tipping Point?
APRIL 11, 2016
First comes the use of IT to improve the productivity and quality of production-oriented, back-end processes. Investments have risen “from $1.8
The Analog Foundations of the Digital Revolution
MAY 2, 2016
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.
Leadership in a Changing World
FEBRUARY 2, 2016
Anxiety & Knowing: What if you’re not comfortable with the decision despite the availability of good information? Ripple Intelligence.
The Puzzling Technology Adoption Discrepancy Between Individuals and Institutions
DECEMBER 11, 2013
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 President’s Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity
MAY 23, 2016
The Commission is composed of twelve individuals from the world of business, technology and academia. Today, money is mostly intangible.
The Rise of the Global Superstar Company
NOVEMBER 8, 2016
The current rise of large companies is somewhat unexpected. Companies popped up to solve specific problems and then disappeared.
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 the On-Demand Economy
JULY 21, 2015
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.
Beyond GDP - Measuring Value in a Service-oriented, Information-based, Digital Economy
APRIL 3, 2013
Most measures of economic performance used by government officials to inform their policies and decisions are based on GDP figures.
Can AI Help Translate Technological Advances into Strategic Advantage?
MAY 17, 2016
This has been a particular issue with information technologies in general, including the Internet and AI.
Preparing Students for an Increasingly Complex Business World
DECEMBER 23, 2014
Are engineering and management schools adequately preparing students for our fast-changing, highly complex business world?
The Collaborative, Sharing Economy
AUGUST 14, 2013
In the first phase, the Web made lots of information accessible to individuals, but control remained primarily in the hands of institutions.
Towards a Trusted Framework for Identity and Data Sharing
NOVEMBER 14, 2016
Whether physical or digital in nature, identity is a collection of information or attributes associated with a specific entity.
Reflections on Storytelling
APRIL 17, 2013
Storytelling has played a central role in human communications since times immemorial. Storytelling predates writing.
Could Blockchain Prove to Be “The Next Big Thing”?
APRIL 18, 2016
Last week I discussed some of the highlights of Citi’s excellent FinTech report. But much, much work remains to be done.
Complex Systems and the “Rashomon Effect”
MARCH 24, 2015
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: .
Anticipating the Future of the IT Industry
MARCH 22, 2016
These early analytics applications dealt mostly with structured information. Data Centers → Cloud. Data Analysis → Data Science, Cognitive, AI.
The Growing Value of Social Skills
NOVEMBER 24, 2015
Instead,… information processing equipment and software investment was only 3.5 There has been no similar surge in IT investments since 2000.
Open Letter on the Digital Economy
JUNE 15, 2015
While the economic pie is bigger than ever, wages for the median worker in America and other advanced nations have stagnated, increasing inequality.