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%.
Corporate Survival: Lessons from Biology
JANUARY 26, 2016
While beyond the scope of their study, the authors speculated that biological ecosystems are likely to shed valuable insights into their findings.
Digital Identity - the Key to Privacy and Security in the Digital World
AUGUST 29, 2016
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
DECEMBER 22, 2015
However, markets are not perfectly fluid. The decomposition of the firm has accelerated in the past few years.
The Datafication of Business and Society
JUNE 9, 2015
These commercial applications dealt mostly with structured information in those early decades of computing.
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.”.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 ?
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 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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Reflections on Storytelling
APRIL 17, 2013
Storytelling has played a central role in human communications since times immemorial. Storytelling predates writing.
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: .
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.
STEM Literacy and Jobs
SEPTEMBER 13, 2016
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
JANUARY 27, 2015
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?
JANUARY 21, 2015
Big data , powerful analytics and AI are everywhere. Mid-skill jobs have been particularly threatened. The authors offer a novel metaphor.
FinTech and Financial Inclusion
JUNE 21, 2016
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
MARCH 10, 2015
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
DECEMBER 19, 2012
The US and other advanced nations are going through structural changes driven to a large extent, by advances in information technologies.
Platforms and the New Rules of Strategy
JUNE 14, 2016
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
AUGUST 6, 2014
Customers are taking advantage of all the information they can now access to search for the best possible values.
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…”.