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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%.

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. 

Is Design Thinking the “New Liberal Arts”?

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Design is no longer just for physical objects, e.g. cars, bridges, shoes, jewelry, smartphones. Let me explain.

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.

Has AI (Finally) Reached a Tipping Point?

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The more information you had, the more powerful the supercomputers, the more sophisticated the algorithms, the better the results.

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Becoming a 21st Century Digital Tinkerer

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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

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This is a particularly interesting project because economic data in emerging markets is often not as reliable as the data in more advanced markets.

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Competing Against “Digital Invaders”

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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

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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.

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. 

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.

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.

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.”.

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.

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 (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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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 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 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.

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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 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. 

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.

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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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. 

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? 

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. 

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. 

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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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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.

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:  .

Is the Blockchain Now Reaching a Tipping Point?

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agree with this comparison and find it useful to help us understand how blockchains might evolve over the years. Emerging technology solutions.

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Towards a Trusted Framework for Identity and Data Sharing

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Whether physical or digital in nature, identity is a collection of information or attributes associated with a specific entity.

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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. 

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.

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. 

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. 

Some Thoughts on the Development of Implementable, Winning Strategies

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Goals and strategies serve very different purposes. Such choices are the very essence of your strategy.”.

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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