The Competitive Value of Data: From Analytics to Machine Learning
JANUARY 31, 2017
AI-based tools are enhancing our own cognitive powers, helping us process vast amounts of information and make ever more complex decisions.
The Transformative Power of Cloud Computing
DECEMBER 12, 2016
I was recently involved in two different meetings, each convened by an IT research organization focused on providing strategic advice to CIOs.
Corporate Survival: Lessons from Biology
JANUARY 26, 2016
Within a company, integration across business units or geographical regions can enhance information flows, efficiency gains, and innovation.
Automation Technologies and the Future of Work
SEPTEMBER 6, 2016
its initial article on the study asked, or “Should we fear threats to jobs, disruptions to organizations, and strains on the social fabric?”.
Is Design Thinking the “New Liberal Arts”?
OCTOBER 31, 2016
Design thinking has become an increasingly popular topic of discussion over the past decade. Let me explain. the credit card, iTunes, etc.).
The Datafication of Business and Society
JUNE 9, 2015
These commercial applications dealt mostly with structured information in those early decades of computing.
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.
Trust and the On-Demand Economy
DECEMBER 22, 2015
However, markets are not perfectly fluid. Firms thus came into being to make it easier to get work done. He illustrates his point with Airbnb.
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?
Disruptive Innovation Revisited
JULY 9, 2014
The New Yorker described the article as “Rethinking the innovation craze.” D]isruption is occurring with increasing frequency in the business world.
Learning to Apply Data Science to Business Problems
DECEMBER 29, 2015
This past semester I was involved in an interesting course at MIT’s Sloan School of Management , - Analytics Labs (A-Lab).
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.
Has AI (Finally) Reached a Tipping Point?
OCTOBER 24, 2016
AI researchers discovered that such an information-based approach produced something akin to intelligence or knowledge. Deep learning.
Design Thinking and the Workplace Experience
OCTOBER 27, 2015
Design has long played a major role in product innovation. A second HBR article explored a different kind of application. The goal is simplicity.
Competing Against “Digital Invaders”
OCTOBER 4, 2016
At the other end of the spectrum, 34% of enterprises were identified as Market Followers or laggards in both innovation and financial performance.
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. The WEF correctly warns that this will take time.
The Fourth Industrial Revolution
FEBRUARY 23, 2016
Dr. Schwab positions the Fourth Industrial Revolution within the historical context of three previous industrial revolutions. Impact on Business.
The Evolution of the Internet of Very Smart Things
OCTOBER 15, 2014
I recently saw a very interesting presentation , - From Cloud to Fog: The Internet of Things , - by Cisco executive Michael Enescu. Not future-proof.
The Rise of the T-Shaped Organization
DECEMBER 15, 2015
It cannot be based on rigorous information analysis, because with new strategies, there is little information to analyze in their early stages.
The (Uneven) Digitization of the US Economy
JANUARY 19, 2016
The ICT (information and communications technologies) sector is the engine of digitization for the broader economy. Agility is essential.
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.
Is FinTech Forcing Banking to a Tipping Point?
APRIL 11, 2016
For the past few decades, digital technologies have been systematically transforming one industry after another. Investments have risen “from $1.8
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.
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? Scope.
The Continuing, Transformative Impact of IT
JUNE 12, 2013
Last month, the McKinsey Global Institute published Ten IT-enabled business trends for the decade ahead. There are few surprises.
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. But, how transformative will blockchain turn out to be?
The Growing Importance of Storytelling in the Business World
MARCH 13, 2017
Communications have played a major role in my work over the past few decades. It’s a natural way of explaining what the new innovation is all about.
Blockchain - Once Again, the Technological Genie Has Been Unleashed from its Bottle
AUGUST 22, 2016
His 2006 Wikinomics predicted the rise of mass collaboration in what became known a few years later as the On Demand Economy. If we will it.”. Period.
The Analog Foundations of the Digital Revolution
MAY 2, 2016
This past January, the World Bank issued the Digital Dividends report, a comprehensive study of the state of digital developments around the world.
The Continuing Evolution of the On-Demand Economy
JULY 21, 2015
made lots of information accessible to individuals, but control remained mostly in the hands of institutions. The one-to-many Web 1.0
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.
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 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.
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. Clarke.
Reflections on Storytelling
APRIL 17, 2013
We have to absorb oceans of information. We can best absorb new knowledge and remember new information if presented to us in story forms.
Complex Systems and the “Rashomon Effect”
MARCH 24, 2015
I recently read a very interesting NY Times column, The Reality of Quantum Weirdness , by UC Berkeley professor Edward Frenkel. where he wrote: .
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.
The Emerging, Unpredictable Age of AI
FEBRUARY 7, 2017
I was reminded of Keynes’ predictions while reading a number of recent articles on our emerging age of AI. What will life be like in such an AI future?
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.