The evolution of the CIO – the transformation of the role of the Chief Information Officer
FEBRUARY 15, 2016
The Chief Information Officer used to be a functional support role. Cloud Enterprise 2.0 Future of work Technology trends
The role of informal social networks in building organizational creativity and innovation
AUGUST 8, 2011
However this is often difficult in large, complex organizations. Source : IBM Creative Leadership Report. Collaboration Enterprise 2.0
The immense role of national and ethnic diaspora in driving global innovation
JULY 7, 2013
Innovation always stems from diverse connections between ideas and people. Source : The Economist. Second, they foster trust.
12 Themes for 2012: what we can expect in the year ahead
DECEMBER 4, 2011
As technology and information flows create more value we become increasingly dependent on them. 2012: 12 Themes. TEN SPEED ECONOMY. CROWD WORK.
Why children (and adults) need to be on social media or get left behind
JANUARY 21, 2014
Yesterday the West Australian newspaper began a five-part series on children and social media, beginning with a feature article introducing the topic.
Fantastic international comparative data on media, social media, and mobile
DECEMBER 14, 2011
There is an absolute wealth of information in the report. Global telecoms sector revenue has flattened considerably, with just 2.2%
Keynote slides: The Future of Information Infrastructure
AUGUST 1, 2011
Here are the slides to my keynote on The Future of Information Infrastructure. Keynote: The Future of Information Infrastructure.
Tablet computers as seen from 1994
APRIL 27, 2011
Their description of the tablet’s role as primarily interacting with information rather than creating it. The personalization of news.
The need for innovation across boundaries and the power of big data analytics
APRIL 23, 2015
Source : EMC Information Generation. Source : EMC Information Generation. Cloud Future of business Future of work Technology trends
The role of the futurist as leader
OCTOBER 14, 2013
Futurists are involved in sense making, giving people the ability to deal with information. It was a fascinating evening.
Top 10 posts on the future of media
JANUARY 9, 2012
Information flows in every dimension. 5. Predictions for media industry in 2011. How long until journalism is automated? Clients expect more. 2.
Building richer mental models is the heart of strategy – the role of scenario planning
MARCH 24, 2015
Our Mental Models shape how we filter information from the world around us and the decisions we make as a result. Scenarios Uncategorized
The decade ahead for media
JANUARY 17, 2012
The latest issue of the annual publication Media Trends + Strategy magazine kicks off with a feature article I wrote titled The Decade Ahead for Media.
Using network perspectives to visualize changing culture and meaning
MARCH 11, 2012
earlier shared one of his presentations in a post on how the culture of luxury is changing. Culture Networks (SXSW 2012).
The future of academic certification: universities, MOOCs, aggregators, and peer reputation
FEBRUARY 4, 2013
The audience was an invitation-only group of the most senior accounting academics and industry practitioners in the country. Networking.
15 theses about the future of the Internet and how we can shape it positively
MARCH 11, 2014
PewResearch Internet Project has just released a report on Digital Life in 2025 based on expert interviews. Advice: Make good choices today.
Researchers develop ‘smart’ touch-responsive internet-enabled newspaper
MAY 22, 2012
My European speaking tour (ending today) has had two primary themes: crowdsourcing and the future of corporate IT.
Futurist conversations: Ross Dawson and Gerd Leonhard on the future of Twitter
AUGUST 10, 2011
Continuing our series of conversations on the future with Gerd Leonhard of The Futures Agency and myself, here we discuss the future of Twitter.
6 key elements in effective innovation governance
FEBRUARY 27, 2014
In a broader sense, what I call governance for transformation has been a key theme of my work for some years. Below I will provide some brief notes.
Breaking: Google+ will be a reputation engine
AUGUST 28, 2011
For years I have been writing about reputation and have often said that this will be the decade of the reputation economy. Yet until recently there has been very little in the space. The social media measurement systems such as Klout and PeerIndex have limited data scope and while they talk the language of reputation actually measure influence.
Can Facebook-informed algorithms know you better than your mother?
JANUARY 13, 2015
The post Can Facebook-informed algorithms know you better than your mother? Click on the image below to view the segment.
Serendipity is at the heart of today’s emerging society
APRIL 21, 2011
Serendipity is for me a deeply meaningful word. majority of the worthwhile connections I make these days come from Twitter.
Will the Respect Network enable us to take back control of our data and our lives?
JULY 8, 2014
They played this video, narrated by John Hurt, who starred in the film 1984. Take Back Control from Respect Network on Vimeo.
Why your networks and collaboration are at the heart of the value you create
NOVEMBER 13, 2013
Here are some excerpts from the article, which provide a neat summary of some of my thinking on the space. Firstly, it’s not.
A positive view on the future of human work as intelligent machines rise
OCTOBER 20, 2014
With technology constantly evolving at a more rapid pace, informal learning will continue to be key in future, Dawson said. I recently delivered a keynote on the Future of Work and Jobs at the Youth in Technology conference organized by the Australian Computer Society. reviewed some of the highlights of Dawson’s speech.
Creating a Return on Investment (ROI) calculation for Enterprise 2.0 and internal social media
SEPTEMBER 6, 2012
Time saved searching for information. Reduction in online, phone and other search for information required to do work effectively. Increased effectiveness of access to better information. leap of faith is required, after which calculations using real data can be done to help refine strategies. hope you find it useful! COSTS.
Will fashion lead the next wave of technology? 8 insights into the future of fashion
APRIL 30, 2014
Fashion will lead tech. Perhaps the next technology giant will come from the fashion space. We will use our clothes to buy.
Map of the Decade, ExaTrends of the Decade, and the Zeitgeist for 2011
DECEMBER 13, 2010
Now that biological and genomic technologies are largely driven by information technologies, they are on the same exponential trajectory.
Strategic positioning in the flow economy: 3 action steps
JULY 14, 2011
Which flow elements do you provide, and how are they combined? • Are there any non-information elements to the offering, and who provides these?
The continuing devaluation of LinkedIn connections
SEPTEMBER 6, 2011
The many massive opportunities for LinkedIn as a company include participating in the burgeoning reputation economy , filtering information for interest groups, and providing corporate internal platforms, in addition to its current recruitment-centered models. How many LinkedIn requests are you getting? Enterprise 2.0
5 uncertainties that will shape the future of wearable technology
OCTOBER 15, 2014
As the wearables landscape emerges there are 5 major uncertainties to consider: How fast and far will we shift how we access information? The rise of smartphones as an interface to information has been dramatic. The rise of wearables is one of the biggest emerging trends in consumer technology. What personal data will be captured?
The 9 kinds of context that will define contextual search
JANUARY 18, 2011
At LeWeb ’10 Marissa Mayer of Google described “contextual discovery” : “The idea is to push information to people,” Mayer said. Individual.
The latest on the future of journalism: where value creation means jobs
OCTOBER 18, 2011
Increasingly this will involve data analysis, and often harnessing information and insights provided by many citizens. The Future of Journalism.
5 things to tweet and 5 things NOT to tweet
MARCH 21, 2012
Twitter is a conversation, so it is important to respond to others, and these can be among the most interesting and informative posts. Earlier this week I spoke at a financial advisor retreat in the stunning Margaret River region of Western Australia, a region of wide-open beauty that is the source of many extraordinary wines.
[VIDEO] In 1987 Apple predicted it would launch Siri in 2011
OCTOBER 9, 2011
This is very, very good. However we are not that far off. There may have been a bit of over-reach in predicting where this technology would take us.
Using social media to track and drive organizational success metrics
OCTOBER 14, 2011
In that process Deloitte correlated Yammer usage with staff information. This week I was MC for the AHRI HR Technology conference , and ran one of the workshops on the following day, on Creating Results Using Social Media. It was a fabulous discussion, and we covered a lot of territory in the conversation. Get going with social media.
Tech-savvy children are driving the future of education
DECEMBER 6, 2011
The paper makes the point that today’s students have grown up in a world “saturated with technology” This is absolutely correct, yet the issue is not the technology that children have access to, but what they have become through living in extraordinarily information, media, and interaction-rich environments.
11 recommendations to create the future of government
MARCH 28, 2011
ideas, some of the recommendations are fairly obvious and straightforward, such as using social tools to facilitate collaborative and flexible work, and making public sector information available (see my earlier post on Government 2.0 have put the 11 recommendations provided at the end of the report at the bottom of this post. initiatives ).
Why crowdsourcing should (and maybe will) be the future of government
JUNE 14, 2011
Of course a pure direct democracy, in which all government decisions are made by everyone, is impossible, through the time required to have an informed opinion, and the reality that many people don’t care and want to delegate these difficult decisions. Representation of some kind is necessary. Crowdsourcing Uncategorized
The extraordinary personal value of the web: $140 billion is the tip of the iceberg
AUGUST 15, 2011
How much value do you get from the web? A lot more than you pay for it. The key findings are shown below. Source : McKinsey.