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The evolution of the CIO – the transformation of the role of the Chief Information Officer

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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

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However this is often difficult in large, complex organizations. Source : IBM Creative Leadership Report. Collaboration Enterprise 2.0

Can Facebook-informed algorithms know you better than your mother?

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The post Can Facebook-informed algorithms know you better than your mother? Click on the image below to view the segment.

The immense role of national and ethnic diaspora in driving global innovation

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Innovation always stems from diverse connections between ideas and people. Source : The Economist. Second, they foster trust.

Why children (and adults) need to be on social media or get left behind

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Yesterday the West Australian newspaper began a five-part series on children and social media, beginning with a feature article introducing the topic.

12 Themes for 2012: what we can expect in the year ahead

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As technology and information flows create more value we become increasingly dependent on them. 2012: 12 Themes. TEN SPEED ECONOMY. CROWD WORK.

Value polarization and transcending job commoditization: Expertise, Relationships, Innovation

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Yesterday I released a first version of my Future of Work framework. Click on the image to download the full framework. RELATIONSHIPS. INNOVATION.

The need for innovation across boundaries and the power of big data analytics

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Source : EMC Information Generation. Source : EMC Information Generation. Cloud Future of business Future of work Technology trends

Tablet computers as seen from 1994

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Their description of the tablet’s role as primarily interacting with information rather than creating it. The personalization of news.

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15 theses about the future of the Internet and how we can shape it positively

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PewResearch Internet Project has just released a report on Digital Life in 2025 based on expert interviews. Advice: Make good choices today.

The future of academic certification: universities, MOOCs, aggregators, and peer reputation

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The audience was an invitation-only group of the most senior accounting academics and industry practitioners in the country. Networking.

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The role of the futurist as leader

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Futurists are involved in sense making, giving people the ability to deal with information. It was a fascinating evening.

Why your networks and collaboration are at the heart of the value you create

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Here are some excerpts from the article, which provide a neat summary of some of my thinking on the space. Firstly, it’s not.

6 key elements in effective innovation governance

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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.

Fantastic international comparative data on media, social media, and mobile

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There is an absolute wealth of information in the report. Global telecoms sector revenue has flattened considerably, with just 2.2%

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Will the Respect Network enable us to take back control of our data and our lives?

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They played this video, narrated by John Hurt, who starred in the film 1984. Take Back Control from Respect Network on Vimeo.

Will fashion lead the next wave of technology? 8 insights into the future of fashion

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Fashion will lead tech. Perhaps the next technology giant will come from the fashion space. We will use our clothes to buy.

A positive view on the future of human work as intelligent machines rise

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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.

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Researchers develop ‘smart’ touch-responsive internet-enabled newspaper

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My European speaking tour (ending today) has had two primary themes: crowdsourcing and the future of corporate IT.

Keynote slides: The Future of Information Infrastructure

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Here are the slides to my keynote on The Future of Information Infrastructure. Keynote: The Future of Information Infrastructure.

Launch: Timeline for the future structure of the legal services industry

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Standalone automated legal services (based on information technology and artificial intelligence such as Lex Machina and KIM). 5.

Map of the Decade, ExaTrends of the Decade, and the Zeitgeist for 2011

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Now that biological and genomic technologies are largely driven by information technologies, they are on the same exponential trajectory.

Top 10 posts on the future of media

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Information flows in every dimension. 5. Predictions for media industry in 2011. How long until journalism is automated? Clients expect more. 2.

Futurist conversations: Ross Dawson and Gerd Leonhard on the future of Twitter

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Continuing our series of conversations on the future with Gerd Leonhard of The Futures Agency and myself, here we discuss the future of Twitter.

Serendipity is at the heart of today’s emerging society

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Serendipity is for me a deeply meaningful word. majority of the worthwhile connections I make these days come from Twitter.

The decade ahead for media

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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

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earlier shared one of his presentations in a post on how the culture of luxury is changing. Culture Networks (SXSW 2012).

5 uncertainties that will shape the future of wearable technology

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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 massive impact on economic growth of open data in government

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The report looks at the massive positive economic impact of governments adopting open data policies. Source : Open for Business.

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GitHub launches service for open government

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The New York Senate Open Legislation site on GitHub delivers legislative information from the senate to the public in near real-time.

Creating a Return on Investment (ROI) calculation for Enterprise 2.0 and internal social media

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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.

How the next generation of display technologies will transform mobile computing

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Click on the image to see a video of the segment. The possibility of holograms on smartphones is absolutely compelling.

Breaking: Google+ will be a reputation engine

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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.

The continuing devaluation of LinkedIn connections

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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

Four lessons learned from 12 years of blogging

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Good blogging is often about engaging in online discussions with well-informed people who can hone your perspectives. Twitter information exposure leads to blog posts, and blog posts can be shared on Twitter. It is 12 years since I started this Trends in the Living Networks blog to accompany the launch of my book Living Networks.

Why crowdsourcing should (and maybe will) be the future of government

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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

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[VIDEO] In 1987 Apple predicted it would launch Siri in 2011

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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.

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The 9 kinds of context that will define contextual search

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At LeWeb ’10 Marissa Mayer of Google described “contextual discovery” : “The idea is to push information to people,” Mayer said. Individual.

The future of business education will be centered on contextual learning

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Jay Cross, one of the leaders of informal learning, describes this as workflow learning, that is, learning that is embedded in the flow of work.

The death of news-on-paper is the rebirth of news organizations

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However the impending demise of news-on-paper is an opportunity for news organizations to be reborn, and to create a future of news which informs us better, is more participatory, and involves far fewer dead trees. Many commentators on my framework seem to equate newspapers with newspaper companies. That is completely incorrect. Mobile first.

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