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Can technology improve business innovation?

Dion Hinchcliffe

Useful innovation is one of the most meaningful outputs of human creativity. Today, technological aids are increasingly employed to improve and amplify the innovation process. Now new social methods, especially crowdsourcing, have fundamentally altered how innovation is achieved and even who does it.

What’s next for educational software?

George Siemens

Most educational software instantiates physical learning spaces. Instead of creating central spaces of learning, our focus (and reflected in Stephen’s grsshopper software) in subsequent courses turned to encouraging students to own their own learning spaces. What do you want the software to do? Call it embodied cognition.

The Blockchain and Open Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Transformational innovations don’t always play out as originally envisioned. Once in the marketplace, they seem to acquire a life of their own.

White House: Innovation in Higher Education

George Siemens

The invitation was somewhat cryptic, but basically stated that the focus on the meeting was on quality and innovation. This invite was then followed a week later with a link to a post by Ted Mitchell, Undersecretary of Education, on Innovation and Quality in Higher Education , to help prepare for the conversation. It’s their job.

Innovation in open online courses

George Siemens

This is a short overview of the innovations that we want to explore during the course. The innovations build heavily on community and network approaches that I and others (Stephen Downes, David Wiley, Alan Levine, Jim Groom, Dave Cormier) have used in previous open courses. Social embeddedness Social has become an abused term.

The Innovator's Cookbook

Steven Berlin Johnson

But with innovation, there were just too many corridors--too many stories to tell, too many other writers on the subject, to do them all justice.

Embracing Disruptive Innovations: Organizational Challenges

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Managing a Disruptive Innovation Initiative. There are many reasons why disruptive innovations fail in large companies. 

The new digital workplace: How enterprises are preparing for the future of work

Dion Hinchcliffe

As innovation in computing devices, apps, and potent new techniques for applying them proliferate in the consumer world, companies are struggling to close the gap. Unified Comms IT Priorities Enterprise Software Emerging Tech Consumerization Collaboration Innovation Social Enterprise Enterprise 2.0

The Internet inside the enterprise: We don't have it, and we need it

Dion Hinchcliffe

That''s because the Internet has definitively won the competition and is leading the way in tech innovation. Apps Cloud Priorities Leadership IT Policies Software Servers Networking IT Priorities Enterprise Software Emerging Tech Data Management Data Centers Consumerization Cloud Big Data Innovation

Social Business – Rethinking Innovation, Organization and Leadership

Luis Suarez

Innovation Knowledge Management Learning Life Social Computingfor the 21st century. know, lots of questions, right? It’s already there!

Enterprise 2.0 a bright spot for software in 2012

Dion Hinchcliffe

Along the way, new software products continue to emerge in the Enterprise 2.0 space, continuing the variety and innovation needed to keep lift going as the industry matures into a major component of the software business. CIO Collaboration Networking Software IT Employment

Patent Activity and the State of US Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

This is a timely report given recent concerns that the US might be losing its innovation edge.  But, Has the Ideas Machine Broken Down?

An Emerging Platform for Digital, Inclusive Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Together, these advances are giving rise to an Internet-based platform for digital, inclusive innovations. Inclusive innovation is a relatively new concept.  It aims to develop of products and services that just about everyone can afford, even those in the bottom of the pyramid , that is, the poorer socio-economic groups around the world. 

Where innovation comes from

Jay Cross

In sum, they innovate. Steven Johnson has written a book that looks at innovation from all angles. Innovation = working smarter.

Crowd-inspired innovation

Jay Cross

TED’s Chris Anderson talks about How Web Video Powers Global Innovation. Crowd-accelerated innovation. Crowd. Light. Desire.

How to deliver innovation overnight | Daniel Pink

Dan Pink

How to deliver innovation overnight One of the ideas in Drive that has spread the fastest and the widest is the FedEx Day. Dan Pink. Contact.

Enterprise 2.0 a bright spot for software in 2012

Dion Hinchcliffe

Along the way, new software products continue to emerge in the Enterprise 2.0 space, continuing the variety and innovation needed to keep lift going as the industry matures into a major component of the software business

20 contemporary enterprise collaboration tools

Dion Hinchcliffe

Innovation in enterprise collaboration software continues unabated, to the point that there are nearly too many to keep track of. Collaboration Mobility Software Enterprise 2.0 Here are 20 interesting new or established players you may not have heard of. Social Enterprise

Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Large Metropolitan Areas

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The Silicon Valley model has become the most prominent example of what it means to be a successful innovation hub.   Why is that?  To begin with, most successful high-tech innovation hubs have been built around the great engineering universities in their midst - Stanford and UC Berkeley for Silicon Valley, and MIT for the Boston area. 

The Rise of the Platform Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The effect is much greater potential for innovation and growth than a single product-oriented firm can generate alone.”. trillion.

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5 recommendations for successfully implementing distributed innovation and shared value

Ross Dawson

Chapter 5 from Living Networks , on Distributed Innovation – Intellectual Property in a Collaborative World , is still immensely relevant today. We are still relatively early on in working out the implications for innovation of distributed value creation. IMPLEMENTED DISTRIBUTED INNOVATION AND SHARED VALUE.

A grain of sand: Innovation diffusion

Dave Snowden

Today I was privileged to be invited as to present along with four others at an Innovation Diffusion workshop for UCL in connection with the NHS.

Presentation to UNCTAD's Advisory Group on "Developing skills, knowledge and capacities through innovation: E-Learning, M-Learning, cloud-Learning"

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

third model is based on a foundation or the community such as, the Apache Foundation, the Wikipedia foundation and the open source model, where the costs are borne by the community that is interested in releasing the software. Stephen Downes December 10, 2013 Access I''d like to begin with the issue of access. Learning. Learning. e?Learning

20 contemporary enterprise collaboration tools

Dion Hinchcliffe

Innovation in enterprise collaboration software continues unabated, to the point that there are nearly too many to keep track of. Enterprise Software Here are 20 interesting new or established players you may not have heard of.

Becoming a 21st Century Digital Tinkerer

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Recominant innovations are all about the creation of new products, markets and industries based on novel combinations of existing technologies.  .

An innovative workshop on radical management

Steve Denning

In these three days ( March 19-21 in Washington DC ), you will discover how to use radical management to thrive in the 21 st Century creative economy and the world of continuous innovation. have you ever wondered why your great innovations and improved ways of doing things don’t seem to have any lasting traction? Then just imagine.

Ray Ozzie on Lotus Notes and Slow Hunch Innovation

Steven Berlin Johnson

[More in the series of excerpts from the conversations in my new collection, The Innovator's Cookbook. This is part of my exchange with the brilliant Ray Ozzie, who recently stepped down as Microsoft's Chief Software Architect. But on the software side, we were all exposed to things that ultimately we’d get used to in the Internet.

The Top Ten Emerging Technologies of 2016

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Artificial Intelligence Complex Systems Economic Issues Innovation Smart Systems Technology and StrategyArtificial Intelligence. The Blockchain.

The Management of Disruptive Innovations

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Unrealistic predictions are then made about the near term impact and rate of adoption of the new innovation, because the innovation in question is quite complex in nature, but the predictions assumes that it is on the simpler end of the spectrum. . Transistors took their place. Flat panel technologies have been around for decades. 

Challenging Mindsets: From Reverse Innovation to Innovation Blowback

John Hagel

Views on innovation in developing economies are evolving rapidly, yet they still do not capture the full significance of what is going on. Executives in the West are still prisoners of a mindset that equates innovation with technology and product innovation. Early view of innovation. Reverse innovation.

Is the Blockchain Now Reaching a Tipping Point?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Another promising innovation that leverages the Blockchain is smart contracts and tokenization. Emerging technology solutions.

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The Growing Value of Social Skills

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Instead,… information processing equipment and software investment was only 3.5 There has been no similar surge in IT investments since 2000. 

Platforms and the New Rules of Strategy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Economic Issues Innovation Management and Leadership Services Innovation Smart Systems Technology and Strategybargaining power of buyers.

cooperation makes us human

Harold Jarche

What was considered knowledge work yesterday will be routine tomorrow, and workers will be replaced by software and machines. As Steven B.

The Evolution of Design Thinking

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The application of design thinking beyond products, - in innovation, problem solving and business strategy, - isn’t new.  You can’t touch them. 

The Continuing Evolution of Service Science

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

This blind spot threatens to hinder the development of effective innovation policies and the development of new business models and practices…”.

The New Era of Smart, Connected Products

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

This opportunity to drive rapid innovation and economic growth, and with it a return to prosperity growth, comes none too soon.”.

The Fourth Industrial Revolution

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

These innovative offerings are restructuring industry boundaries and leading to the creation of whole new industries. Impact on Business.

Lean Principles in the Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Such a pull approach to business is quite different from the push approaches of the past. But it then adds three additional management disciplines:  .

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The Collaborative, Sharing Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Major vendors like Microsoft, Oracle and IBM have long supported a large community of application and software developers on their platforms.