The Rise of the T-Shaped Organization
DECEMBER 15, 2015
The growing demand for T-shaped skills points to the rise of the T-shaped organization. Brown offers a very good answer to these questions.
The Competitive Value of Data: From Analytics to Machine Learning
JANUARY 31, 2017
A recent article by NY Times reporter Steve Lohr discussed the rising importance of data as a major competitive differentiator.
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
A truly complex system consists of many different kinds of parts, intricate organizations and highly different structures at different levels of scale.
The Evolution of the Firm
NOVEMBER 21, 2016
All that growth led to ever larger, multi-layered hierarchical organizations. High-tech companies emerged from nowhere.
Digital Identity - the Key to Privacy and Security in the Digital World
AUGUST 29, 2016
From time immemorial, our identity systems have been based on face-to-face interactions and on physical documents and processes. What is identity?
Becoming a Data-Driven Business: Challenges and Opportunities
DECEMBER 19, 2016
Big data ,- including analytics , data science , artificial intelligence and related information-based technologies - are now everywhere. “Is
Creating More Intelligent Organizations
DECEMBER 26, 2012
organize these collaborations and enhance them with innovative IT-based. If so, is it possible to create more intelligent organizations?
The Top Ten Emerging Technologies of 2016
AUGUST 16, 2016
A few weeks ago, the WEF published its 2016 Top Ten list. The technologies on the list are not new. They’ve been worked on for many years.
The Datafication of Business and Society
JUNE 9, 2015
Data science research and educational programs are being organized in universities around the world.
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.
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.
The Growing Importance of Storytelling in the Business World
MARCH 13, 2017
During this period, I was involved in organizing emerging business opportunities at IBM, including the Internet and Linux.
Design Thinking and the Workplace Experience
OCTOBER 27, 2015
Instead, for the past few years there’s been a puzzling discrepancy in technology adoption between individuals and organizations.
Why Are We Stuck in a World of Slow Economic Growth? Nobody Seems to Know
SEPTEMBER 26, 2016
Over the past few centuries, the natural sciences , - e.g. physics, chemistry, biology, - have developed a variety of principles and models.
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.
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
Over time, many companies ended up with large numbers of relatively small, under-utilized servers distributed across the organization.
The Puzzling Technology Adoption Discrepancy Between Individuals and Institutions
DECEMBER 11, 2013
In the case of the 2013 Shift Index, the story centers on the puzzling discrepancy in technology adoption between individuals and organizations.
The (Uneven) Digitization of the US Economy
JANUARY 19, 2016
Embrace open, collaborative innovation across the whole organization, supply chain partners, research communities and customers.
Leadership in a Changing World
FEBRUARY 2, 2016
Organizations need a modicum of stability to function effectively. But, w hile speed is the major dimension of change, it’s not the only one.
The Continuing, Transformative Impact of IT
JUNE 12, 2013
Companies have learned how to become effective digital organizations. There are few surprises. Disruptive innovations take time to play out.
The Internet, Blockchain, and the Evolution of Foundational Innovations
JANUARY 17, 2017
They govern interactions among nations, organizations, communities, and individuals. But, how transformative will blockchain turn out to be?
Blockchain - Once Again, the Technological Genie Has Been Unleashed from its Bottle
AUGUST 22, 2016
The book is organized into three main sections. If we will it.”. So far, it’s been up to its challenges. Period.
Reflections on the Nature of Human Organizations
OCTOBER 31, 2012
For most of history, the vast majority of people lived in farms and villages, and worked in relatively small organizations. . We learned that in many cases, our human organizations are more efficient the larger they are. All that growth generally leads to ever larger, multi-layered hierarchical organizations. billion to 9.3
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.
Why Some Work Groups Thrive While Others Falter
APRIL 25, 2016
Within companies and conglomerates, as well as in government agencies and schools, teams are now the fundamental unit of organization.
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
Large numbers of people will have to invent their own jobs, based on new types of work organizations that leverage digital markets and platforms.
Why Do We Need Data Science when We’ve Had Statistics for Centuries?
APRIL 30, 2014
Data Science is emerging as as one of the hottest new professions and academic disciplines in these early years of the 21st century.
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
It wasn’t all that long ago that we were wowed by Watson , Siri , and self-driving cars. Clarke. Digital technologies are all around us.
Why People and Companies Die While Cities Keep Growing
JANUARY 5, 2016
Furthermore, the bigger the organism, the longer it lives, and the longer it takes to grow and mature, all predicted by the same sublinear power law.
The 2016 MIT Inclusive Innovation Awards
DECEMBER 26, 2016
In addition, four additional $25,000 Judges Choice Awards were given to organizations deemed by the judges to be uniquely inventive.
AI and Public Policy
JANUARY 23, 2017
The founding members are in discussion with other companies, research labs and professional organizations, about joining the Partnership.
Intervention Design: Overcoming Stiff Resistance to a New, Disruptive Innovation
SEPTEMBER 29, 2015
The September issue of the Harvard Business Review features a spotlight on The Evolution of Design Thinking. What’s this concept all about?
Anticipating the Future of the IT Industry
MARCH 22, 2016
How can we best anticipate the future of a complex, fast changing industry like IT? Data Centers → Cloud. Data Analysis → Data Science, Cognitive, AI.
Could Blockchain Prove to Be “The Next Big Thing”?
APRIL 18, 2016
Over the past several decades, information technologies (IT) have been fundamentally transforming companies, industries and the economy in general.
Lean Principles in the Digital Economy
AUGUST 6, 2014
It was the right way to organize the fast growing industrial-age companies and industries.
The Future of Jobs in the Digital Economy
DECEMBER 19, 2012
Our technologies are racing ahead but many of our skills and organizations are lagging behind. But, our fear is that this time is different.