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Securing the Foundations of our Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

On December 1 the Commission issued its final Report on Securing and Growing the Digital Economy. The attacker has the advantage.

“Flexible Security”: A Sensible Social Policy for our Digital Age

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Entrepreneurship and flexible security. The authors have a very clear answer to this question. What should we do? Social Safey Nets.

The Top Ten Emerging Technologies of 2016

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The technologies on the list are not new. The full report includes a longer, one-page description of each of these technologies.

Blockchain - Once Again, the Technological Genie Has Been Unleashed from its Bottle

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Why wasn’t stronger security designed into the original Internet protocols? The book is organized into three main sections. If we will it.”.

Education Technology Strategies - Day One

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

lessons scripted around 1:1 laptop); IT issues - we were a Windows network, with everything on our own domain - we needed to open eg printing etc O - consumer technology far more accessible in 2012 esp. dates to classical Greece How does technology change this? - Using technology to find more (vs. CERN ? Which 6?"

[liveblog] Data & Technology in Government

David Weinberger

Part of the importance of this is that students at the Kennedy School are agitating for a much strong technology component to their education on the grounds that these days policy makers need to be deeply cognizant of the possibilities technology offers, and of the culture of our new technology development environment. FitBit).

The Long Term Impact of AI on Jobs - Some Lessons from History

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Automation anxieties continued to resurface in the 20th century, right along with accelerating technology advances. How should we respond?

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Blockchain Can Reshape Financial Services… But it Will Take Significant Time and Investment

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Today, multiple technologies poised to drive the next wave of financial services innovation are converging in maturity.” DLT is one such technology.

The Growing Importance of Storytelling in the Business World

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

This is now the case with blockchain and related technologies. Communications have played a major role in my work over the past few decades.

The President’s Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The Commission is composed of twelve individuals from the world of business, technology and academia. Today, money is mostly intangible.

Network Era Fluency

Harold Jarche

While my personal data may not be that important in the great scheme of things, networked data drive advertising, brands, and security systems.

Blockchains: the Promise of More Frictionless, Trusted Economies

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Why wasn’t stronger security designed into the original Internet infrastructure? Foremost among them is security. Why do firms exist?

AI and Public Policy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Throughout history, humans have both shaped and adapted to new technologies. These warning should be taken very seriously. Hype vs reality.

Anticipating the Future of the IT Industry

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Computing has constantly changed shape and location - mainly as a result of new technology, but often also because of shifts in demand.”.

The Collapse of Complex Business Models ? Clay Shirky

Clay Shirky

From the Q&A after, it was clear that for them, the question wasn’t whether the internet was going to alter their business, but about the mode and tempo of that alteration. That kind of question comes up a lot. This is, as Tainter notes in his book, an open question. the question “What is emerging?”

In Honour of Ada Lovelace

Dan Pontefract

She not only learns from the writing process, she may get a comment or question or two that helps to reinforce the learning. Back to Claire.

The Future of Financial Services

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Beyond technology, the evolution of FS will be influenced by a variety of economic, social and political factors. Rapid Change/Many Suppliers.

Jobs in the Age of Watson

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

On October 31, I participated in a symposium sponsored by MIT’s Center for Digital Business on The Race Against the Machine: The Future of Technology and Employment. match between Watson , IBM’s question-answering system, three students from the Harvard Business School and three students from MIT’s Sloan School of Management.

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After Facebook fails

Doc Searls

Making the rounds is The Facebook Fallacy , a killer essay by Michael Wolff in MIT Technology Review. When I first wrote that, I said 2012.

More Reflections on SharePoint and Picking Technology | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Some of the questions turning in my mind are: * What was MS Sharepoint initially conceived to be? This proved to be very true. My folders.

Reflections on Bitcoin

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A few weeks ago, technology journalist Glenn Fleishman wrote an article refuting a number of Andreessen’s arguments.

Security Issues and and Business Opportunities - Panel

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The key question is whether government and industry can collaborate successfully in a complex regulatory environment. We see the 'why do you need that information' question coming from young people - older people are more trusting. The challenge is how to minimize the privacy and security risk without compromising health care.

The New Era of Smart, Connected Products

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In many companies, smart, connected products will force the fundamental question, What business am I in? ” Another very big deal.

Reflections on Linux and Mainframes

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Especially, I would add, for those transactions that require the highest degrees of security, availability and data privacy.

The Untethered, Hyperconnected Enterprise

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

But lots of questions remain as to what those implications might be. Top down strategy plans take too long to formulate and generally don’t work so well because technologies and markets are changing so fast. Senior executives want to use the latest technologies in their work. Agility beats strategy every time.

Earth to Mozilla: Come back home

Doc Searls

So to explicitly address the question of whether sponsored tiles (aka “ads”) could be included as part of a content offering, the answer is yes.

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Models for Learning Questions

Tony Karrer

Questions There were some great questions during the session. 1) Two issues that come up, at least in the world of training in a government environment, is that of a) security of information, and b) control of the information given to the learner to make sure it is accurate. Avoid the Culture Question 3. Great question.

A Kind of Digital “Perfect Storm”

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

For a while now, companies have been racing to try to keep with the relentless advances of digital technologies. IBM barely survived. .

It’s 2013. Why are we still in login hell?

Doc Searls

infrastructure problems Technology I read it and decide to make a comment under it. I write it and go to log in. So go to I click on that.

Reinventing Society in the Wake of Big Data

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

These are both good, succinct descriptions from the point of view of the technologies used to store, manage, access and analyze the data.

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Privacy, Security and Trust: Challenges for the Intangible Economy

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

How do I as a paranoid security person deal with all the baggage I bring to the discussion? I see identity management as the real issue that is going to link security and privacy. I cannot engage most security professionals in discussions about privacy. Communication Security Establishment (CSE) common criteria. Trojans.

What happens when the home of the future crashes?

Ross Dawson

In today’s program there was plenty to talk about on the predictions of new technologies in the bathroom, bedroom, kitchen, and living room.

Computing Beyond Moore’s Law

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I’ve been thinking about this question for a while. The 4004 , Intel’s first commercial microprocessor, was launched in November, 1971.

How Can We Ensure that Our Complex AI Systems Do What We Want Them to Do?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Security : how to prevent intentional manipulation by unauthorized parties;” and . What is it that makes these systems so intrinsically complex?

The Digital Evolution Index

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Last year, the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University published Digital Planet: Readying for the Rise of the e-Consumer.

Social Business in the Age of the Customer

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Starting about a decade ago with the rise of Web 2.0 , we have seen the explosive growth of social media technologies, - e.g., blogs, wikis and podcasts, - as well as platforms like Twitter, Facebook and YouTube with hundreds of millions of users. What is the primary responsibility of a business? Customer value is different.

Reflections on the Nature of Human Organizations

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

To help us reflect on this question, let’s first consider why cities exist in the first place. Urbanization has been steadily accelerating since the industrial revolution as a result of the migration of jobs from farms to factories as well as the major advances in technologies, communications and transportation. billion to 9.3 or 2.2.

An Old Friend, - the IBM Mainframe, - Turns 50

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

What enables it to keep reinventing itself while embracing the latest technologies , including the Mobile Internet, Cloud Computing and Big Data?

Cloud and “Game Changing” Business Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Along with the Economist Intelligence Unit , the IBM study surveyed 572 business and technology executives around the world to learn how organizations use cloud today and how they plan to use it in the future. It urges business leaders to reflect on the potential of cloud-enabled business models by asking themselves a few simple questions:

The Slow, Steady March Towards Digital Money

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The Readiness Index aimed to answer two important questions: . The answers to this question are organized into three main insights. .