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Big Data, Complex Systems and Quantum Mechanics

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

What are some of these limitations?  In thinking about this question  over the last few years, I started to notice that a number of subtle, non-intuitive concepts that I learned many years ago as a physics student seem to apply to the world of big data and information-based predictions in highly complex systems.  Let me explain.  .

Cognitive Systems and Big-Data-driven Applications

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In the first week of October I participated in a Cognitive Systems Colloquium hosted by IBM at its Thomas J. Watson Research Center. 

Grimmelman non search neutrality

David Weinberger

And too much transparency allows spammers to game the system. would like to be assured that companies aren’t paying search engine companies to have their results ranked higher (unless the results are clearly marked as pay-for-position, which Google does but not clearly enough Me neither. Relevancy is not an objective criterion.

Continuing Education and Learning Management Systems

Tony Karrer

In my LinkedIn Guide for Knowledge Workers , I point out several ways that you can search for experts who might help you. But I did a quick search for things like LMS and continuing education and didn't really come up with people who I thought would be able to help. The LMS offers courses with both nursing and HCS-D credits. Solutions?

Real Profitability Part II: classical System Integrators

Martijn Linssen

For now, I think youll just feel bad for the poor system integrators - or at least their employees? Note the different currencies. dollar.

Becoming a Data-Driven Business: Challenges and Opportunities

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In short, these systems are trained rather than programmed.”. It’s very hard to anticipate the consequences of disruptive innovations.

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Reduce Searching Start Talking

Tony Karrer

I just saw When Knowledge Management Hurts … Professors Martine Haas from the Wharton School and Morten Hansen from INSEAD , for example, examined the use of internal knowledge systems by teams of consultants in one of the big four accountancy firms trying to win sales bids. It may even call into question sharing of Effective Patterns.

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Blockchain Revolution , his 16th book, now explains “How The Blockchain Will Transform Everything From Banking To Government To Our Identities.”.

On Saving the American Health System: Dr. Donald Berwick's.

Bob Sutton

Search. The Observer | Business | You could be a genius - if only you had a good system. Rakesh Khurana: Searching for a Corporate Savior: The Irrational Quest for Charismatic CEOs. Rakesh Khurana: Searching for a Corporate Savior: The Irrational Quest for Charismatic CEOs. Bob Sutton. Book Me For A Speech. Again? Sutton.

The Evolution of the Internet of Very Smart Things

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The notion of IoT solutions built as centralized systems with trusted partners is now something of a fantasy.”  . The cost of connectivity. 

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[liveblog][act-tiac] A federal portal in the age of search?

David Weinberger

“In a world where everyone can search and has apps, is a web portal relevant?,” Now people arrive through search. Someone has a general idea, but not informed enough to search. 3. Sarah Crane , Dir., Federal Citizen Information Center, GSA., is going to talk about USA.gov. ” she asks. NOTE: Live-blogging.

The Continuing, Transformative Impact of IT

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

There are few surprises.  Disruptive innovations take time to play out. Its potential for driving business innovation remains untapped.

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The Evolution of the Firm

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

This is particularly important because of the growing complexity of the products, services, systems and solutions companies are now developing. 

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How Will AI Likely Impact How We Work, Live and Play?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The report is organized into three main sections. Cybersecurity (including spam) is a widely shared concern.”. Transportation. Home/Service Robots.

Is Design Thinking the “New Liberal Arts”?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Complex Systems Education and Talent Innovation Management and Leadership Society and Culture Technology and StrategyLet me explain.

Lean Principles in the Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Customers are taking advantage of all the information they can now access to search for the best possible values.

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Anticipating the Future of the IT Industry

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

How can we best anticipate the future of a complex, fast changing industry like IT? Data Centers → Cloud. Data Analysis → Data Science, Cognitive, AI.

The MIT Second Machine Age Conference

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Some of these ubiquitous robots will be used in search-and-rescue operations while others might help us fold the laundry.

The Datafication of Business and Society

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Datafication is a fairly new concept associated with our recent data revolution.  They can tell you if you’re likely to get diabetes.”  .

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Trust and the On-Demand Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Complex Systems Economic Issues Innovation Management and Leadership Political Issues Services Innovation Society and Culture Technology and Strategy

The Future of Financial Services

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Bitcoin , the best known cryptocurrency, is both a digital currency and a peer-to-peer payment system.  Why include money in such an exhibit? 

New Tools Beget Revolutions: Big Data and the 21st Century Information-based Society

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

On May 22 I attended the 2013 MIT Sloan CIO Symposium.  All while the windows of opportunity and response will continue to shrink. 

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The Era of Cognitive Computing

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

And, beyond these word-oriented search engines, statistical, information-based systems are being extended in a number of directions.  .

Networked and Hyperconnected: The New Social (and work) Operating System

Beth Kanter

The ability to search effectively for information online and to be able to discern the quality and veracity of the information one finds and then communicate these findings well (referred to as digital literacy). More than half of those in that age cohort have smartphones and 23% own tablet computers like iPads. The ability to concentrate.

The Importance of Empathy in Our Services-Centric, People-Oriented Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Complex Systems Economic Issues Education and Talent Management and Leadership Media and Communications Society and CultureThis will take time. 

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Learning to Apply Data Science to Business Problems

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Complex Systems Data Science and Big Data Economic Issues Education and Talent Innovation Management and Leadership Technology and Strategy

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Design Thinking and the Workplace Experience

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Complex Systems Economic Issues Education and Talent Innovation Management and Leadership Services Innovation Technology and Strategy

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What Should We Think of Machines that Think?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The study of the verification of the behavior of software systems is challenging and critical, and much progress has been made.  But wait! 

The Coming Robotics Revolution

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Hi, Robot: Work and Life in the Age of Automation , reads the Hamlet-inspired cover of the July, 2105 issue of Foreign Affairs. 

Blockchains: the Promise of More Frictionless, Trusted Economies

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Why do firms exist?  However, markets are not perfectly fluid.  Firms came into being to make it easier and less costly to get work done.

Reflections on Big Data, Data Science and Related Subjects

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Complex Systems Economic Issues Education and Talent Innovation Management and Leadership Political Issues Smart Systems Society and Culture

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Computing Beyond Moore’s Law

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Initially, we used these components to develop what in retrospect were not-very-powerful, stand-alone computer systems. Software.

Why Some Work Groups Thrive While Others Falter

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Complex Systems Economic Issues Education and Talent Management and Leadership Society and CultureHigher empathy. More women.

Cloud, Services and the Transformation of Production

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The value of hybrid services depends on having human capabilities augmented by increasingly sophisticated ICT systems.”  .

Searching The "Small Here"

Steven Berlin Johnson

Search doesn't yet reflect those shifting definitions of where we are, the true radius of our interest. Or you can search an entire city.

The Firm as a Large, Complex, Extended Family

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Complex Systems Data Science and Big Data Economic Issues Education and Talent Management and Leadership Political Issues Society and Culture

The Future of Jobs in the Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Since the advent of the financial crisis around five years ago, we have been searching for answers to these very important questions. 

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In Defense of Data Centrism

Martijn Linssen

Often the latter choice is considered backward looking, or stripped of context.  Here is what happened with BP, or Enron, or the 111th Congress.

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The Rise of the On-Demand Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Having a good job meant working for one such company.  Some 53m American workers already work as freelances.”. asks The Economist. 

Reflections on the Nature of Human Organizations

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Geoffrey West , a physicist formerly at Los Alamos National Lab and now at the Santa Fe Institute , has analyzed the impact of scaling in complex systems including cities.  Dr. West and his colleagues discovered that if you know the population of a metropolitan area, you can estimate their resource requirements with a pretty good accuracy.