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The State of AI Adoption - High Performers Show the Way

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

For the past few years, the McKinsey Global Institute has been conducting a yearly survey to assess the state of AI adoption. Its 2017 survey of over 3,000 AI-aware executive found that outside the technology sector, AI adoption was at an early, often experimental stage. Overall, the 2018 survey found that while the business world had begun to adopt AI, few companies had in place the foundational building blocks that would help them to generate value from AI at scale.

Five Ways People Adopt And Love Change

Adaptive Path

Is it that users just hate change ? Luckily, a communications expert named Everett Rogers looked deep and long at how human beings actually look at and choose to adopt something new and innovative. I love this because Rogers doesn’t look at what sells, but at what actually gets adopted and really, truly used. Here are the 5 Factors that drive whether someone adopts or snubs your product or service: RELATIVE ADVANTAGE. Oh dear Lord. The new experience.

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How to Support the Widespread Adoption of AI

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Only 8% of firms are engaged in practices that support widespread adoption. To support the widespread adoption of AI, companies must make three fundamental shifts. But during this period of rapid IT growth, US labor productivity grew at only 1.5% You can see the computer age everywhere but in the productivity statistics,” said MIT Nobel Prize laureate economist Robert Solow in 1987, in what’s become known as the Solow productivity paradox.

Serving Experience As The Product

Adaptive Path

The experience is the product. Whether we talk about greeting cards, mobile apps, or vacation get-aways, the experience is the product. Directly affecting the experience seems impossible because between you and it are IT systems, operations and processes, departments, and product architectures. Many of the products we spend the most on and spend the most time with are platforms for services.) And in a service-based economy, the experience is the product customers buy.

IT, Productivity and Organizational Capital

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

But, to achieve long term economic growth, as well as gains in our standard of living , the US must also focus on innovation and productivity growth. US labor productivity - “the amount of goods and services that a laborer produces in a given amount of time” - grew at only 1.5% This period of slow productivity coincided with the rapid growth in the use of computers in business, giving rise to the Solow. As the US recovers from the financial.

Leveraging Commercial Best Practices to Maximize Government Productivity

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

On October 6, the Technology CEO Council released its report One Trillion Reasons: How Commercial Best Practices to Maximize Productivity Can Save Taxpayer Money and Enhance Government Services. By harnessing major technological shifts and adopting best business practices, we can not only make our government far more productive, but also foster greater innovation in areas ranging from healthcare to education and energy – innovation that will generate economic growth and job creation. “We

Web 2.0 and Change Present Challenges to Many Learning Executives

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

and Change Present Challenges to Many Learning Executives. Jay spoke with Learning Executives Briefing about informal learning and the changing role of the CLO. is changing the nature of business and enabling incredibly powerful connections. That is changing the whole show. It’s also changing informal learning. When organizations adopt new technologies, all of a sudden, things don’t cost as much. LXB: Is the nature of the learner changing that much?

The Org Structure of Enterprise 2.0

Dan Pontefract

Adoption Council , founded by Susan Scrupski. calls for, which is a cross-functional, collaborative, open and seamless environment that enhances organizational innovation, productivity and engagement. however, do require both behavioural and technological changes and are therefore long-haul products. By tools, I believe Andrew implies both software and process are potential barriers to adoption, and as such, we should be patient with Enterprise 2.0

Adopting The No Asshole Rule: Don't Bother If The Words Are.

Bob Sutton

Financial sector: however good the pay, it doesnt buy results | Business | The Observer. James Adams: Good Products, Bad Products: Essential Elements to Achieving Superior Quality. Howard Gardner: Changing Minds: The Art and Science of Changing Our Own and Other Peoples Minds. Guy Kawasaki: Enchantment: The Art of Changing Hearts, Minds, and Actions. May: The Shibumi Strategy: A Powerful Way to Create Meaningful Change. Bob Sutton.

Never Underestimate the Power of Education and Enablement

Luis Suarez

A few months back, if you would remember, I got started with this series of blog entries about the Social Business Adaptation Framework I’m currently using when working with clients who are just about to embark on the so-called Social Business Transformation journey or with those other clients who may want to spice up their digital transformation efforts carried out so far and whatever other change initiatives already put in place. Who wouldn’t want to buy into that, right?

The Girl Effect – catalyzing positive change | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Home About Full Circle Contact Resources Wiki Full Circus Full Circle Associates connections for a changing world, online and offline… Nov 24 2008 The Girl Effect – catalyzing positive change Published by Nancy White at 2:48 am under Monday videos , collaboration , culture of love , international development , non profits/ngos , reflection This morning on Twitter, Idocente pointed me to The Girl Effect. Women who are catalyzing positive change.

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2016 – The Year I Went Mobile Only with My iPad Pro

Luis Suarez

This one, to quote: ‘ Ten years later, having experienced over that time the joy and increased effectiveness of being a freelancer in charge of my own productivity, […] ’, although I would have added as well the following tidbit: ‘ and computing environment ’. Always looking for that final productivity hack within their own computing environment that may well take one’s own effectiveness into the next level. I just didn’t buy the iPad Pro alone, by the way.

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Twitter Is Where Conversations Go To Die

Luis Suarez

And perhaps that may well be the case, but I have been thinking about it for a while now and I don’t think it would solve the problem, because the people who I am really interested in following are not going to change their habits of how they use Twitter to kill the conversation, just because I have unfollowed them. Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Personal KM Productivity Tools Social Enterprise

Flexuosity untangled

Dave Snowden

So its no surprise that a How Wolves Change Rivers link on social media attracted my attention, as did more detailed scientific papers as I started to play with a new idea for understanding the strategic context in which novelty is possible some years ago.

My Top 10 Reasons Why I Bought an iPad 2

Luis Suarez

Quality: What can I say about quality that hasn’t been said already about Apple’s products? Yes, good quality products would do that to you. They would also even help you talk about them openly like I am doing over here, so for those vendors out there wanting to delight their clients with their products, start with bringing top quality to them. What makes a good product enchant your customers? Perhaps we can all help influence that change.

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Artificial Intelligence is Ready for Business; Are Businesses Ready for AI?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

asks McKinsey in a recently published report - Artificial Intelligence: the Next Digital Frontier. “AI adoption outside of the tech sector is at an early, often experimental stage,” is the report’s succinct answer. “Few firms have deployed it at scale.”. Only 20 percent of respondents had adopted AI at scale in a core part of their business. 40 percent were partial adopters or experimenters, while another 40 percent were essentially contemplators.

I Know It When I See It

Andy McAfee

product?&# – are just windowdressing on products that are still essentially geared for Collaboration 1.0. Whose products at present come closest to enabling Web 2.0-style collaboration and interaction in enterprise environments? products that lack the ability to produce “meaningful&# RSS feeds. But I’d like to change the question or better said ask those who ask it to rethink their question. The feeling is a reflection of a change.

Newspapers, Paywalls, and Core Users ? Clay Shirky

Clay Shirky

This may be the year where newspapers finally drop the idea of treating all news as a product, and all readers as customers. Finally, and most recently, were a pair of announcements last month: The Chicago Sun-Times was adopting a new threshold charge , and the Minneapolis Star-Tribune said that their existing one was also working well. Taken together, these events are a blow to the idea that online news can be treated as a simple product for sale, as the physical newspaper was.

Artificial Intelligence is Ready for Business; Are Businesses Ready for AI?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

asks McKinsey in a recently published report - Artificial Intelligence: the Next Digital Frontier. “AI adoption outside of the tech sector is at an early, often experimental stage,” is the report’s succinct answer. “Few firms have deployed it at scale.”. Only 20 percent of respondents had adopted AI at scale in a core part of their business. 40 percent were partial adopters or experimenters, while another 40 percent were essentially contemplators.

Are Instructional Designers Making Themselves Irrelevant?

Xyleme

Staying with a certain concept or product because it has performed adequately or even well in the past makes sense, at least on the surface. The problem is that expectations, both from learners and business stakeholders, have changed dramatically. Accepting that your current method of creating learning content isn''t meeting the needs of your learners is an extremely difficult thing to do, but it''s the only thing that drives change.

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Blockchain and Business Process Transformation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

One can look at the transformational impact of IT on companies and industries through a variety of lenses, - e.g., products and services, revenue and profit, sales and support, market strategy. It started in the 1960s and 1970s with the automation of standardized, repetitive back-office processes in manufacturing, production and data processing operations like inventory management, financial transactions and airlines reservations. US labor productivity grew at only 1.5%

The Internet, Blockchain, and the Evolution of Foundational Innovations

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Last year, a panel of global experts convened by the World Economic Forum selected blockchain as one of the Top Ten Emerging Technologies for 2016, based on its potential to fundamentally change the way economies work. In a digital world, the way we regulate and maintain administrative control has to change…”. What’s the likely adoption process for foundational technologies like blockchain?

The Big Shift From Engagement to Passion

John Hagel

It’s because more and more research suggests that engaged employees are substantially more productive than employees who are not engaged in their work. One widely quoted study showed a 21% increase in productivity if employees are engaged in their work. There’s a significant bump in productivity that can be fostering by creating more employee engagement. A more productive workforce can be a significant competitive advantage in the marketplace.

The Transformative Power of Cloud Computing

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

E arly cloud adopters were mostly focused on improving the economics of IT, giving them the ability to expand their current offerings without major investments in additional IT infrastructure. Instead of having to buy and operate their own computing resources, users could now obtain the IT resources they needed over the Internet on demand, paying for whatever cloud resources they actually used. Smart Products and Services.

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The Continuing Evolution of Cloud Computing

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Cloud computing could well be The Next Big Thing - one of those massive changes that the IT industry goes through from time to time that really shake things up, - like the advent of personal computers in the 1980s and the Internet in the 1990s. . Early adopters viewed cloud as computing-on-demand. Instead of having to buy and operate their own hardware and software products, users could now obtain the computing resources they needed over the Internet on demand. .

Bridging the World’s Knowledge Divide: Technology + Competition, Skills and Institutions

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Regulations that promote competition : Lowering the cost of starting firms, avoiding monopolies, removing barriers to adoption of digital technologies, ensuring the efficient use of technology by businesses, enforcement of existing regulations, …. Mishra’s observations bring to mind similar discussions around the impact of technology on business and economic productivity.

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Blockchain and Business Process Transformation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

One can look at the transformational impact of IT on companies and industries through a variety of lenses, - e.g., products and services, revenue and profit, sales and support, market strategy. It started in the 1960s and 1970s with the automation of standardized, repetitive back-office processes in manufacturing, production and data processing operations like inventory management, financial transactions and airlines reservations. US labor productivity grew at only 1.5%

Blockchain and the Promise of an Open, Decentralized Internet

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

There’s generally a considerable time-lag between the time we start reading articles about their exciting potential and their adoption by companies and industries across the marketplace. But that changed quickly over the next few years. You could track the status of your packages, access the latest sports results, check the weather of any city in the world or buy from an online catalog with nothing more than a browser and an Internet connection.

The (Uneven) Digitization of the US Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Digital innovation, adoption, and usage are evolving at a supercharged pace across the US economy,” notes the report in its opening paragraph. “As This gap points to substantial room for much of the economy to boost productivity. The companies with the highest returns on their technology investments did more than just buy technology; they invested in organizational capital to become digital organizations. Build - or buy - the capabilities of the future.

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The Startup Version of the Wealth Gap

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Because winners and losers get sorted out in just a few years, there is little time to change course. . New products and services get discovered and adopted at a speed never seen before, driven by the networked economy and always-on rich communication.”. As a result, adoption happens faster. Freemium models only drive the adoption curves even faster.”. Start-ups no longer have to buy hardware or build data centers.

The Case for eLearning in the Workplace

TOPYX LMS

It also lowers training costs, and promotes a quick adoption of products. Was the first car you ever used borrowed, or did you buy it for yourself? You had the oil changed, kept it clean and tidy, and generally took pride in it. eLearning prevents organizations from having to pay for classroom space, in-person instructors, paper products, and utilities (heat, electricity, water, etc.). Self-Paced Learning Promotes a Quick Adoption of Products.

The Modern Mantra: “Instrument, Analyze, Tune”

Andy McAfee

software keeps a constant record of the tiniest details of production, such as the speed of fans in the painting booth. They changed a factory configuration so those fenders would flow directly to the assembly line rather than having to be put on carts and moved across an aisle.” An interesting article by James R.

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The Continuing, Transformative Impact of IT

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

billion people will become consumers by 2025, that is, they will earn enough to buy goods and services beyond meeting their basic needs. Local companies and global businesses will develop products and services specifically aimed at these newly enfranchised consumers. With billions rising out of poverty and joining the middle class and a rising global population, we can expect an increased demand for these critical resources as well as for products and services of all kinds.

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The New Era of US Manufacturing: Good News and Bad News

Andy McAfee

As production expanded after the recession’s end companies started hiring people, and manufacturing employment has (for now at least) stopped its long, steady slide, and has employed a steady percentage of the American workforce for more than two years: US manufacturing employment as a percentage of total employment. “And you had enough money to go out and buy a new car. What needs to change?

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Managing Complex, Disruptive Innovations - Some Lessons Learned

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

One of the major challenges in managing disruptive innovations is that even if you are sure that change is inevitable and you must therefore embrace the new ideas and technologies, you really don’t know what lies ahead. You don’t really know how quickly the new innovations will be adopted in the marketplace. Sustaining innovations are different, because you are essentially improving existing products and services while continuing to sell to and support a similar client base.

The Datafication of Business and Society

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I first encountered the term datafication in The Rise of Big Data: How It’s Changing the Way We Think About the World , by Kenneth Cukier and Viktor Mayer-Schönberger. But digitalization , - its companion concept which captures the impact of the digital revolution on the economy and society, - has been in use since computers were widely adopted around 60 years ago.

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

When are we likely to see self-driven vehicles coursing along our streets and highways? “It is not yet clear how much better self-driving cars need to become to encourage broad acceptance,…” notes the AI100 report. “ But if future self-driving cars are adopted with the predicted speed, and they exceed human-level performance in driving, other significant societal changes will follow.”.

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En Route to the Cashless Society

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

He writes about his experiences buying a cappuccino at a coffee house in New York City. Both products were announced last year by the San Francisco-based startup Square. Changing the way Americans pay for stuff is going to be really hard work. It will change the way we shop and bank. Similarly , this past June, the US Agency for International Development (USAID) and Citi announced a partnership aimed at accelerating mobile money adoption in developing countries.

The “New” Recruiter

Kevin Wheeler

They have ranged from business process re-engineering to Six-Sigma quality and have been responsible for the productivity gains world economies have enjoyed, as well as for the lower prices and better quality of most products we use. These initiatives have changed our expectations. We expect everything we buy to work immediately with little to no need for an instruction booklet, and last for a long time without the need for repair.

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Blockchain and the Promise of an Open, Decentralized Internet

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

There’s generally a considerable time-lag between the time we start reading articles about their exciting potential and their adoption by companies and industries across the marketplace. But that changed quickly over the next few years. You could track the status of your packages, access the latest sports results, check the weather of any city in the world or buy from an online catalog with nothing more than a browser and an Internet connection.

becoming collectively smarter

Harold Jarche

We are entering the network era and change is coming fast, which may sound like a cliché, but consider the last major shift we went through. When markets came about, we had a few hundred years to move from the Hanseatic League, adopt double-entry bookkeeping, and progress to high frequency trading. But like e-learning and knowledge management, PKM is at risk of becoming a technology to buy and consume. We are in the midst of a nano-bio-info-techno-cogno revolution.

Duplication theory of educational value

George Siemens

The internet has a different value scheme than what we encounter with physical products, particularly in relation to input costs. One of my favorite images in capturing this is the Encarta price curve of death : When Encarta was gearing for release, early prospective customers stated they would be willing to pay $1000 to $2000 for the product. I don’t buy that either research or sports need to be connected to universities. Higher education faces a value crisis.

The Real Goal of Open Educational Resources

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

OER Lebanon - "Our mission is to ensure that the benefits of open educational resources reach every school and university in Lebanon and to foster equal access to quality education through the adoption of OER." He writes: "In the new context of inclusive access models, arguments about 'reducing the cost of college' and providing students with 'day one access' are increasingly ineffective at persuading faculty to adopt OER because publishers have completely co-opted these messages."