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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. Only 20% of respondents used any AI-related technology in a core part to their business. AI adoption is increasing in nearly all industries.

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.

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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. From the perspective of customers, everything that goes into making up that experience—technology, materials, service support, or a supply chain—simply becomes the magic behind the experience. Many of the products we spend the most on and spend the most time with are platforms for services.) Serving experience as the product.

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. technology to automate existing processes wasn’t enough.

Education Technology Strategies - Day Two

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

So the Achieving Excellents has four major objectives: - achieving excellence - ensuring equity - promoting well-being - competence We''ve also been partnering with the Council of Directors of Educations (CODE - ''superintendants'') - this boosts what we know about technology and enabling innovations. We also find these technologies are giving students with special needs a new voice, and to connect with their teachers and classmates. So, we see this huge growth in technology.

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

This year’s event was focused on the impact of digital technologies on economic development in emerging and developing countries. It was organized around six different sessions , each of which explored the links between technology and development through a different lens. . I would now like to discuss another brief which I found quite interesting, - Will the Spread of Digital Technologies Spell the End of the Knowledge Divide? ,

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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. The Council believes that their recommentations are actionable, proven ways of reducing the deficit, which are based on real-world expertise, information technologies and organizational practices that are already being successfully applied in the private sector.

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. Stanford Technology Ventures Program (STVP). Center for Work, Technology and Organization. James Adams: Good Products, Bad Products: Essential Elements to Achieving Superior Quality. Dorf & Byers: Technology Ventures. A Cool Old Study » Adopting The No Asshole Rule: Dont Bother If The Words Are Hollow. Bob Sutton.

Never Underestimate the Power of Education and Enablement

Luis Suarez

Eventually, it’s all about how you come as close as you possibly can to discover and find out plenty more how people really work, how do they do their daily tasks, what they struggle with, what they learn, what gets them stuck, what they do in a heartbeat without too much thinking, what they still consider potentially pernicious pain points to their own productivity and may be what makes it tick for them. Who wouldn’t want to buy into that, right?

Notes from Information Technology Based Higher Education and Training ITHET 2013, Antalya

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

A New Strategy for Higher Education and Training Shirley Alexander Some intro stuff about the buildings being built for the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS). Technology''s role. turns a perfect event into time- and space- independent mode - make optimal use of current technology for recording, storage, distribution, etc - provide added value: replay, searching, browsing, etc.

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In the past few years, the necessary ingredients have come together to propel AI beyond the research labs into the marketplace: powerful, inexpensive computer technologies; advanced algorithms and models; and most important, oceans and oceans of data. 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.

Is Blockchain Now Transitioning to a More Mundane and Useful Era?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Most everyone agrees that it’s a truly brilliant architecture, built on decades-old fundamental research in cryptography, distributed data, distributed computing, game theory and other advanced technologies. In 2016, blockchain made the list of the World Economic Forum ’s Top Ten Emerging Technologies. However, most initiatives are still in alpha or beta stage… Long-term, Gartner believes this technology will lead to a reformation of whole industries.”.

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 Transformative Power of Cloud Computing

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Mainframes and PCs were the defining technologies of the centralized model and client-server models respectively. The Internet is the defining technology of the cloud computing model. There are clearly other major technologies around us, - e.g., smartphones, IoT, analytics, AI, - but when you think about it, all of them rely on their connections to cloud-based data, applications, and services for much of their functionality. Smart Products and Services.

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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. That’s because blockchain is not a disruptive technology, whose impact, once in the marketplace, is often quite rapid. Foundational innovations must overcome many barriers, - technological, organizational, governance, political.

Impact of AI on Government - Opportunities and Challenges

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

To help manage this transformation, government leaders should communicate often with employees to explain the potential of AI to alter their work using concrete examples from early adopters. A number of surveys have found that leveraging digital technologies to provide a superior customer experience is one of the top priorities in the private sector.

Blockchain and the Promise of an Open, Decentralized Internet

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

His article aims to explain what blockchain, cryptocurrencies and related technologies are all about as well as their potential impact on the economy and society. In their early years, it’s hard for most people to appreciate the potential of a transformative technology. 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.

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In the past few years, the necessary ingredients have come together to propel AI beyond the research labs into the marketplace: powerful, inexpensive computer technologies; advanced algorithms and models; and most important, oceans and oceans of data. 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.

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Home/Service Robots. “Over the next fifteen years, coincident advances in mechanical and AI technologies promise to increase the safe and reliable use and utility of home robots in a typical North American city.”. Low-resource communities. “With targeted incentives and funding priorities, AI technologies could help address the needs of low- resource communities.”. Hardware platforms remain challenging to build, and there are few applications that people want enough to buy.

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The (Uneven) Digitization of the US Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Digital technologies are all around us, - increasingly ubiquitous and commoditized. Digital innovation, adoption, and usage are evolving at a supercharged pace across the US economy,” notes the report in its opening paragraph. “As As successive waves of innovation expand the definition of what is possible, the most sophisticated users have pulled far ahead of everyone else in the race to keep up with technology and devise the most effective business uses for it.”.

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Twitter Is Where Conversations Go To Die

Luis Suarez

And Twitter is just about to experience that soon enough for us all to be reminded that social technologies are just that, tools, enablers, and that, as such, they come and go. Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Personal KM Productivity Tools Social Enterprise

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 Continuing Evolution of Cloud Computing

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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. . I nstead of having to buy computing resources up front, users now had the flexibility of only paying for whatever cloud resources they actually used. .

Reinventing Relationships

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Once upon a time, new technologies were first deployed in large institutions - enterprises, universities and research labs, the military and civilian government agencies, - from which they eventually trickled down to the rest of the economy as their prices and complexity dropped. Forty years ago, for example, the computer industry consisted primarily of expensive mainframes and supercomputers that only larger institutions could afford to buy and operate.

The Startup Version of the Wealth Gap

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Digital technologies are inexpensive and ubiquitous, startups have access to all kind of cloud-based business services, and customers can now be easily reached and supported over mobile devices. Last month I read an article in Newsweek by technology author and columnist Kevin Maney , Tech Bubble? The study is focused on VC-backed US companies in the technology space founded since 2000. As a result, adoption happens faster.

The Datafication of Business and Society

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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. Its ensuing digital products have been generating all that data and its drastically lower technology costs have made it possible to store and analyze those oceans of information.

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The Continuing, Transformative Impact of IT

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Any technology expected to have a transformative impact on business over the next decade has to at least be already in the hands of leading edge users. Many trends reflect the growing dominance of the Internet as an enabling technology, as well as a model and metaphor for commercial and social interactions,” says the report in its introduction. Just about everyone agrees that these are foundational technologies, like the Internet twenty years ago, that every business must embrace.

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Blockchain and the Promise of an Open, Decentralized Internet

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

His article aims to explain what blockchain, cryptocurrencies and related technologies are all about as well as their potential impact on the economy and society. In their early years, it’s hard for most people to appreciate the potential of a transformative technology. 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.

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.

En Route to the Cashless Society

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The articles are generally focused on two key aspects of mobile digital money : innovative technologies and apps, which are primarily being introduced in the more advanced economies; and the financial inclusiveness of the poorer segments of society in developing economies. 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.

Flexuosity untangled

Dave Snowden

I’ve used Innovators~Early adopters~Early majority~Late majority~ Laggards with the various percentages over the years although I normally combine the first two and change the percentages a bit, based on that prior DataSciences work. If a new product everyone now wants to be seen with one.

Social Business: e-business 2.0. and Beyond

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

technologies and Social Media applications emerged several years later, it is natural that e-business would have now evolved into something like e-business 2.0 , continuing to leverage (the more recent advances of) the Internet for business value. While this book focuses on the value of becoming a Social Business, I don’t want to downplay the importance that social technology has played in my personal life. The answer, in a nutshell, is technology.

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? I want to stress one more time that technologies that are not freeform are not bad or shortsighted or somehow deficient. Am I leaving out any critical properties of effective technologies for supporting Enterprise 2.0?

The Management of Disruptive Innovations

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The management of disruptive innovations is very different when looking at relatively simple or self-contained technologies, products or services versus highly complex platforms and infrastructures. 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. .

A Time of Institutional Recomposition

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

There is little question that our economy, our society and just about all our institutions are going through major structural changes mostly caused by the digital technology revolution that has been all around us for the past several decades. Such technology-based structural changes are not new. Our present information technology and telecommunications age, whose starting point Perez pegs at 1971, is the fifth such major revolution in that span.

Open, Collaborative Trust Frameworks

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Regulatory and policy practices cannot possibly keep pace with technological change. Therefore, ID ³ believes, governance principles should be expressed as software that is then able to evolve to incorporate advances in technology and to support changing market and societal requirements. The notion of adopting such an approach for the development of digital trust frameworks feels like another major disruptive initiative with potentially major implications.

Android as a life management platform

Doc Searls

The longer answer is: open ones that are already evolving and have high levels of adoption. So you pull the same hand-held device from your pocket, scan the little square code on the back of the machine, and tell your hand-held, by voice, that this one is broken and you need another one, to rent or buy. New technologies and devices are still designed by creative inventors, and there are still trade secrets. New technology not only evolves rapidly, but appropriately.

Cloud - the Emergence of a New Model of Computing

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

They don’t care about the hardware, software or the details of the underlying technology. The last group I want to mention consists of all the people and companies selling ad-on products and services on top of the basic computer systems, such as application developers. Mainframes were built using fairly sophisticated, powerful and expensive technologies. Over time, the IBM S/360 family , announced in 1964, emerged as the leading products of the central computing model.

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The race to platform education

George Siemens

But a critical concept is expressed about mid-way through the post: Google+ is a knee-jerk reaction, a study in short-term thinking, predicated on the incorrect notion that Facebook is successful because they built a great product. Facebook is successful because they built an entire constellation of products by allowing other people to do the work. Well, technology is getting complex. Why buy an LMS when you can buy the educational process?

A Riddle, Wrapped in a Mystery, Inside an Enigma

Dan Pontefract

Those of you on the learning side of the house need to embrace and understand the technology and leadership implications. Those of you solely focusing on leadership, need to see how learning and technology are key to the puzzle. And those that think it’s only a technology solution, fail to see that it’s the leadership, learning and org structure components that make the technology useable in the first place. Buy Here. Buy Here. Buy Here. Buy Here.

Bigger is Not Necessarily Better in Our Information-Rich Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I recently read an intriguing column, - The End of Mass Production , - by technology author and columnist Kevin Maney. The mass production of standardized products is a defining hallmark of the 20th century industrial economy, bringing high productivity and low costs to a wide variety of products, - from household appliances to cars. Information technology is eroding the power of large-scale mass production.

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. 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. Three: Adopt and start using talent management technology.

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becoming collectively smarter

Harold Jarche

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. PKM is only a technology in the sense that Harold Stolovitch defines it, “ Technology is the application of organized and scientific knowledge to solve practical problems. ”