The Puzzling Technology Adoption Discrepancy Between Individuals and Institutions

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The Foundation index, measures the fast moving advances in technology performance and adoption, as well as the shifts of global public policy that are reducing the barriers to entry and movement. This discrepancy in technology adoption has been observed for the past few years.

Five Ways People Adopt And Love Change

Adaptive Path

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.

Complexity and Public Administration

Dave Snowden

Some 10 years ago now when I first became interested in how complexity science might be used in public administration there was a body of thinking but relatively few practical examples of applications. So what is applying complexity thinking to public policy really all about?

The Complex Nature of Cloud-based Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A recent McKinsey study on Cloud and Innovation observed that “The problem in many cases is that adopting cloud technologies is an IT initiative, which means that cloud solutions are all around improving IT and IT productivity.

Managing Complex, Disruptive Innovations - Some Lessons Learned

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

You don’t really know how quickly the new innovations will be adopted in the marketplace. But given the complexity of the changes involved, they would likely take place as a series of incremental, evolutionary steps, not as a rip-and-replace transformation.

in an increasingly complex world

Harold Jarche

Robert Warwick - Following a comprehensive literature review, heavily influenced by complexity sciences, we came up with seven essential criteria that are important to consider in an increasingly complex world, these were: Go out of your way to make new connections. complexity

Social Learning, Complexity and the Enterprise

Harold Jarche

Our relationship with knowledge is changing as our work becomes more intangible and complex. PDL – Personal Directed Learning: from Clockwork & Predictable to Complexity & Surprising. In complex environments it no longer works to sit back and see what will happen.

Design Principles for Complex, Unpredictable, People Oriented Systems

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

An IBM Global CEO Study conducted in 2010 concluded that complexity was the primary challenge emerging out of its conversations with 1,500 CEOs and senior government officials. CEOs told us they operate in a world that is substantially more volatile, uncertain and complex. Over the past several years, we have seen a rising emphasis on design, creativity and holistic thinking in business to help us deal with an increasingly volatile, unpredictable complex world.

Growing Up in a Complex World

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The primary challenge emerging out of the CEO conversations was complexity - the fact that CEOs now operate in a world that is substantially more volatile, uncertain and complex. Inheriting a Complex World: Future Leaders Envision Sharing the Planet invited graduate and undergraduate students to participate in a Web-based survey between October 2009 and January 2010. They grew up in a complex world. Several weeks ago IBM released its 2010 Global CEO Study.

Complexity in Government

Dave Snowden

To see a whole government start to shift towards complexity theory as a new paradigm of government is mist encouraging. My argument was that we in a phase shift period, between the paradigm of systems dynamics (process, scenario planning, learning organisation) and complexity theory (fragmented sense-making, use of human sensor networks, the inter-connectivity of social computing etc.). Today was the first day of my three day programme at the Civil Service College in Singapore.

Diversity, complexity, chaos and working smarter

Harold Jarche

Complexity, chaos and enterprise-architecture ~ by @tetradian – via @DavidGurteen [explores the under-represented Chaotic domain of Dave Snowden's Cynefin framework]. question “How do we get adoption for social software?”

Next Generation Evaluation: Embracing Complexity, Connectivity, and Change

Beth Kanter

The guide is useful for those beginners and early adopters alike.

Would a Distributed Model of Government be More Suitable for a Complex, Diverse 21st Century Democracy?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

While business and government have clearly different objectives, many of the challenges involved in managing a complex, fast changing organization are similar. If large global companies have had to embrace a more distributed management style, why not large, complex governments? These are extremely complex issues that will take decades to resolve. Last week I wrote about the forces that, in my opinion, are contributing to an increasingly polarized America.

Blockchain - the Networked Ecosystem is the Business

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

For example, e-mail and the Web played a crucial role in the mainstream adoption of the Internet in the early-to-mid 1990s. Supply chain applications are now playing such a role in the mainstream, commercial adoption of blockchains.

The Economic Value of Digital Identity

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Designed carefully and scaled to high levels of adoption in multiple application areas, it can also create significant economic value, particularly in emerging economies, with benefits for both individuals and institutions. Identity plays a major role in our everyday life.

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The Third Wave of the Digital Economy - Promises and Challenges

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Building and adopting the new connected, automated, and intelligent technology system will lead to enormous benefits globally, not least of which will be robust rates of productivity growth and improvements in living standards. “The next wave of digital innovation is coming.

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The Productivity Paradox: Digital Abundance and Scarce Genius

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Jobs requiring expert problem solving and complex communication skills have significantly expanded with the earnings of the educated workers need to fill such jobs rising steadily. “In 2008, the top 25 percent of US workers earned more than half of all labor income, the top 2.5

Is Blockchain Ready to “Cross the Chasm”? Lessons from the Internet

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Earlier this year, IBM conducted the largest study to date on the state of adoption of blockchain. These survey results are not surprising for a technology as new and complex as blockchain. With such technologies, you typically have a relatively small number of early adopters.

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.”. AI is now seemingly everywhere.

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A Framework for Building AI Capabilities

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

But, despite its market acceptance, a recent McKinsey report found that AI adoption is still at an early, experimental stage, especially outside the tech sector. The report adds that the gap between the early AI adopters and everyone else is growing.

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The Rise of Global, Superstar Firms, Sectors and Cities

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Talent has become the linchpin asset of the knowledge economy, making capital highly dependent on talented experts to navigate our increasingly complex business environment. In the 1990s, t he Internet was supposed to usher a much more open, decentralized, democratic economy and society.

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An Agile, Incremental Approach to Business Process Automation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

As cognitive intelligence tools like IBM’s Watson are adopted, those will be game changers, too. Artificial Intelligence Complex Systems Data Science and Big Data Economic Issues Future of Work Innovation Services Innovation Smart Systems Technology and Strategy

Blockchain Beyond the Hype

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Blockchain is still in its early phases of experimentation and adoption. But there are significant drawbacks, including performance and complexity. A recent issue of The Economist included a special report on cryptocurrencies and blockchains.

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Impact of an Aging Population on Economic Growth and Automation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In Demographics and Automation , published in March, 2019, Acemoglu and Restrepo analyzed the impact of an aging labor force on economic growth and automation based on a simple model of technology adoption and innovation. Countries experience more rapid aging, - e.g. Japan, Germany, South Korea, - are also the ones at the forefront of adopting industrial robots. The world has been stuck in an era of slow economic growth over the past decade.

Platforms, Blockchains, and the Evolution of Trust

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Trust was also prominent in a recent survey conducted by IBM on the state of adoption of blockchain. 8 percent of respondents were early adopters, already involved in blockchain pilots and experiments, while 25 percent were considering but not yet ready to deploy blockchains.

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Blockchain and the Promise of an Open, Decentralized Internet

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

These are not only complex but esoteric subjects, as nicely illustrated in this funny video. 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.

The Evolution of Design Thinking

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Yet, they account for the bulk of the growing complexity in our daily lives. This new approach is in large part a response to the increasing complexity of modern technology and modern business.” . In such an environment, formulating a winning market strategy is very complex indeed. .

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The Economic Potential of The Internet of Things

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Given the breadth and complex nature of IoT-based solutions, quantifying their potential value is very difficult indeed, especially since such smart solutions , - e.g., smart cities , smart homes , smart healthcare , - are still in the very early stages of development.

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The Identity Challenge: On the Internet, Nobody Knows You're a Dog

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I recently read Better Identity in America , a report by the Better Identity Coalition , an organization launched earlier this year to focus on promoting the development and adoption of solutions for identity verification and authentication.

Solow Paradox 2.0: The Lagging Impact of Technology Advances on Productivity Growth

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

But their benefits have not materialized in the short term due to several adoption barriers. Complex Systems Economic Issues Education and Talent Future of Work Innovation Management and Leadership Political Issues Society and Culture Technology and Strategy

What’s the Value of Blockchain?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Such real-world use cases are particularly important when introducing a new, complex set of technologies in the marketplace. Lest we forget, TCP/IP , - the communications protocol that defines the Internet to this day, - was first adopted in the mid-1980s.

A Framework for Building AI Capabilities

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

But, despite its market acceptance, a recent McKinsey report found that AI adoption is still at an early, experimental stage, especially outside the tech sector. The report adds that the gap between the early AI adopters and everyone else is growing.

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The Internet, Blockchain, and the Evolution of Foundational Innovations

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

But the adoption process of foundational technologies like blockchain is gradual, incremental and steady, unlike the hockey stick adoption we typically associate with disruptive innovations. What’s the likely adoption process for foundational technologies like blockchain?

Getting on the AI Learning Curve: A Pragmatic, Incremental Approach

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Machine learning methods are particularly valuable in extracting patterns from complex, unstructured data, including audio, speech, images and video. It’s still quite difficult to explain in human terms the results from large, complex AI applications.

Intervention Design: Overcoming Stiff Resistance to a New, Disruptive Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

With four articles on the subject, HBR ’s overriding message is that design is no longer just for physical products, being increasingly applied to customer experiences, innovation, business strategy, and complex problem solving. .

Human + Machine: The Impact of AI on Business Transformation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A recent McKinsey study found that AI adoption outside the technology sector is still at an experimental stage, with few firms having deployed it in production at scale. AI involves a complex set of new, powerful technologies which must be carefully applied.

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Cloud Computing and the Supply Chain of Services

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Early cloud adopters were mostly focused on improving the economics of IT, giving them the ability to launch new offerings or expand their current ones without major investments in additional IT infrastructure while paying for whatever cloud resources they actually used.

Is Blockchain Ready to “Cross the Chasm”? Lessons from the Internet

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Earlier this year, IBM conducted the largest study to date on the state of adoption of blockchain. These survey results are not surprising for a technology as new and complex as blockchain. With such technologies, you typically have a relatively small number of early adopters.

On the Governance of Blockchain: Lessons from the Internet

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

e-mail in the mid-late 1980s and the Web a few years later played a crucial role in the widespread commercial adoption of the Internet. T he Internet continues to have serious limitations for business and economic activity, - including security, complexity and trust.

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Artificial Intelligence Complex Systems Economic Issues Innovation Management and Leadership Political Issues Smart Systems Society and Culture Technology and Strategy

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Mobile Payments - a Long, Relentless War of Attrition

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Consumers may not be looking for a different payment method explicitly,” notes Webster, “but if an improved payment method can connect them to a solution for a commerce problem they already have, they are much more likely to want to adopt it. Apple Pay was launched in September of 2014.

Is Blockchain the Major Next Step in the Evolution of the Internet

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The adoption process of foundational technologies like the Internet and blockchain is gradual, incremental and steady, because they must overcome many different kinds of barriers, - technological, organizational, governance, political. Complexity.

Two-Speed IT Architectures

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

These older companies have to both leverage the back-end systems, processes and overall capabilities that have served them well over the years, while adopting innovative consumer-facing technologies to enhance their customers’ experiences.