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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.

How Not to Adopt an LCMS

Xyleme

Modern learning organizations understand that, in order to provide learners with the resources they expect (such as content personalization, mobile learning, microlearning, and just-in-time support) new technology tools are no longer a “nice to have” — they’re a necessity.

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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.

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?

Educational Research in Learning Technology

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Kerr in this recent post , about how research in educational technology could be improved, but I have disagreements around the edges, enough that I think more discussion is warranted. Here are just a few: - access - it is demonstrably true that educational technology has increased access.

The Evolution of Design Thinking

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Design Thinking is the featured topic in the September issue of the Harvard Business Review with four articles on the subject. “It’s The application of design thinking beyond products, - in innovation, problem solving and business strategy, - isn’t new. That’s where design comes in.

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Design Thinking and the Workplace Experience

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Design has long played a major role in product innovation. But in the last few years, a shift has been underway bringing design to the very core of the business. “ The Evolution of Design Thinking : It’s no longer just for products.

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The September issue of the Harvard Business Review features a spotlight on The Evolution of Design Thinking. Last week I discussed this expanded view of design thinking based on one of the articles, - Design Thinking Comes of Age.

Social Learning, Complexity and the Enterprise

Harold Jarche

Corporations that understand the value of knowledge sharing, teamwork, informal learning and joint problem solving are investing heavily in collaboration technology and are reaping the early rewards. ~ Our relationship with knowledge is changing as our work becomes more intangible and complex.

Grand Unified Theory of Service Design, Systems Design, and Organization Design

Adaptive Path

I sat down with Jeff to pick his brain on putting the ‘service design’ in software-as-a-service. One is that I specialize in helping IT organizations and digital businesses bring together agile, DevOps, and design thinking in order to adopt new methodologies and be able to deliver more continuous value, so I’m really interested in the relationship between design and engineering and design and IT in particular.

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The Top Ten Emerging Technologies of 2017

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Earlier this year, Scientific American , in collaboration with the World Economic Forum , published a special report on The Top Ten Emerging Technologies of 2017. These technologies, - selected by a global panel of experts , - “are expected to become increasingly commonplace in the next few years,” and are “attracting increased funding or showing other signs of being ready to move to the next level.”. The full report includes a one-page description of each of these technologies.

The State of AI in the Enterprise

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

All of these respondents were early AI adopters compared with their counterparts in an average company, - 90% were directly involved in their company’s AI projects, and 75% said that they had an excellent understanding of AI. Early AI adopters struggle with an array of basic challenges.

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Blockchain - the Networked Ecosystem is the Business

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

This is not unusual for potentially transformative technologies in their early stages, as was the case with the Internet, and is still the case with AI. The key question is whether blockchain has the potential to become a truly transformative technology over time.

The Third Wave of the Digital Economy - Promises and Challenges

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Atkinson is founder and president of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF), a think tank focused on science and technology policy. We need policies that support the positive benefits of digital technologies while addressing their negative impacts.

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The Transformative Power of Blockchain

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

This is not unusual for potentially transformative technologies in their early stages, as was the case with the Internet in the early-mid 1990s. The key question is whether blockchain has the potential to become a truly transformative technology over time.

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. The Internet’s early adopters arrived in two phases.

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I mentioned three such key forces: the structural changes and employment challenges our economy is going through; the changing demographics and emergence of a kind of new establishment in US society; and the technology-amplified, free-for-all conversations taking place through our multitude of information and communication channels. If large global companies have had to embrace a more distributed management style, why not large, complex governments?

The Economic Value of Digital Identity

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The opportunity for expanding the use of good digital IDs is growing, as technologies improve and become more affordable, and as more people around the world have access to smartphones and the Internet. Identity plays a major role in our everyday life.

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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. 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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Towards a Trusted Framework for Identity and Data Sharing

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Current firewall, event sharing, and attack detection approaches are simply not feasible as long-run solutions for cybersecurity, and we need to adopt an inherently more robust approach.

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

Human + Machine: The Impact of AI on Business Transformation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Last week I wrote about the impact of blockchain technologies on business transformation. The book reminds us that technology has long been transforming business. This is quite different from using technology to automate specific tasks in a job or workflow.

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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.”. People have long worried about the impact of technology on employment.

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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 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.

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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.

On the Governance of Blockchain: Lessons from the Internet

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

However, this extraordinary technology may be stalled, sidetracked, captured or otherwise suboptimized depending on how all the stakeholders behave in stewarding this set of resources - i.e. how it is governed,” they add in a strong note of caution. “How

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The Emergence of a Blockchain-Based Token Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Blockchain Revolution , published in May of 2016 by Don Tapscott and Alex Tapscott , was one of the first books that explained the promise of blockchain technologies to the general public.

The Future IMS Learning Design

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The Future IMS Learning Design What is the future of learning design? Joel Greenberg My own personal view: maybe the world is moving on, and maybe the idea of 'design' is a bit old fashioned. It's interesting, because they all use techn ology, but there has been a lack of interest in using technology in their teaching. Conclusions: issues about efficiency, limitations of the generic approach (it gets very complex), complexity of generic serving descriptions (Symbian.

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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. The Internet’s early adopters arrived in two phases.

The Current State of Open Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A s the rate and pace of technological advances accelerated, - most prominently in the IT industry, - the closed innovation model started to fall apart. On the positive side, open innovation has been widely accepted and adopted.

The Promise and Current State of Blockchain

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I welcomed the opportunity to learn how these real-world executives feel about blockchain, as well as how to best communicate the promise and current state of this emerging and potentially transformative technology. True, but not surprising for a potentially transformative technology.

The Evolution of the Internet of Very Smart Things

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

These factors eventually led to significantly increased management complexities and costs. The centrally managed, highly scalable, attractively priced cloud platforms were now being designed to support a variety of mobile devices, - e.g. smartphones, tablets, e-readers and laptops.

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Shaping the Future of the Internet

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

That year saw the adoption of TCP/IP , - the communications protocol that defines the Internet to this day. What design choices have led to the Internet as we know it? As is the case with any complex system, the Internet’s design has been the result of many different choices.

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The Evolving Automotive Ecosystem

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The convergence of consumer and automotive technologies and the rise of mobility services are transforming the automotive industry and the way we live our lives.” . Others are not quite so sure due to the highly complex technical and societal issue that remain to be worked out.

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The Rise of the T-Shaped Organization

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

That can be from any number of different fields: an industrial designer, an architect, a social scientist, a business specialist or a mechanical engineer. We have to design things.

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. Information technology is eroding the power of large-scale mass production. They keep trying to fit new technologies and practices into outdated business models.

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A Kind of Digital “Perfect Storm”

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Every day brings new stories about the impact of digital technologies on every aspect of the world around us, including their transformative impact on companies in just about every industry. Mobile is furthest along while cloud adoption is taking off.

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Cloud Computing and Open Architectures

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Although cloud is widely recognized as a technology game changer, its potential for driving business innovation remains virtually untapped. Cloud Computing Complex Systems Economic Issues Innovation Management and Leadership Technology and Strategy

Cloud Computing: Lots of Progress; Lots to Do

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The CIOs in one of the panels I attended agreed that cloud can provide business users with the agility they increasingly demand to keep up with the pace of technological and market changes. Unless companies make that switch, disruptors that use technology to fuel innovation (i.e.,

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The Global Business Environment: Success or Struggle?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

These metrics provide a comprehensive picture of the evolution and impact of advances in digital technologies and changes in public policy over that time span. A few weeks ago I wrote about one of them, The burdens of the past , which dealt with the growing gap between individuals and institutions in their adoption of knowledge-sharing technologies. have seen their profits fall and their dominance vanish as rivals launched improved designs or cut manufacturing costs.”.

Big Data Takes Center Stage

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A few recent articles have expressed concerns that big data may be at the peak of inflated expectations in the so-called hype cycle for emerging technologies, and will soon start falling into the trough of disillusionment. This is not uncommon in the early stages of a disruptive technology.

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