How to Support the Widespread Adoption of AI

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Surveys with thousands of executives, showed that most firms are only using AI in ad hoc pilots or applying it to a single business process. Only 8% of firms are engaged in practices that support widespread adoption. From siloed work to interdisciplinary collaboration.

The Current State of AI Adoption

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In the past few years, the necessary ingredients have finally come together to propel AI beyond early adopters to a broader marketplace: powerful, inexpensive computer technologies; advanced algorithms; and huge amounts of data on almost any subject.

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How to Survive and Thrive in a World of Disruption

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Looking back upon my long career , it’s frankly sobering how many once powerful IT companies are no longer around or are shadows of their former selves, e,g, Digital , Wang , Sun Microsystems , BlackBerry. Leaders fail to recognize the new reality and accept it for what it is.

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How to Transform a “Big, Old” Company into an Agile Digital Business

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

But, “the adoption of digital technologies in business doesn’t come as naturally,” - especially if you’re working in a big, old company. “Inserting digital technologies to enhance operations and create new value propositions has proven extremely challenging.”.

What is innovation?

Harold Jarche

In writing almost 100 posts on innovation since 2007, it’s time to put the core observations together into a cohesive narrative. Innovation is fifteen different things to fifteen different people. Innovation today is people making connections. How to Start.

Innovation catalysts

Harold Jarche

As described in Introducing PKM to a Corporate Audience , Domino’s learned that “PKM makes learning a real-time activity within the flow of work” but also that “the company needs to clarify what people are allowed and expected to do in terms of learning during the workday.”

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. His findings are complied in his tome, Diffusion of Innovations. HOW NOW PURPLE COW?

How to Replace Top-Down Training with Collaborative Learning (3)

Jay Cross

The primary thing to bear in mind, says MIT’s Andy McAfee (McAfee), is INATT. Social networks are the ideal platform for the new corporate learning, so let’s briefly examine how they support corporate learning. Forbes named Salesforce.com the world’s most innovative company.

Why Corporate Training is Broken And How to Fix It

Jay Cross

Why Corporate Training is Broken And How to Fix It. Traditional training departments cannot build courses fast enough to keep up with the speed of change. Person-to-person instruction is no longer cost-effective. The Industrial Age is giving way to the Network Era.

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Waxing Lyrical On Leadership, Engagement, Purpose & Innovation

Dan Pontefract

The fine folks at Learnnovators conducted an interview with me recently, where I spouted off on aspects of leadership, engagement, purpose and innovation. You say “We are not allowing our employees to be engaged… we are not enabling ‘workplace actualization.” To learn is to collaborate.

The Complex Nature of Cloud-based Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

But, cloud has not the easiest concept to grasp. Cloud has continued to evolve and advance over the ensuing years. I find it helpful to look at cloud along two key dimensions: as a technology to improve IT productivity, and as a platform for enabling business innovation.

Organizational Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Almost seventy years ago, Austrian economist Joseph Schumpeter popularized the term creative destruction to describe the process of transformation that accompanies disruptive innovation. In Schumpeter's vision of capitalism, innovative entry by entrepreneurs was the force that sustained long-term economic growth, even as it destroyed the value of established companies that enjoyed some degree of monopoly power. They listen to their best customers.

Technology, Resources and Innovation

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

You won’t be able to get away from that idea. We are focusing a lot on faculty and rethinking the attributes faculty will need in order to be successful in the future: teaching for learning, curating, etc. These are defined by a set of ‘5R’ permissions that allow you to reuse them.

Managing Complex, Disruptive Innovations - Some Lessons Learned

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Over the past twenty years I have been involved in a number of initiatives dealing with disruptive innovations. You don’t really know how quickly the new innovations will be adopted in the marketplace. How will your industry change over time?

Innovation in Higher Education

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Just about every such study points to a similar trend : for the foreseeable future, the US economy will need better educated workers with specific skill requirements. Those with higher educational attainments will be in the best position to obtain good jobs with good pay. Thus, we need to significantly increase the number of students receiving post-secondary education. According to Christensen et al, traditional colleges and universities combine three distinct objectives.

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. A lot of the hype you often hear when new innovations come about is the result of people not properly understanding the different dynamics that apply to simple versus highly complex innovations. Many started to predict the impending demise of mainframes.

How To Use Microsoft Technology To Supercharge Your Fundraising

Beth Kanter

SOS Children’s Villages International uses cloud technology to help fundraise for children in need. Note From Beth: I am thrilled to host this guest post from Microsoft Philanthropies General Manager that showcases examples of digital transformation and fundraising.

Where innovation comes from

Jay Cross

To stay ahead in business, a firm must continually re-invent itself. In sum, they innovate. Steven Johnson has written a book that looks at innovation from all angles. He explains what nurtures innovation. I’m adding his thinking to my concept of the workscape.

A Great Stagnation or a New Golden Age of Innovation?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Here is the way things are supposed to work. A new disruptive technology emerges out of the lab into the marketplace, becomes increasingly successful, gets embraced by entrepreneurs who start new businesses based on these new technologies, and begins to gain market share at the expense of the previous, slow moving market leaders. New paradigms emerge for guiding innovation and for determining winners and losers in the marketplace.

A Conversation on Innovation

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Each paragraph denotes a different speaker, the speakers are not identifies, the result being to produce a single more-or-less coherent document. Re: the negative side of innovation, there's a prettyconsistent assessment of innovation & technology, a pretty consistentstatement, by the youth in the occupy movement. If we go one step beyond innovation, we have actuallyreached a cusp in the west. Does the general population support innovation?

How to avoid being “nextflixed”: 5 questions for Saul Kaplan

Dan Pink

My pal Saul Kaplan is a self-confessed innovation junkie. That’s all he seems to think, talk, and tweet about (with occasional detour for Boston sports teams.) ” Could you explain a little bit about what it means to be “netflixed”?

Big-Bang Disruptions: The Innovator’s Dilemma in the Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

It was later expanded into a book, Big Bang Theory: Strategy in the Age of Devastating Innovation published this past January. . The authors’ key premise is that innovation is once more undergoing drastic changes, driven by the exponential advances in digital technologies. Companies are now able to create products that are simultaneously better, cheaper and more appealing than those of competitors. Once launched, such disruption is hard to fight.

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Business, Innovation and Survival

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Irving Wladawsky-Berger A collection of observations, news and resources on the changing nature of innovation, technology, leadership, and other subjects. Part of it is to make the point of how serious it is to have an innovation culture in a company as part of its long term strategy.

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Business, Innovation and Survival

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Irving Wladawsky-Berger A collection of observations, news and resources on the changing nature of innovation, technology, leadership, and other subjects. Part of it is to make the point of how serious it is to have an innovation culture in a company as part of its long term strategy.

Reflections on Surviving Disruptive Innovations

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

It was based on the “Social Media Implications for Business” panel I moderated during my recent week as Innovator in Residence at USC’s Annenberg School of Communications and Journalism. The panelists pretty much agreed that many legacy media companies are going through a kind of near death experience as the industry transitions from analog to digital technologies. To survive, we had to come up with a very different business model.

Innovation in an Age of Austerity

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

On December 7 I participated in an Innovation Summit sponsored by the UK Innovation Research Centre (UK-IRC) at the University of Cambridge. The UK-IRC is “a collaborative initiative for cutting-edge research and knowledge exchange activities on how innovation can make businesses more competitive, improve public services delivery and help the UK meet the social, environmental and economic challenges it faces.”

A grain of sand: Innovation diffusion

Dave Snowden

Today I was privileged to be invited as to present along with four others at an Innovation Diffusion workshop for UCL in connection with the NHS. I promised that I would summarise my ten minutes here and provide some links to supporting material. Links to related material.

How Nonprofit Leaders Make Time for Social Media and Other Secrets to Adoption

Beth Kanter

Last week I was in Chicago to facilitate a session about leadership and social media as part of Knight Digital Media Center’s Digital Strategy for Community Foundations and Nonprofits. There are many benefits both to your organization and professionally.

[berkman] Karim Lakhani on disclosure policies and innovation

David Weinberger

Karim Lakhani of Harvard Business School (and a Berkman associate, and a member of the Harvard Institute for Quantititative Social Science ) is giving a talk called “How disclosure policies impact search in open innovation, atopic he has researched with Kevin Boudreau of the London Business School. Karim has been thinking about how crowds can contribute to innovation for 17 years, since he was at GE. The broader the better for innovation outcomes.

Work Stream #2 – Remote Working in Social Business Is Dead!

Luis Suarez

I knew what I wanted to do in terms of client work , but at the same time I decided to put together a number of other different work streams , just in case, to see which ones would click and focus on those from there onwards. So time to shift gears, I suppose.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Wikipatterns: A How-To Site on Driving the Adoption of Wikis Within Your Organization

Mark Oehlert

Each entry begins with a short descriptor : " Most people want to see the upcoming meetings agenda. Many would liketo influence it or have material to add. The result can be that other wiki users who wish to contribute become hesitant about what content can and cannot be edited."

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Exploring the Potential: Innovating Uses of Technology in Teaching and Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I’m inspired by the people at this conference - I don’t want to rain on the parade, but I want to share some pet peeves. Education trends seem to go in 15-year cycles. OK, to the technologies: Video: we have things like YouTube, Khan, TED Talks, etc. Very few faculty have adopted the idea of teaching and learning - they’re rewarded for their research. They tend to be VC funded and tend to be done at great risk. Question: how to engage faculty?

The Economic Value of Artificial Intelligence

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

PwC recently released a report on the potential economic value of AI to different regions and industry sectors around the world. PwC estimates that AI advances will increase global GDP by up to 14% between now and 2030, the equivalent of an additional $15.7

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

Bob Sutton

About Subscribe to this blogs feed Email Me Follow Me @ work_matters. Learning to listen to others and to ask smart questions is more important. This is especially true when it comes to selfish behavior; unvarnished self-interest is a learned social norm, not an unwavering feature of human behavior. The best test of a persons character is how he or she treats those with less power. It is good to ask yourself, do I have enough? Bob Sutton.

The State of AI in the Enterprise

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The larger 2018 survey reached out to 1,100 IT (46%) and line-of-business (54%) executives from US-based companies (64% at the C-level) and 10 different industries. 63% of respondents had adopted machine learning, an increase of 5% over the 2017 survey and 50% were using deep learning.

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Someone buy me this poster

Mark Oehlert

T2 Subscribe to e-Clippings (a division of blogoehlert) gapingvoid Understanding Comics Quoth he. Clay Shirky My latest additions to del.icio.us The Lewin Links This link should take you to the page I have on del.icio.us where I am linking to all the Lewin stuff I find.

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Impact of AI on Government - Opportunities and Challenges

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A few weeks ago I wrote about Leveraging AI to Transform Government based on a 2018 report by the Partnership for Public Service and the IBM Center for the Business of Government. The overriding conclusion is that, over time, AI will have a deep impact on how government works.

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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. The study interviewed almost 3,000 C-Suite executives from over 80 countries and 20 industries to learn about their company’s blockchain plans. How long will it likely take?

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Innovating on the Edge of Big Waves

John Hagel

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel Exploration of emerging innovations on a broad array of edges that are rising up to challenge the core About Recent Posts The Great Reset Passion and Flow Economic Recovery? Innovations in big wave surfing Surfing has a long and distinguished history.

Blockchain and Business Process Transformation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

One of the most important such lenses is the impact of IT on business processes, that is, on how work is actually done across the various functions of an organization. . IT was first applied to back- and front-office automation.

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Onshore Manufacturing

John Hagel

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel Exploration of emerging innovations on a broad array of edges that are rising up to challenge the core About Recent Posts The Great Reset Passion and Flow Economic Recovery? Financial metrics are lagging indicators – they tell us how well we did.

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

When it first came to light, blockchain had no broader goals beyond supporting Bitcoin. The WEF report compared blockchain to the Internet, noting that “Like the Internet, the blockchain is an open, global infrastructure upon which other technologies and applications can be built.

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A Growing Backlash Against the Relentless Advances in Technology?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

After a while, most of them quietly return to their academic roots or disappear altogether, and the public moves on to the next popular buzzword. Few business concepts have been as long and widely used as disruptive innovation. I looked forward to the article.