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The Current State of Open Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In January, UC Berkeley professor Henry Chesbrough published Open Innovation Results : Going Beyond the Hype and Getting Down to Business, his fourth book on innovation in the last two decades. Chesbrough is adjunct professor and faculty director of the Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business. He’s credited with coining the term open innovation in his 2003 book of the same title. Business model innovation.

The Productivity Paradox: Digital Abundance and Scarce Genius

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Despite the relentless advances of digital technologies, productivity growth has been declining over the past decade. Some contend, - most prominently Northwestern University economist Robert Gordon , - that over the past few decades there’s been a fundamental decline in innovation and productivity. Translating technological advances into productivity gains requires major transformations in business processes, organization and culture, - and these take time.


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Generations, Social and Enterprise: adopt vs adapt

Martijn Linssen

and Social are about humans, people, change management, radical organisation change, and, in the end, about tools And, on the field of Integration, the theme of adopt versus adapt has always played the most significant role in my working life. Do we adopt the industry standards? If their environment doesnt adapt, they adopt their environment: slash and burn them into a subsidiary, a third, fourth or fifth leg. Employees arent used to adopting. Business or Pleasure? -

The Impact of AI on R&D and Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

For the past couple of centuries, general-purpose technologies (GPTs) have been the key drivers of productivity and economic growth, - thanks to their rapid improvements in price and performance, pervasive applications, and ability to spur complementary innovations across a wide variety of industries. Beyond innovations in existing sectors, the rapidly improving price/performance of GPTs have led over time to the creation of whole new applications and industries.

The Impact of AI on R&D and Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

For the past couple of centuries, general-purpose technologies (GPTs) have been the key drivers of productivity and economic growth, - thanks to their rapid improvements in price and performance, pervasive applications, and ability to spur complementary innovations across a wide variety of industries. Beyond innovations in existing sectors, the rapidly improving price/performance of GPTs have led over time to the creation of whole new applications and industries.

[liveblog][act-tiac] A federal portal in the age of search?

David Weinberger

“In a world where everyone can search and has apps, is a web portal relevant?,” Now people arrive through search. is a platform that offers a full suite of bilingual products, built around a single structured API: information, contacts, social media, etc. Someone has a general idea, but not informed enough to search. The earliest adopters are likely to be the millennials, and they’re not the ones who need the services generally.

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A Great Stagnation or a New Golden Age of Innovation?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

These new ventures continue to attract more and more financial capital from investors, which in turn helps improve the quality and lowers the cost of the new disruptive technology and leads to many new innovative applications. But inevitably, the investments in new companies and applications turns into unsustainable speculation, leading to a financial bubble which eventually crashes. New paradigms emerge for guiding innovation and for determining winners and losers in the marketplace.

The Economic Value of Artificial Intelligence

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

trillion of the expected GDP growth will come from productivity gains, especially in the near term. Companies that are slow to adopt these AI-based productivity improvements will find themselves at a serious competitive disadvantage. But, over time, increased consumer demand for AI-enhanced offerings will overtake productivity gains and result in an additional $9.1 Developing economies will experience more modest GDP growth due to their lower AI adoption rates.

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Blockchain - the Networked Ecosystem is the Business

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The essence of blockchain, notes the report , is that the unit of competition is the networked ecosystem , no longer a single enterprise. “As blockchain adoption continues to gather momentum, organizations must approach their blockchain strategies with the same rigor and commitment as any other new and transformative strategies. In search of value - From “The Network is the Computer” to “The Ecosystem is the Business”.

SharePoint 2010: The New Employee Gateway?

Dan Pontefract

It’s quite amazing, in my opinion, considering the product is relatively archaic and institutionalized. Adoption Council member and Canadian). This is a good thing for several reasons: Formal content can now be searched and referenced with informal and social content. Employees spend less time searching for any type of content, collateral and people/expertise. adoption council collaboration formal informal learnerprise sharepoint social

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? Executives can gain significant insight into the innovation process by looking in unexpected places like the big wave surfing arena. Innovations in big wave surfing Surfing has a long and distinguished history.

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. The article views design thinking as “a human-centered approach to innovation that puts the observation and discovery of often highly nuanced, even tacit, human needs right at the forefront of the innovation process.”

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Google Plus – One Social Networking Tool to Rule Them All

Luis Suarez

Like I have mentioned yesterday, it’s been a few days already since I jumped the shark and joined the bunch of early adopters who have been hammering down, and taking for a spin, the latest iteration of Google to get social with Google Plus , right after Google Wave and Google Buzz. and all along it’s been quite exciting being ahead of the curve from other waves of adopters or the mainstream itself.

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Twitter Is Where Conversations Go To Die

Luis Suarez

with a rather poor performance, lacking scalability big time, with silly limitations with its API, capped, or better said, rather crippled searching capabilities, incredibly dull, boring and unappealing front end Web site, with huge amounts of spam making it rather difficult to even enjoy the tool any more and perhaps too many pretensions to try to reach a certain status that has never managed to achieve: indispensable.

Social Learning at TELUS by Dan Pontefract

Luis Suarez

You don’t have to have everyone on board to get value: Indeed, something that we have seen ourselves, over at IBM as well with some of our social software tools, like IBM Connections Bookmarks where about 35k fellow IBMers make use of it, yet the entire IBM population of 400k benefit from it, because the search results from our corporate Intranet search engine are injected with those social bookmarks that folks keep adding along.

The Future of High-Performance Work Systems – Towards Meaningful Work

Luis Suarez

Well, I am not sure what you would think about, whether we have shifted gears and moved one step further, perhaps two, from where we were in 2009, but I strongly believe that we surely have made some giant leaps into embracing, and adopting social networking tools as one of the most powerful methods to help redefine how work gets done nowadays. IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Personal KM Productivity Tools Social Enterprise

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The Evolution of the Internet of Very Smart Things

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

These systems were optimized for simplicity and flexibility, and their graphical user interfaces led to many innovative applications, including the new web-based applications in the 1990s. Their overall conclusion is that “a low-cost, private-by-design democracy of devices will emerge that will enable new digital economies and create new value, while offering consumers and enterprises fundamentally better products and user experiences.” .

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Social Networking Gets Serious – #prayforjapan

Luis Suarez

One of the main inhibitors with regards to a successful adoption of social software within the enterprise that I keep bumping into from fellow knowledge workers and, specially, their managers!, IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Life Personal KM Productivity Tools Social Computing

Snap Bird – Experimenting with Curation of Live Tweeting at Conference Events

Luis Suarez

One of the many activities I keep enjoying quite a bit over the course of the years with regards to social networking is its innate ability to experiment and play with social technologies in order to figure out new use cases, proofs of concept, additional bursts of productivity, new business uses, etc. keep those Twitter searches on hashtags going in the medium, long run.

The Future of Financial Services

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

By analyzing the earliest recorded transactions, researchers believe that writing evolved in ancient Mesopotamia thousands of years ago, as an innovation to keep track of financial records. Financial services (FS) was one of the first industries to embrace ICT, automating their back-office and branch operations and developing innovations like credit cards and ATMs. The wide adoption of the Internet in the 1990s led not only to online banking, but paved the way for e-commerce. .

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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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Becoming a Data-Driven Business: Challenges and Opportunities

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

It’s very hard to anticipate the consequences of disruptive innovations. I t’s often been said that truly transformative innovations are overhyped in the short term but under-hyped in the long term. It took several decades for electric appliances, the assembly line and mass production to emerge and help create whole new industries. The dot-com era was famous for its many innovations, but also for its hype.

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The Continuing, Transformative Impact of IT

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Disruptive innovations take time to play out. Twenty years into the Internet revolution, businesses and consumers have come to expect that information is a Google search away, friends and associates are always available on social networking sites, and goods and services (including public goods such as education and government services) can be had instantly from an online vendor anywhere in the world at any time of the day.”.

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Machine Learning and Knowledge Discovery

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

This is evidenced by the number of companies embracing AI as a key part of their strategies, the innovative, smart products and services they’re increasingly bringing to market, and the volume of articles being written on the subject. The article told the story about Google’s adoption of an AI first strategy , and in particular, its use of deep machine learning to dramatically improve Google Translate , one of its more popular online services.

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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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. This generality has enabled the Internet to become a powerful platform for innovation, but it’s come at a price: it’s good-enough but not optimal for any one application. For example, u ntil the adoption of IPv6 in the late 1990s, there was a serious concern that we would soon run out of IP addresses.

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Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: The Next Revolution in Interactions

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? But any advantage in costs or distinctiveness that companies gained in this way was usually short-lived, for their rivals adopted similar technologies and process improvements and thus quickly matched the leaders.

Wal-Mart And The Futility Of Traditional Management

Steve Denning

A Google search revealed that the Waste-King was on sale at Amazon [AMZN] for $103.30. In a wonderfully insightful article the Wall Street Journal , John Jannarone cites a recent study which compared prices on a diverse basket of products: it found Wal-Mart is 19% more expensive than Amazon. For the first time, annual sales of media products like books and DVDs accounted for less than half of total revenue.”. Last week, my garbage disposal broke down.

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Open, Collaborative Trust Frameworks

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

ID³ , - the Institute for Institutional Innovation by Data Driven Design, - is a new multidisciplinary non-profit institution formed to develop architectural frameworks, open source software and educational content for the protection, sharing and monetization of sensitive data. The notion of adopting such an approach for the development of digital trust frameworks feels like another major disruptive initiative with potentially major implications.

Big Data Takes Center Stage

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The key question is whether the technology will keep falling through the trough and be soon forgotten, or whether it will eventually move on toward the slope of enlightenment on its way to a long life in the plateau of productivity. In 2000, only one-quarter of the world’s stored information was digital and therefore subject to search and analysis. Rather, we must adopt this technology with an appreciation not just of its power but also of its limitations.”.

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Why Do Firms Exist?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

He explained that, in principle, a firm should be able to find the cheapest, most productive goods and services by contracting them out in an efficient, open marketplace. Transaction costs are incurred in obtaining goods and services outside the firm, such as searching for the right people, negotiating a contract, coordinating the work, managing intellectual property and so on. Processes are put in place as people learn how to improve the productivity and quality of their work.

The Power of Pull

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

But, labor productivity has been steadily rising, and is now nearly double what it was in 1965. Where have the benefits of these productivity gains gone? The key challenge was to manage the growing means of production in the most efficient way possible. The hierarchically organized enterprise was the management model adopted by businesses to help them scale their production of goods and services.

The National Broadband Plan, Jobs and Economic Development

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Some studies show us to be as low as 15th in the world in broadband adoption; others have us higher, but none puts us even close to where we need to be.”. Meanwhile, the cost of digital exclusion for the student unable to access the Internet to complete a homework assignment, or for the unemployed worker who can’t search for a job online, continues to grow.” Over time, those jobs were reduced through automation and productivity.

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. This all has one mutually beneficial purpose: Businesses want to create the products and services their customers are interested in, in order to be more successful.

Business or Pleasure? - why not both: On the Return On R&D

Martijn Linssen

why not both Home About Contact Saturday, 23 October 2010 On the Return On R&D After my last post , where I showed Apple to be the least innovative company around, some words were exchanged on that conclusion (.). Rephrasing that: Apple is just a little more innovative than HP, but SAP and Oracle are 5 times as innovative. Lets just define R&D as the attempt to innovate, Spend as the actual "attempt enhancer", and Innovation as the outcome.

Cloud - the Emergence of a New Model of Computing

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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. Over time, the IBM S/360 family , announced in 1964, emerged as the leading products of the central computing model. A fairly large ecosystem developed around S/360 of companies providing a large variety of hardware and software add-on products, applications and services.

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Content as a Service


As instructional designers, we create our learning products, package them up with all the content and media, wish them well, and ship them off to the LMS’s – never to be seen again. With your content in the cloud, and the ability to track content usage by user, you can create new innovative revenue streams for your content. This allows your customers to create customized learning products on-the-fly, and opens yet another new revenue channel for your content.

Being There: What Presence Means in a Digital World.

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

So I was searching around I found a definition that was kind of helpful to me. Another type of presence and this is one that was actually adopted by the authors it was proposed by Marty Cleveland in this and Prisca Campbell. I did I search for it and the best.

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Is There a Better Way to Social Learning?


By doing this, George argues that vendors (LMS in particular), and the organizations they sell to, will begin to see their product no longer as simply an event-based tool for learning, but rather as a process-based tool for capacity planning and workplace effectiveness. A quick social media search also turned up a number of comments on the subject. Home About Podcasts Videos Xyleme Inc. Home > Learning Technologies , Social Learning > Is There a Better Way to Social Learning?

Educational Research in Learning Technology

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

There is no end to the number of papers that argue that we should abandon behaviourist theories and instead adopt newer and mostly constructionist theories of mind. Adopt a sceptical attitude from the outset Kerr, along with a number of other writers (most notably Audrey Watters), have argued that ed-tech has been over-hyped, and that we should not unquestioningly accept what we are being told. A wider search may reveal more such articles.

Reflections on Cloud Computing

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

An increasing number of articles are being written on the subject, as a quick online search of the term will attest. It also has all the earmarks of a disruptive innovation: It is enterprise technology packaged to best fit the needs of small businesses and start-ups--not the enterprise." Not at all, any more than the Web proved important only to its early adopters. Tags: Cloud Computing Innovation Society and Culture Technology and Strategy

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Creating a Return on Investment (ROI) calculation for Enterprise 2.0 and internal social media

Trends in the Living Networks

Adoption. Increased productivity. Time saved searching for information. Reduction in online, phone and other search for information required to do work effectively. Lower costs – product development. Cost of all product development resources, including staff time, overheads, external suppliers etc. Increased productivity. Innovation. Generate new opportunities through better collaboration and swifter product creation.

Wiley's Misguided Advocacy

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

> The BY license best reflects our values of eliminating friction, maximizing interoperability, and promoting unanticipated and innovative uses of OER. >No The primary benefit is that you prevent people from turning it into a commercial product and selling it. The publisher doesn’t sell the simulations as a product – I don’t think they could sell the simulations this way for the reasons I’ve described above.