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. Off-Grid Devices Draw Drinking Water from Dry Air - “Sunlight-powered moisture-absorbing technologies are becoming economical”.

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?

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The Top Ten Emerging Technologies of 2016

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

For the past several years, the World Economic Forum (WEF) has published an annual list of the Top Ten Emerging Technologies that would likely have the greatest impact on the world in the years to come. The technologies on the list are not new.

Open Business – From Adoption into Adaptation

Luis Suarez

So far, the journey has been incredibly fascinating, if anything, because we are just about to enter the last stage of Social Business Adoption and Enablement: Adaptation. We are not doing Adoption per se anymore, specially, driving adoption.

Social Business Adoption – The Laggards, The Critics and The Skeptics

Luis Suarez

Adoption: Does It Have To Be So Hard? and it’s rather interesting to see how almost three years later the challenge seems to be there still, alive and kicking: Social / Open Business Adoption is hard.

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

Beth Kanter

Don’t let the discomfort of the learning curve for new technology tools get in the way of adopting social media or mobile tools as a personal and organizational leadership tool for your organization.

People, Organization, Technology?

Martijn Linssen

Headed for my personal trash bin: ‘People, Process, Technology.’ For the rest, technology should enable serendipity rather than predictive process. It may be People, Organization, Technology; although we should not be in a rush to replace a failed triplet with another.

Social Software Adoption

Tony Karrer

You can find all sorts of interesting resources via eLearning Learning around Adoption. Not surprising, the terms most closely associated with Adoption are Adoption of Social Software and Adoption of Enterprise 2.0. adoption Facilitating Adoption of Web 2.0

Never Underestimate the Power of Education and Enablement

Luis Suarez

question); d) Insert a success story from a fellow colleague (one of the champions, for instance, since they have already changed the way they themselves work) where he/she can explain how they do it, so that people can relate to it with a real story.

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

Dan Pink

Because the book is so relevant to the issues many of us confront, I asked Saul to answer a few questions for Pink Blog readers: You start off your book by saying “The goal for all leaders is to avoid being netflixed.” My pal Saul Kaplan is a self-confessed innovation junkie.

TechCamp: Empowering Women Through Technology

Beth Kanter

TechCamp: Empowering women through technology - guest post by Ma’ayan Alexander. The participants work together in small groups, ask questions and discuss problems, and work together to find solutions and initiate joint projects. Technology does not solve problems.

What can nonprofit technology trainers learn from the social work field to improve their training techniques?

Beth Kanter

Over the past two decades of teaching workshops to nonprofits on the use of technology for mission-driven work and more recently on the use of online networks and data, people come workshops with different degrees of organizational readiness to embrace change that is needed to be successful.

Are You Being Left Behind as Technology Ushers In a Whole New Approach to Philanthropy? #CoFLA

Beth Kanter

Note From Beth: Just before I left for Rwanda, I caught some interesting discussion threads about organizational adoption of networked ways of working on Twitter coming from the #COFLA hashtag as a result of the Council on Foundations gathering in Florida.

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.

AI and the Productivity Paradox

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Given the proper context, there are no inherent inconsistencies between having both transformative technological advances and lagging productivity. Another possibility is that the productivity benefits of new technologies are being enjoyed by a relatively small fraction of the economy.

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.

Should Your Company Get on the Blockchain Learning Curve Now or Wait?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I explored this question by comparing blockchain today to the Internet in the early-mid 1990s, which is roughly when the Internet made its own transition from early adopters to mainstream users. A few weeks ago I wrote about the current state of blockchain.

Technology, Resources and Innovation

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Take that base scaffolding and then wrap a learning community around it, based on great teaching, great technology, and the power it provides. I see that technology today, in pockets. We could develop courses by ourselves pre-technology. technology standards.

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

Bob Sutton

Learning to listen to others and to ask smart questions is more important. is not a very useful question. Stanford Technology Ventures Program (STVP). Center for Work, Technology and Organization. Dorf & Byers: Technology Ventures. A Cool Old Study » Adopting The No Asshole Rule: Dont Bother If The Words Are Hollow. Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Adopting The No Asshole Rule: Dont Bother If The Words Are Hollow : Comments.

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

Becoming a Data-Driven Business: Challenges and Opportunities

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Big data ,- including analytics , data science , artificial intelligence and related information-based technologies - are now everywhere. “Is The convergence of several technology trends is accelerating progress.

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Webinar Software - Adoption Advice

Tony Karrer

Good question about adoption of webinar software / services - this time from someone who went to my workshop in Cincinnati - Revolution in Workplace Learning - who by the way - called it "awesome." Here's the question: We are currently moving toward web-based training for an external audience and have been experimenting with a modest product called Ready Talk. Anyone have concern about adopting Adobe Connect vs. the myriad of other solutions out there?

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.

The (Uneven) Digitization of the US Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Digital technologies are all around us, - increasingly ubiquitous and commoditized. Several weeks ago, the McKinsey’s Global Institute (MGI) published a report addressing these questions. Digital technologies now touch the economy in myriads of ways.

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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.

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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. They’re the best way of getting on the learning curve for the new technologies as well as of explaining the kinds of problems they help us address.

The Rise of the T-Shaped Organization

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Brown offers a very good answer to these questions. It requires detailed analysis of technologies, quality, processes, competitors, customer satisfaction and market segments.

Webinar Software - Adoption Advice

Clark Quinn

Good question about adoption of webinar software / services - this time from someone who went to my workshop in Cincinnati - Revolution in Workplace Learning - who by the way - called it "awesome." Here's the question: We are currently moving toward web-based training for an external audience and have been experimenting with a modest product called Ready Talk. Anyone have concern about adopting Adobe Connect vs. the myriad of other solutions out there?

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. No, It''s a Startup Wealth Gap , that sheds considerable light on these questions. .

Futurist conversations: Ross Dawson and Gerd Leonhard on the future of Nokia

Ross Dawson

Here are a few of the points we make in the conversation: * Nokia did not have the foresight to take critical steps including adopting touch screens, easy-to-use software, and making their phones fully-fledged Internet-enabled computers. Future of media Mobile Technology trends

Facilitating Adoption of Web 2.0 Tools

Tony Karrer

Nancy White just posted Second Wave Adoption where she discusses various aspects of helping adoption of Web 2.0 This is definitely an interesting question and something I've written about before: eLearning Technology: Adoption of Web 2.0 Nancy's post has some ideas (slides) about how to facilitate adoption and she points to a few other posts: Focusing , Stimulate people's imagination , trigger inventiveness.

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The job was particularly difficult at first because there was no one technology or product you could develop in the labs that would make you a success in the marketplace. The September issue of the Harvard Business Review features a spotlight on The Evolution of Design Thinking.

Design Principles for Complex, Unpredictable, People Oriented Systems

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Design principles are particularly applicable to problems that are socio-technical in nature, that is, they involve people and technology, having to deal both with complex technical, business and societal infrastructures and human behaviors. While advances in technology are now enabling us to bring major innovations to services, most of the really hard issues are not technical at all. Advances in technology, - faster, more powerful, less expensive, - are concrete and visible.

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The Future of Financial Services

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Given its intangible character, it’s not surprising that advances in information and communication technologies (ICT) have in turn led to advances in the way we deal with money and payments, as well as with identity, trust and other key attributes of a well-functioning financial system.

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The Slow, Steady March Towards Digital Money

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

As in previous years, the Symposium convened a group of leaders in their field to explore the state of adoption of digital money and its economic and societal impacts around the world. . The Readiness Index aimed to answer two important questions: .

What’s working in social business

Harold Jarche

This is the question that CMSWire asked me to write about. In my opinion, technology sales, marketing campaigns and the speakers circuits are doing well. Then comes the question, what do we do now? SocialLearning TechnologyWhat’s working in social business in 2012?

SharePoint 2010: The New Employee Gateway?

Dan Pontefract

Adoption Council member and Canadian). A good question – no answers here though, only my personal speculation. adoption council collaboration formal informal learnerprise sharepoint social

Models for Learning Questions

Tony Karrer

Questions There were some great questions during the session. I recommend adopting their tools and their security mechanisms. 9) When introducing these new learning methods, I have the impression that the resistance from organisation is lies more in the new role of the training department rather then new technologies. So, I would agree that new technologies is less the issue. Avoid the Culture Question 3. Technology is Tactical not Strategic 7.

Realizing the Potential of the Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

This year’s event, - Disrupting Development with Digital Technologies , - explored the impact of the digital economy on the ways business and development organizations now engage with emerging and developing countries.

The Data Bubble redux

Doc Searls

Here is the rest of the list (sans one that goes to a linkproof Flash thing): Here’s the gist: The Journal conducted a comprehensive study that assesses and analyzes the broad array of cookies and other surveillance technology that companies are deploying on Internet users.

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