Adventure & security

Dave Snowden

My love affair with Cathay Pacific continues as they upgraded me for the flight and achieved the same degree of discretion that I reported on the previous flight. Nothing pleases people more than to go on thinking what they have always thought, and at the same time imagine that they are thinking something new and daring: it combines the advantage of security and the delight of adventure.

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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Privacy, Security and Trust: Challenges for the Intangible Economy

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

How do I as a paranoid security person deal with all the baggage I bring to the discussion? I see identity management as the real issue that is going to link security and privacy. I cannot engage most security professionals in discussions about privacy. And vice versa. -- Part One Personal baggage - I have a defence and security background. The real advancement in the discussion is going to come from the privacy advocates, not the security advocates.

Egypt: Cairo, tens of thousands of people protesting

Martijn Linssen

Twitter has been reported to be down in Egypt, but protesters are using proxy sites and other means to get tweets, Facebook updates, pictures and videos out of the country and spread immediately. Subscribe Top Posts Generations, Social and Enterprise: adopt vs adapt Enterprise 2.0:

Blockchain - the Networked Ecosystem is the Business

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Their presentation was based on their recently published report Building your blockchain advantage. For example, e-mail and the Web played a crucial role in the mainstream adoption of the Internet in the early-to-mid 1990s.

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. The report’s overriding finding is that AI is the biggest commercial opportunity for companies, industries and nations over the next few decades.

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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. With such technologies, you typically have a relatively small number of early adopters. The Internet’s early adopters arrived in two phases.

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. Security.

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The Economic Value of Digital Identity

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In a world that’s increasingly governed by digital transactions and data, our existing methods for managing security and privacy are proving inadequate. Identity plays a major role in our everyday life.

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Big Basket of Stuff #2.in which even amnesiacs can remember games.students get connected and wikis get adopted.

Mark Oehlert

which even amnesiacs can remember games.students get connected and wikis get adopted. Tetris Effect ) Special Reports 10 Emerging Technologies 2008 (Technology Review): includes Offline Web applications , Connectomics , and reality mining. " The Top 10 Free Educational Video Games (John Rice) Game programming tools (Tony Forster ) 21 days of Wiki Adoption (Stewart Mader) Wikis at Work: Benefits and Practices by Jeanne C.

The Digitalization of the American Workforce

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The Brookings report quantified the spread of digitalization by analyzing the changes in the digital content of 545 occupations between 2002 and 2016 based on O*NET , the most comprehensive data on US occupations sponsored by the US Department of Labor.

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The Economic Potential of The Internet of Things

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The myriad possibilities that arise from the ability to monitor and control things in the physical world electronically have inspired a surge of innovation and enthusiasm,” writes McKinsey in a June, 2015 report - The Internet of Things: Mapping the Value Beyond the Hype.

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Towards a Trusted Framework for Identity and Data Sharing

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

As the economy and society move toward a world where interactions are primarily governed by digital data and transactions, our existing methods of managing identity and data security are proving inadequate.

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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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Blockchain Beyond the Hype

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A recent issue of The Economist included a special report on cryptocurrencies and blockchains. Blockchain is still in its early phases of experimentation and adoption. Blockchain is 100% secure and tamper-proof.

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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. . Digital money adoption is a slow changing, long haul commitment. .

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. With such technologies, you typically have a relatively small number of early adopters. The Internet’s early adopters arrived in two phases.

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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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Blockchain Killer-Apps

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Spreadsheets and word processing were major factors in the 1980s adoption of personal computers, for example. In August of 2016, the WEF published a very good report on how blockchain can help reshape the financial services industry.

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The WEF report compared the 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. Security . Security standards are necessary, but not sufficient.

Please not more of the same (1 of 3)

Dave Snowden

Last month Paul Tudor alerted me to a 2012 McKindsey report Delivering large-scale IT projects on time, on budget, and on value. The report is two years old but I doubt things have changed that much so it gives me some key data.

The Impact of Automation on Everyday Life

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

This past October, the Pew Research Center released Automation in Everyday Life , a report on what Americans think about advanced technologies like artificial intelligence and robotics, and the impact they expect them to have on their everyday lives.

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The Citi-Imperial Digital Money Readiness Index

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The Symposium convened a group of leaders in their fields to explore the state of adoption of digital money and its economic and societal impacts around the world. By analyzing its various interdependent components, the team computed a measure of how ready a country is to adopt digital money.

Peering into a Confusing, Paradoxical Future

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Every four years since 1997, the US National Intelligence Council has been publishing a Global Trends report on the key trends that will shape the world over the following twenty years. The latest Global Trends report, Paradox of Progress , was released earlier this year.

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The Jobs Outlook for 2022

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A few weeks ago, the World Economic Forum (WEF) released The Future of Jobs Report 2018. T he report takes an in-depth look at the world of work in what the WEF calls the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

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Blockchain and Business Process Transformation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Productivity studies at both the firm level and the establishment (or plant) level during the period 1995-2008 reveal that the firms that saw high returns on their technology investments were the same firms that adopted certain productivity-enhancing business practices.”.

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A few weeks ago I discussed whether AI is finally reaching a tipping point, mostly based on a recently published report, - Artificial Intelligence and Life in 2030. The report is organized into three main sections.

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The Vital Role of Research in Preserving the American Dream

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

This past September, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences released Restoring the Foundations: The Vital Role of Research in Preserving the American Dream , - a report on the state of US leadership in science and technology.

On the Governance of Blockchain: Lessons from the Internet

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

According to the WEF report, blockchain requires stewardship at three different levels: platform, applications, and ecosystem. 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.

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The Top Ten Emerging Technologies of 2016

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The full report includes a longer, one-page description of each of these technologies. The myriad possibilities that arise from the ability to monitor and control things in the physical world electronically have inspired a surge of innovation and enthusiasm,” said a 2015 McKinsey report.”.

The Continuing Evolution of Cloud Computing

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Early adopters viewed cloud as computing-on-demand. This phase of cloud was nicely summarized in a recently released Verizon report - State of the Market: Enterprise Cloud 2016. The report concludes with a few recommendations. .

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. Equally, or possibly even more, problematic, are self-reporting measures which are rarely robust.

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. The full report includes a one-page description of each of these technologies.

Blockchain Killer-Apps

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Spreadsheets and word processing were major factors in the 1980s adoption of personal computers, for example. In my opinion, there will likely be two major kinds of blockchain killer-apps: those primarily aimed at reducing the friction and overheads in complex transaction involving multiple institutions; and those primarily aimed at strengthening the security and privacy of the Internet through identity management and data sharing.

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. It’s still in its early adopters stage, - perhaps akin to the Internet in the late1980s.

The Digital Evolution Index

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The report, - based on a research study by the Fletcher School in collaboration with MasterCard * , - explores the economic transformations taking place around the world as countries continue their evolution toward the 21st century digital age.

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The Future of Financial Services

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The wide adoption of the Internet in the 1990s led not only to online banking, but paved the way for e-commerce. . This point was well articulated in Personal Data: the Emergence of a New Asset Class , a 2011 report by the World Economic Forum. “As

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On the Complex Evolution toward Mobile Digital Payments

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

On September 9, Apple announced Apple Pay , an easy, secure way to make mobile payments using their latest devices , - the iPhone 6’s and Apple Watch. The report notes that while 50 percent of adults around the world have accounts at a financial institution, more than 2.5

Digital Twin: Bringing the Physical and Digital Worlds Closer Together

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The myriad possibilities that arise from the ability to monitor and control things in the physical world electronically have inspired a surge of innovation and enthusiasm,” said a 2015 McKinsey report on the Internet of Things.

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The Blockchain and Open Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A 2014 report by the Bank of England notes that the classic ledger that’s been long used in payment systems has not changed much since the 16th century. For example, it allows securities to be settled in minutes instead of days.

APA facilitated CIA torture programme at highest levels

Mind Hacks

Reporter James Risen, who has been chasing the story for some time, revealed the damning report and its conclusions in an article for The New York Times but the text of the 524 page report more than speaks for itself. Link to full text of report from the APA.

Bigger is Not Necessarily Better in Our Information-Rich Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Last year, Deloitte’s Center for the Edge published a report, The Burdens of the Past , which sheds light on why unscaling could turn into a major disrupton to established companies. The report is focused on the growing gap in technology adoption between individuals and institutions.

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Blockchain and Business Process Transformation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Productivity studies at both the firm level and the establishment (or plant) level during the period 1995-2008 reveal that the firms that saw high returns on their technology investments were the same firms that adopted certain productivity-enhancing business practices.”. In August, 2016 the World Economic Forum (WEF) published an excellent report on The future of financial infrastructure: An ambitious look at how blockchain can reshape financial services.