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. AI is seemingly everywhere.

IBM Connect 2013 Conference Highlights – Adoption, Adoption, Adoption! #ibmconnect

Luis Suarez

Well, nothing more than plenty of wonderful conversation after conversation around perhaps what I feel has been the main theme throughout the event: Social Business Adoption!

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?

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.

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.

Thoughts on Learning Design Strategy

Clark Quinn

At the DevLearn conference, I ran a Morning Buzz on Learning Design Strategy. I started with a set of questions to address, so I’ll go through their comments in roughly that order (though we didn’t exactly follow this structure): What is learning design strategy?

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.

Modern Learning Strategies (Online Workshop)

Jane Hart

4 August - 12 September 2014 (6 weeks) In this fast moving age, it is no longer just about studying existing bodies of knowledge and acquiring existing skills in formal courses but adopting a new set of learning strategies (a) to “learn the new” and constantly discover new ideas, new thinking, new resources in order to stay up to […].

Catalyzing Passion through Strategy

John Hagel

FAST strategy So, the question is, how can we draw out and nurture this passion in business? There are many approaches, but I’m going to focus here on a distinctive approach to strategy, something that I call FAST strategy but that is also commonly known as a “zoom out, zoom in” approach to strategy. I’ve written about this approach to strategy here and here. In a nutshell, this approach to strategy focuses on two time horizons in parallel.

You Need To Launch An Internal 2.0 Adoption Council

Dan Pontefract

How Strategy-Driven Execution can pave the path to proving legitimate business value “ (thanks Jon Husband for the link). Adoption Council. Adoption Council is a way for you to reach out to the organization and do it in a flat, cohesive, collaborative and (incidentally) 2.0 Adoption Council within your own org. Adoption Council – invited by Susan Scrupski - but the internal version is equally important).

Social business adoption in the workplace

Dion Hinchcliffe

A practitioner in the trenches shares his top strategies and techniques for driving engagement with social tools. What does becoming a social business actually entail? Collaboration Enterprise Software Enterprise 2.0

Open Symposium: Policy and Strategy for Learning Analytics Deployment

George Siemens

We ( SoLAR ) are organizing an online symposium on Policy and Strategy for Learning Analytics Deployment. During these activities, it has become clear that policy and strategy considerations are hindering the adoption and deployment of LA.

Social business adoption in the workplace

Dion Hinchcliffe

A practitioner in the trenches shares his top strategies and techniques for driving engagement with social tools. What does becoming a social business actually entail? Social Enterprise

Education Technology Strategies - Day Two

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I was at Guelph - youth job strategy, a lot went to match students with first job, but there was some money set aside for innovation.

Open Business Strategies – Helping Someone Else Achieve Their Goals

Luis Suarez

Is it time for a BYOL (Bring Your Own Learning) strategy in your organization? #BYOL

Jane Hart

Adopting a BYOL strategy will however require a different approach to learning and development. It will not be about designing personalised training nor managing people’s learning for them , but rather supporting their own personal learning strategies.

Nonprofit Innovation Toolkits: Methods To Invent, Adopt, and Adapt Ideas to Deliver Better Results

Beth Kanter

Has your nonprofit used design thinking for strategy, problem solving, or new idea generation?

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.

Tools For New Thoughts: A Special Webinar For "Early Adopters" Of My Book

Steven Berlin Johnson

So laced through the seven chapters on the different patterns of innovation, in between all the stories of world-changing creativity, there are a number of passages that talk about useful tools or strategies for bringing some of these insights into your own life. Where Good Ideas Come From is an idea book about the history of ideas, but I have always thought of it as a book that would have real practical value as well.

Broadband Strategy week: Interview with Brian David

David Weinberger

At the latest edition of Broadband Strategy Week, I interview Brian David , Director of Adoption and Usage at the FCC’s Broadband Strategy intiative. We talk about what has to happen beyond providing access in order to enable and drive adoption

Using Design Thinking for A Foundation’s Investment Strategy

Beth Kanter

What if a funder got real-time input from its grantees and other partners to develop its investment strategy? In 2020, the foundation will close its doors. As part of its sunset strategy , the foundation is developing an initiative to support 21st Century Advocacy.

2 Strategies for Overcoming Common Fundraising Challenges All Nonprofits Face [Infographic]

Beth Kanter

Note from Beth: As we head into the home stretch of the giving season, there are lots and lots of wonderful holiday giving campaigns and plenty of fundraising data to guide strategy. should all be part of your 2013 fundraising strategy.

The Org Structure of Enterprise 2.0

Dan Pontefract

Adoption Council , founded by Susan Scrupski. By tools, I believe Andrew implies both software and process are potential barriers to adoption, and as such, we should be patient with Enterprise 2.0 strategy for the organization. strategy. adoption council

Work Stream #4 – Speaking at Client Events

Luis Suarez

Knowledge Management strategies: ‘ How Enterprise Social Networking platforms can help us retain some of that critical knowledge we exchange on a daily basis with our peers, customers and business partners through social software and knowledge networks?’ .

Tools and Strategies for Personal Learning

Tony Karrer

Efforts should be focused on the development of practical tools and strategies for adults to learn in a networked information society. I tend to agree that while day-to-day I focus on formal training and performance support solutions, the real need is to help develop "practical tools and strategies" that help us learn. And I have see lots of examples of tools out there, but I don't see lots of adoption nor do I see the practical strategies.

5 Examples of Non-Profits Using Cats…and a Dog in Content Strategy

Beth Kanter

The nonprofit is designed to demonstrate the joys and benefits of pet ownership, thus driving increased adoption of pets and responsible ownership of pets.

The Holy Trinity: Leadership Framework, Learning 2.0 & Enterprise 2.0

Dan Pontefract

The traditional ‘learning’ folks are trying to sort out how to revolutionize the industry by augmenting their formal learning strategies to incorporate social media, social learning, social networking and the like. Adoption Council , they need a cross-functional team (the Enterprise 2.0

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Internet Strategy - Red Ocean or Blue Ocean?

John Hagel

The management shuffle announced by Yahoo last evening is only the latest evidence of strategy decay that pervades the leading ranks of the Internet business world. People matter, of course, but in this context strategy matters even more.

Blockchain - the Networked Ecosystem is the Business

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

For example, e-mail and the Web played a crucial role in the mainstream adoption of the Internet in the early-to-mid 1990s. Supply chain applications are now playing such a role in the mainstream, commercial adoption of blockchains.

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

Bob Sutton

interview Pixar Brad Bird - Innovation lessons from Pixar Director Brad Bird - Strategy - Innovation - The McKinsey Quarterly. Why Managing by Facts Works: Strategy+Business. Converting Strategy Into Action. Pankaj Ghemawat: Redefining Global Strategy: Crossing Borders in a World Where Differences Still Matter. May: The Shibumi Strategy: A Powerful Way to Create Meaningful Change. Phillips: Lincoln on Leadership: Executive Strategies for Tough Times.

The Economic Value of Artificial Intelligence

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Companies that are slow to adopt these AI-based productivity improvements will find themselves at a serious competitive disadvantage. Developing economies will experience more modest GDP growth due to their lower AI adoption rates. Adoption time frame: near term - 41%; mid term - 59%.

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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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SharePoint 2010: The New Employee Gateway?

Dan Pontefract

Adoption Council member and Canadian). As an aside, I’m not entirely convinced Microsoft has sorted out the mobile strategy either, when it comes to SharePoint 2010. adoption council collaboration formal informal learnerprise sharepoint social

The Economic Value of Digital Identity

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Designed carefully and scaled to high levels of adoption in multiple application areas, it can also create significant economic value, particularly in emerging economies, with benefits for both individuals and institutions. Identity plays a major role in our everyday life.

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The Productivity Paradox: Digital Abundance and Scarce Genius

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

For example, McKinsey recently conducted a global online survey on the current state of AI adoption, garnering responses from over 2,000 participants across a range of business functions, industry sectors, geographical regions and company sizes.

The Impact of AI on the World Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

It looked at their adoption of five broad categories of AI technologies: computer vision, natural language, virtual assistants, robotic process automation, and advanced machine learning. AI adoption could widen gaps between countries, companies, and workers.

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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.

Automation and the Changing Demand for Workforce Skills

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Leadership and human resources will also need to adapt: almost 20 percent of companies say their executive team lacks sufficient knowledge to lead adoption of automation and artificial intelligence.

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An Agile, Incremental Approach to Business Process Automation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I’ve long believed that customer self-service was key to the success of e-business , - the IBM Internet strategy I was closely involved with in the mid-late 1990s. As cognitive intelligence tools like IBM’s Watson are adopted, those will be game changers, too.

Artificial Intelligence is Ready for Business; Are Businesses Ready for AI?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

asks McKinsey in a recently published report - Artificial Intelligence: the Next Digital Frontier. “AI adoption outside of the tech sector is at an early, often experimental stage,” is the report’s succinct answer. “Few firms have deployed it at scale.”. AI is now seemingly everywhere.

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Most potentially transformative technologies go through the kind of adoption cycles that Orcutt has (metaphorically) compressed into three years. Blockchain was created around a decade ago as the public, distributed ledger for the Bitcoin cryptocurrency.

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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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Platforms, Blockchains, and the Evolution of Trust

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Trust was also prominent in a recent survey conducted by IBM on the state of adoption of blockchain. 8 percent of respondents were early adopters, already involved in blockchain pilots and experiments, while 25 percent were considering but not yet ready to deploy blockchains.

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