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The Competitive Value of Data: From Analytics to Machine Learning

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A recent article by NY Times reporter Steve Lohr discussed the rising importance of data as a major competitive differentiator. In 1969, the US Department of Justice launched an antitrust suit against IBM based on its market dominance, which was eventually dropped in 1982 given the changing environment in the IT industry. Business analytics predates the big data era.

Change in Education and What Needs to be Done

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Published as Change in Education and What Needs to be Done , 15 pages, 2020, Maysan Center for Future Studies. In recent months we as a global community have experienced a hard lesson about the nature of change. Either way, what we do today will change what happens tomorrow.

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Ethical Codes and Learning Analytics

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Abstract The growth and development of learning analytics has placed a range of new capacities into the hands of educational institutions. The ethics of learning analytics will therefore need to be developed on criteria specific to education.

Leveraging Commercial Best Practices to Maximize Government Productivity

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

On October 6, the Technology CEO Council released its report One Trillion Reasons: How Commercial Best Practices to Maximize Productivity Can Save Taxpayer Money and Enhance Government Services. The report identifes a set of recommendations aimed at reducing US government spending by one trillion dollars over the next decade. Both operate in increasingly fast-changing environments, which are subject to more frequent, serious and unpredictable problems.

Building Capacity for Social Change 2.0

Beth Kanter

This convening of ”network practitioners” (consultants and others who are working with or networks of people and organizations on social change goals) took place at the Packard Foundation and designed and facilitated by consultants Gigi Barsoum and Heather Grant-McLeod. The purpose was share insights and learn more about creating, supporting, and managing networks. Heather agreed to write up this report to share some of the content. Building Capacity for Social Change 2.0

The State of AI Adoption - High Performers Show the Way

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A common theme throughout the report was that the same players who were leaders in the earlier waves of digitization and analytics were the early leaders in the AI wave. Overall, 63% report revenue increases in the business unit where the AI use case is deployed.

How Nonprofits Can Use Measurement To Adapt to the Facebook Algorithm Change

Beth Kanter

How Nonprofits Can Use Measurement to Adapt to the Facebook Algorithm Change – guest post by Meghan Keaney Anderson, Hubspot. In late September news trickled out about a change in Facebook’s Edgerank algorithm that was causing big drops in reach for many branded pages. She received a number of replies affirming the change. What has changed? of their reach on average after the change and a whopping 45% of their “virality” reach according to Facebook’s figures.

AI Is Mostly About Business Value, Not Technology

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A few months ago, Babson College professor Tom Davenport convened a virtual meeting of chief data and analytic officers (CDAO) from a variety of industries to discuss how to best achieve a return on investments (ROI) in AI. “We

The Current State of Cloud Computing

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A few months later, The Economist published a special report on cloud computing with several articles on the subject. Computing has constantly changed shape and location - mainly as a result of new technology, but often also because of shifts in demand.

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New York City Halts Teacher Bonus Program: Another Blow to.

Bob Sutton

Management maxims in need of a makeover - US News and World Report. James Adams: Good Products, Bad Products: Essential Elements to Achieving Superior Quality. Howard Gardner: Changing Minds: The Art and Science of Changing Our Own and Other Peoples Minds. Guy Kawasaki: Enchantment: The Art of Changing Hearts, Minds, and Actions. May: The Shibumi Strategy: A Powerful Way to Create Meaningful Change. Stanford Reports: The Acceptance Speech.

Training Industry Names Xyleme as a Top Learning Portal/LMS Companies 2018 Company to Watch

Xyleme

In the last year, Xyleme introduced a new Learner-Portal as a part of their Content Distribution Service (CDS) product. This allows LMS users to access CDS content using their normal LMS, and get the benefits, including analytics, that CDS provides. Xyleme continues to push the envelope of analytics by releasing an ultra-scalable learning analytics engine which includes a Learning Record Store (LRS) and utilizes xAPI.

Google: "A place where it simply isn't efficient to act like an asshole.

Bob Sutton

Management maxims in need of a makeover - US News and World Report. James Adams: Good Products, Bad Products: Essential Elements to Achieving Superior Quality. Howard Gardner: Changing Minds: The Art and Science of Changing Our Own and Other Peoples Minds. Guy Kawasaki: Enchantment: The Art of Changing Hearts, Minds, and Actions. May: The Shibumi Strategy: A Powerful Way to Create Meaningful Change. Stanford Reports: The Acceptance Speech.

Evidence that "Retail Therapy" is Effective - Bob Sutton

Bob Sutton

Management maxims in need of a makeover - US News and World Report. James Adams: Good Products, Bad Products: Essential Elements to Achieving Superior Quality. Howard Gardner: Changing Minds: The Art and Science of Changing Our Own and Other Peoples Minds. Guy Kawasaki: Enchantment: The Art of Changing Hearts, Minds, and Actions. May: The Shibumi Strategy: A Powerful Way to Create Meaningful Change. Stanford Reports: The Acceptance Speech.

Becoming a Data-Driven Business: Challenges and Opportunities

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A few weeks ago, McKinsey published The age of analytics: Competing in a data-driven world , a comprehensive report on the state of big data, and in particular, on the challenges and opportunities a company faces as it strives to become a data-driven business. Big data ,- including analytics , data science , artificial intelligence and related information-based technologies - are now everywhere. “Is Let me briefly summarize the report’s key findings.

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The Emergence of Industry 4.0

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

They all attempt to describe and put a name to the disruptive changes taking place all around us within the context of the past 250 years. The Second starting a century later, brought us steel, cars, chemicals, petroleum, electricity, the telephone and radio while creating the age of mass production. reveals some powerful emerging currents with strong potential to change the way factories work.”. The PwC report includes the findings of its 2016 Global Industry 4.0

Competing Against “Digital Invaders”

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

After analyzing the survey data, - including the use of Watson Analytics to extract inferences from open-ended responses, - IBM published its findings in Redefining Boundaries: Insights from the Global C-suite Study. The report organized its findings and recommendations into three main areas: Preparing for digital invaders; Creating a panoramic perspective; and Be first, be best or be nowhere.

The Emergence of Industry 4.0

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

They all attempt to describe and put a name to the disruptive changes taking place all around us within the context of the past 250 years. The Second starting a century later, brought us steel, cars, chemicals, petroleum, electricity, the telephone and radio while creating the age of mass production. reveals some powerful emerging currents with strong potential to change the way factories work.”. The PwC report includes the findings of its 2016 Global Industry 4.0

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.”. The report is based on a survey of over 3,000 AI-aware C-level executives across 10 countries and 14 sectors. Higher productivity, lower costs and minimized maintenance and repairs.

Content as a Service

Xyleme

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. Delivery of learning via the LMS is still, and will continue to be, appropriate for some learning environments, but it is not the whole of learning, and is increasingly out of step with the changing tastes and preferences driven by a workforce armed with mobile devices and versant in social media.

Pencil as Power Tool | Daniel Pink

Dan Pink

Pink is the author of four provocative bestselling books about the changing world of work. Personal Productivity (14). Pencil as Power Tool A few years ago, I took a five-day drawing class in New York City that changed my life. Can a 5-minute exercise double your productivity? I’ve been using Speed Drawing lately when I get blocked on a project … using rapid 60 second sketch exercises of anything within my sight to try and interrupt my analytical routine.

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Can AI Help Develop and Execute a Competitive Business Strategy?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Two 2018 reports, one by PwC and one by McKinsey , estimated that AI has the potential to incrementally add around $13-$15 trillion to global economic output by 2030. As ‘accountable optimization’ becomes an AI-enabled business norm, there is no escaping analytically enhanced oversight.

The Continuing, Transformative Impact of IT

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

As is generally the case with McKinsey, this is a well researched, well written report. Many trends reflect the growing dominance of the Internet as an enabling technology, as well as a model and metaphor for commercial and social interactions,” says the report in its introduction. The social matrix, the Internet of all things, big data and advanced analytics, and realizing anything as a services are the report’s top four trends.

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How to Support the Widespread Adoption of AI

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A number of studies agree that AI is the biggest commercial opportunity for companies and industries over the next 10-15 years. Two recent reports by McKinsey and PwC respectively concluded that AI has the potential to incrementally increase global economic output between now and 2030 by an additional $13 to $15 trillion. But during this period of rapid IT growth, US labor productivity grew at only 1.5%

CNN Interviews: Good Boss, Bad Boss on TV - Bob Sutton

Bob Sutton

Management maxims in need of a makeover - US News and World Report. James Adams: Good Products, Bad Products: Essential Elements to Achieving Superior Quality. Howard Gardner: Changing Minds: The Art and Science of Changing Our Own and Other Peoples Minds. Guy Kawasaki: Enchantment: The Art of Changing Hearts, Minds, and Actions. May: The Shibumi Strategy: A Powerful Way to Create Meaningful Change. Stanford Reports: The Acceptance Speech.

Guy Kawasaki's Enchantment: A Beautiful Business Book Cover.

Bob Sutton

Management maxims in need of a makeover - US News and World Report. James Adams: Good Products, Bad Products: Essential Elements to Achieving Superior Quality. Howard Gardner: Changing Minds: The Art and Science of Changing Our Own and Other Peoples Minds. Guy Kawasaki: Enchantment: The Art of Changing Hearts, Minds, and Actions. May: The Shibumi Strategy: A Powerful Way to Create Meaningful Change. Stanford Reports: The Acceptance Speech.

Matt May's Shibumi Strategy: What a Lovely Book! - Bob Sutton

Bob Sutton

Management maxims in need of a makeover - US News and World Report. James Adams: Good Products, Bad Products: Essential Elements to Achieving Superior Quality. Howard Gardner: Changing Minds: The Art and Science of Changing Our Own and Other Peoples Minds. Guy Kawasaki: Enchantment: The Art of Changing Hearts, Minds, and Actions. May: The Shibumi Strategy: A Powerful Way to Create Meaningful Change. Stanford Reports: The Acceptance Speech.

Globalization in Transition

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I recently read two interesting reports on the state of globalization in 2019, one by The Economist, the second by the McKinsey Global Institute. They both agree on the facts, - globalization and global trade have been undergoing considerable changes since the 2008 global financial crisis. But, they differ in their explanations of the reasons for the changes. Major structural changes.

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What is stopping companies from measuring learning: Skillsets, datasets, toolsets or mindsets?

Xyleme

In one of our recent posts, " Why you need to take a Google Analytics approach to measuring learning ," we lay the foundation of our perspective regarding L&D''s constant battle for greater relevance in business strategy and planning. In short, learning and development organizations and departments are suffering from an analytics crisis. Accordingly, many business leaders adopt a perspective that places L&D expenses alongside product development, for example.

Guy Kawasaki Makes an Enchanting Offer: Buy One, Get One Free.

Bob Sutton

Management maxims in need of a makeover - US News and World Report. James Adams: Good Products, Bad Products: Essential Elements to Achieving Superior Quality. Howard Gardner: Changing Minds: The Art and Science of Changing Our Own and Other Peoples Minds. Guy Kawasaki: Enchantment: The Art of Changing Hearts, Minds, and Actions. May: The Shibumi Strategy: A Powerful Way to Create Meaningful Change. Stanford Reports: The Acceptance Speech.

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The Future of Online Learning 2020

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Presentation page (audio, video, slides): [link] This talk is about change. It's about the change we see individually in our homes and in our workplaces and it's about the larger changes sweeping through society. The unsustainable though is only a driver of change.

Skills and Jobs in the Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The digital revolution has yet to fulfil its promise of higher productivity and better jobs,” said The Economist in a special report on Technology and the World Economy in its October 4th issue. “The The paper analyzed the changes between 2006 and 2014 in the skill composition of 674 occupations using the US Government’s O*NET data base, - the most comprehensive data sets of occupational skill requirements. Economists have long been examining these changing job dynamics.

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The Challenges of Executing a Transformational Strategy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

As a number of recent reports have indicated, leading edge companies are pulling ahead of everyone else by pushing the boundaries of digitization. And, having a strong digital foundation gives those companies a leg up in embracing data analytics , AI , blockchain , and other advanced technologies, further widening their advantage. “The time for merely thinking digital has passed; the future belongs to the doers,” notes the Symposium’s website.

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. The report is based on a survey of over 300 chief human resource officers and top strategy executives from large global companies across 12 industry sectors. The report concluded that global labor markets will undergo a significant transformation over the coming five years.

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Adios Ed Tech. Hola something else.

George Siemens

First, Sebastian Thrun, in an Economist article, states: “BECAUSE of the increased efficiency of machines, it is getting harder and harder for a human to make a productive contribution to society” If that is true, why is his startup trying to teach humans? Why not drop the human teaching thing altogether and just develop algorithms for making the stated productive contribution to society? And then to learning analytics. But it’s time for change.

Serious AI Challenges that Require Our Attention

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A few months ago, Stanford University’s One Hundred Year Study of AI project published a report by a panel of experts assessing the current state of AI. Instead, increasingly useful applications of AI, with potentially profound positive impacts on our society and economy are likely to emerge between now and 2030, the period this report considers. Earlier this year, the World Economic Forum published Global Risks Report 2017 , its 12th annual study of major global risks.

Beyond Machine Learning: Capturing Cause-and-Effect Relationships

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Machine learning is a statistical modelling technique, like data mining and business analytics , which finds and correlates patterns between inputs and outputs without necessarily capturing their cause-and-effect relationships. F or example, tracking potentially hazardous , fast moving, near-Earth objects is based on the detection of very small changes in the sky. Data derived from human behavior is dynamic and ever-changing.

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.”. The report is based on a survey of over 3,000 AI-aware C-level executives across 10 countries and 14 sectors. Higher productivity, lower costs and minimized maintenance and repairs.

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. Public safety and security. “One of the more successful uses of AI analytics is in detecting white collar crime, such as credit card fraud.

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Rejected: On being disappointed, sorta

George Siemens

However, the focus of this research chair on learning innovation and analytics captured my interest and I decided to apply (obviously informing my colleagues at Athabasca University of my intent. Sadly, being slow of learning, I don’t think I’ll change based on this experience. I have appended a slightly revised research proposal below (I made a few changes where anonymity might be warranted).

Blackboard’s identity crisis, Desire2Learn’s optimism, and Instructure’s coolness

George Siemens

And the LMS is not being commoditized – it’s being integrated with new value adds including curriculum, eportfolios, analytics, learner relationship management, advising, mobile, etc. Signal Hill’s Trace Urdan, in an investment report, stated that Bb is “a shark in waters that aren’t used to seeing sharks” (i.e. They were no longer content to be an LMS provider and broadened their product line (good idea – Elluminate/iStrategy).

As Big Data and AI Take Hold, What Will It Take to Be an Effective Executive?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Big data , powerful analytics and AI are everywhere. Many of these jobs, - which include blue-collar production activities as well as information-based white-collar ones, - are based on well understood procedures that can be described by a set of rules that machines can then follow. . Organizations must have a data-analytics strategy that cuts across internal informational silos and properly incorporates external information sources like social media. .

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Pirates Play Databall, Purge Postseason Drought

Andy McAfee

It was built around data, analysis, and organizational change. As Sawchik writes, With little money to spend on free agents, few impact prospects ready for 2013 and many outside the organization calling for a regime change, [general manager Neal] Huntington and [manager Clint] Hurdle discussed how to get more production from their returning roster. He took evidence to Huntington that suggested the Pirates should change their defensive alignment.

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Non-Research Citations in the Siemens Research Study

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Going the distance: Online education in the United States, 2011 (Survey Report). Changing course: Ten Years of Tracking Online Education in the United States. Enhancing Teaching and Learning Through Educational Data Mining and Learning Analytics: An Issue Brief (No. The student and his knowledge: A report to the Carnegie Foundation on the results of the high school and college examinations of 1928, 1930, and 1932. LinkedIn endorsements turn you into the product.