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.

Unlock your potential with Towards Maturity’s 2016-17 Learning Benchmark Report

Jane Hart

Today, Towards Maturity released their 2016-17 Learning Benchmark Report: Unlocking Potential: Releasing the potential of the business and its people through learning. I was honoured to be asked to write the Foreword to this year’s, and I am reproducing it here in order to provide a taster of what you will find in the full report and encourage you to get hold of a copy for yourself and unlock your own potential!

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[shorenstein] Farnaz Fassihi on Reporting from the Middle East

David Weinberger

I’m at a Shorenstein lunchtime talk where Farnaz Fassihi is giving a talk titled “Reporting from the Middle East.” She was a reporter for the Newark Star-Ledger on 9/11. “How we approach reporting has significantly changed” since she first went to Afghanistan she says. ” There’s thus even more of an obligation to have reporters on the ground. It can be extremely frustrating as a reporter.

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The need for innovation across boundaries and the power of big data analytics

Ross Dawson

I attended a very interesting lunch today hosted by EMC launching a study and report on Information Generation , drawing on a survey of 3,600 executives globally looking at what will drive their business in coming years. The primary themes of the report were around spotting opportunities, innovation, transparency and trust, personalization, and 24/7 availability, and the implications for business.

Nothing Has Changed. Everything Has Changed.

Charles Jennings

We know that the results of learning and development activities can only be determined by changes in behaviour (after all, at its heart that’s what ‘real learning’ is) and behaviour change needs to be measured in terms of what individuals, teams and organisations can do and are doing, that they couldn’t do previously, or what they’re doing better than before. But we need wider fundamental changes if we’re to do so at speed and scale. So, what are these fundamental changes?

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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. It may be argued that the relation between ethics and law is such that in a treatment of the ethics of learning analytics we ought also to be concerned with the law in relation to learning analytics.

[berkman] Zeynep Tufecki on the boom-and-bust cycle of social-media-fueled protests (with live reporting)

David Weinberger

And hashtags were dropped, so analytics miss just how big it was. Q: [me] Is the Left stuck forever not being able to get past protests to actual change? But he couldn’t have coerced a change even if he’d wanted to. Zeynep Tufecki [twitter: zeynep ] is giving a Berkman Tuesday Lunch talk titled “Gezi Park Protests & the Boom-Bust Cycle of Social Media Fueled Protest.”

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Online Community Purpose Checklist | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Home About Full Circle Contact Resources Wiki Full Circus Full Circle Associates connections for a changing world, online and offline… Jul 29 2008 Online Community Purpose Checklist Published by Nancy White It is helpful to think about what you want to accomplish and how, with an online group or community. What kind of reporting will you have them do to monitor as needed?

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

SXSW: What Social Media Analytics and Data Can’t Tell You

Beth Kanter

I’m just back from the SXSW Interactive Festival where I was on a panel called “ What Social Media Analytics Can’t Tell You ” moderated by Alexandra Samuel of Vision Critical , Jeremiah Owyang , Crowd Companies, and Colby Flint, Discovery Channel. We discussed how social media analytics can provide some great information on your existing social media followers, but at the same time, there are gaps that need to be filled through other techniques.

My Old Online Facilitation Workshop Materials | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Online Facilitation Course Curriculum Rev Aug 2002 Share and Enjoy: 13 responses so far 13 Responses to “My Old Online Facilitation Workshop Materials&# # uberVU - social comments on 30 Dec 2009 at 10:24 am Social comments and analytics for this post… This post was mentioned on Twitter by NancyWhite: Setting my old online facilitation curriculum into the wild [link]. # Brandon on 05 Jan 2010 at 12:58 pm Nancy, this report/material is fantastic.

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. Nearly half, 47%, had embedded at least one AI capability in their standard business processes, but only 21% reported using AI across multiple business functions. Overall, 63% report revenue increases in the business unit where the AI use case is deployed.

The Mobilisation Journal: A Way To Spread Learning About Social Change Movements Innovative Use of Technology

Beth Kanter

We also embrace a decentralized, networked approach, allowing Greenpeace and its allies and supporters to be nimble, agile and react quickly to a constantly changing landscape. Systems Change :: advising global organisation, campaign teams, and NROs on new ways of working. Data and Analytics: This section shares analysis and data from campaigns and how they applied it. This journal provides a way to strengthen practitioners skills and adapt to rapid changes.

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.

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

Bob Sutton

Management maxims in need of a makeover - US News and World Report. 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. Chip Heath: Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard. Leading a Great Enterprise through Dramatic Change. Bob Sutton.

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. 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. Chip Heath: Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard. Leading a Great Enterprise through Dramatic Change. Bob Sutton.

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

Xyleme

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. These thought-leaders are looking for innovative ways to change the way learning is created & delivered.

Evidence that "Retail Therapy" is Effective - Bob Sutton

Bob Sutton

Management maxims in need of a makeover - US News and World Report. 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. Chip Heath: Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard. Leading a Great Enterprise through Dramatic Change. Bob Sutton.

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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My Old Online Facilitation Workshop Materials | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Online Facilitation Course Curriculum Rev Aug 2002 Share and Enjoy: 13 responses so far 13 Responses to “My Old Online Facilitation Workshop Materials&# # uberVU - social comments on 30 Dec 2009 at 10:24 am Social comments and analytics for this post… This post was mentioned on Twitter by NancyWhite: Setting my old online facilitation curriculum into the wild [link]. # Brandon on 05 Jan 2010 at 12:58 pm Nancy, this report/material is fantastic.

complexity rules

Harold Jarche

Campbell’s Law is a real thing – people change their behavior to meet targets. ” “Learning changes an agent’s behaviour, which in turn changes the behaviour of the system. We live and work in a complex system.

Predictions for Learning and Development for 2018 and Beyond

Xyleme

Report Contents. Without having analytics to help provide insights into the value of their content, and how learning is being used, being able to appeal to business goals will be difficult. Xyleme assembled all the results from the survey into a detailed 18-page report filled with metrics and quotes from industry professionals. Click Here for the full report.

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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 WEF has taken the broad-scope view , having chosen The Fourth Industrial Revolution as the central theme of its January, 2016 annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland. “We are at the beginning of a revolution that is fundamentally changing the way we live, work, and relate to one another,” wrote Dr. Schwab in his 2017 book.

International Organizations and Social Media: News, Engagement, and Social Data for Policy Change

Beth Kanter

I’ve spent some time taking a look at various reports, studies, and International organizations and the use of networks and social media. In 2014, it rang in the new year with a new series of its Internet data reports , which aggregate a range of statistics to help make some sense of what’s happening in terms of Internet usage around the globe. Facebook reports that almost three quarters of its 1.2

Pencil as Power Tool | Daniel Pink

Dan Pink

Pink is the author of four provocative bestselling books about the changing world of work. Pencil as Power Tool A few years ago, I took a five-day drawing class in New York City that changed my life. 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. I expect a progress report on your sketching practices. Dan Pink. Contact.

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Xyleme Named a Top 20 Learning Portal for Sixth Consecutive Year

Xyleme

These organizations are striving to improve the user and administrative experience through advancements in reporting and analytics and are focused on modernizing the individual learner experience.”. These visionaries are looking for innovative ways to change the way learning is created and delivered. October 23rd, 2017 – Xyleme is honored to be named one of Training Industry Inc.’s s 2017 Top 20 Learning Portal/LMS Companies.

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

Bob Sutton

Management maxims in need of a makeover - US News and World Report. 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. Chip Heath: Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard. Leading a Great Enterprise through Dramatic Change. Bob Sutton.

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

Bob Sutton

Management maxims in need of a makeover - US News and World Report. 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. Chip Heath: Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard. Leading a Great Enterprise through Dramatic Change. Bob Sutton.

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 State of American Jobs

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Last year, the Pew Research Center , - in association with the Markle Foundation , - conducted a survey about the state of American jobs to shed light on how people think about work and about the skills and training needed to get ahead in our fast changing digital economy. Their analysis and conclusions were published last October in a highly detailed 94 page report, - The State of American Jobs. Tectonic changes are reshaping U.S. The nature of jobs is changing.

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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. 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. Chip Heath: Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard. Leading a Great Enterprise through Dramatic Change. Bob Sutton.

Content as a Service

Xyleme

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. Mistakes in the content may be forever because the effort to make changes isn’t worth the hassle. Tracking of use and analytics.

Blockchain Can Reshape Financial Services… But it Will Take Significant Time and Investment

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In early August, the World Economic Forum (WEF) published two excellent reports: A Blueprint for Digital Identity , - which I wrote about a few weeks ago, - and The future of financial infrastructure: An ambitious look at how blockchain can reshape financial services , - which I’d now like to discuss. The future of financial infrastructure report is based on a year long study involving industry leaders, regulators and other subject matter experts.

Open Learning, Open Networks - Online Learning in 2020

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

And so you should be able to go into that page and edit that page add links change things. I've left it wide open for anybody to change as you want. Change their systems on the fly in order to provide access to people who weren't on the university campus.

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 WEF has taken the broad-scope view , having chosen The Fourth Industrial Revolution as the central theme of its January, 2016 annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland. “We are at the beginning of a revolution that is fundamentally changing the way we live, work, and relate to one another,” wrote Dr. Schwab in his 2017 book.

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. 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. Chip Heath: Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard. Leading a Great Enterprise through Dramatic Change. Bob Sutton.

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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.

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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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. . Is your company''s learning and development strategy wedged between a rock and hard place?

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. AI is now seemingly everywhere.

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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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. In today’s data-rich markets, top business leaders rely heavily on analytics and quantitive measures to define, communicate and drive strategy. As ‘accountable optimization’ becomes an AI-enabled business norm, there is no escaping analytically enhanced oversight.

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.