The Competitive Value of Data: From Analytics to Machine Learning

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Business analytics predates the big data era. Beyond business analytics, new data science methods could now be used to extract actionable knowledge from all that data, that is, knowledge to help make better decisions and predictions.

The Promise and Challenges of Health Analytics

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

On February 24 I attended a workshop in MIT on the Future of Health Analytics. In a recent paper , Ausiello notes that health analytics has the potential to become the next frontier in medicine, driven by the confluence of three key revolutions: .

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Using network perspectives to visualize changing culture and meaning

Ross Dawson

I’m a big fan of Tim Stock ‘s work, which weaves together a deep network perspective with a rich view of how culture is changing informed by semiotic analysis. I earlier shared one of his presentations in a post on how the culture of luxury is changing.

Nonprofit Organizational Culture Eats Big Data for Lunch

Beth Kanter

Culture Eats Big Data for Lunch – Guest Post by Steve MacLaughlin. Predictive Analytics. The business management guru Peter Drucker is often quoted as saying “Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” It is also clear that culture eats Big Data for lunch.

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Johns Hopkins Academic Freedom Statement - An Analytical Representation

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Example: speech on academic, political, or cultural matters, even when deemed offensive to some, is not alone grounds for sanctions against any member of the university community Questions : who does this force apply to? There seems to be an over-emphasis on protecting hate speech, without an emphasis on protecting political, cultural and scientific speech. Jurisdiction: (not limited by) contact with countries and cultures.

Jobs, Skills and Education

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

It found that employment growth was highest in occupations requiring higher social or analytical skills, - those skills we most associate with a college education. Economic Issues Education and Talent Management and Leadership Political Issues Society and Culture Technology and Strategy

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A successful program requires firms to address many elements of a digital and analytics transformation: identify the business case, set up the right data ecosystem, build or buy appropriate AI tools, and adapt workflow processes, capabilities, and culture.”.

Serious AI Challenges that Require Our Attention

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Police agencies hope to do more with less by outsourcing their evaluations of crime data to analytics and technology companies that produce predictive policing systems.

Is Design Thinking the “New Liberal Arts”?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Recent studies have shown that, given our complex business world , companies are increasingly searching for talented individuals that are strong in quantitative, analytical, technical and similar hard skills, as well as in strategic thinking, teamwork, communications and related soft competencies.

The Rise of the T-Shaped Organization

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A growing number of articles have been extolling the value of T-shaped professionals , that is, individuals who combine deep cognitive, analytical, and/or technical skills in a specific discipline, with broad multidisciplinary, social skills.

Preparing Students for an Increasingly Complex Business World

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Universities generally do a pretty good job when it comes to teaching hard skills, - engineering methods, technology, analytical tools, finance, marketing, and so on. Economic Issues Education and Talent Innovation Management and Leadership Society and Culture

The Datafication of Business and Society

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Complex Systems Data Science and Big Data Digital Money and Payments Economic Issues Innovation Management and Leadership Society and Culture Technology and Strategy

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The Continuing, Transformative Impact of IT

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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. SMAC - Social, Mobile, Analytics & Cloud, - has become the new plastics , capturing the future of IT in one word, or rather, one acronym.

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The Fourth Industrial Revolution

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Product enhancements - Technology advances are giving rise to a large variety of smart connected products and services, combining sensors, software, data, analytics and connectivity in all kinds of ways.

Docking Employee Pay to Improve Their Skills is Dubious if not Dumb

Dan Pontefract

Under this program, these employees will spend one day a week developing skills in key growth areas such as cloud, analytics, mobile and social.” connected learning Culture learning Uncategorized engagement IBM

The Evolution of the Internet of Very Smart Things

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Most IoT business models also hinge on the use of analytics to sell user data or targeted advertising. Cloud Computing Complex Systems Data Science and Big Data Economic Issues Innovation Services Innovation Smart Systems Society and Culture Technology and Strategy

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Others include biometrics, cloud computing, cognitive computing, machine learning and predictive analytics.

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. Organizations must have a data-analytics strategy that cuts across internal informational silos and properly incorporates external information sources like social media. . What can executives do to create such a culture?

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The (Uneven) Digitization of the US Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Multi factor productivity: Big data and analytics, IoT, mobile devices, cloud computing, AI and other technology advances could lead to major new innovations, faster product development, improved energy efficiency and smarter overall operations across just about all industry sectors.

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Reflections on Storytelling

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Oral narratives were used by many ancient cultures as a way of passing along their traditions, beliefs and learning from generation to generation. While contemporary storytelling is mostly associated with entertainment, education and culture, it also plays a major role in business.

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Anticipating the Future of the IT Industry

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

These early analytics applications dealt mostly with structured information. This new data-centric era of computing goes by different names, depending on which aspect one wants to emphasize: big data , analytics , data science , cognitive computing , artificial intelligence.

Narratives of culture: the score

Dave Snowden

This is going to be a little out of sequence, but I want to come to how we gather narrative for the new culture scans in future posts. Those two simple questions radically transform the way we change culture.

Imagination, Creativity and Related Subjects

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

This was the subject of the 2011 book co-authored by JSB: A New Culture of Learning: Cultivating the Imagination for a World of Constant Change. As noted in this interview with JSB, tacit knowledge and tacit learning are important concepts in this new culture of learning. .

The Growing Value of Social Skills

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

routine - degree of automation and of repetition of the same physical activity; nonroutine analytical - requirements for mathematical reasoning; service - degree of service orientation and of assisting and caring for others; and.

The Internet, Blockchain, and the Evolution of Foundational Innovations

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Along with smartphones, cloud computing, social media, analytics and related technologies, the Internet has been systematically transforming one industry after another.

Skills and Jobs in the Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The period from 2006 to 2014 saw the advent of several major digital innovations , including smart mobile devices, social media, big data and analytics, cloud computing and the Internet of Things.

The Digitization of the Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

What’s more, the gap between swiftly evolving technology and the slower pace of human development will grow quickly in the coming decades, as exponential improvements in artificial intelligence, robotics, networks, analytics, and digitization affect more and more of the economy and society.

Technology, Marketing and Storytelling

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I was reminded of those exciting times when reading a recent article, The Power of Immersive Media , by Frank Rose , Senior Fellow at Columbia’s School of the Arts and author of a number of articles and books on digital culture, including The Art of Immersion.

The State of American Jobs

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

workplaces as the economy moves deeper into the knowledge-focused age,” said the report in its opening paragraph. “These changes are affecting the very nature of jobs by rewarding social, communications and analytical skills.

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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

New Tools Beget Revolutions: Big Data and the 21st Century Information-based Society

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The] big data of this revolution is far more powerful than the analytics that were used in the past,” wrote Brynjolfsson and Andy McAfee in a recent Harvard Business Review article: Big Data: The Management Revolution. “We On May 22 I attended the 2013 MIT Sloan CIO Symposium.

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Openness: Why learners should know about, and influence, how decisions are made about their learning

George Siemens

Earlier this week, I delivered a presentation to TEDxEdmonton on why openness and learning analytics are critical for rethinking the future of education. The theme of the event was on open source culture and whether the promises of open source have been oversold.

Data Science - the Emergence of a New Discipline

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Data science goes beyond the use of data mining, business analytics and statistical analysis to look for patterns in large data sets. Complex Systems Data Science and Big Data Education and Talent Innovation Management and Leadership Society and Culture Technology and Strategy

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A Useful Framework for Analyzing the Impact of Technology on Jobs

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

As physical labor has given way to cognitive labor, the labor market’s demand for formal analytical skills, written communications, and specific technical knowledge has risen spectacularly.

The Era of Cognitive Computing

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The machines will be more rational and analytic - and, of course, possess encyclopedic memories and tremendous computational abilities. Complex Systems Economic Issues Innovation Management and Leadership Smart Systems Society and Culture Technology and Strategy

Reflections on the Education of Applied Data Scientists

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

As an academic field, it cuts across disciplines, with courses in statistics, analytics, computer science and math, coupled with the specialty a student wants to analyze, from patterns in marine life to historical texts.”.

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Reflections on Big Data, Data Science and Related Subjects

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Loukides contrasts the holistic approach employed by data scientist with those used in data mining, business analytics and other applications that apply statistical analysis to large data sets. “[Data scientists] are inherently interdisciplinary.

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Big Data, Complex Systems and Quantum Mechanics

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Big data is a foundational element in IT’s quartet of Next Big Things : Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud. But things started to change in the 1990s when AI switched paradigms and embraced data mining and information analytics , the precursors of today’s big data. Complex Systems Economic Issues Education and Talent Innovation Management and Leadership Society and Culture Technology and StrategyBig Data is one of the hottest topics out there.

Understanding the Workings of Our Minds

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Advances in technology , big data and analytics hold the promise to significantly augment our judgement and expertise and help us make smarter, more effective decisions. However, due to their huge stores of data and powerful analytics, the machines can provide System 2-like results. .

Data-Driven Decision Making: Promises and Limits

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Complex Systems Data Science and Big Data Economic Issues Education and Talent Innovation Management and Leadership Political Issues Smart Systems Society and Culture Technology and Strategy

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