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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.

Meetings and Bosshole Behavior: A Classic Case - Bob Sutton

Bob Sutton

IBM Reshapes Its Sales Meetings - BusinessWeek. BusinessWeek: How to Make Meetings Matter. Stanford Technology Ventures Program (STVP). Center for Work, Technology and Organization. Davenport: Competing on Analytics: The New Science of Winning. Dorf & Byers: Technology Ventures. My First Time Attending the World Economic Forum at Davos » Meetings and Bosshole Behavior: A Classic Case. After all, it couldn’t be a real meeting without ‘Ralph’.

Decision Making in Our Increasingly Complex Organizations

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Goldfarb explained that the best way to assess the impact of a new radical technology is to look at how the technology reduces the cost of a widely used function. Complex Systems Economic Issues Management and Leadership Society and Culture Technology and Strategy

The Emergence of Industry 4.0

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The Third, - following World War II - saw the advent of computers, digital technologies, the IT industry, and the automation of process in just about all industries. A confluence of trends and technologies promises to reshape the way things are made.

Online Community Purpose Checklist | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

If the group is part of a larger organization, is the purpose consistent with organizational goals and culture? Make up What is the gender, professional, cultural make up of the group? Technological Issues What kind of Internet access do most participants have?

Become a More Productive, Empathetic, Creative Person With the Help of AI-Based Tools

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Despite dramatic advances in technology, most of the world’s economies have been stuck in a long period of slow growth and slow productivity. Schrage’s approach has been more influenced by behavioral economics than by technology or algorithmic advances.

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.

The Datafication of Business and Society

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Its ensuing digital products have been generating all that data and its drastically lower technology costs have made it possible to store and analyze those oceans of information.

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The Evolution of the Internet of Very Smart Things

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

This transformation is driven by the continuing advances of technology. Even as revenues fail to meet expectations, costs are prohibitively high. Most IoT business models also hinge on the use of analytics to sell user data or targeted advertising.

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The Continuing, Transformative Impact of IT

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Any technology expected to have a transformative impact on business over the next decade has to at least be already in the hands of leading edge users. 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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Human-AI Decision Systems

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Nor have they integrated the large amounts of data, analytical tools and powerful AI systems now at our disposal into their decision making systems. . Sports analytics are now used by just about every professional sports team in the world.

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My Old Online Facilitation Workshop Materials | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

We are a collection of Editors, Knowledge Workers, Meeting Managers, Trainers, Designers and Facilitators. We share the best processes, experience and methodologies, along with the latest in social technology, to inspire a better way to work.

The Emergence of Industry 4.0

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The Third, - following World War II - saw the advent of computers, digital technologies, the IT industry, and the automation of process in just about all industries. There’s general agreement that the 4th Industrial Revolution is primarily driven by a fusion of once separate technologies that when joined together are integrating the physical and digital worlds. A confluence of trends and technologies promises to reshape the way things are made.

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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Hope for HP's Culture - Bob Sutton

Bob Sutton

IBM Reshapes Its Sales Meetings - BusinessWeek. BusinessWeek: How to Make Meetings Matter. Stanford Technology Ventures Program (STVP). Center for Work, Technology and Organization. Davenport: Competing on Analytics: The New Science of Winning. Dorf & Byers: Technology Ventures. The Power of Observing and Talking to Real Humans » Hope for HPs Culture. Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Hope for HPs Culture : Comments.

Human-AI Decision Systems

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Traditionally, decision systems have been confined to individual physical domains, such as logistics, physical plant, and human resources, and more recently virtual domains such as cyber, by both policy and technology, resulting in challenges with the integration of information across disparate domains.”. Nor have they integrated the large amounts of data, analytical tools and powerful AI systems now at our disposal into their decision making systems. .

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The Science of Information-based Predictions

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Many pollsters seem to still be using methodologies that worked well a decade or two ago, but look woefully behind the times in the emerging world of big data and advanced analytics. This is an emphatically pro-science and pro-technology book, and I think of it as a very optimistic one.

The Fourth Industrial Revolution

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The Third, - s tarting in the 1960s, - saw the advent of digital technologies, computers, the IT industry, and the automation of process in just about all industries. Technology advances keep expanding the benefits of the digital revolution across the planet. “The

Embracing Disruptive Change - Why Is it So Difficult?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

One of the topics discussed was how companies generally deal with major technology and market changes, - like those that have been taking place all around us for the past few decades. Why are so many successful, well managed companies done in by disruptive technology and market changes?

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The Digitization of the Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

MIT just launched a new Initiative for the Digital Economy to systematically address the impact of digital technologies on business, the economy and society. This excellent short book focused on the impact of digital technologies on jobs, skills, wages and the overall economy. .

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My Old Online Facilitation Workshop Materials | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

We are a collection of Editors, Knowledge Workers, Meeting Managers, Trainers, Designers and Facilitators. We share the best processes, experience and methodologies, along with the latest in social technology, to inspire a better way to work.

Organizing Big Data Initiatives: Lessons from the Internet

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

my fellow guest columnist Tom Davenport reflected on whether institutions should appoint a dedicated executive to oversee their company-wide big data and analytics initiatives, and if so, which C-level senior executives should such a position report to.

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The Evolution Toward Digital Supply Chains

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The meeting was organized by the Center for Global Enterprise (CGE), - the nonprofit research institution founded by former IBM Chairman and CEO Sam Palmisano to study the contemporary corporation, globalization, economic trends, and their impact on society.

The 20th Anniversary of Linux

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

He soon made a very important decision that would shape Linux’s future just as much as the technology. At the time, I was co-chair of PITAC , the President's Information Technology Advisory Committee. We formed the Linux Technology Center , an IBM team of developers who work closely with the Linux open source development community. Education and Talent Innovation Management and Leadership Society and Culture Technology and Strategy

Leadership and Rational Thinking

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The Bringing Science to Leadership panel was moderated by Joi Ito , a well known technology entrepreneur who was recently appoint Director of MIT’s Media Lab. even people they will never meet in person.” Leverage analytical thinking and tools, embrace collaboration to address highly complex problems, and have a strategic vision to serve as a compass into the future.

The New Era of Smart, Connected Products

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The classic tractor becomes smart as it adds sensors, computing elements, software and other technologies that help it monitor and adapt to its local environment.

Why Do We Need Data Science when We’ve Had Statistics for Centuries?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I still remember a meeting in 1965 with a very eminent physicist from whom I was taking a graduate course. Finally, beyond access to the appropriate skills, are there cultural and management implications in embracing data science in the business world?

Complexity and Design in Warfare

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The Forum holds several meetings a year, each centered on a specific topic, mostly related to information technologies and their impact on society. Some of the areas explored by the Forum are emerging technologies, organizational development, economic competition, and the changing concept of security. In this recent meeting we discussed how to apply the concept of design to address such complex systems and problems.

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Reflections on Complex Systems

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Irving Wladawsky-Berger A collection of observations, news and resources on the changing nature of innovation, technology, leadership, and other subjects. Can architectures be analytically and empirically evaluated before and after development, deployment and systems operation?

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 Council believes that their recommentations are actionable, proven ways of reducing the deficit, which are based on real-world expertise, information technologies and organizational practices that are already being successfully applied in the private sector.

The Evolution Toward Digital Supply Chains

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The meeting was organized by the Center for Global Enterprise (CGE), - the nonprofit research institution founded by former IBM Chairman and CEO Sam Palmisano to study the contemporary corporation, globalization, economic trends, and their impact on society. The CEOs at the meeting in China concluded that their highest research priority was the evolution toward Digital Supply Chains (DSC), and its potential to transform organizations and the conduct of business around the world.

Indira Gandhi on Doing Work Versus Taking Credit For It - Bob Sutton

Bob Sutton

IBM Reshapes Its Sales Meetings - BusinessWeek. BusinessWeek: How to Make Meetings Matter. Stanford Technology Ventures Program (STVP). Center for Work, Technology and Organization. Davenport: Competing on Analytics: The New Science of Winning. Dorf & Byers: Technology Ventures. I had a meeting today with my colleague Huggy Rao where we were batting around various ideas about systems that are effective versus ineffective at scaling good ideas.

Why Innovation is Critical to Help Governments Adjust to the Realities of the 21st Century?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Last week I wrote about the structural changes underway in countries around the world, driven primarily by the digital technology revolution and the forces of globalization. For the past twenty years, companies have embraced digital technologies to significantly improve their productivity and reduce costs. . We have seen this repeatedly over the past several decades in our own industry, and in the impact of new technology models across our economy and society.

Innovation in an Age of Austerity

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The UK-IRC is “a collaborative initiative for cutting-edge research and knowledge exchange activities on how innovation can make businesses more competitive, improve public services delivery and help the UK meet the social, environmental and economic challenges it faces.” Would it lead to greater pressure to meet short term goals rather than long term objectives? In her talk, she discussed why some regions in the US are better at adapting to technological change than others.

The Complex Transition to the Age of the Cloud

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

After a full day of talks and discussions, the sense of the meeting was that cloud computing has the promise to bring a real paradigm shift to the IT world, although, as the conference organizer succinctly put it in his closing remarks: “There is a clear consensus that there is no real consensus on what cloud computing is.” It has mostly to do with governance, policies, and regulations, as well as with cultural and organizational issues.

Growing Up in a Complex World

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

They were confident that information and analysis would help them better deal with the increasingly complex environments in which we live. “When we looked just at those students who had the greatest expectation of accelerating complexity, we found they put much more emphasis on the analytic and predictive capabilities of information. To meet this commitment, they said they needed to understand and respond to diverse cultures and local needs, whether economic, environmental or social.”

I Learned A Lot At My First-Ever F Up Nights

Dan Pontefract

I recently attended the first-ever F Up Nights in Victoria, British Columbia, hosted by the fine folks at the Victoria Innovation, Advanced Technology & Entrepreneurship Council, or by its much cooler acronym, VIATEC. Don’t shoot the messenger! I didn’t make up the group name.

Teaching in the Digital Age: Guidelines for Designing Teaching and Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Or (suggested from audience) MOOCs, hospital, sports… Think of a learning environment from a teacher’s perspective: we have learner characteristics, assessment, resources, learner support, skills, content… And permeating all of these is culture.

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Reflections on Leadership and Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Irving Wladawsky-Berger A collection of observations, news and resources on the changing nature of innovation, technology, leadership, and other subjects. Second, I’ll focus on my personal experiences leading technology-based businesses, in particular IBMs Internet Division.

Learning and Development Webinars

Xyleme

Xyleme and Principled Technologies talk about a customer project that they delivered in half the time. The Continuous Learning Technology Stack: A Rare Interview with Dell and T-Mobile Learning Leaders. And both have selected Xyleme as their technology partner to help transform learning through effective content. T-Mobile created a learning ecosystem consisting of a broad range of content, processes, and technology all used together to drive performance.

What does it mean to be human in a digital age?

George Siemens

In trying to find our identity and focus our efforts, we’ve engaged in numerous activities including book clubs, writing retreats, innovation planning meetings, long slack/email exchanges, and a few testy conversations. I find it odd when I hear about the need for universities to be more entrepreneurial as the lab culture is essentially a startup environment. Technology is becoming a destroyer, not enabler, of jobs. It is more than technology alone.

When the Learner is the Teacher, Do We Need Instructional Designers?

Xyleme

It’s about harnessing the new ways of learning that are enabled by a new breed of technology, and a cultural shifts in how we use it. How do you create learning experiences that meet the audience where they are? Needs analysis that was the purview of the ISD, can be replaced by social commenting, ratings and analytics. Analytics will tell you what’s being used, and how effective it is. It’s a new world out there for the Instructional Designer.

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Notes from ELI 2015 Riyadh - Day One

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

leadership - are leaders supporting and demonstrating effective technology use?