The Competitive Value of Data: From Analytics to Machine Learning
JANUARY 31, 2017
The competitive concerns surrounding these various platforms are closely linked to the concept of network effects. We’re now seeing the emergence of another kind of network effect. Business analytics predates the big data era.
Using network perspectives to visualize changing culture and meaning
MARCH 11, 2012
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
SEPTEMBER 6, 2016
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.
The role of informal social networks in building organizational creativity and innovation
AUGUST 8, 2011
For the last decade I have examined and applied social network analysis in and across organizations, for example in large professional firms , technology purchase decision-making , high-performance personal networks , and other applications. Social networks Uncategorized
Beyond Free ? Open Learning in a Networked World
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
JULY 30, 2014
I want to talk to you about the concept of free, the concept of open learning, the concept of networked learning in a networked world and the concept of the institution. Watters, 2014) This is a patent for setting up a regional network in the south western United States.
The Continuing, Transformative Impact of IT
JUNE 12, 2013
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.
The Evolution of the Internet of Very Smart Things
OCTOBER 15, 2014
Cisco defines fog computing as “a highly virtualized platform that provides compute, storage, and networking services between end devices and traditional Cloud Computing Data Centers, typically, but not exclusively located at the edge of network.”
The Internet, Blockchain, and the Evolution of Foundational Innovations
JANUARY 17, 2017
Its packet switching architecture didn’t require pre-established connections, representing a major innovation over existing circuit switching networks. Internet-based platforms have given rise to ecosystems and network effects.
Anticipating the Future of the IT Industry
MARCH 22, 2016
Several years later the Internet transitioned to its mobile phase , based on billions of users around the world connected via smart personal devices and broadband wireless networks, giving rise to many innovative apps.
Reflections on Storytelling
APRIL 17, 2013
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.
The Growing Value of Social Skills
NOVEMBER 24, 2015
He analyzed changes in the task content of work using data from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET), which is administered by the US Department of Labor.
The Digitization of the Economy
JANUARY 30, 2013
But, over the past decade the Internet has transitioned from the connected world of PCs, browsers and web servers, to the hyperconnected world of mobile devices, cloud computing and broadband wireless networks.
Openness: Why learners should know about, and influence, how decisions are made about their learning
FEBRUARY 10, 2012
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.
A Useful Framework for Analyzing the Impact of Technology on Jobs
SEPTEMBER 9, 2014
The report was based on the responses of nearly 1,900 experts to a few open-ended questions, including “Will networked, automated, artificial intelligence (AI) applications and robotic devices have displaced more jobs than they have created by 2025?”
A Kind of Digital “Perfect Storm”
SEPTEMBER 4, 2013
We seem to be heading toward a kind of digital perfect storm , where four major IT trends are each gathering speed while interacting with and amplifying each other: mobile devices, cloud computing, social networks and big data and analytics.
Could the End of Moore’s Law Be Near? If so, What’s Next?
AUGUST 4, 2015
Human operators guided their specially designed robots via wireless networks over a difficult course, where they had to perform 8 tasks relevant to responding to a major disaster. . “It What worries me about the future of Silicon Valley, is [its] one-dimensionality, that it’s not a Renaissance culture… It’s an engineering culture that believes that it’s revolutionary, but it’s actually not that revolutionary.
practice, creativity, and insight
MAY 20, 2016
HughCards : “As the Internet makes everything cheaper, access to real networks (Harvard, Wall St., “The machine versus human debate has actually divided big data analytics experts into two camps.
Social Business in the Age of the Customer
OCTOBER 18, 2012
But, despite the widespread success of public social networks, many companies have been slow to embrace social media as an integral part of their workplace. The report observes that: “While the speed at which ideas traverse public social networks is phenomenal, surprisingly few organizations have managed to fully exploit the power of open knowledge sharing inside and outside their company walls. Many companies are still struggling with this major cultural transition.
Social Business: e-business 2.0. and Beyond
SEPTEMBER 15, 2011
Its basic definition is simple and practical: A Social Business embraces networks of people to create business value. This requires a coordinated, three-pronged approach, with leadership driving the initiative, human resources supporting the necessary cultural change, and IT providing the necessary tools. Complex Systems Economic Issues Education and Talent Innovation Management and Leadership Smart Systems Society and Culture Technology and Strategy
JANUARY 8, 2014
This lack of understanding is the major barrier to success in the network era. As the image below by Yaneer Bar-Yam shows, a networked civilization requires 1) more laterally connected organizations, 2) fewer hierarchies, and 3) more diversity.
The Changing Nature of Globalization in Our Hyperconnected, Knowledge-Intensive Economy
JUNE 18, 2014
We’ve been going through a kind of digital perfect storm , where a number of major IT trends are each gathering speed while interacting with and amplifying each other: mobile devices, cloud computing, Internet of Things, social networks and big data and analytics. .
I Learned A Lot At My First-Ever F Up Nights
FEBRUARY 15, 2016
Of course beer is encouraged and naturally there is time for networking before and after the speakers. But for all of his creativity and penchant for innovating—for getting this project and every other product to market on time and on budget—Clayton hated (and still hates) analytics.
The Science of Complex Systems
JULY 9, 2011
But the question was, in a bigger picture, to what extent can biology and social organization (which are both quintessential complex adaptive systems) be put in a more quantitative, analytic, mathematizable, predictive framework so that we can understand them in the way that we understand "simple physical systems"?” Complex Systems Innovation Services Innovation Smart Systems Society and Culture Technology and Strategy
Future of work is complex, implicit and intangible
OCTOBER 9, 2013
But as organizations, markets, and society become networked, intangibles create more of our value and this is much more difficult to measure. The new workplace of intangible assets is a complex environment , and one where traditional analytical methods no longer work.
Making Facebook Groups Rock for Nonprofits – Guest Post by Miriam Brosseau
OCTOBER 7, 2011
Here are some helpful hints to make your Facebook group a truly vibrant platform: Maximizing group features for networking and engagement: Tagging individuals in posts. How do I go from network weaver to empowering others to weave one another? Guest Post Networks Online Community
The 20th Anniversary of Linux
AUGUST 24, 2011
We did not look at Linux as just another operating system any more than we looked at the Internet as just another network. I devoted the rest of my presentation to answering that question by discussing four major current IBM initiatives where Linux has played a major role as an enabling technology: Cloud Computing , Smarter Planet and Smarter Cities , Information Analytics , and Supercomputing.
IBM’s Trip to Become A Socially Integrated Enterprise
AUGUST 9, 2011
That’s an important aspect of the role predictive analytics will play as social analytics evolve. Like I said, it continues to take time and lots of good effort and energy to provoke that cultural shift and that mindset change.
I need some help
JANUARY 27, 2012
On February 8, I’ll be delivering a talk at TEDxEdmonton’s event Rethinking Open Source Culture. With the Society for Learning Analytics Research we recently posted a concept paper on developing an open learning analytics architecture (.pdf). Or is open source culture here to stay? I’d love to hear about your experiences with open source culture. What have you gained through being open and participating in open culture (e.g.
Yes, please meet the Chief Executive Customer
JUNE 19, 2012
The third is “Design your culture and brand so they are authentically one.” not just by those who experience them, but by others in their social network. Thus how authentically a culture lives its brand becomes the measure of success.
Do you want fries with that?
MAY 11, 2012
Governance in a Networked World : SNA is an 80+ year old science but has been largely ignored by the social analytics community. Reading is a cultural invention,” [Dr. Here are some of the observations and insights that were shared via Twitter this past week.
Grappling with Knowledge
MARCH 23, 2012
They think they can apply analytic reductionism to complex phenomena like knowledge, networks and value. … In summary, business productivity and knowledge inhabits complex networks.
Online Community Purpose Checklist | Full Circle Associates
JANUARY 14, 2010
A network may look to create many weak connections and amplify the flow of ideas and information, but have very little interest in being a community or group.) If the group is part of a larger organization, is the purpose consistent with organizational goals and culture?
My Old Online Facilitation Workshop Materials | Full Circle Associates
DECEMBER 30, 2009
Innovation in an Age of Austerity
DECEMBER 16, 2010
I discussed some of the major technologies that are transforming the world of services, including mobile devices, broadband wireless networks, information analysis and cloud computing. A similar point was made later in the day by Mary Walshok , who gave a talk on Unraveling the Cultural and Social dynamics of Regional Innovation Systems. We must factor in local cultural dynamics that promote or discourage innovation, which are much more difficult to quantify.
How to evaluate social and informal learning
MARCH 8, 2011
Dan Pontefract had a great post on TrainingWreck about the inadequacy of the Kirkpatrick model in a world where learning is increasingly collaborative and networked. We already know many ways to make networks more effective. Social networks are inevitable in enterprise.
Becoming a Digital Business: Progress and Obstacles
AUGUST 28, 2013
The survey asked the executives about their companies progress and obstacles in embracing five major digital trends: big data and advanced analytics, digital engagement of customers, digital engagement of employees and external partners, automation, and digital innovation. .
MOOCs for Development - Day 2
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
APRIL 11, 2014
Networks of learning clusters: - problems: physical accessibility problems - transportation, long working days, living conditions, internet - approach - network of learning centres in close walking distance - to establish community college edu - local social sypport for learning - social learning incubator MOOCs come. The Challenge of MOOCs Panel Stephen Downes Please see my presentation and audio here: [link] N.V.
Hope for HP's Culture - Bob Sutton
MARCH 10, 2011
Forbes.com Video Network: Weed Out the Bad Seed. Davenport: Competing on Analytics: The New Science of Winning. The Power of Observing and Talking to Real Humans » Hope for HPs Culture. As one former HP executive explained, once they put that word on the signs, she knew that HP's brilliant culture of innovation was fading fast. Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Hope for HPs Culture : Comments. Bob Sutton.
The New Era of Smart, Connected Products
NOVEMBER 26, 2014
Business strategy : Should the company fully or partially disintermediate distribution channels or service networks?; . Even harder than the addition of different skills are the cultural implications of changing from a hardware-centric to a software-, data-, and services-centric company.
The 2016 Look at the Future of Online Learning
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
MARCH 4, 2016
So while I did not predict that the internet would become the largest distribution network for cat photos in history, this development would not have surprised me a bit. Handheld, mobile and integrated devices will continue to develop and become the de facto tools for learning, communication and peer networking. Predictive analytics will grow in significance in terms of student retention and learner support.