How to Support the Widespread Adoption of AI

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Surveys with thousands of executives, showed that most firms are only using AI in ad hoc pilots or applying it to a single business process. At the highest level, it’s a reflection of a failure to rewire the organization. From siloed work to interdisciplinary collaboration.

How to Transform a “Big, Old” Company into an Agile Digital Business

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

But, “the adoption of digital technologies in business doesn’t come as naturally,” - especially if you’re working in a big, old company. “Inserting digital technologies to enhance operations and create new value propositions has proven extremely challenging.”.

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How to Talk to Your Keynote Speaker

Andy McAfee

With this flow, it’s natural for the speaker to come offstage and talk to people during the break. They’re a chance to keep talking about the ideas that brought us to the event in the first place, which is great. I work in analytics for Novartis in Cambridge.”

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The Leader's Guide to Radical Management: HBR on How to Fix.

Steve Denning

» January 06, 2011 HBR on How to Fix Capitalism: A Bandage on a Cancer Michael Porter, strategy guru extraordinaire , and Mark Kramer have an article in the January 2011 issue of Harvard Business Review entitled How To Fix Capitalism.

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The Transformative Power of Analytics - The Houston Astros: a Case Study

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In 2017, the Astros won 101 games, finished first in the American League West Division, and went on to win their first ever World Series. How did the Astros go from worst team record to first World Series victory in only four years? The answer, in a nutshell, is analytics.

Institutional Innovation - I Have a Dream

John Hagel

Everyone talks about transformation these days, but the term is used so loosely that it’s begun to lose all meaning. That’s a useful metaphor, but many have asked me to make it more tangible in the world of institutions. It’s Martin Luther King Day in the US and I can’t think of a better day to declare that I have a dream and to explore that dream in a blog post. I would prefer to call this diversification rather than transformation.

The Transformative Power of Analytics - The Houston Astros: a Case Study

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In 2017, the Astros won 101 games, finished first in the American League West Division, and went on to win their first ever World Series. How did the Astros go from worst team record to first World Series victory in only four years? The answer, in a nutshell, is analytics. Luhnow then brought his analytics and management skills to Houston and proceeded to transform the team into a top contender in a short few years.

The Management of Disruptive Innovations

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The management of disruptive innovations is very different when looking at relatively simple or self-contained technologies, products or services versus highly complex platforms and infrastructures. A lot of the hype you often hear when new innovations come about is the result of people not properly understanding the different dynamics that apply to simple versus highly complex innovations. Many started to predict the impending demise of mainframes.

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. In this course, I want to examine how to leverage disruptive innovations to significantly transform a business or even a whole industry.

Tips: How To Be An Effective Asshole - Bob Sutton

Bob Sutton

About Subscribe to this blogs feed Email Me Follow Me @ work_matters. Learning to listen to others and to ask smart questions is more important. This is especially true when it comes to selfish behavior; unvarnished self-interest is a learned social norm, not an unwavering feature of human behavior. The best test of a persons character is how he or she treats those with less power. It is good to ask yourself, do I have enough? Bob Sutton.

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Innovation in an Age of Austerity

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

On December 7 I participated in an Innovation Summit sponsored by the UK Innovation Research Centre (UK-IRC) at the University of Cambridge. 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.”

An innovative workshop on radical management

Steve Denning

In these three days ( March 19-21 in Washington DC ), you will discover how to use radical management to thrive in the 21 st Century creative economy and the world of continuous innovation. have you ever wondered how your firm could not get beyond merely satisfy ing your customers and clients, but delight them? have you ever wondered what it would take to make the entire organization Agile? A shift the role of managers from controllers to enablers.

How To Be A Wizard at Tech Training: NTC 2016 Session

Beth Kanter

In a couple of weeks, one of the sessions I’m facilitating at the Nonprofit Technology Conference in San Jose is called “ How To Be A Wizard at Tech Training.” I thought I’d take this opportunity to organize some of those posts into a resource list.

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Creativity, Innovation and Design

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Irving Wladawsky-Berger A collection of observations, news and resources on the changing nature of innovation, technology, leadership, and other subjects. After all, we are talking about innovation. The story of how Design-London came about is fascinating.

The role of informal social networks in building organizational creativity and innovation

Ross Dawson

In particular for high-performing organizations, applying social network analysis is one of the most useful tools in pushing value creation to the next level. However what I particularly picked up on was the report’s references to the use of social network analysis.

Can AI Help Develop and Execute a Competitive Business Strategy?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

AI is expected to be the biggest commercial opportunity for companies and industries over the next couple of decades. 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.

Globalization in Transition

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

But now, we’ve transitioned to a so-called Slobalisation era. “Globalisation has slowed from light speed to a snail’s pace in the past decade for several reasons. of global GDP in 2007 to 1.3% A few measures have continued to rise. of gross output in 2007 to 22.5%

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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.

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Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Leadership and Management Skills in the Knowledge Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Irving Wladawsky-Berger A collection of observations, news and resources on the changing nature of innovation, technology, leadership, and other subjects. Home Archives Subscribe « "Killer Apps" and Virtual Worlds | Main | A Kind of Cambrian Explosion » August 13, 2007 Leadership and Management Skills in the Knowledge Economy I am getting ready to teach a new graduate seminar at MIT this fall - Technology-based Business Transformation.

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The New Era of Smart, Connected Products

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

For the past few years, some have justifiably questioned whether innovation has been going through a period of stagnation , especially when compared to major 19th and 20th century innovations like electricity, cars and airplanes.

Is Design Thinking the “New Liberal Arts”?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Design thinking is now being applied to abstract entities, - e.g. systems, services, information and organizations, - as well as to devise strategies, manage change and solve complex problems. I first learned about design thinking during a 2005 visit to the Olin College of Engineering.

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A Talk On Fast Innovation, All In One Great Picture - Bob Sutton

Bob Sutton

About Subscribe to this blogs feed Email Me Follow Me @ work_matters. Learning to listen to others and to ask smart questions is more important. This is especially true when it comes to selfish behavior; unvarnished self-interest is a learned social norm, not an unwavering feature of human behavior. The best test of a persons character is how he or she treats those with less power. It is good to ask yourself, do I have enough? How fitting.

Imagination, Creativity and Related Subjects

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A few weeks ago I read a very interesting online article : Why John Seely Brown Says We Should Look Beyond Creativity to Cultivate Imagination. We’ve been friends for over 20 years, and currently both serve on the Advisory Board of USC’s Annenberg Innovation Lab. .

Learning to Apply Data Science to Business Problems

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

This past semester I was involved in an interesting course at MIT’s Sloan School of Management , - Analytics Labs (A-Lab). A-Lab’s objective is to teach students how to use data sets and analytics to address real-world business problems.

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The Challenges of Executing a Transformational Strategy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

It’s no longer enough to have formulated a digital strategy for the business. Is it that in spite of all their efforts in strategy formulation, their management was unable to anticipate them and were caught by surprise? The 2018 MIT CIO Symposium will take place on May 23.

Solow Paradox 2.0: The Lagging Impact of Technology Advances on Productivity Growth

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Over the coming decades, the labor force is expected to shrink in most parts of the world as fertility rates continue to decline, especially in advanced and emerging economies. According to McKinsey, this sharp decline in productivity growth, - from 2.4%

Gender Diversity, Empathy and Technology

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Let me attempt to explore these questions based on relatively recent academic research in three key areas: gender-based behavioral differences; how to create smarter working groups; and the changing skills requirements in the digital economy. How to create smarter working groups.

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Section I, - What is Artificial Intelligence?, - describes how researchers and practitioners define AI, as well as the key research trends that will likely influence AI’s future. I’d now like to turn my attention to Section II, - AI by Domain.

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Two-Speed IT Architectures

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The article argues that born digital Internet companies, - e.g., Amazon, Google, Facebook, - are setting the standards in the quest to understand and optimize the customer experience , challenging traditional companies to keep up. Don’t be afraid to fail.

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

It will be complex, develop hitherto unforeseen forms, and will have to respond to unforeseen challenges. All while the windows of opportunity and response will continue to shrink. We need to change from opinions and hunches and go with facts and data,” he said.

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Serious AI Challenges that Require Our Attention

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Several weeks ago Vanity Fair published and article by NY Times columnist Maureen Dowd , - Elon Musk’s Billion-Dollar Crusade to Stop the AI Apocalypse. No machines with self-sustaining long-term goals and intent have been developed, nor are they likely to be developed in the near future.

Design Principles for Complex, Unpredictable, People Oriented Systems

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

To connect with and inspire a new generation, they lead and interact in entirely new ways.”. For over a decade, Professor Martin has been advocating “what was then a radical idea in business education: that students needed to learn how to think critically and creatively every bit as much as they needed to learn finance or accounting. First you seek to define a clear objective based on the best available information.

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. Disruptive innovations take time to play out. Its potential for driving business innovation remains untapped.

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The Fourth Industrial Revolution

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The Fourth Industrial Revolution: what it means, how to respond was the central theme of the 2016 World Economic Forum (WEF) that took place earlier this year in Davos, Switzerland. We must not forget that technological revolutions are highly disruptive to economies and societies.

The Emerging Data Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The Economist’ s May 6 issue referred to data in its cover as the world’s most valuable resource. Around 50 years ago, the nascent digital revolution gave rise to an exciting new discipline and profession, - computer science.

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What Will Life Be Like in an AI Future?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Like no other technology, AI forces us to explore the boundaries between machines and humans. Will AI turn out like other major innovations, e.g., steam power, electricity, cars, - highly disruptive in the near term, but ultimately beneficial to society?

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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. It’s a good way of explaining what the new innovation is all about in as simple a way as possible.

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The Beginning of a New Work Adventure – Joining panagenda!

Luis Suarez

That is, probably, why, over the course of the last couple of months, a growing urge to find a new work adventure has taken over yours truly. It all started with a short conversation in an online collaborative space that is not even widely available to everyone out there just yet.

Social Business in the Age of the Customer

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Social Media is one of the hallmarks of our digital age, enabling individuals and communities to create and share user-generated content. Social media is giving individuals unprecedented influence over business and governments, - causing Netflix to reverse its business strategy in October of 2011, and helping to topple governments in the Arab Spring. . In other words, it is no longer enough for graduates to excel in functional, analytical and technical areas.

Could the End of Moore’s Law Be Near? If so, What’s Next?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I can personally attest to his deep understanding of technology and the IT industry, given the many discussions we’ve had over the years. . In The Next Wave, Markoff talks about a wide variety of topics, but I’d like to focus my attention on what I think is the main thread throughout the report, the state of Moore’s Law , - the observation that the number of transistors in an integrated circuit has been doubling approximately every two years. .

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

But, the situation is rapidly changing, as universities around the world have started to offer different kinds of graduate programs in data science. It’s very exciting to contemplate the emergence of a major new discipline.

Reflections on Big Data, Data Science and Related Subjects

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

CUSP’s research and educational programs are centered on urban informatics , - “the acquisition, integration, and analysis of data to understand and improve urban systems and quality of life.” Big Cities + Big Data and Bringing Urban Data to Life are prominently displayed in its website.

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The Era of Cognitive Computing

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The Industrial Revolution led to dramatic improvements in productivity and standard of living over the past two hundred years. And, according to IBM’s John Kelly and Steve Hamm, there is much more to come. How can we use it to make better decisions?