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Scale and Complex Systemic Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Conventional wisdom these days says that small is better when it comes to innovation and putting new ideas into practice,” writes Mandel at the beginning of the report. But managing the kind of disruptive innovations that change the rules of the game requires a different management style based on identifying a brand new idea, moving quickly to establish an early market presence, and continuous market experimentation to refine the offerings and establish the company’s strategy.

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Organizations and Complexity

Harold Jarche

Tweet I’ve discussed this table before, but I’d like to put it all the links together to highlight what we need to do with our organizations and structures to deal with complexity. Complexity. How we can support emergent practices in the increasingly complex enterprise: COMPLEXITY. Patti Anklam , in discussing value networks and complexity states: Understanding of complexity provides a practical guide to managing context.

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… from little acorns grow

Dave Snowden

My role was also to provide an overview of complexity theory and its application to climate change. Probably the big theme of my presentation is the danger of paralysing people with the growing horror stories around climate change and its likely consequences.

leadership through cooperation

Harold Jarche

An open source approach to sharing research seems to be the optimal model for rapid knowledge transfer. ” However, the New York Times reports a different perspective, stating the outbreak was mishandled by Chinese authorities. think changing nature of work].

Cloud Computing and the Changing Role of the CIO

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I now want to turn my attention to cloud computing, and its impact as a key driver of the changing role of the CIO. It’s getting more complex because it’s proliferating. Last week I wrote about the 2013 MIT Sloan CIO Symposium which I recently attended.

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The Blockchain and Open Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

They’ve both gone on to change the world, - to say the least. Then in the 1990s, the open Internet protocol, - TCP/IP , - was widely embraced by the general IT marketplace, making it possible to interconnect systems and applications from any vendors.

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Hybrid Models of Capitalism

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Irving Wladawsky-Berger A collection of observations, news and resources on the changing nature of innovation, technology, leadership, and other subjects. Titled “Going Hybrid” , it is the lead article in a special report on business in Japan. These are incredibly complex subjects.

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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. Earlier this year, the World Economic Forum published Global Risks Report 2017 , its 12th annual study of major global risks.

Is the Blockchain Now Reaching a Tipping Point?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The Blockchain is one of the technologies in this year’s list, selected by the WEF panel of global experts because of its emerging potential to fundamentally change the way markets and governments work. . But while most ledgers are now digital, their underlying structure has not changed.

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The President’s Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The Commission is charged with “recommending bold, actionable steps that the government, private sector, and the nation as a whole can take to bolster cybersecurity in today’s digital world, and reporting back by the beginning of December.”. The Internet changed all that.

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Why Blockchains Could Transform How the Economy Works

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The October 31 issue of The Economist featured the blockchain in its cover : “The Trust Machine: How the technology behind Bitcoin could change the world.” But while most ledgers are now digital, their underlying organization has not changed. The Internet changed all that.

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Cloud Computing and the Supply Chain of Services

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Cloud is now an integral part of a company’s IT strategy, grounded in the day-to-day nuts and bolts of implementing change. While cloud computing has made huge progress over the past decade, much remains to be done especially in the area of industry standards and open architectures.

Could Blockchain Prove to Be “The Next Big Thing”?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In particular, change has come rather slowly to the world’s banking infrastructure. Last week I discussed some of the highlights of Citi’s excellent FinTech report. Transforming this highly complex global payment ecosystem has proved to be very difficult.

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Blockchain Killer-Apps

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

And, given that blockchain is all about the creation, exchange and management of valuable assets, its applications are significantly more complex to understand and explain than Internet applications. Complex Transactions Among Institutions.

The Future of Financial Services

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

This point was well articulated in Personal Data: the Emergence of a New Asset Class , a 2011 report by the World Economic Forum. “As Rapid Change/Many Suppliers. Rapid Change/Few Suppliers. Slow Change/Many Suppliers. Slow Change/Few Suppliers.

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The Growing Importance of Storytelling in the Business World

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Over the years I’ve learned that when trying to explain a complex new concept or product, it’s important to engage in a kind-of conversation with your intended audience, where you talk about what's in your mind, your questions, your doubts, what you know and what you don't know.

Cloud Computing and Open Architectures

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Earlier this month IBM announced that all its cloud services and software will be based on open standards and an open cloud architecture. Unlike the previous two models, cloud computing is totally centered around the Internet and related open architectures.

Beyond GDP - Measuring Value in a Service-oriented, Information-based, Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

But, many concerns have been raised about the adequacy of GDP-based measurements given the major structural changes that economies around the world have been going through over the past few decades. it noted in its report issued in September of 2009. “So

The Prosperity Puzzle

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Next he calculated the change in the true price of light, by estimating the price in cents per lumen-hours , a measure that would quantify the considerable innovations in generating light over the same time period.

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The Productivity Puzzle

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Earlier this year the McKinsey Global Institute published The Productivity Puzzle , a report that takes a close look at the sharp decline in US productivity since 2014 despite continuing advances in digital technologies.

The Collaborative, Sharing Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

One of the most intriguing was The Collaborative Economy , by Jeremiah Owyang , a partner and analyst at Altimeter Group , whose research focuses on the changing relationships between companies and their customers. . The report analyzed over 200 startups in this space.

Blockchain Killer-Apps

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

And, given that blockchain is all about the creation, exchange and management of valuable assets, its applications are significantly more complex to understand and explain than Internet applications. Complex Transactions Among Institutions. In a digital world, the way we regulate and maintain administrative control has to change.”. But while most ledgers are now digital, their underlying structure has not changed.

Cloud Computing and the Supply Chain of Services

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Cloud is now an integral part of a company’s IT strategy, grounded in the day-to-day nuts and bolts of implementing change. The strategy, which is spreading despite added costs and headaches, in part reflects a shifting view of the cloud from a more efficient, cost-cutting tool, to a source of business innovation and new revenue, chief information officers and industry analysts say.”. In 2008 I gave a talk at a conference on The Promise and Reality of Cloud Computing.

Rethinking Personal Data

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In January of 2011 they published their first report, - Personal Data: the Emergence of a New Asset Class. . The report’s overall point of view is that personal data is a new asset class touching all aspects of society. The report recommends the development of a principled, collaborative and balanced personal data ecosystem that is capable of evolving and improving over time. This past May, the WEF released a second report, Rethinking Personal Data: Strengthening Trust.

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Open, Collaborative Trust Frameworks

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

ID³ , - the Institute for Institutional Innovation by Data Driven Design, - is a new multidisciplinary non-profit institution formed to develop architectural frameworks, open source software and educational content for the protection, sharing and monetization of sensitive data. Regulatory and policy practices cannot possibly keep pace with technological change. Not long ago, such open, community-based initiatives were considered pretty revolutionary.

Memories from the 1996 Atlanta Olympics

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

We were well aware of the considerable risks inherent in doing such a complex, new project on such a global stage. We got as ready as we possibly could before the games opened - and then crossed our fingers hoping that things would go well. But, by 1995 the situation had changed. The team used the open source Apache Server as the basic web server, and custom built the extensions needed to support its content, applications and other capabilities.

Serverless Computing - An Innovative Approach to Software Development

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I n October of 2008, The Economist published a special report on a then relatively new, rapidly growing IT development, - cloud computing. I first came across the term in a Forrester report on the Top Emerging Technologies to Watch in 2018.

Education and Services Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

He is one the best role models I know of the kind of systems oriented, market-facing engineers that we increasingly need to help us tackle the highly complex, multi-disciplinary problems we are facing in the 21st century. One of the more interesting projects sponsored my LINC is Blossoms - Blended Learning Open Source Science or Math Studies. One of the reports we produced and sent to the President was Using Information Technology to Transform the Way We Learn.

A new way to work

Harold Jarche

For example, the open source model has shown that software can be developed faster and cheaper (and many would say better) without a corporate, hierarchical structure. The recession, combined with technology, is killing middle class jobs , reports the Associated Press.

The Best of Times, The Worst of Times: opportunities and challenges for the L&D profession

Charles Jennings

Rethink what’s gone before and adapt to change, or keep on doing what’s always been done in the hope beyond hope that it will work. The first of these choices has the potential to place L&D departments at the heart of the changes that are driving successful organisations.

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preparing for 2020

Harold Jarche

This is a synopsis of my opening keynote for the workplace learning & VET stream at EduTECH15 in Brisbane today. How we think of work has changed over the millennia and one major factor has been our communications technologies. Work is too complex for the structured academy.

GDPR will pop the adtech bubble

Doc Searls

In The Big Short , investor Michael Burry says “One hallmark of mania is the rapid rise in the incidence and complexity of fraud.” The first reports on the Transparency and Consent Framework published by IAB Europe.

On cryptocurrencies, blockchain and all that

Doc Searls

It was released as open-source software in 2009. “A cryptocurrency system is a network that utilizes cryptography to secure transactions in a verifiable database that cannot be changed without being noticed.”

“IT Doesn’t Matter” Ten Years Later

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Right after IT Doesn’t Matter came out, NY Times reporter Steve Lohr wrote a long, front-page story for the Sunday business section. First, we strongly believed in the emergence of an open, integrated, heterogeneous IT infrastructure. How quickly time passes.

Transmedia Storytelling and Collaborative Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Marketing and communications are essential when introducing a disruptive innovation in the marketplace, given the need to explain what the new initiative is all about to key constituencies including clients, analysts and reporters. And, the more powerful, important and complex the messages you are trying to convey, the more important it is that you do so by telling a compelling, emotionally resonant story.

Saving the Internet—and all the commons it makes possible

Doc Searls

As a source of abundance, the Internet’s closest equal is the periodic table. Reporting on their own involvement in the surveillance business is a third rail they won’t grab. But it was marginalized away from the fact-reporting that mattered most. Sources.

The 20th Anniversary of Linux

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

word of the Linux open source project quickly spread around the globe. The Linux kernel, along with the GPL license and other GNU components revolutionized the computer industry with a few very simple, yet very important freedoms: the freedom to use the software for any purpose; the freedom to change the software to suit your needs; the freedom to share the software with your friends and neighbors; and the freedom to change the changes you make.” .

Rejected: On being disappointed, sorta

George Siemens

I find conference presentations, blogging, open courses, and interactions online much more satisfying. Sadly, being slow of learning, I don’t think I’ll change based on this experience. I have appended a slightly revised research proposal below (I made a few changes where anonymity might be warranted). MIT’s OpenCourseWare initiative in 2002 increased attention to open and free sharing of educational course materials (see MIT, 2011). Funding Sources.

The Rise of Vendor Relationship Management

John Hagel

  As Doc reports, this initiative was built on two basic theses: “Free customers are more valuable than captive ones” and “Free markets require free customers.”. The few development efforts that ProjectVRM has led itself are all open source to minimize intellectual property barriers and to encourage others to build on the software.  Our world is being turned upside down by the Big Shift.

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Business or Pleasure? - why not both: The product-to-service.

Martijn Linssen

In big IT companies, there isnt much enthusiasm to be found for selling Open Source products. It is a complex product " they say - that cant be the case, a package is supposed to be simple and save you time: thats why you pay upfront for functionality thats already there. "

[aspen][2b2k] Ideo’s Tim Brown

David Weinberger

Tim Brown of Ideo is opening his Aspen Ideas Festival talk with a slide presentation called “From Newton to Design” He says he’s early in thinking it through. It’s all about complexity. E.g., complex bird flocking patterns are based on simple rules.

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[2b2k] Erik Martin on Reddit and journalism

David Weinberger

So there’s tons of stuff on the site that we find horrible and offensive, but the site works best when we keep it open and governed by those simple rules. In the first, there was first person reporting. And we also talked about the amazing things people did: people bringing their pets to parks in case people needed cute animal therapy, the sending of pizzas to EMTs and the police… We are an open source site in policy as well as code.

The Role of Open Educational Resources in Personal Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Presented to the Best Practices in Upgrading Online,Calgary, via Adobe Connect, March 29, 2011 The very first thing I want to do is to counter thedisclaimer that frightened me as this session opened, it was very loud, andsaid all kinds of things about how this was all private and cannot be shared.You can share this presentation all you want. I do want to talk about the role of open educationalresources in personal learning. What does it mean to say thatour network is open?