Security?

Dave Snowden

For me those rituals are a mixture of loosening the wrists, changing slides (if used) just before hitting the stage and generally causing concern for organisers by an apparent lack of preparedness. At that level the concept of intractable problems for which there is no obvious solution is common place so many of the complexity messages fall onto fertile ground. The post Security? I had three presentations today and my voice held up, just.

Innovation and National Security in the 21st Century

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The Task Force noted that leadership in innovation, research and technology since World War II has made the US the most secure and economically prosperous nation on earth. In addition, AI and automation are leading to major changes in the workforce.

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Securing the Foundations of our Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

On December 1 the Commission issued its final Report on Securing and Growing the Digital Economy. The interconnectedness and openness made possible by the Internet and broader digital ecosystem create unparalleled value for society,” notes the report in its Executive Summary. “But these same qualities make securing today’s cyber landscape difficult. Why wasn’t stronger security designed into the original Internet infrastructure?

cooperation, measurement, security and more

Harold Jarche

Teachers and many parents understand that children’s development is far too complex to capture with an hour or two taking a standardized test. The pervasive forces of technical change or international trade do not necessarily polarise or upgrade occupational structures: different policies and contexts can significantly alter their effect. The proper way to conduct ourselves in the complex domain is through experiments.

“Flexible Security”: A Sensible Social Policy for our Digital Age

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The article makes a strong case for flexicurity - shorthand for flexible security, - a social model from the Nordic countries which aims to achieve both flexibility in labor markets and security for workers. Its argument are based on three key premises: The changing nature of work in the digital economy; The resulting need for a reasonable social safety net; and . Entrepreneurship and flexible security.

Fidelity in complex systems consultancy

Dave Snowden

Returning yesterday from my first TedX in Cyprus I was chatting with Sonja Blignaut about some upcoming activities and differences between approaches to sense-making and complexity. Now it is an understandable issue; if you work for yourself then securing revenue is as vital and shooting, or failing to rehire the messenger is all to frequent. In a complex system we: start journeys with a general sense of direction but without precise targets.

Digital Identity - the Key to Privacy and Security in the Digital World

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In a world that’s increasingly governed by digital transactions and data, our existing methods for managing security and privacy are no longer adequate. But, it’s a highly complex and interesting subject. the primer starts out by asking. “In an increasingly borderless and digital world, privacy and security cannot be ensured through the construction of walls around sensitive information.

The Internet of Things is Changing the World

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

“How the world will change as computers spread into everyday objects,” is the title of the lead article in a comprehensive review of the Internet of Things (IoT) in a r ecent issue of The Economist.

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Change in Education and What Needs to be Done

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Published as Change in Education and What Needs to be Done , 15 pages, 2020, Maysan Center for Future Studies. In recent months we as a global community have experienced a hard lesson about the nature of change. Either way, what we do today will change what happens tomorrow.

“Complicated” vs. “Complex”

Martijn Linssen

The background: A gentleman who makes a living “reducing complexity” for IT systems keeps running into some of us on Twitter who study complexity. The ask: There is a group of complexity aficionados that criticize my use of the word “complexity.” ” In general, these are folks who are influenced by the Cynefin framework that considers complexity and complicated to be different attributes of a system. The Emergence of Complexity.

Looking back at the Acorn Study; Part 9: Seedlings

Dave Snowden

Still, it is relevant to the group and context it came from and valuable in its connection with a complex of personal experiences. This may be particularly strong for younger people, although fewer of those participated in this collection, so a secure trend cannot be established.

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How Can We Ensure that Our Complex AI Systems Do What We Want Them to Do?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Software-intensive systems are generally quite flexible, - able to evolve and adapt to changing product and market requirements. Things are even tougher with people-centric sociotechnical systems, which not only have to deal with potential software problems, but with the even more complex issues involved in human behaviors and interactions. What is it that makes these systems so intrinsically complex? What purpose does this complexity serve?

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Complexity and Design in Warfare

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The workshop explored how design-oriented approaches can help us better understand and deal with the very complex problems we are increasingly encountering in all aspects of business, economies, government, public policy, military operations and society in general. Some of the areas explored by the Forum are emerging technologies, organizational development, economic competition, and the changing concept of security.

On the Complex Evolution toward Mobile Digital Payments

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

On September 9, Apple announced Apple Pay , an easy, secure way to make mobile payments using their latest devices , - the iPhone 6’s and Apple Watch. Apple Pay is embracing a number of industry standards , including NFC (near-field communications) for contact-less payments; Secure Element , a dedicated device chip; and network-based tokenization to protect sensitive financial data.

The Complex Transition to the Age of the Cloud

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

a sea change - a deep and permanent shift in how computing power is generated and consumed. While the skeptics’ concerns, - security, reliability, privacy, costs and others, - are quite real, the hardest part of implementing cloud strategies has little to do with technology. But, for the most part, today’s IT infrastructures are not up to the task without undergoing major change. In June of 2008 I participated in a conference on cloud computing.

Complex Sociotechnical Systems: the Case for a New Field of Study

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

And, they are profoundly changing the way all organizations operate, as well as our working and personal lives. . They generally exhibit a level of complexity that is often beyond our ability to understand and control. Not only do they have to deal with the complexities associated with large scale hardware and software infrastructures, but with the even more complex issues involved in human and organizational behaviors. . Sussman calls this evaluative complexity.

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Cloud and “Game Changing” Business Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

According to the report “cloud empowers six potentially game changing business enablers”: . market adaptability - rapid prototyping and innovation to quickly respond to rapidly changing market conditions; . masked complexity - timely introduction of sophisticated products and services while hiding the complexity from the end users, including upgrades and maintenance; .

Solo change agents set you free

Harold Jarche

Here is what Domino’s Pizza learned about implementing personal knowledge management practices , after their recent pilot project: First, learners want some guidance about the changing boundaries of professional development. Second, information services, particularly information security, needs to be a partner in the effort. The director of information security consulted throughout the effort and attended the workshop, where he was able to offer some valuable insights.

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Pseudorandom Thoughts on Privacy, Security and Trust

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Contributing factors include expanding networks, growing e-commerce, complex software, greater pressure to reduce time to market, and the ubiquity of computers. A system is only as secure as its weakest point. Feynman also got involved in safe-cracking - he would try to find patterns in the security. From a security implementor's point of view - stupid defenses only keep out stupid attackers. Planning for security in the design stage is rarely done.

The True Value of a Good Education: Adaptability to a Changing Environment

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A recently published article on the non-academic employability of life science PhDs found that “A majority (82%) of professionals (PhD graduates and completed postdoctoral fellows) considered that their PhD helped secure their first position. While the increasing number of PhDs around the world has resulted in an extraordinary amount of good research , many PhD programs haven’t adapted to a changing job market.

Security Issues and and Business Opportunities - Panel

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The key question is whether government and industry can collaborate successfully in a complex regulatory environment. The challenge is how to minimize the privacy and security risk without compromising health care. As the keynote said, you can paralyze the good stuff by trying to secure everything. In Canada - here is no legislation to inform people about breaches of security - in the U.S. It is going to change the very nature of physician - patient relationships.

The Current State of Cloud Computing

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Computing has constantly changed shape and location - mainly as a result of new technology, but often also because of shifts in demand. Security of in-house data centers is superior to the security on cloud. Outdated technology environments make change expensive.

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Would a Distributed Model of Government be More Suitable for a Complex, Diverse 21st Century Democracy?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I mentioned three such key forces: the structural changes and employment challenges our economy is going through; the changing demographics and emergence of a kind of new establishment in US society; and the technology-amplified, free-for-all conversations taking place through our multitude of information and communication channels. The foremost reason is the need to become more flexible and adaptable in response to fast changing market conditions.

The Intriguing Nature of Non-Fungible Tokens

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

First, blockchain technologies can help us enhance the security of Internet transactions and data, by developing a layer with the required standard services and their open source implementations for secure communication, storage and data access.

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Oxytocin is a complex character

Mind Hacks

But things changed when she looked at them individually. Those who were more secure in their relationships reacted in the opposite way – they remembered mum as being closer and more caring when they took the oxytocin. Not Exactly Rocket Science elegantly covers a new study that counters the tired ‘love drug’ stereotype associated with the hormone oxytocin.

The Increasing Influence of Recommendation Systems in Our Everyday Lives

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Recommendation inspires innovation: that serendipitous suggestion - that surprise - not only changes how you see the world, it transforms how you see - and understand - yourself,” argues Schrage. “We

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Building Better Jobs in an Age of Intelligent Machines

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Technological change is simultaneously replacing existing work and creating new work. Momentous impacts of technological change are unfolding gradually. innovation system to ensure that when workers are displaced by technological change, they can move to new jobs in new industries.

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Ten IT Predictions for the Post-Pandemic New Normal

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

These changes affected most industries, but were particularly critical for hospitals, factories, and transportation hubs. Complex Systems Economic Issues Education and Talent Innovation Management and Leadership Services Innovation Technology and Strategy

New Directions for Government in the Digital Age

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Companies - especially large, global corporations - have leveraged digital innovations to improve their productivity and competitiveness and adapt better to these powerful technology and market changes. Ensure security, privacy, autonomy, and citizen-owned identities.

The Collapse of Complex Business Models ? Clay Shirky

Clay Shirky

The Times’ Paywall and Newsletter Economics » The Collapse of Complex Business Models. In 1988, Joseph Tainter wrote a chilling book called The Collapse of Complex Societies. Every one of those groups had rich traditions, complex social structures, advanced technology, but despite their sophistication, they collapsed, impoverishing and scattering their citizens and leaving little but future archeological sites as evidence of previous greatness. Clay Shirky.

The State of Financial Health Around the World

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Conducted by Gallup in partnership with the MetLife Foundation and the Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors , the study aimed to develop two key financial measures: how secure do people feel around the world, and how much control and influence they believe they have over their financial situations.

Building a More Resilient, Data-Driven Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

High resilience in the face of an uncertain, changing environment is the essence of evolution and natural selection. This change is being driven by the growing need for access to justice and the ambition for greater efficiency and predictability in modern business.

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How Can Blockchain Become a Truly Transformative Technology?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I first became interested in blockchain technologies when in 2016 the World Economic Forum (WEF) named The Blockchain in its annual list of Top Ten Emerging Technologies citing its potential to fundamentally change the way markets and governments work.

An Increasingly Digital “New Normal”

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Transformative change is very difficult for established companies. A serious crisis is an opportunity for companies to focus on the actions needed to survive in a fast changing environment.

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The Real Business of Blockchain

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Once information is cryptographically encrypted, time-stamped and added to the ledger, it cannot be changed unless all the participants agree. A database is a general store of information, which can be read, written, deleted and changed as appropriate.

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: The Complex Chemistry between Brands and Customers - Some Personal Experiences

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 « Welcome to Adam Smiths World | Main | Social networks and Organizational Governance » October 08, 2007 The Complex Chemistry between Brands and Customers - Some Personal Experiences People have very complex relationships with companies and the products and services they offer.

The Urgent Need to Strengthen the Nation’s Resilience

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

These included a significant expansion of government support for scientific research in universities and R&D labs, leading to product innovations from the private sector and better weapons from the defense industry, - and making the US the most prosperous and secure nation in the world.

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The Long-Term Future of Work and Education: Three Potential Scenarios

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The framework includes five categories of skills: communicating, collaborating and sharing online; handling information and content securely; buying, selling and managing transactions; finding solutions to problems using digital tools; and being safe and legal online.

How Will the Pandemic Reshape Labor Markets?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Such changes in urban life would severely impact the employment prospects of urban non-college-educated service workers. Firms will embrace and scale many of the changes they were forced to make to cope with the crisis.

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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. Fast forward 4 years,” the article added, “and you have a conference with an innovation theme, a hot topic for CIOs these days as they grapple with trying to staying relevant in a digital world of rapid change. It’s getting more complex because it’s proliferating. Who is ultimately responsible for the security of the data in question?

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strong ideas, loosely held

Harold Jarche

My ways of seeing the world have changed over the years and blogging has helped to keep my thoughts in a state of perpetual beta — strong ideas, loosely held, in order to deal with constant change while still getting things done. Complexity Democracy

Towards a Trusted Framework for Identity and Data Sharing

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

As the economy and society move toward a world where interactions are primarily governed by digital data and transactions, our existing methods of managing identity and data security are proving inadequate. These include social security ID, passport number, driver’s license number, e-mail address, telephone numbers, and login IDs and passwords. Accumulated attributes have been gathered over time, and can change and evolve throughout a person’s lifespan.

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The Identity Challenge: On the Internet, Nobody Knows You're a Dog

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The report outlines a policy agenda for improving the privacy and security of digital systems and help combat identity fraud. The lack of an easy, secure, reliable way for entities to verify identities or attributes of people they are dealing with online creates friction in commerce, leads to increased fraud and theft, degrades privacy, and hinders the availability of many services online.”. Change the way America uses the Social Security Number.