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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. It examines the changes taking place in Japanese companies in the past decade as they are developing a new industrial model that combines elements of the old Japanese way of doing things with some carefully chosen bits of American capitalism.

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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. In a just published report by the McKinsey Global Institute , Disruptive technologies: Advances that will transform life, business, and the global economy , cloud is listed as one of 12 technologies with significant potential to drive economic impact and disruption by 2025. Who is ultimately responsible for the security of the data in question?

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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. At the same time, the Web’s open set of standards, - HTML , HTTP , URLs , - and the easy-to-use, graphical Mosaic web browser , - enabled any PC connected to the Internet to access information on any web server anywhere in the world.

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.”. Former national security advisor Tom Donilon and former IBM CEO Sam Palmisano serve as chair and vice-chair respectively. Not surprisingly, change comes slowly to such a complex ecosystem. The Internet changed all that.

Is Blockchain the Major Next Step in the Evolution of the Internet

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The WEF report compared the blockchain to the Internet, noting that “Like the Internet, the blockchain is an open, global infrastructure upon which other technologies and applications can be built. As Don Tapscott and Alex Tapscott wrote in the opening paragraph of their recently published book Blockchain Revolution , “It appears that once again, the technological genie has been unleashed from its bottle. Security .

Blockchain Killer-Apps

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In my opinion, there will likely be two major kinds of blockchain killer-apps: those primarily aimed at reducing the friction and overheads in complex transaction involving multiple institutions; and those primarily aimed at strengthening the security and privacy of the Internet through identity management and data sharing. In a digital world, the way we regulate and maintain administrative control has to change.”.

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. . The WEF report compared the blockchain to the Internet, noting that “Like the Internet, the blockchain is an open, global infrastructure upon which other technologies and applications can be built.

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Blockchain Killer-Apps

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In my opinion, there will likely be two major kinds of blockchain killer-apps: those primarily aimed at reducing the friction and overheads in complex transaction involving multiple institutions; and those primarily aimed at strengthening the security and privacy of the Internet through identity management and data sharing. In a digital world, the way we regulate and maintain administrative control has to change.”.

The Growing Importance of Storytelling in the Business World

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

We once more had to carefully explain our reasons for supporting Linux, including the value of collaborating with an open community that included some of the best programmers and computer scientists around the world. Blockchain technologies are now reaching an inflection point of market acceptance, as evidenced by the increasing number of articles , reports and books being written on the subject. But while most ledgers are now digital, their underlying structure has not changed.

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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The Future of Financial Services

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Money was one of the themes in the exhibit, represented by four different objects: one of the world’s first gold coins produced over 2500 years ago; a 1375 banknote from the Ming Dynasty ; a silver coin minted in Bolivia in the late 16th Century; and a plastic credit card exemplifying the changing role of money in the modern world. This point was well articulated in Personal Data: the Emergence of a New Asset Class , a 2011 report by the World Economic Forum. “As

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Virtual Worlds Management Industry Forecast 2008

Mark Oehlert

Also examined in the report are the 2008 business goals for many of the leading companies in the industry. How will the above changes affect your specific segment of the industry in 2008?"

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Off Topic: Lets look at this at this as a chance to learn about oil

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Soapbox for the Day: Academic Journals like Field Methods, that dont support things like access to their content | Main | The Danger of "Quick Wins » June 19, 2008 Off Topic: Lets look at this at this as a chance to learn about oil Just FYI people - According to a report released in May 2008 by the Energy Information Administration - an office within the Dept.

On cryptocurrencies, blockchain and all that

Doc Searls

It was released as open-source software in 2009. “A digital asset designed to work as a medium of exchange using cryptography to secure the transactions and to control the creation of additional units of the currency. “A cryptocurrency system is a network that utilizes cryptography to secure transactions in a verifiable database that cannot be changed without being noticed.” A Securities Law Framework for Blockchain Tokens.).

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): SHOCKER: Most Kids Think That Learning from Games Would Be a Good Idea

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Will Thalheimer and the Answer to Who Learns What from Where | Main | Just remember, I think I thought of it first.the Intact Cohort Conference » April 22, 2008 SHOCKER: Most Kids Think That Learning from Games Would Be a Good Idea Paul McNamara over at Network World s BuzzBlog reports on a study from Project Tomorrow.

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.

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. . In his excellent research report on the subject, Owyang explains what the collaborative economy is all about. The report analyzed over 200 startups in this space.

What Universities Must Learn About Social Networks

Jay Cross

McKinsey & Company reports that implementing social business creates: Improved business performance (profit, productivity, margins, etc). Others will never do that for reasons of security, lack of the ability to customize, limited feature sets, or the risk of relying on a wildcard like Mark Zuckerberg. Some schools are comfortable encouraging students, faculty, and adminstratoin to use consumer apps on the open web. What Universities Must Learning About Social Networks.

[tech@state][2b2k] Real-time awareness

David Weinberger

But no one debates whether the Net changed how journalists covered the story. It’s a real-time news gathering operation happening in an open source newsroom. They are part of an open newsroom. They are potential sources and fact-checkers.” In traditional public health reporting, there’s a hierarchy. And there are many more sources of info, from tweets that are fast but tend to have more noise, and slower but more validated sources.

Evaluation of CL/4291 “Draft text of the Recommendation concerning Open Educational Resources”, UNESCO

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

This is the analysis of the UNESCO OER resolution I provided to the Canadian Commission for UNESCO prior to the discussion and vote on the resolution concerning Open Educational Resources It is now a matter of historical record that the resolution did pass. Evaluation of CL/4291 “Draft text of the Recommendation concerning Open Educational Resources”, UNESCO. Many of these practices are embodied in the concept of ‘open pedagogy’.

Giant Christmas Eve Used Tab Closing Sale

Doc Searls

Knight Foundation: Net Neutrality Report. Public Perceptions of Privacy and Security in the Post-Snowden Era | Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project. Ting, Consumer Cellular, & Republic Top Latest Consumer Reports Cell-Phone Service Ratings: Consumer Reports. Public Perceptions of Privacy and Security in the Post-Snowden Era | Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project. Here ya go, all free. (If

Education Technology Strategies - Day One

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

lessons scripted around 1:1 laptop); IT issues - we were a Windows network, with everything on our own domain - we needed to open eg printing etc O - consumer technology far more accessible in 2012 esp. dates to classical Greece How does technology change this? - Most classrooms still dominated by teachers teaching answers and students remembering them We can change the technology but if we haven''t changed the goal we really haven''t accomplished anything.

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. But fortunately times are changing and each time more IT specialist are reaching higher levels in the company, so can value more the technical work. Even if you are implementing an Open Source the cost is very high because the projects have the same kind of problems. Business or Pleasure? -

Beyond Free ? Open Learning in a Networked World

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

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. You may in certain sense think of this talk, together with the other talks, as a rebuttal to the way institutions are approaching Massive Open Online Courses and open learning generally today. And they will publish these reports only after threats of mass resignation. It''s about living openly.

[berkman] Juliet Schor on sustainability and the Web

David Weinberger

Eco-knowledge: open source transmission and ecological skill diffusion. Open source is crucial for the diffusion of ecological knowledge and skills. Plus the recession has changed the calculus of time and money. Do you see that changing? That’s changing. A: How to make change in universities? I’m more advocate of new techs that leapfrog over marginal change initiatives.

Earth to Mozilla: Come back home

Doc Searls

But now all major browsers, Firefox included, have become shopping carts that get re-skinned at every commercial site they visit, and infected at many of those sites by cookies and other tracking files that report our activities back to advertising mills , all the better to “personalize” our “experience” of advertising and other “content.” So becoming one involves a change of nature — a kind of Breaking Bad.

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[liveblog] Data & Technology in Government

David Weinberger

Tomorrow there is an afternoon of discussions sponsored by the student-led Technology for Change group. ” The velocity is the support of the President who deeply believes in open data and technology. “That methodology is the only replicable, reliable way to change government at scale, at speed, in a way that’s permanent.” They’re so open, so eager for disruption. Lynn: At Commerce we’re trying to do Open Data 2.0.

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[liveblog] Bringing Silicon Valley to Government

David Weinberger

E.g., opening up GPS. ’ … My idea was that if you open data, entrepreneuers can build on it.” ” Not open data for transparency so much as open data for building things. “Let’s bring in a couple of hyper-talented engineers” and add them to the hundreds of consultants in order to change the environment tasked with fixing the site that the President’s most important initiative rested upon.

TTI Vanguard Conference Notes - 1

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The hypothesis is that there's something about the scale, reach and openness that unlocks new power and potential in human organizational forms. The network does the following functions for peers: - switching - extenting the reach and domain of connections - multicast - one-to-many broadcast, forum for distribution - unification/collection - wikipedia, eBay - liquidity - the ability to adapt/change/adjust - group forming - can organize and contain What has worked? David P.

Beyond Assessment ? Recognizing Achievement in a Networked World

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I did a talk just downstairs on open content. I did a talk at the London School of Economics on Wednesday about the role of the institution and the changing nature of online learning. This addresses the specific question of assessment in open learning and in informal learning. Is open online learning or the MOOC, the massive open online course, or informal learning in general doing the sort of thing that we need? You have a bunch of open positions.

Harold Jarche » Big Consulting Companies Jumping on Bandwagon 2.0

Harold Jarche

ralphmercer: committees are place to lure great ideas to be killed while absolving everyone of the blame hjarche: innovation is something you create from thinking & doesn’t usually come from existing practices that others are following [link] hjarche: Our Future: Security, Consumption, Participation and/or Green? link] ConstellationW hjarche: Want to change education? Now the best tools are open source, leveling the playing field even more.

Web 2.0 Applications in Learning

Tony Karrer

As such, I'm trying to: Report and discuss the results of an introductory survey that I conduct (thanks to the suggestion via Conference Breakout Sessions ). Moderation - On many Wiki software packages you can require approval for posting changes. Limit Authoring - You can control who is allowed to make changes. Initially, you can start where only your instructional designers / writers are allowed to make changes. Then, maybe open it up to subject matter experts.

Presentation to UNCTAD's Advisory Group on "Developing skills, knowledge and capacities through innovation: E-Learning, M-Learning, cloud-Learning"

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Massive Open Online Course The Massive Open Online Course, or MOOC, is a bit of a reaction to this. Very briefly, what I mean by a Massive Open Online Course, is a course that satisfies each of those four terms. By open , I mean, open across many dimensions. Open, not in the sense of anybody can enroll, but open, in the sense of the content is free and open to use, to reuse, and there aren''t limits on the use of the course materials.

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[berkman] Transforming Scholarly Communication

David Weinberger

Why can’t a research reports be containers that fa cilitate reproducible science? Big changes, Lee says. We’ll see more open access and new economic models, particularly adding services on top of content. Lee points to challenges with data sharing: integrating it, annotating, maintaining provenance and quality, exporting in agreed formats, security. He points to Cameron Neylon’s discussion of the need to generate lab report feeds.

eLearning Conferences 2012

Tony Karrer

Please note that events, dates, titles, and locations may change; thus, CHECK the specific conference website. ssatnationalconference/ November 30-December 2, 2011 Crossing Borders for Change in Southern African Higher Education , sponsored by the Higher Education Learning and Teaching Association of Southern Africa (HELTASA), hosted by the Nelson Mandel Metropolitan University, Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Navigating the Open Data Landscape, Bristol, The United Kingdom.

Social (hiccup) CRM tools

Martijn Linssen

The same look and feel regardless of the underlying network, with bars and buttons changing depending on the network, but you could put any user on this even if they dont know how to spell Social Media One of the great functionalities is what I call Sticky-Noting : people can even comment to an appointment in your agenda - very handy if youre having that important meeting with that one person youd like to have more background on. Business or Pleasure? -

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Propensities

Dave Snowden

A change in the function of a trait is insufficient to constitute exaptation; exaptation involves populations of entities, wehre weal selection pressure allows the transformation of trait function among replicating entities over time. Hence traits of a single entity changing their function are examples of neither exaptation nor adaptation, they are adaptions. Giovanni Pino on Exaptation: changing the core business of firms a strategic approach using the Abell matrix.

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How Beautiful it is, and How Easily it can be Broken : Andrew McAfee’s Blog

Andy McAfee

perfect storm: The support / blessing of ‘guardian’ functions like legal, compliance, and security. These people always hearten me and remind me of Margaret Mead’s great quote : “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. amount of collaboration during the event was an eye-opener for me, and made this unlike many other conferences.

Learning = getting the job done

Jay Cross

Emerging technologies are changing our expectations of what a high-value e-Learning experience can be. WordPress, an open-source blogging platform, is quickly evolving into a leading solution for organizations to consider, because of its minimal cost, ease-of-use, and open architecture. A recent Guild report on this surge in user-generated content (UGC) explores the implications and opportunities presented for digital content creation, sharing, use, and modality.

The Future of Online Learning: Ten Years On

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Yet, this is changing, and the pace of this change will continue to accelerate. A report from Gartner Consulting, for example, suggests that Windows Vista is collapsing under its own weight. Already, Microsoft is reported to be working on an ultralight version of Windows for the OLPC project. and Apple or from specialized content sources such as national Geographic. Sterling, 1999) New Technology in Education While technology changes rapidly, people do not.

Department of Corrections

Doc Searls

<pissed> After spending two years working on a book, trying to make as clear as possible something that is still new, has no precedent, and will change the world if it actually plays out — one might be forgiven for getting cranky when people who haven’t read the book say wrong things about it — or about what you’ve been doing and saying for the last twenty years or more. The quid pro quos will change, inevitably, in any case.

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Content Delivery Networks

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Static Content The simplest service example occurs when xyz.com decides to outsource its image sourcing. To do this, it may change the URL of its images from www.xyz.com to ak.xyz.com. But this won’t work, because you have a difficulty changing the number of buckets. When a bucket is added or subtracted, the only objects affected are the objects mapped to the specific bucket that has changed. Then it is assigned to the first open server in the circle.

How to Get the Most out of a Conference

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Typically, a proposal follos the format of 'problem-response': - problem - draws from published literature relevant to the conference theme, identifies a question to be answered, identifies a 'pain point' reported by customers or clients, or describes a proposition made by someone else you wish to refute. Plan on making changes, adding local content, and more. Go through security right away and go straight to your gate.