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Securing the Foundations of our Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The Commission was 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.”. On December 1 the Commission issued its final Report on Securing and Growing the Digital Economy. Why wasn’t stronger security designed into the original Internet infrastructure?

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. Last month, the World Economic Forum (WEF) published an excellent report, A Blueprint for Digital Identity. I found the report very helpful in helping me better understand it. FIs could derive substantial benefit from investing in the development of digital identity solutions,” the report further adds.

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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. IoT promises to bring many benefits, including a whole new generation of innovative products. IoT has been ushering a whole new class of smart connected products. A recent report by GSMA Intelligence said that smart homes are rapidly evolving from niche to mainstream by 2025.

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The Challenges of Automation in a Fast Changing Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

“Technological innovation should be embraced,” notes Automation and a Changing Economy , a recently published report by The Aspen Institute. “Automation has been a largely positive economic and social force, and looking forward, automation will be necessary to feed, house, and raise the living standards of a growing and aging population.” . Let me summarize the key conclusions and recommendations in each of the report’s two sections.

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The Link Between BYOD and Increased Productivity

TOPYX LMS

A BYOD policy also makes it easy for employees to access corporate data and online training materials, which can increase productivity. Of all the benefits listed here, increased productivity usually pleases company leaders most. Some organizations choose to implement BYOD solely for the purpose of augmenting productivity. Dell Study Shows Link Between BYOD and Increased Productivity. Scott Campbell, writer for CRN, reported on the study.

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In his 1945 seminal report, Science The Endless Frontier , presidential science advisor Vannevar Bush laid out the blueprint for R&D in post-war America: “New knowledge can be obtained only through basic scientific research” conducted in universities and research labs, which is then applied to develop new products by the private sector and new and improved weapons by the defense sector.

Cloud and “Game Changing” Business Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Earlier this year, IBM’s Institute for Business Value published a very good report - The Power of Cloud: Driving Business Model Innovation. 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; . e-books is another widely used, game changing cloud application that is already transforming the book publishing industry.

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

Martijn Linssen

why not both Home About Contact Saturday, 21 August 2010 The product-to-service financial ratio Yesterday I saw a tweet by Frank Scavo : Chatting with a vendor about implementation cost to software license cost ratios. Back to the topic : there is a clear, direct and fairly linear relation between the initial cost of a product, and the additional cost(s) involved servicing it. In big IT companies, there isnt much enthusiasm to be found for selling Open Source products.

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Innovation, Fundamental Research and Universities

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Irving Wladawsky-Berger A collection of observations, news and resources on the changing nature of innovation, technology, leadership, and other subjects. Main | A Grand Challenge Crying Out for Leadership » November 26, 2007 Innovation, Fundamental Research and Universities The October 13 issue of The Economist included a special report on innovation. The lead article set the stage when it said, "Rapid and disruptive change is now happening across new and old businesses.

Building Better Jobs in an Age of Intelligent Machines

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

On November 18, the MIT Task Force on the Work of the Future released its final report , The Work of the Future: Building Better Jobs in an Age of Intelligent Machines. An interim report was released in September, 2019. The Task Force comprehensive report covers a lot of ground.

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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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Reflections from 2011 – A World Without Email – The Documentary

Luis Suarez

( WARNING : I do realise that I have already included a warning and word of caution throughout this article about the length of it, but I thought I would let folks know as well how if you would just want to check out the yearly progress report you would just need to read the first section and move on to other things. I mean, the progress report, because the initiative itself has been working wonderfully all right all along. A World Without Email – The Progress Report.

Connectivity – The Achilles Heel of Remote Knowledge Web Work

Luis Suarez

That shift is not going to change, nor disappear, but to accelerate greatly over the next couple of years and seeing how urban places are starting to become more jammed and overpopulated, it’s going to be a huge issue if those remote workers from small, rural places can’t keep connected in a reliable manner. IBM Innovation Open Business Personal KM Productivity Tools #elsuasworkbook A-World-Without-Email Life-Without-eMail

Ten years after

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

The rules have changed. Tossing around on a sea of turbulent change, companies that can’t respond to new situations rapidly are sunk. These “strategic inflection points,” as Andy Grove calls these transitional moments, arrive when conditions change and existing businesses do not adapt. The coming of the network age is as big a change as any of us are likely to see. Most businesses have wrung most of the productivity benefits out of their processes. Phase change.

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Talent, Innovation and Competitiveness

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Irving Wladawsky-Berger A collection of observations, news and resources on the changing nature of innovation, technology, leadership, and other subjects. I was a member of the reports Advisory Committee and participated in the Washington forum. I think it is primarily due to the changing nature of innovation in the 21st century. This kind of talent is more important than ever, given the increasingly complex, fast changing, competitive world we live in.

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. A recent task force on Innovation and National Security noted that “Washington has failed to maintain adequate levels of public support and funding for basic science.

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I Know It When I See It

Andy McAfee

product?&# – are just windowdressing on products that are still essentially geared for Collaboration 1.0. Whose products at present come closest to enabling Web 2.0-style collaboration and interaction in enterprise environments? An integrated and seamless ability to have some sense of security in the audience can increase the level of disclosure which in turn can foster a higher level of collaboration that can benefit the community writ large.

Blockchain’s Potential for Environmental Applications

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In mid-September, the World Economic Forum (WEF) released Building Block(chain)s for a Better Planet , a report that examined how blockchain technologies could be harnessed to address serious environmental issues, better manage our shared global environment and help drive sustainable growth and value creation. The WEF report includes a short blockchain tutorial. Water security : “The world’s demand for water has grown by around 1% per year.

How Will the Pandemic Reshape Labor Markets?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Autor and Reynolds are cochairs of the ongoing MIT Work of the Future task force, whose interim report was published in the (pre-Covid) Fall of 2019. Such changes in urban life would severely impact the employment prospects of urban non-college-educated service workers.

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The Economic Potential of The Internet of Things

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The myriad possibilities that arise from the ability to monitor and control things in the physical world electronically have inspired a surge of innovation and enthusiasm,” writes McKinsey in a June, 2015 report - The Internet of Things: Mapping the Value Beyond the Hype. The report analyzes the long term economic potential of IoT, and uses this analysis to estimate the economic value of several IoT-based solutions by 2025. Privacy, Security, Confidentiality and IP.

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The Economic Value of Artificial Intelligence

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

PwC recently released a report on the potential economic value of AI to different regions and industry sectors around the world. The report’s overriding finding is that AI is the biggest commercial opportunity for companies, industries and nations over the next few decades. trillion of the expected GDP growth will come from productivity gains, especially in the near term. What’s your readiness for change?

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Competing Against “Digital Invaders”

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The report organized its findings and recommendations into three main areas: Preparing for digital invaders; Creating a panoramic perspective; and Be first, be best or be nowhere. This competitive shift is caused primarily by rapidly changing technologies and markets. The more nebulous your enemies and the faster the pace of change, the wider - and further - you need to look.

Blockchain and Business Process Transformation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

One can look at the transformational impact of IT on companies and industries through a variety of lenses, - e.g., products and services, revenue and profit, sales and support, market strategy. It started in the 1960s and 1970s with the automation of standardized, repetitive back-office processes in manufacturing, production and data processing operations like inventory management, financial transactions and airlines reservations. US labor productivity grew at only 1.5%

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.

Blockchains: the Promise of More Frictionless, Trusted Economies

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Professor Coase explained that, in principle, a firm should be able to find the cheapest, most productive, highest quality goods and services by contracting them out in an efficient, open marketplace. A recent IBM report, - Fast forward: Rethinking enterprises, ecosystems and economies with blockchains , - harks back to Coase’s paper to analyze the potential value of blockchains. Why wasn’t stronger security designed into the original Internet infrastructure?

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The World Bank’s Human Capital Index

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Last week I wrote about a recently published World Bank report, The Changing Nature of Work. The report highlights the increasing importance of investing in human capital by both the public and private sectors. The world is healthier and more educated than ever…,” notes the World Bank in a companion report, The Human Capital Project. “But a large and unfinished agenda remains. It will put security at risk, too, as unmet aspirations can lead to unrest.”.

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Leveraging AI to Transform Government

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

“AI has the potential to help address many of our country’s pervasive problems and advance our safety, health and well-being,” said The Future Has Begun , a report on the impact of AI on government by the Partnership for Public Service and the IBM Center for the Business of Government. “ That promise has great potential to transform government.”. “The most challenging problems AI may help us solve - from fighting terrorists to serving vulnerable populations - will involve government.

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Blockchain Killer-Apps

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A killer app is an IT application whose value is simple to explain, its use is fairly intuitive, and the application turns out to be so useful that it helps propel the success of a product or service. 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. A recent WSJ CIO Journal article noted that blockchain seems poised to change how supply chains work.

Peering into a Confusing, Paradoxical Future

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Every four years since 1997, the US National Intelligence Council has been publishing a Global Trends report on the key trends that will shape the world over the following twenty years. This unclassified strategic report is intended to provide the incoming administration and other senior leaders with a framework for long-range policy assessment. The latest Global Trends report, Paradox of Progress , was released earlier this year. The nature of conflict is changing.

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Education, Work and US Leadership in the 21st Century

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Leadership in the Twenty-First Century , a report by a CFR-sponsored Task Force to assess the future of work and its implications for the US economy and national security. Their comprehensive report, - over 150 pages and 276 citations, - explored in great depth the changing nature of work as global competition and advanced technologies like AI, robotics, and smart IoT devices transform jobs and careers.

Blockchain and Business Process Transformation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

One can look at the transformational impact of IT on companies and industries through a variety of lenses, - e.g., products and services, revenue and profit, sales and support, market strategy. It started in the 1960s and 1970s with the automation of standardized, repetitive back-office processes in manufacturing, production and data processing operations like inventory management, financial transactions and airlines reservations. US labor productivity grew at only 1.5%

The Continuing Evolution of Cloud Computing

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Cloud computing could well be The Next Big Thing - one of those massive changes that the IT industry goes through from time to time that really shake things up, - like the advent of personal computers in the 1980s and the Internet in the 1990s. . Instead of having to buy and operate their own hardware and software products, users could now obtain the computing resources they needed over the Internet on demand. . The report concludes with a few recommendations. .

The Jobs Outlook for 2022

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A few weeks ago, the World Economic Forum (WEF) released The Future of Jobs Report 2018. T he report takes an in-depth look at the world of work in what the WEF calls the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The report is based on a survey of over 300 chief human resource officers and top strategy executives from large global companies across 12 industry sectors. The report concluded that global labor markets will undergo a significant transformation over the coming five years.

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Blockchain Killer-Apps

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A killer app is an IT application whose value is simple to explain, its use is fairly intuitive, and the application turns out to be so useful that it helps propel the success of a product or service. 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. A recent WSJ CIO Journal article noted that blockchain seems poised to change how supply chains work.

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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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. In short, you’re telling a story about the concept, product or brand you’re trying to explain. Storytelling is widely used in the development of brands for products as well as companies.

The Emergence of Industry 4.0

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

They all attempt to describe and put a name to the disruptive changes taking place all around us within the context of the past 250 years. The Second starting a century later, brought us steel, cars, chemicals, petroleum, electricity, the telephone and radio while creating the age of mass production. reveals some powerful emerging currents with strong potential to change the way factories work.”. The PwC report includes the findings of its 2016 Global Industry 4.0

The Evolution Toward Digital Supply Chains

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The traditional supply chain has evolved over the years as a crucial process used by many companies for the production, handling, and/or distribution of their products or services. T heir traditional linear nature is increasingly misaligned with the more networked nature of today’s global production. T hese data and tools will enable companies to make better decisions across the overall supply chain, including product design, manufacturing, distribution and sales.

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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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. A 2014 report by the Bank of England argues that the time might well have now come for the ledger to now follow the collaborative, distributed, standards-based approach of those earlier innovations.

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A few weeks ago I discussed whether AI is finally reaching a tipping point, mostly based on a recently published report, - Artificial Intelligence and Life in 2030. The report is organized into three main sections. Public safety and security. “One of the more successful uses of AI analytics is in detecting white collar crime, such as credit card fraud.

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Education, Work and US Leadership in the 21st Century

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Leadership in the Twenty-First Century , a report by a CFR-sponsored Task Force to assess the future of work and its implications for the US economy and national security. Their comprehensive report, - over 150 pages and 276 citations, - explored in great depth the changing nature of work as global competition and advanced technologies like AI, robotics, and smart IoT devices transform jobs and careers.

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.