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.”. According to a recent security workforce study , 1.5

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.

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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.

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[shorenstein][liveblog] Juliette Kayyem on communicating about security

David Weinberger

Juliette Kayyem , a former Boston Globe columnist, a commentator, Homeland Security advisor to Gov. Deval Patrick, and a former candidate for governor of Massachusetts, is giving a Shorenstein Center talk about how to talk with the public about security issues. Juliette oversaw the local Homeland Security response to the Marathon Bombing and had participated in the security planning. She learned that last lesson from her security experience.

The Challenges of Automation in a Fast Changing Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The report is divided into two sections: The Case for Action , which explores how automation impacts the economic security and opportunity of American workers, and Policies for Shared Prosperity , which outlines a policy agenda for addressing automation’s challenges and opportunities.

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Unlock your potential with Towards Maturity’s 2016-17 Learning Benchmark Report

Jane Hart

Today, Towards Maturity released their 2016-17 Learning Benchmark Report: Unlocking Potential: Releasing the potential of the business and its people through learning. Learning professionals today are hungry for change but many are overwhelmed.

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[shorenstein] Farnaz Fassihi on Reporting from the Middle East

David Weinberger

I’m at a Shorenstein lunchtime talk where Farnaz Fassihi is giving a talk titled “Reporting from the Middle East.” She was a reporter for the Newark Star-Ledger on 9/11. ” There’s thus even more of an obligation to have reporters on the ground.

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About face

Doc Searls

If that person returns in the future and the facial-recognition software detects them, security will be dispatched to ask the gambler to leave.” Notes the report, “Once stolen, fingerprint and facial recognition information cannot be retrieved.

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 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. Enterprises then started to consolidate most of these departmental servers into a few large centralized data centers that were easier to manage and secure.

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New Pew Research Report: The Future of Digital Life and Well-Being

Beth Kanter

The Pew Research Center has released a research report called “ The Future of Digital Life and Well-Being.” The remaining 21% predict there will not be much change in people’s well-being compared to now. Changing norms about speedy response and engagement.

Security Issues and and Business Opportunities - Panel

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

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. there is - 40 percent of medicaid companes have experienced a security breach in the last year - we don't know that level in Canada. They need help on security, compliance, risk management,etc.

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.

Privacy, Security and Trust: Challenges for the Intangible Economy

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

How do I as a paranoid security person deal with all the baggage I bring to the discussion? I see identity management as the real issue that is going to link security and privacy. I cannot engage most security professionals in discussions about privacy. And vice versa. -- Part One Personal baggage - I have a defence and security background. The real advancement in the discussion is going to come from the privacy advocates, not the security advocates.

Putting It All Together. Privacy, Security, Cybercrime and Safety

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

So I forwarded it to the security team saying 'login in and fix what is wrong'. What you say online is not private, it is not secure, it is what you put on the billboard on I-15. So - when you get these emails that say you can get software way below market - they know you're not going to report it to anybody. You may wear several hats, and your perspective may change. Your perspective may change on that. That has to change. You are not secure.

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. The lead article set the stage when it said, "Rapid and disruptive change is now happening across new and old businesses.

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.

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A Call for Change at United: A Statement from Annie and Perry Klebahn

Bob Sutton

  A Google search last night revealed it was reported in at least 160 outlets – including England, France, and Germany with the facts based only on the post written here, Annie and Perry’s complaint letter, and United’s tepid apology.    Note that it does not question any of the facts put forth by Annie and Perry and also note that no attempt was made to reach out to Annie and Perry until United was contacted by NBC reporter Diane Dwyer.

Egypt: Cairo, tens of thousands of people protesting

Martijn Linssen

Twitter has been reported to be down in Egypt, but protesters are using proxy sites and other means to get tweets, Facebook updates, pictures and videos out of the country and spread immediately. Business or Pleasure? -

Ushahidi Wins MacArthur Award: Changing the World One Map at a Time

Beth Kanter

The purpose of the tool was to empower Kenyans to document and report on incidents in real-time, giving the media, governments, and relief organizations a true picture of what was happening on the ground.

The Canadian Government and Cryptocurrency

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

link] "The country that changes their laws the fastest, that changes their regulations the fastest, that helps, for example, accommodate block chain and cryptocurrency technologies the fastest, will have major socio economic benefits" (That's basically all he says about crypto in this short talk).

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.

International Organizations and Social Media: News, Engagement, and Social Data for Policy Change

Beth Kanter

I’ve spent some time taking a look at various reports, studies, and International organizations and the use of networks and social media. Facebook reports that almost three quarters of its 1.2 The report shares several case studies and includes an addendum listing many projects.

The Digitalization of the American Workforce

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The Brookings report quantified the spread of digitalization by analyzing the changes in the digital content of 545 occupations between 2002 and 2016 based on O*NET , the most comprehensive data on US occupations sponsored by the US Department of Labor.

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I recently read Better Identity in America , a report by the Better Identity Coalition , an organization launched earlier this year to focus on promoting the development and adoption of solutions for identity verification and authentication.

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August Informal Learning Hot List

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Social Networks and Security - Knowledge@Wharton , August 18, 2009. Workshop report - Cognitive Edge , August 4, 2009. UN and Google Create Climate Change Mapping Resources , August 4, 2009. Tags: change Informal Learning takes place in the context of work and life. Learnscaping — taking a systems view of learning in an organization — necessarily addresses a broad array of topics and disciplines.

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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. Revolutionary change calls for revolutionary action. Seismic change cannot be delegated.

Blockchain’s Potential for Environmental Applications

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The report outlines some of the world’s most-pressing environmental challenges and highlights eight blockchain-based game changers that could lead to transformative solutions to these pressing problems. The WEF report includes a short blockchain tutorial.

Steven Berlin Johnson « | Main | » Maybe Lost could start its own little book club : Seen briefly on the ABC hit series "Lost," a surreal comic novel by an Irish author who died 40 years ago has been rescued from obscurity,Reuters reported.

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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.

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Leveraging AI to Transform Government

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

More immediately, though not less consequentially, AI will change the way public servants do their jobs. To illustrate how government is using AI, the report is focused on four concrete use cases being pursued by different agencies.

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Blockchains: the Promise of More Frictionless, Trusted Economies

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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? Why do firms exist?

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Blockchain Beyond the Hype

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A recent issue of The Economist included a special report on cryptocurrencies and blockchains. Every piece of information in the ledger is secure because it’s encrypted using public-key cryptography , which can only be decrypted with the appropriate private key.

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Cryptocurrencies and Blockchains - How Are They Doing After 10 Years?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Bitcoin aimed to become a decentralized cryptocurrency and digital payment system that would enable the secure exchange of digital money without the need for central government authorities or financial intermediaries.

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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.

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. The report organized its detailed Findings into seven major areas.

Blockchain Killer-Apps

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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.

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Blockchain Can Reshape Financial Services… But it Will Take Significant Time and Investment

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The future of financial infrastructure report is based on a year long study involving industry leaders, regulators and other subject matter experts. Not surprisingly given their complexity, change comes much slower to global financial infrastructures.

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. Security . Security standards are necessary, but not sufficient.

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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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. The latest Global Trends report, Paradox of Progress , was released earlier this year.

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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.

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The Third Wave of the Digital Economy - Promises and Challenges

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Countries can welcome it, prepare for it, and ride it to new heights of innovation and prosperity, or they can ignore the changing tide and miss the wave,” writes Robert Atkinson in The Task Ahead of Us. “The next wave of digital innovation is coming.

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