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The Top Ten Emerging Technologies of 2018

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

For the past several years, the World Economic Forum (WEF) has published an annual list of the Top Ten Emerging Technologies that would be potentially disruptive over the next three to five years while also providing significant benefits to economies and societies.

Fostering an Innovation Culture: Talent, Discipline and Leadership

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Most everyone agrees that such a culture entails five key behaviors: tolerance for failure, willingness to experiment, psychological safety, collaborative, and non-hierarchical. Innovative cultures are paradoxical. Innovation has been a hot topic for the past few decades.

Building a Culture of Continuous Learning

Charles Jennings

There is widespread agreement amongst senior executives, line managers and HR directors that ‘breakthrough performance’ is needed to meet immediate business goals. The average performance uplift needed to meet business goals was determined to be between 20-25% in the next 12 months.

Micro-blogging can help build your organisational culture

Dan Pontefract

As a consequence and according to Gallup Management Journal , this disengaged and disconnected culture (in US-based organisations) is costing $300b per year in lost revenues alone. Moving Towards a Culture of Sharing. Exchanging Ideas; Improving Culture, Knowledge and Networks.

Transmedia Storytelling and Collaborative Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I first heard about this new concept during a visit to USC last March to attend a meeting of the advisory board of the Annenberg Innovation Lab (AIL) , which I have been associated with since it was launched a couple of years ago as part of the Annenberg School. It reminds me of collaborative innovation , one of the most important concepts that many companies in the IT industry have embraced over the past decade. . Transmedia reminds us that above all, content trumps technology.

The Soft Skills of Collaboration and The Social Enterprise

Luis Suarez

Over at the BrainYard , my good friend, Rachel Happe , put together, just recently, a rather interesting and insightful blog post under the heading “ Got Culture? In short, once you joined the company collaboration is a natural task / activity and, by default, you are pretty good at it.

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Did Zappos Just Ruin Their Culture Or Is It A Brilliant Org Redesign?

Dan Pontefract

In a word, it’s all about “ culture.” Their collaborative mindset is infectious, one that encourages everyone to scale the culture. It’s an act of recognition, but it’s the opportunity for all Zappos employees to scale the culture.

Micro-Blogging is Good for Leadership, Good for Your Culture

Dan Pontefract

First of all, let’s discuss technology. I personally don’t care what tool, application or technology is being used to drive enterprise-wide micro-blogging, but it must be secure and ideally it’s behind the firewall. So what has this got to do with leadership and culture?

The Future of Collaboration Lies in Human Resources AND Management’s Hands

Luis Suarez

A few weeks ago I put together the attached article for CMSWire where I tried to reflect on what I feel is the number #1 challenge for today’s corporations in terms of embracing a much more open, transparent, knowledge sharing culture through the emergence of social technologies behind the firewall. “ Here we are, 2014 and still wondering what the future of collaboration is — as if we didn’t know already. Is it because of technology? It’s a culture issue.

Social Business Forum 2011 – On Collaboration by Luis Suarez

Luis Suarez

Can we, knowledge workers, collaborate effectively even while working remotely?: How far does culture help influence how collaborative and social a certain business can / will be?: Collaboration Communities Conference Events Enterprise2.0

Education Technology Strategies - Day Two

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

So the Achieving Excellents has four major objectives: - achieving excellence - ensuring equity - promoting well-being - competence We''ve also been partnering with the Council of Directors of Educations (CODE - ''superintendants'') - this boosts what we know about technology and enabling innovations. Need a sustainable transformation that''s relevant and meets local needs. So, we see this huge growth in technology.

Mass Collaboration Workshop, Day Three

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Darren Gergle Understanding and Bridging the Wikipedia Language Gap There is an extensive literature on Wikipedia, everything from collaboration to participation to embedded bias to the uses of Wikipedia data structures by AI and natural language processing application. We look at the concept of self-focus - the degree to which language-based cultures centre their descriptions around objects and entities of regional importance. Why do people takee part in mass collaboration?

Workshop on Mass Collaboration - Day One

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Introduction to the Workshop - Ulrike Cress Why a workshop in mass collaboration? Nature article on massively collaborative mathematics (see the wiki PolyMath). Can we design mass collaboration? A Brief History of Mass Collaboration Allan Collins, Northwestern University Homo sapiens traded with others many miles away, while Neandrathals did not. For example, scientific meetings like this foster interaction among scientists. How about collaboration?

The Evolution of Collaborative Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

For over a dozen years now the concept of collaborative innovation has been at the center of much of my work. The Internet, and all the social media platforms and applications in its wake have been one of the major enablers of collaborative innovation the world has ever known. A number of IBM employees were already involved with this community, and several more would now be joining it as part of our new IBM Linux Technology Center.

Meetings and Bosshole Behavior: A Classic Case - Bob Sutton

Bob Sutton

IBM Reshapes Its Sales Meetings - BusinessWeek. BusinessWeek: How to Make Meetings Matter. Stanford Technology Ventures Program (STVP). Center for Work, Technology and Organization. Hansen: Collaboration: How Leaders Avoid the Traps, Create Unity, and Reap Big Results. Dorf & Byers: Technology Ventures. My First Time Attending the World Economic Forum at Davos » Meetings and Bosshole Behavior: A Classic Case. Told boss and left meeting.

TechCamp: Empowering Women Through Technology

Beth Kanter

TechCamp: Empowering women through technology - guest post by Ma’ayan Alexander. Technology does not solve problems. Technology alone does not solve problems.

Governance and Pragmatism: Moving Beyond “The Culture of No”

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Inside IBM's Historic Turnaround ,” former IBM Chairman and CEO Lou Gerstner wrote about the bureaucratic culture that contributed greatly to the near-death experience IBM went through in the early 1990s. Lou called it A Culture of “No.”. “I I think the aspect of IBM’s culture that was the most remarkable to me was the ability of any individual, any team, any division to block agreement or action. The digital technology revolution marches on.

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: An Unusual Meeting

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Irving Wladawsky-Berger A collection of observations, news and resources on the changing nature of innovation, technology, leadership, and other subjects. Some of us have been in 3D meeting rooms for over a decade. You need technology.

Happy, Healthy Nonprofit: Changing Organizational Culture One Sneaker at Time

Beth Kanter

Gina and I share a passion for walking as work which includes walking meetings, standing desks and more. She shared some great tips about how to get your nonprofit to shift from a sitting culture to one which includes walking meetings and standing desks.

Tech Wellness in the Nonprofit Workplace: Tips for Avoiding Collaborative Overload

Beth Kanter

I’m thrilled to be doing a session with Aisha Moore and Gina Schmeling at the NTEN NTC called “ Technology Wellness in the Nonprofit Workplace.” When does technology boost personal productivity for nonprofit professionals and when does it get in the way?

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CoP Series #10: Stewarding Technology for Community

Nancy White

Elearning is growing and evolving hand in glove with a constellation of technologies that have their roots in a number of places. One is in collaboration software. ″ tools, there is a constant thread of the dynamic interplay between technology and the groups using it.

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Innovation Meeting in Mexico

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Irving Wladawsky-Berger A collection of observations, news and resources on the changing nature of innovation, technology, leadership, and other subjects. Last week I was in Mexico where I participated in a meeting to discuss the results of the 2006 GIO 2.0

Humans Should Aim To Be The Next Us

Dan Pontefract

Some 33 years later, we might suggest 1982’s “Machine of the Year” has now morphed into an omnipresence of highly sophisticated technologies, outperforming and outsmarting those fallible humans. Firstly, are we destined to put technology ahead of humanity?

Technology, Leadership and Innovation in the Service Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

At the end of January I gave a half-day seminar at MIT on Technology, Leadership and Innovation in the Service Economy. For a while now, I have been thinking about how technology and innovation can best be applied to services. My interest in technology-based services innovation was heightened last summer when I read an excellent report, Hidden Wealth: the contribution of science to service innovation , based upon a study sponsored by the UK Royal Society.

How To Build A Truly Purpose-Driven Company Through The Example Of Stocksy

Dan Pontefract

The tweet I tripped over was from VIATEC —a group that represents Vancouver Island’s advanced-technology community—announcing its Executive of the Year, Stocksy CEO and co-founder Brianna Wettlaufer. I reached out to Brianna myself, and she agreed to meet with me over a latte.

Toward a More Distributed, Collaborative Government

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

There is general agreement that the corporation is going through dramatic changes in the 21st century, driven by a combination of advances in information technologies, the Internet, the fast-changing market environment, and the heightened competitive pressures brought about by globalization. The expertise is out in the field, where the rubber meets the road , as it were. In our increasingly networked world, collaboration also extends beyond the firm.

4 Meetings, 6 Planes, and lots of amazing friends | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

I was in the UK and Portugal the last three weeks to facilitate one meeting, present at a conference and both support and participate in the KM4Dev annual gathering that happened this year in Almada, Portugal.

CoP Series #10: Stewarding Technology for Community | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Elearning is growing and evolving hand in glove with a constellation of technologies that have their roots in a number of places. One is in collaboration software. ″ tools, there is a constant thread of the dynamic interplay between technology and the groups using it.

IT & HR: Living In The Chasm of Both

Dan Pontefract

When I attend conferences, meetings, etc. that are Human Resources, Learning or Organizational Behaviour in nature … I stick out as the individual pushing the ‘culture of collaboration’ tenet through a need for more connected, collaborative and continuously federated technologies.

Caffeine: It Undermines Performance on Collaborative Tasks for.

Bob Sutton

IBM Reshapes Its Sales Meetings - BusinessWeek. BusinessWeek: How to Make Meetings Matter. Stanford Technology Ventures Program (STVP). Center for Work, Technology and Organization. Hansen: Collaboration: How Leaders Avoid the Traps, Create Unity, and Reap Big Results. Dorf & Byers: Technology Ventures. Taking The Path of Most Resistance: The Virtues » Caffeine: It Undermines Performance on Collaborative Tasks for Men, Enhances It For Women.

The Day SAP Ruined a Good Thing

Dan Pontefract

At the time, I was Senior Director of UBI – the University of Business Intelligence – at B usiness Objects, charged with leading a team of over 100 professionals in the learning and collaboration space. This culture resonated throughout the organization.

Becoming a 21st Century Digital Tinkerer

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

This was generally the case during the industrial age of the past two centuries, when according to experts like Carlota Perez , we had a major technology revolution every 50 - 60 years, when new technologies emerged from the labs into the marketplace, disrupting existing industries and jobs.

Hope for HP's Culture - Bob Sutton

Bob Sutton

IBM Reshapes Its Sales Meetings - BusinessWeek. BusinessWeek: How to Make Meetings Matter. Stanford Technology Ventures Program (STVP). Center for Work, Technology and Organization. Hansen: Collaboration: How Leaders Avoid the Traps, Create Unity, and Reap Big Results. Dorf & Byers: Technology Ventures. The Power of Observing and Talking to Real Humans » Hope for HPs Culture. Bob Sutton.

Become a More Productive, Empathetic, Creative Person With the Help of AI-Based Tools

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Despite dramatic advances in technology, most of the world’s economies have been stuck in a long period of slow growth and slow productivity. Schrage’s approach has been more influenced by behavioral economics than by technology or algorithmic advances.

Global Trends and Business Strategy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Companies that correctly identify and ride the tailwinds of technology and market trends will generally perform significantly better than companies for whom these same trends become tough headwinds.

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How I use social media

Nancy White

These roots are significant because our patterns of use, our ways of embracing or rejecting technology are grounded in this history. This is true of both the technology and the practices. Now technology enables far more than the discussion forums of the late 90’s.

Using Design Thinking for A Foundation’s Investment Strategy

Beth Kanter

It is a useful technique for creating a more responsive, flexible organizational culture as well as coming up with more innovative ideas for programs and grants that are a good fit. Technology : Cheryl Contee, Fission Strategy. New Technology for New Power Movements.

The Rise of the T-Shaped Organization

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The horizontal stroke of the T is the disposition for collaboration across disciplines.”. Five such attributes were identified in the study: adaptability, cultural competence, 360-degree thinking, intellectual curiosity, and empathy.

The Growing Value of a Dual-Track Education

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

One is Skillful , which aims to foster skills oriented hiring, training and education to help workers get good paying middle-skill jobs in technology, advanced manufacturing and health care.

The Growing Importance of Storytelling in the Business World

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Since retiring from IBM in 2007, I’ve continued my involvement with technology-based initiatives, - AI and blockchain most recently, - through my consulting and academic activities as well as the weekly blogs that I’ve now been writing for the past dozen years.

Will Humans Be Better Off in an Increasingly AI-Based Future?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

After decades of promise and hype, artificial intelligence is finally becoming one of the most important technologies of our era. Experts worry that individuals are ceding control over many important decisions to AI-based technologies and tools.

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The President’s Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The Commission is composed of twelve individuals from the world of business, technology and academia. The meeting included three panels , one on finance, one on insurance, and the third on research and development.

Securing the Foundations of our Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Technological advancement is outpacing security and will continue to do so unless we change how we approach and implement cybersecurity strategies and practices. It held a number of public meetings around the country, - each focused on a different sector of the economy.