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. Large-scale fraud, data breaches, and identity thefts are becoming more common. Why wasn’t stronger security designed into the original Internet infrastructure?

Towards a Trusted Framework for Identity and Data Sharing

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I was a member of a panel on how government, business and research communities can collaborate in developing workable identity solutions. These include social security ID, passport number, driver’s license number, e-mail address, telephone numbers, and login IDs and passwords.

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cooperation, measurement, security and more

Harold Jarche

5) Learning might lead to collaborative works. Constant, short, safe-to-fail experiments that give us empirical data on what works. Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds.

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. Open, collaborative approaches have been successfully applied to the development of some of the most consequential, disruptive initiatives of the past few decades, like the World Wide Web and Linux.

Reinventing Society in the Wake of Big Data

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

For several years now, big data has been one of the hottest topics in the IT industry. But, what do we mean by big data ? A number of recent articles have been sounding the alarm that big data may be at the peak of inflated expectations in Gartner’s hype cycle.

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Minds and Machines

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

But, this isn’t quite the case, as shown in the pioneering research of Princeton Professor Emeritus Daniel Kahneman , - for which he was awarded the 2002 Nobel Prize in Economics , - and his long time collaborator Amos Tversky , - who died in 1996.

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Reality mining, pervasive data capture, and how Big Data can create value

Ross Dawson

CIO magazine did a nice article titled IIIS: Big Data driving new trends which reviews my keynote and the one immediately after from Steve Duplessie , one of the world’s top analysts on data and storage. If you look at an office environment there is an extraordinary amount of data to look at. You can literally get terabytes of data out of just a few hours of this. This requires all that data within the organisation to be captured and used effectively.”.

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The President’s Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Former national security advisor Tom Donilon and former IBM CEO Sam Palmisano serve as chair and vice-chair respectively. These collaborations have led to the creation of standards, open source software and governance processes embraced by all participants.

The Economic Potential of The Internet of Things

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Home - Energy management, security, safety, and automation of home chores. Offices - Organizational and personal productivity, training, energy monitoring, building security. Privacy, Security, Confidentiality and IP. Data is absolutely essential to IoT systems.

AI and Public Policy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

AI was reborn in the 1990s by embracing our current data-driven paradigm based on analyzing vast amounts of information with powerful computers and sophisticated algorithms. AI applications and data could reflect the biases of their designers, raising issues of fairness.

Unlocking Data for Philanthropy: Notes from Global Philanthropy Forum Session

Beth Kanter

I went to cover one session, “ Building An Information Infrastructure: Unlocking Data for Philanthropy.” ” For further context on mindset and work practice changes in philanthropy to embrace data, here’s some points from Lucy Bernholz.

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The Future of Financial Services

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In 2010, the BBC and the British Museum collaborated in a project called A History of the World , based on one hundred objects from the collection of the British Museum, around which you can tell the history of humanity over the past two million years. Big data is one such disruptor.

Is the Blockchain Now Reaching a Tipping Point?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

These various institutions now collaborated on developing the common Internet architecture, - and Internet-based applications like e-mail and the Web, - that they all were starting to deploy. . The urgent need to collaborate.

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

Beth Kanter

I’ve been curating infographics summarizing social media and social network studie s of American and global audiences, but one of the best resources global social media and mobile data is We Are Social. Social Media Data and Public Policy.

From Mass Production to Mass Individualism

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The Collaborative Economy , a 2013 report by Jeremiah Owyang , nicely explains the evolution of this Internet-based economy, and the associated shift of economic power from institutions to individuals. The collaborative economy represents the evolution of the social media era.

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

And, at the bleeding-edges of complexity are data-driven AI systems , which are generally based on statistical analysis and machine learning methods. . These smart products and systems tend to be software-intensive, people-centric, and data-driven.

The Digital Evolution Index

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The report, - based on a research study by the Fletcher School in collaboration with MasterCard * , - explores the economic transformations taking place around the world as countries continue their evolution toward the 21st century digital age.

The Promise and Challenges of Health Analytics

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The event was sponsored by MIT Connection Science , a recently organized research initiative aimed at leveraging data science to quantify and analyze human behaviors, and to leverage the new insights thus obtained in key societal applications, including healthcare, transportation and finance.

Shaping the Future of the Internet

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Fundamentally, the Internet is a general purpose data network supporting a remarkable variety of applications. A major reason for its adaptability is that it’s stuck to its basic data-transport mission, i.e., just moving bits around. Actionable Data.

Leveraging the Passions of Fans

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

From time to time it hosts what it calls Think & Do events that bring together students, faculty members, research staff, industry executives, artists, entrepreneurs and policy makers to collaboratively explore new research ideas.

Reflections from 2011 – A World Without Email – The Documentary

Luis Suarez

into an incredibly powerful social messaging and notification system of content that’s stored elsewhere, i.e. social networking, collaborative and knowledge sharing tools eventually. Collaboration Communities Enterprise2.0

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

To take its major next step, the Internet must overcome three such serious limitations: security, complexity, and trust. Security . Fundamentally, the Internet is a general purpose data network supporting a remarkable variety of applications.

Blockchain - Once Again, the Technological Genie Has Been Unleashed from its Bottle

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

His 2006 Wikinomics predicted the rise of mass collaboration in what became known a few years later as the On Demand Economy. Why wasn’t stronger security designed into the original Internet protocols? Privacy - “People should control their own data.

Security Issues and and Business Opportunities - Panel

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

David Townsend New knowledge is best created in collaborative environments. 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.

Firewalls and Security in Software as a Service

Tony Karrer

One of the interesting outcomes of my recent course - Collaborative Learning Using Web 2.0 The other big hurdle is the question of security. Generally, I think you will find that hosts provide fairly reasonable control, but you will want to check into their security approach. The security issue not new. The advice from an article in CFO Magazine: Data security. Look at security.

Tear the walls down: Jericho and the future of enterprise tech

Ross Dawson

As Jericho Forum puts it: The huge explosion in business collaboration and commerce on the Web means that today’s traditional approaches to securing a network boundary are at best flawed, and at worst ineffective. Increasingly, information will flow between business organizations over shared and third-party networks, so that ultimately the only reliable security strategy is to protect the information itself, rather than the network and the IT infrastructure.

Platforms, Blockchains, and the Evolution of Trust

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Brooks’ article focused on the rise of the on-demand economy , - aka, the collaborative, sharing, peer-to-peer economy, - and in particular on the surprising success of Airbnb.

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.

Competing Against “Digital Invaders”

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

After analyzing the survey data, - including the use of Watson Analytics to extract inferences from open-ended responses, - IBM published its findings in Redefining Boundaries: Insights from the Global C-suite Study.

The Top Ten Emerging Technologies of 2017

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Earlier this year, Scientific American , in collaboration with the World Economic Forum , published a special report on The Top Ten Emerging Technologies of 2017. As new data is ingested, the system rewires itself based on whatever new patterns it now finds.

Blockchain and the Future of the Firm

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

More recently, we’ve seen another major evolution of the digital economy with the rise of the on-demand or collaborative economy, based on the exchange of goods and services between individuals instead of just between companies and consumers.

A Novel Approach for Measuring the True Impact of the Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Digital technologies make it possible for people to collaborate , share new ideas and learn from each other across the business, even if they’re scattered around the world. Over time, UPS came up with innovative ways of leveraging these vehicle technologies and the data they produced.

Is Blockchain Ready to “Cross the Chasm”? Lessons from the Internet

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Their responses suggest that they view blockchain as a kind of trust accelerator , helping to build trust in several ways: increased transactional transparency, higher data quality and accuracy, increased trust in transaction reliability, and improved security against fraud and cybercrime.

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.

I Know It When I See It

Andy McAfee

Established vendors of collaboration software are modifying their offerings and repositioning them as social software platforms that have all the features and functions necessary to support the new modes of interacting and getting work done. – 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?

Launch of the Transformation of Government framework

Ross Dawson

Security. Data and storage. Collaborative organizations. The vast majority of my work over the years has been in the business sector, however I am increasingly being pulled into government and the public sector.

Coherent Implications

Clark Quinn

At the work team level, you want people to be able to communicate with one another effectively, and collaborate to find answers. This latter naturally implies good communication and collaboration tools as well, but here the community is not only within the organization, but outside as well.

Mobile Payments - a Long, Relentless War of Attrition

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

It was positioned as a relatively easy, secure way to pay for purchases in physical stores as well as online using a variety of supported Apple devices including iPhones, iPads, Macs and Apple Watch. It’s not concerns over security or ease-of-use.

On cryptocurrencies, blockchain and all that

Doc Searls

“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. For example, some tokens, depending on their features, may be subject to US federal or state securities laws.

The Fourth Industrial Revolution

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Product enhancements - Technology advances are giving rise to a large variety of smart connected products and services, combining sensors, software, data, analytics and connectivity in all kinds of ways.