Innovation and National Security in the 21st Century

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The Task Force noted that leadership in innovation, research and technology since World War II has made the US the most secure and economically prosperous nation on earth. A major new wave of innovation is characterized by speed, disruption, and scale.

Adventure & security

Dave Snowden

I'm here to give an evening lecture at Bangkok University to the Knowledge and Innovation PhD group for Vincent Ribiere and it is my second time up for this engagement. In the presentation I used a quote from T S Eliot which I found the other day and which is apposite to the current state of affairs in complexity theory. We see a lot of work here on complexity modelling and the like. It goes back to the complex domain model.

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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. The interconnectedness and openness made possible by the Internet and broader digital ecosystem create unparalleled value for society,” notes the report in its Executive Summary. “But these same qualities make securing today’s cyber landscape difficult. Why wasn’t stronger security designed into the original Internet infrastructure?

“Flexible Security”: A Sensible Social Policy for our Digital Age

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The article makes a strong case for flexicurity - shorthand for flexible security, - a social model from the Nordic countries which aims to achieve both flexibility in labor markets and security for workers. Like me, many workers enjoyed relatively secure, stable jobs and a number of company benefits, including health care insurance, vacations and retirement pensions. Entrepreneurship and flexible security.

The Blockchain and Open Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Transformational innovations don’t always play out as originally envisioned. In addition to developing standards and organizing promotional activities, these various organization make available open source implementations of their software releases, thus encouraging collaborative, open innovation. For example, it allows securities to be settled in minutes instead of days. It’s too early to know if the blockchain will become another major transformational innovation.

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Things are even tougher with people-centric sociotechnical systems, which not only have to deal with potential software problems, but with the even more complex issues involved in human behaviors and interactions. And, at the bleeding-edges of complexity are data-driven AI systems , which are generally based on statistical analysis and machine learning methods. . What is it that makes these systems so intrinsically complex? What purpose does this complexity serve?

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The Firm as a Large, Complex, Extended Family

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A recent Economist article, One of the Giants , summed up Professor Coase life’s work in his own words: “I have made no innovations in high theory. A firms is best viewed as a kind-of rather large and highly complex family. We also form companies and other such organizations to get things done in our work, especially more complex objectives that require the collective skills of multiple people.

The Management of Disruptive Innovations

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The management of disruptive innovations is very different when looking at relatively simple or self-contained technologies, products or services versus highly complex platforms and infrastructures. A lot of the hype you often hear when new innovations come about is the result of people not properly understanding the different dynamics that apply to simple versus highly complex innovations.

Open Innovation Re-visited

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

We believed that Linux and open source in general were all about leveraging the growing popularity of the Internet to foster collaborative innovation , that is, working with smart people all over the world to jointly solve important problems and develop new, open offerings that would help us do so. We persevered because we were convinced that Linux was going to be a success in the marketplace, and that it would lead to all kinds of new innovations.

The Increasing Influence of Recommendation Systems in Our Everyday Lives

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Recommendation inspires innovation: that serendipitous suggestion - that surprise - not only changes how you see the world, it transforms how you see - and understand - yourself,” argues Schrage. “We We have gone from wondering ‘How can people create more valuable innovation?’

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On the Complex Evolution toward Mobile Digital Payments

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

On September 9, Apple announced Apple Pay , an easy, secure way to make mobile payments using their latest devices , - the iPhone 6’s and Apple Watch. Apple Pay is embracing a number of industry standards , including NFC (near-field communications) for contact-less payments; Secure Element , a dedicated device chip; and network-based tokenization to protect sensitive financial data. Create an enabling environment that fosters private-sector innovation.

An Emerging Platform for Digital, Inclusive Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The Internet became an incredible platform for innovation, enabling startups, large institutions, and everyone in between to quickly develop and bring to market many new digital products and services. Its reach and connectivity led to the creation of all kinds of innovative, digital applications. Together, these advances are giving rise to an Internet-based platform for digital, inclusive innovations. Inclusive innovation is a relatively new concept.

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. Recent technology and social connectivity trends have created a perfect storm of opportunity for companies to embrace the power of cloud to optimize, innovate and disrupt business models,” is the study’s overriding conclusion. . I could not agree more that the potential for game changing business innovation is the true power of the cloud.

Complexity and Design in Warfare

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The workshop explored how design-oriented approaches can help us better understand and deal with the very complex problems we are increasingly encountering in all aspects of business, economies, government, public policy, military operations and society in general. Some of the areas explored by the Forum are emerging technologies, organizational development, economic competition, and the changing concept of security.

The Complex Transition to the Age of the Cloud

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

While the skeptics’ concerns, - security, reliability, privacy, costs and others, - are quite real, the hardest part of implementing cloud strategies has little to do with technology. Cloud computing is a highly complex initiative - at the technical, business and organizational levels. And, one of the key lessons we all hopefully learned from the dot-com era is that complex, global initiatives take time. In June of 2008 I participated in a conference on cloud computing.

The Intriguing Nature of Non-Fungible Tokens

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

First, blockchain technologies can help us enhance the security of Internet transactions and data, by developing a layer with the required standard services and their open source implementations for secure communication, storage and data access.

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Complex Sociotechnical Systems: the Case for a New Field of Study

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

They generally exhibit a level of complexity that is often beyond our ability to understand and control. Not only do they have to deal with the complexities associated with large scale hardware and software infrastructures, but with the even more complex issues involved in human and organizational behaviors. . A few weeks ago, MIT professor Joseph Sussman addressed these issues in a lecture - Complex Sociotechnical Systems: The Case for a New Field of Study.

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From the Digital Divide to Inclusive Innovation: the Case of Digital Money

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Today, it calls itself “an enlightenment organisation committed to finding innovative practical solutions to today’s social challenges”. . The panel was organized to mark the publication of an RSA pamphlet - From the digital divide to inclusive innovation: the case of digital money. It may usher in a new era of more inclusive innovation that involves billions of more people around the world in constructing the services that affect their future.”.

The Current State of Cloud Computing

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Many company leaders have encountered major roadblocks along their path toward cloud or have gotten cold feet once they questioned its impact on costs, security, latency, and more. Security of in-house data centers is superior to the security on cloud.

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Ten IT Predictions for the Post-Pandemic New Normal

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Remediate and adapt : “Identify shortcomings in existing IT environments such as decision support systems, remote work, and business/IT resiliency as well as addressing shortcomings in areas such as connectivity/security introduced during initial emergency responses.”.

Building Better Jobs in an Age of Intelligent Machines

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Improving the quality of jobs requires innovation in labor market institutions. In addition, the US must create innovative life-long education and skills development programs. “The distinctive U.S.

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How Can Blockchain Become a Truly Transformative Technology?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

As firms increasingly rely on supply chain partners for many of the functions once done in-house, managing their increasingly complex operations across a network of interconnected institutions has become major challenge.

New Directions for Government in the Digital Age

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Companies - especially large, global corporations - have leveraged digital innovations to improve their productivity and competitiveness and adapt better to these powerful technology and market changes. Ensure security, privacy, autonomy, and citizen-owned identities.

Would a Distributed Model of Government be More Suitable for a Complex, Diverse 21st Century Democracy?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Are there innovative government models that might work better than our present ones? While business and government have clearly different objectives, many of the challenges involved in managing a complex, fast changing organization are similar. If large global companies have had to embrace a more distributed management style, why not large, complex governments? I subsequently met him when I spent a week in November of 2009 as Innovator in Residence at the Annenberg School.

Innovation and Evolutionary Biology

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Innovation, like falling in love, requires a certain state of mind. I am not about to suggest a whole rash of poems, novels and films celebrating innovation. How about innovation and creativity? Are there states of mind, measurable by fMRI and similar scientific tools, which strongly indicate that individuals and groups are solving complex problems and coming up with great new ideas? But increasingly, so does innovation.

The Real Business of Blockchain

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

It combined a number of existing technologies and methods into a truly innovative architecture. As new forms of value come online with enhanced blockchain solutions, businesses will likewise innovate new business models using decentralized operational structures.

How Will the Pandemic Reshape Labor Markets?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In a 2017 article , urban studies professor and author Richard Florida wrote: “The most important and innovative industries and the most talented, most ambitious, and wealthiest people are converging as never before in a relative handful of leading superstar cities that are knowledge and tech hubs.

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Building a More Resilient, Data-Driven Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Data Cooperatives , a chapter in this section argues for the formation of collective organization of citizens to move control of their data to a broader base of stakeholders that will ensure that the economy is more responsive to their needs as well as promote greater competition and innovation.

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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.

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The Transformative Power of Blockchain

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

It succinctly defines blockchain as “a shared, decentralized, cryptographically secured, and immutable digital ledger,” and then adds a few key attributes that are particularly important to enterprise blockchains: Accountability. Security. “Enterprise blockchains are fault-tolerant. But, to keep InternetOne as simple and flexible as possible, just about everything else, - including identity and security management, - became the responsibility of the applications in InternetTwo.

Blockchain and Public Health Solutions

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The roundtable’s findings and recommendations were released in early April in Blockchain Solutions in Pandemics : A Call for Innovation and Transformation in Public Health. However, safeguarding the data used to validate identities creates security and privacy issues of its own.

Could AI Reshape the Global Balance of Power?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

AI has the potential to significantly advance national security. The report recommends that national security agencies adopt AI-enabled systems in key areas where AI can help them better understand and execute their missions. Apply AI to National Security Missions.

The Internet of Things is Changing the World

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

IoT promises to bring many benefits, including a whole new generation of innovative products. Using a smartphone app, the home owner can watch and talk to the visitor, while a video of their interaction is saved for an added level of security.

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The Long-Term Future of Work and Education: Three Potential Scenarios

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Although there may be a challenging period of transition, especially for those displaced by automation, technological innovation will require new skills and create employment opportunities.”.

An Increasingly Digital “New Normal”

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Good design aims to make our interactions with complex products and institutions, - e.g., a business, a healthcare provider, a classroom, a government function, - as appealing and intuitive as possible.

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Post-Pandemic, Is the World Likely to Become Significantly Less Flat?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Moreover, a fractured world will make solving global problems harder, including finding a vaccine and securing an economic recovery.”.

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Innovation Thoughts

Clark Quinn

So I presented on innovation to the local ATD chapter a few weeks ago, and they did an interesting and nice thing: they got the attendees to document their takeaways. As an aside, I’ve written separate articles on L&D innovation recently for both CLO magazine and the Litmos blog so you can check those out, too. I started talking about why innovation was needed, and then what it was. Teaming to Innovate by Amy Edmondson (I reviewed it).

The Blockchain Value Framework

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Across all industries, the top three priorities were “full traceability of information on the blockchain”; “ability to ensure data has not been tampered with”; and “increased security”. “New business products or services” ranked last among the options for investing in blockchain, suggesting that at this early stage, improving existing products and services is a higher priority than considering new business opportunities.

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Blockchain - the Networked Ecosystem is the Business

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The infrastructures, processes and ecosystems of supply chains are significantly less complex than those in financial services, healthcare, music, and other industries Their objectives are relatively straightforward: increase the speed, security and accuracy of financial and commercial settlements; track the supply chain lifecycle of any component or product; and securely protect all the transactions and data moving through the supply chain.

The Economic Value of Digital Identity

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In a world that’s increasingly governed by digital transactions and data, our existing methods for managing security and privacy are proving inadequate. Protects user privacy and ensures control over personal data: includes strong privacy and security safeguards, while giving users access to, and control over who can access their data. But, like other innovations, digital ID technologies can be used both to benefits society and for undesirable purposes.

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A recent Gartner report noted that blockchain technologies are hitting the peak of the hype cycle , when the excitement and publicity about a potentially disruptive innovation often leads to a peak of inflated expectations, before falling into the trough of disillusionment when the fledgling technology fails to deliver. wrote the WEF in a very timely message. “Over the last 50 years, technology innovation has been fundamental to financial services industry transformation.

Leveraging AI to Transform Government

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Since the LA Airport police doesn’t have enough officers to staff checkpoints at all times on the eight roads leading to the airport, the USC team developed an AI system to make security schedules unpredictable. After analyzing potential targets, the system recommended randomized police patrol routes and schedules so that terrorists could not anticipate where and when they would run into security checkpoints. Conquering the Complexities of Federal Purchases.

Blockchain Beyond the Hype

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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. Blockchain enables the members of an ecosystem to securely share data even if all the members are not fully trusted. But there are significant drawbacks, including performance and complexity. Blockchain is 100% secure and tamper-proof.