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The Blockchain and Open Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Transformational innovations don’t always play out as originally envisioned. But, as with the Internet, the Web and other major technologies, the blockchain has now transcended its original objective. Once in the marketplace, they seem to acquire a life of their own.

Transmedia Storytelling and Collaborative Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Marketing and communications are essential when introducing a disruptive innovation in the marketplace, given the need to explain what the new initiative is all about to key constituencies including clients, analysts and reporters. I believe that developing and communicating the storyline behind a disruptive innovation requires the close involvement of those who best understand and care about the new initiative and offerings.

Scale and Complex Systemic Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The column addresses a fundamental question that those studying innovation have been wrestling with for years: “Are big companies the best catalysts of innovation, or are small ones better?” The column is based on a recent study - Scale and Innovation in Today’s Economy - by Michael Mandel , chief economic strategist of the Progressive Policy Institute. As a result, there are reasons to believe that scale may be a plus for innovation in today’s economy, not a minus.”

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[liveblog] Data & Technology in Government

David Weinberger

Part of the importance of this is that students at the Kennedy School are agitating for a much strong technology component to their education on the grounds that these days policy makers need to be deeply cognizant of the possibilities technology offers, and of the culture of our new technology development environment. Tomorrow there is an afternoon of discussions sponsored by the student-led Technology for Change group. We invited four innovators into a room.

Innovation at Countway

David Weinberger

Then they decided to link up the instances of this open source software being used at 30 universities, via federated search. It’s a “free, flexible, open source web-publishing platform for the display of library, museum, archives and scholarly collections and exhibitions.”? Jon works with Countway Library and CBMI ( Center for Biomedical Informatics ) on semantic technologies.

Innovation is not a repeatable process

Harold Jarche

Can innovation be promoted through better processes? I have not been able to find any regular correllation between well adopted innovation processes and actual innovation outcomes, and I’ve been looking pretty hard. This is how we create a culture of innovation.

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. days, the community concept behind Linux and open source in general was mystifying to many. A number of companies around the world have established similar employee innovation efforts.

Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Large Metropolitan Areas

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

For several years now I have been thinking about the differences between various models of innovation and entrepreneurship. In particular, I have been trying to understand the key differences between the innovation and entrepreneurship models that have worked so well in Silicon Valley, the Boston-Cambridge area and similar high-tech, VC-based regions, and the models that might be more applicable to large metropolitan areas like New York and London.

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.

Education and Services Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Professor Larson is a pioneer in applying technology, science and engineering to a wide variety of problems in services industries, from technology-enabled education to urban service systems. The NSF Education and Human Resources Directorate has a budget of around $750 million focused on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education at all levels. Technology fits into this in a natural way – as defining what can and cannot be done in various regions.”

Reflections on Innovation, Productivity and Job Creation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A couple of weeks ago I attended a workshop on Information Technology and Economics sponsored by the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER). For example, over the past year I have given a number of seminars on Technology and Innovation in the Service Economy. I am getting ready to teach a graduate course on the subject at MIT this Fall, where we will explore technology’s impact on industries ranging from finance to healthcare.

[berkman] Karim Lakhani on disclosure policies and innovation

David Weinberger

Karim Lakhani of Harvard Business School (and a Berkman associate, and a member of the Harvard Institute for Quantititative Social Science ) is giving a talk called “How disclosure policies impact search in open innovation, atopic he has researched with Kevin Boudreau of the London Business School. Karim has been thinking about how crowds can contribute to innovation for 17 years, since he was at GE. E.g., open source software.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Open Laszlo Gets Its Own Track and Big Customers for the open source webtop platform

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Ajax SDK for the iPhone on the way from Backbase | Main | Quote of the Day: Vannevar Bush - "As We May Think" » September 06, 2007 Open Laszlo Gets Its Own Track and Big Customers for the open source webtop platform Way back in July, I posted a brief note about OpenLaszlo. is actually investigating using it and today I see that Open Laszlo has its own track at AjaxWorld West 2007.

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

These survey results are not surprising for a technology as new and complex as blockchain. With such technologies, you typically have a relatively small number of early adopters. Is it a currency, commodity or technology?

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? Is there anything that companies, schools and other institutions that have a huge stake in being innovative can do to foster such work and learning environments in their midst? In this entry, I don't want to explore whether social networks foster collaborative innovation.

On the Governance of Blockchain: Lessons from the Internet

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

However, this extraordinary technology may be stalled, sidetracked, captured or otherwise suboptimized depending on how all the stakeholders behave in stewarding this set of resources - i.e. how it is governed,” they add in a strong note of caution. “How

The Future of Financial Services

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

By analyzing the earliest recorded transactions, researchers believe that writing evolved in ancient Mesopotamia thousands of years ago, as an innovation to keep track of financial records. Periods of rapid ICT and FS innovation are followed by lengthy periods of stability and consolidation.

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Serious AI Challenges that Require Our Attention

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Just because experts conclude that, - at least for the foreseeable future, - AI does not pose an imminent threat to humanity, doesn’t mean that such a powerful technology isn’t accompanied by serious challenges that require our attention.

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. All these stakeholders must somehow be incented to work together in developing and embracing new financial innovations.

The Productivity Puzzle

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Earlier this year the McKinsey Global Institute published The Productivity Puzzle , a report that takes a close look at the sharp decline in US productivity since 2014 despite continuing advances in digital technologies.

Reflections on Bitcoin

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Its impact might well be up there with that of other major technology-based societal transformations, including electricity, radio and TV, and the Internet and World Wide Web. A few weeks ago, technology journalist Glenn Fleishman wrote an article refuting a number of Andreessen’s arguments.

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

These survey results are not surprising for a technology as new and complex as blockchain. With such technologies, you typically have a relatively small number of early adopters. Is it a currency, commodity or technology?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Business, Innovation and Survival

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Irving Wladawsky-Berger A collection of observations, news and resources on the changing nature of innovation, technology, leadership, and other subjects. Part of it is to make the point of how serious it is to have an innovation culture in a company as part of its long term strategy.

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Business, Innovation and Survival

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Irving Wladawsky-Berger A collection of observations, news and resources on the changing nature of innovation, technology, leadership, and other subjects. Part of it is to make the point of how serious it is to have an innovation culture in a company as part of its long term strategy.

Beyond GDP - Measuring Value in a Service-oriented, Information-based, Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

We know less about the sources of value in the economy than we did 25 years ago,” wrote economists Erik Brynjolfsson and Adam Saunders in MIT’s Sloan Review: . “We We treated the Internet and Linux as platforms for innovation across the whole company.

The Collaborative, Sharing Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A few weeks ago I wrote about my recent participation in the 2013 Roundtable on Institutional Innovation , an Aspen Institute event that took a close look at the impact of digital technologies on the evolution of companies and other organizations.

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: GIO 3.0 - The 2007 Global Innovation Outlook

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Irving Wladawsky-Berger A collection of observations, news and resources on the changing nature of innovation, technology, leadership, and other subjects. Professors Lester and Piore describe two kinds of innovation, which they call analysis and interpretation.

STEM Literacy is for Everyone

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In the column, he succinctly made the case for widespread STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) literacy, and explained why it is as important to our 21st century information economy as basic reading-writing literacy has been to the industrial economy of the past two centuries. opportunities opening up in the newly industrialized societies. In this data-informed, technology intensive 21st Century the entire populace needs to become STEM literate.

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I need some help

George Siemens

On February 8, I’ll be delivering a talk at TEDxEdmonton’s event Rethinking Open Source Culture. In 2003 I posted a few articles online on open source movements and learning: Open source p.I , Open Source p.II , and Why we should share learning material. I have benefitted enormously from open learning. Open online courses in particular have been among the most significant learning experiences in my life.

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.

The Continuing Evolution of the Internet

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Along with Vint Cerf , Bob is recognized as one the key fathers of the Internet , for which they both received the 1977 National Medal of Technology and a number of other top prizes. But, beyond the central role that TCP/IP has played, I believe that the success of the Internet is predicated on a few key architectural principles: open, simple and distributed. These Internet principles, - open, simple, distributed, - have become much more than a technical, architectural approach.

The Emergence of a Digital Money Ecosystem

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

This has resulted in all kinds of innovative applications, - search, e-commerce, entertainment, social networks, Watson-like intelligent systems, and so on. Standards The Internet and World Wide Web introduced a culture of standards to the IT industry. Moreover, since all the key technologies of the Web came from the research and academic community, they were available to anyone free of charge, including open source implementations of many of the key software components.

Two-Speed IT Architectures

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

These older companies have to both leverage the back-end systems, processes and overall capabilities that have served them well over the years, while adopting innovative consumer-facing technologies to enhance their customers’ experiences.

Are Smart Cities Empty Hype?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

We each first stated our respective positions in our opening statements , followed a few days later by our rebuttals , and then finally our closing statements. Commenting on the opening statements , Siegele noted : “Despite the motion being Are smart cities empty hype?

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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. Regulatory and policy practices cannot possibly keep pace with technological change. Not long ago, such open, community-based initiatives were considered pretty revolutionary.

“IT Doesn’t Matter” Ten Years Later

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

His claims that companies were overspending on IT, because the technology was becoming more commoditized and accessible to everyone “ignited an industry firestorm.” . has entered the post-technology era. It is not that technology itself no longer matters, he explained.

The 20th Anniversary of Linux

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

word of the Linux open source project quickly spread around the globe. He soon made a very important decision that would shape Linux’s future just as much as the technology. At the time, I was co-chair of PITAC , the President's Information Technology Advisory Committee. We formed the Linux Technology Center , an IBM team of developers who work closely with the Linux open source development community.

Memories from the 1996 Atlanta Olympics

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

We were part of a wave of innovative, experimental projects that were trying out all kinds of new Web applications. We got as ready as we possibly could before the games opened - and then crossed our fingers hoping that things would go well. IBM had been the official technology sponsor of the Olympics since 1960. Over the years, more sophisticated technologies and applications were added. .

Can New York Remain the World's Media Capital?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Over the past two years, SUNY’s Levin Institute hosted a series of panel discussions to explore the state of innovation in New York City. Innovate New York - Envisioning an Inventive City was jointly sponsored by the Levin Institute, the New York Academy of Sciences and the Sloan Foundation. Its basic premise was: “New York is a global city, a diverse blend of culture, vitality, and extraordinary talent.

Rethinking Personal Data

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Governments are trying to leverage all this data to stimulate innovation and drive growth, while simultaneously protecting individuals. This is the path being followed by ID³ , a new multidisciplinary non-profit institution with close ties to MIT’s Media Lab which is attempting to develop architectural frameworks, open source software and educational content for the protection, sharing and monetization of sensitive data. .

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Building a Solid Library of Use Cases

Luis Suarez

Technology, all along, has always been an enabler, and just that, an enabler, nothing else, no matter what other people would tell you. It’s a cultural one. Connect, share, collaborate, innovate AND learn out in the open, transparent and public to everyone.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): 4th Annual Innovations in e-Learning Symposium (June 3,4,5)

Mark Oehlert

Clarke » March 18, 2008 4th Annual Innovations in e-Learning Symposium (June 3,4,5) (seriously, Sid Meier is a keynoter and it only cost $250 for the whole conference!) The George Mason University Instructional Technology Program and the Defense Acquisition University invite you to attend the 4th Annual Innovations in e-Learning Symposium to be held on June 3, 4 & 5, 2008 in the Johnson Center on the Fairfax Campus of George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.

Openness: Why learners should know about, and influence, how decisions are made about their learning

George Siemens

Earlier this week, I delivered a presentation to TEDxEdmonton on why openness and learning analytics are critical for rethinking the future of education. The theme of the event was on open source culture and whether the promises of open source have been oversold.