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. Technological advancement is outpacing security and will continue to do so unless we change how we approach and implement cybersecurity strategies and practices.

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. From time immemorial, our identity systems have been based on face-to-face interactions and on physical documents and processes.

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“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. Entrepreneurship and flexible security.

Culture or Cultures?

Clark Quinn

A twitter pointer led me to an HBR article arguing that We’re Thinking about Organizational Culture all Wrong. In it, the author argues that it’s fallacious to think that there’s just one organizational culture, , and that all people buy into it. The first is that the cultural values may be interpreted differently. The second is that people may comply with the culture even if they don’t agree with it. Cultures are developed and do change.

Security?

Dave Snowden

I also come form an oral culture that values the ability to weave words together in front of an audience. The post Security? I had three presentations today and my voice held up, just. I’ve had a bad cold for weeks and jumping time zones is not the best way to shake that off.

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.

Blockchain and the Music Industry: Turning Pennies into Dollars

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Blockchain technologies have emerged over the past decade as a secure distributed data and application framework able to handle large volumes of transactions where no parties need to know nor trust each other.

The Emergence of Industry 4.0

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Focus on people and culture to drive transformation. They also expressed a wide range of concerns around data security, with operational disruptions due to cybersecurity breaches at the top of their list (50%).

Peering into a Confusing, Paradoxical Future

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Governments will find it harder to satisfy the growing demands of their citizens, especially greater security and a higher standard of living. Diversity Economic Issues Education and Talent Management and Leadership Political Issues Society and Culture

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The MIT 2017 Inclusive Innovation Challenge

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The platform vets the tutors to ensure high quality teaching and enables secure payments.”. The company applies its work to loan repayment, providing insight into how personality drives credit risk across cultures, allowing users to score potential borrowers anywhere at any time.

Platforms, Blockchains, and the Evolution of Trust

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Blockchain technology is ultimately a means for individuals to coordinate common activities, to interact directly with one another, and to govern themselves in a more secure and decentralized manner.”.

Human-AI Decision Systems

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

It would then use machine-learning-like AI algorithms to assemble the appropriate teams with the expertise required to address a particular complex problem, and provide them with the right tools to securely share data and ideas.

Blockchain and the Future of the Firm

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

It was an era characterized by bureaucratic corporate cultures, - not unlike military hierarchies - focused on organizational power and orderly prosperity.

Jobs, Skills and Education

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

One of its key conclusions was that “Educational attainment is a clear and consistent marker when it comes to feelings about job security and future prospects.” . Most Americans are happy and secure in their jobs.

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.

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Advances in the performance, costs, reliability and security of a cloud infrastructure benefit not only the cloud company making the investments but all its users regardless of industry.

The Long Term Impact of AI on Jobs - Some Lessons from History

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Artificial Intelligence Economic Issues Political Issues Society and Culture Technology and StrategyThe June 25 issue of The Economist includes a special report on artificial intelligence. AI has been making extraordinary progress in the past few years.

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On the Governance of Blockchain: Lessons from the Internet

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The Internet and World Wide Web brought a badly needed culture of collaboration and standards to the IT industry. payments, smart contracts, securities clearance, insurance, etc.).

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Foremost among these limitations are privacy, security and inclusion. “Doing business on the Internet requires a leap of faith” because the infrastructure lacks the necessary security. Why wasn’t stronger security designed into the original Internet protocols?

Globalization at a Crossroads

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Countries that are deeply connected to international information flows are less likely to view their cultures as superior. Economic Issues Management and Leadership Political Issues Society and Culture

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Global Arbitrage and the Productivity Puzzle

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

For example, flexicurity - shorthand for flexible security, - is a social model from the Nordic countries which aims to achieve both flexibility in labor markets and security for workers. Economic Issues Management and Leadership Political Issues Society and Culture

What’s the Core Priority of Corporate Managers?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

With few exceptions, shareholders are entitled to act entirely in their own interest within the bounds of the securities laws. Complex Systems Economic Issues Management and Leadership Political Issues Society and Culture

Minds and Machines

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In addition, the electromechanical components used in robotic devices are also advancing rapidly, making it possible to imagine a future when robots will be ubiquitous in manufacturing, health care, security, transportation, our homes and many other areas.

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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. Since users in Enigma are owners of their data, we use the blockchain as a decentralized secure database that is not owned by any party.

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. Effective governances requires a culture of pragmatism over ideology.

The Evolution of the Internet of Very Smart Things

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Supporting 100s of billions of IoT devices at radically lower costs requires a decentralized peer-to-peer architecture, capable of near unlimited scalability, privacy, security and the ability to handle trustless transactions. “In

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Socio-cultural engineering?

Clark Quinn

Ok, social engineering and cultural engineering have bad connotations in a number of ways. Yet, if I can talk about learning engineering, the desirable properties of cultures for learning, and moves in that direction, aren’t we really talking about socio-cultural engineering? So, if we’re choosing cultural values, and working towards them, both in ways that reflect what science tells us about doing our best, aren’t we really doing such engineering?

The Growing Importance of Storytelling in the Business World

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

While storytelling is mostly associated with entertainment, education and culture, it also plays a major role in business. Let me know discuss the use of blockchain technologies for enhancing the overall security and efficiency of our transactional systems.

Is There a STEM Crisis or a STEM Surplus?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A NY Times article recently added that “The United States is producing more research scientists than academia can handle… The lure of a tenured job in academia is great - it means a secure, prestigious position directing a lab that does cutting-edge experiments, often carried out by underlings.

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Why fix a problem that doesn’t exist?

Doc Searls

But for some damn fool reason, “conservative” legislators (you know, the kind that supposedly don’t like new laws and bigger government) in North Carolina, which was my home state for two decades, decided to pass the Public Facilities Privacy & Security Act , which was meant to overturn a piece of local legislation in Charlotte prohibiting operators of public facilities from discriminating on the basis of gender identity or sexual orientation.

The Fourth Industrial Revolution

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Organizational forms - Company structures and culture must be rethought to better deal with new market environments and business models. Complex Systems Economic Issues Innovation Management and Leadership Political Issues Society and Culture

Narratives of Culture: 1st movement

Dave Snowden

One of the problems with cultural surveys in organiations is that they tend to be evaluative in nature. The same issue applies to 360 feedback, employee satisfaction survenys and the like. With the best of intentions they want to know what people think about the organisation.

The Rise of the On-Demand Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

These workers, many of them unionized, enjoyed relatively secure, stable jobs and a number of company benefits, including health care insurance, vacations and retirement pensions. .

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. Business Organization and Culture.

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Similar to any technological innovation, blockchain comes with a set of risks that must be considered,… These include errors in the design, malicious autonomous behaviour as a consequence of human decisions, and potential gaps in security across all inputs and outputs.

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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AI and Public Policy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

While encouraging innovation, policies and processes should address ethical, privacy, and security implications, and should work to ensure that the benefits of AI technologies will be spread broadly and fairly.”.

Is FinTech Forcing Banking to a Tipping Point?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

But over time, blockchain technologies could start replacing these legacy, proprietary infrastructures with distributed shared infrastructures more appropriate for dealing with the huge scalability and security challenges of the digital economy.

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The Collaborative, Sharing Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

This is a major cultural, as well as business step. Complex Systems Economic Issues Innovation Management and Leadership Political Issues Services Innovation Society and Culture

Anticipating the Future of the IT Industry

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In addition to keeping up with the explosive scalability requirements, IT infrastructure face very serious challenges in the areas of security, privacy and robustness. How can we best anticipate the future of a complex, fast changing industry like IT?