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.

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.

“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.

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.

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.

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.

We know we’ve traded away privacy. But for exactly what security?

Doc Searls

Not everyone, nor every culture, will find the same point of equilibrium. It has been said that “security” is not found in apprehending a guilty party but in preventing the harm from occurring. While this notion can surely be overextended, it can also be understood to justify a certain degree of intelligence gathering in the service of safety and security.

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?

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.

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.

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

Dan Pontefract

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? That’s a culture I would want to be a part of.

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.

Reviewing "A New Culture of Learning"

John Hagel

  My colleague and friend, John Seely Brown, has just come out with “A New Culture of Learning: Cultivating the Imagination for a World of Constant Change” , co-authored with Doug Thomas, a professor at the University of Southern California.  We believe that this new culture of learning can augment learning in nearly every facet of education and every stage of life. We all have the uncomfortable feeling that the education we received is serving us less and less well.

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A Culture of Wellbeing as a New Nonprofit Strength: Building Capacity During a Time of Disruption

Beth Kanter

A Culture of Wellbeing as a New Nonprofit Strength: Building Capacity During a Time of Disruption – guest post by Heather McLeod Grant, Adene Sacks, & Kate Wilkinson.

Is Blockchain Now Transitioning to a More Mundane and Useful Era?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

This problem is now being addressed by companies like Chainlink , a startup that’s developed a tamper-proof system that securely feeds the necessary data to smart contracts on a blockchain.

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More Reflections on SharePoint and Picking Technology | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

It is my understanding from my daughter’s ITS officer that SP is the ITS’s dream, especially if security is a factor. The inherent linearity and security of SP may have specific value in the context you noted.

The Economic Value of Artificial Intelligence

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Highest potential use cases: Autonomous trucking and delivery; Traffic control and reduced congestion; Enhanced security. Make sure you have the right talent and culture, as well as technology.

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The Identity Challenge: On the Internet, Nobody Knows You're a Dog

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The report outlines a policy agenda for improving the privacy and security of digital systems and help combat identity fraud. Change the way America uses the Social Security Number.

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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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Blockchain’s Potential for Environmental Applications

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Blockchain technologies promise to significantly improve the efficiency and security of business transactions and data sharing among participants in a global ecosystem, such as supply chains, financial services, and similar complex applications involving multiple institutions.

The World Bank’s Human Capital Index

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

It will put security at risk, too, as unmet aspirations can lead to unrest.”. Data Science and Big Data Economic Issues Education and Talent Future of Work Healthcare Systems Management and Leadership Political Issues Society and Culture Technology and Strategy

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Blockchain and the Promise of an Open, Decentralized Internet

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I really liked how Johnson explained the fundamental problem with the Internet that blockchain is helping us address: identity and security. The January 21 issue of the NY Times Magazine included a very good article, Beyond the Bitcoin Bubble , by science writer Steven Johnson.

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?

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.”.

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The Emergence of a Blockchain-Based Token Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The Internet was designed to move information, but it’s lacked the necessary trust, security and privacy safeguards to move assets of value. Security tokens.

The Jobs Outlook for 2022

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

These include data analysts and scientists, AI and machine learning specialists, software and application developers, big data specialists, IT services, process automation, information security analysts, robotics engineers, and e-commerce and social media specialists.

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Blockchains: the Promise of More Frictionless, Trusted Economies

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Why wasn’t stronger security designed into the original Internet infrastructure? Foremost among them is security. Consequently, there’s no one overall owner responsible for security. Why do firms exist?

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A Framework for the Safe Management of Digital Identities and Data

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. However, safeguarding the data used to validate identities creates security and privacy issues of its own.

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The 2018 Inclusive Internet Index

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Readiness, which examines the capacity to take advantage of accessing the Internet, including level of literacy, educational attainment, cultural acceptance, privacy and security, and trust in the sources of online information. say the same of security fears.”.

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The True Value of a Good Education: Adaptability to a Changing Environment

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A recently published article on the non-academic employability of life science PhDs found that “A majority (82%) of professionals (PhD graduates and completed postdoctoral fellows) considered that their PhD helped secure their first position. Education and Talent Future of Work Political Issues Society and Culture

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.

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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

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.

Education, Work and US Leadership in the 21st Century

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Leadership in the Twenty-First Century , a report by a CFR-sponsored Task Force to assess the future of work and its implications for the US economy and national security. A few weeks ago, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) released The Work Ahead - Machines, Skills, and U.S.

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.).

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The Impact of Automation on Everyday Life

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A 2016 Pew Research study , The State of American Jobs , found that most Americans were happy and secure in their jobs. They were more likely to believe that their current skills are insufficient to advance in their careers, while also feeling less secure about their current jobs.

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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.

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 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.

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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.”.

Shaping the Future of the Internet

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Its technical directions and overall culture have been largely determined by the academic and research communities, who were also its early users. As a result, there’s no one overall owner responsible for security , - arguably the biggest challenge facing the Internet.

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How Will AI Likely Impact How We Work, Live and Play?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Public safety and security. “One of the more successful uses of AI analytics is in detecting white collar crime, such as credit card fraud.

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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.