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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. 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.

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.

“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.

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.

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.

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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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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?

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.

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.

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?

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.”.

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.

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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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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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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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.

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.

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

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.

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. .

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 State of American Jobs

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

While most Americans feel secure in their jobs, many say that job security is on the decline, with competitive threats coming from several directions. When it comes to job security, the survey findings were somewhat paradoxical.

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?

The Firm as a Large, Complex, Extended Family

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

We depend on colleagues to do well in our jobs, and to achieve whatever professional recognition and financial security we are after. Complex Systems Data Science and Big Data Economic Issues Education and Talent Management and Leadership Political Issues Society and Culture

Penultimate: forget cultural change

Dave Snowden

Yesterday I argued that compatible but different cultures had more resilient than a "common culture". Having tackled one of the shibboleths of OD and HR practice I thought I would move onto another namely cultural change.

The Future of Financial Services

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

transactions and investments) kept in­-house… These ecosystems apply new technologies to take care of most domestic and commercial needs… Customers prefer to remain as passive consumers,… The ecosystem owners manage security and regulation.” .

Reflections on Bitcoin

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

money, signatures, contracts, stocks and bonds,] to another Internet user, such that the transfer is guaranteed to be safe and secure, everyone knows that the transfer has taken place, and nobody can challenge the legitimacy of the transfer.

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.

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?

How B Corps Just Might Eliminate the Foolishness of Maximizing Shareholder Return

Dan Pontefract

For comparison sake, according to the United States Social Security Administration, the median wage in the U.S. b corps capitalism corporation Culture Drucker Forum employee engagement b corp benefit corporations corporations shareholder return shareholder value

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. Complex Systems Digital Money and Payments Economic Issues Innovation Political Issues Society and Culture Technology and Strategy

The Blockchain and Open Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The Internet and World Wide Web introduced a culture of standards to the IT industry. For example, it allows securities to be settled in minutes instead of days. Transformational innovations don’t always play out as originally envisioned.

What’s the Value of a Liberal Arts Education in Our 21st Century Digital Economy?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

They should be exposed to the diversity of human cultures, and the major systems of belief and value with which they have made sense of their lives. Complex Systems Economic Issues Education and Talent Innovation Management and Leadership Political Issues Society and Culture

Sexting Apps Versus Helping Cure Cancer

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Ms Lu is a very good writer, storyteller and ethnographer , i.e., a kind of cultural anthropologist. One is the youth culture. there is a basic cultural disconnect. The easiest explanations are mismatched skill sets or cultural friction.

Jobs in the Age of Watson

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

And, systems like Watson will be extensively used to help experts deal with highly complex problems in areas like medicine, finance and national security. Complex Systems Economic Issues Education and Talent Innovation Management and Leadership Political Issues Services Innovation Society and Culture Technology and Strategy

Skills 101

We’re all going to need clothes

Doc Searls

We should be able to keep personal data as secret and secure as we like. Business Culture Future Life Past Personal Personal clouds problems Technology VRM In the physical world we know what privacy is and how it works. We know it because we have developed privacy technologies and norms for thousands of years. Doors and windows are privacy technologies. So is clothing. So are manners respecting the intentions behind others’ use of those things.

From Mass Production to Mass Individualism

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The result is a personalistic culture in which people have actively lost trust in big institutions. Complex Systems Data Science and Big Data Digital Money and Payments Education and Talent Innovation Political Issues Services Innovation Society and Culture Technology and Strategy