Business and Technology Predictions for 2021 and Beyond

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Earlier this year, I attended Predictions 21 , an online event organized by Forrester Research to help companies understand the key business and technology dynamics that will shape 2021 and beyond.

How technology is transforming events

Trends in the Living Networks

One of my speaking bureau just asked me to provide them with a few quick ideas on how technology is changing events, as one of their key clients is having an internal meeting to discuss their future use of technology in events. Before events: - Connecting with speakers and others attendees. Identifying who you’d like to catch up with at the event. Sharing content relevant to the event. Questions and discussion during events.

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Wise technology?

Clark Quinn

At a recent event, they were talking about AI (artificial intelligence) and DI (decision intelligence). The initial discussion talked about using technology to assist decisions (c.f. A conversation after the event formally concluded cleared up the DI issue. What intrigues me, of course, is how we might use technology here. The post Wise technology? And, of course, I didn’t know what the latter was so it was of interest.

Educational Research in Learning Technology

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Kerr in this recent post , about how research in educational technology could be improved, but I have disagreements around the edges, enough that I think more discussion is warranted. Here are just a few: - access - it is demonstrably true that educational technology has increased access.

Considerations on the Framework for Ethical Learning Technology

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

So that brings me to the Association for Learning Technology (ALT) Framework for Ethical Learning Technology (FELT), discussed in this white paper. The pull of different interests is especially clear in the field of learning technology.

How Can Blockchain Become a Truly Transformative Technology?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I first became interested in blockchain technologies when in 2016 the World Economic Forum (WEF) named The Blockchain in its annual list of Top Ten Emerging Technologies citing its potential to fundamentally change the way markets and governments work.

The future of events: technology to make presentations interactive and social

Ross Dawson

Some events today have innovative formats and strong audience participation. Technology eenables us to re-conceive what a presentation is and can be. I approach this idea as both a speaker and an event organizer. I have been a professional speaker for over 15 years, and have also organized many conferences and events, including our Future of Media Summits , the first cross-continental conferences ever held. Traditional event formats are dry and stultifying.

The most important event, ever

Doc Searls

Here are some of the VRM topics and technology categories that we’ll be talking about, and placing in context in the VRM maturity framework: Personal clouds (aka PIMS , vaults , stores and lockers ). First person technologies , including those providing independence, sovereignty (especially around identity ). Technologies of Us.

Organising Modern Learning & Networking Events

Jane Hart

Although there is a focus on moving classroom training online, there is still a very good reason to offer in-person face to face events for knowledge building and sharing, collaborative problem solving and relationship building. This workshop looks at how to organise 4 different types of learning and networking events that use experiential, participative, collaborative and technology-supported approaches. Week 3: Networking Events.

Organising Modern Learning & Networking Events

Jane Hart

Although there is a focus on moving classroom training online, there is still a very good reason to offer in-person face to face events for knowledge building and sharing, collaborative problem solving and relationship building. This workshop looks at how to organise 4 different types of learning and networking events that use experiential, participative, collaborative and technology-supported approaches. Week 3: Networking Events.

The Dark Side of Technology

John Hagel

  Every talk or article coming out of Silicon Valley follows the prescribed template: start with a dazzling description of awesome new digital technologies and then proceed to explore all the wonderful benefits and opportunities that these technologies will bring to us.   I want to explore the dark side of these technologies.  How do we prepare ourselves for the cascades of unexpected events coming our way?

Technology Stewardship at Libraries - Free Online Event

Nancy White

June 10th I’ll be joining the good folks at WebJunction to do an hour on technology stewardship in/at libraries. The full official details are below, but I also wanted to add that I’ll have two special guests who will make the difference - two librarians who work with these issues of technology and community every day in their work. Event Registration. Event Type: Webinar. In this webinar, Nancy will focus on librarians as community technology stewards.

Technology, Resources and Innovation

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Take that base scaffolding and then wrap a learning community around it, based on great teaching, great technology, and the power it provides. I see that technology today, in pockets. We could develop courses by ourselves pre-technology. technology standards. We have all the technology, but we just aren’t demanding it yet. So it’s not a question of getting the campus to adopt technology, but so that it’s just easy.

JAC 2012 – Joint Alumni Conference Event Highlights

Luis Suarez

As you may have seen from my recent live tweeting from over the last couple of days, I am returning back home from Zurich, Switzerland, one of my favourite European cities, after having presented at, and attended, the excellent Joint Alumni Conference 2012 event on what I think has been one of the most inspiring events that I have attended in a while. Luis Suarez Live Tweeting Highlights from #jac12 Event, Zurich, September 2012 from Luis Suarez.

Where is Technology Taking the Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I recently read Where is Technology Taking the Economy? , The first era, in the 1970s and 1980s, brought us Moore’s law and the dramatic advances in semiconductor technologies. And data can’t easily be owned either, it can be garnered from nonproprietary sources… if past technology revolutions are indicative, we will see entirely new industries spring up we hadn’t even thought of.”. But, as we well know, there are serious downsides to technology-based automation.

More on European UX Events

Adaptive Path

I did not mention UXCamp Europe , but that event attracted 400 attendees last May and plans are forming for next year’s event. I was fortunate enough to attend 3 UX events in the last month. Having been part of the conference team for the first three editions of this event, I know the organizers try to be inclusive and will sometimes prefer a wider geographical coverage of Europe over pure quality (which is a good goal!).

Where is Technology Taking the Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I recently read Where is Technology Taking the Economy? , The first era, in the 1970s and 1980s, brought us Moore’s law and the dramatic advances in semiconductor technologies. And data can’t easily be owned either, it can be garnered from nonproprietary sources… if past technology revolutions are indicative, we will see entirely new industries spring up we hadn’t even thought of.”. But, as we well know, there are serious downsides to technology-based automation.

[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. Todd Park, White House Technology Advisory.

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Upcoming events

Dave Gray

I'll be participating in a number of events in the coming months. Here's an update on some of the events where I'll be speaking or delivering workshops. At this event I'll give a short talk followed by an afternoon workshop. Sarasota Design Summit â€" Oct 27 - Oct 28, 2008 More than 350 designers, entrepreneurs, thought leaders, and business and technology professionals, exploring how design and design thinking are transforming technology and innovation.

Race Against the Machine: Upcoming Events

Andy McAfee

Here’s a rundown of recent and upcoming events: Earlier today I was on Warren Olney’s show “ To the Point , ” which comes out of KCRW in LA. In a segment titled “ Should We Blame Technology for High Unemployemnt ?” I’m moderating a panel on the cutting-edge digital technologies of today and tomorrow, Erik is hosting one on their economic implications, IBM Watson team leader Dave Ferrucci is keynoting, and it will be generally off the hook.

Education Technology Strategies - Day Two

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

So the Achieving Excellents has four major objectives: - achieving excellence - ensuring equity - promoting well-being - competence We''ve also been partnering with the Council of Directors of Educations (CODE - ''superintendants'') - this boosts what we know about technology and enabling innovations. We also find these technologies are giving students with special needs a new voice, and to connect with their teachers and classmates. So, we see this huge growth in technology.

Foradian Technologies Interview

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I specialized on online learning, media and collaborative technologies. Since 2001 at NRC I have worked on learning object standards and repositories, content recommender systems, collaborative content authoring technology, and massive open online courses (MOOCs). How technology help in improving the teaching practices? Technology makes it possible for experts to include novices and others in their day-to-day practice in ways unimagined even a decade ago. Questions 1.

Why chat streams are critical to live events

Nancy White

Don’t let the technology stop you. (I After the event, review your presentation and figure out how to make it more interesting/compelling and DESIGN for participation next time. Find out or ask what the practice/conventions are for chat in the event you are joining. events facilitation change11cc Some rights reserved by incognito2020. AK nails it! Last week I was a virtual attendee at the annual Sloan-C conference.

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Dealing with Increasingly Improbable Events

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The essential idea in psychohistory, says the Wikipedia entry, is that “while one cannot foresee the actions of a particular individual, the laws of statistics as applied to large groups of people could predict the general flow of future events. Psychohistory relied on extremely advanced models which enabled a purely mathematic approach to predict future events. However, it was not able to cope with totally unpredictable events. How do you deal with such an improbable event?

Event: FWD.us in New York on Wednesday, March 26

Andy McAfee

Just a quick note to let New Yorkers know that I’ll be in Manhattan tomorrow (Wednesday, March 26) participating in a very worthwhile event : a discussion and reception sponsored by tech industry advocacy group FWD.us on technology, the middle class, and the American dream.

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People, Events and Ideas

Harold Jarche

Average minds discuss events. of the billions of people who now make up the “middle class&# , a term with its own baggage, according to John Robb : It’s hard to imagine a more derogatory and less descriptive label than “middle class consumers&# for the group of people that created most of the world’s massive wealth, rich technologies, and societal complexity. “ Great minds discuss ideas. Small minds discuss people.&# - Eleanor Roosevelt.

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#e2conf 2011 Highlights – 10 Reasons Why I Enjoyed the Event

Luis Suarez

Let’s see all of those reasons… The Conference Venue: In the last few years, the #e2conf event used to take place at the Westin Boston Waterfront hotel and although the venue may have been rather appropriate, by moving it this year to The Hynes Convention Center, the difference has been tremendous! Yes, I know you could say there was a bit of everything for everyone, which, I guess, is what every conference event should be aiming at eventually, don’t you think?

Harnessing the True Potential of Internet of Things Technology

John Hagel

Despite all the hype, businesses are still significantly under-estimating the business impact of Internet of Things (IoT) technology. Now, I'll use IoT technologies to illustrate how just one of many technologies will enable the evolution of business models. Like all digital technologies, the price/performance of IoT technologies is evolving at an exponential rate. Current applications for this technology. IoT technologies generate a torrent of data.

My all-time favorite learning event

Jay Cross

Every year for the last six, I have flown to Seattle to attend Gnomedex , far and away my favorite and most powerful learning event. This year’s Gnomedex, the tenth, is the last of the series, so I thought it appropriate to examine what has made the event so damned good. Attendees share the belief that technology is good (awesome! Two very important elements which should be de rigeur at any tech-oriented event: Electrical outlets are close by every seat.

5 facets of employees’ increasing technology expectations

Trends in the Living Networks

Earlier this week I spoke at an excellent event organized by Canon for the CIOs of major organizations. I spoke about how the evolving intersection of technology and society is shaping employees’ expectations, particularly in the technology they can use. I wove a broader story about social change and its implications, though I briefly brought out five points on what employees expect from technology. Social trends Technology trends Web 2.0

The shockingly short history of the history of technology

David Weinberger

In 1960, the academic journal Technology and Culture devoted its entire Autumn edition [1] to essays about a single work, the fifth and final volume of which had come out in 1958: A History of Technology , edited by Charles Singer, E. Essay after essay implies or outright states something I found quite remarkable: A History of Technology is the first history of technology. Multhauf, “Some Observations on the State of the History of Technology.”

Snap Bird – Experimenting with Curation of Live Tweeting at Conference Events

Luis Suarez

One of the many activities I keep enjoying quite a bit over the course of the years with regards to social networking is its innate ability to experiment and play with social technologies in order to figure out new use cases, proofs of concept, additional bursts of productivity, new business uses, etc. Well, as you well know, there used to be a time where I had enough time in my hands to live blog conference events that I would be attending from all over the place.

Watching digital collaboration evolve: Key events over the last year

Dion Hinchcliffe

While the digital collaboration space has been vibrant and interesting for at least a decade now, the last year has seen a variety of shifts, new players, and fresh directions that both technology and business leaders should track

Watching digital collaboration evolve: Key events over the last year

Dion Hinchcliffe

While the digital collaboration space has been vibrant and interesting for at least a decade now, the last year has seen a variety of shifts, new players, and fresh directions that both technology and business leaders should track. Collaboration

Blockchain for Impact: Blockchain Revolution Global Event Wrap-Up

Beth Kanter

Blockchain for Impact: Blockchain Revolution Global Event Wrap-Up – Guest Post . The event was hosted by the Blockchain Research Institute. For background on blockchain and why it matters for nonprofits and NGOs, this Thrive Global article, Blockchain Positive Impact: Social Enterprise and Nonprofits , provides use cases and a brief technology overview.). Technology & Platforms. The event was hosted by the Blockchain Research Institute. … Read More.

Educational Technology & Related Education Conferences: January-June 2012

Jane Hart

“This 26 th version of the conference list covers selected events from four continents. The list focuses primarily on the use of technology in educational settings and on teaching, learning, and educational administration. Only listings until June 30, 2012 are complete as dates, locations, or Internet addresses (URLs) were not available for a number of events … Read the rest.

Technology Stewardship at Libraries – Free Online Event | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Home About Full Circle Contact Resources Wiki Full Circus Full Circle Associates connections for a changing world, online and offline… May 29 2009 Technology Stewardship at Libraries – Free Online Event Published by Nancy White at 7:38 am under Digital Habitats , events , technology stewardship June 10th I’ll be joining the good folks at WebJunction to do an hour on technology stewardship in/at libraries.

Technologies for collaboration and cooperation

Harold Jarche

Informal, opportunity-drive (serendipitous) collaboration is more like the free-for-all of an event like #lrnchat. That may change as collaboration technologies mature but for now any large organization should be looking at all three. Tweet Whether we’re working or learning, how we communicate is a key part of everything we do. Some web tools hinder communication while others may enable it.

Watching digital collaboration evolve: Key events over the last year

Dion Hinchcliffe

While the digital collaboration space has been vibrant and interesting for at least a decade now, the last year has seen a variety of shifts, new players, and fresh directions that both technology and business leaders should track. Collaboration

Raising the Bar on Online Event Practices

Nancy White

I’d like to re-frame and talk about the skills we should be cultivating and the technology we MUST demand. First of all, let us NOT take our bad meeting and event habits from offline and simply dump them online. If we start by making better meetings and events, our online events will benefit. Focus attention: Synchronous events can provide a heartbeat for an ongoing community, group or network. Technologically prepared: Tools can make ya or break ya.

Review of Telstra Business Insights event on cloud computing

Trends in the Living Networks

In the breakfast events for Telstra clients, I gave the opening keynote providing a big picture view of the forces driving change in the business world, followed by a presentation by Telstra's Chief Technology Office Hugh Bradlow on the technology and Telstra's offerings. Telstra have created a video review of one of the events, including snippets from Hugh's and my presentations, and comments from attendees.

Why Steve Jobs’ resignation is a (relative) non-event as Apple becomes a living company

Trends in the Living Networks

My initial reaction is that is as close to a non-event as it could be. . There is no other individual who has had such a broad impact in shaping our shift to a technological society. I see Jobs’ resignation of a symbolic event in a broader transition. design Technology trends UncategorizedI was just interviewed by ABC TV for tonight’s 7pm news about Steve Jobs’ resignation as CEO of Apple.

Learning Technologies, London

Jay Cross

On January 28-29, I’ll be attending the Learning Technologies Conference in London. I’ll have a hand in leading three events. For me, “tireless promoter of the concept of informal learning, the past decade has liberated us from the tyranny of formal, structured learning, to appreciate that learning is a natural phenomenon to be supported, not led, by technologies and organisations.&#. Under the radar: great technologies that you could be using, 1/28, 11:30.