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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.

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. For example, it allows securities to be settled in minutes instead of days.

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The MIT 2017 Inclusive Innovation Challenge

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy (IDE) was organized in 2013 by Erik Brynjolfsson and Andy McAfee to examine the impact of digital technologies on the world. Job Creation & Income Growth - Leverage technology to create new jobs that pay better wages.

White House: Innovation in Higher Education

George Siemens

The invitation was somewhat cryptic, but basically stated that the focus on the meeting was on quality and innovation. This invite was then followed a week later with a link to a post by Ted Mitchell, Undersecretary of Education, on Innovation and Quality in Higher Education , to help prepare for the conversation. My thoughts below are suitably vague so as to not identify who else was there and the specifics of the meeting. The White House is secure.

The MIT 2017 Inclusive Innovation Challenge

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy (IDE) was organized in 2013 by Erik Brynjolfsson and Andy McAfee to examine the impact of digital technologies on the world. How can we accelerate the transformation of institutions, organizations, and human skills to keep up with the quickening pace of digital innovation? To help come up with breakthrough, real-world answers to these tough questions, IDE launched the MIT Inclusive Innovation Challenge (IIC) last year.

[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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Education Technology Strategies - Day Two

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

innovators of today") Q: are we looking at ways to. 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. Need a sustainable transformation that''s relevant and meets local needs. So, we see this huge growth in technology.

Using Agile Processes to Develop AI-Based Solutions

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

It’s also quite applicable for mission critical software and infrastructure projects where security, availability, scalability and other ilities are paramount. In June, Adobe announced Technology Previews, an agile development approach for building AI-powered solutions.

The Economic Value of Digital Identity

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. But, like other innovations, digital ID technologies can be used both to benefits society and for undesirable purposes.

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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. with back-to-back meetings in New York City, one of which I was the host for.

AHT Group expands its team: Insights from our Sydney team meeting

Ross Dawson

The meeting room at Hub Sydney was packed with sixteen of our talented team members, including Chairman Ross Dawson and workers from a wide variety of disciplines. It was eye-opening to meet team members who have started their own cutting-edge businesses, built apps or worked in 3D printing.

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The MIT Work of the Future Report

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

With this in mind, the work of the future can be shaped beneficially by new policies, renewed support for labor, and reformed institutions, not just new technologies. Automation anxieties continued to resurface in the 20th century, right along with advances in technology.

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Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Innovation, Fundamental Research and Universities

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Irving Wladawsky-Berger A collection of observations, news and resources on the changing nature of innovation, technology, leadership, and other subjects. Home Archives Subscribe « Becoming an Innovation Leader – Is There More than One Style?

Is the Blockchain Now Reaching a Tipping Point?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A few weeks ago, the World Economic Forum (WEF) published its annual list of the Top Ten Emerging Technologies for 2016. The technologies on the list have been worked on for years. Emerging technology solutions.

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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. competitive success in a global economy that will continue to be reshaped by technology and trade.” .

The New Era of Smart, Connected Products

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

For the past few years, some have justifiably questioned whether innovation has been going through a period of stagnation , especially when compared to major 19th and 20th century innovations like electricity, cars and airplanes.

The Emergence of Industry 4.0

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The Third, - following World War II - saw the advent of computers, digital technologies, the IT industry, and the automation of process in just about all industries. A confluence of trends and technologies promises to reshape the way things are made.

The Evolution of the Internet of Very Smart Things

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

These systems were optimized for simplicity and flexibility, and their graphical user interfaces led to many innovative applications, including the new web-based applications in the 1990s. This transformation is driven by the continuing advances of technology.

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Bigger is Not Necessarily Better in Our Information-Rich Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I recently read an intriguing column, - The End of Mass Production , - by technology author and columnist Kevin Maney. Information technology is eroding the power of large-scale mass production. They keep trying to fit new technologies and practices into outdated business models.

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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. Former national security advisor Tom Donilon and former IBM CEO Sam Palmisano serve as chair and vice-chair respectively.

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The Evolution Toward Digital Supply Chains

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The meeting was organized by the Center for Global Enterprise (CGE), - the nonprofit research institution founded by former IBM Chairman and CEO Sam Palmisano to study the contemporary corporation, globalization, economic trends, and their impact on society.

Human-AI Decision Systems

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

These cross-team ties help to break down silos and increase an organization's productivity and ability to innovate.”. I recently read The Human Strategy , a very interesting article on Human-AI decision systems by MIT Media Lab professor Sandy Pentland.

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How Can We Ensure that Our Complex AI Systems Do What We Want Them to Do?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Validity (Did I build the right system?) : how to ensure that a system that meets its formal requirements does not have unwanted behaviors and consequences;”. Security : how to prevent intentional manipulation by unauthorized parties;” and .

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The Slow, Steady March Towards Digital Money

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Propensity to Adopt , which captures the extent to which consumers and businesses embrace digital innovation. . Materially Ready : Ubiquitous ICT infrastructures and digital solutions and a regulatory environment that encourages private sector investment in innovative digital solutions.

Should Your Company Get on the Blockchain Learning Curve Now or Wait?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A lot is going on with blockchain, so much so that last year the World Economic Forum (WEF) named The Blockchain one of its Top Ten Emerging Technologies for 2016. Get on the blockchain learning curve now or wait until the technology is more mature before jumping in?

The Emergence of Industry 4.0

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The Third, - following World War II - saw the advent of computers, digital technologies, the IT industry, and the automation of process in just about all industries. There’s general agreement that the 4th Industrial Revolution is primarily driven by a fusion of once separate technologies that when joined together are integrating the physical and digital worlds. A confluence of trends and technologies promises to reshape the way things are made.

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. Their comprehensive report, - over 150 pages and 276 citations, - explored in great depth the changing nature of work as global competition and advanced technologies like AI, robotics, and smart IoT devices transform jobs and careers. Technology and Work.

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.

Human-AI Decision Systems

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Traditionally, decision systems have been confined to individual physical domains, such as logistics, physical plant, and human resources, and more recently virtual domains such as cyber, by both policy and technology, resulting in challenges with the integration of information across disparate domains.”. These cross-team ties help to break down silos and increase an organization's productivity and ability to innovate.”.

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The Untethered, Hyperconnected Enterprise

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Top down strategy plans take too long to formulate and generally don’t work so well because technologies and markets are changing so fast. Unlike the academic panel, the CIOs emphasized the need for ROI analysis and careful planning, especially when considering big technology bets. There is bad-legacy , which costs too much to support and constrains innovation. The key objective of a startup is to bring their new innovation to market as quickly as possible.

The Evolution Toward Digital Supply Chains

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The meeting was organized by the Center for Global Enterprise (CGE), - the nonprofit research institution founded by former IBM Chairman and CEO Sam Palmisano to study the contemporary corporation, globalization, economic trends, and their impact on society. The CEOs at the meeting in China concluded that their highest research priority was the evolution toward Digital Supply Chains (DSC), and its potential to transform organizations and the conduct of business around the world.

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.

Global Trends 2030 - Living Through a Transformative Period

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

GT2030 explores in detail six such game-changers: a crisis-prone,volatile global economy; governments inability to adapt to a fast changing world; the potential for increased conflicts; wider regional instabilities; the impact of new technologies; and the future role of the United States. And in particular, it is a good framework for thinking about our continuing digital technology revolution and its transformational impact on economies and societies around the world.

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The Complex Transition to the Age of the Cloud

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

After a full day of talks and discussions, the sense of the meeting was that cloud computing has the promise to bring a real paradigm shift to the IT world, although, as the conference organizer succinctly put it in his closing remarks: “There is a clear consensus that there is no real consensus on what cloud computing is.” Cloud Computing Complex Systems Economic Issues Education and Talent Innovation Management and Leadership Services Innovation Smart Systems Technology and Strategy

Should Your Company Get on the Blockchain Learning Curve Now or Wait?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A lot is going on with blockchain, so much so that last year the World Economic Forum (WEF) named The Blockchain one of its Top Ten Emerging Technologies for 2016. Blockchain has the potential to make our digital infrastructures much more secure, efficient and trustworthy, but it will take time. Get on the blockchain learning curve now or wait until the technology is more mature before jumping in? A few weeks ago I wrote about the current state of blockchain.

The Fourth Industrial Revolution

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The Third, - s tarting in the 1960s, - saw the advent of digital technologies, computers, the IT industry, and the automation of process in just about all industries. Technology advances keep expanding the benefits of the digital revolution across the planet. “The

Hurricane Sandy: a 21st Century Wake-Up Call?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Separately, the report looks at ICT infrastructure as the cornerstone of its technological readiness pillar. “The ICT has evolved in the general purpose technology of our time, given the critical spillovers to the other economic sectors and their role as industry-wide enabling infrastructure.

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Extreme Scale Computing

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In the quest for the fastest machines, supercomputers have always been at the leading edge of advances in IT, identifying the key barriers to overcome and experimenting with technologies and architectures that generally then appear in more commercial products a few years later. Through the 1970s and 1980s, the fastest supercomputers were based on vector architectures and used highly sophisticated technologies and liquid cooling methods to remove the large amounts of heat they generated.

nine shifts — one is critical

Harold Jarche

In 1998 I wrote my Master’s thesis on learning in the information technology workplace, using Marshall McLuhan’s keen observations to see how interconnected computers were changing how people learn at work. Books Learning Technology WorkNine Hours.

What does the Internet of Everything mean to you?

Harold Jarche

Forget enterprise software, the new battle grounds between Apple, Google and Microsoft are: Your home, your health and your car … Imagine how wearable technology will change the Future of Work in areas like identity, collaboration, unified communications and CRM.” – Alan Lepofsky.

Digital Common Law

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

On May 30 and 31 I attended a meeting in Washington, the Rights and Bytes: Law and Big Data Workshop. But, as as Internet and digital technologies are increasingly integrated into just about all aspects of our lives, the laws, policies and institutions we developed for the physical world are way too impractical for our fast moving, fast changing digital world. A key characteristic of common law systems is their ability to continuously evolve to meet changing societal needs.

Cloud Computing and the Evolution Toward the "Outside-In," Virtual Enterprise

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A couple of weeks ago, I attended a very stimulating meeting in Madrid sponsored by the Bankinter Innovation Foundation. The Foundation was started in 2003 by Bankinter , - one of the largest commercial banks in Spain, - in order to foster entrepreneurial innovation in the country. The Foundation holds two meetings a year in Madrid, each focused on a major trend previously chosen by the FTF members. The 13th FTF meeting took place the first week of December.

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Sexting Apps Versus Helping Cure Cancer

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

But great technology? But, there is another important force at work: “to a software engineer in his 20s, with endless opportunities, what matters most is not salary, or stability, or job security, but cool. It’s all part of the very messy world of innovation, startups, markets, .

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