ABIDE - overview of process

Dave Snowden

As I suspected forcing myself to teach the idea produced some innovation and resolution of problems. Picking up on yesterdays post on ABIDE. Thinking back nearly everything original I have developed (including the various Cynefin representations) have been achieved on my feet in front of an audience. Some people are visual thinkers, some written, I think I reflect the oral tradition I come from, the interaction with an audience opens up new channels of thinking.

Innovation in open online courses

George Siemens

This is a short overview of the innovations that we want to explore during the course. The innovations build heavily on community and network approaches that I and others (Stephen Downes, David Wiley, Alan Levine, Jim Groom, Dave Cormier) have used in previous open courses. In a few weeks, our edX course Data, Analytics, and Learning (#DALMOOC https://www.edx.org/course/utarlingtonx/utarlingtonx-link5-10x-data-analytics-2186 ) will start.

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Text-to-Speech Overview and NLP Quality

Tony Karrer

Like most major innovations it needs to be accompanied by a slew of minor supporting innovations that make it practical, easy to use and effective: modulating the voice with speed, pitch and emphasis, adding silent delays, adding subtitles, pronouncing difficult words and coordinating voice with visuals. This post is a new kind of thing for me.

Institutional Innovation - I Have a Dream

Edge Perspectives

Fasten your safety belts – I’m going to provide a high-level overview of what will be different. Today they are an unnatural bundle of three very different and often conflicting business types: infrastructure management, product innovation and commercialization, and customer relationship businesses. Everyone talks about transformation these days, but the term is used so loosely that it’s begun to lose all meaning.

Can Innovation Continue to Drive Long-Term Economic Growth?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The article takes a look at what it calls innovation pessimism , - the notion that we are in a long-term period of slow innovation and growth despite our rapidly advancing technologies and hyperconnected economies. With the pace of technological change making heads spin, we tend to think of our age as the most innovative ever,” says The Economist in the article’s overview. “We Has the ideas machine broken down?

Innovation on the Edge

John Hagel

Over time, I have focused more sharply and explicitly on the importance of the edge as a source of value creation and strategic advantage – hence the title of my blog “Edge Perspectives,” the title of my most recent book (co-authored with JSB), The Only Sustainable Edge , and the name of the new research center that JSB and I lead at Deloitte – the Center for Edge Innovation. We signed on to do a monthly column on the Business Week website called – are you ready? – “Innovation on the Edge.”

A grain of sand: Innovation diffusion

Dave Snowden

Today I was privileged to be invited as to present along with four others at an Innovation Diffusion workshop for UCL in connection with the NHS. In the afternoon the wider audience synthesised the the material and came up a list of characteristics that the health system needs to allow innovative ideas and practice to diffuse through the service as a whole. While incentives have their place, its unlikely that financial incentives will stimulate innovation per se.

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Creativity, Innovation and Design

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Irving Wladawsky-Berger A collection of observations, news and resources on the changing nature of innovation, technology, leadership, and other subjects. In early June, Imperial College and the Royal College of Art announced the creation of a new center - Design-London - to bring together the disciplines of design, engineering, technology and business to address jointly the challenges of innovation in an increasingly global, competitive economy.

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Innovation Meeting in Mexico

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 « Irving in (a Virtual World) Wonderland | Main | An Unusual Meeting » November 13, 2006 Innovation Meeting in Mexico The Global Innovation Outlook (GIO) is a major new initiative we started in IBM two years ago to transform the way we look at innovation and strategic planning.

The Leader's Guide to Radical Management: Reinvention of.

Steve Denning

Main | Matt May selects The Leaders Guide to Radical Management among the best books of 2010 » December 29, 2010 Reinvention of Government: Fascinating Global Overview by Andrea Di Maio Andrea Di Maio, VP at Gartner Research, offers an interesting overview of the reinvention of government , sometimes called Government 2.0,

After Years of Promise and Hype, Is AI Once More Failing to Deliver?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Artificial Intelligence Complex Systems Data Science and Big Data Economic Issues Innovation Management and Leadership Political Issues Society and Culture Technology and Strategy

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Globalization in Transition

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The golden age of globalisation, in 1990-2010, was something to behold,” notes The Economist in its overview article, The steam has gone out of globalization. “Commerce soared as the cost of shifting goods in ships and planes fell, phone calls got cheaper, tariffs were cut and the financial system liberalised.”. The growing reliance on knowledge favors countries with highly skilled labor forces, strong innovation and R&D capabilities, and robust IP protections.

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How We Learned to Prosper Using Fewer Resources

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In this overview , McAfee writes that the book is organized around asking and answering six key questions about the human condition, the state of nature, and the relationship between the two. Complex Systems Digital Money and Payments Economic Issues Education and Talent Future of Work Innovation Management and Leadership Political Issues Services Innovation Smart Systems Society and Culture Technology and Strategy

beyond civil society, governments, and markets

Harold Jarche

I have combined their perspectives on media with the model developed by David Ronfeldt: T+I+M+N — overview , video , original paper (1996). Communities Democracy InnovationBinary thinking is an easy sell. It appeals to our emotions which we developed as children. Binary thinking blinds us. It’s not black and white, or right and wrong, or even Left and Right. Human society is many shades along various spectra.

Cryptocurrencies and Blockchains - How Are They Doing After 10 Years?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The report’s overview article doesn’t mince words in articulating its overall assessment: “Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are useless. Blockchain and Identity Complex Systems Economic Issues Innovation Management and Leadership Services Innovation Technology and StrategyBitcoin was created about a decade ago, with the release of the original design paper, Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System , under the pen name of Satoshi Nakamoto.

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Yes, A Business CAN Disrupt Itself

Steve Denning

Disruptive innovation kills businesses. We learned that in 1997 from Clayton Christensen’s brilliant book The Innovator’s Dilemma which starkly depicted the phenomenon. They meticulously cultivated innovation. And in the process, they missed disruptive innovations that opened up new customers and markets for alternative blockbuster products. In some cases as at Nokia in 2004, the disruptive innovation that was overlooked came from within the firm itself.

organizations as media

Harold Jarche

I have combined their perspectives on media with the model developed by David Ronfeldt: T+I+M+N — overview , video , original paper (1996). Innovation TechnologyIn discussing organizational models and metaphors, Naomi Stanford refers to Gareth Morgan and his influence on organizational design.

The Evolution toward a Global Digital Money Ecosystem

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Beyond her detailed reviews and predictions, the article is a very well written overview of the evolution toward a digital money economy, including the major advances already underway as well as the huge challenges that still lie ahead. . It’s right up there, in my opinion, with other technology-based transformational innovations, including electricity, the telephone, radio and TV, and the Internet and World Wide Web.

Wal-Mart And The Futility Of Traditional Management

Steve Denning

As a result, it may not have the kind of skilled and motivated staff that can easily generate the continuous innovation that is needed to turn Wal-Mart into a genuine 21 st Century firm. Becoming a 21st Century organization involves five basic shifts from traditional management practice: Part 1: Overview. Branding & marketing Innovation Leadership Radical Management Amazon AMZN customers innovation leadership management Walmart WMT

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Learning to Apply Data Science to Business Problems

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The 2015 Syllabus offers a good overview of the class, including the various companies that submitted project proposals. The growth in big data and analytics is transforming decision-making, operations, marketing, finance, and product innovation,” notes the A-Lab Syllabus as it describes the objectives of the course. Complex Systems Data Science and Big Data Economic Issues Education and Talent Innovation Management and Leadership Technology and Strategy

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Computing Beyond Moore’s Law

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In its overview article , The Economist reminds us that Moore’s Law was never meant to be a physical law like Newton’s Laws of Motion , but rather “a self-fulfilling prophecy - a triumph of central planning by which the technology industry co-ordinated and synchronised its actions.” It also reminds us that its demise has been long anticipated : for a while now, the number of people predicting the death of Moore’s Law has also been doubling every two years.

The MIT Second Machine Age Conference

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Subsequent presentations gave us a good overview of some of these accelerating technologies. In this recent video he explained the goals of the DRC: “DARPA’s role is to spur innovation. I’m pretty sure that a number of the innovations in Rus’ Distributed Robotics Lab will find their way to the marketplace, - as increasingly smart appliances, wearable devices, tools and apps.

The MIT Systems Thinking Conference

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The Systems Thinking Conference is intended to showcase innovative ways of addressing complex challenges, in particular, how to integrate technology, management and social sciences to successfully solve very tough problems. I was co-organizer of the session on service systems, gave a talk on Technology and Innovation in the Service Economy and moderated a panel with the other speakers in the session.

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The Emergence of Cognitive Computing

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

John Kelly , senior VP and director of IBM Research, gave an overview of these four areas. John explained that these four areas have the potential to transform the IT industry because of their exponential growth, a result of both continual improvements and disruptive innovations. This requires disruptive technologies and innovations at all levels, including new materials, fabrication processes and design tools.

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Extreme Scale Computing

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

This DARPA ExaScale Computing Study provides a very good overview of the key technology challenges. Such massive parallelism will require major innovations in the architecture, software and applications for exascale systems. Innovative techniques are already emerging to help developers better program and manage such ensemble-oriented applications. In addition, these same exascale innovations will find wide usage in the more commercially oriented cloud computing systems.

Preparing for the Digital University

George Siemens

The report is an attempt to reposition the narrative of digital learning away from “look, my cool new technology does this” to something more like “here’s what we know from research and here’s what we can extrapolate” Innovation is a bunnies and kittens type of concept – who could possibly oppose it? This is bad innovation.

A Tale of Two Americas

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Yet, the Gilded Age was also a time of major innovations and rapid economic growth. Luckily, dysfunction in Washington is only one side of America’s story,” is the tag line in the report’s overview article. At the regional and local level America is already reforming and innovating vigorously.”. Innovation in the US, for example, is alive and well. Energy is one of the major areas being transformed by innovation. “A

Reinventing management Part 7: Implementing the transition

Steve Denning

Instead, a whole host of business leaders and writers, including Umair Haque, John Hagel, John Seely Brown, Lang Davison, Rod Collins, Ranjay Gulati and Carol Sanford are exploring a fundamental rethinking of the basic tenets of management aimed at creating organizations that are capable of continuous innovation. Among the most important changes being proposed are five basic shifts in management practice: Part 1: Overview.

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The Evolution of the World's Digital Payments Infrastructure I

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

As we now contemplate the evolution toward universal mobile digital money and smart digital wallets, I believe that we are facing major changes not unlike those that accompanied the advent of the Web and e-business, which will require similar technology, architecture and organizational innovations. It will require significant research and innovation, much of it quite new.

A Tale of Two Americas

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Yet, the Gilded Age was also a time of major innovations and rapid economic growth. Luckily, dysfunction in Washington is only one side of America’s story,” is the tag line in the report’s overview article. At the regional and local level America is already reforming and innovating vigorously.”. Innovation in the US, for example, is alive and well. Energy is one of the major areas being transformed by innovation. “A

Business or Pleasure? - why not both: On the Return On R&D

Martijn Linssen

why not both Home About Contact Saturday, 23 October 2010 On the Return On R&D After my last post , where I showed Apple to be the least innovative company around, some words were exchanged on that conclusion (.). Rephrasing that: Apple is just a little more innovative than HP, but SAP and Oracle are 5 times as innovative. Lets just define R&D as the attempt to innovate, Spend as the actual "attempt enhancer", and Innovation as the outcome.

Domino’s: It Takes More Than Campaigns To Look Good Naked

Steve Denning

The policies and practices inhibited innovation or didn’t bring out the best in people so that they would discover problems and fix them. What Domino’s needs is a permanent way of managing the company that combines continuous innovation and disciplined innovation. They have live with continuous innovation and embrace it as a way of life forever. Cool, innovative and serious fun. . Image via Wikipedia.

Rethinking Personal Data

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I found it to be an excellent overview on the subject. Governments are trying to leverage all this data to stimulate innovation and drive growth, while simultaneously protecting individuals. Complex Systems Digital Money and Payments Economic Issues Innovation Management and Leadership Political Issues Society and Culture Technology and StrategyIn 2010, the World Economic Forum (WEF), launched a project on Rethinking Personal Data.

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What’s wrong with the Canadian conference circuit?

George Siemens

A good conference can be field defining and offer attendees an opportunity to get a broad overview of trends and technologies within a discipline. I’ve organized events on social media, learning analytics (the most successful one), big data, and recently, educational technology innovation. Our flagship national conference on education innovation struggles to get 100 attendees annually. We have many innovative practitioners and researchers.

LearnTrends Live: Harold Jarche on PKM

Jay Cross

Weekly overview of interesting stuff found on Twitter: tagged as Friday Favorites and posted weekly. Dave Pollard’s notion of critical thinking overlaps Harold’s PKM model: Convergence Improving the process of Innovation Web 2.0Personal Knowledge Management. BIG KM (corporate) | Little KM | Personal KM. Lots going on. Books, blogs, bookmarks, tags, etc. Harold asked himself, “What is it I actually do?&#. “Sorting&# means filtering one’s sources.

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Slides: Future of Business: Crowds and Sharing Economy

Ross Dawson

I am at Innovation Partnership Program , a three-day executive education program in Silicon Valley for senior executives from Fortune 100 companies, done as a joint venture between Singularity University and XPrize. I presented the session on crowds on the first day, providing a big picture overview of crowds, crowdsourcing and the sharing economy.

Narrate Your Work, Working Out Loud, with Google Plus

Luis Suarez

One of the other perks and advantages of doing so as well is to be able to capture plenty of the activities I’ll be involved with throughout the year, so when year end comes along I will have a good overview of what I may, or may not!, IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Open Business Personal KM Productivity Tools

Part 4: Measuring The World’s Most Neglected Competitive Weapon: Time

Steve Denning

The article noted that companies generally become time-based competitors first by correcting their manufacturing techniques, then by fixing sales and distribution, and finally by adjusting their approach to innovation. George Stalk noted in 1989 that “as a strategic weapon, time is the equivalent of money, productivity, quality, even innovation.” [3]. Cool, innovative and serious fun. Innovation Leadership Radical Management management time

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What If Your Fitbit Could Also Track Your Environmental Footprint?

Beth Kanter

Last evening, I attended an innovation lab or “idea jam” hosted by Greenpeace Innovation Labs and expertly facilitated by Michael Silberman. After a welcome by US Director Annie Leonard , the mini-innovation lab started off with each of the 6 campaign directors offering an overview of a campaign they were thinking about and a brainstorming question. Innovation Walking Here is pic of super cool blue band @fitbit that CEO @parkjames wears.

What Are the Chances of Pragmatic Pathways for Social Business?

Luis Suarez

That’s pretty much an overview of some of the major key points you will be able to immerse yourself in by watching John’s 22 minute long worth while watching presentation. IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Personal KM Productivity Tools Social Enterprise

KM, Enterprise 2.0 and Social Business: One and The Same

Luis Suarez

Not going to spoil the rest of the presentation, but his overview of how little thinking is taking place at the moment in general is very much the same scenario / background from when KM first came about, back in the day. IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Personal KM Productivity Tools Social Computing

Making Business Sense of Social Media and Social Networking – Twitter For Business

Luis Suarez

Well, not really; education on how social software tools work has got very little to do with technology nor the tools themselves, since you can always go through extensive features reviews, or in-depth overviews of capabilities, online videos, Web sites, screencasts, webcasts, etc. IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Personal KM Productivity Tools Social Computing

Online University Education in Canada

George Siemens

Blindness to small-scale innovation in higher education is likely still a problem in most universities, but online learning is now recognized and researched. Policy groups and online learning agencies in other countries will find a broad overview of the structure of university-level online learning in Canada, enrolments, major players, and current trends. There is more activity in online learning (or, at minimum blended learning) in higher education than most universities realize.