The Current State of Open Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In January, UC Berkeley professor Henry Chesbrough published Open Innovation Results : Going Beyond the Hype and Getting Down to Business, his fourth book on innovation in the last two decades. Chesbrough is adjunct professor and faculty director of the Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business. He’s credited with coining the term open innovation in his 2003 book of the same title. Business model innovation.

The Productivity Paradox: Digital Abundance and Scarce Genius

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Despite the relentless advances of digital technologies, productivity growth has been declining over the past decade. Some contend, - most prominently Northwestern University economist Robert Gordon , - that over the past few decades there’s been a fundamental decline in innovation and productivity. Translating technological advances into productivity gains requires major transformations in business processes, organization and culture, - and these take time.

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Are Innovation and R&D Yielding Decreasing Returns?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Given the pace of technological change, we tend to think of our age as the most innovative ever. These innovations, first developed in the late 19th and early 20th century, have long been transforming the lives of billions. Since the 1970s, US productivity and income growth have dipped sharply except for an Internet-driven productivity boost between1996 and 2004. Innovation may be hitting a wall of diminishing returns.

Cloud, Services and the Transformation of Production

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I’ve been particularly interested on the impact of cloud on services, not surprisingly given my interests in service science , - the application of science, technology and innovation to the world of services. Cloud-based services require a much more standardized, mass customized , process oriented, industrialized approach to production , including the application of advanced technologies and rigorous science, engineering and management methodologies. .

The MIT Inclusive Innovation Competition

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

As i ts website explains: “While digital technologies are rapidly transforming both business practices and societies and are integral to the innovation-driven economies of the future, they are also the core driver of the great economic paradox of our time. On one hand, productivity, wealth, and profits are each at record highs; on the other hand, the median worker in America is poorer than in 1997, and fewer people have jobs.

Can IBM Watson Workspace Save Our Productivity?

Luis Suarez

Apparently, our productivity as employees has been plummeting since the mid 70s. Yet, productivity still is very weak and we don’t seem to succeed in figuring out who (or what) is to blame for that. Can we help redefine productivity for us all, once more, and, more interestingly, can we rely on technology, specially, AI, to help us out in that daunting task at hand? Yes, indeed, you are reading it right, since the mid 70s !

The 2016 MIT Inclusive Innovation Awards

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Several months ago, MIT’s Initiative on the Digital Economy launched its first annual Inclusive Innovation Competition (IIC). Instead of competing on creating the most advanced technologies or compelling startups, the IIC is focused on innovations aimed at improving the economic opportunities of middle- and low-income earners around the world. Let me close by explaining why I feel particularly proud to be associated with the Inclusive Innovation Competition.

The “Recombinant” Nature of Digital Innovations

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Killer-app is the name we give to those IT applications that turn out to be unexpectedly useful and help propel the success of a new product or service in the marketplace. Most everyone will agree, for example, that spreadsheet and word processing were the first killer-apps of the PC era, helping transform PCs into must-have business and personal productivity tools. Companies were thus able to engage in their core transactional activities in a much more productive and efficient way.

The Impact of AI on R&D and Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

For the past couple of centuries, general-purpose technologies (GPTs) have been the key drivers of productivity and economic growth, - thanks to their rapid improvements in price and performance, pervasive applications, and ability to spur complementary innovations across a wide variety of industries. Beyond innovations in existing sectors, the rapidly improving price/performance of GPTs have led over time to the creation of whole new applications and industries.

Innovations

Clark Quinn

In the chapter on innovation , he talks about two types of experimentation: convergent and divergent. And I was reminded that I think of two types of innovations as well. He talks about how experimentation is the key to innovation (in fact, the chapter title is Innovate by Rapid Experimentation). Innovation. These roughly correspond to the two types of innovation I think of. I think of this as short-term innovation.

The Impact of AI on R&D and Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

For the past couple of centuries, general-purpose technologies (GPTs) have been the key drivers of productivity and economic growth, - thanks to their rapid improvements in price and performance, pervasive applications, and ability to spur complementary innovations across a wide variety of industries. Beyond innovations in existing sectors, the rapidly improving price/performance of GPTs have led over time to the creation of whole new applications and industries.

An Emerging Platform for Digital, Inclusive Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The Internet became an incredible platform for innovation, enabling startups, large institutions, and everyone in between to quickly develop and bring to market many new digital products and services. Its reach and connectivity led to the creation of all kinds of innovative, digital applications. Together, these advances are giving rise to an Internet-based platform for digital, inclusive innovations. Inclusive innovation is a relatively new concept.

[liveblog][act-tiac] A federal portal in the age of search?

David Weinberger

“In a world where everyone can search and has apps, is a web portal relevant?,” Now people arrive through search. USA.gov is a platform that offers a full suite of bilingual products, built around a single structured API: information, contacts, social media, etc. Someone has a general idea, but not informed enough to search. Sarah Crane , Dir., Federal Citizen Information Center, GSA., is going to talk about USA.gov.

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Data Science and the Changing Nature of Research and Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Last month, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS) released the results of a new study, ARISE II: Unleashing America’s Research & Innovation Enterprise. The study examined the current state of US research and innovation; looked at the role of its key players: academia, industry, and government; and proposed a set of recommendations to better address the highly complex challenges we face in the 21st century information economy.

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A Great Stagnation or a New Golden Age of Innovation?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

These new ventures continue to attract more and more financial capital from investors, which in turn helps improve the quality and lowers the cost of the new disruptive technology and leads to many new innovative applications. But inevitably, the investments in new companies and applications turns into unsustainable speculation, leading to a financial bubble which eventually crashes. New paradigms emerge for guiding innovation and for determining winners and losers in the marketplace.

Productivity Tips for the Mobile (Social) Knowledge Web Worker – Mophie, Gum Max and Logitech

Luis Suarez

As I have mentioned on my last blog post , here’s a follow-up entry for today where I’m going to pick things up from where I left them around some additional Productivity Tips for the Mobile (Social) Knowledge Web Worker. you may be working, just to keep up with your productive day work. How do we keep our productivity levels up while on the road? . And, boy, did it make a difference on how I do productive work on my iPad ever since!

Productivity Tips for the Mobile (Social) Knowledge Web Worker – TweetBot, Pocket, Evernote

Luis Suarez

One of my favourite activities within the Social Web realm has always been that ability to keep up that playful spirit of finding opportunities time and time again to fine tune my overall user experience using social networking tools, whether internal or external, in order to find new use cases, or productivity tips, that would help boost my performance in allowing me to get work done in a smarter way, not necessarily working harder.

The Legend of Apple and Xerox PARC and the Truth About Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

One of his choices this year is a New Yorker article by bestselling author Malcolm Gladwell - Creation Myth: Xerox PARC, Apple, and the truth about innovation. He uses Steve Jobs’ legendary 1979 visit to Xerox PARC as the springboard for his reflections on the nature of revolutionary innovations. In the 1970s, PARC was the mecca for innovation in computing. The Mac became one of the most successful and influential products in the history of IT. The innovator says go.

Innovating our way out of the industrial era

Harold Jarche

However, we have an infinite demand for creative products and services. Corporate America has, for the most part, chosen a poor path when it comes to IT labor issues, but CEOs aren’t into soul-searching and nobody can turn back the clock. The only answer that makes any sense is innovation — a word that neither side uses properly, ever. The only way out of this mess is to innovate ourselves into a better future.

The Social Network Is the Computer

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Social media could deliver an incredible wave of productivity, innovation, social welfare, democratization, equality, health, positivity, unity, and progress.

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Hamel on Management Innovation

John Hagel

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel Exploration of emerging innovations on a broad array of edges that are rising up to challenge the core About Recent Posts The Great Reset Passion and Flow Economic Recovery? The HBR article broadly deals with the topic of management innovation and it helps to expand our view of innovation. But here’s the tension that pervades Hamel’s article(s): are we focused on breakthrough management innovation or continuous management innovation?

Blockchain - the Networked Ecosystem is the Business

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Based on the analysis of over 25 blockchain networks in various stages of production across multiple industries and geographies, the report recommends that a company’s blockchain journey should evolve along three distinct stages: in search of value, - establishing a minimum value ecosystem; getting to scale - creating value for an overall industry; and designing for new markets, - creating entirely new markets and business models.

The Economic Value of Artificial Intelligence

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

trillion of the expected GDP growth will come from productivity gains, especially in the near term. Companies that are slow to adopt these AI-based productivity improvements will find themselves at a serious competitive disadvantage. But, over time, increased consumer demand for AI-enhanced offerings will overtake productivity gains and result in an additional $9.1

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A Novel Method for Measuring the Value of Free Digital Services

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Gross domestic product (GDP) is the basic measure of a country’s overall economic output, based on the market value of all the goods and services the country produces. GDP is essentially a measure of production. While suitable when economies were dominated by the production of physical goods, GDP does not adequately capture the growing share of services and increasingly complex solutions that characterize advanced economies.

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Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Innovating on the Edge of Big Waves

John Hagel

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel Exploration of emerging innovations on a broad array of edges that are rising up to challenge the core About Recent Posts The Great Reset Passion and Flow Economic Recovery? Executives can gain significant insight into the innovation process by looking in unexpected places like the big wave surfing arena. Innovations in big wave surfing Surfing has a long and distinguished history.

Despite Their Huge Upside Potential, Why Do Most Platforms Fail?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The book offer a simple definition. “Platforms, in general, connect individuals and organizations for a common purpose or to share a common resource.” A platform strategy differs from a product strategy in that it relies on an external ecosystem to generate complementary innovations and/or business transactions. The effect is much greater potential for innovation and growth than a single product-oriented firm can generate alone. years, innovation ones 5.0

From “Buy What We Have” to “Connected Customer Strategies”

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

While there are many ways a company can leverage digital technologies to differentiate itself from competitors, two are particularly prominent: streamline operations to develop higher quality products at competitive prices, and provide a superior, cost-effective customer experience through digital channels. Customers know what product or service they want, and want to get what they ordered as quickly and seamlessly as possible with minimal frictions and hassles.

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Design Thinking and the Workplace Experience

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Design has long played a major role in product innovation. But in the last few years, a shift has been underway bringing design to the very core of the business. “ The Evolution of Design Thinking : It’s no longer just for products. The article views design thinking as “a human-centered approach to innovation that puts the observation and discovery of often highly nuanced, even tacit, human needs right at the forefront of the innovation process.”

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A Talk On Fast Innovation, All In One Great Picture - Bob Sutton

Bob Sutton

Search. The ergonomics of innovation -- The McKinsey Quarterly. interview Pixar Brad Bird - Innovation lessons from Pixar Director Brad Bird - Strategy - Innovation - The McKinsey Quarterly. Customer-Focused Innovation. James Adams: Good Products, Bad Products: Essential Elements to Achieving Superior Quality. David A Owens: Creative People Must Be Stopped: 6 Ways We Kill Innovation (Without Even Trying). Bob Sutton.

Is the Digital Revolution At Last Shaking Up Banking?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

First comes the use of IT to improve the productivity and quality of back- and front-end processes. Innovative financial services from FinTech startups are also adding to the pressure felt by banks. “The biggest four American banks are spending a total of over $25bn a year on perfecting better customer applications and learning to mine data more cleverly. Digital transformations have generally followed three distinct stages.

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Twitter Is Where Conversations Go To Die

Luis Suarez

with a rather poor performance, lacking scalability big time, with silly limitations with its API, capped, or better said, rather crippled searching capabilities, incredibly dull, boring and unappealing front end Web site, with huge amounts of spam making it rather difficult to even enjoy the tool any more and perhaps too many pretensions to try to reach a certain status that has never managed to achieve: indispensable.

Beyond Machine Learning: Capturing Cause-and-Effect Relationships

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Similarly, searching for Earth-size extrasolar planets is based on detecting the faint changes in a star’s light caused by a potential planet quickly passing by. Not only does the evolution of these AI platforms and suites of AI services enable a wider range of developers to deliver AI-enhanced solutions, but it also delivers much higher developer productivity.”. Artificial intelligence is rapidly becoming one of the most important technologies of our era.

Google Plus – One Social Networking Tool to Rule Them All

Luis Suarez

In that year, IBM decided to productise all of those wonderful social interactions and create, as a result of it, a single product: IBM Connections , formerly known as Lotus Connections. IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Productivity Tools Social Computing

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5 Reasons Why Activity Streams Will Save You From Information Overload

Luis Suarez

Free them up, and you will be, very soon, accelerating how innovation happens around you, your customers and your business. They inspire an open knowledge sharing culture: Where “ Knowledge SHARED *is* power &# is the new mantra that percolates into the corporate world as we know it today, resulting in a much more dynamic, agile, understanding, public, clearer and innovative corporate environment where knowledge is no longer hoarded, but shared across openly.

5 Reasons Why Activity Streams Will Save Your From Information Overload

Luis Suarez

Free them up, and you will be, very soon, accelerating how innovation happens around you, your customers and your business. They inspire an open knowledge sharing culture: Where “ Knowledge SHARED *is* power &# is the new mantra that percolates into the corporate world as we know it today, resulting in a much more dynamic, agile, understanding, public, clearer and innovative corporate environment where knowledge is no longer hoarded, but shared across openly.

Social Physics - Reinventing Analytics to Better Predict Human Behaviors

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

But, at the same time, mutations and innovations will vary among different groups, with natural selection favoring those human groups better able to adapt to changing conditions. who is likely to try this newly-launched product?; Since it’s searching for patterns, not content, the Endor platform can analyze fully encrypted data sets, allowing customers such as financial companies or health care providers to maintain data privacy.

The Urgent Need for Innovation in Job Creation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In addition to an economic downturn, we may be experiencing a fundamental reshaping of the economy, driven, at least in part, by advances in information technologies, which have led to a resurgence in US labor productivity as well as an increasingly integrated global economy. Companies are able to do their present work with fewer people, as a result of the growth in IT-based productivity. Job creation has to therefore become one of our top innovation priorities.

Lean Principles in the Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Lean principles is the name given to a group of production techniques developed by Japanese manufacturing companies around the 1970s-1980s to maximize customer value while reducing wasteful resource. Lean production methods have also been described as aiming “to combine the flexibility and quality of craftsmanship with the low costs of mass production.” The key challenge was to manage the growing means of production in the most efficient way possible.

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@Janetter or How I Started to Enjoy Twitter Once Again

Luis Suarez

She liked the experience and right away I thought about giving it a try myself, after having been actively searching for a good substitute for Nambu throughout all of this time playing with a bunch of other Twitter clients whether on the Mac or on iOS devices. Janetter’s searching capabilities and real-time searches are just superb! Not matter how busy the Search timeline may well be, it will keep up with it and provide you with all you need.

The Future of High-Performance Work Systems – Towards Meaningful Work

Luis Suarez

Let’s have a look with some examples: Priceless quotes like “ Project teams at work are beginning to resemble movie production teams “, or “ Although home is still the most common location, millions of virtual team members work from just about anywhere “, or “ Employers will have access to a larger and more skilled workforce “, or even “ Individuals will have more freedom and power than ever before ” (One of my favourite quotes, by the way!),

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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. keep those Twitter searches on hashtags going in the medium, long run.

Social Learning at TELUS by Dan Pontefract

Luis Suarez

You don’t have to have everyone on board to get value: Indeed, something that we have seen ourselves, over at IBM as well with some of our social software tools, like IBM Connections Bookmarks where about 35k fellow IBMers make use of it, yet the entire IBM population of 400k benefit from it, because the search results from our corporate Intranet search engine are injected with those social bookmarks that folks keep adding along.

Social Networking Gets Serious – #prayforjapan

Luis Suarez

My first natural instinct was not that one of picking up the phone and call them, or check out in the (TV) news whether I could find some local phone numbers I could call from afar, or fire up an email to them hoping they would respond back and confirm they were doing ok, or check Google, or whatever other search engine, in order to try to find out more. IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Life Personal KM Productivity Tools Social Computing