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.

The Increasing Influence of Recommendation Systems in Our Everyday Lives

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Recommendation inspires innovation: that serendipitous suggestion - that surprise - not only changes how you see the world, it transforms how you see - and understand - yourself,” argues Schrage. “We We have gone from wondering ‘How can people create more valuable innovation?’

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Alternative and Activist Search Engines

Mark Oehlert

wisdom » June 22, 2007 Alternative and Activist Search Engines So a post here lays out what it would be like to live for a day without using Google for searching. The value is that it lists 100+ alternative search engines that you may not even be aware of. This post lays out a number of search sites that will donate a portion of their ad revenues to charity.

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

Highest potential use cases: Autonomous trucking and delivery; Traffic control and reduced congestion; Enhanced security. Highest potential use cases: Media archiving and search – bringing together diffuse content for recommendation; Customized content creation (marketing, film, music, etc.); PwC recently released a report on the potential economic value of AI to different regions and industry sectors around the world.

Social Physics and Cybercrime Detection

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

And if a new behavior, - whether the result of an innovative idea like the discovery of tools, or a mutation like a larger brain size, - helps a human group better adapt to a changing environment, natural selection will favor the survival of that group over others. Entities similar to the defined EOIs are searched within the data, based mainly on temporal correlations , which can be done much more quickly and accurately than machine learning algorithms.

Blockchain - Once Again, the Technological Genie Has Been Unleashed from its Bottle

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

It has been great for reducing the costs of searching, collaborating, and exchanging information… Overall, the Internet has enabled many positive changes - for those with access to it - but it has serious limitations for business and economic activity.”. 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.

Blockchains: the Promise of More Frictionless, Trusted Economies

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Transaction costs are a kind of friction incurred in obtaining goods and services outside the firm, such as searching for the right supply chain partners, establishing a trusted relationship, negotiating a contract, coordinating the work, managing intellectual property and so on. 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.

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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. . In the more recent past, these relatively slow moving organizations were not able to keep up with fast changing technologies and markets, nor could individuals assume that being loyal to a company would translate into a secure job with good benefits. .

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): "MIT Researchers Advance Lecture Capture with Search Capabilities" (Campus Technology)

Mark Oehlert

» February 11, 2008 "MIT Researchers Advance Lecture Capture with Search Capabilities" (Campus Technology) ( story link ) Now this is what I call an *LMS (lecture management system). Funny Future of e-Learning Research Cross Posting Futures Games Gaming & Learning Government Hardware Industry informal learning Innovation Insanely Cool Content Job Leads Latest News Learning Learning 2005 Learning As Art Learning/Training Learning/Web 2.0

The Future of Financial Services

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

By analyzing the earliest recorded transactions, researchers believe that writing evolved in ancient Mesopotamia thousands of years ago, as an innovation to keep track of financial records. Financial services (FS) was one of the first industries to embrace ICT, automating their back-office and branch operations and developing innovations like credit cards and ATMs. Periods of rapid ICT and FS innovation are followed by lengthy periods of stability and consolidation.

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The Emergence of a Blockchain-Based Token Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Its central argument is that for nearly four decades, the Internet has been great for reducing the costs of searching, collaborating, and exchanging information. The Internet was designed to move information, but it’s lacked the necessary trust, security and privacy safeguards to move assets of value. Security tokens. Cryptocurrency: the idea that networks can securely transfer value without central points of control. “Bitcoin showed that something valuable?

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. But each time those fears arose in the past, technology innovations ended up creating more jobs than they destroyed, causing the majority of economists to confidently wave away such automation anxieties. To be successful, AI innovations will need to overcome understandable human fears of being marginalized.

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Shaping the Future of the Internet

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

This generality has enabled the Internet to become a powerful platform for innovation, but it’s come at a price: it’s good-enough but not optimal for any one application. As a result, there’s no one overall owner responsible for security , - arguably the biggest challenge facing the Internet. The responsibility for security is divided among several actors, making it significantly harder to achieve.

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Reflections on Bitcoin

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

It encompasses the whole money ecosystem, including the global payment infrastructures , the management of personal identities and financial data, the global financial flows among institutions and between institutions and individuals, the government regulatory regimes, security and privacy issues, and so on. His VC firm, Andreessen Horowitz has invested close to $50 million in Bitcoin-related start-ups, and continues to actively search for additional such investment opportunities.

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The Emergence of a Blockchain-Based Token Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Its central argument is that for nearly four decades, the Internet has been great for reducing the costs of searching, collaborating, and exchanging information. The Internet was designed to move information, but it’s lacked the necessary trust, security and privacy safeguards to move assets of value. Security tokens. Cryptocurrency: the idea that networks can securely transfer value without central points of control. “Bitcoin showed that something valuable?

The Emerging Data Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Data is now being generated by just about everything and everybody around us, including the growing volume of online and offline transactions, web searches, social media interactions, billions of smart mobile devices and 10s of billions of smart IoT sensors. To reach a higher level of privacy and security we need to establish a trusted data ecosystem, which requires the interoperability and sharing of data across the various institutions involved.

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Anticipating the Future of the IT Industry

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Which hot technology innovations, - e.g., artificial intelligence, the blockchain, cloud computing, - will end up having a big impact and which are destined to fizzle? Several years later the Internet transitioned to its mobile phase , based on billions of users around the world connected via smart personal devices and broadband wireless networks, giving rise to many innovative apps. In the end, innovation is a journey into the future.

Information, Money and Related Subjects

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s, mainframes, minicomputers, data networks, transaction processing and data bases enabled financial innovations like ATMs and credit cards. These are much, much harder problems, requiring considerable innovation. The government offers them all kinds of welfare, but because they lack an identity, they struggle to lay hands on what they have been promised.” “For the poor, having a secure online identity alters their relationship with the modern world.

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Computing Beyond Moore’s Law

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Once IT started moving up-the-stack, we became less dependent on the exponential improvements in components, relying more on innovations in systems architecture, algorithms and applications. More and more major businesses and industries are being run on software and delivered as online services - from movies to agriculture to national defense.” Entrepreneurial companies all over the world are disrupting established industries, with innovative software-based solutions.

The Nature of the Firm in the Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In early July I participated in the 2013 Roundtable on Institutional Innovation sponsored by the Aspen Institute’s Communications and Society Program. The Center’s co-leaders John Hagel and John Seely Brown , recently published Institutional Innovation , an article on the evolution of organizations. This individual freedom leads to innovation, specialization, economic fragmentation and the formation of lots of companies of all sorts.

Open, Collaborative Trust Frameworks

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

ID³ , - the Institute for Institutional Innovation by Data Driven Design, - is a new multidisciplinary non-profit institution formed to develop architectural frameworks, open source software and educational content for the protection, sharing and monetization of sensitive data. We can expect that analyzing and extracting insights from all these data will lead to many innovative applications with considerable economic and societal value.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): 4th Annual Innovations in e-Learning Symposium (June 3,4,5)

Mark Oehlert

Clarke » March 18, 2008 4th Annual Innovations in e-Learning Symposium (June 3,4,5) (seriously, Sid Meier is a keynoter and it only cost $250 for the whole conference!) The George Mason University Instructional Technology Program and the Defense Acquisition University invite you to attend the 4th Annual Innovations in e-Learning Symposium to be held on June 3, 4 & 5, 2008 in the Johnson Center on the Fairfax Campus of George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.

New Tools Beget Revolutions: Big Data and the 21st Century Information-based Society

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Big data is such a measurement revolution made possible by the new digital tools all around us, including location data transmitted by our mobile phones; searches, web links and social media interactions; payments and transactions; the myriads of smart sensors keeping track of the physical world; and so on. On May 22 I attended the 2013 MIT Sloan CIO Symposium.

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Mainframes and Clouds

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

IBM is now extending the benefits of its mainframe management architecture, including high efficiency, scalability, security and reliability, to other platforms in the data center, starting with Intel-based Linux systems and Power -based Unix systems. Because they were used to manage the critical resources of the enterprise, security was absolutely essential. On July 22, I attended IBM’s announcement of its new generation of mainframes, the zEnterprise System in New York City.

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Recent Podcasts from Harvard and Wesley Freyer on Innovation, Learning Orgs and IP

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « The World Continues to Get Spikier, not Flatter | Main | Netvibes Ginger - Promote on Blog Feature test » March 06, 2008 Recent Podcasts from Harvard and Wesley Freyer on Innovation, Learning Orgs and IP HBR IdeaCast 80: Where Does Strategic Innovation Come From?

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Zone Alarm Listen UP!! This is NOT Customer Service!

Mark Oehlert

Normally I run Zone Alarms security suite of products and I generally think they are the best out there - they are certainly better than Norton in terms of being Norton being such a resource hog. RIGHT-click on Uninstall ZoneAlarm Security, then select Properties 04.) Click on Start -> Programs -> ZoneAlarm -> Uninstall ZoneAlarm Security 07.) Click Uninstall to run the uninstaller, and choose OK or yes to any security alerts that pop up.

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Doc Searls

Lithium mining innovators secure investment from Bill Gates-led fund in Mining Technology. And those are just the first six among 23,200 results in a search for my name + lithium.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): "Is Web 2.0 Safe?" (MSN article)

Mark Oehlert

MSN article) Here is the shocking synopsis of this article : Security needs to be better in Web 2.0 Yes, its true that as more data is stored in the cloud, then the cloud needs to be better secured and we need to look at how our browsers are allowed to interact with our computers (although no using browser code as part of the genetic base for your OS might be a start).

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Good for introNetworks!

Mark Oehlert

introNetworks Secures $2.7 Funny Future of e-Learning Research Cross Posting Futures Games Gaming & Learning Government Hardware Industry informal learning Innovation Insanely Cool Content Job Leads Latest News Learning Learning 2005 Learning As Art Learning/Training Learning/Web 2.0 e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Fleck.Web page annotation | Main | Great Web Comic and the Guy Gets Fired!?

Reflections on the Nature of Human Organizations

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Furthermore, larger organizations are typically accompanied by an increase in human interactions which improve their overall creativity and potential for innovation. When Dr. West and his colleagues looked at wages, educational institutions, patents, cultural events and other such measures of creativity and innovation, they found that if you double the size of the city, all these measures will go up by 2 1.15 Cities are centers of economic activity, innovation and creativity.

Extreme Scale Computing

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Such massive parallelism will require major innovations in the architecture, software and applications for exascale systems. The DOE town halls and workshops have identified the opportunity for exascale computing to revolutionize the way we approach challenges in energy research , environmental sustainability and national security. Innovative techniques are already emerging to help developers better program and manage such ensemble-oriented applications.

The Power of Pull

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

This is particularly important because our stocks of knowledge are diminishing in value more rapidly than ever before as a result of the rapid technological advances as well as the intensity of global competition. “In more stable times, we could sit back and relax once we had learned something valuable, secure that we could generate value from that knowledge for an indefinite period. In this kind of world, access and search have important, but increasingly limited, utility.

Why Do Firms Exist?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Transaction costs are incurred in obtaining goods and services outside the firm, such as searching for the right people, negotiating a contract, coordinating the work, managing intellectual property and so on. A firm will keep expanding and adding people as long as doing so is less expensive than securing the additional services in the marketplace. I used The Innovator’s Solution in courses and seminars and consider it one of the best management books I have come across.

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.

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. Tags: Cloud Computing Complex Systems Economic Issues Innovation Management and Leadership Services Innovation Technology and Strategy

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Digital Common Law

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The structural deficiencies of existing online systems are spurring the search for better, more practical approaches to governance, law and policymaking in an age of open networks.”. “The ultimate goal is to develop a new network architecture for personal data that will enable new forms of trusted governance, commercial transactions, and social relationships. On May 30 and 31 I attended a meeting in Washington, the Rights and Bytes: Law and Big Data Workshop.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Semi-Daily Quote/Lyric/Words of Others

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Map of the Blogosphere | Main | Semi-Daily Quote/Lyric/Words of Others » March 27, 2008 Semi-Daily Quote/Lyric/Words of Others “Common to most anthropologists is a contrarian readiness to search out diverse, improbable kinds of patterning, to be skeptical of commonly accepted categories or boundaries, and to employ varying temporal and geographic scales as tools of inquiry.”

The Data Center in the Cambrian Age

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Not surprisingly, this massive explosion in diversity and scale is leading to many innovations across the IT spectrum. Security is also critical, so few people can get near the actual machines. But otherwise, the computers in the data center remained isolated from each other, often behind fences or cages for added security, and were generally dedicated to specific users and applications. Tags: Cloud Computing Complex Systems Innovation Technology and Strategy

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Machine and Human Intelligence

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Computer vision is used in a variety of applications, from security systems to digital cameras. Since that time, analyzing or searching large amounts of information has become increasingly important and commonplace in a wide variety of disciplines. Today, most of us use search engines as the primary mechanism for finding information in the World Wide Web. Tags: Complex Systems Innovation Smart Systems Society and Culture Supercomputing Technology and Strategy

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Your integrity for a.t-shirt?

Mark Oehlert

A little while back, I looked at a new search product named PowerSet. Funny Future of e-Learning Research Cross Posting Futures Games Gaming & Learning Government Hardware Industry informal learning Innovation Insanely Cool Content Job Leads Latest News Learning Learning 2005 Learning As Art Learning/Training Learning/Web 2.0 e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « EduPunk?

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Anybody Else Notice How Much Context Amazon is Now Wrapping Around A Book?

Mark Oehlert

I mean check out the photo here.and if you cant see this well enough.just go search for a book. Funny Future of e-Learning Research Cross Posting Futures Games Gaming & Learning Government Hardware Industry informal learning Innovation Insanely Cool Content Job Leads Latest News Learning Learning 2005 Learning As Art Learning/Training Learning/Web 2.0 e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Potential Quote of the Day.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): New Web 2.0 Visualization/Explanation from Ross Dawson

Mark Oehlert

we continue to search for explanations that resonate some sense of capturing what is really going on here. Funny Future of e-Learning Research Cross Posting Futures Games Gaming & Learning Government Hardware Industry informal learning Innovation Insanely Cool Content Job Leads Latest News Learning Learning 2005 Learning As Art Learning/Training Learning/Web 2.0