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.

Adventure & security

Dave Snowden

I'm here to give an evening lecture at Bangkok University to the Knowledge and Innovation PhD group for Vincent Ribiere and it is my second time up for this engagement. Nothing pleases people more than to go on thinking what they have always thought, and at the same time imagine that they are thinking something new and daring: it combines the advantage of security and the delight of adventure.

Mistakes & Security

Harold Jarche

“The amount of failure that can be tolerated is directly proportional to the amount of innovation needed.”~ — “Security is mostly a superstition. Tweet Here are some of the insights and observations that were shared via Twitter this past week.

“Flexible Security”: A Sensible Social Policy for our Digital Age

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The article makes a strong case for flexicurity - shorthand for flexible security, - a social model from the Nordic countries which aims to achieve both flexibility in labor markets and security for workers. Entrepreneurship and flexible security.

Innovation catalysts

Harold Jarche

” In addition, information services, and IT security need to be consulted. More Catalysts in the enterprise may also significantly improve innovation because innovation is inextricably linked to both networks and learning. Innovation PKM

Innovation Thoughts

Clark Quinn

So I presented on innovation to the local ATD chapter a few weeks ago, and they did an interesting and nice thing: they got the attendees to document their takeaways. I started talking about why innovation was needed, and then what it was. So, what are your thought around innovation?

The Blockchain and Open Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Transformational innovations don’t always play out as originally envisioned. For example, it allows securities to be settled in minutes instead of days. It’s too early to know if the blockchain will become another major transformational innovation.

Innovation. Maybe.

Jay Cross

Change has always been a catastrophic threat to human security.” “All human institutions since the dawn of prehistory or earlier had always been designed to prevent change–all of them: family, government, church, army.

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. The White House is secure. This is the main space to watch in identifying which innovations will have legs and which ones will fail to get traction.

The MIT 2017 Inclusive Innovation Challenge

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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. We created the Inclusive Innovation Challenge to recognize and reward the many amazing people and organizations that are working to accomplish this mission.”

User-Led Innovation Can’t Create Breakthroughs

Steve Denning

Citing the example of Apple [AAPL], they quote the Apple design team who say: “It’s all bullshit and hot air created to sell consulting projects and to give insecure managers a false sense of security.

Open Innovation Re-visited

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

We believed that Linux and open source in general were all about leveraging the growing popularity of the Internet to foster collaborative innovation , that is, working with smart people all over the world to jointly solve important problems and develop new, open offerings that would help us do so. We persevered because we were convinced that Linux was going to be a success in the marketplace, and that it would lead to all kinds of new innovations.

The Management of Disruptive Innovations

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The management of disruptive innovations is very different when looking at relatively simple or self-contained technologies, products or services versus highly complex platforms and infrastructures. A lot of the hype you often hear when new innovations come about is the result of people not properly understanding the different dynamics that apply to simple versus highly complex innovations. The dot-com era was famous for its many innovations, but also for its hype.

Innovation at the State Dept.

David Weinberger

The State Department has been hypersensitive about security. To begin with you are dealing with highly educated employees with a strong desire to keep their jobs… Likewise, the report cites a new willingness to experiment and fail, which is essential for innovation but anathema to State’s traditional culture. But I’ve also seen tangible evidence that a belief in openness, innovation, and connection is taking root there.

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.

Cloud and “Game Changing” Business Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Earlier this year, IBM’s Institute for Business Value published a very good report - The Power of Cloud: Driving Business Model Innovation. Recent technology and social connectivity trends have created a perfect storm of opportunity for companies to embrace the power of cloud to optimize, innovate and disrupt business models,” is the study’s overriding conclusion. . I could not agree more that the potential for game changing business innovation is the true power of the cloud.

From the Digital Divide to Inclusive Innovation: the Case of Digital Money

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Today, it calls itself “an enlightenment organisation committed to finding innovative practical solutions to today’s social challenges”. . The panel was organized to mark the publication of an RSA pamphlet - From the digital divide to inclusive innovation: the case of digital money.

The Future of Learning Management Systems: Development, Innovation and Change

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Comment: some IT people focus on security and privacy. Phil Hill Summary notes from the presentation at from at the World Conference on Online Learning , Toronto. Slides: [link] We forget about the perspective of time. Let’s look at 2011-2017.

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Innovation and Evolutionary Biology

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Innovation, like falling in love, requires a certain state of mind. I am not about to suggest a whole rash of poems, novels and films celebrating innovation. How about innovation and creativity? Is there anything that companies, schools and other institutions that have a huge stake in being innovative can do to foster such work and learning environments in their midst? In this entry, I don't want to explore whether social networks foster collaborative innovation.

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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Blockchain - the Networked Ecosystem is the Business

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Blockchain and Identity Complex Systems Digital Money and Payments Economic Issues Innovation Services Innovation Technology and Strategy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Talent, Innovation and Competitiveness

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Irving Wladawsky-Berger A collection of observations, news and resources on the changing nature of innovation, technology, leadership, and other subjects. I think it is primarily due to the changing nature of innovation in the 21st century.

Exploring the Potential: Innovating Uses of Technology in Teaching and Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Question: security for open source tools. Response: open source more secure than non-open source. Don McIntosh An Old Curmudgeon’s View of Technology in Education I put together a director of vendors of online learning products and services - more than 2000 products there, including hundreds of LMSs. It’s on teachonline.ca I’m inspired by the people at this conference - I don’t want to rain on the parade, but I want to share some pet peeves.

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? " "What is innovation?,"

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. Professors Lester and Piore describe two kinds of innovation, which they call analysis and interpretation.

The Third Wave of the Digital Economy - Promises and Challenges

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

“The next wave of digital innovation is coming. Countries can welcome it, prepare for it, and ride it to new heights of innovation and prosperity, or they can ignore the changing tide and miss the wave,” writes Robert Atkinson in The Task Ahead of Us.

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Blockchain Beyond the Hype

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Every piece of information in the ledger is secure because it’s encrypted using public-key cryptography , which can only be decrypted with the appropriate private key. Blockchain enables the members of an ecosystem to securely share data even if all the members are not fully trusted.

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The Economic Value of Artificial Intelligence

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Highest potential use cases: Autonomous trucking and delivery; Traffic control and reduced congestion; Enhanced security. PwC recently released a report on the potential economic value of AI to different regions and industry sectors around the world.

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Blockchain Can Reshape Financial Services… But it Will Take Significant Time and Investment

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

wrote the WEF in a very timely message. “Over the last 50 years, technology innovation has been fundamental to financial services industry transformation. Sometimes, the emergence of an innovative disruptive technology can help propel change forward.

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.

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Bitcoin aimed to become a decentralized cryptocurrency and digital payment system that would enable the secure exchange of digital money without the need for central government authorities or financial intermediaries.

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The Jobs Outlook for 2022

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

These include data analysts and scientists, AI and machine learning specialists, software and application developers, big data specialists, IT services, process automation, information security analysts, robotics engineers, and e-commerce and social media specialists.

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The Promise and Current State of Blockchain

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I said that I look at the value of blockchain through two complementary lenses: enhancing the security of the Internet, and reducing the inefficiencies and overheads in applications, like supply chains, involving multiple institutions.

Presentation to UNCTAD's Advisory Group on "Developing skills, knowledge and capacities through innovation: E-Learning, M-Learning, cloud-Learning"

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

This is why it''s very important that access be restricted and security managed, so that your record remains personal only. Stephen Downes December 10, 2013 Access I''d like to begin with the issue of access. This is not where I usually begin a talk, because the main thing, I have to say, about issues of access is that''s, to be outside the scope of the areas that I work in.

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The Impact of Automation on Everyday Life

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A 2016 Pew Research study , The State of American Jobs , found that most Americans were happy and secure in their jobs. They were more likely to believe that their current skills are insufficient to advance in their careers, while also feeling less secure about their current jobs.

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The Economic Potential of The Internet of Things

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The myriad possibilities that arise from the ability to monitor and control things in the physical world electronically have inspired a surge of innovation and enthusiasm,” writes McKinsey in a June, 2015 report - The Internet of Things: Mapping the Value Beyond the Hype.

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Blockchain and Business Process Transformation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In their 2009 book Wired for Innovation: How Information Technology is Rewiring the Economy , Erik Brynjolfsson and Adam Saunders introduced the concept of organizational capital as the necessary critical ingredient that enabled a company to take full advantage of major technology advances.

Blockchain and the Music Industry: Turning Pennies into Dollars

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

But streaming pays royalties in fractions of pennies, so legislation, new business models and technological innovations are needed to make sure that all the necessary data are efficiently collected so the various artists involved in a song are paid.

Is Blockchain Now Transitioning to a More Mundane and Useful Era?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

As the dot-com frenzy picked up intensity, all kinds of startups were brought to market, - some quite innovative and some rather silly, - many of which did not survive the dot-com crash.

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Mobile Payments - a Long, Relentless War of Attrition

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

It was positioned as a relatively easy, secure way to pay for purchases in physical stores as well as online using a variety of supported Apple devices including iPhones, iPads, Macs and Apple Watch. It’s not concerns over security or ease-of-use.

Towards a Trusted Framework for Identity and Data Sharing

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

As the economy and society move toward a world where interactions are primarily governed by digital data and transactions, our existing methods of managing identity and data security are proving inadequate.

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The Identity Challenge: On the Internet, Nobody Knows You're a Dog

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The report outlines a policy agenda for improving the privacy and security of digital systems and help combat identity fraud. Change the way America uses the Social Security Number.

Is the Blockchain Now Reaching a Tipping Point?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Foremost among the problems to be addressed is the need to bolster security in our increasingly digital economy and society. Another promising innovation that leverages the Blockchain is smart contracts and tokenization.

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