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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.

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

“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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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Digital Twin: Bringing the Physical and Digital Worlds Closer Together

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,” said a 2015 McKinsey report on the Internet of Things.

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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. Why wasn’t stronger security designed into the original Internet protocols?

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. .

The Collaborative, Sharing Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A few weeks ago I wrote about my recent participation in the 2013 Roundtable on Institutional Innovation , an Aspen Institute event that took a close look at the impact of digital technologies on the evolution of companies and other organizations.

The President’s Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Former national security advisor Tom Donilon and former IBM CEO Sam Palmisano serve as chair and vice-chair respectively. All these stakeholders must somehow be incented to work together in developing and embracing new financial innovations.

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.

Competing Against “Digital Invaders”

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

To better understand the traits of the most successful enterprises, the IBM study also asked CxOs to rank their companies based on their innovation reputation and their financial performance over the previous three years.

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.

The Top Ten Emerging Technologies of 2016

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The list is compiled by the WEF Meta-Council on Emerging Technologies , a panel of global experts led by Dr. Bernard Meyerson , - IBM Fellow and Chief Innovation Officer. Artificial Intelligence Complex Systems Economic Issues Innovation Smart Systems Technology and Strategy

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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The Untethered, Hyperconnected Enterprise

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Stitching together the overall infrastructure to support a variety of cloud services and mobile devices requires discipline, otherwise things will not work or there might be serious security and quality breakdowns. . There is little question that the maintenance of legacy IT systems and and applications consumes a great deal of time and expense in most organizations, which is why startups can often move so much faster to embrace disruptive innovations.

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. Periods of rapid ICT and FS innovation are followed by lengthy periods of stability and consolidation.

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.

AI and Public Policy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

While encouraging innovation, policies and processes should address ethical, privacy, and security implications, and should work to ensure that the benefits of AI technologies will be spread broadly and fairly.”.

The Fourth Industrial Revolution

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

These innovative offerings are restructuring industry boundaries and leading to the creation of whole new industries. Collaborative innovations - Companies have to become much more innovative to better respond to the fast-changing, highly competitive business environment.

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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Is FinTech Forcing Banking to a Tipping Point?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Although FinTech companies have the advantage of new innovation, incumbent financial institutions still have the upper hand in terms of scale and we have not yet reached the tipping point of digital disruption in either the US or Europe.

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Play, explore, converse

Harold Jarche

If creativity, and especially any resulting innovation , is what is valued and profitable in this era, then why are we teaching and reinforcing responsibility to its exclusion? So how do you move from responsibility, to creativity, and potentially to innovation? Innovation PKM

Jobs in the Age of Watson

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Over time, the same disruptive innovations responsible for the technological unemployment disease led to the transformation of the economy and the creation of new industries and new jobs. And, systems like Watson will be extensively used to help experts deal with highly complex problems in areas like medicine, finance and national security.

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The Digital Evolution Index

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Measurements include available bandwidth, access to digital content, security of transactions, business use of IT, consumer financial services, and quality of roads. Innovation and Change : What is the extent of innovations to enable a healthy digital economy? Innovative hybrids.

From Mass Production to Mass Individualism

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

It may well turn out to be one of the most important innovations in our 21st century digital economy. . Complex Systems Data Science and Big Data Digital Money and Payments Education and Talent Innovation Political Issues Services Innovation Society and Culture Technology and Strategy

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? In the end, innovation is a journey into the future.

Reflections on the Longevity of Mainframes

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

As pointed out in the announcement, the new system is a result of more than $1B in R&D investments over the past four years, resulting in major improvements in performance, security, availability and other key enterprise features. To a large extent, the mainframe’s longevity is a result of two major architectural innovations first introduced with S/360. The new client-server systems became the fast growing platforms where most of the innovations took place.

Blockchains: the Promise of More Frictionless, Trusted Economies

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Why wasn’t stronger security designed into the original Internet infrastructure? Being general purpose was a major design choice, that has enabled the Internet to become one of , if not, the most prolific innovation platform the world has ever seen. Foremost among them is security.

Solo change agents set you free

Harold Jarche

Second, information services, particularly information security, needs to be a partner in the effort. The director of information security consulted throughout the effort and attended the workshop, where he was able to offer some valuable insights.

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Security : how to prevent intentional manipulation by unauthorized parties;” and . Artificial Intelligence Complex Systems Data Science and Big Data Economic Issues Innovation Political Issues Services Innovation Smart Systems Society and Culture Technology and Strategy

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The more entrepreneurial among them are leveraging these new technologies and knowledge-sharing platforms to develop innovative products and services, and to start new companies and bring their innovations to market. .