Innovation and National Security in the 21st Century

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

“Countries that can harness the current wave of innovation, mitigate its potential disruptions, and capitalize on its transformative power will gain economic and military advantages over potential rivals,” was the top finding of the Innovation and National Security Task Force which was commissioned by the Council of Foreign Relations (CFR) to assess the current state of US technological innovation. US decades-old leadership in innovation and R&D is now at risk.

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.


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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. The interconnectedness and openness made possible by the Internet and broader digital ecosystem create unparalleled value for society,” notes the report in its Executive Summary. “But these same qualities make securing today’s cyber landscape difficult. Why wasn’t stronger security designed into the original Internet infrastructure?

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. “With enough ‘security,’ corporate or national, you can utterly kill freedom, production capacity, and morale.” Tweet Here are some of the insights and observations that were shared via Twitter this past week. “1 tip for managing creative people: don’t.”

“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. Like me, many workers enjoyed relatively secure, stable jobs and a number of company benefits, including health care insurance, vacations and retirement pensions. 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 Domino’s Pizza, a global quick-service restaurant company, understands that workers must be active and engaged in their own learning and development.

The Blockchain and Open Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Transformational innovations don’t always play out as originally envisioned. In addition to developing standards and organizing promotional activities, these various organization make available open source implementations of their software releases, thus encouraging collaborative, open innovation. 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.

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.”

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. ” Peter R. Drucker. “The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends upon the unreasonable man.” ” G.

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.

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.

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.

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. User-centered processes stifles creativity : “The user-centered process is created as linear rational process for innovation and that’s why it’s so popular among managers… creating something new is a chaotic, unpredictable, frustrating, and very, very hard process.

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. It may usher in a new era of more inclusive innovation that involves billions of more people around the world in constructing the services that affect their future.”.

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. Thrun was saying (2012) 50 years from now there will only be ten institutions delivering higher education. This was the perfect example of hype not helping the industry.

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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.

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. As an aside, I’ve written separate articles on L&D innovation recently for both CLO magazine and the Litmos blog so you can check those out, too. I started talking about why innovation was needed, and then what it was. Teaming to Innovate by Amy Edmondson (I reviewed it).

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 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.

Building Better Jobs in an Age of Intelligent Machines

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Improving the quality of jobs requires innovation in labor market institutions. In addition, the US must create innovative life-long education and skills development programs. “The distinctive U.S.

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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. "Interdisciplinary research preparation and education are central to future competitiveness, because knowledge creation and innovation frequently occur at the interface of disciplines," says the CGS report (p18).

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? Main | A Grand Challenge Crying Out for Leadership » November 26, 2007 Innovation, Fundamental Research and Universities The October 13 issue of The Economist included a special report on innovation.

Trends That Will Likely Shape a Highly Uncertain Year

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

These measures helped make the US the most prosperous and secure nation in the world, as well as the undisputed leader in science, engineering, medicine and other disciplines, and led to the creation or expansion of the NSF, NIH, DARPA, NASA and the DOE labs.

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The Transformative Power of Blockchain

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

It succinctly defines blockchain as “a shared, decentralized, cryptographically secured, and immutable digital ledger,” and then adds a few key attributes that are particularly important to enterprise blockchains: Accountability. Security. “Enterprise blockchains are fault-tolerant. But, to keep InternetOne as simple and flexible as possible, just about everything else, - including identity and security management, - became the responsibility of the applications in InternetTwo.

How Will the Pandemic Reshape Labor Markets?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In a 2017 article , urban studies professor and author Richard Florida wrote: “The most important and innovative industries and the most talented, most ambitious, and wealthiest people are converging as never before in a relative handful of leading superstar cities that are knowledge and tech hubs.

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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. Home Archives Subscribe « Beyond the Ivory Tower | Main | The Golden Rule » March 19, 2007 GIO 3.0 - The 2007 Global Innovation Outlook A couple of weeks ago we kicked off GIO 3.0 Professors Lester and Piore describe two kinds of innovation, which they call analysis and interpretation.

The Real Business of Blockchain

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

It combined a number of existing technologies and methods into a truly innovative architecture. As new forms of value come online with enhanced blockchain solutions, businesses will likewise innovate new business models using decentralized operational structures.

Using Agile Processes to Develop AI-Based Solutions

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

It’s also quite applicable for mission critical software and infrastructure projects where security, availability, scalability and other ilities are paramount. We can see where are we going to further innovate and further invest for future solutions. Artificial Intelligence Data Science and Big Data Economic Issues Innovation Services Innovation Smart Systems Technology and Strategy

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. Protects user privacy and ensures control over personal data: includes strong privacy and security safeguards, while giving users access to, and control over who can access their data. But, like other innovations, digital ID technologies can be used both to benefits society and for undesirable purposes.

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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 Blockchain Value Framework

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Across all industries, the top three priorities were “full traceability of information on the blockchain”; “ability to ensure data has not been tampered with”; and “increased security”. “New business products or services” ranked last among the options for investing in blockchain, suggesting that at this early stage, improving existing products and services is a higher priority than considering new business opportunities.

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Could AI Reshape the Global Balance of Power?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence (NSCAI) was established by the US Congress in Fiscal Year 2019 to “advance the development of artificial intelligence, machine learning, and associated technologies by the United States to comprehensively address the national security and defense needs of the United States.” AI has the potential to significantly advance national security. Apply AI to National Security Missions.

The Internet of Things is Changing the World

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

IoT promises to bring many benefits, including a whole new generation of innovative products. Using a smartphone app, the home owner can watch and talk to the visitor, while a video of their interaction is saved for an added level of security. Security, - e.g., smart doorbells, surveillance cameras - and energy management, - e.g., smart thermostats and light bulbs , - are the two key smart home applications.

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Blockchain - the Networked Ecosystem is the Business

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The infrastructures, processes and ecosystems of supply chains are significantly less complex than those in financial services, healthcare, music, and other industries Their objectives are relatively straightforward: increase the speed, security and accuracy of financial and commercial settlements; track the supply chain lifecycle of any component or product; and securely protect all the transactions and data moving through the supply chain.

Post-Pandemic, Is the World Likely to Become Significantly Less Flat?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Moreover, a fractured world will make solving global problems harder, including finding a vaccine and securing an economic recovery.”. Complex Systems Economic Issues Education and Talent Future of Work Innovation Management and Leadership Political Issues Services Innovation Society and Culture Technology and Strategy

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Building a More Resilient, Data-Driven Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Data Cooperatives , a chapter in this section argues for the formation of collective organization of citizens to move control of their data to a broader base of stakeholders that will ensure that the economy is more responsive to their needs as well as promote greater competition and innovation. We must thus ensure that these highly complex digital legal systems are safe, secure and achieve the desired societal objectives.

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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. Artificial Intelligence Data Science and Big Data Economic Issues Education and Talent Healthcare Systems Innovation Management and Leadership Media and Communications Political Issues Services Innovation Smart Systems Society and Culture Technology and Strategy

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Blockchain and Public Health Solutions

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The roundtable’s findings and recommendations were released in early April in Blockchain Solutions in Pandemics : A Call for Innovation and Transformation in Public Health. Blockchain opens up innovative possibilities for decentralized solutions that give more control to individuals based on the development of self-sovereign digital identities. However, safeguarding the data used to validate identities creates security and privacy issues of its own.

The Urgent Need to Strengthen the Nation’s Resilience

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

These included a significant expansion of government support for scientific research in universities and R&D labs, leading to product innovations from the private sector and better weapons from the defense industry, - and making the US the most prosperous and secure nation in the world. A recent task force on Innovation and National Security noted that “Washington has failed to maintain adequate levels of public support and funding for basic science.

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Impact of AI on Government - Opportunities and Challenges

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

More than 80 different federal occupations, employing over 130,000 workers, are likely be significantly transformed, including 30,000 in the Treasury Department, 16,000 in Defense, and 5,000 in Transportation, as well as a variety of occupations in independent agencies like the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Government Publishing Office. Top AI challenges include bias, security, transparency, employee knowledge, and federal budget and procurement processes.

Leveraging AI to Transform Government

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Since the LA Airport police doesn’t have enough officers to staff checkpoints at all times on the eight roads leading to the airport, the USC team developed an AI system to make security schedules unpredictable. After analyzing potential targets, the system recommended randomized police patrol routes and schedules so that terrorists could not anticipate where and when they would run into security checkpoints.

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