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.

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? I was really impressed with their innovative ideas, courage and determination as they addressed some of society’s toughest problems.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

A Novel Approach for Measuring the True Impact of the Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The report argues that digital spillover effects accelerate the transfer of knowledge and innovation throughout the global economy. Over time, UPS came up with innovative ways of leveraging these vehicle technologies and the data they produced.

The Emergence of Industry 4.0

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Many of these innovations are in their infancy, but they are already reaching an inflection point in their development as they build on and amplify each other in a fusion of technologies across the physical, digital and biological worlds.”.

Human-AI Decision Systems

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

These cross-team ties help to break down silos and increase an organization's productivity and ability to innovate.”. I recently read The Human Strategy , a very interesting article on Human-AI decision systems by MIT Media Lab professor Sandy Pentland.

risk?

Dave Snowden

Most large companies are prepared to invest in “incremental innovation” but very few are willing to grant decision authority to management teams at a level necessary for disruptive innovation. Innovation Uncategorized

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.

Is Blockchain Ready to “Cross the Chasm”? Lessons from the Internet

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Their responses suggest that they view blockchain as a kind of trust accelerator , helping to build trust in several ways: increased transactional transparency, higher data quality and accuracy, increased trust in transaction reliability, and improved security against fraud and cybercrime.

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.

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.

Is Blockchain the Major Next Step in the Evolution of the Internet

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

To take its major next step, the Internet must overcome three such serious limitations: security, complexity, and trust. Security . Consequently, there’s no one overall owner responsible for security , let alone identity management, over the Internet.

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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Platforms, Blockchains, and the Evolution of Trust

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

New firms continue to enter the market in segment after segment, bringing together consumers and providers of goods and services with their highly scalable platforms and innovative applications.

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.

The Emerging Data Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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. The Economist’ s May 6 issue referred to data in its cover as the world’s most valuable resource.

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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. .

The Top Ten Emerging Technologies of 2017

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In the security camera industry, [deep learning networks] are making it possible to understanding crowd behavior, which will make public places and airports safer. Researchers will continue to drive innovations in both the hardware and software.

The Evolution Toward Digital Supply Chains

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Innovations in their design and in the algorithms that guide their perception, reasoning, control, and coordination are driving the development of a wide variety of industrial and personal robots.

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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.

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 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.

On the Governance of Blockchain: Lessons from the Internet

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In addition to developing standards and organizing technical, industry and policy activities, these various organization make available open source implementations of their software releases, thus encouraging collaborative, open innovation.

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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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.

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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.

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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.

Should Your Company Get on the Blockchain Learning Curve Now or Wait?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Blockchain has the potential to make our digital infrastructures much more secure, efficient and trustworthy, but it will take time. Startups were experimenting with many new applications, - some of which turned out to be quite innovative, and some rather silly.

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.

Minds and Machines

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Over the next 70 to 80 million years, evolution essentially took off in a different direction, leading to the development of all kinds of innovative life forms, ushering a diverse set of organisms far larger and more complex than anything that existed before.

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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.

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