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Can technology improve business innovation?

Dion Hinchcliffe

Useful innovation is one of the most meaningful outputs of human creativity. Today, technological aids are increasingly employed to improve and amplify the innovation process. Now new social methods, especially crowdsourcing, have fundamentally altered how innovation is achieved and even who does it. CXO Emerging Tech Enterprise Software Enterprise 2.0

What’s next for educational software?

George Siemens

Most educational software instantiates physical learning spaces. Instead of creating central spaces of learning, our focus (and reflected in Stephen’s grsshopper software) in subsequent courses turned to encouraging students to own their own learning spaces. Educational software in common use today assumes that structure exists a priori. We have run pilots with the software and have a few additional pilots planned for fall. What do you want the software to do?

Can technology improve business innovation?

Dion Hinchcliffe

Useful innovation is one of the most meaningful outputs of human creativity. Today, technological aids are increasingly employed to improve and amplify the innovation process. Now new social methods, especially crowdsourcing, have fundamentally altered how innovation is achieved and even who does it. Software

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

Rats, coffee & software

Harold Jarche

Horses for Sources : Why Oracle’s acquisition of Taleo shifts the innovation onus onto the service providers: Companies buy software because they want standard process that can be automated with as little human intervention as possible.

Not all innovation is disruptive

Harold Jarche

Given all the talk about disruptive innovation lately, I thought I’d dust off several posts I have written on the subject and update them. Innovation is the following through part. Innovation

The Innovator's Cookbook

Steven Berlin Johnson

This is certainly the case with the question of innovation, the subject matter of my last book, Where Good Ideas Come From , which comes out in paperback this week. Appropriately enough, the book has an innovative cover design, with type treatment created with a 3D Makerbot printer.

The new digital workplace: How enterprises are preparing for the future of work

Dion Hinchcliffe

As innovation in computing devices, apps, and potent new techniques for applying them proliferate in the consumer world, companies are struggling to close the gap. Unified Comms IT Priorities Enterprise Software Emerging Tech Consumerization Collaboration Innovation Social Enterprise Enterprise 2.0

Social Business – Rethinking Innovation, Organization and Leadership

Luis Suarez

Well, here is one potential answer to them all: Social Business – Rethinking Innovation, Organization and Leadership. Innovation Knowledge Management Learning Life Social Computing

The Internet inside the enterprise: We don't have it, and we need it

Dion Hinchcliffe

That''s because the Internet has definitively won the competition and is leading the way in tech innovation. Apps Cloud Priorities Leadership IT Policies Software Servers Networking IT Priorities Enterprise Software Emerging Tech Data Management Data Centers Consumerization Cloud Big Data Innovation It''s no longer fashionable to criticize enterprise IT as it once was.

Embracing Disruptive Innovations: Organizational Challenges

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

To implement and enforce these principles, ID3 is developing an open software trust framework platform along with a variety of software tools and algorithms. . Managing a Disruptive Innovation Initiative. There are many reasons why disruptive innovations fail in large companies.

Where innovation comes from

Jay Cross

In sum, they innovate. Steven Johnson has written a book that looks at innovation from all angles. He explains what nurtures innovation. Innovation = working smarter. Where Good Ideas Come From, The Natural History of Innovation is a book about the space of innovation.

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.

Patent Activity and the State of US Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The study examines whether patent activity is a good concrete indicator of innovation, economic growth and productivity by looking at historical data going all the way back to 1790. This is a timely report given recent concerns that the US might be losing its innovation edge.

Crowd-inspired innovation

Jay Cross

TED’s Chris Anderson talks about How Web Video Powers Global Innovation. The notion that innovation springs from the head of a lone genius is misleading. Crowd-accelerated innovation. Think of three dials controlling a giant innovation wheel.

Enterprise 2.0 a bright spot for software in 2012

Dion Hinchcliffe

Along the way, new software products continue to emerge in the Enterprise 2.0 space, continuing the variety and innovation needed to keep lift going as the industry matures into a major component of the software business. CIO Collaboration Networking Software IT EmploymentAs some expected, the move to incorporate social media into the way enterprises get work their done has been a difficult one, yet traction increasingly appears to be at hand.

Enterprise 2.0 a bright spot for software in 2012

Dion Hinchcliffe

Along the way, new software products continue to emerge in the Enterprise 2.0 space, continuing the variety and innovation needed to keep lift going as the industry matures into a major component of the software business As some expected, the move to incorporate social media into the way enterprises get work their done has been a difficult one, yet traction increasingly appears to be at hand.

How to deliver innovation overnight | Daniel Pink

Dan Pink

How to deliver innovation overnight One of the ideas in Drive that has spread the fastest and the widest is the FedEx Day. Atlassian dubbed these innovation jamborees FedEx Days because participants have to deliver something overnight. Dan Pink. Contact. Follow Dan on Twitter.

A grain of sand: Innovation diffusion

Dave Snowden

Today I was privileged to be invited as to present along with four others at an Innovation Diffusion workshop for UCL in connection with the NHS. While incentives have their place, its unlikely that financial incentives will stimulate innovation per se.

5 recommendations for successfully implementing distributed innovation and shared value

Ross Dawson

Chapter 5 from Living Networks , on Distributed Innovation – Intellectual Property in a Collaborative World , is still immensely relevant today. We are still relatively early on in working out the implications for innovation of distributed value creation. Here is a section towards the end of the chapter which provides 5 recommendations on managing innovation in a networked world. IMPLEMENTED DISTRIBUTED INNOVATION AND SHARED VALUE.

20 contemporary enterprise collaboration tools

Dion Hinchcliffe

Innovation in enterprise collaboration software continues unabated, to the point that there are nearly too many to keep track of. Collaboration Mobility Software Enterprise 2.0 Here are 20 interesting new or established players you may not have heard of. Social Enterprise

Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Large Metropolitan Areas

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

For several years now I have been thinking about the differences between various models of innovation and entrepreneurship. In particular, I have been trying to understand the key differences between the innovation and entrepreneurship models that have worked so well in Silicon Valley, the Boston-Cambridge area and similar high-tech, VC-based regions, and the models that might be more applicable to large metropolitan areas like New York and London.

The Rise of the Platform Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The effect is much greater potential for innovation and growth than a single product-oriented firm can generate alone.”. Innovation platforms serve as the foundation on top of which developers offer complementary products and services. What do we mean by a platform ?

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An innovative workshop on radical management

Steve Denning

In these three days ( March 19-21 in Washington DC ), you will discover how to use radical management to thrive in the 21 st Century creative economy and the world of continuous innovation. Have you ever wondered how your firm is going to survive and thrive as the world economy goes through a fundamental phase change—from industrial bureaucracy to a creative economy of continuous innovation? Peter started his career as a Software Engineer at Microsoft in 1982.

20 contemporary enterprise collaboration tools

Dion Hinchcliffe

Innovation in enterprise collaboration software continues unabated, to the point that there are nearly too many to keep track of. Enterprise Software Here are 20 interesting new or established players you may not have heard of.

Ray Ozzie on Lotus Notes and Slow Hunch Innovation

Steven Berlin Johnson

[More in the series of excerpts from the conversations in my new collection, The Innovator's Cookbook. This is part of my exchange with the brilliant Ray Ozzie, who recently stepped down as Microsoft's Chief Software Architect. Ray has been thinking about social software for as long as just about anyone, so I had to ask him how those ideas had evolved over time. ]. But on the software side, we were all exposed to things that ultimately we’d get used to in the Internet.

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

A third model is based on a foundation or the community such as, the Apache Foundation, the Wikipedia foundation and the open source model, where the costs are borne by the community that is interested in releasing the software. source software community already, where people are able to demonstrate their leadership capabilities and their software capabilities in an open community and can obtain employment, by that means.

The Transformative Power of Cloud Computing

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Cloud computing has gone through three major stages over the past decade: IT-as-a-service in its initial years, then application innovation in it’s next stage, and it’s now just entering the business transformation stage. Application innovation.

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Becoming a 21st Century Digital Tinkerer

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Not only are we now living in a world of constant and rapid change, but the very nature of innovations is quite different. Such lab-based breakthroughs are at one end of the innovation spectrum. This kind of innovation is all around us in the digital economy.

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.

cooperation makes us human

Harold Jarche

What was considered knowledge work yesterday will be routine tomorrow, and workers will be replaced by software and machines. Machines and software help us get things done more efficiently. Communities Innovation Automation of procedural work is accelerating.

The Competitive Value of Data: From Analytics to Machine Learning

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The article noted that regulators, policy makers and academics in Europe and the US are increasingly concerned that the vast data assets of digital giants could become a competitive barrier to startups and innovation.

The Growing Value of Social Skills

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Could it be that advances in technology, software, robotics and AI are now taking the potential for automation to a whole new level, including tasks requiring intelligence and cognitive capabilities that not long ago were viewed as the exclusive domain of humans?

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 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.

Lean Principles in the Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Lean software development , for example, can be viewed as the agile reaction to the highly structured, heavyweight waterfall-based software methods of the past.

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Becoming a Data-Driven Business: Challenges and Opportunities

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

It’s very hard to anticipate the consequences of disruptive innovations. I t’s often been said that truly transformative innovations are overhyped in the short term but under-hyped in the long term. The dot-com era was famous for its many innovations, but also for its hype.

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Is Design Thinking the “New Liberal Arts”?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Its mission statement states that “Olin College prepares students to become exemplary engineering innovators who recognize needs, design solutions and engage in creative enterprises for the good of the world.”. the internet, electric car, software, etc.)

The Beginning of a New Work Adventure – Joining panagenda!

Luis Suarez

Freelancing General Interest IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Learning Life Metablogging Open Business Open Leadership . On January 20th, it will mark the 20th year anniversary since I started working in the IT industry.

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.