The Top Ten Emerging Technologies of 2018

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

For the past several years, the World Economic Forum (WEF) has published an annual list of the Top Ten Emerging Technologies that would be potentially disruptive over the next three to five years while also providing significant benefits to economies and societies.

How Social Networking Can Improve Work Meetings

Luis Suarez

I am not too sure whether meetings lower our IQ or whether they make us all more stupid, as my good friend Stowe Boyd reflected on a recent blog post , but I can certainly confirm they do take a toll on your own productivity. Well, apparently, the same thing happens with meetings.

Blog Post: Zoom Meetings

David Gurteen

By David Gurteen I am experimenting with a potential Virtual Knowledge Cafe platform - Zoom Meetings. Zoom is a relatively new (January 2013) cloud-based video meeting system. I don't know of any other video meeting system that meets all these criteria. The free version contains many of the key features of the Pro system except meetings are limited to 40 minutes. So all in all, it looks a viable technology platform for virtual Knowledge Cafés.

Meet Zedfast

Harold Jarche

Technology WorkLiving in a small town in Atlantic Canada (pop. 5,000), it’s not often I find people in my community who understand what I do, let alone work in similar fields. Zedfast , founded by Steve Scott, is the exception.

Current Learning Technology Trends

Jane Hart

I used the following slideset at the WCET Annual Meeting in Denver Colorado to discuss the results of my Top 100 Tools for Learning 2013 list and the technology trends in 10 categories. Current Learning Technology Trends from Jane Hart. The Practical Guide to the Top 100 Tools 2013 is available here. Social learning

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Technology, Resources and Innovation

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

We hope students will approach the simulation as though it were a client meeting, with the computer responding. Take that base scaffolding and then wrap a learning community around it, based on great teaching, great technology, and the power it provides. technology standards.

Payment Technologies: Past, Present and Future

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I was reminded of this dictum when recently attending a very interesting workshop, Payment Technologies: Past Present and Future. The workshop was sponsored by UC Irvine’s Institute for Money, Technology and Financial Inclusion (IMTFI).

Meet Your New CEO – Your Kid

Luis Suarez

Yes, indeed, that’s the kind of knowledge workforce that’s just already entering the workplace already today, except that by the time they themselves join the acceleration and pace of the adaptation to social technologies will probably be complete.

Leveraging Technology

Clark Quinn

Technology is supposed to support our goals, and, when well-written, it does. Um, people, this is why we have technology: to support us in working smarter, not to go to a last-century (or worse) manual process. I managed to create camera-ready material for my thesis (with library restrictions where they’ll take out the ruler to make sure the measurements meet the criteria) in Word back in 1989; I bet I could create camera-ready page-proofs to meet their requirements today.

HubSpot and RentJuice: When New Technologies Meet Old Ways of Working

Andy McAfee

More and more, I struggle to find any industry, company, process, task, or function that’s not being affected these days by technology. One of the themes I keep harping on here, over at , and elsewhere is that digitization is pervasive — it’s affecting every part of the business world. And it feels to me like this trend is only picking up steam.

business schools are a technology of the last century

Harold Jarche

Charles Green succinctly explained the order in which this transition happens: “Ideas lead technology. Technology leads organizations. Business schools are a technology of the last century, initially developed to meet the demands of new corporations to train middle managers.

Technology and change.

Euen Semple

We are experiencing a seismic shift in how we see the world that is primarily social and cultural rather than simply technological. Sure the technology is helping, but it is meeting a need more often than it is creating it. We had to be ready for what the technology could do for us. I love technology if it is well designed, fun to use, and makes us more effective and life better. Technology as an end in itself really bores me.

Running Effective Virtual #Nonprofit Meetings: 9 Best Practices for Facilitating Engagement

Beth Kanter

Workplace flexibility creates a need for better skills in facilitating virtual meetings and hybrid meetings where some participants are in the room and others participate are using audio-only or video conferencing platform. Do not multi-task (do other work) during the meeting.

Meeting of the Minds with Gerd Leonhard: The implications of Big Data

Ross Dawson

After I recently did a keynote in Interlaken, Switzerland, I visited Gerd at his home in Basel where we did another series of videos for his Meeting of the Minds project. Future of business Technology trends Uncategorized

Travel Budget Slashes, Meeting Crunch and Going Virtual

Nancy White

Throughout the year I’m involved in quite a few conferences and meetings. Financially, meeting organizers have serious concerns. One of my core communities of practice, KM4Dev , just had a call to discuss how we could meet, and scuttle our more ambitious S.

[liveblog] Data & Technology in Government

David Weinberger

Part of the importance of this is that students at the Kennedy School are agitating for a much strong technology component to their education on the grounds that these days policy makers need to be deeply cognizant of the possibilities technology offers, and of the culture of our new technology development environment. Tomorrow there is an afternoon of discussions sponsored by the student-led Technology for Change group. Todd Park, White House Technology Advisory.

The Secret Sauce for Productive Nonprofit Meetings that No One Talks About

Beth Kanter

One of the modules is on meetings. But often we forget to add the secret sauce: how to participate in meetings with impact. There is lots of advice out there about how to design and facilitate meetings. The Healthy Meeting Mindset. MeetingsFlickr Photo by Iain.

Where the Silicon Meets the Road

Andy McAfee

One of the best books about technology and its impact written in recent years is The New Division of Labor , by Frank Levy and Richard Murnane , which came out in 2004. The Google technologists got it done not by taking any shortcuts around the challenges listed by Levy and Murnane, but instead by meeting them head-on. Clarke’s great insight that “any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.&#.

Six Power Tips for Great Meetings in Today’s Virtual World

Beth Kanter

This past year, I collaborated with Andrea Kihlstedt on a couple of Guidestar hosted Webinars on the topic of Healthy and Productive Meetings. Six Power Tips for Great Meetings in Today’s Virtual World by Beth Kanter and Andrea Kihlstedt. Good meetings don’t just happen.

Meeting of the Minds: Key future trends with Ross Dawson and Gerd Leonhard

Ross Dawson

For more conversations about the future see Meeting of the Minds. Free markets are failing for climate change and many other domains; we need systems suited for a world of exponential technological change. *

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Better Education Through Technology

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

me) on seeing a sight like this is to suggest that everybody would be better off with a little more investment in technology. But they could instead higher fewer people, pay them more, and use technology to make up the difference. But third, and perhaps most critically, you don't actually get any improvements in output using the technological solution. It is in this context we need to read an article like Kentaro Toyama's Can Technology End Poverty?

Education Technology Strategies - Day Two

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

So the Achieving Excellents has four major objectives: - achieving excellence - ensuring equity - promoting well-being - competence We''ve also been partnering with the Council of Directors of Educations (CODE - ''superintendants'') - this boosts what we know about technology and enabling innovations. Need a sustainable transformation that''s relevant and meets local needs. So, we see this huge growth in technology.

Technology, Capitalism and “The American Way of Life”

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Much has been written about our digital technology revolution and its impact on economies, societies and individuals. Our present age of information and communication technologies (ICT), whose starting point she pegs at 1971, is the fifth such major revolution.

8 Fantastic Facilitation Playbooks for Designing Productive Nonprofit Meetings

Beth Kanter

Meetings are a big part of our work week, whether it is a recurring staff, team, or board meeting or informal check-in. Our meetings are face-to-face, virtually, and a combination of the two known as “hybrid” meetings.

How technology is transforming events

Ross Dawson

One of my speaking bureau just asked me to provide them with a few quick ideas on how technology is changing events, as one of their key clients is having an internal meeting to discuss their future use of technology in events. Arranging meetings with sponsors or other attendees. Getting recommendations for people to meet with similar interests, projects etc., Business relationships Social networks Technology trends

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: An Unusual Meeting

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Irving Wladawsky-Berger A collection of observations, news and resources on the changing nature of innovation, technology, leadership, and other subjects. Some of us have been in 3D meeting rooms for over a decade. You need technology.

From learning to working technologies

Harold Jarche

Tweet Here is a graphic of Moore’s technology adoption curve. Inspired by Jane Hart , this is my view of the current state of the learning technologies industry: The Late Majority and Laggards are focused on meeting their compliance needs.

Making sense of emerging technologies

Clark Quinn

Last week I was attending the board meeting for eLearnMag , the Association of Computing Machinery’s ezine on eLearning. In preparation for the meeting, a survey was taken of the readership, to find what they were looking for. The top element, by far, was to keep up with emerging technologies. This makes sense in an era of increasing technology advancement, but it brings with it a worry as well. So, what technologies are you curious about? technology

Bridging the World’s Knowledge Divide: Technology + Competition, Skills and Institutions

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A few months ago I attended the 12th annual Brookings Blum Roundtable on Global Poverty , a meeting that brought together around 50-60 policy and technical experts from government, academia, business, investors and NGOs. Digital technologies are necessary but not sufficient.

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Meetings and Bosshole Behavior: A Classic Case - Bob Sutton

Bob Sutton

IBM Reshapes Its Sales Meetings - BusinessWeek. BusinessWeek: How to Make Meetings Matter. Stanford Technology Ventures Program (STVP). Center for Work, Technology and Organization. Dorf & Byers: Technology Ventures. My First Time Attending the World Economic Forum at Davos » Meetings and Bosshole Behavior: A Classic Case. These meetings initially took an hour but soon turned into 2 and would regularly go 3 and sometimes 4 hours. Bob Sutton.

Technology Stewardship for Non Profits

Nancy White

A bunch of friends and colleagues have just written/edited a new book on stewarding technology in non profits and NGOs. Holly Ross, Katrin Verclas and Alison Levine wrangled some authors together to write Meet Your Mission. Chapter 2: Managing Technology Change ( Dahna Goldstein ).

Healthy and Productive Meetings: Free Guidestar Webinar on Feb. 12th

Beth Kanter

A lot of my work consists of sitting — working on a computer, talking on the phone, or attending meetings or conferences. I’m now walking the talk about walking meetings. I’ll be doing a Guidestar Webinar on health and productive meetings on Feb. Meet The New Blog

Steven Berlin Johnson « | Main | » Meet The New Blog Today marks the most significant change in this little blog since I first set up shop here a little over three years ago. Interface Culture : How New Technology Transforms the Way We Create and Communicate My first.

Learning Technologies UK wrap-up

Clark Quinn

I had the pleasure of speaking at the Learning Technologies ’11 conference, talking on the topic of games. The conference was held on the 3rd floor of the conference hall, while floors 1 and ground hosted the exposition: the ground floor hosted the learning and skills (think: training) exhibits while the 1st floor held learning technology (read: elearning) vendors. There was also a very interesting crowd of people I was glad to meet or see again.

5 Tips for Nonprofits To Host Effective Walking Meetings

Beth Kanter

@kanter A walking meeting in progress. I ended the post with a question, “Does your nonprofit do walking meetings?” That means rethinking meetings. Make a list of all the work meeting in your life. Virtual Meetings: Conference calls, online chats, and webinars.

eLearning Meets the Needs of Small, Medium and Large Businesses


Technology has taken on a life of its own and greatly influences corporate training. eLearning has the ability to meet a wide variety of corporate needs. An LMS Meets a Small Business’ Need for Flexibility. Small, medium and large businesses cannot exist apart from training.

Digital Technologies for 21st Century Democracy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The focus for this year’s conference was Digital Technologies for 21st Century Democracy. I was invited to attend the conference, and participate in the opening plenary panel on D igital Technologies and the Future of Governance. The panel was moderated by Beth Noveck , Professor of Law at the New York Law School , who until recently served in the White House as Deputy Chief Technology Officer and leader of the White House Open Government Initiative.

The Art of Facilitating Meetings with Sticky Notes

Beth Kanter

David Lavenda wrote this excellent article in Fast Company about the history of the Post-It notes and their potential for becoming a killer innovation technology. The Post-it Plus app helps you scan the notes, make some sense of them, and share them with your meeting’s participants.

Let’s meet at CES!

Adaptive Path

Julia and I will be walking the floor and checking out all the latest technologies and innovations. If you’re in Las Vegas and you want to meet up, let us know. Tags: Events Technology I’m really excited to be headed to CES this year. It goes without saying that this is near-nirvana for me and I can’t wait to get my hands on some shiny new gadgets. We’d love to talk about our work on some of the hot products at CES (that I can’t mention here).

The future of events: technology to make presentations interactive and social

Ross Dawson

Technology eenables us to re-conceive what a presentation is and can be. Unconferences create unparalleled opportunities to meet and engage with like-minded people.”. …. “In Let’s hope that more event organizers use the fantastic new technologies that are available to create more engagement and more value for audiences. Education Future of education Keynote speaker Social media Technology trends Uncategorized

“How can I convince others about the value of social technologies in an organisation?”

Jane Hart

“How can I convince others about the value of social technologies in an organisation?” ” That’s a question that I am often asked.

AHT Group expands its team: Insights from our Sydney team meeting

Ross Dawson

The meeting room at Hub Sydney was packed with sixteen of our talented team members, including Chairman Ross Dawson and workers from a wide variety of disciplines. It was eye-opening to meet team members who have started their own cutting-edge businesses, built apps or worked in 3D printing.

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You’re Invited! Meet Bravais: Xyleme’s Cloud Learning Solution


Executive Perspective Industry Talk L&D Learning Content Management Learning Technologies News iPad mobile learning Bravais cloud learning Mark Hellinger webinar XylemeYou’re invited to take part in the public’s first glimpse of Bravais [brav-ey]; Xyleme’s new cloud learning solution that allows you to quickly deliver personalized learning applications. This is a rare opportunity to attend a live webinar with Xyleme’s President & CEO, Mark Hellinger.