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).

Gender Diversity, Empathy and Technology

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

What’s the value of gender diversity in technology-based disciplines? Is gender diversity an asset for technology-based companies? Are men inherently better than women at technology-based jobs? These are questions that have long been discussed.

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Enterprise social technologies

Harold Jarche

I am presenting on enterprise social technologies, learning and performance at the Learning Technologies conference in London today. Today, I will present a common framework that describes how enterprise software can align with seven key work performance facets.

Disruptive technologies 2015-2016

Jane Hart

In the embedded presentation below, Brian Solis explores some of the biggest technology trends and possible twists on the horizon for 2015 and 2016. Topics include cyber security, mobile payments, drones, bitcoin, social media, digital, omnichannel, attribution, cx, music, movies, Hollywood 25 Disruptive Technology Trends 2015 – 2016 from Brian Solis.

Keynote at TheNextWeb: The future is motion graphic presentations

Ross Dawson

However one of the most interesting aspects of my keynote is that my visual presentation will consist entirely of motion graphics, 3D, and video – there will be no still images. For many years I have wanted to create an entirely moving graphic presentation.

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5 facets of employees’ increasing technology expectations

Ross Dawson

During an extended lunch, a diverse range of ‘celebrities’ including TV personalities, authors, and musicians gave short presentations. I spoke about how the evolving intersection of technology and society is shaping employees’ expectations, particularly in the technology they can use. I wove a broader story about social change and its implications, though I briefly brought out five points on what employees expect from technology.

A Growing Backlash Against the Relentless Advances in Technology?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Given the relentless impact of technology-based innovation on just about all aspects of society, I like reading the views of different people on the subject, especially those outside my own worlds of technology and business.

Technology Integration in K-12

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I was asked, I''m curious as to what you think the three most important things for new teachers to know about technology integration in k-12? The exact technology doesn''t matter much, and has evolved over the years, from the days of email mailing lists, to community bulletin boards, to social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook. You''ll note that I haven''t included any presentation tools, like online video, or talked about having the whole class use blogs or Facebook.

Education Technology Strategies - Day One

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

lessons scripted around 1:1 laptop); IT issues - we were a Windows network, with everything on our own domain - we needed to open eg printing etc O - consumer technology far more accessible in 2012 esp. dates to classical Greece How does technology change this? - Most classrooms still dominated by teachers teaching answers and students remembering them We can change the technology but if we haven''t changed the goal we really haven''t accomplished anything.

A Useful Framework for Analyzing the Impact of Technology on Jobs

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Last week I discussed a recent Pew Research report on the impact of AI, robotics and other advanced technologies on the future of jobs. These activities are neither candidates for technology substitutions, nor can they be easily complemented with technology-based tools. .

People, Organization, Technology?

Martijn Linssen

More completely, an idea that challenges some basic axioms and cliches that have haunted my PowerPoint/Keynote presentations for years. Headed for my personal trash bin: ‘People, Process, Technology.’ For the rest, technology should enable serendipity rather than predictive process.

[VIDEO] The world’s first full motion-graphics presentation

Ross Dawson

I have for many years intended to develop a full motion graphics presentation. I have long used highly visual presentations to accompany my keynotes, often including numerous videos without sound as well an array of full screen images.

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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. We also find these technologies are giving students with special needs a new voice, and to connect with their teachers and classmates. So, we see this huge growth in technology.

Semantic Technologies in Learning Environments

George Siemens

Recordings from our guest presenters are also available. presented on Semantic Technologies in Learning Environments. The slides are below and the presentation itself is linked above. Semantic Technologies in Learning Environments

Narrowing Gap between Face-to-Face and Online Presentations

Tony Karrer

It seems that face-to-face and online presenting are becoming more similar. Some aspects: Wireless access is becoming more common in places where presentations occur. A larger percentage of the audience these days brings a laptop to presentations and it seems that the factor of Laptop Distraction is quieting down. In fact, this is on of my favorite things about online presentations (see Examples of eLearning 2.0 I had a recent presentation at a large corporation.

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. design games meta-learning mobile social technology

A quick case for social technologies

Harold Jarche

Social technologies remove artificial organizational boundaries and let knowledge be shared more easily. I create slide presentations so that I have something ready in case I need to quickly review a subject, such as an impromptu client brief. I put this one together as an aid that might be helpful in presenting a few aspects of the positive impact of social technologies in the workplace.

Noodling on my fOSSa presentation

Nancy White

October is a month on the road… and one stop is Lyon, France, where I’ll be presenting at the third edition of the fOSSa Conference taking place from October 26 to 28, 2011. Today online technologies allow us to connect broadly using networks of all kinds.

Nonprofit Technology Conference Withdrawal

Beth Kanter

The 2012 Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC) was the 12th conference that I have attended (it had earlier reiterations). Every year it is like attending a family reunion. I have some many friends and colleagues that I only get to see once a year at the NTC.

Foradian Technologies Interview

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I specialized on online learning, media and collaborative technologies. Since 2001 at NRC I have worked on learning object standards and repositories, content recommender systems, collaborative content authoring technology, and massive open online courses (MOOCs). This means that instead of charting a route through content, course designers need to present options and opportunities for learners to engage, interact, work with resources and create new knowledge. Questions 1.

Will technology harm or help young people’s brains? A highly nuanced debate

Ross Dawson

Pew Internet & American Life Project’s latest study on the future of the internet examines how young people will be affected by technology. The key will be valuing when to be present and when to unplug. Technology will be so seamlessly integrated into our lives that it will effectively disappear. The line between self and technology is thin today; by then it will effectively vanish. Technology and communications consultant Stowe Boyd.

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.

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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

First of all, there is technological access, ranging from power to Internet access, to mobile delivery. Web course tools, then became mechanisms for collecting, packaging, and presenting these. And there is a lot of talk about the need of the instructor to be present, with the interaction between the student and instructor, or a student and a team of teaching assistants, or whatever. source technology. We use technology that developed, but you don''t need to use that.

The Future of Customer Service: Using technology to increase both efficiency and relationship strength

Ross Dawson

A large part of the path forward is in using technologies. There is no substitute for people being physically present in the same place, which allows them to sit down together, converse, relate as humans, and discover more about each other.

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

Ross Dawson

However many conferences still sport essentially the same format as ever, a series of people presenting on a stage in front of a passive audience. Technology eenables us to re-conceive what a presentation is and can be. A recent article in Sydney Morning Herald on how the new app Zeetings helps “keep audiences awake” looks at Zeetings , “a presentation app that is both interactive and social, and promises to stop audiences slumbering in their chairs.”

Some Thoughts About Remote Presentations: Mekong ICT Camp

Beth Kanter

I was invited to present a key note at the Mekong ICT Camp in Thailand about nonprofits, social media, and measurement. The camp was organized by Thai Fund Foundation in partnership with Opendream , , Thai Netizen Network , Frontier Foundation and Tactical Technology Collective.

Robocalypse Now? Technology, Productivity and Employment

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

asked MIT economist David Autor in his presentation at a recent Forum of European central bankers. His presentation was based on a paper co-written with Utrecht University economist Anna Salomons. “Is productivity growth inimical to employment?,” Is the Robocalypse upon us?,

Remote Sex: the perfect Valentine’s Day present

Ross Dawson

Our online magazine FutureofSex.net explores this fascinating aspect of the intersection of technology and society. I did many Valentine’s Day interviews back in 2003 and 2004, talking about proximity dating , one way in which technology is changing how we connect romantically. Now technology can be used to connect people in intimate way they probably never dreamed of.”. The new technologies of remote sex can bring them together over any distance.”.

2.0 is a philosophy, not a technology

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Social Collaborative presentations. Internet Time Alliance spent a couple of days last week putting the 2.0 into a tedious proposal for a large, forward-facing multinational corporation. Among our recommendations were: Informal Live webcasts. Informal Recorded webinars. Informal Video conferencing. Informal Workshops. Informal Audio/ podcasts. Informal Learnshop. Informal Case Studies.

Kevin Kelly: Technology is good for the world

Jay Cross

Kevin’s thesis is that we need a theory of technology. Technology is a cosmic force. Technology has its own agenda. Technology is inevitable. Kevin traces the march of technology all the way back to the Big Bang. Absent people, technology does not exist.

[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.

Nonprofit Technology Training: Book List

Beth Kanter

At this year’s Nonprofit Technology Conference, I’m thrilled to be doing a panel on nonprofit technology training and it has a bit of a star wars theme, “ Learn You Will.” Photo from Librarianismchronicles Blog.

Notes from Information Technology Based Higher Education and Training ITHET 2013, Antalya

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

A New Strategy for Higher Education and Training Shirley Alexander Some intro stuff about the buildings being built for the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS). Technology''s role. turns a perfect event into time- and space- independent mode - make optimal use of current technology for recording, storage, distribution, etc - provide added value: replay, searching, browsing, etc.

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AI and the Productivity Paradox

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Given the proper context, there are no inherent inconsistencies between having both transformative technological advances and lagging productivity. Another possibility is that the productivity benefits of new technologies are being enjoyed by a relatively small fraction of the economy.

A Historical Perspective on the Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The discussion was centered on Perez’s theory of technology revolutions and economic cycles. According to Perez , since the onset of the Industrial Revolution we’ve had 5 major technology-driven economic cycles , each one lasting roughly 50-60 years.

Technology, Resources and Innovation

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Heather Cole and Katherine Prescott Designing Artificially Intelligent Simulations for Academic professional Education (Katherine Prescott presenting) Our practitioners need to be able to develop inter-personal relationships. I see that technology today, in pockets.

Future Mobile Learning

Nancy White

Future Mobile Learning (29 August 2011) You may also be interested in a presentation on changing technology in education which I gave in August 1996 in which I also talked about mobile. Changing Technology from 1996 View more presentations from Judy Brown.

AI and The Future of Work

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

New technologies have been replacing workers and transforming economies over the past two centuries. But, over time, these same technologies led to the creation of whole new industries and new jobs.

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The evolution of technology

Dave Snowden

There was a lot of hope back then about the progress that we could make and we were all exciting by what seemed to be revolutionary technology. The technology was primitive by modern standards, but the political will for exploration has done backwards.

Digital Identity - the Key to Privacy and Security in the Digital World

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Digital technologies are increasingly intertwined with the evolution of blockchain infrastructures. Blockchain Technologies Complex Systems Digital Money and Payments Economic Issues Management and Leadership Political Issues Society and Culture Technology and Strategy