Can IBM Watson Workspace Save Our Productivity?

Luis Suarez

Apparently, our productivity as employees has been plummeting since the mid 70s. Yet, productivity still is very weak and we don’t seem to succeed in figuring out who (or what) is to blame for that. Yes, indeed, you are reading it right, since the mid 70s !


UX Week 2014 Keynote Josh Clark on the Future of Digital Product Design

Adaptive Path

In this interview, Josh and I talk about the current trends in digital product design, and where those trends might be heading. Josh Clark: My career path naturally didn’t begin with internet technology or mobile or multi-device stuff.


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Cloud, Services and the Transformation of Production

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

It will undoubtedly transform the information technology (IT) industry, but it will also profoundly change the way people work and companies operate. What do we mean by the production of services ? Production includes both manufacturing and ICT-enabled services.


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. But it''s important to do something better than just searching on Google; that can drain more time than you can imagine.


The Myth of the Myth of Technological Unemployment

Andy McAfee

Over at Slate, Matt Yglesias has a post titled ‘ The Myth of Technological Unemployment ‘ accompanied by a graph showing that hours worked in the US have been rising and falling in lockstep with output. ” Again, that looks like technological unemployment.


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.


Blockchain and the Future of the Firm

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The book is organized into three main sections : Mind and Machine, Product and Platform, and Core and Crowd, each based on a business trend that’s significantly reshaping the business world.


Bravais 3.0: Taking Learning Beyond the LMS to Analytics & Personalization


What should come as news to, well, no one, is that in the age of search, social, mobile, and now, wearable technologies, learner expectations have changed dramatically. Products Post Type: Blog post.


The Simple, Economic Value of Artificial Intelligence

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In their opinion, “the best way to assess the impact of radical technological change is to ask a fundamental question: How does the technology reduce costs? As AI technologies advance, machine predictions will increasingly replace human ones in an increasing number of tasks.


top tools 2017

Harold Jarche

7: Apple Preview: is the productivity tool I use the most, so I can focus on learning, not fighting with applications. I have thousands I regularly search. Learning TechnologyJane Hart compiles a list every year of the Top 100 Tools for learning. This is the 11th year!


The Emerging Data Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Data has been closely intertwined with our digital technology revolution since the early days of the IT industry. Ever since, digital technologies have been permeating just about every nook and cranny of the economy, society and our personal lives.


Google Plus – One Social Networking Tool to Rule Them All

Luis Suarez

Quite an exciting journey, if you would ask me, from the perspective of having that golden opportunity of living on the cutting edge of technology, although sometimes it’s been more along the lines of bleeding edge.


Design Thinking and the Workplace Experience

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Design has long played a major role in product innovation. But in the last few years, a shift has been underway bringing design to the very core of the business. “ The Evolution of Design Thinking : It’s no longer just for products. Collaboration, co-creation, co-production.


Snap Bird – Experimenting with Curation of Live Tweeting at Conference Events

Luis Suarez

All in all with the main premise behind all of that fun and play to figure out new methods to become more productive, effective and efficient at what I have been aiming all along: work smarter, not necessarily harder. keep those Twitter searches on hashtags going in the medium, long run.


Twitter Is Where Conversations Go To Die

Luis Suarez

And Twitter is just about to experience that soon enough for us all to be reminded that social technologies are just that, tools, enablers, and that, as such, they come and go. Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Personal KM Productivity Tools Social Enterprise


Becoming a Data-Driven Business: Challenges and Opportunities

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Big data ,- including analytics , data science , artificial intelligence and related information-based technologies - are now everywhere. “Is It took several decades for electric appliances, the assembly line and mass production to emerge and help create whole new industries.


The Datafication of Business and Society

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Its ensuing digital products have been generating all that data and its drastically lower technology costs have made it possible to store and analyze those oceans of information.


The Evolution of the Firm

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

He explained that, in principle, a firm should be able to find the cheapest, most productive goods and services by contracting them out in an efficient, open marketplace.


The Continuing, Transformative Impact of IT

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Any technology expected to have a transformative impact on business over the next decade has to at least be already in the hands of leading edge users. Just about everyone agrees that these are foundational technologies, like the Internet twenty years ago, that every business must embrace.


Is Design Thinking the “New Liberal Arts”?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The application of design thinking beyond products isn’t new. It is not confined to an art medium or to any technology.”. The types of solutions that emerge from engineering thinking usually involve a new technology (e.g.,


Workplace Productivity

Tony Karrer

One of the favorite quotes I used to use during presentations was Drucker - The most important contribution of management in the 21st century will be to increase knowledge-worker productivity. Complexity of Productivity for Knowledge Work Productivity is defined as: the ratio of the quantity and quality of units produced to the labor per unit of time For some knowledge workers, we can reasonably define things this way. eLearning Technology.


Trust and the On-Demand Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In 1937, Coase published a seminal paper, The Nature of the Firm , in which he explained that, in principle, a firm should be able to find the cheapest, most productive goods and services by contracting them out in an efficient, open marketplace.


The Coming Robotics Revolution

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The clever cover highlights the issue’s main theme, artificial intelligence and robotics, - a set of technologies that some fear could one day threaten our very existence. . Speculations about a future radically transformed by technology are nothing new.


Lean Principles in the Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Lean principles is the name given to a group of production techniques developed by Japanese manufacturing companies around the 1970s-1980s to maximize customer value while reducing wasteful resource.


The Evolution of the Internet of Very Smart Things

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Their overall conclusion is that “a low-cost, private-by-design democracy of devices will emerge that will enable new digital economies and create new value, while offering consumers and enterprises fundamentally better products and user experiences.” .


Living “A World Without Email” … in Google Plus

Luis Suarez

Even if it is thoughtfully placed in a folder, e-mail search isn’t great. Priceless, if you just want to focus on the conversation without having to worry about the technology. Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Personal KM Productivity Tools Social Computing


Learning to Apply Data Science to Business Problems

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

C omputing has become an integral part of many disciplines, given that digital technologies now permeate just about every nook and cranny of business and society. This past semester I was involved in an interesting course at MIT’s Sloan School of Management , - Analytics Labs (A-Lab).


The Future of Jobs in the Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Since the advent of the financial crisis around five years ago, we have been searching for answers to these very important questions. The US and other advanced nations are going through structural changes driven to a large extent, by advances in information technologies.


12 Themes for 2012: what we can expect in the year ahead

Ross Dawson

For developed countries there is the potential of some roles shifting overseas but also upskilling and increased productivity, while some developing countries are being transformed by their participation in the emerging global talent economy.


Google Plus and The Enterprise – What’s The Deal?

Luis Suarez

Can you imagine when G+ is tightly integrated with Google Search? Forget the social technologies at play and focus on living social. IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Personal KM Productivity Tools Social Computing


The MIT Second Machine Age Conference

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Like steam power and electricity before it, the explosion of digitally enabled technologies is radically transforming the landscape of human endeavor. Their vision and fine motor control has significantly advanced, like Baxter , the interactive production robot from Rethink Robotics.


Some new ways to look at infrastructure

Doc Searls

Frequent fliers like myself rely on tools like this one, made possible by a collection of digital technologies working over the Internet. It says every medium, every technology, has effects that refract in four dimensions that also affect each other.


The 2016 MIT Inclusive Innovation Awards

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Instead of competing on creating the most advanced technologies or compelling startups, the IIC is focused on innovations aimed at improving the economic opportunities of middle- and low-income earners around the world. People have long worried about the impact of technology on jobs.


Machine Learning and Knowledge Discovery

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

This is evidenced by the number of companies embracing AI as a key part of their strategies, the innovative, smart products and services they’re increasingly bringing to market, and the volume of articles being written on the subject.


The Rise of the On-Demand Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In the more recent past, these relatively slow moving organizations were not able to keep up with fast changing technologies and markets, nor could individuals assume that being loyal to a company would translate into a secure job with good benefits. .


The Digital Transformation of the Customer Experience

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Every day brings new stories about the transformative impact of digital technologies on companies in just about every industry. As the Altimeter report succinctly observes: “Digital transformation represents the quest to understand how disruptive technology affects the customer experience.”.


HowI Is Our Digital Revolution Doing?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

“ It was the best of times, it was the worst of times… we had everything before us, we had nothing before us…” I was searching for the right words to characterize our present times, when Charles Dickens ’ memorable opening sentence from A Tale of Two Cities came to mind.


Anticipating the Future of the IT Industry

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Which hot technology innovations, - e.g., artificial intelligence, the blockchain, cloud computing, - will end up having a big impact and which are destined to fizzle? But regardless of what we call it, the industry is finally doing justice to its name: the Information Technology industry.


Top 10 Tools for Learning 2016

Clark Quinn

She’s now asking that you categorize them as Education, Training & Performance Support, and/or Personal Learning & Productivity. All of mine fall in the latter category, because my performance support tools are productivity tools! So here’re my votes, FWIW: Google Search is, of course, still my top tool. meta-learning technologyIt’s that time again: Jane Hart is running her 2016 (and 10th!) Top 100 Tools for Learning poll.


How Will AI Likely Impact How We Work, Live and Play?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Home/Service Robots. “Over the next fifteen years, coincident advances in mechanical and AI technologies promise to increase the safe and reliable use and utility of home robots in a typical North American city.”. People have long worried about the impact of technology on employment.