LXD Strategy

Clark Quinn

Which of course, begs the question of just what LXD strategy is. What is LXD strategy ? It’s also about using the tools – media and technology – to create a well-integrated experience. LXD strategy is about ensuring that resources and practices are aligned to create experiences that meet real org needs under pragmatic constraints. The post LXD Strategy appeared first on Learnlets. design strategy

Honest Conversations - The Key to a Winning Transformational Strategy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

“Nearly every organization - whether private, social, or governmental - is grappling with huge strategic challenges, often with a need to reimagine its very purpose, identity, strategy, business model, and structure,” writes Harvard emeritus professor Michael Beer in his recently published book Fit for Competition. “Most of these efforts to transform will fail. Do we have the capabilities to execute the strategy?

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Scenario Planning - Formulating Strategy in the Face of High Uncertainty

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

“How can we formulate strategy in the face of uncertainty?,” Answering this question has never felt more urgent as leaders prepare for the future. “Even before the Covid-19 crisis, rapid technological change, growing economic interdependence, and mounting political instability had conspired to make the future increasingly murky.” Uncertainty was already all-encompassing. Implement those strategies. “This may sound obvious, but it is the place where most companies fall down.

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.

Wise technology?

Clark Quinn

The initial discussion talked about using technology to assist decisions (c.f. What intrigues me, of course, is how we might use technology here. The post Wise technology? design meta-learning strategyAt a recent event, they were talking about AI (artificial intelligence) and DI (decision intelligence). And, of course, I didn’t know what the latter was so it was of interest.

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.

Global Trends and Business Strategy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

T he article reminds us that the trend is your friend is an old adage that applies to business strategy as well as to investing. The ability to anticipate where your industry is moving and to begin to reposition your company ahead of competitors is one of the most important elements of business strategy. Digital technologies, and innovative products and services specifically aimed at these markets will play a central role in their development.

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Technology, Marketing and Storytelling

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Working closely with Ogilvy & Mather , IBM’s marketing agency, we came up with our Internet strategy, - which we called e-business. Digital technologies, - mobile, cloud, social, Internet of Things, big data and analytics, AI… - are transforming just about every aspect of business. In addition, technology is now amplifying the impact of storytelling on the customer experience. Digital technologies are now expanding the scope of storytelling. .

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. The Top Ten Emerging Technologies 2018 was released in September, 2018. The full report includes a longer, one-page description of each of these technologies.

The Puzzling Economic Impact of Transformative Technologies

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

“General purpose technologies (GPTs) are engines for growth ,…” wrote Erik Brynjolfsson , Daniel Rock , and Chad Syverson in The Productivity J-Curve , a working paper recently published by the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER). “These are the defining technologies of their times and can radically change the economic environment.

Can AI Help Develop and Execute a Competitive Business Strategy?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

People and technology must closely collaborate , with each playing the particular role they are best at. AI technologies are approaching or surpassing human levels of performance in vision, speech recognition, language translation, playing championship-level Go , and the early detection and diagnosis of various forms of cancer. But, can AI help address broad, open-ended and ambiguous problems like developing and executing a competitive business strategy?

Leveraging Technology

Clark Quinn

The short story is that the initial approach being taken weren’t leveraging technology effectively. The eye-opener for me was the fact that the approach initially taken wasn’t leveraging technology. Of course, that’s the point of the revolution , getting smarter about aligning technology with how our brains think, work, and learn. Is your organization leveraging technology appropriately? The post Leveraging Technology appeared first on Learnlets.

From “Buy What We Have” to “Connected Customer Strategies”

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

While there are many ways a company can leverage digital technologies to differentiate itself from competitors, two are particularly prominent: streamline operations to develop higher quality products at competitive prices, and provide a superior, cost-effective customer experience through digital channels. It’s a win-win: Through what we call connected strategies, customers get a dramatically improved experience, and companies boost operational efficiencies and lower costs.”.

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The Building Block Approach to Content Strategy

Xyleme

“Organizations must be willing to challenge the status quo and reexamine their existing content strategy, processes and tools to stay ahead of the curve,” says Xyleme Chief Operating Officer Leslie Farinella. Leslie Farinella has more than 15 years of experience as a training strategy and design consultant, working with such organizations as GE, Citigroup, Johnson & Johnson, and Nielsen. Bringing Reuse & Flexibility to Enterprise. Content Management.

Starting Strategy

Clark Quinn

If you’re going to move towards the performance ecosystem, a technology-enabled workplace, where do you start? social strategy Partly it depends on where you’re at, as well as where you’re going, but it also likely depends on what type of org you are. While the longer term customization is very unique, I wondered if there were some meaningful categorizations.

Chasing Technology Good and Bad

Clark Quinn

The fact is, we’re chasing the wrong technologies. The problem with the technologies we’re chasing is that we’re chasing them from the wrong beginning. As part of a good learning design strategy. The post Chasing Technology Good and Bad appeared first on Learnlets. strategy technologyI’ve been complaining, as part of the myths tour, that everyone wants the magic bullet.

Technology or preparation?

Clark Quinn

In listening to a recent presentation on the trends affecting the workplace and HR, there was mention about how organizations were using more cognitive technology, AI, etc. But one of the things I wondered was whether all the new, smart technology really would help as much as was intended or needed. And that’s what I started wondering: are we using smart technology to enhance an optimized workforce, or to make up for a lack of adequate preparation? design strategy

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. design meta-learning strategy technology So for instance, when I write, I use particular features to make my writing process better aligned with my thinking.

Some Thoughts on the Development of Implementable, Winning Strategies

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I recently read an article by strategy consultant and writer Ken Favaro which nicely explained how to best think about strategy in today’s business environment. Many business leaders subscribe to the classic definition of strategy as a set of actions designed to achieve an overall aim,” wrote Favaro in The Trouble with Putting Goals Ahead of Strategy , published in strategy+business in 2015. “In other words, they believe strategy starts with a goal.

Technology Architecture

Clark Quinn

A few years ago, I created a diagram to capture a bit about the technology to support learning ( Big ‘L’ Learning ). Does this diagram capture the technology infrastructure for learning you are familiar with? strategy technology I was revisiting that diagram for some writing I’m doing, and thought it needed updating.

Platforms and the New Rules of Strategy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I would now like to discuss another excellent talk at the same conference, - How Platforms Change Strategy by Boston University professor Marshall Van Alstyne , also based on a recently published book, Platform Revolution: How Networked Markets are Transforming the Economy and How to Make Them Work for You , co-authored with Geoffrey Parker and Sanjeet Choudary. Is it likely all 7 incumbents had failed strategies, run by clueless management, lacking execution capabilities?,”

Technological Unemployment and the Future of Work

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Few topics are as important, - and as challenging to anticipate, - than the future of work given our justifiable fears of rising technological unemployment. One such discussion took place this past September at the The World Summit on Technological Unemployment in New York. I moderated a panel on Technology and the Future of Work, where MIT economist David Autor and NY Times reporter John Markoff talked about their most recent work.

Where is Technology Taking the Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I recently read Where is Technology Taking the Economy? , The first era, in the 1970s and 1980s, brought us Moore’s law and the dramatic advances in semiconductor technologies. And data can’t easily be owned either, it can be garnered from nonproprietary sources… if past technology revolutions are indicative, we will see entirely new industries spring up we hadn’t even thought of.”. But, as we well know, there are serious downsides to technology-based automation.

The Top Ten Emerging Technologies of 2017

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Earlier this year, Scientific American , in collaboration with the World Economic Forum , published a special report on The Top Ten Emerging Technologies of 2017. These technologies, - selected by a global panel of experts , - “are expected to become increasingly commonplace in the next few years,” and are “attracting increased funding or showing other signs of being ready to move to the next level.”. The full report includes a one-page description of each of these technologies.

Catalyzing Passion through Strategy

John Hagel

FAST strategy So, the question is, how can we draw out and nurture this passion in business? There are many approaches, but I’m going to focus here on a distinctive approach to strategy, something that I call FAST strategy but that is also commonly known as a “zoom out, zoom in” approach to strategy. I’ve written about this approach to strategy here and here. In a nutshell, this approach to strategy focuses on two time horizons in parallel.

The Challenges of Executing a Transformational Strategy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

This year’s Symposium will be focused on the challenges of executing a digital transformation strategy. It’s no longer enough to have formulated a digital strategy for the business. And, having a strong digital foundation gives those companies a leg up in embracing data analytics , AI , blockchain , and other advanced technologies, further widening their advantage. “The time for merely thinking digital has passed; the future belongs to the doers,” notes the Symposium’s website.

Strategy Made Simple - The 3 Core Strategy Questions

John Hagel

We’re tempted to abandon long-term strategy and fall back on rapid adaptation as the only winning game – sense and respond quickly enough to events as they occur and everything will be OK.  But adaptation as a strategy is fraught with risk. The option is to focus more than ever on three core strategy questions that can help provide us with focus and stability even as the turbulence increases around us – and help us to prioritize where we need to respond and where we don’t.

The Top Ten Emerging Technologies of 2016

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 likely have the greatest impact on the world in the years to come. The list is compiled by the WEF Meta-Council on Emerging Technologies , a panel of global experts led by Dr. Bernard Meyerson , - IBM Fellow and Chief Innovation Officer. The technologies on the list are not new.

Automation Technologies and the Future of Work

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Last year, McKinsey launched a multi-year study to explore the potential impact of automation technologies on jobs, organizations and the future of work. “Can we look forward to vast improvements in productivity, freedom from boring work, and improved quality of life?,” It found that 45% of work activities could be automated using existing, state-of-the-art technologies. According to McKinsey, “fewer than 5 percent of occupations can be entirely automated using current technology.

Technology and the Future of Media

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Most everyone will agree that advances in information and communication technologies (ICT) are radically transforming the business landscape. Internet users already spend 20–30% of their time online, mainly engaging with media content… Globalization, deregulation, technological innovation and the convergence of previously separate industries such as media, entertainment, information, and consumer electronics, have created a somewhat turbulent media landscape.”.

Top down or bottom up strategy?

Clark Quinn

In a recent discussion around HR strategy, the question arose about where to start. This was buttressed by a post pointed out to me by my ITA colleagues that was arguing a good design strategy was to find out what people needed. The post Top down or bottom up strategy? strategy technologyThat is, if you’ve bought into moving into the digital age, where do you begin.

It's All About the Business Model, - Not the Technology

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

New technology alone, - no matter how transformative, - is not enough to propel a business into the future. The business model wrapped around the technology is the key to its success or failure. Johnson is Senior Partner in Innosight , the strategy consulting firm he cofounded with Harvard Business School professor Clayton Christensen in 2000. It includes people, technology, facilities, equipment, information, channels, brand, and partnerships and alliances.

The Dearth of Science in Learning Technology

Clark Quinn

Over the years, I’ve looked at a lot of learning technology. I end up seeing a lot of technology by checking it out when someone talks about it, or wandering expo halls. I hereby offer to assist any learning technology that wants to put it’s money where it’s mouth is to help them understand learning science, build it into their products, and help them promote the benefits. The post The Dearth of Science in Learning Technology appeared first on Learnlets.

The Limits of Strategy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

When I look back upon my long career , one of the major factors shaping my views of business, strategy and innovation is the creative destruction that I saw buffeting the IT industry over most of that time. Why were so many companies in the IT industry done in by such disruptive technology and market changes? Is it that in spite of all their efforts in strategy formulation, their management was unable to anticipate them and were caught by surprise?

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). IMTFI was established in 2008 “to support research on money and technology among the world's poorest people. Complex Systems Digital Money and Payments Economic Issues Innovation Political Issues Society and Culture Technology and Strategy

Enterprise social technologies

Harold Jarche

I am presenting on enterprise social technologies, learning and performance at the Learning Technologies conference in London today. How can these tools support a coherent social strategy across the enterprise? How do you know if your organization has the right mix of information technology to support social learning, collaboration and knowledge-sharing, if you cannot discuss this with colleagues outside your department? SocialLearning Technology

Thinking Strategy, Pt.1

Clark Quinn

my mobile strategy workshop at DevLearn next week), and so it’s forced me to reflect on what strategy is. I’ve previously talked about the technology components of an elearning strategy, and how they tie together, but I’ve need to take another cut at it. Naturally, I’ve been diagramming as my way to get my mind around strategy as a set of conceptual components that are necessary to identify and get right, regardless of domain. strategy

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. At IBM’s Watson Research Center , where I spent the first 15 years of my career, I was mostly involved in technology transfer initiatives aimed at moving innovations from IBM’s research labs to its product divisions.

Can AI Help Translate Technological Advances into Strategic Advantage?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic,” is one of the most memorable quotes of science fiction writer Arthur C. But, as we better understand its promise and limitations, technology becomes just another tool we rely on in our work and daily life. This has been a particular issue with information technologies in general, including the Internet and AI. Digital technologies are all around us.

The Big Shift in Business Strategy

John Hagel

Business strategy has evolved dramatically over the past four decades in response to the Big Shift that is re-shaping our global business landscape. We’ve recently been exploring some key elements required to escape from the dark side of technology : passion , institutional innovation and movements shaped by narratives. Business strategy emerged in full force in the 1970’s and 1980’s with a strong focus on structural advantage. What would this new form of strategy look like?

The Top Ten Emerging Technologies of 2017

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Earlier this year, Scientific American , in collaboration with the World Economic Forum , published a special report on The Top Ten Emerging Technologies of 2017. These technologies, - selected by a global panel of experts , - “are expected to become increasingly commonplace in the next few years,” and are “attracting increased funding or showing other signs of being ready to move to the next level.”. The full report includes a one-page description of each of these technologies.

Principles for Managing Strategy and Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

When technology and market environments go through major changes, as is certainly the case today, previously successful business strategies will no longer work, no matter how much you try to fix them. These questions are the subject of MIT Professor Michael Cusumano’s recent book Staying Power: Six Enduring Principles for Managing Strategy and Innovation in an Uncertain World. The book was named one of the best business books on strategy in 2011 by strategy+business magazine.

Where is Technology Taking the Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I recently read Where is Technology Taking the Economy? , The first era, in the 1970s and 1980s, brought us Moore’s law and the dramatic advances in semiconductor technologies. And data can’t easily be owned either, it can be garnered from nonproprietary sources… if past technology revolutions are indicative, we will see entirely new industries spring up we hadn’t even thought of.”. But, as we well know, there are serious downsides to technology-based automation.