2006

The Future of Media Strategic Framework - Trends in the Living Networks

Trends in the Living Networks

[UPDATE:] A slightly updated version of the Future of Media Strategic Framework, together with lots of related content, is available in the Future of Media Report 2006. Future Exploration Network is organizing the Future of Media Summit

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Victus pro Scientia Opus -- Food for the Knowledge Worker: User Interface -- Clean and Simple

Victus pro Scientia Opus -- Food for the Knowledge

If you're tempted to complain about the new "ribbon" user interface in Microsoft Office 2007, just remember this (yes, I exaggerated to make a point): Clean_simple_ui_1. Happy holidays, everyone! See you in 2007

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Leveraging Organizational Knowledge

Leveraging Organizational Knowledge

consider the above “strategic capability” diagram (l. baird and j. henderson, the knowledge engine, berrett-koehler publishers, 2001, first edition page 14). business intelligence (bi) needs to provide the right knowledge to drive the

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Open innovation in collaborative filtering - Trends in the Living Networks

Trends in the Living Networks

Netflix has just announced a $1 million prize to whoever can improve the accuracy of their movie recommendation engine. To enable people to design an improved recommendation engine, they've provided their users' ratings of 100 million

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Data Analytics in the Cloud for Developers and Founders

Speaker: Javier Ramírez, Senior AWS Developer Advocate, AWS

You have lots of data, and you are probably thinking of using the cloud to analyze it. But how will you move data into the cloud? In which format? How will you validate and prepare the data? What about streaming data? Can data scientists discover and use the data? Can business people create reports via drag and drop? Can operations monitor what’s going on? Will the data lake scale when you have twice as much data? Is your data secure? In this session, we address common pitfalls of building data lakes and show how AWS can help you manage data and analytics more efficiently.

Six Facets of the Future of PR - Trends in the Living Networks

Trends in the Living Networks

I recently wrote an article on the future of PR that appeared in the premier March edition of Marketing magazine. The piece, titled Six Facets of the Future of PR (pdf), gives a quick view of what is driving PR today. The six facets I

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Being in two places at the same time - Trends in the Living Networks

Trends in the Living Networks

I really like this. A Japanese researcher has created a lifelike doppelganger robot of himself, which he uses to do lectures at a university an hour's drive away from his home, thus saving himself the commute. He is the live voice of

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Trend map for 2007 and beyond - Trends in the Living Networks

Trends in the Living Networks

Given it's festive season now, it's probably time for a bit of fun. Nowandnext.com and Future Exploration Network have collaborated in producing a map of major trends for 2007 and beyond, across ten segments: society & culture

Peer-to-peer banking - Trends in the Living Networks

Trends in the Living Networks

A new peer-to-peer bank, Prosper.com, is launching in the US, attracting articles in both the New York Times and BusinessWeek, with the latter titling the story “The eBay of Loans”. The principle is simple – you lend to individuals at

Massively multi-player sex games - Trends in the Living Networks

Trends in the Living Networks

Click on the image for a trial of Red Light Center, the most popular multiplayer 3D virtual sex game. This is going to be big. Naughty America: The Game is a massively-multiplayer game, due out in the next few months, in which players

What accelerates – and slows – the development of social networking mobile platforms - Trends in the Living Networks

Trends in the Living Networks

The Sydney Morning Herald has just released an article titled Social networkers get mobilised, which examines how social networking is shifting to mobile platforms. I'm happy that the journalist used what I felt were my most important

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

Social networks, data mining, and intelligence - Trends in the Living Networks

Trends in the Living Networks

The uproar over the phone calls records collected by the National Security Agency to search for terrorist activity is actually a network phenomenon. Supposedly the numbers called by tens of millions of Americans have been provided by

Video goggles will unleash mobile video - Trends in the Living Networks

Trends in the Living Networks

A year or so ago I was looking around to see what was available in the way of wearable video displays (video glasses) so I could use my laptop in privacy with a massive display while I'm flying. After checking out the field (see for

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Making successful decisions: Technology Purchase Influence Networks - Trends in the Living Networks

Trends in the Living Networks

There can be few more important IT issues—for both large corporations and the vendors that service them—than making major technology purchasing decisions successfully. While technology is a massive expense for organizations

Organizational network analysis goes mainstream - Trends in the Living Networks

Trends in the Living Networks

This week's issue of BusinessWeek features a great article on organizational network analyis (ONA) called The Office Chart That Really Counts, showing that the discipline is really beginning to hit the mainstream (following

How to Choose the Best Embedded Analytics Solution to Modernize Your Application

If you are looking to modernize your application to improve competitiveness, then one of the quickest wins you can have is to embed sophisticated analytics that will wow your existing and prospective customers.

The Seven MegaTrends of Professional Services – #1 Client Sophistication - Trends in the Living Networks

Trends in the Living Networks

[link] the complete White Paper: The Seven MegaTrends of Professional Services Continued from Introduction. Full table of contents below

The promise and challenges of South Africa - Trends in the Living Networks

Trends in the Living Networks

I'm currently in Johannesburg, just back from two days in a game park, where one of my clients was holding a board strategy offsite. Here many of the contrasts of a country still in transition are evident. Nelson Mandela came to power

The Web 2.0 Revolution: keynote speech - Trends in the Living Networks

Trends in the Living Networks

I recently did the keynote for an event on Web 2.0 marketing run by Hothouse, a very interesting web house with major clients including News Corporation, Toyota, and Yahoo!7. My 25 minute keynote (and the rest of the event) can be

The relevance of knowledge management today - Trends in the Living Networks

Trends in the Living Networks

This Friday I'm doing a lunch presentation titled Knowledge, Networks, and Social Media in Melbourne to the KMLF (originally known as the Knowledge Management Liberation Front), a group of knowledge management practitioners

B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.

How capitalism is broken and the shift to real-time reporting - Trends in the Living Networks

Trends in the Living Networks

Just back home from a very intense couple of weeks of work and travel, and finally able to comment on the call to action by the world's six largest audit firms on corporate reporting, released on 8 November. The starting point for their

The cost of online advertising sales and media globalization - Trends in the Living Networks

Trends in the Living Networks

The current issue of BRW, Australia's largest business weekly magazine, has an interesting article on how technology is changing the Australian media landscape, which is in the throes of a major transition. The article quotes me on the

The greater the uncertainty, the greater the value of scenario planning - Trends in the Living Networks

Trends in the Living Networks

I have been applying scenario planning with clients for the last decade across a variety of industries and environments, including the future of financial services, technology, capital markets, risk management, construction, Internet

Mobiles leapfrog the fixed internet in Africa - Trends in the Living Networks

Trends in the Living Networks

I'm just back from a quick trip to South Africa, where I am working with a large organization to help develop their long-term corporate strategy. One of the many insights on this fascinating trip was how mobiles are leapfrogging the

Machine Learning for Builders: Tools, Trends, and Truths

Speaker: Rob De Feo, Startup Advocate at Amazon Web Services

Machine learning techniques are being applied to every industry, leveraging an increasing amount of data and ever faster compute. But that doesn’t mean machine learning techniques are a perfect fit for every situation (yet). So how can a startup harness machine learning for its own set of unique problems and solutions, and does it require a warehouse filled with PhDs to pull it off?

Job advertisement: Exceptional Executive Assistant/ Professional Support - Trends in the Living Networks

Trends in the Living Networks

I am currently advertising for someone to work at the core of my team, based out of Sydney. I'm advertising online, through word-of-mouth, and it makes also sense to put this on my blog too. Please do pass this on if you know anyone you

Can technology create world peace? - Trends in the Living Networks

Trends in the Living Networks

I was interviewed for a podcast today by the enormously energetic Sanjana Hattotuwa, for his ICT for Peacebuilding blog. Sanjana's overview of our broad-ranging discussion is here, and the podcast is here

Interview on MySpace and social media - Trends in the Living Networks

Trends in the Living Networks

Yesterday I was interviewed on ABC Radio National's Counterpoint program about MySpace and social media, together with Sebastian Chan, the web services manager for Powerhouse Museum – the interview is available for streaming and

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Web 2.0 and user filtered content - Trends in the Living Networks

Trends in the Living Networks

Tomorrow I'm heading off to the Influence conference run by Phil Sim's Mediaconnect. The event brings together media and other influencers (I believe I'm labelled a “new media influencer" there) and corporates, discussing current trends

Pressure Points: How to Ensure Your B2B Pipeline Passes Inspection

This eBook highlights best practices for developing a pipeline management process that helps sales leaders and their team C.L.O.S.E (you’ll see what we mean in this eBook) more revenue through data-driven prospecting, stage analysis, and subsequent sales enablement.

A manifesto for the newspaper industry - Trends in the Living Networks

Trends in the Living Networks

Tom Mohr, formerly president of Knight-Ridder Digital before its sale in June, has just published Winning Online – A Manifesto, proposing that the US newspaper industry should merge into a single industry-wide network, at least for its

The gradual rise of music collaborative filtering - Trends in the Living Networks

Trends in the Living Networks

A piece just out in the New York Times covers the current array of music collaborative filtering services (though it doesn't call them that), including Pandora and Last.FM. I've written about these numerous times in my books and blog

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The slow pace of change in distribution channels - Trends in the Living Networks

Trends in the Living Networks

BusinessWeek reports that Apple is readying release of move downloads from its iTunes site, pitched at $14.99 for new movies and $9.99 for back catalogue. At the same time, it says, WalMart is actively lobbying Hollywood studios not to

Will economic growth transcend flattening population? …keynote speech on the long-term future of investment - Trends in the Living Networks

Trends in the Living Networks

Yesterday I did the closing keynote at the PortfolioConstruction conference. The conference, run by Portfolio Construction Forum, was for fund managers and portfolio advisors, covering many of the emerging issues on portfolio analytics

Microservices: The Dark Side

Speaker: Prem Chandrasekaran

A few years ago, Barclays embarked on a journey to migrate its legacy services to a modern tech stack with the objective of achieving a high level of scale, resilience, and reliability. During the incremental, iterative move towards an ecosystem of focused, distributed services, it’s fair to say that the company discovered the challenges of distributing objects. Join us for an episode you can’t miss if you’re finding it a lot harder to architect in practice than in theory, and learn how you can shed light on the dark side of microservices.