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

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

An Adult Conversation About Estimates

Speaker: Beekey Cheung, Software Consultant, Professor Beekums, LLC

Estimates are a contentious topic in software development. Most of our development teams hate providing estimates and many managers are starting to view them as unnecessary. As senior software leaders, how can we determine whether estimates are helpful or harmful to our teams? We are excited to be joined by Beekey Cheung, a software consultant and blogger known as Professor Beekums, who has helped many leaders and teams go from fearing estimates to using them appropriately. He'll walk us through the value of estimates, how to overcome the hesitancy many have in giving them, and how to provide better estimates.

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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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

The Seven MegaTrends of Professional Services - Introduction - Trends in the Living Networks

Trends in the Living Networks

Around six months ago, I wrote a White Paper for the enterprise software company Epicor titled “The Seven MegaTrends of Professional Services: The Forces That Are Transforming Professional Services Industries and How To Respond

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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

The Six Principles of Persuasion

Speaker: Michael Carducci, CTO, Mago:Tech

As senior tech leaders, we often fall prey to thinking that a “good idea” and logical case is sufficient to get the desired response and result. We might be trying to get our CEO on-board with investment in a new technology or a rearchitecture effort, or we might want culture or process changes by our team. Our “good idea” is simply the beginning. An idea must be communicated; a case must be made; and ultimately other people must be persuaded to get onboard. Michael Carducci brings a fascinating background to this webinar. He’s a technologist and regularly works to help senior leaders improve their results. He’s also a professional mentalist and has been a student of psychology, human behavior and the principles of influence for nearly two decades.

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

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

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Schema Evolution Patterns

Speaker: Alex Rasmussen, CEO, Bits on Disk

If you want to make your development team squirm, ask them about database schema changes or API versioning. Most development teams struggle with changing database schemas and updating API versions without breaking existing code. Alex Rasmussen is an expert in helping teams through these struggles. His talk will examine database schema changes and API versioning as two instances of schema evolution: how your systems respond when the structure of your structured data changes.

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

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

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Victus pro Scientia Opus -- Food for the Knowledge Worker: Two new TLAs

Victus pro Scientia Opus -- Food for the Knowledge

If you know me, you know that I'm unusually fond of TLAs, or three-letter-acronyms. There are a few new acronyms from Microsoft (among the best in the world at generating them) that I thought you might find of interest: Meet OBA and

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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

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Team Leadership in the Age of Agile

Speaker: Roy Osherove, Technology and Leadership Consultant

Why is implementing new frameworks, from SCRUM to self-organized teams, so much harder than understanding them? Roy Osherove has the solution. Tune in and learn to recognize what state your team is in, to support them accordingly, and to help them adopt the best practices given where they are today.

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

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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

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

Architect Your Organization for Effectiveness, Productivity, and Joy

Speaker: Ron Lichty, Consultant: Interim VP Engineering, Ron Lichty Consulting, Inc.

As a senior software leader, you likely spend more time working on the architecture of your systems than the architecture of your organization. Yet, structuring our teams and organizations is a critical factor for success. In fact, the impact of software architecture parallels the impact of organizational structure. We are excited to welcome Ron Lichty, co-author of a seminal book on managing software teams and a well-known speaker, he’ll speak to organizing for effectiveness, productivity and joy.

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

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Victus pro Scientia Opus -- Food for the Knowledge Worker: BI & Search: If not yet married, perhaps living together?

Victus pro Scientia Opus -- Food for the Knowledge

An article in the most recent issue of BI Review , adapted from a recent research report by Ventana Research, is another I've seen recently that the IT trend, much-discussed here, of applications used primarily by consumers making

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

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

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Best Practices for Micro-Services Management, Traceability and Visualization

Speaker: Robert Starmer, Cloud Advisor, Founding Partner at Kumulus Technologies

Moving to micro-services, or even working with distributed applications in a traditional environment, brings with it a host of interactions that are often difficult to understand. This session will provide an overview of service mesh, a review of the Istio service mesh itself, and dive into best practices and integration models for integrating the traceability model into a distributed application.