Six Spanish circular economy companies to watch https://t.co/LyXPxWOcrO Friday 29 April 2016— BizDeansTalk (@BizDeansTalk) May 2, 2016
"How predictable is technological progress?" Research Policy Apr, Moore’s Law.Oxford's Doyne Farmer&Francois Lafond https://t.co/frHMpJsbiV— BizDeansTalk (@BizDeansTalk) March 29, 2016
As a practical demonstration we make distributional forecasts at different time horizons for solar photovoltaic modules, and show how our method can be used to estimate the probability that a given technology will outperform another technology at a given point in the future.
The 2016 Mobile World Congress Parties and Events Guidehttps://t.co/27Gazaihv4 February 1, 2016 by Scott Mackin— BizDeansTalk (@BizDeansTalk) February 20, 2016
(?)Barcelona’s 10 Most Inspiring Tech Event Organizers and Associationshttps://t.co/paQt70YGO6 11 February, 2016— BizDeansTalk (@BizDeansTalk) February 20, 2016
Prof Sir Konstantin Novoselov 2 give keynote World Mobile Congress16 + https://t.co/tMZTJwKZkl ltest innovatins frm both academia & industry— BizDeansTalk (@BizDeansTalk) February 20, 2016
WEF Live now! A New Platform for the Digital Economy https://t.co/BYx8kogXjz— BizDeansTalk (@BizDeansTalk) January 21, 2016
How should we think about the obscure algorithms that shape our world? -- My thoughts at https://t.co/VTEj0F1h4c— Jonathan Zittrain (@zittrain) April 13, 2015
Un algoritmo, el secreto detrás de las adquisiciones de IBM https://t.co/y7Fqz79PB3 22/01/2016— BizDeansTalk (@BizDeansTalk) January 22, 2016
Dean Johan Roos Jönköping- biz grounding in science disciplines if they are 2 prosper in a world >++ by science&tech https://t.co/Mi1NMUXpNH— BizDeansTalk (@BizDeansTalk) January 11, 2016
Splendid advise, esp this time of the year: If it came from a plant, eat it, if it was made in a plant, don’t...: https://t.co/zhRRBqQUSy— Johan Roos (@drjohanroos) December 31, 2015
CSF - Enterprise Ireland Competitive Start Fund 50K https://t.co/AcDao7frLu— BizDeansTalk (@BizDeansTalk) November 3, 2015
Websummit speaker Mr. Dell- Larry Ellison thinks Michael Dell is 'brilliant' for buying EMC&will 'make Bs personally https://t.co/TnNq2rveYF— BizDeansTalk (@BizDeansTalk) November 3, 2015
@ NiamhBushnell We've 2,000 startups& 200 tech multinationals...What’s to stop us? - The Future of Ireland https://t.co/kM4Hh95hoG— BizDeansTalk (@BizDeansTalk) November 3, 2015
At Pixar efficiency & hard work aren't a problem. "The problem is getting them to lighten up & let mistakes happen." Ed Catmull #websummit.— BizDeansTalk (@BizDeansTalk) November 5, 2015
European Commission and Human Brain Project sign Framework Partnership Agreement - News - Human Brain Project https://t.co/9vExOK9Mlh— BizDeansTalk (@BizDeansTalk) November 2, 2015
Camara Education use techn to deliver 21C skills, and.. improve education in disadvantaged communities globally . https://t.co/Z1hHef9fEb— BizDeansTalk (@BizDeansTalk) November 5, 2015
"Learning for Millennials" Websummit discussion https://t.co/hulb8zjbHp— BizDeansTalk (@BizDeansTalk) November 4, 2015
"Dublin You Are", a brilliant viral video of Ireland’s capital https://t.co/e3GKQse6xZ— BizDeansTalk (@BizDeansTalk) November 4, 2015
Hackers gonna hack, but why? Maybe Freud has the answer (Websummit Dublin) https://t.co/S3Oex4FjtW— BizDeansTalk (@BizDeansTalk) November 4, 2015
But there are still barriers to be overcome before Europe’s digital potential can be realized. Based on our research, we propose four critical areas of focus:
Bhaskar Chakravorti is the Senior Associate Dean of International Business & Finance at The Fletcher School at Tufts University and founding Executive Director of Fletcher’s Institute for Business in the Global Context. He is the author of The Slow Pace of Fast Change.
Vice President and Director, Governance Studies
Founding Director, Center for Technology Innovation
Darrell M. West is vice president and director of Governance Studies and holds the Douglas Dillon Chair. He is founding director of the Center for Technology Innovation at Brookings and Editor-in-Chief of TechTank. His current research focuses on educational technology, health information technology, and mobile technology.
To understand the challenges and opportunities associated with the use of social and digital business, MIT Sloan Management Review, in collaboration with Deloitte, conducted its fourth annual survey of more than 4,800 business executives, managers and analysts from organizations around the world. The survey, conducted in the fall of 2014, captured insights from individuals in 129 countries and 27 industries and involved organizations of various sizes. The sample was drawn from a number of sources, including MIT alumni, MIT Sloan Management Review subscribers, Deloitte Dbriefs webcast subscribers and other interested parties. In addition to our survey results, we interviewed business executives from a number of industries, as well as technology vendors, to understand the practical issues facing organizations today. Their insights contributed to a richer understanding of the data. Surveys in the three previous years were conducted with a focus on social business. This year’s study has expanded to include digital business...
Maturing digital organizations don’t tolerate skill gaps...
For 20 years, there were only five university labs in the world working on it. Today those five labs are very famous [Ed note: the five are University of Toronto, Université de Montréal, New York University, Stanford University and University of Oxford]. Everybody who comes out of them gets picked up by Google, or Facebook or a top university.
What are the differences between the ways that humans and machines learn? Are there specific weaknesses of the deep-learning approach that you are aware of?
You teach at Singularity University and you specifically teach about deep learning as an “exponentially advancing technology”. What resources need to be unlimited for the exponential growth of deep learning?
That’s a really good question. I actually think deep learning could be the first truly exponential technology.
...There is now, in fact, a deep-learning network for building deep-learning networks! And, indeed, the networks that they come up with are, in fact, much better than those that humans have created.
I understand you’ve been teaching yourself Chinese through a very data-intensive learning algorithm. I’m wondering how this personal learning experience, in your own brain, has informed your ideas about deep learning in silico.
... I wanted to learn more about human learning, so that I could use that knowledge to increase my machine-learning ability...
27 May, 2015, The tech threat - Is Artificial intelligence (AI) leading to inequality and fewer jobs? [Al Jazeera English]
According to Martin Ford, the author of The Rise of the Robots , a few people are "hoovering up all the income and all the success and everyone else kind of struggling" [Al Jazeera]
ICTA research leader in artificial intelligence, Professor Toby Walsh, says Watson is well suited to solving problems that involve sifting through large volumes of unstructured data.
As the volume of data available to humans increases, he says tools like Watson will be essential for helping make sense of it all. An early application of Watson is in helping clinicians make better decisions.
“The number of scientific papers being written is beyond the remit of any one person to read any more, and often it is unstructured text,” Walsh says.
One of the first Australian organisations to sign up to Watson is Victoria’s Deakin University. Chief digital officer, William Confalonieri, says the university is using Watson initially to create an intelligent digital guide for students. Deakin has received the highest ranking of any Victorian university for learning satisfaction for the past four years, and Confalonieri says the use of Watson is intended to cement this...
How does Watson learn? Watson gets smarter by tracking feedback from its users and applying that knowledge. http://t.co/up2UJSQdly— IBM Watson (@IBMWatson) June 2, 2015
Retiring CEO Diana Oblinger offers "7 Reflections" on her time with EDUCAUSE: http://t.co/8Rt3GN5iAh— EDUCAUSEreview (@EDUCAUSEreview) April 28, 2015
+ 3 Priorities for EDUCAUSE’s Next CEO - January 21, 2015 www.insidehighered.com/blogs/technology-and-learning/3-priorities-educause...
My blog post about getting the XLRI Alumnus award http://t.co/z0V07uyxeN— Gautam Ghosh (@GautamGhosh) November 29, 2014
“Health is the greatest possession. Contentment is the greatest treasure. Confidence is the greatest friend.” - Lao Tzu— WiRL Summit (@WiRLSummit) April 2, 2015
Can women have successful careers in the tech world? The Economic Survey 2014-15 says the IT and ITeS sector including Business Process Management (BPM), continues to be one of the largest employers in the country, directly employing nearly 35 lakh people. This sector will continue to thrive. Software products and services revenues for 2015-16 are projected to grow at 12-14 per cent. Women need to be a part of this growth trajectory...
Abhijit Bhaduri works as the Chief Learning Officer for the Wipro group. Prior to this he led HR teams at Microsoft, PepsiCo, Colgate and Tata Steel and worked in India, SE Asia and US. He has been voted to be one of the top HR influencers on Social Media by SHRM. He writes a popular weekly post on movies, music and management for his website abhijitbhaduri.com. You can follow him on Twitter at http://twitter.com/abhijitbhaduri. Abhijit is the author of two best sellers – Mediocre But Arrogant and its sequel Married But Available. His latest book is called “Don’t Hire the Best” is about how to find a fit between the person and the organization. The views are personal
www3.imperial.ac.uk - "Tech entrepreneur ‘brain-drain’ to US is a source of concern, say researchers"
Europe is undergoing a significant technology entrepreneur brain-drain to the United States because it is not doing enough to retain information and communication technology (ICT) start-up companies.
A report by researchers from Imperial College Business School, initiated by the EIT ICT Labs and published today, found that ICT is a major economic driver for Europe. Between 2005 and 2010, investment in the sector accounted for one-third of all economic growth in the region, while ICT innovations bring positive, knock-on benefits for other industries.
The report – ‘ICT innovation in Europe: Productivity gains, start-up growth and retention’ – found that European countries are leading the way in nurturing talent, but do hardly enough to retain it. In fact, 43 percent of successful EU start-ups end up being acquired by US companies.
A study prepared by P. KOUTROUMPIS(1), A. LEIPONEN(2 ) and L.D.W. THOMAS(3)
We acknowledge financial support from the EIT ICT Labs. We also wish to thank Achim Luhn for guidance and support and Kumush Abduraimova for research assistance.
(1) Imperial College Business School, (2)Cornell University and Imperial College Business School, (3)Imperial College Business School
Tech entrepreneur brain-drain to US is a source of concern http://t.co/sUZKqfzxGj— Aija Leiponen (@AijaLeiponen) March 12, 2015
Imperial College & EIT ICT Labs report on the impact of ICT on European economy: http://t.co/rIhVRjzUf5— Aija Leiponen (@AijaLeiponen) March 12, 2015
March 2, 2015
The main thing teachers constantly lack is time. My new book, Moonshots in Education: Launching Blended Learning in the Classroom addresses just that: how to manage the classroom so it is easier on the teacher and much more effective for the 21st century student.
In writing the book, the big question was: as teachers, how can we be more effective in the classroom and make our lives easier? Sounds contradictory, doesn’t it? But it isn’t with the Blended Learning model supporting teachers.
The goal of Moonshots is to support teachers in the classroom, to make teaching easier and more relevant to today’s world within the existing structure of education while simultaneously making it more effective for students.
Moonshots and Blended Learning
The goal is tied to the Blended Learning movement, which ...
Businesses, all businesses, have a common enemy: isomorphism. The academic definition of isomorphism, which comes from the field of sociology, is something along the lines of the similarity of an organization’s processes or structures to those operating in the same environment.
The technology industry will see acceleration in existing trends, as well as some brand new innovations in 2015.
MBA students and business graduates with professional or entrepreneurial aspirations in the sector should be ahead of the curve on any significant developments, so what can we expect the year to bring?
More MBA recruitment
Technology companies have stepped up their MBA recruitment efforts this year, while graduates have exhibited more interest in careers in the industry. In spring 2014, tech showed the strongest increase in onsite business school hiring of any industry for the second consecutive year...
The 'missile woman' behind India's new ICBM http://t.co/7dT5IlChbm > Where are America's "missile women"?— Vivek Wadhwa (@wadhwa) December 7, 2014
about four hours ago
We’re excited to launch Female Founder Stories, a collection of interviews with 40 of Y Combinator’s female alumnae. We asked them about things like how they got started, their experience at Y Combinator, their experience as female founders, and what they wish they'd known when they were younger. As you'll see, their answers are fascinating, both individually and in their variety.
This is the biggest collection of interviews with female startup founders I've seen in one place, and as a result we have an unprecedented opportunity to notice patterns in their experiences (and just as interesting, where there aren't patterns).
One of the most consistent patterns is how many founders wished they'd learned to program when they were younger...
The percentage of startups we accepted with female founders was identical to the percentage who applied. (And this happened organically; we didn't check the numbers until after.) Which implies the percentage of female founders we fund will increase in proportion to the percentage of female applicants...
What We Learned From 40 Female YC Founders http://t.co/rPuzwh5yeE— Hacker News (@newsycombinator) November 24, 2014
"We must identify the potential and the problems of MOOCs and decide on this basis whether they offer added value for individual universities," says HRK President, Professor Dr. Horst Hippler. To assist universities within this process of orientation and decision-making, HRK now publishes its MOOC-Reader in English. “Due to the importance of the subject and numerous requests of international partners we decided to make our MOOC-Reader available to a broader public,” explains the HRK President.
"MOOCs are very resource-intensive and are therefore not suitable as instruments to save money,” Hippler emphasises. The HRK is in favour of further investigation of the possibilities offered by developing digital teaching formats. These formats include Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)...
Below, Google's Eric Schmidt sets out his views on how to lower Europe's high levels of unemployment with disruptive innovation...
This course focuses on the concepts and tools behind reporting modern data analyses in a reproducible manner. Reproducible research is the idea that data analyses, and more generally, scientific claims, are published with their data and software code so that others may verify the findings and build upon them. The need for reproducibility is increasing dramatically as data analyses become more complex, involving larger datasets and more sophisticated computations. Reproducibility allows for people to focus on the actual content of a data analysis, rather than on superficial details reported in a written summary. In addition, reproducibility makes an analysis more useful to others because the data and code that actually conducted the analysis are available. This course will focus on literate statistical analysis tools which allow one to publish data analyses in a single document that allows others to easily execute the same analysis to obtain the same results.
28 June, 2014, "Creative destruction", The Economist
A cost crisis, changing labour markets and new technology will turn an old institution on its head
MOOCs will disrupt different universities in different ways. Not all will suffer. Oxford and Harvard could benefit. Ambitious people will always want to go to the best universities to meet each other, and the digital economy tends to favour a few large operators...
bravo à @HenriVerdier pour être devenu aujourd'hui le premier Chief Data Officer de la nation France !— Gilles Babinet (@babgi) 21 Mai 2014
That’s the spirit with which we’re today opening up our lab in Nairobi, Kenya, to more than 200 guests for our colloquium, “Africa in the New Era of Computing.” IBM researchers and business partners will explain the strategy for executing Project Lucy, our 10-year $100 million effort to take on many of Africa’s grand challenges by harnessing IBM Watson and other sophisticated technologies.
To learn more about our approach to doing business in Africa, download Project Lucy: How IBM Research is Engagin in Africa.
6 Dec 2013
As Tech City marks its third year, the government has welcomed a new report (pdf) published today (6 December 2013) which highlights the rapid growth of Tech City, from a local initiative created 3 years ago to establishing itself as the digital capital of Europe. Independently produced figures from the report highlight how London tech companies are contributing to economic growth, inward investment and high value jobs across the country.