Historical Quotes

  “Computers in the future may weigh no more than 1.5 tons.” — Popular Mechanics, forecasting the relentless march of science, 1949 “I think there is a world market for maybe five computers.” — Thomas Watson, Chairman of IBM, 1943 “I have traveled the length and breadth of this country and walked with the best…

IoT Explained

The Internet of Things (IoT) is very, very simple. It is easy to describe. IoT is Internet devices consisting of sensors, embedded computing and radios that create value. Period. It is the essential model, the required technologies. Devices without sensors + computing + radios are NOT ‘Things.’ Absent Things there is no IoT. Capiche? Simple.…

Internet of Things

The Internet of Things (IoT) is growing exponentially. IoT will impact all dimensions of business, education, government, military and civil society. IoT propels Colabria’s traditional action/research initiatives and enterprise advisory activities. At Colabria we recently completed a confidential, multi-year research study of Enterprise IoT. (It’s why things have been so quiet.) The sponsors were CIOs…

Nobel Prize

Thomson Reuters just released their annual forecast of potential winners of this year’s Nobel Prize in each category: chemistry, physics, medicine, and economics. Excerpt:  “Mark S. Granovetter at Stanford University is more of a sociologist than an economist, but his innovative work in economic sociology has landed him on Thomson Reuters’ list of contenders for the…

Global Forum

  Welcome to the Global Forum/Shaping the Future 2014 in Geneva! The Global Forum 2014 is taking place on November Monday 17th & Tuesday 18th in Geneva, Switzerland at the CICG – International Conference Center of Geneva. This 23rd edition benefits of the support of the State Chancellery of Geneva as well as international entities…

Distributed Collaboration Summit

Collaborative Strategies Introduces First Ever Distributed Collaboration Summit Conference Promises to Deliver Latest Insights Into Collaboration and Distributed Teams in the New Workplace SAN MATEO, CALIF. (Sept. 11, 2014) — Research firm Collaboration Strategies, Inc. will bring together industry leaders at its inaugural Distributed Collaboration Summit (DCS), Jan. 15 and 16, 2015. The two-day conference…

The Future Declassified

  The Future Declassified by Mathew Burrows hosted by Paul Saffo   Tuesday September 23, 02014 7:30pm The Interval Fort Mason, San Francisco Advanced Tickets (limited number) The volatility of today’s world is apparent just by reviewing the day’s headlines. Across the globe, the pressures of population growth, environmental change, and constant technological disruption are just…

Network Life

Please find below some worthwhile learning experiences for networks. These massive open online courses (MOOCs) will help make sense of our Network Life. Recommended by Colabria. Networked Life University of Pennsylvania Begins September 1, 2014 Networks: Friends, Money, and Bytes Princeton University Begins September 15, 2014 Social and Economic Networks: Models and Analysis Stanford University…

Ideation

Ideation (idea generation) is the knowledge management (KM) activity of generating, developing, and communicating new ideas. The ideation cycle is innovation, through design, to development and full actualization. Tomorrow’s economy depends more and more on perpetual ideation. Capital, energy, talent, leadership, etc., are important, but it’s accelerated knowledge management that propels 21st Century business.  Ideation is among the…