WATIFY is an awareness-raising campaign launched by the European Commission with the aim of supporting European businesses in their digital transformation and their adoption of advanced technologies.

As all companies evolve to become technology companies, market incumbents and new market creators/leaders both feel the technological convergence and business model divergence as the world reorients towards Web 3.0. At the core of it all are data volume, velocity, variety, and veracity.

Web 3.0 Advancement. The world is changing, its pace is accelerating, and technology adoption is partially responsible. The changes and accelerations...
In 2017, we witnessed organizations take up the mantle of digital transformation with more conviction and effort than any time before. Funding, commitment, and leadership support was at its highest level ever and only showed signs of increased dedication. Ongoing success stories from many leading or...

"as technology becomes increasingly seamless, “digital” roles will gradually disappear. Traditional organizations must deeply embrace this transition in order for real transformation & long-term sustainability to occur."

Searches for the expression ‘digital transformation’ peaked in 2017. I was surprised and disappointed as I had hoped that this buzzword…

Managing Automation: Employment, inequality, and ethics in the digital age.

This discussion paper argues that automation has the potential to create immense and widespread benefits if managed effectively. The growing capability of machines is likely to transform rather than eliminate work, with aggregate employment effects likely to offset negative sectoral impacts. The pap...
Intended for digital strategists and executive leadership responsible for driving digital transformation, corporate innovation or digital culture work for their organization.

Step 1: Create a narrative for digital transformation. One that your employees can rally behind.
Michel Bauwens shared a link to the group: P2P.

"The current reality of smart cities is that there aren’t any. At the end of the day, most so-called smart cities are just cities with a few or several standout... smart projects. Such projects can take shape in a variety of ways. In Pittsburgh, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is piloting a $30 million smart-signal system that utilizes adaptive traffic signals to read traffic conditions and make adjustments to keep traffic flowing. Kansas City invested nearly $15 million in a smart lighting project that will install 200 lights along its new streetcar line. The lights have built-in sensors and cameras that detect the presence of people and can turn off when no one is around to save 20–30 percent in electricity costs. Both efforts represent the potential of smart city technology, but they certainly do not represent the networked, end-to-end planning of an entire smart city.
A big reason for the disconnect between smart city potential and reality is the fact that smart cities are where the digital world blends, but can also collide, with the non-digital world. Non-digital issues such as legacy governance, social justice, politics, ideology, privacy and financial elements that are not so smart, efficient or resilient when smart-city planning starts can become large factors. "

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Plans for more wired, networked, connected urban areas face challenges if they fail to account for existing, local, non-digital elements such as government and socioeconomic conditions
Here’s an infographic that breaks down the journey of digital transformation into six essential building blocks: Download the PDF version here (best viewed with Acrobat Reader – not on browser) As you can see in the infographic, we start by answering the most fundamental question: What is digital tr...

Here's some ideas for how to prepare.

Our concern is that a few powerful investors and corporations could dictate life on earth
On 6 July 2017, the Development Strategy and Policy Analysis Unit of DPAD organized a seminar on "Frontier Issues: The impact of the technological revolution on labour markets and income distribution." It was held in preparation for a forthcoming DESA study, in collaboration with the ILO, UNDP and U...
Automation helped bring on the age of Trump. What will AI bring?
Robots are hiding in plain sight. It’s time we stop ignoring them.
Intended for digital strategists and executive leadership responsible for driving digital transformation for their organization.
Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn StumbleUpon Tumblr BufferFor the third year in a row, IBM, the BCG and the EBG issued their report on the digital maturity of french businesses (document in french). Here are my takeaways. Digital businesses refocus on the customer Without any surprise, the customer...

The true key problem facing organizations with respect to digital disruption is people — specifically, the different rates at which people, organizations, and policy respond to technological advances.

People, organizations, and policy respond to technological advances at different rates.

The manufacturing industry is one of the industries which moved rather slow from an enterprise-wide and certainly ecosystem-wide digital transformation perspective.

Digital transformation in manufacturing - Industry 4.0 challenges, opportunities, drivers and outlook 2017 and beyond