I love talking (and listening) on these topics:
The Big Shift & The Power of Pull
It is understandable that all of us focus on short-term economic events as they play out—particularly in times of crisis and recession. At the same time, however, it is dangerous to lose sight of the deep changes that will continue to unfold long after the current economic downturn is a memory. We face a long-term performance challenge that continues to intensify. The steps we take now to address this challenge will not only help us to weather the current economic storms but will position us to create significant economic value in an increasingly challenging business landscape. The power of pull provides a roadmap for the practices and institutions required to harness knowledge flows and create significant economic value. More generally, the emphasis on the pivotal role of the individual in catalyzing the next wave of institutional changes helps to remind us that the difficult but rewarding journey ahead begins with each of us. more>>
The intensity of global competition calls for a
review of your business strategy. Your company's sustainability depends
on your ability to develop a constantly evergreen set of capabilities
before anybody else does. How do you accelerate your firm's capability-building
processes? Your talent development strategy? Is it possible to learn even
Emerging markets such as China and India have become
breeding grounds for new management processes and practices that help
companies to maintain or even improve the quality of their products and
services while simultaneously slashing prices. The disruptive impact is
now confined to developing countries, but "blowback" from this surge of
quickly be unleashed on the rest of the world. To meet the challenge,
established businesses must learn new skills—not least important,
an ability to orchestrate complex networks of specialized enterprises.
What steps must you take to protect your company's future? more >>
Value Creation at the Edge
It is not just corporate training that is important
but rather rich participation with partners who are at the edge.Ask:
how do you learn as much from a partner as you learn from creating something
yourself? How does distributed collaboration around the world become a
critical strategy for survival? What are the most effective ways to convert
your existing global supplier networks into new nodes of innovation? more >>
Learning in the Digital Age
how today's kids that grow up digital learn, think, work, communicate
and socialize. Perhaps our generation focused on information but these
kids focus on meaning - how does information take on meaning ... more >>
IT Matters More Today than Ever Before
To understand how to achieve a sustainable competitive
edge from IT, we must understand how Web services or, more generally,
service-oriented architectures, enable a new kind of corporate strategy
to become enacted. more >>
Cloud Computing & Service Grids
We are at a strategic juncture which brings
two separate developments together - cloud computing and service grids
- providing the opportunity
to slash capital expenditure and TCO on the one hand and enabling a degree
of radical adaptability - both in terms of computer utilization AND business
flexibility, on the other hand. This confluence is unprecedented and opens
up a host of strategic possibilities but this also requires new skills
for the CIO and potentially a new positioning of CIOs before the full
potential of this confluence can be realized... more >>
a Culture of Learning
Organizational learning and
knowledge sharing have held out great promises but have failed to deliver
the goodies. Why? And what can be done about it? more >>
Let's be clear; you can't manage invention,
just nurture it ... but you can manage innovation, the pathway to the
market. more >>
Will to Innovate
I am tired of everyone pointing their fingers at
the other guys -- corporations at unions; universities at government;
and so on. Start by looking at your organization. What has your organization
undertaken to innovate your own innovation processes?
am distressed at how bad most CEOs are today in thinking out of the box.
Boards aren't much better. And, of course, most institutions and foundations
tend to be hesitant to re-invent themselves...
It's time to be bold; it's time to innovate innovation. The 21st century
Why can't we keep things simple? Sure,
we all complain, but why can't we design stuff that mere mortals (like
you and me) can use? more >>
"The Big Shift – working, learning and identity in exponential times" - American Express Global Senior Management Summit, New York, New York, February 26, 2013.
"Innovating Innovation: Accelerating Value Creation and Learning - the Big Shift" - North Carolina State University Transformation Conference, Raleigh, North Carolina, February 25, 2013.
"New Culture of Learning: Cultivating the Imagination and Play in a World of Constant Change" - Brain & Learning: Creative Brains Conference, San Francisco, California, February 16, 2013.
"Public, Not Public: Making Humanities Count" - Panel, University of California, Irvine, Irvine, California, January 23, 2013.
"New Culture of Learning - Cultivating Imagination for a World of Constant Change" - Professional Lecture, National Institute of Education, Singapore, November 22, 2012
"Scalable Learning in the Networked Age" - Seminar for National Institute of Education, Singapore, November 21, 2012.
"Reimagining Healthcare from An Ecosystemic Perspective" - AMIA 2012 Annual Symposium, Chicago, Illinois, November 4, 2012.
" A New Culture of Learning: The Entrepreneurial Learner in the Network Age" - Humber Polytech Summit, Humber College, Toronto, Canada, October 25, 2012.
" A New Culture of Learning: Cultivating Imagination for a World of Constant Change" - Educational Computer Organization of Ontario Annual Conference, Ontario, Canada, October 25, 2012.
"Entrepreneurial Learner: A new culture of learning considers knowledge management in the network age" - KM World 2012, Washington DC, October 17, 2012.
"Changing How We Think About and Lead Change: 20th Century Push Economy --- 21st Century Pull Economy" - Association of Research Libraries Fall Forum, Washington DC, October 12, 2012.
"Cyberlearning Infrastructures – Building Human and Technological Capacity" - Panel, Wireless EdTech Conference, Washington DC, October 11, 2012
"Cultivating the Imagination: Creating the Resourceful, Resilient Learner" - PLP Live: Inspire. Connect. Shift Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, September 28, 2012
"Reimagining Learning for the 21st Century: Disruptions and Opportunities - Push --Pull"- President's Roundtable for Pearson Learning Solutions, Half Moon Bay, California, September 26, 2012.
"The Human Side of the Social Enterprise" - The CCO and the Social Enterprise, the Arthur W. Page Society, San Francisco, California, September 11, 2012.
"New Models of Learning, New Modes of Engagement - Cultivating Resilient Learners, Designers and Researchers for the 21st Century"-Champlain College Active Learning Conference, Montreal, Canada, June 4, 2012.
"A New Culture of Learning: Cultivating Imagination for a World of Constant Change" - University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, Colorado, May 21, 2012.
"A New Culture of Learning: Cultivating Imagination for a World of Constant Change" - InterActivity 2012: The Wonder of Learning: Association of Children's Museum, Portland, Oregon, May 10, 2012.
"The New Rules of Innovation and Corporate Ingenuity: Adapting to a Changing World" - Panel, Milken Institute Global Summit 2012, Beverly Hills, California, May 1, 2012.
"Shaping Strategies & Big Shift: 21st Century Push Economy → 21st Century Pull Economy: Bringing Coherence to A World of Constant Flux" - Digital Entertainment Group Executive Summit, Beverly Hills, California, April 10, 2012.
"Cultivating the Entrepreneurial Learner for The 21st Century" - Digital Media & Learning Conference 2012, San Francisco, California, March 1, 2012.
"New Models of Learning, New Modes of Engagement - Cultivating Resilient Learners, Designers and Researchers for the 21st Century"- DeLange Conference VIII: The Future of the Research University, Rice University, Houston, Texas, February 27, 2012.
"Cultivating Imagination for a World of Constant Change" - Nueva Gifted School Conference, Hillsborough, California, October 21, 2011
"Technology in the Human Context" - A Purpose Driven Company Series, OpenText Conference, San Francisco, California, October 18, 2011.
"A New Culture of Learning for a World of Constant Change" - Internet Librarian and Digital Strategy Summit, Monterey, California, October 17, 2011.
"A New Culture of Learning: Cultivating Imagination for a World of Constant Change" - Civil Service College of Singapore, Singapore, September 23, 2011.
"Ubicomp - Mark Weiser - PARC" - Panel at Ubicomp 2011, Beijing, China, September 20, 2011.
"Enacting the Future - The Entrepreneurial Leader" - The Churchill Club, San Jose, California,
September 16, 2011.
"Preparing Leaders for a World of Constant Change" - The Conference Board, Chicago, Illinois, September 15, 2011.
"The Future May be Cloudy, but Needn't be Hazy - Prepare Now" - Chief Information Officers Summit, Santa Clara, California, August 19, 2011.
"Higher Education & The Changing Game of Innovation" - National Governor's Association Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, Utah, July 15, 2011.
Commencement Speech -Stanford University Department of Communication,Stanford, California,
June 12, 2011.
"Cultivating the Imagination in a World of Constant Change" - Forum for the Future of Higher Education, Aspen, Colorado, June 8, 2011.
"Collaborative Innovation and the Pull Economy" - Wharton School's Impact Conference: Face of Innovation: Next Challenges for Practice, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, June 3, 2011.
Commencement Speech - Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois, May 14, 2011.
Institute of Design, Strategy Conference - Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois,
May 13, 2011.
"The Power of Pull: How smart moves, smartly made, can set big things in motion" - Axway Connections 2011 Conference, Scottsdale, Arizona, May 12, 2011.
"A New Culture of Learning For a World of Constant Change" - webinar, Calgary Board of Education, March 11, 2011.
"Changing the Game Through the Power of Pull" - CoDev 2011 Conference, Scottsdale, Arizona,
January 26, 2011.
"A New Culture of Learning - Cultivating the Imagination in a World of Constant Change" - Public lecture, Kelvin Grove, University of Queensland, Australia, November 26, 2010.
"The Shift Index and its Implication for Higher Education" - Vice Chancellor's Forum for Senior Leadership, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia, November 26, 2010.
"Research on the Edge - high payoffs but risky" - OzCHI 2010 Conference on Human Computer Interaction, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia, November 24, 2010.
"Open Source, Open Learning and Co-creation the next CHI practice"- panel discussion, OzCHI 2010 Conference on Human Computer Interaction, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia, November 24, 2010.
"Big Ideas - Pathways for Efficacy" - Rudd Family Foundation Big Ideas @ Berkeley, University of California, Berkeley, California, November 18, 2010.
"A New Culture of Learning in a World of Constant Change" - DevLearn 2011 Conference, San Francisco, California, November 3, 2010.
"Creating a New Culture of Learning for a World of Constant Flux" - USC, Institute for Creative Technologies Open House, Los Angeles, California, October 28, 2010.
Panel for the Forum on Global Technology, Annual meeting of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering, Washington DC, October 4, 2010.
"The New Culture of Learning in a World of Constant Flux" - Convocation, Georgetown University, Washington, DC, September 7, 2010.
"The Power of Pull: A Platform Approach to Learning"- Gov 2.0, Washington, DC,
September 7, 2010.
"Forging Ahead: Navigating the New Normal/ Thriving in a World of Flux" Burton Group Catalyst Conference - San Diego, California, July 27, 2010.
"Forging Ahead: Navigating the New Normal/ Thriving in a World of Flux" Burton Group Catalyst Conference - Prague, June 21, 2010.
"A New Culture in a World of Constant Flux" - 2010 New Media Consortium Conference, Anaheim, California, June 12, 2010.
"Learning in the Digital Age: Where Engagement Matters Now More Than Ever" - 2010 Teaching and Learning with Technology Conference, Maricopa Community College, Tempe, Arizona, May 18, 2010.
"The Power of Pull: How Small Moves, Smartly Made, Can Set Big Things In Motion" - Arizona State University, Public Lecture, Tempe, Arizona, May 17, 2010.
"Exploiting Emerging Platforms: Moving from Push to Pull" - Strategic News Service, FiRe Conference, Rancho Palos Verdes, California, May 12, 2010.
"Collaborative Innovation and a Pull Economy" - Stanford University's Entrepreneurial Though Leadership Series, Stanford, California, April 14, 2010.
"Challenges and Opportunities for Universities in the 21st Century" - University of Rochester, Rochester, New York, March 11, 2010.
"Blended Learning Revisited: Info for the Networked Age" - MacVicar Day, MIT, Boston, Massachusetts, March 10, 2010.
“Learning in The Digital Age” – Memphis City Schoool’s Mid-South Technology Conference, Memphis, Tennessee, December 9, 2009.
“The Big Shift: Clouds, “Pull” and the Changing Nature of Business Innovation” – Gartner’s Application, Architecture Development and Integration Summit, Las Vegas, Nevada, December 8, 2009.
“The Social Basis of Scalable Learning in the Digital Age” – 19th Annual Pegasus Conference, Now More Than Ever: Critical Skills for Courageous Organizations, November 4, 2009.
“The Big Shift: The Emerging Logic of the 21st Century” – Frontiers in Service Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii, October 30, 2009
“How to Connect Technology and Passion in the Service of Learning in the Digital Age” – Tech It Up International 2009 conference, Kamloops, Canada, October 24, 2009.
“Leading the Creative Enterprise” – Coach K Leadership Conference, Duke University, Raleigh, North Carolina, October 20, 2009.
“Learning Models and Supplementation. Twice Exceptional Learners, Trends in the 21st Century” – Nueva School Gifted Learning Conference, Hillsborough, California, October 16, 2009.
“The Big Shift” – Center for Corporate CEO Summit, San Jose, California, September 30, 2009.
“The Entrepreneur and the Cloud – Silicon Valley Rejuvenated, Singapore Coming of Age” – SPRIE Silicon Valley Leadership Forum, Stanford, California, September 24, 2009.
“Re-imaging Dewey in the 21st Century and the Questing Dispostion” – 21st Century Learning Conference, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada, August 21, 2009.
“Learning in the Digital Age” – 2009 Annual Midwest Regional Conference on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, South Bend, Indiana, 3 April 2009.
“Learning in the Digital Age” – Edward C. Moore Symposium on Teaching Excellence, Indiana University/Purdue University, Indianapolis, Indiana, 2 April 2009.
“Learning in the Digital Age” – Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Conference, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, 2 April 2009.
“Innovation in the Open Environment” – Open Forum for Higher Education Executives, Palm Springs, California, 8 December 2008.
“Organizational Design and the NetGen Gamer” – nGenera Talent 2.0 Conference, Orlando, Florida, 20 November 2008.
“Some Thoughts about Graduate Education in the 21st Century” – USC Joint Provost/Academic Senate Retreat on Innovative Approaches to Ph.D. Education, Santa Monica, California, 7 November 2008.
“Constructing the Tacit in Work and Play” – Western Behavioral Sciences Institute’s, International Leadership Forum, La Jolla, California, 5 November, 2008.
“Embracing a World of Constant Change and Re-thinking the Workspace for the 21st Century” – Deloitte & Touche, Technology Media and Telecommunications Summit, Phoenix, Arizona, 6 October 2008.
“Innovating Innovation – Transforming the accelerating pace of change from a challenge to an opportunity” – Singtel’s i.Luminate 2008, Singapore, 24 September 2008.
“Media 2.0 – Welcome to the 21st Century” – Singapore Press Holdings Conference, Singapore, 23 September 2008.
“Web 2.0 to Learning 2.0: Key to net-gen work force” – Gartner’s Portals, Content and Collaboration Summit, Anaheim, California, 19 September 2008.
“The Spirit of Entrepreneurism and the Gaming Disposition” - Singapore Management University’s iJam 2008, Singapore, 1 September 2008.
“Learning and Literacy in the Digital Age” – Willamette University, Salem, Oregon, 26 August 2008.
“Teaching, Learning and Technology: Past, Present and Future” – UC Systemwide 21st Century Conference, UC Davis, Davis, California, 20 June 2008.
“ Learning 2.0: Striving for New Forms of Productivity, Leveraging the Social Basis of Learning and The Net” – Moodle Moot 2008, San Francisco, California, 10 June 2008.
“Institutional Innovation“ – Institute of Design’s Strategy Conference, Chicago, Illiniois, 22 May 2008.
“The Expanding Roles for the CIO in a Rapidly Changing World” – CRITO’s CIO Roundtable, UC Irvine, Irvine, California, 31 March 2008.
“Innovating Innovation: A Social Dynamic Perspective: - MITRE Corporation Senior Staff and Corporate Officers, McLean, Virginia, 10 March 2008.
“Born Digital, Learning Differently” – CSULA’s Teaching the 21st Century Student: Technology, Information Literacy and Student Learning, Los Angeles, California, 29 February 2008.
“Born Digital, Learning Differently” – American Council on Education’s 90th Annual Conference, San Diego, California, 12 February 2008.
“Envisioning the Future of DIY” – Panel discussion, DIY Conference, USC, 9 February 2008.
“State of Research” – Panel Discussion, DIY Conference, USC, 8 February 2008.
“NSFNET: Impact on Teaching and Learning” – NSFNET: The Partnership that Changed The World: An event celebrating 20 years of Internet Invention and Progress, Arlington, Virginia, 30 November 2007.
“The Future of OCW and Education” – Panel Discussion, MIT OCW Conference: Unlocking Knowledge, Empowering Minds: A Milestone Celebration, Boston, Massachusetts, 28 November 2007.
“Learning 2.0: New Modes of Learning and Scholarship” – Open University’s Open Learn Conference, Milton Keynes, England, 31 October 2007.
“Life in the Networked Age: Technology, Science, and Society” – RES Advisory Board Roundtable, Avignon, France, 12 October 2007.
“Learning 2.0 – New modes of Learning and Scholarship” – Colgate University’s Celebration of Case Library and Geyer Center for Information Technology, Colgate University, Hamilton, New York, 5 October 2007.
“Born Digital: New Leaders, New Leadership Models” – New Paradigm E 2.0 Conference, Napa Valley, California, 18 September 2007.