Green Chameleon » From Data, with Love

Green Chameleon blog articles how-to guides events publications book videos about From Data, with Love That most hallowed of mental models and glib explanations, the Data-Information-Knowledge-Wisdom hierarchy has taken a bit of a beating this week.

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Innovation for Erratic Meatbags

Evolving Web

We now have significant data that leads us to scientifically understand that humans are more like highly suggestive, moody, erratic meatbags. He made it clear that innovation was everyone's job. Silo'ing innovation where it’s appropriate and turning everything else into a factory.

Open Policy Making promises engagement as well as digital innovation

Social Reporter

A couple of posts on the Open Policy Making blog this week provide insights into how digital technologies, network thinking, and new ways for government to operate may change the way we receive services, engage as citizens – and maybe develop our own community-level innovations.

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City Data City Apps: Open Data and Transparency

Collaborative Thinking

Interesting how government transparency is getting contagious - local municipalities (New York, San Francisco) are mimicking what the federal government has been doing with its various open data and app store efforts.

Social Physics: Oxymoron or Big 'Social' Data Tipping Point?

Governance in a Networked World

The title “Social Physics” in itself is notable as Pentland’s desire to a put a name to what he is doing, that is, identifying social interaction patterns from logged activity data. I might add here that Pentland does not rely solely on ‘mined data’ or what he calls ‘reality modeling’.

2014 158

Innovation for Erratic Meatbags

Evolving Web

We now have significant data that leads us to scientifically understand that humans are more like highly suggestive, moody, erratic meatbags. He made it clear that innovation was everyone's job. Silo'ing innovation where it’s appropriate and turning everything else into a factory.

Social Innovation Meetup: “Exploring Labs for Social Change” – presentation notes

Making CommunitySense

On April 25, Social Innovation Meetup #4 , organized by Hivos and Kennisland, was held in Amsterdam. Keynote speakers sharing innovation stories from Kenya, Finland, and Canada were Daudi Were of Ushahid i, Marco Steinberg of the Helsinki Design Lab and Vanessa Timmer of One Earth.

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Governments are Leading Many IT Innovations

Portals and KM

I have been seeing some innovative social business efforts from government for some time so this post, Governments Are Out Front in IT Innovation , was not a surprise. On his first day in office, the President also pledged to make the federal government a model for open data.

2013 164

Sustainable Enterprises: Innovation Intervention

21st Century Organization

Over the years I have wrestled with a graphic to depict what we do when we support an organization catalyze their good ideas into market worthy innovations and depict when value is created. A customer's lifetime value is co-created through open networking innovation.

SAP Big Data Startup of the Year” Award to TWeather

Portals and KM

This time Tweathe r received “SAP Big Data Startup of the Year” awar d.  As SAP wrote, “SAP’s participation at TechCrunch Disrupt 2012 further extends its goal of working with the most innovative and disruptive companies in Silicon Valley.

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Summary of My 2012 Enterprise 2.0 Innovate Notes

Portals and KM

Innovate on the West Coast for the first time. Innovate. Innovate 2012 Notes: The Right Way to Select Emerging Technologies for the Enterprise – Part One. Innovate 2012 Notes: The Right Way to Select Emerging Technologies for the Enterprise – Part Two. Innovate 2012 Notes: Living the Hybrid Enterprise. Innovate 2012 Notes: Tuesday Keynote. Innovate 2012 Notes: From Project Portfolio to Innovation Funnel. Innovate 2012 Notes: Beyond Adoption.

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Blog>> Innovations in Knowledge Organisation Conference: Follow Up Papers

Green Chameleon

Here are three follow up papers from our IKO Conference speakers, Ahren Lehnert on Finding the Value in Text Analytics , Marjorie Hlava & Bob Kasenchak on Smart Thesauri: Using Taxonomies with Linked Data and Matt Moore, on Building Competencies for Knowledge Organisation.

2015 109

Slides: DC's Innovative Data Catalog


Our Web Executive Seminar last month featured a terrific case study by District of Columbia CTO Vivek Kundra on the DC Data Catalog -- an archive of over 200 data feeds. Under Kundra's leadership, the District is using simple technologies to become, arguably, one of the most transparent metropolitan governments in the nation. We've blogged about Kundra's presentation previously, but now his slides are available for the first time (with audio). I've embedded them below. Enjoy!

Organising Knowledge » Taxonomies in Enterprise Data Management

Green Chameleon blog articles how-to guides events publications book videos about Taxonomies in Enterprise Data Management A brilliant post from Scott Felten about the central role of taxonomy work in enterprise data management and governance.

2008 100

Collaborative Thinking: Scoble Was Wrong, But Data Portability Is A Valid Issue

Collaborative Thinking

Many people are using this event to draw attention to issues related to data portability and to further their own cause. Articles I agree with: Scoble: freedom fighter or data thief?

2008 130

Innovation agency NESTA announces hyperlocal media research and funding

Social Reporter

The UK innovation agency NESTA is starting a major exploration of the future of hyperlocal media – covering everything from struggling local papers, and reduced local BBC services, through to new Government-backed local TV, and the blogs, online communities and radio stations run by passionate digital activists.

2012 159

Collaborative Thinking: Making Innovation Strategy Succeed

Collaborative Thinking

Some key quotes from the interview: " we set out to perform a robust test of the relationship between R&D spending and corporate success and found no statistically significant connection" "Innovation and new technology are not the same thing.

Collaborative Thinking: Innovation Has Its Own Personality

Collaborative Thinking

Gold » February 14, 2008 Innovation Has Its Own Personality An article well-worth reading (via Endless Innovation ). This is an extreme approach to fostering innovation in an otherwise relatively static office environment that was proposed by Robert I.

Real Time Data and the Power of Visualization at Webtrends Engage

Portals and KM

 Ben Cerveny of Stamen Design spoke on Real Time Data and the Power of Visualization at the Webtrends Engage event in New Orleans. He talked about how data visualization affects both the front and back end of data. Webtrends also actively supports innovation on both ends.

2010 151

Data Behind Principles for Reorganization - A NetAge White Paper

Endless Knots

"Principles for Reorganization: How To Mix Levels, Span, and Size to maximize Communication and Decision-Making" offers a more detailed look at the data behind the theory we presented in NetAge Report #4, "Organizing at the Edge of Chaos ," and blogged here.   Here are a few paragraphs from the "Principles" paper: In this working paper, we present the data behind our theory of hierarchy as a network.

2009 89

Social Architecture (a manifesto) | Management Innovation eXchange

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Management Innovation eXchange. Management Innovation eXchange. Innovative 4.44. Pimp your Employee Data From my experience it is very easy to build a system that visualizes the social architecture of your organization. What are the limits of open innovation?

Intranet Innovation Awards 2010 - from Step Two Designs

Michael Sampson - Currents

For the past few years, Step Two Designs in Australia have facilitated a global awards program to uncover innovative work being done by intranet teams around the world. Here's how Step Two position the program: " The Intranet Innovation Awards are global awards that celebrate new ideas and innovative approaches to the enhancement and delivery of intranets. While there can be no single ‘best intranet’, there are innovative ideas and approaches that warrant recognition. ".

2010 122

Australian Innovation Report plugs social networking

Governance in a Networked World

The long awaited report on a review of Australia's innovation systems was recently released [link]. The report was somewhat damning on the previous Liberal government showing data on how Australia's innovation capability had been systematically eroded over the decade or more that they were in power.

2008 100

Innovation as a Cultural Tenet - Making It Real

Michael Sampson - Currents

Shawn commented on Will IT slowly strangle corporate outposts : " You can't do innovation on a shoestring. For example, 3M, a company known for its innovation, insists that all its chemical engineers send 10% of their time working on their own projects. Innovation requires lots of trial and error and a lot of blind alleys. I don't have data to confirm that this is true for 3M or not. For more, see How 3M Gave Everyone Days Off and Created an Innovation Dynamo.

Open innovation reporters and a Social App Store are needed to complement local news hubs

Social Reporter

On reflection that’s rather presumptuous – so my best idea is a pretty obvious one … look at the assets and skills we have already, and open the process up to those are already bubbling with suggestions, and create some innovative solutions from there. In addition, BIG must have lots of data on the many excellent projects that they have funded, each of which would yield many stories and insights. million contract for a third sector innovation exchange.

2011 151

Organising Knowledge » Information Sharing Isn’t Data Management

Green Chameleon blog articles how-to guides events publications book videos about Information Sharing Isn’t Data Management From Dale Meyerrose, US associate director of national intelligence, this clearly stated piece about the importance of an integrated metadata strategy for the enterprise. My only problem is he seems to confuse information sharing with data management.

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Forrester: Mobile Apps Will Change the IT Market and Drive Software Innovation

Portals and KM

Forrester has issued a new report, Mobile App Internet Recasts The Software And Services Landscape: App Innovation On Phones Will Spread To Cars, Appliances And Entertainment by John C. It notes that while the explosion of app innovation started with the iPhone, the rise of the “App Internet” significantly impact the enterprise software and services market. This second wave of innovation will leverage cloud-based services.

2011 141

What Is the Best Business Model When Data and Content Storage Becomes a Utility?

Portals and KM

While Spigit , the innovation management software firm, offers both cloud and on-premise solutions, 95% of their customers are choosing SaaS. According to the Wikipedia, electricity was once generated on premise but through a series of technology innovations, the grid and remote sourcing of power became possible. It will take a while for the final business model to evolve as the cloud moves data and content storage toward becoming a utility in a practical sense.

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The MIT Sloan CIO Symposium Notes Part There: Positioning IT as an Innovation Engine

Portals and KM

I attended a session, Positioning IT as an Innovation Engine , led by Martin Reeves , Senior Partner, Boston Consulting Group. Panel members include: Ananth Krishman, CTO, TCS, Daxi Li, Chairman Chinese Association for Science and Business, Roy Rosin, VP of Innovation, Intuit, and Marco Orellana, CIO Codelco. Martin said that this panel operates on the assumption that IT can drive innovation. So he asked the panel if IT does drive innovation.

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6 Governments Who Set Their Data Free


We're seeing exciting trends in governments making data more available ? Whether on crime, education, or the environment, governments are putting more data on the web. And they're doing it in ways that allow people to build web applications on top of the data. communities (and readers of this blog) have heard about the federal government's initiative (and the winner of a certain Apps for America competition using these data sets).

The Next Step in Open Innovation from McKinsey

Green Chameleon

I recently wrote about Cisco's I-Prize on this blog (see Mining the Web and the World for Innovation ) that is a great example of co-creation that allows the web world to participate. McKinsey recently released a study on the topic, The Next Step in Open Innovation. This data provides nice support for the vitality of web 2.0. If is more from the innovators perspective and makes an interesting contrast to the McKinsey report.

2008 100

Ideas to Open Government Data

Influence In brainstorming ideas to create Datamasher , the team spent a lot of time perusing and thinking about making government data more accessible by the average informed citizen. We actually spent quite a while trying to find data we thought we could understand well enough to present it to others in a compelling way, but it was difficult. Applications like Datamasher would be far more numerous and effective if government made its data accessible over APIs.

Think ‘Network Structure’ not ‘Networking’ « Connect « Innovation Leadership Network

John Tropea - Delicious Network

Once we have creatively made connections between ideas (which is the core creative act in innovation), we have to get our new ideas to spread. This entry was posted on 13 February 2010, 2:18 pm and is filed under connect , innovation strategy , networks.

2010 71

Innovation Happens at the Intersections

TNT - The Network Thinker

Innovation happens at the intersection. analytic data visualizations as art. Come hear more about Innovation at the Intersections! of two or more different, yet similar, groups. Where.

How social networks work: the puzzle of exhaust data :: Grant McCracken

John Tropea - Delicious Community

" These are data that pass between friends onFacebook and Twitter…as when someone tells me they’re doing theirnails, or I tell them I’m entertaining my cat. Exhaust data is, I think, aclear case of "phatic communication." Exhaust Data.

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Blogging Innovation: Why a Networking Culture Is Important - Innovation blog articles, videos, and insights - StumbleUpon

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

Lets start by disposing of the myth of the lone genius (the Thomas Edisons and the Alexander Graham Bells of yesteryear) arriving at a breakthrough innovation on his/her own. Employees start to wonder who should do innovation and where it should take place.

Why Companies shouldn’t build Online Communities. « The Complete Innovator

John Tropea - Delicious Community

The Complete Innovator New thoughts on Innovation from Innovation Strategist, Boris Pluskowski Home About The Author Contact Boris! Armed with some basic analysis a company can go and find out what the skinny is online and plan their approach, based on some verifiable data.

Innovative Uses of Portable Content: A New Category of Products and Services?

Web Social Architecture

I've started to think this approach might be part of the next generation of social media services--tools that take advantage of data portability in new ways. We talk about data portability all the time in terms of newly-enabled distribution, and beyond a doubt, distribution is a huge benefit of widgets, APIs, standards, and syndication. But there's also a new opportunity to innovate, beyond viralizing, mashing up, or recontextualizing content.

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Green Chameleon » Big Mistakes and Failures of Knowledge Articulation

Green Chameleon

HMRC has been building up a steady track record of data loss over the past few months.

2007 130

Green Chameleon » Well I’ll Be…

Green Chameleon blog articles how-to guides events publications book videos about Well I’ll Be… What do you call a conference on Data Analysis, Data Quality and Metadata Management? Not the most obvious of acronyms… are they trying to communicate something? Find out here ! Posted by Patrick Lambe on 04/02/10 at 04: 52 PM | Categories: Conferences , Information & Records Management | Permalink 1 Comment so far Bill Proudfit It looks interesting.

2010 100

Headshift :: Social networks and innovation

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

Social networks and innovation This introduction/summary to social networks and innovation by Ron Burt at NESTA is interesting.

2007 28

Opportunities for Brands in the Collaborative Economy

Online Community Strategy

Some of the most innovative or actually creating labs and makerspaces and inviting the public in to co-create. What are the possible initiatives for opening up your existing platforms and sharing other forms of digital capacity and data? Explore Incubation & Innovation.

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Tapping the Network to Facilitate Innovation « emergent by design

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

Tapping the Network to Facilitate Innovation February 21, 2010 tags: design thinking , folksonomy , human capital , influence , innovation , knowledge management , learning , reputation , social business design , social capital , social network analysis , whuffie by Venessa Miemis A few weeks ago, I noticed a contest on Stowe Boyd’s site to receive a free entry to the Social Business Edge conference coming up in April in NYC, and a chance to share the idea on stage.