Blockchain and the Public Sector – as much a new business model as a new technology – Content Loop

The pace of investment in blockchain is huge, driven by the financial services industry which sees it as a threat to its current model (and systems),  as well as an opportunity to operate differently and provide a step change in consumer facing services

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By Cliff Evans. The opportunity is huge and imminent but to grasp it we need to think about fundamental changes to ways of working rather than just new technology

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The Internet of Things Presents Many Opportunities, All on Different Schedules – DATAVERSITY

Ira Brodsky recently wrote in Computer World, “I first wrote about the hype surrounding the Internet of Things in 2004. Back then, industry analysts predicted that tens of billions of things would be connected to the Internet within five years. It didn’t happen. Now the hype is back. 

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by Angela Guess. 

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Holistic Adaptation: the Mindset of Future Organisations

The change we feel is broad, which is why our adaptation must be holistic. Some patterns play out in minutes or days, others with geological slowness: mountains rising and falling whilst mayflies live out their day. The segmentation we view the world with is, to large degree, artificial: we talk of leadership and learning, sustainability…

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By Julian Todd. If we approach leadership with humility, community with kindness and change with energy, we will be the people to commit to holistic adaptation, the people who commit to and create the future state.

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All Forecasts Predicting a Stellar Year for the Internet of Things

Gartner forecasts that 6.4 billion connected things will be in use worldwide in 2016, up 30% from 2015, and will reach 20.8 billion by 2020. Meaning 5.5 million new things will be connected every day this year.

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Towards the end of the decade Memoori expects the IoT in buildings to kick in providing further growth. BIoT should make convergence with the business enterprise and integration with other building automation services a practical proposition.

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How ‘artificial swarm intelligence’ uses people to make better predictions than experts – TechRepublic

While AI focuses on creating intelligent machines that perform human tasks, a human-based algorithm, harnessing the power of the crowd to make predictions, shows remarkable accuracy.

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By Hope Reese. Unanimous AI aims to avoid entrenchment and stagnation by imitating the bees, which, through “millions of years of evolution will come to the decision that is the best for the whole group.

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