NAS Workshop – Integrated Education (STEM, Liberal Arts, etc.)

I have been asked to present an industry perspective on the need for T-shaped skills at a National Academy of Sciences (NAS) workhop on “STEM Integration Into The Liberal Arts.” Here is my presentation: https://www.slideshare.net/spohrer/nas-integrated-education-20170406-v7 Here is a podcast (Dave Goldberg, Big Beacon/Whole New Engineer): https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/98248/exploring-service-science-and-cognitive-systems-an-interview-with-jim-spohrer In industry, we see the need for business, engineering, social …

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Sharing Information in the Digital Age

The key question: Who may share what information with whom for what purpose in what context and be on firm legal ground? (1) Who may – in the digital age we can all capture and share information more easily. (2) what information- even information that is captured digitally can be altered, or opinions can be …

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The Future of Business Education

The Future of Business Education Isn’t What You Think It Is: How Cognitive Systems and Industry 4.0 Will Revolutionize Management. In the age of accelerations, the best way to predict the future is to inspire the next generation of students and early career talent to build a better world (Friedman 2017).  Building a better world …

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Cognitive OpenTech

Whether we know it or not, and most of us don’t, we will all soon be building our own personal cognitive systems.   Nearly everyone is on a journey as a developer/maker/citizen scientist/data wrangler/lifelong learner/T-shaped service scientist…  people with depth for problem solving and breadth for empathy and communication skills, evolving to work better on multidisciplinary, …

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Some online talks

Some recorded talks: 2016 Almaden – Cognitive Systems: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1KD_cliGeU&t=333s 2015 Almaden – Better Building Blocks: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FfQbgALl-OE&t=536s 2015 Italy – Future: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PvjLRIg_9HY 2015 TokyoTech – Smart Service Systems: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7PVBGtEYyg 2014 Talent from Real World Challenges: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4kvxG-uTXEk 2013 Service Science – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xaLOSty4IZY 2013 ISSIP – New Member: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27qZPDG0Bp8 2013 Panel – Emerging Technology: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ow6iM1hJFmA 2011 CITRIS – …

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Disruption: A service science blog bookmark

(1) On Irene Ng’s “The Markets to Redesign” – personal data, share manufactured things, and drugs/pharma all need disruption for sure, and in next decade human microbiome may disrupt pharma finally and permanently…  https://bizresearcher.wordpress.com/2016/12/02/the-markets-to-redesign/ and Innovation Caucus tool – to help disrupt interconnected path dependent business models in industries: https://innovateuk.blog.gov.uk/2016/09/28/innovation-beyond-things-and-widgets/ For more see, 55 Jobs …

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My current service science projects

I am currently working with ISSIP colleagues globally (http://issip.org)… My projects include: (1) working to design a framework for  smarter/wiser service systems – see: http://www.servicescienceprojects.org/ISSIPNSF/index.html – key is everyone has a cognitive mediator (digital cognitive system) – see: https://www.slideshare.net/spohrer/understanding-20170104-v10 – working to have IBM and open source AI community build above – see: http://service-science.info/archives/4489 – …

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Trust

Trust – civilization is built on it – not to mention the evolving ecology of service system entities. Subscribe to the Economist: http://www.economist.com/news/world-week/21718577-kals-cartoon   Partnership on AI Tenets: https://www.partnershiponai.org/tenets/ Ensuring that AI research and technology is robust, reliable, trustworthy, and operates within secure constraints. Upcoming Talk at Computer History Museum by Grady Booch “I’m Sorry, …

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Talent hunt

Looking for early career and second career talent who would like to spend a year in Silicon Valley working on open source AI (artificial intelligence) projects, such as: (1) software-defined data-centers for AI workloads (2) open source AI smartphone assistance for automatic generation of resume/CV/annual-performance review writeups (3) predicting scientific discoveries and redoing re-discovery with …

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