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Successful agile transition in the enterprise? It’s the mindset, stupid!

When it comes to introducing and implementing agile work methodologies, especially in the enterprise context, I often come across a phenomena that could be called ‘the agile cloud of mixing up tools with mindset’. Don’t get me wrong, I love it when people who are new to agile methodologies, get excited and start ‘living’ and ‘working’ embracing agile change. It is en vogue to say ‘we’re agile’ or ‘I’m agile in my workplace’. Continue reading “Successful agile transition in the enterprise? It’s the mindset, stupid!”

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Why do big and established companies struggle so much with agile work and culture?

I don’t know how you feel about this, but “agility” surely has become one of the management buzzwords of the recent years. That is not so surprising indeed. In particular, technologically driven change puts a lot of pressure on companies to become faster if they want to hold their ground in a rapidly changing environment.

Therefore, the trend has arrived also in the big companies and corporate organizations some years ago. And, not really surprising, many of them are rather unsuccessful in trying to implement those agile structures. Continue reading “Why do big and established companies struggle so much with agile work and culture?”

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What is the key learning from Google Duplex? Digital Responsibility needed more than ever before…

I guess by now we have all heard of the very controversial Google Duplex demonstration at Google I/O 2018, where a human-voice synthesized bot called several local businesses and was able to interact with humans who had no idea they were talking to a machine. Many of us are fascinated by the technological progress that could be witnessed. A part of me was fascinated just like that. But to me the real fascinating discussion is about ethics, specifically AI ethics that come along with approaches like Duplex. Continue reading “What is the key learning from Google Duplex? Digital Responsibility needed more than ever before…”

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The Fav 4 – Tech & Innovation News Bites Edition 8 (robots as legal persons, Google talk-to-books, IKEA-assembling robots, anti-Zika fight with drones)

Here’s last week’s new edition of my “Fav 4”, edition 8. My favorite and most noteworthy tech & innovation news bites of the week. 4 updates in an easy to consume video format. Enjoy!

 

Jump right into these news: Continue reading “The Fav 4 – Tech & Innovation News Bites Edition 8 (robots as legal persons, Google talk-to-books, IKEA-assembling robots, anti-Zika fight with drones)”

The Universal Basic Income discussion is not pointless. Period. (André Cramer)

One of the topics that is inevitably tied to the big digital transformation themes like AI, machine learning, robotics and digital transformation in general is the universal basic income (let’s call it UBI from here). Like it or not, it’s worthwhile considering which tools, mechanisms and concepts need to be adapted or created when this massive transformation will roll over us. I believe it would be naive not to assume that our political economy, and governance will desperately need new design patterns as we enter this new phase of the digital revolution. Continue reading “The Universal Basic Income discussion is not pointless. Period. (André Cramer)”

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