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Connect, communicate, collaborate

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No company, institution, government or agency can afford to contain and maintain all the resources they need in house. In a connected and fast changing world those needs are not static, they are dynamic and fast changing. So, outsourcing and insourcing, flexible working, BYOD, Social Networking, Open Access and Apps have become essential to flexibility and adaptability. But, perhaps more importantly ‘collaboration’ provides a prime element to success, that spans most sectors across the planet.

The various modes and tools of eCollaboration between people are well documented including: audio and video conferencing, connected white boards and meeting spaces are perhaps the most common. But there is far more when we include machines. People use and collaborate with machines at all levels, but increasingly the machines are autonomously collaborating.

“When things think, they want to link”

The inclusion of intelligence and smarts sees everything from our mobile devices to laptops, PCs, MainFrames and Super Computers starting to engage in cooperation and invisible conversations. The Cloud is amplifying this to our advantage with a growing range of apps backed up with distributed data, resources, networking, computing power and intelligences. Truth Engines and Intelligent Search and Find are also being developed to make available a range of new (easy to use) group and profession specific apps.

Most of us seem to spend more time locating information and the right people, than we devote to being creative and finding solutions. Our biggest challenge is to understand (in a shorter and shorter time frame), find the appropriate skill cells and get them all to come together as an effective team.

“The power to convene is both rare and coveted”

The old ways of working are falling by the wayside in the leading companies operating in the fastest moving sectors, whilst nothing much is happening (yet) at the other end of the market spectrum. But in this 21C the winners will be the global teams that connect, network and collaborate to maximise there creativity, and become the primary creators and solution finders.

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Connect, communicate, collaborate

  1. 1. Connection   Communication   Collaboration   Peter Cochrane cochrane.org.uk ca-global.biz Comprehension s o l u t i o n s
  2. 2. Collaboration The divisions between people, peoples, devices and things, plus machines of all kinds are being eroded by need, opportunity, and the necessity to reduce waste in the interests of finding solutions… Apps, Nets, services, companies All available by the score for every conceivable opportunity (and) space ?? All well documented and advertised !
  3. 3. THe  bigger  picture
  4. 4. things  that  think  want  to  link The divisions between people, peoples, devices and things, plus machines of all kinds are being eroded by need, opportunity, and the necessity to reduce waste in the interests of finding sustainable solutions… A future of collaboration includes machines and things on the move
  5. 5. interdependence No company, institution, government, big or small can afford all the in house resources and expertise they need… …they have no choice but to adopt networking and sharing… …and this is mostly on a global and highly dynamic scale!
  6. 6. old  methods Fundamentally unable to meet our needs and satisfy the demands of a technologically driven world… …we need an entirely new approach to the way we work, solve problems, create new products and solutions
  7. 7. Experience  &  Instinct Served us well in a slow, disconnected and well behaved linear world …but now they are very often dangerous… …in a fast, highly connected and non-linear world, things are not generally well behaved and emergent behaviours are the norm
  8. 8. INSTANT  EXPERTISE Remembering stuff and processes is no longer sufficient… …we need better problem solving skills and more creativity…to realise sustainable economies and futures…
  9. 9. Comprehension Our single biggest challenge is to understand the natural world, and the one we created and now live in…which is accelerating faster than ever before… …both are non-linear, choatic (in the mathematical sense) and confounding !
  10. 10. A new book is published ~ 13 seconds A new scientific abstract ~ 13 ms Online updates << 13 µs Publication Rates are Accelerating EXEMPLAR  Challenge
  11. 11. This technology helps, a little, but it is certainly not the answer ! Just  a  band  aid  ?
  12. 12. AI  -  our  best  hope  ? Right now it is our only hope of coping with a growing deluge of data, increasing complexity, & the need to satisfy a peoples inhabiting a planet of finite resources growing ever strained and depleted….
  13. 13. exemplar  Profession On the day they graduate to treating patients about 50% of ever ything they were taught and learned is out of date… …and no matter how they try they cannot keep on top of clinical advances and stand no chance of reading all the published works…even in the specialisms they are defeated by the speed of advance…
  14. 14. I B M   W AT S O N H u m a n s ove r t a ke n by 2 0 1 1
  15. 15. A I g o e s r e a l t i m e … … a s a C l o u d A p p . .
  16. 16. T h e T r u t h E n g i n e C o m i n g   s o o n A c o r r e l a t i n g a g g r e g a t i o n m a c h i n e a b l e t o g a u g e c o r r e c t n e s s o f p r o p o s i t i o n s , s t a t e m e n t s & f a c t s i n a f u l l y d y n a m i c m a n n e r
  17. 17. A c o r r e l a t i n g a g g r e g a t i o n m a c h i n e a b l e t o g a u g e c o r r e c t n e s s o f p r o p o s i t i o n s , s t a t e m e n t s & f a c t s i n a f u l l y d y n a m i c m a n n e r T R U T H   L I N E S  
  18. 18. If we do not engage in the sharing of data, information, experience and knowledge…just how bad could it be ?? Look no further than the IT security business ! exemplar  Industry  Fail  !  
  19. 19. Lower Skill Sets Fewer People Far Less $$ the  balance  of  resources   Hacker Groups Criminals Rogue States Banks NetCos Companies Institutions Governments Best Skill Sets Most People Far More $$
  20. 20. Looks like one big paradox ! Lower Skill Sets Fewer People Far Less $$ the  balance  of  power  !   Hacker Groups Criminals Rogue States Banks NetCos Companies Institutions Governments Best Skill Sets Most People Far More $$
  21. 21. Estimated from people, compute power and $$$! the  scale  of  capability   Red (Bad) Force Blue (Good) F o rc e 1<< 300
  22. 22. Need To Know two  extreme  modes   Need To Share
  23. 23. The  art  of  war S u n T z u 544 - 496 BC “He will win whose army is animated by the same spirit throughout all its ranks” Why the Red Force is winning Connection   Communication   Collaboration  
  24. 24. Those sharing will always outgun those that go it alone ? AXIOMATIC  ?   The shor t term might be a different stor y ! One size does not fit all ! Lockheed MicroSoft Motorola Dupont Airbus Apple Nokia Kodak DEC IBM GD 3M GE
 HP RR
  25. 25. Some sectors are not innovating as fast as others…nor do they face the same level of competition… pace  of  change  
  26. 26. We a re c h a l l e n g e d b y a precarious balancing act to s e r v e t h e n o w , a n d t o secure the unknown future p o we re d b y t e c h c h a n g e that is accelerating… E s t a b l i s h e d technology b u s i n e s s processes customers competition New technologies Business choices New opportunities Old/new threats Business Future tech adoption market potential RoI, market value sur vival, longevity Balancing  Act  
  27. 27. A  CHOICE  OF  MODE   Fail FastFail Slow Certain Disaster Almost Certain Success EARLY detection and action essential
  28. 28. You need bandwidth Right culture ? Language is a killer difficult  dimensions A n e f f e c t i v e i n f r a s t r u c t u r e i s v i t a l
  29. 29. This product is to compete …duct is complete …is too complete ? …is to repeat ? meetings   Four people are at four different meetings !
  30. 30. Meine Mission ist es, meinen Laptop stolz auf mich zu sehen, bevor ich sterbe My mission is to see my laptop proud of me before I die Ma mission est fier de voir mon portable sur moi avant que je meure La mia missione è orgoglioso di vedere il mio computer portatile su di me prima che io muoia My mission is proud to see my laptop on me before I die 私の使命は、私が死ぬ前に私に私のラップトップを参照してくださいすることを誇りに思っている My mission, are proud that please refer me to my laptop before I die LanGuages One for every profession My mission is proud to see my laptop on me before I die
  31. 31. clarity E ve r yo n e h a s a P h D i n h i n d s i g h t b u t we a l l ( c o l l e c t i ve l y ) n e e d a c l e a r p i c t u re o f w h a t l i e s a h e a d
  32. 32. the  bigger  jigsaw Collaboration
  33. 33. W A R G A M I N G A r t i f i c i a l I n t e l l i g e n c e M odelling Com puter   M at e r i a l S c i e n c e Clouds B I G D A T A BYOD BMOB DIY IT Sensors Robots C y b e r Security CONNECTED  DRIVERS  OF  CHANGE   Nano Bio
  34. 34. Of necessity a global activity
  35. 35. The ability to solve problems now trumps pure and isolated academic attainment… Hiring  ??   A good workforce includes Specialists and PolyMaths… …real and/or virtual… Collaboration helps us get that balance right dynamically !
  36. 36. 21C  winners & Solution Producers The Collaborators Networked Creators Connected Virtual global team players
  37. 37. It really is up to us, our machines, and our networks !! 1995 cochrane.org.uk ThankYou

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