Our latest round of innovation discussions has covered an appealing call for fearlessness by women leaders, 7 traits needed to be a smart change maker, a question on what makes cities, citizens and social ecosystems intelligent, as well as a global intent to empower the thus defined intelligent crowd. In addition, we reviewed the on-going legal framework adaptation around innovation, how the environment drew boundaries to the digital disruption, and analyzed how diversity could help understand the dynamics of change.
Defining an intelligent scope for the digital economy - WAI Loop#3 Round#1
intelligent scope for
the digital economy
WAI Loop#3 Round#1
March 12th - April 3rd 2017
Why we are innovation
Picturing our human values for innovation
Because we dare
Being a woman does not ease leadership over complex organizations and within disrupted ecosystems.
To some extent, it makes it more difficult.
This may have inspired women leaders to consider how they role model in developing human capabilities
to overcome this intricate framework for change. They build connected communities to inspire change.
They raise smart students able to cooperate in caring, encouraging teams and working environment.
Moreover, they do so in the midst of an unstable digitalized business environment, seeking to
build “a fairer world.”
They do so because they know the value of fearlessness, and therefore they dare.
Making smart moves
<<It is also the experience of
“first learners” that enables to
pinpoint those efforts that
remain to be attained, as well as
the creativity needed to become
a smartly ambitious mother.>>
Building smart communities
<<Not only does it shape a pathway
for personal successes out of unique
values, it also generates further
diversity, further experience
sharing, further common
Delivering systemic change
<<This is how they manage to
reverse apparently locked
situations: they actively
participate to the making of a
“fairer and more stable world”.>>
Inspiring change makers
How do women leaders build two-way
conversations for change? They care and
encourage each others through engaging
communities driving local change with
Why do they use social platforms? They
seek to raise new generations of leaders who
will drive agile organizations in a digitally
disrupted environment full of business
Outlining innovation short term priorities through most popular
7 traits of smart change makers
In most cases, the idea of transforming threats in opportunities opens a tremendous channel to claim and
defend rights that call on change makers inner sense of justice.
Those socially inspired innovators build the tools and teams that deliver the “David against Goliath”
surprise they need to succeed collaboratively.
By gradually mastering the rules of change, smart innovation craftsmen and women get the work done
without losing sight of their core values.
#1 They live up their values
The multiplicity of ideas needed to revive innovation
is dependent on the knowledge exchange framework
created within organization, its level of transparency
and freedom of speech.
#2 They speak up
Across universities and business schools, a
engaging call for change is leading teachers to adapt
skills and knowledge for students growingly aware of
the complex environment around their future.
#3 They call on other change makers
Experts and analysts keep outlining skills and
attitudes to develop in order to deliver change in
slowly adapting organizations.
#4 They get the work done
You can get some more perspiration by
understanding how to make sense of your processes
#5 They are keen to surprise
Creating a surprise effect infers the ability to read
and understand your uniformity sources to bring up
something new and unusual.
#6″David against Goliath” is their
Startups indeed drive inspirational examples of
driving breakthroughs in terms of technology,
business models and social impact.
#7 They master change
You can also use horizontal, vertical, systemic and
technical diversity to understand the dynamic of
Understanding social needs for change
Cities, citizens and technologies:
what makes social innovation
As in many other systemic discussions, i.e. conversations that analyze the systemic dimensions of our
developments, experts strongly disagree on the meaning for smart cities. Is being smart being
Or is it the intelligence of engaged citizens, local talents and resources across a given ecosystem that
makes cities smart?
The digital and connected turn undertaken by socially oriented innovation initiatives encourage a
number of sector transformations, showing how closely engaged businesses, citizens and local
authorities can develop mutual value.
Innovation and the city
<<This may be a reason for French
social innovation experts to call for
an organized approach and support
to develop further initiatives that
create local ecosystems of human
knowledge and links, beyond
Social as an ambition
<<It is indeed the human
links and shared
intelligence that help
rebuild or develop diverse
refugees and foreigners.>>
Looking for social talents
<<Hence also the
necessity to bring
further human centricity
intensive and data rich
Inspiring Change Makers
How do social innovators address core roots of
social issues? They paint an accurate picture of local
needs and realities to redefine “intelligence” for their
Why do they involve local citizens, businesses
and authorities? They involve local talents to create
cross-generations and cross-sector benefits for
society and businesses organized in ecosystems.
They also seek to attract digitally connected talents.
Where do they implement local ideas that may
generate systemic change? They implement change
within ecosystems supported by local authorities,
close to existing innovation and connected
Scoping mid-term priorities through most read articles
Empowering the intelligent crowd
Customers and end-users are becoming knowledge savvy. They want to process information into
simplest and most complex thinking models to make the right decision. This can also be used for bad
purposes, and put users’ security at stake.
Experts seek to investigate the human factor. They want to address the learning opportunity as well as
Users want to learn more, and learn better, which challenges brands and businesses approach to
The Big Picture
A legal and environment analysis for innovation
Rethinking legal frameworks - is
smarter agriculture better
Although adaptations to newly developed technologies are under scrutiny, calls for rapid decision
pressure regulatory bodies to understand fast changes occurring across sectors, identifying the right
timing in the midst of growing emergencies such as block chain and fin tech.
On the environment side, the use of technologies to reduce carbon emissions and optimize energy
consumptions also question the type of intelligence that is needed to produce healthy and qualify food out
of productivity and data based approaches of nature.
As experts and specialists outline, across sectors and regardless of the technology analyzed,
there is an emergency to assess systemic impact of innovations and include the right
stakeholders, local inhabitants for instance, into decision making.
Rethinking legal frameworks
<<Experts highlight the time
needed to adapt the legal
framework around advanced and
fast developing digital tools,
leading to cross-sector
Is smarter agriculture better
<<It is about adapting
industrial assets to their
natural ecosystem, and
identifying smart changes to
re-use in circular models.>>
Inspiring Change Makers
Why do agile players apprehend strategies in new
approaches thanks to data? Experts seek to refine
current legal framework and jointly identify pain points,
as well as better highlight current systemic impacts
(positive or negative) of industrialized agriculture
How do they break away from the usual
organizational and structural concepts that relate to
past ways of sharing information? Experts organize
sector standards from private initiatives and call on local
inhabitants to support energy transition projects.
Where do they use social communications even
though in early stages? They use press and media
channels to promote messages to active users and
readers, they seek to alert industrial stakeholders on
priorities and threats driven by cross-sector
Developing diversity as a management practice to inspire
Understanding the dynamics of
change through diversity
Along with new sources of intelligence and questions, unprecedented levels of doubts and
uncertainty are leading business experts and leaders to constantly assess the accuracy of
information they receive and share to manage projects within blurring limits and opportunities.
Models are being challenged: thinking frameworks, regulations, business and economic equations to
stability and growth. Yet impactful change makers find their way around, targeting those sectors and
initiatives that have systemic reach and human drive, applying technologies that add authentic and
It’s about going beyond business focus and solving issues that engage customers.
Developing horizontal, vertical,
systemic and technical diversity
By enabling a richness of ideas and a
dynamic communication of information from
customers to knowledge communities,
different levels of diversity and human centric
scales can help understand the dynamic of
change. Organizing diversity and
managing its different levels around a
human centric scale provides a better
understanding of core roots and potential
evolutions of technological, economic,
business and management change.
Our global story
The time and resource constraints faced by the digital economy questions our ability to
adapt a social, legal and environmental ecosystem to a digital disruption already taking
place on technological and economic sides.
Taking into account both the experience and knowledge exchange opportunity as well
as the slow cultural and skills adaptation currently outlined by leaders and experts,
what exact scope and meaning could we define for an intelligent digital economy?
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Our global innovation story, as we write it