Over the past decade, the rise of the Internet has enabled the emergence of surprising new forms of collective intelligence. Examples include Google, Wikipedia, Threadless, and many others.
Archive for 2009
This first conference on Collaborative Innovation Networks (COINs) brought together a multi-disciplinary international group of practitioners, researchers and students of the emerging science of collaboration.
The Business Innovation Factory’s 5th Collaborative Innovation Summit brought together today’s most compelling innovators, business model renegades and true transformers to discuss innovation success through personal storytelling.
In June of 2009, the Deloitte Center for the Edge unveiled the first version of its groundbreaking Shift Index. Now, the Center has released an industry-specific version of its Shift Index, which applies these performance-challenge data to nine key sectors.
Innovation is a top priority for companies seeking to grow in the wake of the economic downturn, but flaws in managing innovation may hinder their progress. New Accenture research indicates that many companies in the US and UK have, in fact, increased innovation funding during the downturn, demonstrating innovation’s perceived value as a driver of business growth.
“Knowledge, networks and economic activity. Revisiting the network effects in the knowledge economy” paper by Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (Open University of Catalonia, UOC) lecturer, Joan Torrent, analyses the transformations in the supply and demand of observable and tacit knowledge goods deriving from network effects.
Different perspectives on the definition of metrics for intelligent cities, reflecting the structure and measuring their performance, converge to a few building blocks of metrics (broadband connectivity and e-services, knowledge workforce and talent, innovation) outlining innovation and connectivity as core dimensions of intelligent cities.