Watch the replay of the interactive vPanel — Embracing the Connected Economy — and learn more about the forces reshaping the business landscape via the 2012 IBM Global CEO Study.
Technology is now driving more organizational change than any other force — even the economy. New connections are bringing great expectations. The view that technology is primarily a driver of efficiency is outdated, and CEOs now see technology as an enabler of collaboration and relationships — those essential connections that fuel creativity and innovation.  
vPanelists:  
Kristen Pederson,  VP North America Business Transformation Leader, IBM Global Business Services
Dorie Clark, Strategy Consultant, Author, Branding/Marketing Expert
Bryan Kramer, CEO + President of PureMatter, Brand Marketing & Digital Interactive Agency in Sillicon Valley 
Melissa Schilling, professor of strategic management and technology innovation at New York University Stern School of Business. 

Watch the replay of the interactive vPanel — Embracing the Connected Economy — and learn more about the forces reshaping the business landscape via the 2012 IBM Global CEO Study.

Technology is now driving more organizational change than any other force — even the economy. New connections are bringing great expectations. The view that technology is primarily a driver of efficiency is outdated, and CEOs now see technology as an enabler of collaboration and relationships — those essential connections that fuel creativity and innovation.  

vPanelists:  

Kristen Pederson,  VP North America Business Transformation Leader, IBM Global Business Services

Dorie Clark, Strategy Consultant, Author, Branding/Marketing Expert

Bryan Kramer, CEO + President of PureMatter, Brand Marketing & Digital Interactive Agency in Sillicon Valley 

Melissa Schilling, professor of strategic management and technology innovation at New York University Stern School of Business. 

The Stanford Education Experiment Could Change Higher Learning Forever | Wired Science | Wired.com
 I’m enrolled in CS221: Introduction to Artificial Intelligence, a graduate- level course taught by Stanford professors Sebastian Thrun and Peter Norvig.
Last fall, the university in the heart of Silicon Valley did something it had never done before: It opened up three classes, including CS221, to anyone with a web connection. Lectures and assignments—the same ones administered in the regular on-campus class—would be posted and auto-graded online each week. Midterms and finals would have strict deadlines. Stanford wouldn’t issue course credit to the non-matriculated students. But at the end of the term, students who completed a course would be awarded an official Statement of Accomplishment.
People around the world have gone crazy for this opportunity. Fully two-thirds of my 160,000 classmates live outside the US. There are students in 190 countries—from India and South Korea to New Zealand and the Republic of Azerbaijan. More than 100 volunteers have signed up to translate the lectures into 44 languages, including Bengali. In Iran, where YouTube is blocked, one student cloned the CS221 class website and—with the professors’ permission—began reposting the video files for 1,000 students.

The Stanford Education Experiment Could Change Higher Learning Forever | Wired Science | Wired.com

 I’m enrolled in CS221: Introduction to Artificial Intelligence, a graduate- level course taught by Stanford professors Sebastian Thrun and Peter Norvig.

Last fall, the university in the heart of Silicon Valley did something it had never done before: It opened up three classes, including CS221, to anyone with a web connection. Lectures and assignments—the same ones administered in the regular on-campus class—would be posted and auto-graded online each week. Midterms and finals would have strict deadlines. Stanford wouldn’t issue course credit to the non-matriculated students. But at the end of the term, students who completed a course would be awarded an official Statement of Accomplishment.

People around the world have gone crazy for this opportunity. Fully two-thirds of my 160,000 classmates live outside the US. There are students in 190 countries—from India and South Korea to New Zealand and the Republic of Azerbaijan. More than 100 volunteers have signed up to translate the lectures into 44 languages, including Bengali. In Iran, where YouTube is blocked, one student cloned the CS221 class website and—with the professors’ permission—began reposting the video files for 1,000 students.

A  special report on managing information: The open society | The  Economist
Now citizens and non-governmental organisations the world over are pressing to get access to public data at the national, state and municipal level—and sometimes government officials enthusiastically support them. “Government information is a form of infrastructure, no less important to our modern life than our roads, electrical grid or water systems,” says Carl Malamud, the boss of a group called Public.Resource.Org that puts government data online

A special report on managing information: The open society | The Economist

Now citizens and non-governmental organisations the world over are pressing to get access to public data at the national, state and municipal level—and sometimes government officials enthusiastically support them. “Government information is a form of infrastructure, no less important to our modern life than our roads, electrical grid or water systems,” says Carl Malamud, the boss of a group called Public.Resource.Org that puts government data online

Council Mission | the internet of things

We believe the “winning solution” to making the most open, inclusive and innovative Internet of Things is to transcend the short-term opposition between social innovation and security by finding a way to combine these two necessities in a broader common perspective. The Internet as most people know it – the www - is 16 years old. In these sixteen years we have seen disruptive innovations in content (individuals gaining power with their ideas and opinions through blogs, issue websites, online collaboration), and in formats (youtube video, tomtom navigation).

Council Mission | the internet of things

We believe the “winning solution” to making the most open, inclusive and innovative Internet of Things is to transcend the short-term opposition between social innovation and security by finding a way to combine these two necessities in a broader common perspective. The Internet as most people know it – the www - is 16 years old. In these sixteen years we have seen disruptive innovations in content (individuals gaining power with their ideas and opinions through blogs, issue websites, online collaboration), and in formats (youtube video, tomtom navigation).

The key elements of creating a truly innovative and entrepreneurial organization can be summarized in the following eight steps:
1. Paint an inspiring vision.
2. Build an open, receptive, questioning culture.
3. Empower people at all levels.
4. Set goals, deadlines and measurements for innovation.
5. Use creativity techniques to generate a large number of ideas.
6. Review, combine, filter and select ideas.
7. Prototype the promising proposals.
8. Analyze the results and roll-out the successful projects

Announcing the Congress API - Open Blog

The initial release exposes four types of data: a list of members for a given Congress and chamber, details of a specific roll-call vote, biographical and role information about a specific member of Congress, and a member’s most recent positions on roll-call vot

Announcing the Congress API - Open Blog

The initial release exposes four types of data: a list of members for a given Congress and chamber, details of a specific roll-call vote, biographical and role information about a specific member of Congress, and a member’s most recent positions on roll-call vot

The Open Cloud Consortium (OCC): supports the development of standards for cloud computing and frameworks for interoperating between clouds;
supports the development of benchmarks for cloud computing;
supports open source software for cloud computing;
manages a testbed for cloud computing called the Open Cloud Testbed;
sponsors workshops and other events related to cloud computing.