Infographic – Mastering Digital Disruption with DevOps

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This infographic contains the highlights of SogetiLabs report:
Mastering Digital Disruption with DevOps‘, 2016.

New Report: Mastering Digital Disruption with DevOps

Screen Shot 2016-03-23 at 13.53.08Today we’re launching the closing piece of our research series on disruptive innovation: ‘Mastering Digital Disruption with DevOps‘. In the earlier works we sketched the design principles of the new competition. Two-sided market players are taking over control in every market and a new wave of platform innovation is to be expected: The blockchain.

There are no easy fixes. Startups are faster, more engaged and more customer obsessed. The only way to tackle the incompetencies of incumbents is to change the way the organization works: Its culture, its management, its obsession with bureaucracy. How should incumbents respond to these kind of market changes? The answer we present in the closing (fourth) report is:

 

1 Innovate management

2 By doing DevOps

3 In order to become anti-fragile

 

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The long term objective is to create an organization that gains strength form disruption. A state of Antifragility. Nassim Taleb has introduced the concept of the black swans. Well, the black swans have arrived and there are more to come. Antifragile organizations are welcoming them.

Want to master Digital Disruption? Download our new report on Disruptive Innovation and read all about DevOps as a strategy for management innovation here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

A New Wave of Automation: a new report on Machine Intelligence

MI_Report_Cover_smallToday SogetiLabs launches its first report on a new wave of automation: Machine Intelligence. As part of a series of four, SogetiLabs Research Institute VINT, explores this Next Big Thing in IT. You can download our first report on Machine Intelligence for free from this location.

The idea that an artificial brain could compete with that of humans lives for many years. In 2016, it’s exactly sixty years ago computer scientist John McCarthy suggested to work on Artificial Intelligence (AI) with ten men for two summer months on the campus of Dartmouth College. And now there’s this excitement in the market: after decades of working on concepts, the tools finally are ready to realize that vision. We are developing new cognitive systems, self learning computers, computers that can speak in human language and get to know us better than anyone or anything else.

This new wave of automation is cause for numerous speculations about our future. Many science fiction classics are based on this theme. For instance Arthur C. Clarke’s “Dial F for Frankenstein” from 1964, in which the telephone is born as a little baby, and as it becomes more intelligent, it starts to dominate our society. Among others, Elon Musk, Bill Gates and Stephen Hawking alert for such effects of “true” AI. But men’s relationship with machines can also be very warm and affectionate. Startling example; the recent success of Microsoft’s chatbot Little Bing. Millions of people in China confide their deepest secrets to this machine.

It is no coincidence that we are now putting this old issue high on the IT agenda. There are two simple explanations. First of all, there is a breakthrough in the field of the hardware. Watson, who beat the two champions of the TV game Jeopardy, has since shrunk from room-filling to the size of a pizza box. And today we’re talking about creating a super brain that fits into the smartphone. This remarkably high computing power means that the concepts from the past will now shape the future.

The second explanation for the excitement has to do with the amount of data. Only ten years ago we started to move to the proverbial second half of the chessboard. This is the metaphor that Andrew McAffee uses in his book “The Second Machine Age”, to explain that data grows exponentially since 2006. That is crucial, because Big Data is the sine qua non for the artificial brain. Therefore, the self learning capabilities of intelligent machines (machine learning) could only start to develop the last few years. Machine Intelligence (MI) is the term to use nowadays. With an impending breakthrough of machine intelligence, the interesting question is what change that will bring.

 

The Internet of Things in 4 Reports

Schermafbeelding 2014-11-17 om 10.58.08A little over year ago we started our study of the internet of things. As with the series on Big Data we published four reports on this topic. Time for a quick recap.

Why this the internet of things?
Social networks, Mobile platforms and apps, advanced Analytics and Big Data, plus the Cloud form SMAC. This established paradigm has revolutionized the information society and made many more aspects of society ready for a connection with the web. By adding Things, we form SMACT: a decisive breakthrough and established fact due to miniaturization, cheap sensors, smartphones in the pockets of billions of people, autonomous systems, better batteries and smart software in the Cloud. Things, in combination with SMAC, form a new, potentially disruptive wave of innovation.

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Report 1: THINGS – Internet of Business Opportunities
In our first report Things: Internet of Business Opportunities we reported on a tipping point concerning a dazzling impact on the whole economy. Connected things offer new opportunities to combat waste in the broadest sense of the term. This waste occurs among all parties: clients, suppliers, governmental bodies, service providers and the manufacturing industry. Applying digital things, sensors, actuators, apps and SMACT demands a certain mindset as well as concrete actions to optimize process and event chains, and to translate surprising new opportunities into new products and services. Our report offers an overview of recent developments and tips to accelerate your Things approach. [Read more…]

The Internet of Things: Cities as a Platform

To an ever-greater extent, the digital architecture of the city is beginning to resemble a platform with various components that support and reinforce one another and accelerate developments. Cities have always been infrastructures, and now the physical and the digital infrastructure are mutually interwoven.

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All in all, we can distinguish eleven areas or scenarios where the platform enables a city to become smarter: healthcare, measuring (smart meters), food, traffic, logistics, management, grids, retailing, supply chains, tourism and e-government. [Read more…]

Download the new VINT IoT report: SMACT and the City

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When will the Internet change our cities like it changed our lives? In the final Things report SMACT and the City we now take the city as the center of Things.

The convergence of bricks and clicks
The report shows how the five basic SMACT technologies are moving the creation of 21st century urban environments into top gear. We provide a status update on Smart Cities today and how developments like Senseable Cities and Cities as a Platform provide both new dynamics and opportunities for blending the digital and the physical infrastructure of our world together. The report provides a analysis of how this is already becoming a reality for retailers and presents what companies and organisations of all trades could learn from the accelerating convergence of bricks and clicks.

From the report:

  • The Internet of Things will change our cities.
  • The five basic technologies that form SMACT are moving urban development into top gear.
  • The digital architecture of the city is becoming a true development platform.
  • SMACT will transform the city into a platform to blend bricks and clicks seamlessly together.
  • The future of cities is about: platform solutions, pervasive applications, and sensible sensing technologies.
  • City as a Platform equals the infrastructural capacity plus the human dimension, the empowerment of behavior through data and applications.
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Download the new VINT report: SMACT and the City

Download the new VINT report

Download the new VINT report

When will the Internet change our cities like it changed our lives? In the final Things report SMACT and the City we now take the city as the center of Things.

The convergence of bricks and clicks
The report shows how the five basic SMACT technologies are moving the creation of 21st century urban environments into top gear. We provide a status update on Smart Cities today and how developments like Senseable Cities and Cities as a Platform provide both new dynamics and opportunities for blending the digital and the physical infrastructure of our world together. The report provides a analysis of how this is already becoming a reality for retailers and presents what companies and organisations of all trades could learn from the accelerating convergence of bricks and clicks.

From the report:

  • The Internet of Things will change our cities.
  • The five basic technologies that form SMACT are moving urban development into top gear.
  • The digital architecture of the city is becoming a true development platform.
  • SMACT will transform the city into a platform to blend bricks and clicks seamlessly together.
  • The future of cities is about: platform solutions, pervasive applications, and sensible sensing technologies.
  • City as a Platform equals the infrastructural capacity plus the human dimension, the empowerment of behavior through data and applications.
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When will the Internet of Things change our cities?

“The Future is Cities”

This was the headline of the winter 2014 edition of MIT Spectrum. Half of the world’s population now live in urban conglomerations and in 2050 that will be almost three-quarters of all people on earth. In China, 300 million people will move to the city within the coming 15 years. In 2028, China will re-rig the complete infrastructure as it is in America today. India will witness an increase of the urban population of 250 million, and in Africa the increase will be 380 million. Despite the fact that cities will have to accommodate 90 per cent of the population increase, 80 per cent of the worldwide CO2 emission and 75 per cent of energy use, the city will remain the place where people will want to settle. The reason is simple: 80 per cent of our prosperity is created in and around cities.

But if the future is cities, when will the Internet changes our cities like it changed our lives?
There are three elements that establish the smartness of the Social, Mobile, Analytics, Cloud and Things (SMACT) forces and how this will change our cities on the basis of three smart concepts:

Pervasive digitization
The deep penetration of connectivity in urban surroundings. The Internet of Things leads to an increase in omnipresent connectivity: ranging from people’s homes to cars and from trashcans to the LED lights in offices. The smartphones in people’s pockets serve as data collectors as well as mobile gateways that enable providers to make all kinds of data services available. [Read more…]

Download the report of the Sogeti Executive Summit 2014

D2D report coverOn October 9 and 10,  around 80 of Sogeti’s top clients gathered in Munich for the 9th Sogeti Executive Summit “Design to Disrupt”. Group CTO and master of ceremony Michiel Boreel welcomed world renowned speakers for an inspiring session that was also shared live through twitter (on the @SogetiLabs account, using the #exsum14 hashtag) while SogetiLabs Fellows Erik van Ommeren and Jaap Bloem published short posts on this blog: [Read more…]

Free Download: Insight On Innovation #3 – The Year Privacy Died

Menno van Doorn – The Edward Snowden Effect from VINTlabs – The Sogeti Trendlab on Vimeo.

Insight on Innovation is a yearly SogetiLabs publication focusing on innovation in technology. This year, we will publish each chapter one by one on this blog to trigger some discussion. We will then gather all of these  contributions into a book.

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