18 March 2017 – CIIC Melbourne
The first CIIC workshop in Melbourne brought together a group of 14 highly motivated participants around the theme of neurodiversity.
The following topics were discussed:
26 January 2017 – CIIC-off Melbourne
The "CIIC-off" event in Melbourne at the Knowledge Management Leadership Forum at RMIT was very enjoyable.
The themes of neurodiversity and creativity led participants to ask a number of interesting questions that were explored in-depth at the inaugural CIIC Melbourne workshop at RMIT on 18 March 2017, which was facilitated by Helen Palmer.
3 December 2016 – Neurodiversity – The Core of Creativity at CIIC Auckland
At this event, Peter de Vocht gave a demonstration of the semantic search technology he is developing for use in managing information overload. Jorn Bettin presented a keynote (slides) on the relationship between neurodiversity and creativity, the impact of widespread discrimination against people with autistic traits in the workplace, and on the need for radical autistic activism.
Participants then compared two fundamentally different approaches to knowledge sharing and knowledge extraction. The discussion was interwoven with further discussion of neurodiversity and the role of different cognitive lenses in shaping the motivations behind humans communication, as well as the preferred forms of expression and interaction.
3 September 2016 – The Future of Zero Marginal Cost at CIIC Auckland
Dr. Pete Rive, one of the founding members of the Colab Industry Advisory group at AUT university, presented a keynote talk at the CIIC unconference on 3 September 2016 about the implications of zero marginal cost on the future of human societies.
Participants focused on the following problem statement submitted by Seyedjamal Zolhavarieh:
In the domains of health informatics and clinical decision support systems there is a lack of quality assessment of extracted knowledge for clinical decision making. There are two questions:
5 March 2016 – CIIC Auckland
The audience related in particular to the core message
CIIC participants decided to focus on two healthcare related problem statements:
5 December 2015 – CIIC Auckland
Participants decided to explore the problem statement submitted by Stephen Marsland:
It seems likely that money, and hence financial systems, arose from bartering. How did this happen, how did bartering arise in the first place, and what does it tell us about the modern world/what can we use it for?
26 September 2015 – CIIC Auckland
Participants decided to pick up the thread from the last CIIC unconference around the following two related questions:
Participants agreed that on the one hand values systems are highly personal and may vary significantly from individual to individual, and that on the other hand the social and cultural factors identified by Alan (philosophy, psychology, religion, politics, economics, engineering) have a significant influence.
Jorn Bettin used the domain of sailing to illustrate how an over-simplified language and a one-dimensional measure for progress can lead to a highly distorted “understanding” of a complex system, which prevents any real progress from the perspectives of the agents within the system.
The group searched for a small set of universal values with the potential to transcend the values generated by differences in cultural context. The result is a draft set of universal values that should prove useful in evaluating concrete opportunities for interdisciplinary innovation in future CIIC unconferences.
12 October 2015 – Career opportunities at S23M
Our business is growing. At S23M we build our business around the skills, talents, and passions of the people within our team. The breadth and depth of our service offering are a direct reflection of the diversity and the capability within our team.
We are looking for talented professionals with expertise in one or more of our lines of business:
If you are ready to put your talents and passion to work in a collaborative high performance team, we would love to hear from you!
16 June 2015 – CIIC Auckland
The participants of the CIIC-off event on 16 June 2015 decided to tackle five of the submitted problem statements by working in parallel in two working groups, and sharing intermediate results along the way. The discussions in both groups delivered the following raw results, which will be documented in more detail by the owners of the submitted problem statements:
The presentation also includes a few background slides on economic agents, purpose, and learning, and additional thoughts on a useful definition of economic progress. Food for further open space collaboration.
11 March 2015 – Conference on Interdisciplinary Innovation and Collaboration
S23M invites innovators and R&D professionals to contribute to the first conference on interdisciplinary innovation and collaboration that takes place in Auckland, New Zealand.
In order to be successful on the world stage, and to address the social, economic, and environmental challenges that lie ahead, researchers and innovators must create and nurture a collaborative culture that encourages diversification, and that bridges organisational boundaries and traditional research silos.
To nurture such a collaborative culture, and to catalyse interdisciplinary innovation, the Business School of the University of Auckland and S23M have joined forces, and have decided to co-sponsor a quarterly unconference event that brings together academic researchers and practitioners working in the private sector, in particular research and development staff, heads of product development, and individual innovators.
Science without innovation neglects opportunities and innovation without science remains shallow and superficial… Diverse knowledge is necessary to solve various problems in the world and to create value in the future, and overcome challenges that go beyond the framework of research in industry, government and academia.from the mission of the Honda Research Institute
14 June 2013 – Benchmark the talent distribution in your organisation
The key personal attributes and skills needed to succeed in a specific role can vary significantly between industry sectors. For example:
To shed some light on this topic, S23M is conducting an anonymous three-question survey on the relationship between personal strengths and job roles. The results will be of particular interest to organisations that operate complex supply chains and to organisations that develop software intensive products.
The survey has the potential to deliver valuable insights into the core talents and personal attributes that are responsible for the current and future success of your business.
Please contact us in case there is a need for assistance in communicating the intent of the survey, or a need for tailoring the survey to the specific needs of your organisation.
Every sizable and successful organisation has a competitive/collaborative edge, which by definition goes beyond industry best practice, and can easily be blunted or obliterated by a hasty shift to off-the-shelf IT solutions.
There's a huge learning curve ahead for most government organisations in realising that when it comes to the core mission of the organisation they will have to develop high-quality digital services.Read the full article
5 July 2013 – IDG Communications, Analysis: State of the NZ IT market
Government, healthcare and software development are some of the leading areas shaping up the New Zealand IT market. But retaining talented staff is one of its biggest challenges.
Even though the government was committed to open data, there are only limited number of local providers with expertise related to data science and Big Data.
Regarding further innovation in e-Health and Healthcare IT the key challenge relates to privacy, individual control over health data, and the quality of information security.Read the full article
1 December 2012 – Harvard Business Review, Hot Jobs: Data Scientist
A LinkedIn employee uses analytics to come up with the popular “People You May Know” feature. A Facebook team creates a new coding language. They're the data scientists. Part hacker, part analyst, part communicator, these professionals use analytics to solve problems. But recruiting these creative data junkies can prove tricky, especially since the specific skill set they use is absent from university programs. Companies that don't act early to recruit talent risk falling behind.
The examples of Facebook and LinkedIn are not representative, because these companies are built on big data; they do not need to address historic data silos. Consolidating and aggregating data across the silos within an established enterprise can represent a major challenge. A good starting point for them is committing to cross disciplinary data analysis and product development.Read related article: Data Scientist: The Sexiest Job of the 21st Century
– Jorn Bettin, Managing Partner, S23M Business Performance Consulting
16 October 2012 – IT News (Australia), Contracts can't control cloud risks
Any large, software-intensive business considering cloud computing needs to weigh up the risks of the cloud against its reliance on in-house legacy IT systems.Read the full article
2 July 2012 – ZDNet, AWS outage reveals backup cheapskates
Summary: Was Amazon to blame for the Instagram, Netflix, Pinterest and Pocket outages? According to analysts, they were just being too cheap.Read the full article