IBM is starting to look at the way transactional data and the access to such data makes us smarter.
Network-centric advocacy it has always been the combined data and feedback is the key to our campaigns getting smarter. IBM is just thinking on a global scale but the lesson is the same for every campaign and every movement.
How are you growing campaigns that a going to be smarter? How are you building a base that learns from itself? what are the millions of little transactions that if you could see them they would help you plan and react?
Technology can play a big role in helping find answers to these problems. ....While the Internet currently connects more than a billion people, in just a few years, it will connect more than a trillion objects. Everything from cell phones, cars, roads, buildings, and even objects in nature itself, will have embedded technology and be connected to one another, enabling tremendous advances in how we understand how the world works and make smarter decisions to make it work better. But technology is just part of the solution. Without the people, policies and culture to inspire and execute the change, nothing ultimately gets done. From Sam’s speech: Leaders will need to hone their collaboration skills, because we will need leadership that pulls across systems. We will need to bring together stakeholders and experts from across business, government and academia, and all of them will need to move outside their traditional comfort zones. I’m struck by the questions this raises. What investments need to be made by both public and private institutions? What policy issues need to be debated and resolved? What role can individual citizens and employees play in helping bring about meaningful change? I’m also struck by the potential opportunities inherent in finding solutions to these problems. The hope for this blog is to explore some of those opportunities. To surface some of the issues and challenges facing us as we collectively look to build a smarter world.