Digital economy and the digital revolution

Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about the digital revolution and the changes that it is driving in the economy. We are seeing a bifurcation between the old 19th and 20th century manufacturing based industries and the 21st century digital economy. This is a shift from creation of tangible products to the creation of digital products.  These digital products are not intangible. We still touch … Continue reading Digital economy and the digital revolution

New initiative: the Digital Revolution and Government #gov2 #gov2au

One of my great passions is the digital revolution and how it is affecting society. A key area of our life that the digital revolution is changing is government and governance. Revolutionary thinkers like Clay Shirky and others have even posited the notion of a kind of digital direct democracy. Exploring these ideas and finding actionable insights is important for Australia and its people, and … Continue reading New initiative: the Digital Revolution and Government #gov2 #gov2au

Rethinking organisations: the digital revolution, social and convergence

An interesting question came up last Friday in a discussion with a group of Marketing and Communications folks from McDonald’s. It was about how social media might be situated and used differently depending upon whether you approached it from either a Marketing or a Communications team perspective. Also the question of who should “own” social media within the organisation was raised. These are good questions … Continue reading Rethinking organisations: the digital revolution, social and convergence

The digital revolution is not going away

The following post is from a talk I gave at the Gov 2.0 lunch on Monday 31 May 2010 at Parliament House in Canberra. The internet is a strange beast; it is everywhere and nowhere all at once. Unlike traditional media – with its registered offices, chief editors, and boards of directors etc. – the internet is amorphous yet powerful – and it is still … Continue reading The digital revolution is not going away

The Digital Revolution and the Educator’s Dilemma

The digital revolution is already here and it is changing the way people expect to communicate or share knowledge and information. Educators are facing technology changes together with changing expectations from students about the use of technology in an educational context. A key challenge for teachers is also the delivery of personalised learning. This is happening the context of the growth of social and collaborative … Continue reading The Digital Revolution and the Educator’s Dilemma

A tech revolution that changes the way we organize work & the danger of digital serfdom

The old style company, that is the company circa 1880-2000, had firm boundaries and fixed hierarchies in order to function efficiently. But with the advent of digital technology and the consumer social computing revolution there is a seismic shift in how technology is used within companies. There are also significant changes in worker expectations and, as a corollary, companies are changing their demands upon workers. … Continue reading A tech revolution that changes the way we organize work & the danger of digital serfdom

Data is the engine of the fourth industrial revolution

“Data is the new resource and we are in the midst of the fourth industrial revolution that is driven by the internet of things. The old fossil fuelled industrial revolutions are in their dying days and we are seeing the birth of a new era that will reshape everything that we know.” – Kate Carruthers Last week at the 2018 Stanford University Women in Data Science … Continue reading Data is the engine of the fourth industrial revolution

#Digicitz 9: Politics & Digital Activism in the Social Age

Tomorrow night I’ll be hosting a panel for Digital Citizens on Politics and Digital Activism in the Social Age. The panel has a fascinating and diverse group of people: Penny Sharpe – Labor Parliamentary Secretary for Transport and Roads John Bergin – Director of Digital News for Sky News Steve Hopkins – from Ai-Media Thomas Tudehope – Director of Engagement and Strategy for SR7 These … Continue reading #Digicitz 9: Politics & Digital Activism in the Social Age

Online social network revolution

I’m not sure that most people have realised yet, but social networks are creating a revolutionary change in the way we interact with other people. And they are revolutionary in that they also change how we do things and our expectations of how things work. Non-localised proximity Once we needed to be physically proximate to people to create and maintain social relationships, but now online … Continue reading Online social network revolution