Educating today’s digital natives — including today’s millennials and Generation Z — requires a new paradigm of pedagogy. In fact, Marc Prensky, inventor of the term “digital natives,” hypothesized that the massive proliferation of digital technology globally in the last two decades has changed the way students deliberate and assimilate information, making it hard for them to excel academically if schools still use the outmoded pedagogy methods of days gone by. Therefore, students raised in a digital, media-saturated ecosystem require media-rich digital content to learn effectively.
Internet of Things (IoT) remains one of the top digital transformation initiatives happening across organizations today. While much of the focus has been on digitally enabling the physical, we are seeing IoT move into its next chapter as the harmonization between human and machine begins to happen. IoT underpins the exchange of information from “things,” people, and processes. Data becomes the common denominator and it enhances our senses and business processes by providing critical visual, audio, tactile, and environmental queues that allow us to adjust, adapt, and react to changing conditions in the world around us.
Blockchain has landed – in a very solid way at government agencies. Both national and local governments are realizing Blockchain holds significant potential to disrupt current best practices for asset management, supply chain security and smart contracts.
Blockchain interoperability needs time and momentum to mature toward a wider scale of adoption and to truly impact healthcare. However, the future is now and the market clearly reflects much buzz around the technology and its potential for hard-coding change. Blockchain interoperability could pave the way toward forming a next-generation vehicle for data exchange that contributes to digital transformation in provider organizations through its network effect.
The intersection of Blockchain and the energy industry looks like a great place to be today. A technology that promises to bring order and automation in a distributed world could be the perfect match for a system (the energy system) and an industry (utilities) that are slowly but relentlessly decentralizing. Almost like a marriage made in heaven.