Podcast: Dr. Will Venters on Innovation, Value of Data, and Cargo Cult

In this week’s podcast, we speak with Dr. Will Venters an Assistant Professor at London School of Economics and co-author of Moving to the Cloud Corporation.  This podcast focuses on the changes in innovation in the era of cloud computing, impact of data for edge computing and design, and cargo cult.

Topic                                                   Time (Minutes.Seconds)

Introduction                                         0.0 – 3.13
What is Netflix?                                   3.13 – 4.24
Pace of Innovation                              4.24 – 6.55
Reducing Innovation Friction            6.55 – 11.21
Access to Markets Matter                 11.21 – 13.15
What is Edge Computing?                13.15 –  20.54 (Lack of Connection to Data)
Surveillance Capitalism                     20.54 – 23.30  (GDBR Podcast)
Usability & Benefits                            23.30 – 24.29
Teaching Innovation                           24.29 – 27.35   (Value of Data)
Data is a Commodity Resource       27.35 – 29.19
Embed Data into Business                29.19 – 33.36  (Eric Reis new book The Startup Way)
Design for Obsolescence                  33.36 – 36.51
Modular Design & Control Loops    36.51 – 40.05
Cargo Cult                                            40.05 – 48.04   (Agile Process for Quality)
Wrap Up                                               48.04 – END

Podcast Guest
Dr. Will Venters, Assistant Professor, London School of Economics

Dr Will Venters is an Assistant Professor in Information Systems and Digital Innovation within the Department of Management at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). He speaks regularly at practitioner conferences on various digital business issues, particularly around digital innovation, platforms and ecosystems and cloud computing; has briefed  European government policy makers and various company executives; and has undertaken consultancy in IT strategy and development. His research interests include Cloud Computing, Digital Platforms, AI, Internet of Things, and Agile innovation approaches. He has a first-class degree in computer science and a PhD in information systems. His research work has been published in major refereed journals including MIS Quarterly, Journal of Information Technology, the Journal of Management Studies, and the Information Systems Journal and co-authored the Palgrave book “Moving to the Cloud Corporation”. He is the author of a blog on digital technology www.binaryblurring.com and is an associate editor of the Journal Information Technology and People. http://www.willventers.com

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