September 16, 2013
The Evolution of Insight
The most amazing part of the legacy of IT innovation in 2007 to 2012 is the number of different ways that individuals can initiate action having a reliance on underlying support mechanisms that are heterogeneous, spontaneous, or ungoverned. In particular, conventional controls on interaction such as policies (permission) or configurations (structures) face conditions so diverse or even ephemeral that operational predictability is possible only on fundamentally new terms.
The driving metaphors for this state of affairs are “organic” and “Darwinian”. Native elements coincide, combine, and compete. As an overall ecosystem, the complex set of relations pose a big challenge to discovering its dynamics, especially where the concern is with detecting probabilities showing whatever preferences may be a “natural” set of priorities, and whatever risks may be a presumable attribute of natural constructions.
In general, we investigate the relations by first maintaining continuous observations from which events, transactions and outcomes are revealed. Then we aggressively analyze those observations, to identify any significantly persistent correlations. The most useful logical modeling of those analyses will characterize and reveal co-operative agents and brokers.
The extended discussion on operationalizing insight as practice is in the pdf available here.
Posted by Malcolm Ryder at September 16, 2013 11:03 PM