INIT: INnovate with IT (Journal article): Five Information Technology Innovation Platforms

You can access this article free from Cutter www.cutter.com/offers/yeshasivan.html

During the last year I have been looking more deeply into the relations between Information Technology and the Innovation/venture scene. (for more about my research on Venture see http://www.collerinstituteofventure.org/.)

I’m thankful for the opportunity given to me by Cutter to outline some of the initial ideas: here’s the abstract:

In this article, Yesha Sivan considers IT as the driver of innovation. He examines five kinds of innovation platforms:

  1. process innovation platforms, 
  2. generative innovation platforms, 
  3. ready-made innovation platforms, 
  4. technological innovation platforms, and 
  5. “build-your-own” innovation platforms.  

Sivan argues that in enabling, supporting, and building these innovation platforms, IT plays a crucial role in innovation. Find out how IT leaders can and should transform themselves into leaders of innovation!

 Thanks for reading. If you have more ideas re this. Please comment. Thanks.

SAVE THE DATE: JVWR ICIS2013 Workshop "Via the Looking Glass" Milan, Italy, Sunday 15-Dec-2013

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SAVE THE DATE: Milan, Italy; 15 Dec. 2013 13:00-18:00 (Location: Bocconi University, TBD)
JVWR ICIS2013 Event
Via the Looking Glass: Milan, Italy. Sunday 15-Dec-2013.
Time: 13:00-18:00
Location: Bocconi University, TBD

VIA THE LOOKING GLASS:
Live Demo of Google Glass, Oculus Rift & Reflection on 3D3C Worlds

Agenda:13:00-14:00 Gathering + Lunch
   Getting to know each other.

14:00-14:30 Intro to Google Glass + Demo + Q&A
     David Zakariaie, Google Glass Explorer. LA, CA; USA
14:30-15:00 Intro to Oculus Rift + Demo + Q&A
     Yesha Sivan, Tel Aviv; Israel

15:00-15:15 Break

15:15-16:30 Invited talks —  TBD
    based on CfP: 3D3C Virtual Worlds – Topical Lantern Review

16:30-17:00 Lightning Talks
     Quick papers and budding research
 
17:00-17:30 Editors’ perspective: Advancing Research – Springer / JVWR
    David Gefen (Moderator), Yesha Sivan (JVWR, Managing Editor), Christian Rauscher (Springer, Editor, Business/Economics)

Abstracts:

Intro to Google Glass + Demo + Q&A
David Zakariaie, Google Glass Explorer. LA, CA; USA

In this presentation David who is one of the explorers in the Google Glass Explorer program will give us an overview of the Glass itself and its ecosystem:

•    Components of Glass
•    GDK (Glass Development Kit) and Mirror Api’s
•    Special Considerations (Privacy, Battery Life, Radiation)
•    Core Capabilities
•    Sample Application

Intro to Oculus Rift + Demo + Q&A
Yesha Sivan, www.dryesha.com


•    Components of Rift
•    SDK (Development Kit)
•    Special Considerations (TBD)
•    Core Capabilities
•    Sample Applications

Invited sessions

Based on JVWR issue CfP: 3D3C Virtual Worlds – Topical Lantern Review Review
•   TBD
•   TBD
•   TBD

Lightning talks

•   TBD
•   TBD
•   TBD

If you wish to present a poster and a short lightning talk about your work. The purpose of the lightning talk is to get to know each other, and give light to budding research.

Dates for Second Round:
15-Sep-2013: Poster & Lightning talk submission.
23-Sep-2013: Decision to submitter.
Send proposals to tzafnat.shpak AT jvwresearch.org

EdAdvancing Research – Springer / JVWR
David Gefen, MIS Prof. at Drexel Uni., Moderator with Yesha Sivan, JVWR Managing Editor, and Christian Rauscher, Editor, Business, Operations Research & Information Systems
Springer, Germany

David Gefen (gefend@drexel.edu) is a Professor of MIS at Drexel University, Philadelphia USA, where he teaches IS Outsourcing, Strategic Management of Information Systems, Database Analysis and Design, VB.NETprogramming, SAS and data-mining, and research methodologies. David has authored some of the most cited papers in MIS about trust and about gender in the context of IS adoption, outsourcing, and online markets. He received his Ph.D. in CIS from Georgia State University and a M.Sc. in MIS from Tel-Aviv University. Before becoming an academic David was a chief programmer and systems analyst, and then senior manager of a large logistics information system.  His research findings have been published in some of the leading journals, including MISQ, ISR, IEEE TEM, JMIS, Omega, and JAIS. David is an author of a textbook on Advanced VB.NET Programming Web and Desktop Applications in ADO.NET and ASP.NETin 2004 and a book on the Art of IS Outsourcing in 2011. David is currently a senior editor in MISQ, the leading academic journal in the Management Information Systems discipline, as was previously a senior editor with JMIS andDATABASE.


Looking forward to hearing from you,

Thankfully,

Yesha Sivan
Managing Editor, The Journal of Virtual Worlds Research
Professor at the Management Information System Program, Tel Aviv Academic College
Founder, Metaverse-Labs Ltd.

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JVWR ICIS2013 Workshop in Milan, Italy, 15 Dec. 2013 1st Call

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SAVE THE DATE: Milan, Italy, 15 Dec. 2013
& 1st Call

JVWR ICIS2013 Workshop

Via the Looking Glass:
Live Demo of Google Glass & Oculus Rift, and Reflection on 3D3C Worlds


Part 1: Demos

30 Min Intro to Google Glass
David Zakariaie, Google Glass Explorer. LA, CA USA

In this presentation David who is one of the explorers in the Google Glass Explorer program will give us an overview of the Glass itself and its ecosystem:

•    Components of Glass
•    GDK (Glass Development Kit) and Mirror Api’s
•    Special Considerations (Privacy, Battery Life, Radiation)
•    Core Capabilities
•    Sample Applications

30 Min. Intro to Oculus Rift
Yesha Sivan, www.dryesha.com

•    Components of Rift
•    SDK (Development Kit)
•    Special Considerations (TBD)
•    Core Capabilities
•    Sample Applications

Part 2: Academic Seminar

Invited sessions, based on JVWR issue
CfP: 3D3C Virtual Worlds – Topical Lantern Review

Call for posters and 5-min Lightning talks
If you wish to present a poster and/or a short 5-min Lightning talk about your work, let us know. The purpose of the Lightning talk is to get to know each other, and give light to budding research.
Qualified proposals will also be invited to submit to 3D3C Book published by Springer

Dates for First Round:
15-Aug-2013: Poster & Lightning talk submission.
23-Aug-2013: Decision to submitter.

Send proposals to tzafnat.shpak@jvwresearch.org

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Looking forward to seeing you in Milan,

Thankfully,Yesha Sivan
Managing Editor, The Journal of Virtual Worlds Research
Professor at the Management Information System Program, Tel Aviv Academic College
Founder, Metaverse-Labs Ltd.

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I have the oculus rift.

More later. Works out of the box: (see http://www.oculusvr.com/)

still learning…
– works much like vuzix from 3 years ago (http://www.vuzix.com/consumer/products_wrap_1200vr.html)
– bigger screens give you fuller sense of immersion (resolution not as good as Glass)
– sensor very good.
– sound + video gives u a good feel.
– I loaded just one demo..
– Wire is annoying.

– Work OK with glasses.
– Ability to switch lens (a,b,c) sizes
lots to learn…

http://player.ooyala.com/iframe.js#pbid=6e12e8b3387a44daacfb73afba25a76e&ec=NxMTJ4YzrICuo8bz1aYmFMSju3AzkYwN

Call for Volunteers = Free Tickets >> Milan INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON INFORMATION SYSTEMS. Dec 15-18 2013

I’m on the board of this conference — and you may get to visit it free … if you care to volunteer.
Ohh… and you can come also to our Virtual Worlds event on Sun.

Introduction to ICIS
Milan INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON INFORMATION SYSTEMS. 2013
DECEMBER 15 – 18, 2013 – UNIVERSITÀ BOCCONI, MILAN – ITALY
ICIS is the major annual meeting of the Association for Information Systems (AIS), which has over 4,000 members representing universities in over 95 countries worldwide. It is the most prestigious gathering of academics and practitioners in the IS discipline, and provides a forum for networking and sharing of latest ideas and highest caliber scientific work among the IS professions. Each year, over 1,000 IS academics professionals from around the world participate in the conference program, which includes about 60 sessions and 180 presentations, in addition to keynotes, CIO panels, and research panels.
In 2013 ICIS will be hosted in Bocconi University, Milan.
Call for Volunteers
Traditionally, the organization of ICIS conferences has always been supported by highly motivated and skilled volunteers. The idea behind having volunteers is to support the growth of junior people involved or interested in IS topics by giving them the opportunity to attend the conference in exchange of a small effort. 
Benefits of being volunteers at ICIS
Enriching your CV
ICIS is the most prestigious international conference on Information Systems. Having such an experience in your CV is pure value added.
Being exposed to state-of-the-art scientific and practitioner knowledge
ICIS gathers the top academics and practitioners of the sector from around the world. This is an invaluable opportunity to learn from the most skilled people in the IS field.
Networking
ICIS does not only represent an event to deliver knowledge and experiences but it is also social event. Being involved as volunteers allows you to develop relationships with the most notable IS experts.
Schedule and effort required and
ICIS Conference will be held from December 15th to December 18th however other ancillary meetings will be held starting from December 14th. Volunteers are not asked to be on duty all the days.
Volunteers are asked a minimum of 15 hours of service in order to receive a complimentary conference registration. 
A complimentary conference registration admits to all conference events.
In particular:
  • paper sessions
  • keynote session
  • meals
  • social events. 
Volunteers  Job Description
Volunteers may be involved in different activities. Following some examples of the possible main tasks.
Registration 
Job Description: Assist conference attendees with registering procedures. Distribute name badges and any other materials.
Volunteers must be proficient in English, friendly and hospitable.

Greeters and Directional
Job Description: Greeters have the office of answering attendees questions and helping them to navigate through the various areas of the Bocconi University.
Volunteers must be proficient in English, have a good sense of direction, outgoing, knowledgeable of Milan downtown area and willing to understand the layout of the meeting spaces. 
Paper Session Monitors
Job Description:  check-in presenters, make sure all needs are taken care of and perform session head counts.  Monitors will remain in or directly outside the rooms at all times.
Volunteers must be proficient in English, outgoing, not afraid to ask for help
Poster Session
Job Description: provide assistance, where needed, to the poster presenters. 
Volunteers must be proficient in English, outgoing, not afraid to ask for help
Selection Process
Volunteers will be selected based on their CV, motivation and availability.
If you are interested please, fill the form available in the Volunteers section of the ICIS websitehttp://icis2013.aisnet.org/.
Please, remember to:
  • upload your CV
  • explain the reason why you would like to become a volunteer
  • mention your availability constraints, if any (remember that the main conference will be held from December 15th to December 18th but on December 14th there will be other important meetings).
For any question you can contact the Volunteers Coordinator:
Prof. Marco Sampietro