Every week, we put together a list of our top 5 articles of the past week. Happy reading!
Planning for the Future of Work MIT Sloan Review
Maturing technologies will disrupt work – it’s pretty clear this trend has arrived. What are the implications for work? What are the right questions to ask? This article is a good high level read on what how organizations can adapt and stay ahead of the curve.
This is great deep dive (in French) about the tech ecosystem in Montreal. Sylvain Carle partner at Real Ventures interviews Tom Birch from CDPQ and Jacques Perreault from Desjardins. They discuss the history of the sector, how it’s been growing (partly due to investors) and why they’re bullish about the future of the city.
We are experiencing a fundamental paradigm shift in our relationship to knowledge. From the ‘information age’, we are moving towards the ‘reputation age’, in which information will have value only if it is already filtered, evaluated and commented upon by others. Gloria Origgi, an Italian philosopher argues that we have moved to a time in which the reputation of the news source matters the most. She provides an interesting set of questions to ask ourselves for understanding the reliability of information
The Enterprise Strikes Back Hackernoon
With all the attention B2C tech companies are getting, it’s the enterprise ones that are capturing all the gains. Enterprise investor Ed Sim talks about the recent developments in the enterprise space. What’s interesting is that we’re only at the beginning of digital transformation for the Fortune 1000.
I don’t usually post news items but this one is haunting, an entire city under assault by hackers. Atlanta’s municipal government has been brought to its knees since Thursday morning by a ransomware attack — one of the most sustained and consequential cyberattacks ever mounted against a major American city.
In terms of the possibility of a dystopian future, it doesn’t get more frightening than this.