k·yield v. - Yield Management of Knowledge

Inspired by Nature. Managed by Humans. Assisted by AI.

New E-Book for Kyield Customers:

Ascension to a Higher Level of Performance 
The Kyield OS: A Unified AI System 

By Mark Montgomery 
Founder & CEO 
Kyield

To request a copy please email markm at kyield dot com from your corporate email acccount with job title and affiliation.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
INTRODUCTION  1
REVOLUTION IN IT-ENABLED COMPETITIVENESS  2
POWER OF TRANSDISCIPLINARY CONVERGENCE  3
MANAGEMENT CONSULTING  4
COMPUTER SCIENCE AND PHYSICS  5
ECONOMICS AND PSYCHOLOGY  9
LIFE SCIENCE AND HEALTHCARE 10
PRODUCTS AND INDUSTRY PLATFORMS 11
THE KYIELD OS 11
THE KYIELD PERSONALIZED HEALTHCARE PLATFORM 12
ACCELERATED R&D 13
SPECIFIC LIFE SCIENCE AND HEALTHCARE USE CASES 13
BANKING AND FINANCIAL SERVICES 14
THE PILOT PROCESS 15
EXAMPLE: BANKING, PHASE 1 17
PHASE 2 18
PHASE 3 18
PHASE 4 18
CONCLUSION: IN THIS CASE THE END JUSTIFIES THE MEANS    21

Four Stages of Enterprise Network Competence


Most current industry leaders owe their existence beyond basic competencies and resources to a strong competitive advantage from early adoption of systems engineering and statistical methods for industrial production that powered much of the post WW2 economy. These manual systems and methods accelerated global trade, extraction, logistics, manufacturing and scaling efficiencies, becoming computerized over the last half-century.


The computer systems were initially highly complex and very expensive, though resulted in historic business success such as American Airlines’ SABRE in 1959 [1] and Walmart’s logistics system staring in 1975 [2], which helped Walmart reach a billion USD in sales in a shorter period than any other company in 1980.


As those functions previously available to only a few became productized and widely adopted globally, the competitive advantage began to decline. The adoption argument then changed from a competitive advantage to an essential high cost of entry.[3]   When functionality in databases, logistics and desktops became ubiquitous globally the competitive advantage was substantially lost, yet costs continued to rise in software while falling dramatically in hardware, causing problems for customers as well as national and macro global economics. In order to achieve a competitive advantage in IT, it became necessary for companies to invest heavily in commoditized computing as a high cost of initial entry, and then invest significantly more in customization on top of the digital replicas most competitors enjoyed.


The network era began in the 1990s with the commercialization of the Internet and Web, which are based on universal standards, introduced a very different dynamic to the IT industry that has now impacted most sectors and the global economy. Initially under-engineered and overhyped for short-term gains during the inflation of the dotcom bubble, long-term impacts were underestimated as evidenced by ongoing disruption today causing displacement in many industries. We are now entering a new phase Michael Porter refers to as ‘the third wave of IT-driven competition’, which he claims “has the potential to be the biggest yet, triggering even more innovation, productivity gains, and economic growth than the previous two.” [4]


While I see the potential of smart devices similar to Porter, the potential for AI-enhanced human work for increased productivity, accelerated discovery, automation, prevention and economic growth is enormous and, similar to the 1990s, while machine intelligence is overhyped in the short-term, the longer term impact could indeed be “the biggest yet” of the three waves. This phase of IT-enabled competitiveness is the logical extension of the network economy benefiting from thousands of interoperable components long under development from vast numbers of sources to execute the ‘plug and play’ architecture many of us envisioned in the 1990s. This still emerging Internet of Entities when combined with advanced algorithmics brings massive opportunity and risk for all organizations in all sectors, requiring operational systems and governance specifically designed for this rapidly changing environment.


This is a clip from an E-book nearing completion titled: The Kyield OS: A Unified AI System; Rapid Ascension to a Higher Level of Performance. Existing or prospective customers are invited to send me an email for a copy upon completion within the next month - Mark Montgomery (markm at kyield dot com).


[1] https://www.aa.com/i18n/amrcorp/corporateInformation/facts/history.jsp

[2] http://www.scdigest.com/ASSETS/FIRSTTHOUGHTS/12-07-26.php?cid=6047

[3] Lunch discussion on topic with Les Vadasz in 2009 in Silicon Valley.

[4] https://hbr.org/2014/11/how-smart-connected-products-are-transforming-competition



Neural Networks


Converting the enterprise to an adaptive neural network


What’s wrong with the neural network? Lack of data structure that enables governance 


Regulatory failure on the Web: Consequences and solutions


Workplace analytics in the neural network economy



Artificial Intelligence


Recent trends in artificial intelligence algorithms


Applied AI: Mythological to neuroanatomical


Plausible Scenarios For AI in Preventing Catastrophes


Fear of AI vs. the Ethics and Art of Creative Destruction (Wired)


Book Review: “Artificial Cognitive Architectures



Data Management


Unleash the innovation within


Diabetes and the American healthcare system


Five essential steps for strategic (adaptive) enterprise computing


Overcoming the enterprise differentiality paradox


White Papers


10.1.14       Kyield OS for Healthcare and Life Sciences (contact @ kyield dot com)

 

7.23.13      Workplace Analytics in the Neural Network Economy

 

9.15.11        Optimizing Knowledge Yield in the Digital Workplace

 

1.6.11        A Semantic Enterprise Operating System

 

9.4.09         Understanding the Semantic Enterprise

 

11.21.08     Unleash the Innovation Within

 

5.14.05       Building a Business Case for Kyield

 

2.6.02        Navigating the Obstacles to Knowledge Yield


 

 Use Case Scenarios

 

5.9.10       Diabetes and the American Healthcare System

 Healthcare, standards, behavior, and mobility

 

1.15.10      Maya in the Global Parcel Delivery Business

  Global logistics, human systems and innovation

 

10.18.09    Roger the Electrician at the Hydro Dam

  Anti-terrorism, security, energy, and government