Foresight strategy (scenario planning), as a discipline, requires setting up signal and sensemaking mechanisms to have the most unique ideas, projects, and mental models on hand when devising futures.
The experience economy, or experiential learning, is a rewarding method for sensemaking. The technology industry, government agencies, and scientific communities provide annual events which are designed to foster community, collaboration, and competition. Technical breakthroughs and performance benchmarks are made experiential by these competitions and grand challenges. A few come to mind: The IBM Watson Challenges (Chess, Jeopardy! and AI), The Google DeepMind GO Challenge Match and, of course, DefCon CTF. There is an upcoming competition as well: the inaugural U.S. CyberGames.
The Liberty Experience caught our eye, and we thought the OODA Loop Network would find the exhibit of interest.
In this OODAcast, the tables are turned as OODA Network Expert Jen Hoar interviews CEO Matt Devost and they discuss how Matt consistently identified new threats and opportunities by blending eccentric interests into a career as a serial entrepreneur and become an established expert on cybersecurity, counterterrorism, and technology issues.
We spend a lot of time thinking through emergency scenarios and the strategies that enable risk mitigation and opportunity exploitation around the world. Covid-19 provides a nearly unprecedented disruption at a global level that is reshaping our lives, economy, and culture. Here are some of the emergent ideas that are on my radar screen surrounding Covid-19 that could inform your decision making process or your scenario planning.
The top stories on OODA Loop provide good insight into what issues will be top of mind for executives and experts going into 2020. Here are the 20 most popular posts of the year.
Given that we know AI and Machine Learning will be impactful in the enterprise, modern organizations would do well to develop an approach for securing their AI assets now.
How can you use HACKthinking to solve complex problems or evolve or develop a disruptive solution.