Responses to Market Trends and Customer Needs and Challenges

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    Frank Lillehagen
    9 August 2016 - updated 2 years ago
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This document describes how the Active Knowledge Modelling (AKM) technology meets growing market trends, customer needs, and business opportunities supporting novel human and digital collaboration capabilities. The AKM approach and methods enable evolving life-cycle design and collaboration and continuous innovation and learning. Users can build categories of novel knowledge products supporting innovative ways of designing, using and managing Visual Collaboration Arenas (VCA) and workplaces enabled by practice-driven methods. Evolving user-owned solutions are built by holistic design methods creating categories of active knowledge models. These models are knowledge products complimenting software and digital devices as reusable solution components. Active knowledge models are designed by architecting and user teams working at practice-driven workplaces, and configured and managed in an Active Knowledge Architecture (AKA). Active knowledge modelling is performed by teams using tools supporting symbolic holistic design, task execution and powerful visualization. AKM enables industries and public services to build practice-driven sustainable solutions and get novel values out of the digitization wave and future enhanced technologies and sciences. Open innovation and learning and holistic design solutions can be realized, and users will own their knowledge, data, workplaces and solutions.


These are some of the core needs, concerns and opportunities of industries and public organizations:


1.       Raise competitiveness by understanding trends, opportunities and customer needs and challenges.

2.       Supporting value-chain de-verticalization, enabling collaborative cyclic design and execution.

3.       Supporting project and process de-horizontalization, enabling sustainable life-cycle collaboration.

4.       Supporting organizational de-hierarchization, enabling multiple concurrent networking operations.

5.       Enabling data- and situation-driven collaboration, and knowledge modelling, sharing and management.

6.       Enabling holistic design and reuse of project knowledge-bases, and transfer of competence and skills.

7.       Enabling flexible standardization by rule-driven design of products, processes, workspaces and services.

8.       Build sustainable knowledge-bases for cyclic design and execution across life-cycles and value-chains.

9.       Build evolving approaches, methods, platforms, knowledge-bases, life-cycle solutions and workplaces.

10.    Build adaptable services for autonomously managing data, information elements and knowledge assets.


The vision of future visual computing arenas and agile workplaces is illustrated in the figure below.

​I have several files and presentations on Active Knowledge Modelling that I am willing to openly share.