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Digital Mindfulness Podcast #15 Patrick Meehan: Digital Humanism

By 20th August 2015 No Comments

“One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.” – Elbert Hubbard

At Digital Mindfulness, our singular focus is on how we can help other people and organizations humanize their lives in this digitized world we live in. This is in contrast to other views of our techno-society in which the machines are projected to eliminate jobs and make human beings redundant.

You can easily find such views online as the moves towards algorithmic regulation, workplace automation and the like are celebrated in the media. However, what if the opposite were true? We believe that it is too easy to make either case and, to be candid, not very interesting.

At Digital Mindfulness, we believe that it is more rewarding, and more creative, to try and understand what digital technologies and humans do best, and create value from them for individuals, industry and society.

Patrick Meehan, VP of research for Gartner shares these beliefs. In this episode, Patrick joins us to talk about a new concept Gartner has developed called Digital Humanism and how this might very well become the dominant mode of thinking in the post-recession economy.

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What You Will Learn In This Episode:

  • Why Digital Humanism is the future of the workplace
  • What the singular most important human emotion in the workplace is
  • How our perception of technology is changing before our eyes
  • Why analytics can not determine true human value

Resources Mentioned In The Show:

Gartner Research

Digital Humanism

Patrick Meehan

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Director & Founder at Digital Mindfulness
Dr. Lawrence Ampofo is a digital strategy and foreign policy professional, with over 10 years providing advisory on strategic digital change. As the Founder and Director of Digital Mindfulness and Semantica Research, Lawrence focuses on increasing the capacities of companies to implement digital strategy across major transformation programmes by promoting new ways of working and collaboration in an age of digital distraction and information overload.
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