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Collective endeavours, operating in an environment of efficient collaboration and informed decision making in a value network, bear the only effective way to meet the challenges and threats we face in this modern, interconnected world. Enhanced inter-agency and inter-company communication and collaboration has been defined as the capability to deliver information superiority when required to enable agile and informed decision making to underpin effects-based operations: delivering the right effect, at the right time, to achieve the outcome required. Challenges and threats in our modern world are global and multi-faceted requiring complex responses: governments and corporations buoyed by the realization that the interests of both are mutually engage, are pursuing joint corporate social responsibility to make life and business conduct safe and sustainable. One outcome is increasing openness: organisations increasingly publish data and knowledge in open formats and open spaces and (others) provide tools to gain insight from this open and accessible data. This case study summarizes the technological state-of-the-art and points the way how value networks can benefit from these digital society trends.
Date of Conference: 20-22 June 2011