NextNowNetwork and MediaX explore Service Science with Jim Sphorer

Yesterday, NextNowNetwork (NextNowCollaboratory‘s resource base) met with Jim Sphorer of IBM’s Almaden Research Center and MediaX at Stanford for a discussion on Service Science. This is an emerging field that recognizes the migration of so much of the world’s activity to the service sector; in fact, Jim told us that 2006 was the first year that the service sector met or exceeded agriculture and manufacturing sectors in terms of percentage of worldwide activity (I believe it was 40-40-20.) Service Science is concerned with how service systems interact to create value. Many of us in the room seemed as concerned with…