ınnOskills – Warm Data Webinar

Every first Thursday of the month we want to go on a search for exciting methods, formats or examples to answer the question “what does it actually take on a personal and organizational level to practice Open Innovation and Open Science? The first topics have already been determined, you can find them in our overview below.

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We are looking forward to seeing you! Cordially, your innOsci Team

We need systemic change! Large and complex challenges and the so-called “wicked problems” cannot be solved by individual actors or actions, but require a deeper approach to the underlying systemic connections.
This is what Nora Bateson, among others, is trying to do with her concept of “Warm Data” and the practice of Warm Data Labs.
But what exactly is behind this? Bateson herself describes Warm Data as follows:
Warm Data is information about the relationships that integrate the elements of a complex system. They have found the qualitative dynamics and offer another dimension of understanding what we learn from quantitative data (cold data). (cf.Warm Data – Warm Data Lab)
She also emphasizes:
Analyzing only statistical data provides conclusions that may indicate actions that do not take into account the full complexity of the situation. Information without interrelationality is likely to lead to misinformed actions, creating further destructive patterns.(cf. Warm Data – Warm Data Lab)

In this webinar, after a brief introduction to the topic, we will conduct a Warm Data Lab ourselves to explore the transcontextual dimensions of a complex issue and experience the method for ourselves.

Finally, we will critically discuss the usefulness and use of Warm Data Labs together. We look forward to seeing you and experiencing the Warm Data Lab together in the innOskills webinar series!

About the speaker:

Torben Lohmüller has been a partner at Dark Horse Innovation in Berlin since 2018, where he advises organizations primarily in new work and new leadership. He is also engaged in systemic approaches to innovation, especially with regard to circular and regenerative design strategies. Before his training as a systemic consultant and coach, he worked as a cultural and literary scientist, among other things.