Welcome to the November 2017 issue of the Technology Innovation Management Review. The authors in this issue share insights on developing value propositions for the Internet of Things (IoT), understanding Industry 4.0 from a social innovation perspective, leveraging third-generation living labs for collaborative innovation in cities, designing business models based on open data, and the impact of open access models on academic publishing.

Welcome to the November issue of the Technology Innovation Management Review. We welcome your comments on the articles in this issue as well as suggestions for future article topics and issue themes.

Q. Is internal audit ready for blockchain?

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Keywords: blockchain, controls, governance, internal audit, risk management

Introduction

Identity verification and authentication has long been a critical component in service delivery for both the private and public sectors, but changing citizen demands in the digital age have stressed the need for new approaches to verify that an individual is who they say they are – with surety. At the same time, as more of our lives migrate online, “bad actors” such as hackers and fraudsters are always finding new ways to exploit our sensitive information for their own personal gain at the expense of legitimate users and online service organizations.

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