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George Rzevski is Emeritus Professor, Complexity and Design Centre, The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK and Executive Chairman of Multi-Agent Technology Ltd, London, Helsinki, Moscow and Samara.
He is a researcher, enterpreneur and consultant in the broad area of Complex Adaptive Systems, Digital Ecosystems and Artificial Intelligence.
News and Events
George's Letter to the editor on low productivity published in the Times on 23 June 2017
Sir, the headline to David Smith’s article (Business, June 21) holds that productivity is “a real problem” in the UK “even if boosting it is the stuff of dreams”. The solution is quite straightforward. Complex systems, such as a national economy, are able to “self-organise” with a view to reducing consequences of external events that disrupt status quo. Hence, if you tighten up employment law and make it more difficult for businesses to employ cheap immigrant labour, which is flooding the UK precisely because opportunities to find a job are better here than elsewhere in Europe, businesses would adapt and start investing into IT and switch from labour-intensive to technology-driven, high-productivity business processes.
That is exactly what happened in France, where employment laws are so strict that businesses avoid employing labour and instead employ technology. We could help the process of adaptation, which is always painful, by providing easily available investments into IT, as in the US.
George Rzevski, Emeritus professor of complexity science, Open University.
Acording to academia.edu George is among top 2% of world scientists in terms of the numer of downloaded publications
June 2017 - The number of downloads of George's publications on various aspects of complexity science is steadily increasing.
New Forest Conference - Complex Systems 2017
May 2017 - Gorge co-chaired the annual Complex Systems Conference and delivered the keynote address "Building Digital Ecosystems". This is a small and very friendly conference attracting researchers and practitioners interested in complexity and adaptability in business, economics, medicine, financial services, etc. The key objective is to promote understanding of complexity and exchane knowledge on methods for managing complexity.
Appointment to the Board of Directors of Wessex Institute of Technology
March 2017 - Professor Rzevski joined the Board of Directors of Wessex Institute of Technology.
Singapore Conference - Complexity 2017
March 2017 - George participated in the Complexity Conference "Causality - Reality" in Singapore as an invited speaker. His talk was entiteled "Managing Organisational Complexity: Practical Methods and Tools for Adaptation and Causality". After the Conference George met several highly positioned administrators who expressed interest in methods for managing complexity in dense urban areas. During this visit to Singapore George appointed Yin Cheng Lau, known as YC, as adviser to Multi-Agent Technology Ltd (MAT). His task is to help MAT to expand into Singapore and China.