Techonomy Events

Iconic Speakers to Tackle Game-Changing Innovation Issues at Techonomy 2017

From the impact of AI to the perils of “fake news” on social media, this year’s event looks at the weirdly increasing convergence between humans and technology and its impact on business, social and economic progress NEW YORK, NY – October 16, 2017 – Techonomy, the thought leadership company that poses the most provocative questions […]   More

Cities Jobs

Construction Workers Need Tech Skills

Construction is a critical industry that has neither the tech nor the trained workers it needs. McKinsey calculates the world needs a stunning $3.3 trillion in new infrastructure every year through 2030 to keep pace with projected economic growth. New training programs, new attitudes, and new software are urgently needed.   More

Techonomy Events

Program Director Ross on Techonomy 2017–One Month Away!

A year after Mark Zuckerberg uttered his famous words that continue to reverberate despite his having repudiated them, Techonomy's program director celebrates the rich program for this year's upcoming Techonomy 2017. Will history again be made? We also just finished the print magazine that goes to our attendees and underscores our concerns and fascinations.   More

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More Onstage Heroes at the Upcoming Techonomy 2017

What we do at Techonomy is unique, by two essential measures–the people on stage, and the people in the audience. You will not find a mix of thinkers like this elsewhere. Here we introduce a few of the amazing people speaking at Half Moon Bay in November. Diversity and intensity of collective conversation are our tools to deepen our collective understanding of the zeitgeist, as it is inflected by tech.   More

Healthcare

The Most High-Tech Water You’ll Ever Swallow

Allurion’s rethink of existing “weight-loss balloons” could put a dent in obesity. Who knew that a sack of water in your tummy could be high tech? You just swallow it and they fill it up. Previous methods were less palatable.   More

Analytics & Data Community Insights Society

Procurement That Saves Money, and Even Lives

More companies seek a tighter grip on their supply chains, and not just to better marshal resources and spending. Once you digitize your supply chain you gain visibility into how suppliers manage critical social issues like labor treatment and environmental compliance. And you can drive ethical behavior through the procurement office. That's deeply gratifying to purpose-driven executives.   More

Analytics & Data From the Magazine Techonomy Events

Striking Gold by Mining Data

Instinct is no longer what it takes to identify hit. Now, like in every industry, analytics are all. For emerging pop star MAX (who performs at the upcoming Techonomy 2017), Crush Music identified a hit using data, which enabled it to convince radio stations and Spotify they should play it.   More

Analytics & Data From the Magazine Jobs

For Stitch Fix, the AI Future Includes Jobs

Fashion retailer Stitch Fix suffuses itself in analytics and artificial intelligence. But its 3400-and-growing pool of stylists suggests that a future world infused with AI may not decimate the workforce after all. To hear how it operates feels like receiving brain waves from the future.   More

Global Tech International Affairs

Can $100 Million Change the World?

The MacArthur Foundation doesn't just give genius grants. It is now awarding $100 million to one project. Four impressive finalists were announced last week; read more within.   More

Techonomy Events

Techonomy’s Unsung Heroes

We've just published our program for Techonomy 2017, this coming Nov. 5-7. In addition to big names like the CEOs of Aetna and Verizon, John Chambers, and Beth Comstock, we've gathered an inspiring group of less-famous leaders who you will want to get to know.   More

Innovation Partner Insights Video

Turner’s CTO On How Tech is Changing Media

Techonomy President Josh Kampel and Jeremy Legg, CTO of Turner, recently chatted about the ways that technology is changing Turner, from their distribution to their customer experience.   More

Analytics & Data From the Magazine Science

Why We Still Can’t Rely on Genomic Medicine

Genomic medicine may have hit the mainstream, but new genetic information will continually be discovered. And there remain extensive limitations to the value of the information that genetic tests can give you. How soon will these limitations be overcome and how much can we rely on genomic medicine now?   More

Business Community Insights Innovation

Digital Transformation Means Changing the Entire Enterprise

Executives who want to transform their companies into digital ones may be looking at acquisitions like Amazon purchase of Whole Foods with envy. But first they should consider their access to data and how digitally-savvy their leadership is.   More

Global Tech Healthcare International Affairs

Social Media Saves Lives and Makes the World Better

Social media now reaches just about everyone, from rural areas in far-off countries to your always-connected colleague. And it is helping tackle health crises. In this essay, the vice chancellor of the University of Global Health Equity in Kigali, Rwanda asks—how do we use social media for the health of every country's citizens?   More

Society Techonomy Events

What’s Techonomic Now?

The news is techonomic: Equifax attack exposes data of nearly half of all Americans; Amazon price drops at Whole Foods decimate grocery stocks; Apple Watch used by Red Sox for cheating; Facebook harbored Russian fake news. Tech is altering business and society, which is why Techonomy 2017 in November is aimed explicitly at helping attendees understand how to cope and thrive amidst the digital chaos.   More

Healthcare

Seemingly Miraculous New Cancer Gene Therapy Brings Major Risks

A new FDA-approved cancer gene therapy called CAR T recently showed astonishing effectiveness against leukemia in seriously ill patients. Despite their poor prognosis, 83 percent responded to the treatment, and the cancer medical establishment was blown away. But even as we celebrate a genuine breakthrough, consider the very serious and long-lasting side effects.   More

Community Insights Healthcare Society

Why Millennials Will Transform Healthcare

Millennials want everything at the tip of their smartphone-clutching fingers, and care a lot about healthcare (along with Gen X). Their preferences are driving fundamental changes in health and medicine. As the industry increasingly caters to them, the fruits of a more efficient system will come to everyone. The new digital healthcare also must factor in mental health, stress, anxiety, sleep, and fitness.   More

Community Insights International Affairs

Building a Platform to Help Us All Rise Together

The global community faces challenges on a massive scale, but the Sustainable Development Goals were developed to marshal all the world's energies to address them. What we need now is a common platform to aggregate efforts and share knowledge as we work toward the 2030 goals. We're making progress but we have to accelerate it.   More

Global Tech Government Society

Can Tech Help trump Hate?

How did technological change and "innovation" contribute to bringing the U.S. to this point of fracture and animosity? And how can tech play a more active and consciously constructive role helping us get past it? In general the tech industry has not focused sufficiently on these questions. Now it must.   More

Techonomy Events

Program Director Ross on Curating Techonomy 2017

We're deep into Techonomy 2017, coming in early November. Program director Ross previews how she's planning to make this year's event sing. The dialogue about tech's role in business and society gets richer, and daunting. Speakers include new Autodesk CEO Andrew Anagnost, Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini, Data & Society's dana boyd, Cisco's John Chambers, GE's Beth Comstock, IBM's John Kelly, Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam, Campbell's CEO Denise Morrison, Oscar CEO Mario Schlosser, and author Dr. Dean Ornish.   More