Community Insights Healthcare Innovation

Healthcare Innovators Need the Establishment

The tech world is often quick to dismiss "traditional" healthcare as slow, but to push the sorely needed transformation within healthcare, technology players and today's healthcare stakeholders will have to collaborate.   More

Society Techonomy Events

Harnessing Tech for Responsible Growth

At a time when some governments are taking a step back from leading social progress, businesses are beginning to lean in. There is much work to be done, and much to be gained by those who take it on. Read further and join us in New York on May 8 and 9 for the continued conversation.   More

Bio & Life Sciences Healthcare Science

As Genomics Matures, Funding Priorities Will Shift

During the next two years, NHGRI will be using interactions with scientists and the public to take stock of the genomics field and where its funds can make the most difference. The landscape has shifted rapidly from the institute's early days, when it set the direction for much of the genomics community around the world.   More

From the Magazine Science

As Mass Extinction Looms, Conservation Genomics Fights Back

De-extinction programs may capture the imagination, but less glamorous efforts to protect threatened species are already showing results. From the latest Techonomy Magazine.   More

Community Insights

Why White Americans Voted for Trump – A Research Psychologist’s Analysis

A research psychologist takes on the question of what motivated white Trump voters and concludes: It's complicated. Economic anxiety may be a marker but alone does not account for what he sees as a unique psychological profile that distinguishes white Trump voters.   More

Global Tech Startup Culture Techonomy Events

Big Tech’s Conscience to Join Techonomy NYC

Techonomy's program for our May conference in NYC is shaping up quickly. The conversation will range widely across technologies, company strategies, public policy, and the state of human progress. Join Microsoft President Brad Smith, WPP CEO Martin Sorrell, development economist Jeffrey Sachs, Vimeo CEO Anajli Sud, and more.   More

Global Tech Government International Affairs

Gates Foundation Supports Tech in Kenya Despite Political Turmoil

Melinda Gates, the co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, launched Pathways for Prosperity, a commission on technology and inclusive development in Nairobi, Kenya. The technological innovations that the commission is investigating is at a nascent stage in Kenya, however, and political turmoil threatens real progress.   More

Global Tech Healthcare

Hong Kong’s Healthcare Ambitions Blend Tech and Finance

At the recent HealthTechO2O conference in Hong Kong, it was clear that Hong Kong has the potential to be a healthcare innovation hub — but that it still has a long way to go to fulfilling that potential.   More

Techonomy Events

First Peek at Techonomy NYC Program & Speakers (May 8-9)

Techonomy's next big conference is in New York on May 8th and 9th. We proudly announce a superb lineup of topics and speakers, including Martin Sorrell, Jeffrey Sachs, Merit Janow, Eric Hippeau, Anjali Sud, and Jon Stein. And we've got an amazing group of yet-to-be announced speakers and guests also joining us. Stay tuned!   More

Community Insights

Can the Drone Revolution Take Off in 2018?

The drone ecosystem needs more regulation to thrive, not less, says AirMap CEO Ben Marcus. Governments have to do better at working with business. Meanwhile, industries including construction, insurance, real estate, and retail are starting to embrace drones, which could make society work quite differently over time.   More

From the Magazine Global Tech Startup Culture

Station F Lights the Way for European Startups

Station F is, perhaps, France's biggest tech achievement and hopes to raise the bar on startup campuses across the continent. It's an emerging trend across Europe, as nascent tech hubs try to boost their startup economies. From the latest Techonomy Magazine.   More

Analytics & Data Artificial Intelligence Business

By Embracing Tech, Small Business Can Act Big

As larger competitors adjust to increasingly more experience-focused consumers, small businesses are not far behind, says Pitney Bowes' Jason Dies. Emerging technologies like the cloud, analytics, virtual assistants, and AI can help close the gap between small businesses and their competitors. (Note: Pitney Bowes is a Techonomy partner.)   More

Global Tech Government

Tech Takes Davos While Facebook Takes Hits

The World Economic Forum this year was practically the World Technology Forum. Unlike in years past, leaders there, especially heads of state, acknowledged the depth of transformation underway in a digitized economy. Meanwhile attendees and press much criticized the net giants, notably Facebook, for threats they may pose to mental health and democracy.   More

Global Tech Society Video

Techonomy at Davos: Geospatial Technology Unleashed

Former Vice President of the United States Al Gore introduced a panel at Davos on geospatial technology — a range of tools for the geographic mapping and analysis of the Earth and human societies. See the video of the full discussion.   More

Sustainable Development Goals Techonomy Events

Portraits: Thought Leaders in Support of U.N. Global Goals

The U.N.'s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), are the world's roadmap for progress. At Techonomy 2017 we asked speakers to choose one of the 17 goals. Here, each speaker explains why they care about that specific goal. The slideshow within is our series on these supporters of the world-changing goals.    More

Business Government Society

BlackRock Makes an Extraordinary Challenge to Business

In a remarkable letter to the business community, BlackRock CEO Laurence Fink says business must step into the void left by government in taking on society's biggest global challenges.   More

Sponsored Content

CES Postscript: For Healthcare Startups, Integration is the Holy Grail

Talk in the hallways of the CES Digital Health Summit focused on the gap between technological advancements and the adoption of these breakthroughs by both patients and providers. Our continuing coverage of CES is sponsored by Johnson & Johnson.   More

Partner Insights Security & Privacy

As GDPR Nears, the Era of Data Responsibility Has Arrived

Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation is coming quicker than many companies are ready for. While the penalties for noncompliance loom large, the rules present a chance for companies to put data security at the forefront of operations and to develop responsible data policies. This article was prepared by our partner, IBM.   More

Cryptocurrency Finance Government

Investing in Bitcoin is Antisocial

Bitcoin is all the rage until it's not. A libertarian dream, it implies a distrust of established governments. This has finally sunk in on the governments themselves, and may be a cause of its continued decline. The associated blockchain technology, however, may be the real keeper.   More

From the Magazine Learning Society

Will We Own AIs, or Will They Own Us?

The rise of artificial intelligence (AI) promises a technology revolution, but like most major innovations these days it is misunderstood. Some of its real risks to society and to the privacy and autonomy of our daily lives are practically undiscussed. (Originally from Techonomy Magazine)   More