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Winners and Losers in Next-Generation Internet Infrastructure

Global communications networks are at least as critical today as roads and bridges, but unlike most physical infrastructure, they aren't improved the same way. Software has emerged as the centerpiece for digital infrastructure. It means we can move more quickly, and along the way improve society.   More

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Are Connected Toys Worth the Risk?

Children's toys and rooms are quickly becoming connected, like just about everything else. Parents may find monitors useful and talking toys a merciful distraction, but is this new digital world safe? Big companies like Mattel, whose Hello Barbie is illustrated here, may handle the responsibilities, but the raft of startups creeping toward our children's lives may be another matter.   More

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How Customers Pay to Help Big Companies Innovate

Innovating effectively is an urgent imperative for big companies. Now some are working with Indiegogo to crowdfund consumer products that might not have met former thresholds for money and attention. If interest is there, the scale-up happens fast at companies like Whirlpool and GE. (From the latest issue of Techonomy Magazine)   More

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Our New Video: A Window to the Techonomy Experience

It is hard to put into word what makes our Techonomy events so unique. The blend of highly developed programming, thoughtful room-wide conversations, and amazing networking. The carefully curated group of top thinkers, business executives, and entrepreneurs. Our conferences provide a fertile environment for collaboration and discussion focused on tech’s impact on business and society. […]   More

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Techonomy returns to New York for two days of intense conversation about technology’s impact on business and society

GE’s Beth Comstock, Arianna Huffington of Thrive Global, and John Martin of Turner are among 60 speakers dissecting the role of tech on social and economic progress, and especially in health. New York City, NY, April 18, 2017 – Techonomy, a leading events and media company focused on helping organizations and executives prepare for the […]   More

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Impressive Bipartisan Senate Action Promotes Online Healthcare

The Senate Finance Committee has moved legislation to finance telehealth services via the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, reports Modern Healthcare. The fact that it was the powerful Finance Committee that took this action is all the more significant, and welcome. Could it portend ongoing support for digital health measures in Congress? It would be wonderful to think so...   More

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Longevity Moonshots with Craig Venter

StartUp Health NOW: Longevity Moonshots, with Craig Venter, PhD   More

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Who Makes The Rules For The Global Digital Economy? DLD17

Cloud computing and digital platforms offer huge benefits for people around the world. But the rise of large and powerful global technology platforms owned by commercial companies raises fundamental questions. What kind of rights, rules and responsibilities should govern this new landscape? What is the role of nation-states, when technology is global and data moves seamlessly across international borders? What kind of rules will best insure that tech is a force for good? Who should set them? And how can tech companies, governments and civil society best begin to address these issues?   More

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What’s Missing at CES 2017?

David Kirkpatrick, Founder and CEO of Techonomy, chats with Dodi Axelson at CES 2017.   More

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Beyond Technology And Data at DLD17

Digitalization comes with both - possibilities and challenges. In this talk Ian Goldin, Timotheus Hoettges and Niko Mohr will navigate through the fields of automation and AI. They will discuss how this will affect our life and society in the near future and how we can learn from history to face and cope with change.   More

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Democratizing Everything

David Liu of XO Group explains why he thinks our interest in democratizing everything is creating an uninspired society.   More

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How Big Data Effects Cities

Dan'l Lewin at Techonomy 2014.   More

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The Communication Paradox

Marleen Vogelaar's Fusion talk at Techonomy 2014.   More

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The Failing Global Governance

Constantijn van Oranje-Nassau of the European Commission at Techonomy 2014.   More

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Pradeep Khosla on Higher Education

Pradeep Khosla's Fusion talk from Techonomy 2014.   More

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Snowden the Disruptor

Barton Gellman on security and privacy at Techonomy 2014.   More

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Dr. David Agus chats with David Kirkpatrick at WEF 2017

David Kirkpatrick sits down with Dr. David Agus at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland to discuss the future of tech and healthcare.   More

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Could AI Be Society’s Secret Weapon for Growth?

David Kirkpatrick was joined by Missy Cummings, David Kenny, Brad Smith and Paul Daugherty for a panel discussion on AI at the World Economic Forum in Davos.   More

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Techonomy’s Top 5 Articles for 2016

Techonomy's five most-viewed stories included reports about our historic conversation with Mark Zuckerberg, a research psychologist's analysis of why so many White Americans support Trump, a trenchant set of predictions about VR and AR, and two of our many articles on healthcare. One explains why Singapore is becoming a digital health hub, and the other examines the rich potential of data.   More

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How Real is Virtual Reality?

Few technologies have raced through the hype cycle in such a short time as Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality. All three make digital information not just interactive, but immersive. We look at various approaches, but conclude that VR, AR and MR will likely trigger a fundamental shift in our relationship with technology.   More