Business Manufacturing Partner Insights

Resurgence of Hardware Driving Innovation Across the Enterprise

As the demands of the enterprise increase and software becomes more sophisticated, standard hardware cannot keep up, says Celestica's Jason Phillips. There is momentum around a new class of advanced hardware optimized for today’s complex enterprise environments. Note: Celestica is a Techonomy partner.   More

Analytics & Data Business Community Insights

Get Ready for the Semantic Web

At linked data-driven companies you will find it difficult to distinguish between “traditional” data workers and those in other functional areas who, at other companies, are less reliant on data.   More

Business From the Magazine Society

Techonomy’s Top Stories of 2017

As the end of 2017 approaches, we look back at the themes that had the greatest impact—and promise to resonate next year and beyond. Through our print and online content, we explored the impact of emerging technologies on virtually every dimension of business and society.   More

Business Government Techonomy Events Video

Former Sec. of Commerce Penny Pritzker: Tech & Government Must Work Together

Penny Pritzker was U.S. Secretary of Commerce in the Obama administration from 2013 to 2017. She appeared onstage with Beth Comstock at Techonomy 2017 and also chatted with us on tech leadership and much more.   More

Business Society Sustainable Development Goals

Turning Techonomy’s Work Toward Global Progress

For 2018 Techonomy turns its attention towards the UN's Sustainable Development Goals for 2030 (SDGs). We will explore how tech can advance the goals and the business case for action. Making the world better may generate $12 trillion in new business and 380 million new jobs.   More

Business Media & Marketing

Marketers Finance Fake News. Now What?

Ad tech, and the money it can bring to popular pages serving ads, sits at the center of the fake news crisis—making big brand marketers inadvertent enablers in this controversial space. A new survey shows marketers are ambivalent about what ought to change—and are reluctant to alter their own business practices.   More

Business Techonomy Events

Video Series: Short Talks with Techonomists

Join Techonomy President Josh Kampel in a series of brief video interviews with some of the most influential and outspoken business leaders. This video series highlights brief excerpts from talks backstage at Techonomy 2017.   More

Business Startup Culture Techonomy Events Video

GE’s Beth Comstock: Big Companies Must Change to Work With Startups

Beth Comstock is GE’s outgoing Vice Chair.  She has lead the 100+ year old company’s efforts to accelerate new growth through digital transformation, a post she is leaving in the new year. We spoke to her on the sidelines of our recent Techonomy 2017 conference. Comstock operates GE Business Innovations, which develops new businesses, markets, […]   More

Business Global Tech Internet of Things Techonomy Events Video

Ericsson’s Ulf Ewaldsson: Intelligent Devices Are Driving Carriers’ Digital Transformation

Ulf Ewaldsson is Ericsson’s Senior Vice President and Head of Business Area Digital Services. He has more than 20 years of experience in product management, industry development, and customer relations, which has taken him to leadership positions at Ericsson in China, Japan, Hungary and Sweden. Ewaldsson says as devices need to become more intelligent, networks […]   More

Business Techonomy Events Video

Accenture’s Marc Carrel-Billiard: The Enterprise, Not Consumers, Will Drive the VR Market

A 20-year veteran of Accenture, Marc has seen it all and now is seeing it in extended reality. He served as the global lead for emerging technology, working across several cutting-edge areas of IT including voice recognition, knowledge-based systems, and neural networks. Marc predicts a shift in the VR market, from one driven by consumer applications, […]   More

Analytics & Data Business Security & Privacy

Lessons from Equifax: Don’t Delegate the Bits and Bytes

Executives must start to hold themselves accountable for the safety and soundness of their software—and that starts with the simple acknowledgement that in many cases, the biggest risk they are managing is their own ignorance.   More

Business Innovation Startup Culture Techonomy Events

John Chambers: Make Every State a Startup State

In a fiery discussion at Techonomy 2017, Cisco executive chairman John Chambers warned that the United States had lost its innovative edge to other nations and called for a national digital agenda.   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

Business Community Insights Managing

Instant Enterprises and Techonomic Leadership: Is your Organization Ready?

Two-thirds of U.S. CEOs believe the next 36 months will be more critical than the previous 50 years. More than half of the Fortune 500 has been wiped out since 2000. We need a new kind of "techonomic" leadership. But to get there, training needs to become more about systems than than just better-trained people.   More

Business From the Magazine Innovation

Big Companies are Learning to Work with Small Ones (But It’s Not Easy)

Big established companies are acquiring, investing in, or partnering with startups in record numbers. But how can incumbents do it right, moving quickly and learning from their smaller brethren? General Motors and Banco Santander are among those finding success.
(From the latest Techonomy magazine)   More

Business Opinion

Zuckerberg is Changing—Can Facebook Catch Up?

Building communities is hard. Mark Zuckerberg now wants Facebook to deliberately do more of it and to "bring the world closer together." But Yatish Rajawat of India's LocalCircles has actually been managing online purpose-based communities, and learned difficult lessons in the process. Is Facebook really ready to follow its leader?   More

Business Community Insights Security & Privacy

Delaware Drives Blockchain Innovation

Delaware is the corporate home to the biggest tech companies and many others in the Fortune 500, but it wants to continue to innovate in the services and tools that it offers companies. So the state is breaking new ground in regulation by facilitating the use of blockchain technology for record keeping and other purposes. On August 1st, the state's initial blockchain law goes into effect.   More

Business Community Insights The Internet

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

Business Security & Privacy Society

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

Business From the Magazine

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