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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

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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

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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

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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

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Reflections from Ross: Planning for Techonomy 17, and a Techonomy NYC Reading List

Simone Ross extracts her favorite moments at Techonomy NYC, including from Union Square Ventures's Fred Wilson and The Financial Times's Gillian Tett. We're already planning how to continue it all this November at Techonomy 2017. So many great tech-related books were mentioned onstage that Ross compiled a list.   More

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The Tantalizing Potential of Technologizing Medicine (at Techonomy Health)

Technology's transformation of medicine was the focus of a panel at Techonomy Health with Brian Donley of Cleveland Clinic and Brent Shafer of Philips North America. They focused on how advances in tech will alter how patients receive care. The optimism was palpable, but for real breakthroughs, players across the American system need to better cooperate.   More

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The Bioethics and Geopolitics of Genomics (at Techonomy Health)

New genomics technologies empower us to understand, manipulate, and even write the code of life. These technologies may produce medicine, biofuels, and bring major benefits to humanity. But they can also be used maliciously, for genetic discrimination or bioweapons. How do we ensure that they are used for good? This Techonomy Health session tackled these gnarly matters.   More

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At Techonomy Health: U.S. System Needs Way More Data

On a Techonomy Health panel on how data can drive healthcare, experts said improving the U.S. system demands lots of new technology and the data to fuel it, none of which is coming fast enough. And it requires innovators–and health institutions–willing to see ideas fail in order to find the greatest ones.   More

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At Techonomy NYC: Chewable Ice and Turning Bananas into Dirt

Companies struggle to stay relevant to customers as tastes and trends change quickly. At Techonomy NYC, I was struck by Slava Rubin, cofounder of crowdfunding service Indiegogo, which has started working with companies like GE and Whirlpool to test ideas with consumers. His best stories relate to refrigerators and the way we dispose of trash.   More

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At Techonomy Health: Ubiquitous Frustration and Not Enough Innovation

A panel at Techonomy Health in mid-May tackled the daunting and politically-charged question of how to redesign American healthcare. The best ideas look little like what we have today: universal health coverage, outcome-based care, and hospital systems that guarantee lower costs. Panelists looked to entrepreneurs for innovation. They agreed a huge obstacle is resistance to change among industry leaders.   More

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Techonomy Health Videos

Missed Techonomy Health or want to see it again? You can watch any individual session, in order, or click through with the arrows and select specific sessions. Very shortly the sessions will all be archived and transcribed in our “events” section.   More

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Huffington at Techonomy Health: Putting JPMorgan Chase Employees to Sleep

Arianna Huffington surprised the audience at Techonomy Health in New York when she and the CMO of JPMorgan Chase explained how an emotionally-sensitive approach to defining “health” was being applied at the kind of corporate giants people often think of as soulless behemoths.   More

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Techonomy NYC Videos

Missed Techonomy NYC or want to see it again? You can watch any individual session, in order, or click through with the arrows and select specific sessions. Very shortly the sessions will all be archived and transcribed in our “events” section.   More

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Gearing Up for Next Tuesday and Wednesday’s NYC Conferences

Just a few days until Techonomy Health next Tuesday May 16th and Techonomy NYC Wednesday May 17th. Among sessions at Health, we'll look at cancer, genomics, and a lot on wellness and community–the roots of genuine health. NYC tackles terrorism, Trump, corporate innovation, NY as a tech town, changing media, blockchain, and plenty more.   More

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A User’s Manual to Techonomy Health and NYC in Mid-May

Techonomy's conferences about tech's impact are absurdly ambitious. But that's what makes them unique, useful, and fun. To understand what's happening because of tech in the world you need to discuss way more than the next iPhone or what's happening in the tech industry. We like to say every company is a tech company. Our Health and NYC events May 16th & 17th are for anyone who wants to understand where the world is heading and what it means for business.   More

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Reflections from Ross: Looking Towards Our May New York Conference

Our New York conference in May starts with a day on health and continues with our usual wide-ranging look at how tech changes business, and what leaders need to know. You'll hear GE's Beth Comstock, Arianna Huffington, WeWork co-founder Miguel McKelvey, WebMD CEO Dr. Steven Zatz, Eli Pariser of Upworthy, who coined "filter bubble," and experts on drones, privacy, media, construction, the sharing economy, the actual economy, and much more.   More

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The Fallacy of Exporting Tech Solutions to the Middle East

Regional innovators are bucking the notion that Western imported tech is the solution to the Middle East's problems. Music, creative ways to bypass censorship, and grassroots literacy are the real paths to change, and are being forged by innovators already in the region. Esra'a Al Shafei tells how you can help.   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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New Rules I: Government Engagement

With tech changing business and societal norms, where does that leave government? Will it exist as we know it in 20 years? Can governments become as agile as businesses? What should evidence-based policy and data-driven government look like?   More

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How Vast and Internet of Things?

As the IoT connects more and more, business and industry will reshape products and services to create a more intuitive and efficient world. What are the wildest ideas that may emerge? Where will the benefits appear? Is there anywhere the IoT can’t reach?   More