- 10:00amREGISTRATION OPENS
- 1:00 - 2:30pmPRE-CONFERENCE SESSIONS
- Michael Howard, Greenplum, a division of EMC
Data is transforming the world. It’s easy to overlook just how much. The new science of data analysis and data-based decision making is seen by many as portending global transformation comparable to the invention of the world wide web itself. How is data science evolving? What is a data scientist? What does a better understanding of data make possible?
Annika Jimenez, Greenplum, a division of EMC
Bill Schmarzo, EMC Corporation
Moderator: Andrew McAfee, MIT
- Max Bernard, World Economic Forum
The world is getting smaller. As IT, infrastructure, and new business models evolve in tandem, what will travel and transportation look like by 2025? The World Economic Forum’s Connected World: Transforming Travel, Transportation and Supply Chains project is developing a variety of possible scenarios for the future of travel and transport. Join us as we look at some of them, and at the goals and scope of the project itself.
Alison Sander, The Boston Consulting Group
- 3:00 - 5:45pmOPENING SESSIONS
- 3:00 - 3:10pm
- 3:10 - 3:50pmSusan Athey, Harvard University
Our lives are increasingly, constantly intertwined with the network. As our connected world evolves, a new online ecosystem emerges, enabling new levels of awareness, insight, and action. What will a world of 7 billion connected people look like? More united or divided? What happens to the shape of our companies, countries and communities?
Douglas L. Gilstrap, Ericsson
Robert D. Hormats, U.S. Department of State
David Sze, Greylock Partners
Moderator: David Kirkpatrick, Techonomy
- 3:50 - 4:15pm
- 4:15 - 4:25pm
- 4:25 - 5:05pmLars Björk, QlikTech International
We live in a world of patterns. Now we’re getting better at discerning them. As we see the big patterns in human behavior, and in the movement of money, products, jobs, weather, energy, disease, and even molecules and stars, a new era of understanding dawns. Can companies and governments draw proper conclusions fast enough? Where will this world of patterns discerned take us?
Gil Elbaz, Factual
Vivek Ranadivé, TIBCO Software Inc.
Rick Smolan, Against All Odds Productions
Moderator: Justin Fox, Harvard Business Review Group
- 5:05 - 5:45pmAlec Ellison, Jefferies
It’s an epic battle for control of the Net, and even of commerce and communications. We’ve never before seen something like any of these companies: Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google. Together, they form a gauntlet preventing others from joining their ranks, even as they turn their sights more and more on one another. How should we think about this formidable four?
Steve Hasker, Nielsen
Mark Mahaney, Internet Analyst
Moderator: Eric Savitz, Forbes Magazine
- 6:00pmWELCOME RECEPTION, hosted by EMC
- 8:45pmInterviewer: David Kirkpatrick, Techonomy
Noted for his “guitar technique and strange, darkly-funny lyrics,” as Wikipedia puts it, Thompson has received a lifetime achievement award from BBC and the Order of the British Empire from Queen Elizabeth. One of the world’s great songwriters performs and talks about his transforming craft.
- 6:45 - 8:30amBREAKFAST
- 7:00 - 8:00amMORNING ACTIVITIES
- 8:30 - 10:00amPLENARY SESSIONS
- 8:30amDavid Kirkpatrick, Techonomy
- 8:35 - 8:40amRay Kurzweil, Kurzweil Technologies
- 8:40 - 8:50am
- 8:50 - 9:20amDavid Keith, Harvard University
Without tech and science, we cannot create a thermostat for the planet. What are the risks, the opportunities, and the socioeconomic and political implications of the rapidly-evolving science of geo-engineering? Who will decide whether and how we alter our atmosphere?
Andrew Parker, Harvard Kennedy School
Moderator: Jeff Goodell, Rolling Stone
- 9:20 - 9:30am
- 9:30 - 9:40pm
- 9:40 - 10:00am
- 10:00 - 10:20amBREAK
- 10:20am - noonPLENARY SESSIONS
- 10:20 - 10:25amDavid Kirkpatrick, Techonomy
- 10:25 - 10:40amSheel Tyle, NEA
Two young brothers, accomplished beyond their years, explain themselves. One graduated from Stanford at 19 and now, at 21, works as a Silicon Valley VC. Another dropped out of Harvard as a junior at 17 (with help from Peter Thiel), and joined a startup. In the meantime they created a growing nonprofit. And what about those biofuel patents?
Sujay Tyle, Scopely
Interviewer: David Kirkpatrick, Techonomy
- 10:40 - 10:45am
- 10:45 - 11:25amJohn Kao, Institute for Large Scale Innovation
Slow trains; second class cell service; inferior infrastructure; third-tallest buildings; fourth-rate education; 34th in infant mortality…What are we still best at? As innovation flourishes around the world, can the U.S. stay strong? How?
Pradeep K. Khosla, University of California at San Diego
Vish Nandlall, Ericsson North America
Moderator: Zachary Karabell, River Twice Research
- 11:25 - 11:35
- 11:35am - noon
- 12:00 - 1:15pmLUNCH
- 1:30 - 2:30pmTECHONOMY LABS
- Gordon Bell, Microsoft Corporation
Thanks to technology, soon we’ll have instant, usable, reliable access to all our memories and life experiences. Life blogging, personalized drug development and individualized genomic sequencing are already here. Living forever, with all its inherent risks and rewards, may not be science fiction much longer.
Jenny Dahl, Memoto
Mickey McManus, MAYA Design
- John Hagel, Center for the Edge
What is a city but a complex series of systems and networks? The evolution of mobility, law enforcement, energy, and transportation depends on the management of this intertwining, integrated ecosystem of infrastructure, pipes, people and data. Be it Bangkok, London or New York – interconnected, rapidly urbanizing, tech driven, consumer-oriented urban landscapes demand modern, flexible infrastructure to remain vibrant, diverse and productive.
Kelly Schwager, Streetline, Inc.
Jeffrey Stein, Cosanti Foundation
Moderator: Rik Kirkland, McKinsey & Company
- Arthur W. Coviello, RSA
As society relies ever more on the Internet, cyberwar and its unpredictable consequences has become our 21st century bogeyman. And the country most responsible for letting this particular genie out of its bottle, as with another frightening weapon back in the 1940’s, appears to be the United States. Can there really be winners in a cyberwar?
John Kao, Institute for Large Scale Innovation
Jody Westby, Global Cyber Risk LLC
Moderator: Mark Anderson, Strategic News Service
- Susan Athey, Harvard University
As data and technology suffuse communications, a new generation of media is emerging, along with new sorts of advertising and agencies. Can we finally figure out an ROI for advertising?
Tom Bedecarré, WPP Ventures
Frank Speiser, SocialFlow
Moderator: Dave Morgan, Simulmedia, Inc.
- Nt Etuk, DimensionU
“I am always willing to learn, however I do not always like to be taught,” said Winston Churchill. Now we have alternatives. Technology is driving the evolution of learning, as “teaching” becomes more personal, more organic, and (according to some) more effective.
Edward L. Hanapole, Kaplan, Inc.
Tara Lemmey, Net Power & Light, Inc.
Minh Nguyen, Syllabuster
Osman Rashid, Kno
Facilitator: Gary A. Bolles, eParachute
- 2:30 - 2:45pmSWITCH BREAK
- 2:45 - 4:30pmPLENARY SESSIONS
- 2:45 - 2:55pmDavid Kirkpatrick, Techonomy
A Report from Techonomy Detroit
- 2:55 - 3:30pmJames Barrese, PayPal
Mobile, responsive and proactive, how will data and new ways to spend money transform commerce and retail?
Dan Schulman, American Express
Gibu Thomas, Walmart Stores, Inc.
Moderator: Erick Schonfeld, DEMO
- 3:30 - 3:40pm
- 3:40 - 4:15pmRodney Brooks, Rethink Robotics
Your children may prefer their company, you may “hire” robotic workers, they may do our dirty work, and one may care for you in your old age. The future for robots seems boundless. Is there a limit to the invasion?
Andrew McAfee, MIT
Moderator: John Markoff, The New York Times
- 4:15 - 4:25pm
- 4:25 - 4:30Dan Bartlett, Hill+Knowlton Strategies
- 4:30 - 4:45pmSWITCH BREAK
- 4:45 - 5:45pmTECHONOMY LABS
- Guy Halfteck, Knack
Games can drive revenue, secure and reward customer loyalty, and increase brand appeal and market share. They also have huge potential in training, from boardroom to battlefield, and in driving personal, corporate and societal change. Everyone’s a gamer now.
Rajat Paharia, Bunchball
Jessica Trybus, Carnegie Mellon
Sujay Tyle, Scopely
Moderator: Ari Levy, Bloomberg News
- Alex Ljung, SoundCloud
Technology evolves quickly and employees and customers migrate to the new, even while companies stay attached to “legacy” systems. As the digitized crowd gets more capabilities, how do companies react–to communities both inside and outside their walls?
Rob Tarkoff, Lithium Technologies
Padmasree Warrior, Cisco
Moderator: Hugo Sarrazin, McKinsey & Company
- Bhaskar Chakravorti, Tufts University
With over a billion people, 12 million square miles and seven out of ten of the world’s fastest growing economies, Africa is poised for paradigm-shifting growth. Mobile technology has become the continent’s top economic force, laying the groundwork for economic opportunity and connectivity. The people are ready. Is the world?
'Tokunboh Ishmael, Alitheia Capital
Nmachi Jidenma, CP-Africa
Gary Rieschel, Qiming Venture Partners
Hannes van Rensburg, Visa, Inc.
Moderator: James M. Manyika, McKinsey & Company
- Steve Felice, Dell
Technology is not only redefining business and business processes, it’s redefining how businesses are managed and run. At the forefront of that change are the CEO’s and CIO’s charged not only with long-term strategy development and implementation but more and more with driving real, measurable business results that lead to success.
Lauren Flanagan, BELLE Capital USA LP
Carley Roney, XO Group, Inc.
Moderator: John Hollar, Computer History Museum
- 6:15pmRECEPTION, hosted by Ericsson
- 7:00pmDINNER, hosted by Forbes
- STARGAZING, hosted by QlikView
- 8:00 - 9:15amBREAKFAST ROUNDTABLES
- Naila Chowdhury, Ashoka: Innovators for the Public
At least two billion people suffer from the hidden hunger of malnutrition, while a billion more are “over fed.” Malnutrition contributes to a wide range of health and economic concerns. As we move from sick care to focus on wellness and vitality, we see a parallel and linked transformation to a “nutrient economy” fundamentally affecting the entire food chain, from natural eco-systems to living beings. Enabled by modern ICT, the beating heart of this will be mobile and big data, allowing personalized wellbeing and distributed health programs, supported by rapid learning, research and dissemination networks on a scale never dreamed of before.
Steve Collins, Valid
Moderator: David Aylward, Ashoka: Innovators for the Public
- Allen Blue, LinkedIn
The practice of management is evolving before our eyes. Social software helps companies achieve new pathways to productivity by helping employees become more efficient and engaged. Dispersed teams can collaborate to achieve levels of productivity that could soon make the traditional office seem quaint. Not tapping the collective wisdom of employees may put companies at risk in a time of rapid change. How is the social Web transforming jobs, work, and management as we now know them? What is the structure of the socially-renovated enterprise of the near future?
Jon Froda, Citrix Podio
Tony Zingale, Jive Software
Moderator: Adam Ludwig, Techonomy
- Karen Tse, International Bridges to Justice
International Bridges to Justice, Karen Tse: A Manifesto Meeting
- Jean Case, Case Foundation
Technology has transformed how groups and individuals communicate with one another, work together and power through challenges brought by the volatile social change now becoming the norm domestically and globally. Collaboration has never been easier or more empowering than it is today, hear from leaders who are at the intersection of technology, aid, development, social change talk about sustainable technology solutions and alliances required to address some of the world’s biggest social challenges.
Christopher Mikkelsen, Refugees United
Alec Ross, U.S. Department of State
Slava Rubin, Indiegogo
Dan Shine, Architecture for Humanity
Moderator: Gary A. Bolles, eParachute
- 9:15 - 9:30amSWITCH BREAK
- 9:30 - 12:30pmPLENARY SESSIONS
- 9:30 - 9:35amDavid Kirkpatrick, Techonomy
- 9:35 -9:45amEden Full, Roseicollis Technologies, Inc.
Eden Full studied for two years at Princeton University and is currently taking gap years to work full time on her startup, Roseicollis Technologies, after being selected for the inaugural class of the 20 Under 20 Thiel Fellowship. Full, who was named Ashoka’s Youth Social Entrepreneur of the Year at the Techonomy conference in 2011, founded Roseicollis to take her solar panel tracking invention, called the SunSaluter, to developing communities and established markets that need them.
- 9:45 - 10:20amJohn Donovan, AT&T, Inc.
Today, established big businesses are rebranding themselves “technology” companies, as they integrate new tools deeply into longstanding enterprises. Separately, leaders of tech are reimagining themselves into more and more industries. As every company becomes technologized, are we talking about a redefinition of industry itself? What is a technology company?
Steve Felice, Dell
Sandra Kurtzig, Kenandy
Moderator: Matthew Bishop, The Economist
- 10:20 - 10:30amJames M. Manyika, McKinsey & Company
How will new manufacturing and distribution technologies drive global entrepreneurship?
- 10:30 - 11:00amOrganized in partnership with the Markle FoundationMichael D. Capellas, The Virtual Computing Environment Company
Technology and networks are lowering barriers to markets worldwide, and the U.S. has a growing jobs problem. As global growth shifts towards developing countries and cities, how can we most benefit? We could be on the threshold of a new era of data-driven progress, but we need a new focus on exports, especially for services, which accounts for the lion’s share of the American economy. What skills does the U.S. need to develop? Can small and medium-sized companies take advantage of expanding access and transparency in the global marketplace? What incentives and policies will enable these global opportunities?
Bradford Jensen, McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University
Miriam Sapiro, Office of the USTR
Moderator: Zoë Baird, Markle Foundation
- 11:00 - 11:05amSam Stathis, Theometrics
- 11:05 - 11:30amGordon Bell, Microsoft Corporation
Can life-logging devices augment our memories?
- 11:30am - 12:15pmDavid Fischer, Facebook, Inc.
One company has captivated the world’s attention in 2012, for better or ill. With all the attention on its stock, many lose sight of the central role Facebook plays in social and economic life worldwide. Its progress is often critiqued by Americans, but what matters more for the company is how it does in countries like Brazil, South Africa, and Indonesia, where it’s dominance is even greater. Two top execs from the company explain its vision and plans.
Sam W. Lessin, Facebook, Inc.
Interviewer: David Kirkpatrick, Techonomy
- 12:30pmCONFERENCE CLOSES