Healthcare Techonomy Events

Kaiser and Philips Health Chiefs on Obamacare and U.S. Medicine’s Future at Techonomy

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With all the uncertainty around the Affordable Care Act, the Techonomy 2016 audience listened attentively to two experts in the field. Among other predictions, the speakers said digital health will unquestionably play a major role in healthcare moving forward, that the ACA will be harder to repeal than many might expect, and that reimbursement strategies are likely to shift to a more outcomes-based model.   More

Techonomy Events

PCMag.com Covers Techonomy’s Focus on IoT

Techonomy16 conference in Half Moon Bay, California, Thursday, November 10, 2016.  (Photo by Paul Sakuma Photography) www.paulsakuma.com

Mark Zuckerberg made worldwide headlines, and election coverage got a spotlight, but the Internet of Things was still a central theme at Techonomy 2016. Michael J. Miller of PC Magazine wrote a great piece about the many ways that IoT came up in our discussions.   More

Techonomy Events

Reflections from Ross: How the Election Changed Techonomy 2016

Techonomy16 conference in Half Moon Bay, California, Thursday, November 10, 2016.  (Photo by Paul Sakuma Photography) www.paulsakuma.com

The plan was always to start the conference with a group discussion about the election. How could we not if our conference started the day after the election? But the triumph of Trump put a rather different spin on things. In general the mood of the room was shock and numbness. For me, it highlighted that no matter how much we talk about tech and its ability to connect us, it is degrading our ability to see beyond our bubbles.   More

Energy & Green Tech Techonomy Events

TE16: Climate Change Calls for “Taboo Techs”

Techonomy16 conference in Half Moon Bay, California, Thursday, November 10, 2016.  (Photo by Paul Sakuma Photography) www.paulsakuma.com

Speakers on climate change at TE16 aimed to dispel the stigma associated with nuclear power and geo-engineering–controversial technologies that might help address the climate change caused by humankind’s use of fossil fuels. One said that radiation risks are actually a problem with coal-fueled power, too.   More

Energy & Green Tech Internet of Things

How The Internet of Things Will Fight Climate Change

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The Internet of Things may shift how our energy system works as much as the steam engine reconfigured Western economies at the start of the industrial revolution. As the world focuses on its climate crisis, we must become more energy-efficient, produce less carbon dioxide, and power more things with electricity from wind and solar. IoT can make it possible.   More

Healthcare Techonomy Events

At Techonomy 2016, a Vision of Disrupted Healthcare

Techonomy16 conference in Half Moon Bay, California, Thursday, November 10, 2016.  (Photo by Paul Sakuma Photography) www.paulsakuma.com

Medicine will be unrecognizable in the coming decades, with technology changes leading to better care at home, vanishing hospitals, and doctors who can monitor patients’ activity and health between visits. Leaders in various sectors who spoke at Techonomy 2016 contributed to the futuristic picture.   More

Finance Government

India Tackles Corruption with Currency Chaos

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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi interrupted most evening news in his country last Tuesday to announce that in just three hours, the Indian government would bar the use of 85% of its existing currency. This dramatic announcement comes as India seeks to root out untaxed “black money."   More

Business Society Techonomy Events

Facebook Influenced Election? Crazy Idea, Says Zuckerberg

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Dismissing the idea that fake stories in Facebook's News Feed influenced the outcome of the U.S. election, Mark Zuckerberg, speaking at Techonomy16, grabbed global headlines and no breaks from tech reporters. It was by no means the only thing he discussed, but it got all the coverage.   More

Techonomy Events Video

Techonomy 2016

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Tune in to Techonomy 2016, LIVE from the Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay.   More

Healthcare Internet of Things Partner Insights

Unlocking Healthcare’s Data

Measuring ourselves with devices around us will make us healthier. (Photo courtesy Philips)

We need technology to bring new solutions to global healthcare. And the potential of the Internet of Things is just beginning. Computing power, miniaturization, mobile, big data, the cloud, and social networks are driving this critical trend. Almost two in five are projected to use wearable monitoring devices by 2019. The resulting data can make the world dramatically healthier.   More

Techonomy Events

Techonomy 2016: A Chat with Zuckerberg, and Much More

Kirkpatrick interviewed Mark Zuckerberg at the 2014 Mobile World Congress, and will do so again at Techonomy 2016, Nov. 9-11. (photo courtesy Mobile World Congress)

Mark Zuckerberg is just the most prominent of a proudly diverse and eminent group of speakers at Techonomy 2016 Nov. 9-11. We'll also hear from Ray Kurzweil, Prelude Fertility's Martin Varsavsky, Intel's Murthy Renduchintala, Fitbit CEO James Park, Blackberry CEO John Chen, NextEV USA CEO Padmasree Warrior, U.S. CIO Tony Scott, and plenty more.   More

Community Insights Government

Tech Challenges for the Next U.S. President: Techonomy’s Community Weighs In

Techonomy asked people coming to the Techonomy conference: What is the most important tech-related issue the incoming administration should tackle? The answers were diverse, but many focused on the challenges of cyber security and immigration.   More

Bio & Life Sciences Healthcare

The Three-Parent Baby Is Not as Weird as You Think

This new experimental technique for avoiding diseased babies is not as far removed from the well-accepted process In Vitro fertilization, shown here, as many reports would suggest.

People may have a "yuck response" when they hear about this new experimental technique for creating healthy babies. But it isn't as huge a leap from what we're used to as most reports would suggest, as Techonomy's genomics expert explains. Like a top medical source she quotes here, Salisbury will be continuing this conversation at Techonomy 2016 on November 10.   More

Techonomy Events

Reflections from Ross: Two weeks until Techonomy 2016!

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With two weeks until Techonomy 2016, Nov. 9-11, there is lots of fine tuning underway here. The big news this week is that Mark Zuckerberg will join us. But that is just one component of a three day program with a great roster of cross-industry and multi-disciplinary speakers from around the world. The program features 78 speakers (40% women) talking about everything from the implications of the election (How can we not?) to Artificial Intelligence, the Internet of Things, planetary-scale computation, the modernization of currency and the impact of gene modification on…well, everything.   More

Business Community Insights

The Corporation as Technology

If we think of companies as a technology for value creation, we can apply principles of innovation to accelerate change. (Image courtesy Shutterstock)

We think of technology as using computer science, biology or chemistry. But what if we consider the corporation itself as a kind of technology? It's possible to see the corporation as a technology for organizing labor, resources and capital towards the creation of economic and social value. So what defines a techonomic company?   More

Cities Transportation

Happy Trails: An Inexpensive Way to Revive American Suburbs

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As people move more and more to cities, suburban America is in need of a facelift. City living is attractive to young people because they are aware of their energy consumption, they like the action there, and the cost of car and home ownership is often out of reach. Suburban areas across the country are utilizing new trail systems to connect communities, making them more bikeable, pedestrian friendly and green.   More

Government Techonomy Events

Clinton, Trump, and the World’s Choices

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The world is at a turning point and we have to choose. It is astonishing and daunting how fully Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump symbolize the choice the world faces. Watching their debate last week underscored for me not just how different the two of them are, but how different are the possible futures that confront the world.   More

Internet of Things Techonomy Events

Reflections from Ross: On Techonomy 2016 (of course)

Techonomy's David Kirkpatrick interviewing Sean Parker at last year's Techonomy 2015.

We’re 6 weeks out from our annual Techonomy conference. It starts the day after the election, so we’ll talk intensely about what the outcome means for business, the tech industry, and tech as a tool. Much content this year relates to the continuing march of the Internet of Things. And we'll tackle longer-term questions like whether, once AI intersects with the IoT, this ultimately leads to a sentient cyber ecosystem that intuits and responds to our every move. We'll also talk about cities, shipping, and social media. It's the conference for people who want to understand tech deeply so they can be more effective.   More

Government

The House Science and Tech Committee Disregards Both

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The U.S. House of Representatives Science Committee is a joke, but not a funny one. It spends much time on witch hunts against climate scientists, because climate change denial is its chairman's passion. The ranking member of the committee's Democratic minority calls it "mean-spirited and meaningless." Rather than helping, it actively harms our nation's ability to develop policy for science, tech, and innovation.   More

Government

To the Next Administration: Use Tech to Implement Every Program

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We asked attendees at the upcoming Techonomy 2016 conference "What is the most important tech-related issue the incoming administration should tackle?" Tech leader and publisher Tim O'Reilly responded that the biggest challenge will be bringing a tech-centric approach to everything government does.   More