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The Clash of Generations Reshapes the Workplace

Speakers Nadira A. Hira a Writer/Host/Commentator, Doreen Lorenzo of Quirky, Jim Stikeleather of Dell Inc, and moderator Zachary Karabell of RiverTwice Research discuss the balance of new and old generations together in the evolving workplace.   More

Techonomy 13 Techonomy Events Video

Cities, Companies, and Cells: Big Data Needs Big Theory

Geoffrey West, physicist and distinguished Professor of The Santa Fe Institute, discusses the importance of collecting and analyzing big data. Watch the video and read the full transcript here.   More

Techonomy 13 Cities Techonomy Events Video

Tony Hsieh on Companies, Cities, and Community

Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh discusses the importance of looking beyond your own business to the community around you. Watch the video and read the full transcript here.   More

Techonomy 13 Techonomy Events

Towards 2016: The Future of American Elections

Democracy requires participation. Only 55 percent of registered voters vote in major U.S. elections. Voting laws are meanwhile getting even more restrictive and locally unique, thanks in part to recent Supreme Court revisions to the Voting Rights Act. Can technology help fix America's broken voting system? Will we eventually vote by phone or internet? How will 2016 be different from 2012? Jocelyn Benson of Wayne State University, Judd Choate of the Colorado Department of State, Scott Duncombe of ShareProgress, Google's Eric Hysen, Tammy Patrick of Arizona's Maricopa County, Katherine Grainer of Civitas, and civic researcher Kate Krontiris discuss at Techonomy 2013 in Tucson, Ariz. Watch video and read the complete transcript here.   More

Techonomy 13 Media & Marketing Techonomy Events

Future Schlock or Journalism’s Next Golden Age?

While Jeff Bezos and Pierre Omidyar are putting serious money towards serious journalism, the professional news business seems more at risk every day. Yet the need for trustworthy information only grows. Meanwhile, every company wants to create “content,” since “ads” are increasingly distrusted, and expensive. Who will be the arbiters of accuracy? Will the public care? Could a new golden age of substantive journalism arise? Or is the future filled with cat videos? Justin Fox of the Harvard Business Review, Al-Jazeera's Abderahim Foukara, Salon's Cindy Jeffers, Alexandra Leo of IBT Media, Rem Rieder of USA Today, Upworthy's Ashley Simon, and Kaela Worthen Gardner of reddit discuss at Techonomy 2013 in Tucson, Ariz. Watch video and read the complete transcript here.   More

Techonomy 13 Cities E-Commerce Techonomy Events Video

The Sharing Economy and the Symbiotics of City Life

Sharing and so-called “collaborative consumption” is poised to alter city life, company life, and family life. We now use digital tools to assist in sharing cars, bikes and apartments. But we’ve always shared apartments, restaurants, libraries, workspace and health clubs. As a host of new platforms transform the economics of sharing, what are the parameters of these new transparent eco-systems? How are business, social and cultural norms re-orienting around collaborative consumption and the peer economy? Jennifer Bradley of the Brookings Institution, Zachary Karabell of River Twice Research, Alex Rodriguez of the Arizona Technology Council, and Arun Sundararajan of NYU's Center for Urban Science and Progress discuss. Watch video and read the complete transcript here.   More

Techonomy 13 Security & Privacy Techonomy Events Video

Is the Internet for or Against You?

The data you generate on- and off-line about what you watch and look at, buy, borrow, even what ails you, is tracked, quantified, packaged and sold. Your virtual self and your reputation are being qualified, commoditized and monetized. The dystopian critique is gaining adherence, from novelists to heads of state worldwide. If someone is making money from this info, shouldn’t you? James Cham of Bloomberg Beta, Accenture's Dan Elron, Reputation.com's Michael Fertik, Andrew Keen of Digital Vertigo, and shopkick's Cyriac Roeding discuss. Watch video and read the complete transcript here.   More

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Mapping as Platform: Are We There Yet?

Mapping used to be a simple, literal, two-dimensional exercise. Today it's a four-dimensional adventure that allows us to capture specific data points and sets in never-before-seen-detail. It lets us navigate data, understanding and predicting in ways never before imaginable and realms never before reachable -- geographic, molecular, neural. Will new mapping technologies open new vistas of opportunity and progress, or just help us find new places to get lost? Epidemico's John Brownstein, ESRI's S.J. Camarata, Jr., Andrew Gold of RF Spot, Walter Scott of Digital Globe, and Richard Tyson of the UNOCHA Data Analysis Project discuss.   More

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The Creativity Code: Boon or Bane of Digital Society

Collaboration has never been easier. More people than ever can express their creativity and share the result, be it a product, information, or art. Will a new tech-tool-powered Renaissance drive innovation and benefit us all, or is digital collaboration a real threat to true inspiration that just drags us all closer to the mean? Where does co-creation work best? And from what should we protect it? Jordan Brandt of Autodesk, Yale's David Gelernter, Reid Genauer of Magisto, SoundCloud's Alex Ljung, John Maeda of the Rhode Island School of Design, and moderator Doreen Lorenzo of Quirky discuss. Watch video and read the complete transcript here.   More

Techonomy 13 Global Tech Techonomy Events Video

180° Shift: You Think You Know What a Satellite Is?

Peter Platzer of NanoSatisfi talks about how his company is democtratizing access to space. Watch video and read the full transcript here.   More

Techonomy 13 Techonomy Events Video

180° Shift: Betting Big on Civic Innovation

Civic Researcher and Strategist Kate Krontiris discusses the current and future relationship of technology and the elections process. Watch the video and read the full transcript here.   More

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The Promise of an Interconnected World

With intelligence migrating further and further into devices and systems all around us, what does an endlessly connected world look like? Can the intelligent connection of people, processes, data and things create its own economy? Will it be open and accessible to innovators? How does connecting everything change the role of people, and of existing institutions? Jon Bruner of O'Reilly Media, Cisco's Carlos Dominguez, Dmitry Grishin of Grishin Robotics, Alex Hawkinson of SmartThings, and GE's Bill Ruh discuss. Watch video and read the complete transcript here.   More

Techonomy 13 Manufacturing Techonomy Events Video

180° Shift: (Unfortunately) Not Everyone is a Maker

Jordan Brandt discusses his role in the growing maker movement. Watch video and read the full transcript here.   More

Techonomy 13 Government Techonomy Events Video

A Conversation with Mark Bertolini

Techonomy's David Kirkpatrick talks with Aetna Chairman, President, and CEO Mark Betolini about current and future developments in the healthcare marketplace. Watch the video and read the full transcript here.   More

Media & Marketing Techonomy Events

Could Media Get Too Smart About Consumers?

From left, Jacqueline Leo, Samir Arora, Darren Clark, Konrad Feldman, and Alison Lowery. (Photo by Asa Mathat)

Online ads are already creepily close to accurate, to be sure. But as media and delivery platforms morph and as marketers access more data about consumers, ad targeting will undoubtedly become more precise and more useful, industry leaders say. If you’re a vendor, that’s likely welcome news. How consumers will respond to marketers knowing just what they want to buy next will depend on whether "more useful" ads seem too invasive. A “Smart Media” panel discussion at Techonomy 2013 in Tucson on Monday asked, “As robust data-driven dialogues develop between brands and their constituencies, what does that mean for products, those who sell them, and those who consume?”   More

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The Limits of the Virtual

It often seems that nearly everything can be done and done better (or at least facilitated) online. But some activities (like this conference) remain resolutely non-virtual. What are the limits of the digital in products, services, the workplace, and business in general? What about human relations, communications, education and training, or science and medicine? Gary Bolles of eParachute, Alexa Hirschfeld of Paperless Post, Ericsson's Vish Nandlall, Facebook's Cory Ondrejka, and Paul J. Zak of Claremont Graduate University discuss. Watch video and read the complete transcript here.   More

Techonomy 13 Government Techonomy Events Video

Keeping the Internet Whole

Techonomy's David Kirkpatrick discusses the structure and regulation of the Internet with Theresa Swinehart of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). Watch the video and read the full transcript here.   More

Techonomy 13 Media & Marketing Techonomy Events Video

Smart Media: Waste Not, Want Not

Marketers can customize messages to target audiences with once-unimaginable exactitude. But wary consumers may not see such customized content as a virtue. Media and delivery platforms are morphing quickly. As robust data-driven dialogues develop between brands and their constituencies, what does that mean for products, those who sell them and for those who consume? Samir Arora of Glam Media, Darren Clark of YP, Konrad Feldman of Quantcast, Jacqueline Leo of The Fiscal Times, and Alison Lowery of Simulmedia discuss marketing methods on a diverse range of media and delivery platforms. Watch video and read the complete transcript here.   More

Techonomy 13 Business Techonomy Events Video

Business Infinity

Business models and ecosystems are being upended, disruptors emerge from the tiniest and least noticed corner, customers and employees demand new treatment, and the entire landscape becomes ever more global. Todd Bradley of HP, Zachary Karabell of River Twice Research, Techonomy's David Kirkpatrick of Techonomy, and James M. Manyika of McKinsey & Company, discuss challenges and opportunities confronting business and how leaders should adapt. Watch video and read the complete transcript here.   More

Techonomy 13 Global Tech Techonomy Events Video

180° Shift: From Combat Soldier to Social Entrepreneur

Yanki Margalit of SpaceIL speaks about his evolution from a child of war to his entrepreneurial adulthood. Watch video and read the complete transcript here.   More