Techonomy 13 Techonomy Events Video

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

Techonomy 13 Techonomy Events Video

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

Techonomy 13 Techonomy Events Video

A Spin with Tara Lemmey

Tara Lemmey of Net Power & Light demos Spin, a new digital communication platform that lets people "experience emotion at the scale of the Internet." Watch video and read the complete transcript here.   More

Techonomy 13 Techonomy Events Video

180° Shift: How Games Help Shell Drill for Innovation Talent

Hans Haringa discusses how Shell's Game Changer program helps to identify successful idea proponents. Watch video and read the complete transcript here.   More

Techonomy 13 Startup Culture Techonomy Events Video

180° Shift: From Collector of Puzzle Pieces to Letting Go

Michael Smolens discusses his startup Dotsub and the challenges of communicating in a diverse world of languages. Watch video and read the complete transcript here.   More

Techonomy 13 Startup Culture Techonomy Events Video

180° Shift: Is Freemium Dead in the Enterprise?

Gaurav Dhillon of SnapLogic discusses startup business models and why his company abandoned the "freemium" approach. Watch video and read the complete transcript here.   More

Media & Marketing Opinion Techonomy Events

Risky Marketing

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The Techonomy 2013 session "Smart Media: Waste Not, Want Not" brought together marketing professionals from firms as diverse as Glam Media and YP (formerly Yellow Pages). They discussed how to make targeted advertising desirable by accurately assessing what people want and avoiding offending them. Alison Lowery, chief technology officer for Simulmedia, related how one consumer’s personal feedback to Jeff Bezos regarding her offense at receiving an ad for a “sensitive” product caused Amazon to rethink its ad strategy.   More

Techonomy 13 Bio & Life Sciences Startup Culture Techonomy Events

What the Dormouse Says Now

If the counterculture of the late 50's and 60's was the progenitor of the PC industry and all it led to, what kind of "culture" is driving the evolution of information technology today? Are those revolutionary ideals still at play, or have those counterculture values grown up and become a complacent establishment? Stewart Brand of the Long Now Foundation, Scanadu's Walter De Brouwer, Ina Fried of AllThingsD, and Techonomy's David Kirkpatrick discuss at Techonomy 2013 in Tucson, Ariz. Watch video and read the full transcript here.   More

Arts & Culture Learning Techonomy Events

Why STEM Isn’t Enough to Train Tomorrow’s Creators

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In this year’s State of the Union address, President Obama committed to “reward schools that develop new partnerships with colleges and employers, and create classes that focus on science, technology, engineering, and math—the skills today’s employers are looking for to fill jobs right now and in the future.” Yet employers realize that it’s not only hard to find good developers; good designers are big difference makers as well. If we want to make the next generation of “artrepreneurs,” we need to add A for the Arts to turn STEM to STEAM.   More

Cities Techonomy Events

Bankrolling the Metropolitan Revolution

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Some of our largest cities are caught in a paradox. As the federal government is paralyzed by partisanship and limited by budgetary realities, cities and metropolitan areas are taking more responsibility for policy innovation and economic revitalization. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has said he “will not tie this city’s future to the dysfunction in Washington and Springfield.” Bruce Katz and I have called this shift in mindset and action The Metropolitan Revolution.   More

Business Techonomy Events

How Soon Will Big Data Yield Big Profits?

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Big Data is “the next frontier for innovation, competition, and productivity,” says McKinsey & Company. But companies and executives rushing into data collection and analysis expecting immediate payoffs are bound to be disappointed. Most companies are years away from being able to effectively profit from data—and not simply for a lack of technology. Instead, at least three entrenched challenges need to be addressed before Big Data can have real impact.   More

E-Commerce Techonomy Events

Shutterstock’s Jon Oringer on Data, Disruption, and Network Effects

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At its core, our stock photography agency, Shutterstock, is a technology company. Forty percent of our nearly 300 employees are technologists—programmers, product specialists, and data scientists. People all over the world depend on us every day for images, videos, and instruction, or as a source of income for licensing their own creative work. But we’re essentially in the business of building two-sided marketplaces that are driven by network effects. Our business leverages data and network-effect mechanics to disrupt and grow.   More

Global Tech Techonomy Events

Data and Crisis: The Information Revolution in Humanitarian Response

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Almost nothing makes gathering robust information harder than a natural disaster. But new services and infrastructure emerging globally promise to revolutionize humanitarian response. The edge of the network is alive with open-source technologies, open data, mobile and social computing, cloud services, open GIS, microblogging, sensing, homemade unmanned aerial vehicles, open analytics, and visualization. These will all contribute to a revolution in humanitarian and development affairs over the next 10-15 years.   More