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Techonomy Events

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

Techonomy Events

Reflections from Ross: How the Election Changed Techonomy 2016

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

Bio & Life Sciences Healthcare Techonomy Events

Reflections from Ross: Why “Genetically Modified Everything” is so important to what we do at Techonomy

The global biotech market is estimated to have a value of $604.40 billion by 2020. Techonomy program director Ross explains how central the theme is to us, and a bit of her own history of fascination with it. This year at TE16 we’re continuing this exploration into the industries being changed by life science, the technologies, the benefits and yes, the controversies.   More

Arts & Culture Society

Reflections from Ross: Go Pokémon!

In under a week, Pokémon Go has taken over phones - and lives - everywhere. As the world scrambles to catch Doduos and Bulbasaurs, our program director gives the game a try on the streets of New York City. It may be buggy, and it's certainly distracting, but could Pokémon Go be ushering in a new era of mass consumption for augmented reality? And just why, exactly, has the nostalgia-driven remake of a Gameboy classic taken over the mobile world?   More