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Snowden the Disruptor

Barton Gellman on security and privacy at Techonomy 2014.   More

Business

Why Asia Matters for LinkedIn

As LinkedIn works to connect all the world’s professionals, CEO Jeff Weiner is increasingly setting his sights on a bigger vision—to create economic opportunity for every member of the global workforce. Since Asia accounts for a large portion of that workforce and a rising share of global economic activity, its importance for the professional network is bound to grow. At Techonomy 2014, Weiner envisioned LinkedIn as a platform that connects all the world’s workers, companies, and educational institutions. This is not an impossible dream. LinkedIn already has more than 364 million registered members globally.   More

Government Techonomy Events

TE Videos Set Stage for Policy Conference in DC June 9

In June we’re launching a new conference, Techonomy Policy. It will focus on the pressure and friction points created when the speed of tech butts up against the ability of government, governance, regulators, and institutions in general to keep up. We’re trying to regulate things that are completely new, be it the technology itself or the applications it enables. And by the time we start thinking about implications, it’s already too late. Can policy become less reactive and more proactive? And how do you navigate such ethically and politically complex issues with huge economic, social, and moral implications?   More

Business Techonomy Events

Jaron Lanier on Why Wealth Concentration Among the Few Is Unsustainable

Technologist and author Jaron Lanier wants to reframe the debate about income inequality, starting with semantics. He takes exception to the notion that income equality would ever be a good thing. “To really make incomes equal, there would have to be some sort of force that would pound people down and say, We will all be equal!” said Lanier during a talk at Techonomy 2014 in Half Moon Bay, Calif. Rather, Lanier sees inequality as an inherent dimension of a market economy, noting that “any world of freedom is going to create variation of outcomes.” The problem, however, lies in how these outcomes are spread across society.   More

Techonomy Events Video

Techonomy 2014: The Urgent Dialogue Continues

November's Techonomy 2014 conference continued our ongoing exploration of the manifold ways technology is accelerating business and social progress. We sliced and diced that question every way we could think of, with leaders both famous and unknown. The challenges grow greater even as the opportunities become more obvious. Navigating those options is a giant job for society and its leaders. Here is a video snapshot of TE14 highlights, and more detailed reports are below from sessions and onsite conversations. It was a series of rich and gratifying conversations.   More

Analytics & Data Techonomy Events

Jaron Lanier Says Transparency Is the Path to a Sustainable Techonomy

“Automation should not be an enemy of employment. It never was before. The only difference between now and the past is that now we’re pretending that people who do the real work are actually not,” said Jaron Lanier, explaining why he is concerned that the current high-tech economy is not on a sustainable path. In a talk at Techonomy 2014 in Half Moon Bay last week, the author, virtual reality guru, and tech consultant advocated for building a democratic and sustainable technologized economy.   More

Jobs Techonomy Events

How LinkedIn Wants to Unite the Workers of the World

Techonomy CEO David Kirkpatrick credits LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner with planting the seed for the annual Techonomy conference, which wrapped up on Tuesday, Nov. 11, in Half Moon Bay, Calif. He also credits Weiner with building what has become a “central facility for the modern economy.” Weiner spoke to Kirkpatrick onstage Monday about his vision for the professional online network, which has grown to more than 320 million members and become “the future of connection, compassion, and the corporation.”   More

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A Conversation with Marc Benioff

Techonomy's David Kirkpatrick sits down for spirited conversation with Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff in the final session of the Techonomy 2014 conference in Half Moon Bay, Calif.   More

Jobs Techonomy Events

Man, Machines, and How the Future Works

It’s 2020—robots and automation have replaced workers in droves. So what are all the people doing? What new systems must emerge to employ and engage people, and what new policies and regulations will be needed to protect them? John Markoff of the New York Times discusses the future of work with Steve Jurvetson of Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Jessica Rosenworcel of the FCC, Ford's Ken Washington, and Philip Zelikow of the Markle Foundation in this session from the Techonomy 2014 conference in Half Moon Bay, Calif.   More

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Who Owns the Future?

Why didn’t the rise of network technologies bring great wealth to the world in the last decade? Instead of experiencing excellent financial health because of the efficiencies of digital technologies, those efficiencies are having the effect of concentrating wealth while reducing overall growth. How can we better apply these powerful tools to promote greater balance, clarity, focus and genuine human connection? Technologist and author Jaron Lanier tackles some big-picture questions about the present and future role of tech in society at the Techonomy 2014 conference in Half Moon Bay, Calif.   More

Global Tech Government Techonomy Events

How to Meet the World’s Grand Challenges

The best opportunities will come from creating the greatest impact on the biggest realms of human activity, like healthcare, food, water, energy, and education. How can businesses rise to the occasion and focus on the things that really matter? How can they best partner with governments and NGOs to implement the solutions? At the Techonomy 2014 conference in Half Moon Bay, Calif., Larry Brilliant of the Skoll Global Threats Fund, Pfizer's Geno Germano, Leila Janah of the Sama Group, and Ericsson's Rima Qureshi discuss applying tech tools to global challenges in a session moderated by The Economist's Matthew Bishop.   More

Business Techonomy Events

Thiel and Hoffman on How to Promote Innovation in a Fearful Society

Peter Thiel sees Western civilization as a society that “hates science and technology in all forms.” Reid Hoffman sees an uninformed public and political leadership that is biologically predisposed to fear death, not embrace change. And while Thiel accuses Washington leaders of being stuck in the Dark Ages, Hoffman concedes that “it’s hard to see a path to Congress having an intelligent technology strategy.” In the opening session of Techonomy 2014 on Sunday in Half Moon Bay, Calif., Techonomy CEO David Kirkpatrick provoked a frank discussion between the tech-industry-pioneers-turned-venture-capitalists, PayPal founder Thiel and his former Stanford classmate and longtime collaborator, LinkedIn founder Hoffman.   More

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Two Friends on Innovation, Obstacles, and Future Revolutions

How and where is society moving in this era of innovation, entrepreneurship and rapid change? Two masters of the genre talk about the next big disruptions and where they’re most needed. Where do they agree, and where do they disagree? LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman and Peter Thiel of Thiel Capital and The Founders Fund tackle these and other questions on the first day of the Techonomy 2014 conference in Half Moon Bay, Calif.   More

Bio & Life Sciences Techonomy Events

From Here to Where? Following the Brain Map

The human brain, a super organ of around 100 billion nerve cells, remains the single most powerful, complex and least understood computer on the planet. Cracking its code will allow us to better utilize our brains, and to drive the creation of better artificial intelligences. The applications span from marketing to medicine and education to warfare. How will how we work, live and play be changed by these new neuro-discoveries? Ed Boyden, associate professor of Biological Engineering and Brain and Cognitive Sciences at the MIT Media Lab and the MIT McGovern Institute, explores the frontier of brain mapping in this talk at the Techonomy 2014 conference in Half Moon Bay, Calif.   More

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The Internet Is Not the Answer, Revisited

In a reprise of his talk at Techonomy Detroit in September, author and tech-polemicist Andrew Keen warns the audience at the Techonomy 2014 conference in Half Moon Bay, Calif., that tech and Internet companies should not get be trusted as guardians of our collective welfare.   More

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Will Every Industry Have its Tesla?

An increasing number of companies refuse to follow the rules. Tesla is no longer just a car company; it’s a transportation, fuel and energy-storage company. Companies must embrace the foundational change being driven by tech every day. What must business leaders do to be the disruptors rather than the disrupted? Ali Diab of Collective Health, eBay's Dane Howard, LendingClub's Scott Sanborn, Jake Seid of Auction.com, and moderator Dan Elron of Accenture discuss how entire industries will transform in a technologized economy in this session at Techonomy 2014 in Half Moon Bay, Calif.   More

Business

A Conversation with Patrick Collison

At the Techonomy 2014 conference in Half Moon Bay, Calif., Techonomy's David Kirkpatrick speaks with Stripe CEO Patrick Collison about the future of online payments.   More

Manufacturing Techonomy Events

Just Make It: The Evolution of Manufacturing

Trends in openness, access to technology and an expansion of new resource channels combined with a burgeoning hacker mentality mean doors are starting to open to an industry long closed off to startups. What does the future of making things look like as the hardware changes and software evolves? What is the new infrastructure of manufacturing? Techonomy's David Kirkpatrick speaks with Autodesk CEO Carl Bass, PCH CEO Liam Casey, and Shapeways co-founder Marleen Vogelaar at the Techonomy 2014 conference in Half Moon Bay, Calif.   More

Energy & Green Tech Techonomy Events

What Really Drove the Green Revolution

At the Techonomy 2014 conference in Half Moon Bay, Calif., Drew Purves of Microsoft Research speaks about why we will need a second green revolution in order to keep the globe well fed.   More

Business Techonomy Events

A Future Without Industries

Tech and the Internet blur borders between industries. Meanwhile, connectedness is accelerating globalization. We’re redefining what a company does and where it is. What does the new borderless world of business mean for incumbents, and for the next generation corporation? In this session from the Techonomy 2014 conference in Half Moon Bay, Calif., Castlight Health CEO Giovanni Colella, Intuit founder Scott Cook, McKinsey's Eric Kutcher, and Talko CEO Ray Ozzie discuss how tech is transforming the way that we define industries.   More