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The Fin-ternet of Things: Connecting Everything Means Rethinking Money

The coming world of the Internet of Everything means driverless cars making per-minute toll payments, lightbulbs that pick an energy vendor, IP royalties paid by devices themselves in real time, and investment decisions made by robo-advisors. This more efficient world will mean changes for banks, investment, and the way all of us live.   More

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Niall Dunne with David Kirkpatrick at WEF 2017

Chief Sustainability Officer of BT Group, Niall Dunne sat down with Chief Techonomist David Kirkpatrick for a chat at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.   More

Bio & Life Sciences Internet of Things

Latin American Entrepreneurs Pioneer Healthcare Tech

Conceived during the depths of the economic recession, MassChallenge is a startup accelerator that supports early-stage entrepreneurs. At last month's WEF Latin America event in Mexico, MassChallenge founder and CEO John Harthorne talked with Techonomy partner Hub Culture, explaining the accelerator's work to shift more of the economy toward startup efforts, creating "more pie" for entrepreneurs rather than forcing them to "fight each other over slices of pie."   More

Analytics & Data

Satellites, Helped by “the Crowd,” Aid Crises in Nepal and Elsewhere

DigitalGlobe's satellites take high definition photographs of areas hit hard by disaster like Nepal, and volunteers then help identify where roads are impassable, survivors' tarps are located, and determine where aid needs to be sent, and how. Other projects include identifying where farmers are starting dangerous and smoky fires in Indonesia in order to clear forest to plant palm oil trees. DigitalGlobe's Bert Turner spoke to Edie Lush of Techonomy partner Hub Culture during the WEF Latin America event in Mexico.   More

Analytics & Data Davos 2015

Davos 2015: GRI’s Michael Meehan on Why Data Disclosure Is Good for Business and Society

Global Reporting Initiative CEO Michael Meehan visits Hub Culture at the World Economic Forum Davos 2015. Meehan discusses how organizations view their obligation to collect and report data, and how they "communicate their commitment to important sustainability issues," such as human rights, labor conditions, and climate change.   More

Davos 2015

Davos 2015: Social Media Charter’s Kitty Parry on Social Media Compliance in Finance

Social Media Charter CEO Kitty Parry visits Hub Culture at the World Economic Forum Davos 2015. Parry consults the financial services sector in the UK on compliance in social media use.   More

Davos 2015 Learning

Davos 2015: Going to School’s Lisa Heydlauff on Empowering Young Entrepreneurs in India

Going to School CEO Lisa Heydlauff joins Hub Culture at the World Economic Forum Davos 2015. Heydlauff discusses her organization's mission to empower poor children in India with entrepreneurial skills.   More

Davos 2015

Davos 2015: Techonomy’s David Kirkpatrick on the Networked World

Techonomy's David Kirkpatrick visits Hub Culture at the World Economic Forum Davos 2015. Kirkpatrick discusses how the world is becoming connected in a global system of information and empowerment.   More

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Davos 2015: Author Noreena Hertz on Tech and Geopolitics

Author Noreena Hertz visits Hub Culture at the World Economic Forum Davos 2015 to discuss her geopolitical concerns about Russia, Europe's dire economic situation, and technological disruptions in global business.   More

Davos 2015 Learning

Davos 2015: Codecademy’s Zach Sims on Creating New Jobs

Codecademy's Zach Sims visits Hub Culture at the World Economic Forum Davos 2015. Sims discusses the power of technology to create new jobs and new job categories, and to educate workers for those jobs.   More

Davos 2015 Healthcare

Davos 2015: Organovo’s Eric David on Applications for 3D-printed Human Tissue

Organovo Chief Strategy Officer Eric David visits Hub Culture at the World Economic Forum Davos 2015. David discusses replacing and augmenting organs with 3D-printed human tissue.   More

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Davos 2015: Harvard’s Ricardo Hausmann on Venezuela’s Economic Crisis

Ricardo Hausmann of Harvard University visited Hub Culture at the World Economic Forum Davos 2015. Hausmann spoke about Venezuela's economic crisis and its debt to China.   More

Davos 2015 Learning

Davos 2015: MIT’s Susan Hockfield on Interactive Open Courseware

MIT President Emerita Susan Hockfield joins Hub Culture at the World Economic Forum Davos 2015. Hockfield shares her thoughts on MIT's interactive open courseware and its partnership with the World Economic Forum.   More

Davos 2015 Government

Davos 2015: Boston Chief of Staff Daniel Koh on Driven Decision-Making

Daniel Koh, chief of staff for the city of Boston, joins Hub Culture at the World Economic Forum Davos 2015. Koh shares his thoughts on driven decision making and its impact on the city of Boston.   More

Business Learning

Educating Executives to Disrupt, Not Be Disrupted

Much has been written about how technology is transforming education. Still more has been written about how technology is driving disruption in business. Less explored is a question posed by the intersection of those ideas: how can technology help business leaders to educate themselves about potentially disruptive opportunities and threats? The MOOC model is ripe for adaptation to deliver structured courses to business leaders, helping them to think about potentially transformational combinations of ideas at the periphery of their industries. The Forum Academy, launching this month with a course on global technology leadership, is a foray into this space. The World Economic Forum is partnering with edX to use its education delivery platform for expanding access to the kind of conversations that happen at Davos.   More

Manufacturing

Sensors Take a Big Step Closer to Human Touch

A smartphone screen can detect where it’s being touched. But the SynTouch sensor works the other way around: It detects what it is touching. SynTouch LLC, a Los Angeles-based startup that began in a University of Southern California lab, has developed what it says is the first sensor that enables robots to replicate human touch. The company has been named a 2014 World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer for its main product, the BioTac, a fingertip that can sense force, temperature, and vibration—in some cases more accurately than a human finger.   More

Business Internet of Things Partner Insights

John Chambers on Why Business Can’t Ignore the Internet of Everything

The only constant is change—and companies that do not change get left behind. My perspective is that it’s best to accept change as inevitable—to embrace it, lead it, and use it to shape desired outcomes. As I discussed previously, many of today’s leading trends—what I call market transitions—are combining into the Internet of Everything, which we define as the intelligent connection of people, processes, data, and things.   More