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Government International Affairs Tech & Society

Why Silicon Valley Demands Diplomats

In 2017 Denmark elevated technology and digitalization to a foreign policy priority, and appointed Casper Klynge ambassador to Silicon Valley. He was just profiled in the New York Times, so we are republishing this essay he wrote for us earlier this year. He will speak at Techonomy 2019 in November.   More

Opinion Startup Culture

Is the VC-Fueled Consumer Paradise Over?

Do the travails of WeWork, Uber, and Lyft foretell a fundamental shift in what investors are willing to finance? If so, the consumer app economy may be remade.   More

Artificial Intelligence Business Partner Insights

What Business Can Learn from the Racetrack

Genpact's CEO explains how the key to reaping the full benefits from AI investments lies in a smart, connected strategy.   More

Community Insights Design Opinion

Is ALL Technology “Humane”?

It's hard to call some technologies inhumane when we make them all. Who is then responsible, in light of our common sense reaction that some innovations don't feel humane at all?   More

Partner Insights Sustainable Development Goals

5G and Digitalization Can Help Achieve the UN Global Goals

Here’s a list of some of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals that have the most potential to be impacted by 5G technology.   More

Community Insights Design Innovation

Want Innovation? Elevate Design and Engineering

For too long, companies have treated design and engineering as distinct disciplines. One executive explains why it’s time for that to change.   More

Community Insights Innovation Jobs

If We Survive, Human Work Will Be Endless

Prevailing wisdom presumes robots will threaten human labor. But if we survive global extinction, we could emerge into a world of endless jobs, focused on art, health, and love.   More

Global Tech Innovation

China’s Pioneering Consumer Tech Businesses

The Chinese web has evolved beyond just copying Facebook, YouTube and Google, to innovating its own mobile-first digital platforms and ways of making money.   More

Bio & Life Sciences Healthcare

Under the Weather? Time to Check Your Microbes.

There's a new wave of research about microbiomes--trillions of microbes that cover our bodies. The research could lead to products that improve our health.   More

Community Insights Innovation Security & Privacy

3 Urgent Principles for Future-Proofing Infrastructure

Improving America’s physical and digital infrastructure must be treated as a matter of national security, writes Cisco’s former chairman and CEO.   More

Cryptocurrency Finance Innovation

Money–Mankind’s Greatest Innovation

This story kicks off Techonomy's original series about the evolution of money.   More

Business Innovation

This App Helps Politics Make Sense

Meet a group of digital entrepreneurs whose product is helping boost civic literacy--a critical effort a time when one-third of Americans can't name a single branch of government.   More

E-Commerce Innovation Tech & Society

How to Understand China’s Social E-Commerce Giant

If you're interested in e-commerce, pay attention to rapidly-growing Pinduoduo--a Chinese fusion of elements that call to mind Costco, Disneyland, and QVC.   More

Innovation Leadership

3 Transformation Lessons from a Chief Digital Officer

Our author explains why a successful digital strategy is about transforming the business’ core, at scale, and so much more.   More

Community Insights Net Giants Security & Privacy

Why Facebook’s New Privacy Cop Will Fail

The world’s largest social media company must have an independent monitor, as a result of a federal privacy settlement. But the monitor will lack the authority to have meaningful impact, argues the Dean of Global Business at Tufts.   More

Business Innovation Partner Insights

How Companies Can Close the Digital Maturity Gap

To stay competitive, organizations must simultaneously succeed in both the old analog world of linear processes—and the new world of dynamic, results-oriented collaboration.   More

Cities Government Innovation

Smart Cities Need Smart Mayors

Techonomy's CEO recently met with the mayors of two big U.S. cities to discuss how technology can help drive inclusive growth. Here are some takeaways from those conversations.   More

Community Insights Security & Privacy Tech & Society

The App Economy Has a Problem With Strangers

The author explains why tech companies have an urgent responsibility to create tools to protect consumer safety.   More

Artificial Intelligence Community Insights

Four Reasons Most Service Robots Fail

So far service robots have seldom succeeded in business and our homes. There is still a mismatch between what robots can do and what we need and expect them to do.   More

Business Community Insights

Why Blockchain Still Matters

Blockchain will have a huge impact on our lives—and business. The author, a tech expert, punctures some popular misperceptions about blockchain.   More

Leadership

The Return of John Chambers (Who Loves Insect Meat)

John Chambers, an industry great, has joined us two years running, and returns to Techonomy this fall. He's an insect meat investor, a proponent of tech in France and India, and he worries about long term U.S. tech competitiveness.   More