Sustainable Development Goals Techonomy Events

Who’s Afraid of a Digital Planet?

Harnessing technology can serve big unmet needs of people and the planet — without adding to the mess — but real progress will require a greater commitment from the private sector.   More

Community Insights Security & Privacy Society

Disinformation and Data Attacks Will Get Worse

Disinformation tactics are getting more and more sophisticated. These are cross-platform, multi-industry threats, and the solutions will be cross-platform and collaborative.   More

Global Tech Government The Internet

Why Zuckerberg Will Keep Failing in China

Despite impressive perseverance, Mark Zuckerberg's attempts to crack China are almost certainly destined to fail. Techonomy's David Kirkpatrick explains why, in this piece he wrote in mid-August for the South China Morning Post.   More

Partner Insights

How Marriott is Changing the Hotel Game with Personalization

Customer expectations in hospitality are being raised by the personalization of e-commerce. Marriott is using big data to enable its front-line staff to provide personalized service. They sat down with our partner, Salesforce, to discuss how.   More

Articles We Like Innovation

Want a Recipe for Stronger Cement? Just Add Carrots

Editors Choice: The humble carrot could be the key to creating a stronger cement and reducing cement's significant carbon footprint, according to an article in architecture and design magazine Dezeen.   More

Bio & Life Sciences Healthcare Opinion

Why I Joined a Research Study — and You Should Too

In which our intrepid reporter gives her very blood to stay on the front lines of modern healthcare.   More

Community Insights Society

Omidyar Network and Institute for the Future Introduce Ethical Framework for Tech

Exclusive to Techonomy: The Omidyar Network and the Institute for the Future introduce an "Ethical Operating System,"  a toolkit for helping developers and designers anticipate the impact of technologies they’re working on today. The hope is that technologists can begin to build responsibility into core business and product decisions, and contribute to a thriving tech industry.   More

Artificial Intelligence Techonomy Events

AI, China, Data, Good Thinking, and our Fall Conference

What is happening with the future of AI, and how will it alter geopolitics? That's the kind of question that motivates our company, and our preparation for our fall conference. China looks strong. Beijing-based computer scientist, investor, and author Kai-Fu Lee will be one of several interpreters.   More

Articles We Like Business Managing

Editor’s Choice: Is It Time To Bring Data To Managing?

We Recommend: Getting companies to pay attention to engage in so-called “evidence-based management” is a challenge. This piece from Knowable Magazine takes a deep dive into why.   More

Healthcare Science

Asia’s Cancer Crisis Inspires Lab Innovation

The growing number of cancer patients in Asia is spurring innovative research and development — and some promising diagnostic developments.   More

Community Insights Security & Privacy

Cybersecurity: A Critical Check in M&A

Cybersecurity due diligence in the M&A deal process should move from being a priority for only technical and information security teams — and an irritating afterthought to corporate development teams — to a high priority among business executives across all industries.   More

Government Media & Marketing Security & Privacy

Senator Warner: 20 Ways to Tame Social Media

A new paper from Senator Mark Warner lays out some of the policy options for taming the tech giants — but does it stop short?   More

Media & Marketing Techonomy Events

How A 16-Year-Old Intern Tackled Techonomy’s Instagram

We asked our summer intern to revive Techonomy’s Instagram. Here, she writes about what worked, why, and how she thinks about this all-important platform. She also lists a few other accounts she admires.   More

Society Sustainable Development Goals Techonomy Events

Techonomy: What’s in a Name

What does mean to be "techonomic"? The way we use that word is not to refer just to hardcore technology. Rather, it hangs on how tech transforms everything. It's very much also about how businesses are deepening their conscious engagement with the wider world, with tech as a critical tool.   More

Community Insights Media & Marketing

How Software Ate the Consumer Goods Industry

Digital-born consumer brands like Dollar Shave Club, Bonobos, Warby Parker, Allbirds and Casper have burst onto the scene in recent years. It's no coincidence that so many are in New York, that investors in NY specialize in them, and that they are transforming how we buy just about everything.   More

From the Magazine

Welcome to Precision Medicine (If You’re White)

Genomics helps tailor treatment for growing numbers of patients. But it works best for white people, who often already populate databases. How can it become valuable for everyone?   More

Government Opinion The Internet

Two Key Questions Zuckerberg Didn’t Answer

Mark Zuckerberg was interrogated this week by Recode's Kara Swisher, but the results were unsatisfying. The Facebook CEO does show growing contrition, but failed to answer two key questions that would help the world know if we have any hope of reducing the scourge of fake news and privacy violations that Facebook has helped engender.   More

Techonomy Events

Four Techonomists You’ll Meet at our November Conference

What will our November flagship event be like? Here are four innovative thinkers who will speak at our conference in Half Moon Bay, California- a Wall Street giant, a pioneering journalist, a robotics legend, and the leading expert on Chinese autos. Imagine all of them talking together and the insights that might lead to. Now you're imagining Techonomy 2018   More

Manufacturing Techonomy Events

Autodesk CEO: Automation is Inevitable, Necessary, and Positive

Speaking to a group of technologists, investors, journalists, and entrepreneurs convened by Techonomy, Autodesk CEO Andrew Anagnost made the case that software and automation are creating more possibilities for society than they are taking away — that without it, the need for more buildings, roads, and other material things cannot be met.   More

Community Insights Energy & Green Tech

Today’s Top Technologies Are Reducing Our Carbon Footprint

Machine learning, predictive analytics, big data, and IoT are quietly making a massive impact toward a more sustainable planet.   More