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Join our Digital Roundtable Conversation with Steven Levy

Join Steven Levy, author of Facebook: The Inside Story, on Friday, April 10th for a conversation about where the social media giant stands now and where they're going.   More

Business Jobs Policy

Welcome to The Great Reset

We surpassed the unemployment of The Great Recession. In two weeks. For our economy and our society, we need to flatten The Slump.   More

Leadership Media & Marketing Resilience

Martin Sorrell: A V-Shaped Recovery, and Vast Digital Transformation

Ad veteran Martin Sorrell told an online Techonomy roundtable last Friday that the economy will be back by end of year, Trump will be re-elected, and that few non-digital vestiges will be left in society and business once Covid gets through with us.   More

Community Insights Learning Tech & Society

The Covid Shock Jolts Digital Learning to Life

As Covid-19 spread, more than 1.4 billion students worldwide suddenly found themselves booted out of the classroom. That began a scramble to create or adopt a makeshift curriculum that could be delivered online.   More

Democracy Healthcare Opinion

Let’s Also Flatten the Curve on Another Virus

Even as the world fights Covid-19, another kind of virus is making that harder--willful disinformation, often planted by governments like Russia. Fake news about Covid is rampant.   More

Bio & Life Sciences Healthcare

Next Time, Genomics Could Help Develop Vaccines Beforehand

If the COVID-19 pandemic has taught us anything, it’s that early detection and early action are vital, and that vaccines are what we need most. That’s why we should roll out pathogen surveillance programs based on genome sequencing tools.   More

Business

Tech for Mental Health In a Time of Isolation

Everyone's feeling anxiety these days. These services can explain exactly why and how. And tech–even machine learning–is proving helpful in keeping people centered and sane in the virus age.   More

Cryptocurrency Finance Policy

What if the Stimulus Package Went Digital?

There’s no better time for the U.S. to embrace digital currencies. It could instantly get funds into the hands of American consumers. Speaker Pelosi’s first stimulus bill even discussed it. A crisis is often when great technologies take off.   More

CDX Innovation Resilience

Companies Respond to the Crisis with Open Innovation

In this environment companies may have little choice but to move toward the movement known as "Open Innovation." It takes cultural readiness, but is a reliable tool for a dangerous period.   More

Community Insights Sustainable Development Goals Tech & Society

Digital Tools Now Help Address Water Scarcity

As more of the disenfranchised join the global economy, the longstanding water crisis will worsen. But now there's progress with tech to manage water efficiently and equitably.   More

Community Insights Democracy Government Resilience

Making Elections Resilient Against Pandemics

COVID-19 hits in an election year, which raises many questions about how we cope. We need modern voting tech to help democracy be more resilient, argues a former director of research at the NSA.   More

Leadership Resilience Video

John Chambers Expects Crisis to Persist Through December

The inaugural online roundtable hosted by Techonomy Media last Friday featured longtime Cisco CEO John Chambers, who had led the company through four major crises. Drawing on his experience, he offers insightful and actionable advice for today's leaders.   More

Community Insights Design Resilience The Future of Work

The Office is Dead. Long Live the Office.

The social construct most affected by COVID-19 is office work. When we return to offices, the standards and norms the govern how we work will have irrevocably changed.   More

Bio & Life Sciences Healthcare Resilience

A New Kind of COVID-19 Test Could Get Health Workers Back in Action

Another sort of test is possible. By looking at who’s already had COVID-19, rather than who has it now, we could help healthcare workers stay on the job.   More

Community Insights Resilience Tech & Society

Are We Ready for a Do-Not-Touch World?

Touching was already getting touchier. Now, life under threat of COVID-19 is the ultimate touchless state. But as we reign in touch we lose communication and comfort.   More

Techonomy Events

Cheers to Our Inaugural Virtual Happy Hour!

As the virus changed everybody's world, we convened our first Techonomy & CDX Virtual Happy Hour. We were delighted to see so many smiling faces from our community. As we plan more online events, tell us here what you are interested in.   More

Bio & Life Sciences Community Insights Healthcare

On the Front Lines of Developing a Coronavirus Test

A doctor and researcher explains some of the reasons the U.S. has lagged in developing a COVID-19 test.   More

Healthcare

Healthcare Data Finally Matters. Here’s Why.

Tech and big data is transforming healthcare -- and raising provocative questions about who owns a patient's data.   More

Community Insights

What’s Keeping Techonomists Up At Night?

Techonomy planned an in-person gathering of our New York community, but it was canceled because of coronavirus concerns. Instead of losing the collective wisdom of that diverse and group, we asked them to answer one question: what keeps you up at night?   More

Bio & Life Sciences

Reverse Aging? Scientists Find Early Hints of This Holy Grail

It could be a major breakthrough. Harvard scientists have a new theory about aging — and some incredibly-encouraging thoughts about how to reverse it. A keen-eyed mouse suggests it may really be possible.   More