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Business Innovation Partner Insights

BMC’s CTO on 2020’s “Quest” for Corporate Transformation

Digital transformation accelerated this year in a way nobody could have predicted. What does it mean to be a “tech-driven” company in this era, and why should becoming an Autonomous Digital Enterprise be the goal?   More

Design Food Tech & Society The Pandemic

The Thriving Do-Not-Touch Economy

“Do Not Touch” is this year’s revenue battle cry. Proximity sensing, voice, NFC, 5G, sensors, and the cloud are just some of the enabling technologies that make it all possible.   More

5G Education Partner Insights

A Global Emergency: Connecting our Schools

A top UNICEF official joined a senior executive from Ericsson, a major partner with GIGA, to explore how the initiative is connecting youth more equitably everywhere.   More

Mobile Tech & Society

The Cell Phone’s Father Speaks Out

Martin Cooper is universally celebrated as the father of the modern cell phone. His new memoir is a manifesto that addresses the innate need for people to communicate–past, present and future.   More

Education Partner Insights Sustainable Development Goals

“Our Audacious Goal: Connect Every School by 2030”

Spearheaded by UNICEF and the ITU, the Giga initiative aims to connect every school worldwide to the internet by 2030, and extend connectivity to far more young people everywhere. Ericsson's Heather Johnson explains.   More

Democracy Opinion

Biden’s Opportunity: Look to The Tao to Heal our Divided Country

American democracy remains in mortal danger from extreme divisiveness. Biden may be the last best hope we have to reverse that.   More

Community Insights Resilience The Pandemic

2020 wasn’t all bad. Technology laid the groundwork for a better future.

It’s easy to dismiss this year as a total catastrophe, but 2020 has proven that, when used correctly, the right technology can provide the hope we need for improving the way we work, learn, and live.   More

Analytics & Data Bio & Life Sciences The Pandemic

Could a Schizophrenia Treatment Conquer COVID-19?

Scientists are analyzing previously approved drugs to see if they have any effect against the SARS-CoV-2 virus. They might be onto something.   More

Democracy International Affairs The Pandemic

A Health+Wealth Conversation: Should We Be Scared?

We recently gathered with Harris Poll CEO John Gerzema and author Zachary Karabell for a Halloween discussion on the fears of Americans. Potential threats are many—from the party you don’t support or even political violence, from global warming and extreme weather, from a possible depression, and of course from the pandemic.   More

Democracy Techonomy Events

What Just Happened?

The world is shifting on its axis and we're trying to figure out what comes next. While we may be a divided country in many ways, dialogue can still help us come together.   More

Education Resilience The Pandemic

For Homebound Kids, the Play’s the Thing

Among the laundry list of behaviors that have been upended by the pandemic is what constitutes playtime for kids. Playdates, playgrounds, and outdoor sports all but evaporated as the world locked down. Screens became the intermediary between kids and the physical world. The silver lining is that parents got to watch and even participate in […]   More

Community Insights Opinion The Pandemic

Our Excruciating and Ongoing Dilemma With Covid-19

Governments worldwide face an impossible challenge. The public wants them, expects them, to save them from Covid-19, but there is no way to do that.   More

Opinion

Why Trump Got 71 Million Votes

The Donald’s evil media genius may not be enough to win the White House again, but it is still enough to have nearly 70 million people vote for him and to no doubt keep Trumpism alive for the foreseeable future.   More

Democracy Media & Marketing Opinion

Murdoch Might Want Trump To Lose; But Zucker For Him to Win

With all the unfair and unbalanced shilling Fox News does for Donald Trump, it may come as a surprise that Rupert Murdoch may actually be rooting for Joe Biden. As for Jeff Zucker, a Biden win could mean tanking ratings for CNN.   More

Cryptocurrency Finance The Pandemic

PayPal Now Pals With Bitcoin

Earlier this month PayPal announced that in the U.S. it would begin accepting Bitcoin. This marriage further legitimizes the crypto evolution.   More

Healthcare Resilience The Pandemic

COVID-19 Push to Virtual Therapy is Opening Up Mental Health

The pandemic-fueled fear, anxiety, and trauma the world has faced during the past few months has dramatically increased the need for mental health care across our country. Because in-person interactions have been so restricted, the value of virtual behavioral health for patients and providers during these unusual times is undeniable. That’s true for people in […]   More

Healthcare Techonomy Events The Pandemic

“77% of Americans Fear a New Wave of Covid”

Three-quarters of Americans are just afraid to do things like go to the movies or ride the subway. But alongside the fear have arisen some surprising new attitudes, many of them setting in globally, during this uniquely-stressful and uncertain year.   More

Resilience Sustainable Development Goals The Pandemic

What is Sustainability In a Pandemic-Ridden World?

We’re traveling less, using less gas, less energy. The air is cleaner, cities are quieter, but our environmental goals seem less urgent. What does the pandemic and a changed normal mean for our climate and the pathway to a cleaner, more sustainable world?   More

Energy & Green Tech Sustainable Development Goals Techonomy Events

Why Only 34% of Americans Recycle

Americans don’t recycle because too often they can’t. And even communities where recycling is a deep commitment are paying a premium to do it, rather than dump it as garbage. The whole ecosystem needs to be revamped.   More

Innovation Media & Marketing Tech & Society

Will Zoom Be Your New Happy Place? For Everything?

With 300 million daily participant meetings, Zoom now aims to move from being just a video conference solution to become a digital ecosystem, "delivering happiness."   More