Business Security & Privacy

GDPR Will Expose Brands That Don’t Care About Their Customers

The scramble by companies everywhere to comply with Europe's General Data Protection Regulation has largely been about avoiding the risk of being fined. But instead, it should raise questions about what values companies apply to their interactions with customers.   More

Artificial Intelligence Business Opinion

Confused by Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain? You’re Not Alone

In the first months of 2018, I’ve attended a lot of events, and they all had one thing in common.   More

Analytics & Data Artificial Intelligence Business

By Embracing Tech, Small Business Can Act Big

As larger competitors adjust to increasingly more experience-focused consumers, small businesses are not far behind, says Pitney Bowes' Jason Dies. Emerging technologies like the cloud, analytics, virtual assistants, and AI can help close the gap between small businesses and their competitors. (Note: Pitney Bowes is a Techonomy partner.)   More

Business Government Society

BlackRock Makes an Extraordinary Challenge to Business

In a remarkable letter to the business community, BlackRock CEO Laurence Fink says business must step into the void left by government in taking on society's biggest global challenges.   More

Business Manufacturing Partner Insights

Resurgence of Hardware Driving Innovation Across the Enterprise

As the demands of the enterprise increase and software becomes more sophisticated, standard hardware cannot keep up, says Celestica's Jason Phillips. There is momentum around a new class of advanced hardware optimized for today’s complex enterprise environments. Note: Celestica is a Techonomy partner.   More

Analytics & Data Business Community Insights

Get Ready for the Semantic Web

At linked data-driven companies you will find it difficult to distinguish between “traditional” data workers and those in other functional areas who, at other companies, are less reliant on data.   More

Business From the Magazine Society

Techonomy’s Top Stories of 2017

As the end of 2017 approaches, we look back at the themes that had the greatest impact—and promise to resonate next year and beyond. Through our print and online content, we explored the impact of emerging technologies on virtually every dimension of business and society.   More

Business Government Techonomy Events Video

Former Sec. of Commerce Penny Pritzker: Tech & Government Must Work Together

Penny Pritzker was U.S. Secretary of Commerce in the Obama administration from 2013 to 2017. She appeared onstage with Beth Comstock at Techonomy 2017 and also chatted with us on tech leadership and much more.   More

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Turning Techonomy’s Work Toward Global Progress

For 2018 Techonomy turns its attention towards the UN's Sustainable Development Goals for 2030 (SDGs). We will explore how tech can advance the goals and the business case for action. Making the world better may generate $12 trillion in new business and 380 million new jobs.   More

Business Media & Marketing

Marketers Finance Fake News. Now What?

Ad tech, and the money it can bring to popular pages serving ads, sits at the center of the fake news crisis—making big brand marketers inadvertent enablers in this controversial space. A new survey shows marketers are ambivalent about what ought to change—and are reluctant to alter their own business practices.   More

Business Techonomy Events

Video Series: Short Talks with Techonomists

Join Techonomy President Josh Kampel in a series of brief video interviews with some of the most influential and outspoken business leaders. This video series highlights brief excerpts from talks backstage at Techonomy 2017.   More

Business Startup Culture Techonomy Events Video

GE’s Beth Comstock: Big Companies Must Change to Work With Startups

Beth Comstock is GE’s outgoing Vice Chair.  She has lead the 100+ year old company’s efforts to accelerate new growth through digital transformation, a post she is leaving in the new year. We spoke to her on the sidelines of our recent Techonomy 2017 conference. Comstock operates GE Business Innovations, which develops new businesses, markets, […]   More

Business Global Tech Internet of Things Techonomy Events Video

Ericsson’s Ulf Ewaldsson: Intelligent Devices Are Driving Carriers’ Digital Transformation

Ulf Ewaldsson is Ericsson’s Senior Vice President and Head of Business Area Digital Services. He has more than 20 years of experience in product management, industry development, and customer relations, which has taken him to leadership positions at Ericsson in China, Japan, Hungary and Sweden. Ewaldsson says as devices need to become more intelligent, networks […]   More

Business Techonomy Events Video

Accenture’s Marc Carrel-Billiard: The Enterprise, Not Consumers, Will Drive the VR Market

A 20-year veteran of Accenture, Marc has seen it all and now is seeing it in extended reality. He served as the global lead for emerging technology, working across several cutting-edge areas of IT including voice recognition, knowledge-based systems, and neural networks. Marc predicts a shift in the VR market, from one driven by consumer applications, […]   More

Analytics & Data Business Security & Privacy

Lessons from Equifax: Don’t Delegate the Bits and Bytes

Executives must start to hold themselves accountable for the safety and soundness of their software—and that starts with the simple acknowledgement that in many cases, the biggest risk they are managing is their own ignorance.   More

Business Innovation Startup Culture Techonomy Events

John Chambers: Make Every State a Startup State

In a fiery discussion at Techonomy 2017, Cisco executive chairman John Chambers warned that the United States had lost its innovative edge to other nations and called for a national digital agenda.   More

Business Community Insights Innovation

Digital Transformation Means Changing the Entire Enterprise

Executives who want to transform their companies into digital ones may be looking at acquisitions like Amazon purchase of Whole Foods with envy. But first they should consider their access to data and how digitally-savvy their leadership is.   More

Business Community Insights Managing

Instant Enterprises and Techonomic Leadership: Is your Organization Ready?

Two-thirds of U.S. CEOs believe the next 36 months will be more critical than the previous 50 years. More than half of the Fortune 500 has been wiped out since 2000. We need a new kind of "techonomic" leadership. But to get there, training needs to become more about systems than than just better-trained people.   More

Business From the Magazine Innovation

Big Companies are Learning to Work with Small Ones (But It’s Not Easy)

Big established companies are acquiring, investing in, or partnering with startups in record numbers. But how can incumbents do it right, moving quickly and learning from their smaller brethren? General Motors and Banco Santander are among those finding success.
(From the latest Techonomy magazine)   More

Business Opinion

Zuckerberg is Changing—Can Facebook Catch Up?

Building communities is hard. Mark Zuckerberg now wants Facebook to deliberately do more of it and to "bring the world closer together." But Yatish Rajawat of India's LocalCircles has actually been managing online purpose-based communities, and learned difficult lessons in the process. Is Facebook really ready to follow its leader?   More