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Dr. David Agus chats with David Kirkpatrick at WEF 2017

David Kirkpatrick sits down with Dr. David Agus at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland to discuss the future of tech and healthcare.   More

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Could AI Be Society’s Secret Weapon for Growth?

David Kirkpatrick was joined by Missy Cummings, David Kenny, Brad Smith and Paul Daugherty for a panel discussion on AI at the World Economic Forum in Davos.   More

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Techonomy’s Top 5 Articles for 2016

Techonomy's five most-viewed stories included reports about our historic conversation with Mark Zuckerberg, a research psychologist's analysis of why so many White Americans support Trump, a trenchant set of predictions about VR and AR, and two of our many articles on healthcare. One explains why Singapore is becoming a digital health hub, and the other examines the rich potential of data.   More

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How Real is Virtual Reality?

Few technologies have raced through the hype cycle in such a short time as Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality. All three make digital information not just interactive, but immersive. We look at various approaches, but conclude that VR, AR and MR will likely trigger a fundamental shift in our relationship with technology.   More

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Healthcare From London to San Francisco

A conversation with Dr. Ross Breckenridge, on the shift from 20 years at the UK's National Health Service to CEO of an early-stage pharma startup.   More

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Shunee Yee at Techonomy 2016

Shunee Yee, President and CEO of CSOFT International Ltd., speaks about language and how it separates us in our current digitized age at Techonomy 2016.   More

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Marlin Page on Diversity and Inclusion in Technology

Marlin Page of Sisters Code with some "real talk" about diversity and inclusion in Technology at Techonomy 2016.   More

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A Future of Trusted Advisors: Loyalty to the customer, not customer loyalty

Similar to a wealth advisor or wellness coach/personal trainer, the trusted advisor role presents a huge growth opportunity for businesses. These advisors proactively make recommendations aligned with its customers’ best interests, to create real value for the customer. The biggest challenge for companies trying to employ and market the services of such trusted advisors? Becoming trusted.   More

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Facebook Influenced Election? Crazy Idea, Says Zuckerberg

Dismissing the idea that fake stories in Facebook's News Feed influenced the outcome of the U.S. election, Mark Zuckerberg, speaking at Techonomy16, grabbed global headlines and no breaks from tech reporters. It was by no means the only thing he discussed, but it got all the coverage.   More

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The Corporation as Technology

We think of technology as using computer science, biology or chemistry. But what if we consider the corporation itself as a kind of technology? It's possible to see the corporation as a technology for organizing labor, resources and capital towards the creation of economic and social value. So what defines a techonomic company?   More

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Why the Finance Industry is Ripe for AI Disruption

The financial sector is on the brink of an AI revolution. Data is being generated faster than any person or companies’ ability to analyze it. And industries that run on numbers and data are at risk of being overwhelmed. But this new AI platform can create simple narratives and actionable analyses.   More

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Embracing Disruption–A CEO’s View

Technology innovation is disrupting industries and enabling new business models at an accelerating pace, writes Ciena's CEO. The internet's ubiquity is converging with other trends including virtualized computing power and storage plus open source software to create a “utility platform” that facilitates rapid change in a wide range of businesses. So embrace it. The velocity of industry transformation is about to go to hyper speed.   More

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Tim O’Reilly Nails the Importance of Amazon’s Echo/Alexa

Tim O'Reilly (who is joining us at Techonomy 2016 in November) has written the best piece about Alexa yet. He doesn't just rave about the machine's astonishing capabilities, but breaks it down so we begin to understand what causes it to so romance users. It's not just the information behind it but how it prioritizes tasks and allows us to interact. It's a must-read for anyone who wants to understand where technology is going.   More

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Space: The Next Fiscal Frontier?

NASA has increasingly taken a backseat in the world of manned space exploration. While that trend may not be great for America's role in space, it has opened the door for a revolution in private sector space projects. From Elon Musk's Space X project to the rise of nanosatellites, outer space has never been so open for investment and innovation. This piece was originally published in the 2014 edition of Techonomy magazine.   More

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Visiting a Bustling Tech Incubator in Dubai

As Dubai continues its epic transformation into a global commerce hub, two entrepreneurs have set up a small piece of Silicon Valley in the UAE. Louis Lebbos and Muhammed Mekki 's AstroLabs incubator now hosts 77 different startups in an open, modern coworking office space that would be right at home on the streets of San Francisco. Its members, from places as distant as Vietnam and Kansas City, all want a piece of the emerging Middle East market.   More

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Employees Losing Faith With Companies That Don’t Get Digital

The digital future has taken the corporate world by storm, but many employees are jumping ship. A new study by MIT Sloan Management Review, in collaboration with Deloitte, finds that fully half of employees who feel their company is not digitally developing fast enough plan to leave within a year. Corporations worldwide need to get on board the digital wave or risk a massive talent drain.   More

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Billion Dollar Shave Club

A company that first gained fame with its goofy YouTube ads has now been bought for close to $1 billion, as a European consumer good giant tries to catch up with Amazon and other titans of the digital world. Dollar Shave Club's big money buyout from Unilever means good things for digital commerce startups looking to turn a nice profit.   More

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China’s Empty Incubators are a Sign of Development Run Amok

For years, the Chinese state has managed to strong arm the country’s economy through global crises by making huge investments into sectors like real estate and infrastructure. That top-down capital strategy is hitting a wall when it comes to China’s new dream: growing start-ups. Across the country, brand new innovation centers sit empty as education levels fail to meet China's demand for entrepreneurs.   More

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From Gutenberg to Zuckerberg: The Transformation of Business

Six hundred years ago, Gutenberg’s press ushered in an era of mass communication. Radio, TV, and film all broadcast a single message and make a clear distinction between broadcaster and audience. Today's digital platforms create a new world of mass collaboration, with more distributed, diverse and personalized interactions. In this “many-to-many” world, we are equally broadcaster and audience. We are all co-creators.   More

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It Takes More Than a Machine to Know You: Assistance In An Instrumented World

There’s a big gap between today's smart virtual assistants and the futuristic robot-butlers of fiction that anticipate our every need. For the foreseeable future, it will still take a human touch to understand how people assess value and solve problems creatively. Still, in the context of IoT, on-demand everything, and ubiquitous analytics, tech and humans are coming closer to jointly becoming “trusted advisors.”   More