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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

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

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

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

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

Business Community Insights

The Confusing Post-Virus Future of Global Supply Chains

Global supply chains may radically realign following this painfully destabilizing episode. Companies are already moving production out of China, and next they may move away from those pesky, disease-prone people.   More

Community Insights Opinion

The World Wide Pause

Coronavirus is putting our world on pause, writes this normally peripatetic conference-goer. Amidst the inconvenience, she finds inspiration for embracing the slowdown from, of all things, the Grateful Dead.   More

Business Community Insights The Future of Work

Workers Want Real Corporate Social Responsibility. Not Greenwashing.

The emerging workforce is particularly discerning, and principled, so companies should carefully build credible social impact programs—and explain the rationale.   More

Community Insights Opinion The Future of Work

Tech Boosts Corporate Profits. What’s It Doing for Workers?

Technology is expanding opportunities for many consumers, but it’s also raising dangerously complicated issues for workers. The author outlines specific things we must do to protect—and empower—people in the workplace.   More

Business Community Insights Healthcare

China Leapfrogs Healthcare Access

In China, people live on smartphones, enabling the healthcare system to morph and expand. Sanofi CEO Paul Hudson just got back from China. Here he shares the "stunning" digital healthcare changes he saw there.   More

Business Community Insights Food Innovation

Why I’m Making a Big Bet on Sustainable Food

The venture capitalist and Cisco's former CEO makes the case for investing in an industry that's projected to grow sharply in the next year.   More

Business Community Insights Innovation

How Should Business and Tech Reset + Restore Itself?

We asked some of our community’s smartest minds – including some of the people who'll be at our next retreat – to answer this big, complicated question. Here’s some of what we found.   More

Community Insights Tech Addiction The Internet

In College, I Unplugged from Social Media. Here’s What I Learned.

A University of North Carolina student ditches social media--and comes to interesting conclusions about living, and learning.   More

Community Insights Inclusion Innovation

How to Fix Tech’s–and Venture Capital’s–Diversity Problem

An innovation executive explains how--and why--we should be as diligent about fixing tech's diversity/inclusion problems as we are in triaging failing products.   More

Community Insights Cryptocurrency Innovation

What’s Holding Back Cryptocurrencies?

Technology goes through four steps on the path to adoption: innovation, the entrance of risk takers, rejection by the establishment, and the eventual distribution of trust. Here’s how this framework applies to cryptocurrencies.   More

Community Insights Innovation

What Past Innovations Can Teach Us About the Future

Historical sources provide clues and insights into how to understand the socio-technical systems of today, and tomorrow.   More

Business Community Insights

Venture Capital 2.0: This Time, is it Different?

The author—a Columbia University Business School professor—questions the assumptions behind many venture capital investments, and argues that many of the sector’s practices must be reconsidered.   More

Community Insights Techonomy Events

Why I Keep Coming Back to Techonomy’s Conferences

A tech executive explains how being at the right conference--at the right time--can be the route to building powerful relationships.   More

Community Insights Innovation Leadership

The Keys to Managing Business Inflection Points

In an excerpt from her new book, the Columbia University Business School professor shares key, actionable insights on how executives can successfully navigate disruption and change.   More