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Community Insights Media & Marketing The Pandemic

Your Pandemic-Era Business Model: Digital Dimes

If the historic Big Shift in media offers useful signposts, businesses can expect more competition, faster change, and continuous downward pressure on price. So, here are three recommendations from a recovering media executive.   More

Analytics & Data Community Insights Security & Privacy

Research Calls Into Question Our Ability to Consent to Data Collection

New research has shown that the general public’s lack of understanding about data and technology runs deeper than what our current privacy laws take into account.   More

Community Insights Innovation The Pandemic

A Silver Lining of COVID-19: Innovation Super Evolution

We’re currently seeing Super Evolution’s real-time emergence, catalyzed by COVID. It’s what happens when fetters -- of money, time, bureaucracy, and even mental models -- are removed by necessity and replaced by design, experimentation, and data feeding each other in an impressively-accelerated innovation cycle.   More

Community Insights Tech & Society The Pandemic

Understanding American Health + Wealth

Techonomy is about to embark on a new ongoing initiative: The Health + Wealth of America. This Friday at 1pm Eastern, selected experts and our community will help us decide what should be key issues over coming months.   More

Bio & Life Sciences Community Insights Global Tech

We Need a New International Organization: The Science Readiness Reserves

COVID-19 is a wake-up call for institutional renewal and reform. The only way to face the uncertainties of the future is to build more, stronger public-private partnerships, and on a global basis.   More

Community Insights Sustainable Development Goals Tech & Society

Why Don’t Nonprofits Have the Tech They Need?

When businesses imagine how they might do twice as much, or ten times as much, with the same money or people, they think about using technology. Why is it that the nonprofit sector behaves differently?   More

Community Insights Innovation Tech & Society

A Top Industry Executive On Why PCs Matter Now

While the pandemic has slowed parts of our lives down, it is also propelling us even faster to a more digital future in some interesting ways.   More

Community Insights Energy & Green Tech Sustainable Development Goals

The Hour Is Dark, But the Future Could Be Green

Let’s combine lessons from the pandemic with the momentum of the righteous protest against racial injustice to work towards a sustainable future. Industry, civil society, and people from all walks of life must ensure substantial change. CEO and stakeholder activism are essential.   More

Community Insights Net Giants

The Innovative Structure That Could Save Facebook

A misguided ideology has warped companies, economies, and societies: that the sole purpose of corporations is to maximize short-term returns to one set of stakeholders: those who have bought shares. A new model is readily available: for-benefit status.   More

Community Insights Healthcare Resilience

How Second-Order Effects Will Shape the Post COVID-19 World

As we await a vaccine that may confer widespread immunity, how successfully we collectively address the Second Order Effects of the pandemic will shape our destiny.   More

Community Insights Inclusion Video

On Racial Inequality, Discrimination, and Exclusion in Tech

We mourn the murder of George Floyd. Racial inequality, discrimination, and exclusion are major problems as well in tech and business. To help amplify voices of those working for change, here are eloquent highlights from our events.   More

Community Insights Tech & Society

The Stunningly Successful Propaganda of “Chinawood”

It feels like we are living inside a movie with an unclear ending. Who will win and how will we know?  Who are the good guys and the bad guys? What should we do? The gigantic issues of tension and conflict are many: Covid-19, communism vs. capitalism, censorship vs. freedom, disinformation vs. truth.  This movie, […]   More

Community Insights Healthcare Media & Marketing

Andreessen Says “It’s time to build”: We Need Advertising to Help Us Get There

This past weekend, venture capitalist Marc Andreessen published “It’s time to build”, a short essay calling for fixing what he sees at the root of America’s poor preparation and handling of the coronavirus pandemic and creating an even greater country.   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

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