Community Insights Manufacturing Society

Supply Chain Gaps Can Make the Case for Blockchain

Despite the popular hype surrounding blockchain, it will likely be the humble blocking and tackling of supply chain management that proves the technology’s value to business. Tradeshift's Christopher Jablonski covers blockchain's potential benefit to business.   More

Bio & Life Sciences Community Insights

Why Science Wants to Sequence Your Dog

A citizen scientist project allows dog owners to contribute to the understanding of canine genetics, shedding light on the genetics and evolution of many related species. Further scientific understanding of the habits of mountain lions are underway and critical to the development of the species.   More

Community Insights Jobs

Will Bots Take Our Jobs? Yes and No.

Technological and managerial skills will soon be more in demand at the cost of physical and routine work. While American productivity has increased since the 1950s, policy leaders and corporations will have to address issues like retraining and education overhaul to continue this trend.   More

Community Insights Healthcare Innovation

Healthcare Innovators Need the Establishment

The tech world is often quick to dismiss "traditional" healthcare as slow. But to push the sorely needed transformation within healthcare, technology players and today's healthcare stakeholders will have to collaborate.   More

Community Insights

Why White Americans Voted for Trump – A Research Psychologist’s Analysis

A research psychologist takes on the question of what motivated white Trump voters and concludes: It's complicated. Economic anxiety may be a marker but alone does not account for what he sees as a unique psychological profile that distinguishes white Trump voters.   More

Community Insights

Can the Drone Revolution Take Off in 2018?

The drone ecosystem needs more regulation to thrive, not less, says AirMap CEO Ben Marcus. Governments have to do better at working with business. Meanwhile, industries including construction, insurance, real estate, and retail are starting to embrace drones, which could make society work quite differently over time.   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

Community Insights Techonomy Events

The Next Generation of Leadership Weighs In

To bring a fresh perspective to Techonomy 2017, we invited four high school students to attend the event and share their impressions.   More

Community Insights Techonomy Events

Using AI for Good at Techonomy 2017

Recently, I had the opportunity to attend Techonomy as an alum of AI4ALL. The focus of conference was the “convergence of man and machine” with the specific goal of “[exploring] how technology can be used to accelerate progress toward achieving the UN sustainable goals” and encouraging more equity around the world to prevent global instability.   More

Community Insights Innovation Techonomy Events

The Future is Now

At Techonomy 2017, a humble group of high school students are awed to hear that the future is now: speaking to machines, telepathy, mind-controlled artificial limbs, and high-tech food production are no longer restricted to science fiction and are currently being developed in actuality at research labs or tech companies. Their inventors—scientists and entrepreneurs—presented their […]   More

Community Insights Healthcare Techonomy Events

Intersection of Tech and Healthcare at Techonomy 2017

Nathan, a man living with paralysis, had the opportunity to shake hands with President Obama; using a robotic arm, Nathan could actually feel the handshake. As Justin Sanchez of DARPA explained on November 5 at Techonomy 2017, this marvelous feat was enabled by brain-machine interfaces, a manifestation of the fascinating connection between technology and neuroscience. […]   More

Community Insights Techonomy Events

Technology: Connector or Isolator?

Over a week out from attending Techonomy, and the main theme is still resonating with me: the convergence of man and machine. What happens at this intersection is something that will only increase in importance, so I was glad to have the opportunity to learn more about it at this conference. Being only recently introduced […]   More

Community Insights Global Tech Innovation

China is No Longer a Technology Copycat or Underdog

Kevin Zhou grew up in China and came to the US in 2009 to study. He's now a seasoned tech journalist who travels between the US and China and works to explain the different tech cultures to one another. He sees China as having moved into a decisive new stage as a champion of innovation, and says the tech competition between the two countries has changed completely.   More

Analytics & Data Community Insights Society

Procurement That Saves Money, and Even Lives

More companies seek a tighter grip on their supply chains, and not just to better marshal resources and spending. Once you digitize your supply chain you gain visibility into how suppliers manage critical social issues like labor treatment and environmental compliance. And you can drive ethical behavior through the procurement office. That's deeply gratifying to purpose-driven executives.   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

Community Insights Healthcare Society

Why Millennials Will Transform Healthcare

Millennials want everything at the tip of their smartphone-clutching fingers, and care a lot about healthcare (along with Gen X). Their preferences are driving fundamental changes in health and medicine. As the industry increasingly caters to them, the fruits of a more efficient system will come to everyone. The new digital healthcare also must factor in mental health, stress, anxiety, sleep, and fitness.   More

Community Insights International Affairs

Building a Platform to Help Us All Rise Together

The global community faces challenges on a massive scale, but the Sustainable Development Goals were developed to marshal all the world's energies to address them. What we need now is a common platform to aggregate efforts and share knowledge as we work toward the 2030 goals. We're making progress but we have to accelerate it.   More

Analytics & Data Community Insights

Is Crypto-Token Mania the Beginning of a New Economy?

Initial Coin Offerings or ICOs are a new and radical way to raise money for companies and blockchain-based financial systems. And the method is exploding. Tezos recently raised a stunning $232 million, and eight times more money this year has already been raised than in all of 2016. So what is it? Where is the money going? And what does it all mean?   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 Community Insights Security & Privacy

Delaware Drives Blockchain Innovation

Delaware is the corporate home to the biggest tech companies and many others in the Fortune 500, but it wants to continue to innovate in the services and tools that it offers companies. So the state is breaking new ground in regulation by facilitating the use of blockchain technology for record keeping and other purposes. On August 1st, the state's initial blockchain law goes into effect.   More