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Community Insights Design Innovation

Want Innovation? Elevate Design and Engineering

For too long, companies have treated design and engineering as distinct disciplines. One executive explains why it’s time for that to change.   More

Community Insights Innovation Jobs

If We Survive, Human Work Will Be Endless

Prevailing wisdom presumes robots will threaten human labor. But if we survive global extinction, we could emerge into a world of endless jobs, focused on art, health, and love.   More

Community Insights Innovation Security & Privacy

3 Urgent Principles for Future-Proofing Infrastructure

Improving America’s physical and digital infrastructure must be treated as a matter of national security, writes Cisco’s former chairman and CEO.   More

Community Insights Net Giants Security & Privacy

Why Facebook’s New Privacy Cop Will Fail

The world’s largest social media company must have an independent monitor, as a result of a federal privacy settlement. But the monitor will lack the authority to have meaningful impact, argues the Dean of Global Business at Tufts.   More

Community Insights Security & Privacy Tech & Society

The App Economy Has a Problem With Strangers

The author explains why tech companies have an urgent responsibility to create tools to protect consumer safety.   More

Artificial Intelligence Community Insights

Four Reasons Most Service Robots Fail

So far service robots have seldom succeeded in business and our homes. There is still a mismatch between what robots can do and what we need and expect them to do.   More

Business Community Insights

Why Blockchain Still Matters

Blockchain will have a huge impact on our lives—and business. The author, a tech expert, punctures some popular misperceptions about blockchain.   More

5G Community Insights International Affairs

Facing the Huawei Threat

The authors explain why the U.S. must work thoughtfully with allies to build alternatives to Chinese-manufactured—and -financed—communications equipment.   More

Community Insights Net Giants Opinion

Kirkpatrick Critiques Facebook on Keen’s Podcast

On his podcast Keen on Democracy, Andrew Keen entitles his interview with Techonomy's founder "Why David Kirkpatrick Turned on Facebook." Whether he did is debatable, but Kirkpatrick does not mince words here.   More

Artificial Intelligence Community Insights E-Commerce

AI is Shrinking the World—and Driving Business

Artificial intelligence is helping small- and mid-sized businesses compete more effectively, and globally, writes eBay's chief strategy officer.   More

Business Community Insights Leadership

How to Manage Power at the Top

Learning to use power for good is a noble, delicate endeavor – one of the most inspiring journeys we can take as humans. Here are a few things to consider.   More

Community Insights Government Net Giants

Congress Must Go Further to Rein In Big Tech

The unchecked power of tech giants works against society's interests. Congress has made a welcome start, but has much more to do to evaluate and regulate the real and potential harms these companies cause.   More

Community Insights Tech & Society

Big Data Isn’t Removing Tech’s Bias. It’s Worsening Social Problems.

Collecting more data doesn’t actually improve diversity, fairness and justice. It increases how much people are surveilled by poorly regulated tech companies.   More

Business Community Insights

To Advance Humanity, We Must Retool Tech

A Duke University business professor explains how – and why—it’s time to reform tech.   More

Community Insights From the Magazine Tech & Society

Tech Workers are Rising Up. The Industry Must Change.

The tech industry faces growing pressure to prioritize people over profits. Much of the scrutiny comes from the emerging tech worker movement.   More

Community Insights

Business Growth is Actually Good for People. Here’s Why.

This entrepreneur disagrees with anti-growth comments "Team Human" author Douglas Rushkoff made at our NY conference. Here, Reisman argues that we cannot and should not stop growing.   More

Community Insights Cryptocurrency

A New Dawn from a Trust-less Web

One of the world’s top blockchain engineers explains how the London-based company she runs, Parity Technologies, aims to bring trust back to the internet.   More

Analytics & Data Community Insights Tech & Society

How to Manage — and Remove — Bias in AI

We have a tremendous opportunity to design fairness and transparency into our decision-making systems.   More

Community Insights Sustainable Development Goals

How Social Design is Helping Build the ‘Internet for Everyone’ in Africa

A small company in Nairobi, Kenya is succeeding where giant technology companies have failed. It is connecting rural Africa to the internet. The key is a different approach to design.   More

Community Insights Net Giants Opinion Security & Privacy

A Zucker-Wolf in Privacy-Sheep’s Clothing

Despite his supposedly "Privacy-Focused Vision," it seems clear that Zuckerberg will not voluntarily go where he must. So we must force him to make needed changes in the core Facebook business model, one way or another.   More