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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

Community Insights Design Opinion

Is ALL Technology “Humane”?

It's hard to call some technologies inhumane when we make them all. Who is then responsible, in light of our common sense reaction that some innovations don't feel humane at all?   More

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